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  • Double DIN and Single DIN dash.

    Hello all,
    I was wondering what type of radio dash fits my car. I have a 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue and I want to install a touch screen radio deck in it. I need to know if it is 1 or 2 DIN. I don't know how to tell or what that means so any help would be greatly appreciated. I posted a picture below of my dash unit and was wondering if you could tell me whether it was a 1 or 2 DIN. I want to install it myself too is that possible?

    Thanks,
    Drew

  • #2
    The radio (the top bit) looks like a double din. The bottom, which looks like A/C controls looks like a single din.

    here is some more info on DIN slots. link

    It shouldn't be that hard to fit yourself. I am not sure if your car has a propriatary audio system that may make it a little more difficult. Someone with the same car as you may be able to shed some more light.
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    • #3
      Ok thank you for the help. I am going to get a double DIn

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      • #4
        i have a double din dash but i was wondering if i could install a single din instead? What would i need to do that.


        drew

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        • #5
          You'll need a metra or other type conversion kit.

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          • #6
            I would like to install it by myself too. Would i be able to do that with the conversion kit?

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            • #7
              Oh yea, they're fairly easy to install. If you go to http://www.metraonline.com/fit.aspx you can input your vehicle information and you can view the instructions.

              More often than not, taking the dash apart is the hardest part.

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              • #8
                So i can fit a single din dash in my double din slot is what this means? Will it still look good?
                thanks for all the input btw

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                • #9
                  I installed one in my wife's car last year, it looks fine.

                  Here's an example install:


                  That's in an 05' Xterra.

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                  • #10
                    i think 2-din will fit, but if you would like to install 1-din, you need a mounting kit.

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                    • #11
                      In either case, single/double din, you will need an appropriate dash kit. In some cases, the manufactures of the dash kits for that car, like metra part #99-2003, they have both solutions for single din or double din within the same packaging. And can be picked up at your local shop or bestbuy
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                      • #12
                        do they make a dash kit for a 2 din that will fit a 1 din and a 1/2 din in it

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                        • #13
                          Thats not a 2 din radio. Its a factory specific 1.5 din. They suck for installing radios as you have to get a 1 din or fabricate a bracket for a 2 din

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