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  • How Big is your DIN

    Ok,

    Although the majority of all auto manufactures use a common DIN size for the internal chassis the size of the bezel seems to vary from car to car.

    In an attempt to collect the most common "Face Plate" sizes please measure the width and height of your face plate (depth too if you can), either OEM or after market.

    For example if you have an after market dash bezel (like Metra or other) measure the opening of that. If you have an aftermarket stereo/display measure the size of that...

    Also please post the make and model of your car.
    Sailin
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  • #2
    I'll probably end up being hated for this, but .... what purpose would this serve?

    The standardization of using the various DIN sizes is what helps out a consumer, and there's various resources that have a list of what DIN size fits in what car. Knowing the DIN size of a car about to be purchased is useful if there's a particular head unit you want to use on a future car, or if you want to move equipment from one car to another. As long as the DIN size is equivilant, you're good to go regardless of the "face plate".

    However, knowing the "face plate" dimensions of other cars but your own .... I can't see the benefit? I mean, I can measure my cars' and then work from that for what I want. But rarely would I imagine, "I know a xxxxxx car has an extra 3 inches above the DIN opening, so if I had that car I could do this." I'm more interested in what I have in front of me.

    I can see that knowing if a 7" or 8" or 10.4" LCD screen will fit in the "face plate" area of a car as being usefull.... and there's already a great resource for that. The worklog / completed projects forum. Tons of examples, and although it's not every car it's a good deal. Besides, as well...... most people here MAKE the size of LCD they want fit.

    Just being honest... perhaps there IS a reason, but I just don't see the benefit.

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    • #3
      Actually there is a reason.

      I'm designing a dual din chassis with a monitor and want to get a feel for what sizes each dash will allow beyond the chassis dimensions (which is what the DIN defines).

      Why should you care about measuring it?
      The more input I get the better the display will fit within your car...
      Sailin
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      Planning.......[--------x-] 90%
      Parts..........[------x---] 70%
      Fabrication....[----x-----] 50%
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      • #4
        <shrug> Ok more power to ya then on your quest.

        If I was designing a dual din chassis, personally I would want to stick to the limits of what dual din provides to make sure that my device is compatible with as many cars (read: customers) as possible. Then again, I don't design things like that so I'm outta my leauge here.

        BTW -- no hard feelings, so some resources for ya so hopefully more then one of these could make it to market

        http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/gene...-slot-dvd.html

        http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/user...en-making.html

        http://store.mp3car.com/Subaru_WRX_b..._p/dsh-013.htm
        (can be used on other vehicles)

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        • #5
          I've been following those threads closely, they seam to have the same goal as me (To create a 2-din in-dash unit) and for the sake of this community I hope they all make it to market.
          I've also looked into the WRX one which uses the lilli's but because it won't fit my car (as well as many others), I decided to create one that would work just like any major after market head unit.

          Some after market units are 184mm X 104mm and others are 180mm X 100mm and some are 175mm X 97mm. I'm trying to find out which is the most common.

          I would like to initially have a basic unit with high in-car visibility (bright and low glare) with more advanced units to follow. And the target price for the "basic" unit is between $400 - $500 or about the price one would expect to pay for a separate display and chassis.

          See my similar thread;
          http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/gene...ch-screen.html

          Thanks for you input, as any input/criticism is always welcome.
          Sailin
          ________________________________________
          CarPC Status:
          Planning.......[--------x-] 90%
          Parts..........[------x---] 70%
          Fabrication....[----x-----] 50%
          ________________________________________

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