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Old 05-11-2014, 04:34 PM   #1
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This is what's in my 04 , I'm assuming it's Stock.
Would it be Single or Double DIN?
And what does that refer to ? Connectors ?
I want to go with a Digital Media Player as I don't own CD's anymore and I have a Massive collection of music in Digital form.
Any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:41 PM   #2
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Not much help but maybe some...yes it is stock.....a few years ago I ordered a replacemnet radio that came with the plug/ wiring and can accept media....and IDK how to do media (that is my wife's thing) bottom line look for one that has the features you want and order and install pretty easy in a TJ

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Old 05-11-2014, 04:51 PM   #3
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Single DIN or double DIN refers to the size of the stereo. Double DIN radios are usually the ones with navigation or large DVD screens. I believe the standard measurements for the single DINs are 2" x 7" versus DD 4"x7".
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:06 PM   #4
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You will need a signal DIN, double will fit if your willing to modify your dash. Contact Crutchfield tell them your needs and you will get everything you will need for a smooth install. They will run special with free install kit which will include DIN adapter so it fit nicely as well as plug adapter and ant adapter which you should not need but they will know for sure. They also carry media/radio only unit now which is great if you don't need cd option.
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Old 05-11-2014, 06:48 PM   #5
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I was checking with them an they have an Alpine unit that would work but not all the features I would like. They have pretty good deals.
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Old 05-11-2014, 06:54 PM   #6
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Almost tempted to just use an amp and speakers and run cables for the iPod.
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Just got a Kenwood KMR-308BT from Crutchfield. Very nice, too.

It is a mechless (meaning no mechanicals like cassette or CD) marine Bluetooth unit.

Google it. Does phone fairly acceptably and wirelessly runs off my iPhone. Stereo works well. Detachable faceplate feels much less cheap than a Sony. Nice and solid. $109.99 - but that is too cheap to qualify for the free install stuff. But the fascia adaptor, antenna adaptor and harness half for a jeep only cost me $15. The antenna jack is the same as on the antenna, so that was wasted anyway. Harness took me about an hour to wire up nearly. Install took about 45 minutes. But I have had the dash apart many times and can tear it down in like seven or eight minutes.
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I was checking with them an they have an Alpine unit that would work but not all the features I would like. They have pretty good deals.
I run the Alpine UTE-42BT mechless head unir. Love it!
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I was checking with them an they have an Alpine unit that would work but not all the features I would like. They have pretty good deals.
What are the features you are looking for? There are a ton of head units available.

Crutchfield sometims does have good deals with sales. Don't be afraid of the open box and scratch/dent. (note sometime the scratch/dent may not include all of the free install items)

Crutchfield is also good if you are somone who may need tech support

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Almost tempted to just use an amp and speakers and run cables for the iPod.
That would not be a great setup. A headunit will usuall integrate direct interface to work your device. Display songs, access playlists etc
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Well, from what I've read and heard most units don't recognize playlists as far as when where they start and stop.
I'm looking for full Accessibility to my iPod with easy use.
Bluetooth is a plus
Never use CD's
It would be nice to have a choice of color display as all my interior lighting is Green but I'll go with function first.
Not going overboard with power but a couple of options if I want to in the future would be nice.
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Not sure on the playlist part as I no longer create playlist.

I just installed the Alpine CDE-143BT and it fits the bill for my Bluetooth music and iPhone for the phone capabilities.

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Not sure on the playlist part as I no longer create playlist.

I just installed the Alpine CDE-143BT and it fits the bill for my Bluetooth music and iPhone for the phone capabilities.

Crutch field 129.99 and all of the fittings and wire harness.
The UTE-42BT is the mechless version of the CDE-143BT. I don't use an ipod, but the unit does recognize play lists I set up on my phone or on a USB drive. It is easy to navigate between play lists with the head unit. I believe it does have ipod integration through USB as well
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Yes it does have USB, I have not used it as I prefer BT. how much is the model without cd?
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Well, from what I've read and heard most units don't recognize playlists as far as when where they start and stop.
I'm looking for full Accessibility to my iPod with easy use.
Bluetooth is a plus
Never use CD's
It would be nice to have a choice of color display as all my interior lighting is Green but I'll go with function first.
Not going overboard with power but a couple of options if I want to in the future would be nice.
What do you mean start/stop? My Sony has full menu and control for my ipod (playlists, shuffel, by artist, entire ipod etc) . I can display all the play lists. Select one and it will display the number of tracks and number it has played. There is no CD. The ipod or other usb device can be stored inside the unit behind the faceplate which is what I like. Faceplate is removeable. Mine does not have bluetooth but I am sure other models have it. I am not saying I am in love with how all the controls radio and audio work but it is what I have.
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The Sony is the one I wanted but they no longer make it.
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"The Sony" There are lots of sony receivers. Which one are you referring to? The one I purchased was the DSX-S210BTX but that was several years ago so of course the models have changed. Are there current models with similar features, probably.
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The guy at Crutchfield told me they don't make the one with the storage tray that holds the iPod anymore.
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The guy at Crutchfield told me they don't make the one with the storage tray that holds the iPod anymore.
Crutchfield is not the only place. Did you shop around? (Google is your friend)

Sony DSX-S210X Single Din Digital Media Receiver

Amazon.com: Sony DSXS210X Digital Media Receiver with Pandora stream (Discontinued by Manufacturer): Car Electronics

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Yes , I understand they are not the only place. Thanks for the links.
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They may not be the only place but all the extras are free!!!!

That made my decision easy not having to pay for the install kit. Even amazon couldn't touch the price with install kit.

Crutchfield sent it three day select as well. Plus if you need it they have support.

Just mho...
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That looks like a 1.5 Din. You can get a mounting kit though to convert from 1.5 Din to 1 Din and it wouldnt look bad.
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That looks like a 1.5 Din. You can get a mounting kit though to convert from 1.5 Din to 1 Din and it wouldnt look bad.
If you are referring to the Sony linked, it is a single.
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If you are referring to the Sony linked, it is a single.

Sorry no.... I meant for the OP's stock stereo appears 1.5 din

I like the Sonys but recently the wife wanted a Kenwood and I gotta admit, I was pretty impressed with it that I bought one for my Jeep too.

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