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Scosche Double Din Install Video

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by azTRD, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Feb 16, 2010 at 1:59 PM
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    azTRD

    azTRD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I know a lot of people on this forum talk down on the Scosche dash kits... I was one of them. However, I also discovered that I initially installed the kit incorrectly. Now that it's installed right, I think this is a SOLID kit for people wanting to install an after market radio.

    I chose to go with this kit because I'm not a fan of the texture on the Metra kit. My biggest complaint with the Scosche kit is that the color isn't 'exactly' the same as the silver surrounding the air vents... I'm not sure why the color is off.

    Anyway, I decided to make this video the other night in hopes to clarify any installation issues anyone might have with this kit... it's a little dark (I was in my garage at night) so the video quality isn't great, but hopefully you get the idea on how to properly install one of these kits.

    You can view the video here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUf9vVYg9jI
     
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  2. Feb 16, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    uood8

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    i just used my metal brackets from the factory unit, installed my double din first and then popped the dash kit in. Fits perfect, headunit doesn't move an inch.
     
  3. Feb 16, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    azTRD

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    Having the ability to use the factory metal brackets depends on which radio you install. I couldn't use the metal brackets because the bolting patterns were off from where I needed to mount them on my radio. The point of this video is to show that the plastic brackets are fine and work very well when installed correctly.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    I just attached my new HU into the scosche kit using the instructions on the video and I agree it feels very snug. I'll try to post an update about how it performs on the road once the install is complete.
     
  5. Feb 21, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    Great video bro, thanks!
     
  6. Feb 23, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    I've been driving around with new HU and Scosche kit and haven't had a single rattle or noticed any movement, including a 3-hour trip today. No problems or complaints with the Scosche kit here.
     
  7. Feb 25, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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    BradleyJ33

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    I installed the Scosche with my Pioneer Avic Z110BT and it's rock solid. No movement or vibrations at all, plus it looks great! I had the metra first and didn't like the way it fit, especially with the clock and hazard switch. The Scosche kit looks like it came from the factory this way. :thumbsup:
     
  8. Jun 28, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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    how can people use the metal brackets when you have to us the plastic one so that it can lock in place with the h/u dash kit. If not it wont connect to it and be free floating
     
  9. Jun 28, 2011 at 9:07 AM
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    It will for sure be free floating. When I originally installed mine without snapping in the side brackets it was free floating and never lined up correctly in terms of coming through the opening straight... so I'm 'guessing' that using the metal brackets would be similar.

    Mine has been rock solid with the plastic brackets.
     
  10. Jun 28, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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    any squeak with the plastic one or cracking noises?
     
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    Video gone? :(
     
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    I know this is really old, but can someone explain how to get the sides to snap into the front section? I can only get one side it. I think my screen is 1/16th too wide.

    Are you suppose to attach the brackets and slide the unit into the front piece then put everything into the dash?
     
  14. Feb 26, 2016 at 1:48 PM
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    I'm also disappointed. Just spent almost $400 with Crutchfield. The metra trim kit is flat black and doesnt fit the face of my new double din deck. Its at least 1/8" of an inch too big. I installed it anyways with the crappy brackets. It works, but the backup camera, dvd, and usb still dont. I have a mile of wires and a ton of connections. I've done this many times.. This time it was wasted time.
     
  15. Feb 27, 2016 at 8:22 PM
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    I had a tuff time trying to make the Metra kit fit properly. After messing with it for over an hour, decided to scrap it in favor of the scosche kit. New kit took about 10 min to install with a perfect fit. Figures why crutchfield includes the Metra kit free w/ a head unit purchase, its garbage.
     
  16. Jun 20, 2016 at 2:08 PM
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    My scosche kit will not line up right with my Pioneer double din. No matter what I have to force it and even then there is still a gap on the sides where it should fit flush with the panel with the vents. Any suggestions? I'm so tired of constantly messing with it to fix it.
     
  17. Jun 21, 2016 at 8:44 AM
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    I finally got mine to sit perfectly. Snap one side together and then slide that onto the radio and snap the other piece on. Should work then
     
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