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Aftermarket Headunit Install Kit Issue

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by PatheticJoe, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. Feb 16, 2008 at 1:44 PM
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    PatheticJoe

    PatheticJoe [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I installed my Crutchfield headunit kit almost a year ago but yesterday I used my hazard lights for the first time and once the switch was pressed in it got stuck under the edge of the kit. I had to drive all the way home with my hazards on like a moron till I could get a knife and pry it out. The kit fit really well when I installed it and haven't had any other issues but it may be something to consider and worth going w/ the Scosche kit instead, even though Crutchfields is free with the deck. I put a knife in the truck in case this happens again but it sucks that the fit isn't better.
     
  2. Feb 17, 2008 at 6:43 AM
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    JKarp

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    I noticed mine stuck a little bit when I did a test-fit on the install and took an exacto knife to it to widen the hole slightly.
     
  3. Feb 17, 2008 at 7:00 AM
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    007Tacoma

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    I had the same problem with the Crutchfield kit. I got ticked off and hit it. It came undone. Problem solved (temporarily). :rolleyes:

    I will take an exacto knife to it later.

    The two reasons that I didn't go with the Sosche kit: I didn't want a silver dash and I wanted to be able to go from single DIN to double DIN without buying another kit.
     
  4. Feb 17, 2008 at 9:54 AM
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    PatheticJoe

    PatheticJoe [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like the X-acto knife is the way to go. I doubt I'll take it apart just to fix this but if I have to get into my dash for something else down the road I'll try to remember to do this. I also prefer the flexibility (Single or Double DIN) and color of the Crutchfield kit and who knows maybe the Scosche kit requires some knife modification as well.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2008 at 12:01 PM
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    RacingRosey

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    Add me to the list.

    I was just saying 'thanks' to a guy who let me over on a highway trip... good think I had a little knife in the console :)
     
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