I got the bezel from an '05 Special Edition. It's built to hold a double-din sized honda head unit. When I took out my stock '01 LX bezel, the internal and external opening dimensions were the same as the '05. Only difference was the '05 external opening is rounded...my '01 had edges that I think are designed to hold the "adapter" that fits a single DIN head and the small pocket below it.Originally Posted by monkeyBox
Either bezel holds a 7" lilliput relatively well without enlarging the opening. I did, however, have to cut the back side of the bezel and I wasn't able to retain the lilliputs front-panel buttons (look back in my worklog to see the details of what I cut and where I put the button panel). I doubt you could fit an 8" screen in there unless you either relocated the bottom climate control buttons or only did away with the LCD housing. There's just not enough real estate on the back side of the bezel. Take yours apart and you'll see what I mean.
Now for the bad news . I have Arizona-legal tinted windows (this is about the darkest you can get your windows tinted in any state) and I still have serious problems with glare. The screen is recessed about 2 inches into the dash and it's still a problem when sunlight shines straight down on the car. Not sure what the solution is. There's this thread that talks about major brightness enhancement/glare reduction by changing out some of the films...about a $400 upgrade and we haven't seen the results of the demo yet. I toyed with fabricating something into the lower part of the dash in front of the shift lever. This would probably help the sunlight problem, but it would not be convenient for using while driving...too low in the dash.