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16 Jun 2017 10:02 #182097 by Venter
I'm looking to upgrade the stereo head-unit in my new jimny (2009) and have found a bunch of threads on the pitfalls of trying to match aftermarket double-dins to the fascia, etc. It seems more complex than I am able to handle at this stage of the week :(

Ideally I'd like to keep the stock fascia and get a unit that is compatible with the iPhone. Not interested in it being Apple Carplay compatible, as this hikes the price loads, and all it need to do is play nicely with the phone's iTunes over bluetooth and be able to handle hands-free calls. DAB would be a bonus, but not vital.

Has anyone found a head unit which fits standard fascia with no (or minimal) alteration? Then all I'll need is the small outer trim piece to go around the edge, if I remember correctly from a thread of Martin's from a while back?

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16 Jun 2017 15:27 - 16 Jun 2017 15:28 #182104 by Daniel30
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This is my Sony one just a case of measuring the radio and buying the surround for the one you choose I think the Chinese touch screen ones come out in lots of different sizes but the main makers I think there is just a couple of millimetres difference

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16 Jun 2017 15:49 #182105 by 1066Boy
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Wow that looks posh Dan. :)

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16 Jun 2017 15:55 #182106 by Daniel30
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It wasn't that expensive about £118.00 does everything though so pleased with it.

P.s I haven't forgotten about yours just finished laying my lawn today ;) ;)
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16 Jun 2017 15:58 #182107 by Venter
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That really does look awesome.

Just because I'm a lazy git, what model Sony is that? I'm keen to check if its specs are what I'm looking for, if so I'll probably just get it to save time. You have a link to the small trim piece that surrounds it?

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16 Jun 2017 16:39 #182110 by Daniel30
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WX-GT90BT does everything you mentioned apart from DAB it's a few years old now though but a lot of this non touch screen double din stuff is quite cheap now, I haven't got a link for the surround- sorry

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16 Jun 2017 16:43 #182111 by Venter
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That's great, thanks

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16 Jun 2017 18:59 #182114 by Riccy
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That looks exactly like the surround i bought form ebay (about £10), but didnt fit the simple kenwood unit i bought, so i have a gap :-(

plus side is the kenwood does DAB, and everything else. even has USB on the front for straight ipod/iphone connection & control/charging. All without the pesky touch screen business :-) (big fingers = useless touchscreen)

There is a fancy complete facia from various places (including caraudiodirect.co.uk) that is supposed to fit any double DIN, but costs over £110. This is the ultimate answer, but pricey for a radio surround (and might not fit either).

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16 Jun 2017 19:12 #182115 by Daniel30
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Ricky: When I was looking there was two surrounds just a few millimetres between them so maybe you needed the other one B). This one has front USB got the smallest 64gb key in it, you can just about see it bottom right of the picture have all the music I need on that B) B) B)

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16 Jun 2017 19:25 #182118 by Riccy
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it still annoys my OCD being a slightly different plastic to the original, but yes i didnt measure before i ordered it, hence the misfit :-(

weirdly i actually prefer the gap to a bad fit & match. eventually i might try a full surround, but i can live with the gap and label it as an 'unfinished project' in my mind ;-)

Apple music on 4g for me (and in Cumbria!). surprisingly its actually more reliable than the DAB (vodafone before everyone asks).

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18 Jun 2017 23:54 #182182 by Darthblaker7474
I've currently got a Poineer Carplay unit in my passion wagon.

I was able to find a fascia, but I think Suzuki actually sells them in different sizes for the various types of stereos available

getting one of these is on my seemingly never ending to do list

Halfrauds told me that I wouldn't need a fascia... probably because hardly anyone changes the stereo in a Jimny :unsure:
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23 Sep 2019 18:45 #213784 by invincible
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hey up riccy, engine conversion went well in the end mate, looking at a diff radio that will actually pick up some stations, mine on a copper wire isnt to flash!!
do you rekon a kenwood dpx7000 dab will fit is it similar to yours? did the jimny connector plug straight in the kenwood or you had to get another lead bud? cheers Liam

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