Originally Posted by t-frax
thats a nice looking radio. thats what i was thinging about the flip ones, that it could break and it won't flip out. was it an easy install? i read a thread with a write up on this using wire adapters so you don't have to splice the factory wiring harness. is that what you used? also did you get your replace dash cover at crutchfield?
I purchased the radio and dash kit off of ebay
. Crutchfield was pretty expensive on this unit, they sell it for $699, I purchased it for about $520 shipped. The dash kit cost me around $25 and included the wiring harness. The stereo is extremely easy to install, you just pop off the silver piece below the radio (heater / air control surround) and you will see four 10 mm screws. Just remove those screws and the radio comes out (pull kind of hard since it is still snapped in). Remove the yellow clips from the radio and put them on the new dash kit. Unplug the radio, plug it into the new wiring harnesses that you already connected to the radio harness, then just mount the radio, clip in the dash kit, snap the air control bezel back in and you are done.
The install should only take 20 - 30 minutes if you have already connected the new wire harness to your new radio harness which only takes about five minutes. If you decide to add sirius or an ipod adaptor that is pretty easy as well. The toughest part of my install was that I added the converter so I could continue to use my steering wheel controls. That part was a little tricky since it was my first time using one.