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WHY WON'T THIS FIT!!! help

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by MGMTaco23, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Apr 4, 2012 at 8:17 PM
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    MGMTaco23

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    I just got this new Pioneer HU today. After a complete install the Metra dash kit doesn't fit by a long shot (HU is sitting lower then the opening will allow)

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    Excuse the horrible iPhone photos. PLEASE HELP. Is the solution the Scosche kit?
     
  2. Apr 4, 2012 at 11:05 PM
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  3. Apr 4, 2012 at 11:42 PM
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    Dumb question, but any chance it's in upside down? Have you tried to put the face on?
     
  4. Apr 4, 2012 at 11:53 PM
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    Question. Is the bracket (what the HU is attached to) the one that came with the kit? Mine came with a plastic bracket set that not only attached to the HU but also attached to the plastic surround.
     
  5. Apr 5, 2012 at 1:35 AM
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    MGMTaco23

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    It's right side up.

    I used the factory metal brackets that were attached to the JBL stereo. Am I using the wrong brackets?
     
  6. Apr 5, 2012 at 1:38 AM
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    That's what she said?..
     
  7. Apr 5, 2012 at 1:43 AM
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    Are there any other holes in the side of your new h/u that correspond with the holes in the factory brackets that would allow the h/u to sit higher?
     
  8. Apr 5, 2012 at 1:53 AM
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    Do the instructions say to use the factory HU bracket?
     
  9. Apr 5, 2012 at 2:32 AM
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    make your own brackets?
     
  10. Apr 5, 2012 at 5:04 AM
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    What does it look like with the face on and the trip piece installed?
     
  11. Apr 5, 2012 at 5:07 AM
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    get some cardboard and a little paint and cut and glue
     
  12. Apr 5, 2012 at 5:26 AM
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    The JBL system is unique and I don't think the brackets fit other systems. You have to get new brackets (that usually come with the new HU and face place).
     
  13. Apr 5, 2012 at 6:43 AM
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    Drill new holes in the stock metal bracket.
     
  14. Apr 5, 2012 at 6:53 AM
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    I had issues with this dash kit when installing my Kenwood DNX8120.

    The bottom left corner never clipped in properly, it interferred with the tilt screen option and the hazard button would rub and get stuck.

    I fianlly got fed up and swapped it for a Scosche Kit....worked like a charm.

    Good luck!
     
  15. Apr 5, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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    There are other holes but the factory brackets (which the metra kit says to use) only can go in on one way. There are three little guiders that also fit perfectly with the holes to screw onto the new HU. Pretty Sure I have that part of the install correctly.

    Yes they do

    I'll get some pics up soon.

    Thanks. I'm also swapping for the scosche kit. Hopefully everything goes smoothly. The unit is sitting in the dash now free hanging without any dash kit and everything works perfectly. It's an awesome unit.
     
  16. Apr 6, 2012 at 9:46 PM
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    Here's the trick with the metra don't screw it down yet put the silver trim on and while holding and pushing ur unit up screw in the first two 10 mm bolts and then test fit like if ur unit opens and close etc etc and then keep holding and pushing up screw in the last two they will give a fight but it works...
     
  17. Apr 6, 2012 at 9:56 PM
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    This is what I had to do with the scoshe kit.
     
  18. Apr 7, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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    Really I just installed a scosche in a customer taco and it was extremely easy
     
  19. Apr 9, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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    Ended up with the Scosche kit and it worked perfectly :thumbsup:

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    Also installed the MicroBypass to over ride the parking brake. Works just as they say with no switch and extremely easy to install.

    Thanks TW :bowdown:
     
  20. Apr 9, 2012 at 4:48 PM
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    Rock and roll man. Looks great!
     
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