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Double din dash kit

Hopefully they finally made one. I just ordered this and I'll let you all know if it works right. My plans are a double din kenwood with gps. This kit comes with the upper trim piece too.
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Can the stock backup camera be used with the replacement radio?

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Not sure but I may be going with this kenwood.
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Not sure but I may be going with this kenwood.

http://www.qualitymobilevideo.com/dnx573s.html

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That's the radio I went with in my econoline. I really loved it, sad to sell it with the van. It's what I will try to add to my transit when it gets here. I'll be watching your radio posts. Please do a write up and share it.

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Thanks for the info hammerhome. I'll def post pics and info when I get it. Been super busy with work so it may be a while. Heck, I still have the single din dash piece I ordered from ford when I bought my van and still haven't used it lol.
I have been waiting patiently for this piece to come out. Fingers crossed.

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Well just a quick update. Got an email today from the place I ordered the dash kit from and said Metra doesn't have them out yet. They said could be a couple weeks tho. I'm also wondering that even though it is a double din piece, will I have enough room behind the dash to fit a double din?

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Jam7, did you receive your kit yet? I am curious to how this works out as well. Especially after reading some of the other older threads that were talking about a double din install not being possible.
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The Southeast Sales Rep for Metra is an old friend of mine. I am trying to get into contact with him to answer some of these questions. I have many of the same questions, as well as how to handle the backup camera screen.

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Question Location for installing a radio

Having NO expertise in radio's, I have a question to ask.

I have looked at the on-line picture of the Metra replacement for the OEM radio.

Take a look at my previously posted picture of the area under the center console shroud, Thread included below. It appears the area beneath the metal shelf (under the cupholder area) has nothing below it, possibly due to the plastic shelf area in the shroud, just above the floor.

If my presumption is correct, couldn't a premium radio of any size, be mounted under that metal shelf (and attached to it) by cutting a hole in the shroud above the plastic floor shelf? And having the face plate mounted even with the front of the upper cupholder area?

I know some of you have installed radios for a living, previously, and some of you are very talented DIY'ers, what do you think? Just drop the wiring down and connect.
That would put a radio in easy reach of driver and passenger and somewhat out of view of those on the outside looking in.

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OEM center console, what's underneath?
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Yes it would be quite easy to do but seeing the display may be the issue. You'd be almost directly above it. I know with seat all the way back I can't see that pocket but directly under the shelf might be an option.

The good thing about that is you can leave the original radio and even keep it powered up for clock and the plastic below would be easy to find and replace if you ever wanted to sell it.

A wiring harness could be extended like you said and be connected. If you're moving into the rear you may rip off buttons trying to slide by it but you could just be careful.

I may do this myself. Good idea. I'm gonna add a subwoofer when I get off my lazy behind. That would make it easier with an aftermarket unit.

The angle of the plastic might be an issue but if you mount it good it will be fine.
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