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Thread: Convert my 1.5DIN to 2DIN Stereo Opening In My 99 Tahoe?

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    I just used simple backstrap ( usually a piece provided with a new radio ) bent it into an L shape, and screwed it in. the bezel just pops off, no screws.

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    Just work your way around the bezel pulling a little at a time. It also helps to put the steering wheel all the way down, to avoid ripping the emergency flasher switch off the column.
    Play with it, 'til it's broke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindsaymaisel View Post
    What type of harness or bracket did you use to secure it in? I just got a used 98 Tahoe and want to put a 2 din in. It currently has a aftermarket 1 din in there, and I want to pull it out and put the big new one in. How did you secure it in there? Also, I'm sure a dumb question, but how do you take the bezel out? Where are the screws etc.??

    Thank you SO much.
    As mentioned above, and something I overlooked, the 98 and 99 are likely very different from the 01 and up dashes so what I did will likely not apply to this type of install. During the early 0x's, they changed from 1.5 DIN to 2 DIN and when they did they only made very small changes in the dash and bezel. The double DIN bezels will fit on the 1.5 DIN dash with some minor issues but for the most part is a pop in replacement. The bezels just pop out, there are no screws holding them in.

    Jay

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    i have an 01 Yukon XL I am looking to put in double din. If you have an extra cage i'll buy it off of you

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    Quote Originally Posted by yurboyb View Post
    I just used simple backstrap ( usually a piece provided with a new radio ) bent it into an L shape, and screwed it in. the bezel just pops off, no screws.
    Do you have any pictures of that? Where do I screw it into? So did you use no harness whatsoever? I'm having a hard time picturing it in my head as being secured?!?!


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    I have a 2000 chevy tahoe and i am trying ot place a dd stereo in. I cant find the mount. Do you still have a na extra one?

    Quote Originally Posted by creaseguard View Post
    There's an easier way without having to hack apart the bezel and gives a pretty nice finish. I did this very project in my 2001 Silverado.

    Now, the big key is finding a radio bracket from a 2003 and up (till 2007 I think before they were changed) that is made for a double DIN radio. Problem is you can't go out and buy one because it's sold as part of the dash. You have to find someone with one or go to a junkyard and get one. I managed to do both and ended up with a spare (if anyone needs one). You have to punch out a rivet that holds the bracket in to get the frame out. The double din frame then drops into place and you have to rivet/secure it back into place...not hard to do. The AC controls have to be moved down just a tad, easy to do with some spacers I got at Home Depot. Finally, you go to the chevy dealer and order a bezel trim ring for a 2003 (they are very similar) and it pops into place.

    Jay

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    This is a pretty old thread but I haven't seen anyone else post up pics yet, so in case anyone else is digging through these threads looking for the answer... here ya go:

    This is the cage from an '03+ model truck in an '02 truck, it's been trimmed to fit and use all four OEM screw holes:


    These are the pieces you need to cut off:

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    So, you guys saying that 2003 Silverado 1500 2 din dash would fit into 2002 Silverado 1500 1.5 din dash?
    Because this would solve so many problems for me. Don't want to spend $100 and then to find out it didn't work.
    Also, has anyone tried using this Overhead Console to move the A/C and heat controllers? This way it would open open up the whole bezel.
    Last edited by dynamok; 02-03-2013 at 06:27 PM.

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