Originally Posted by Lagers80
I am interested in purchasing a Pioneer AVH-X8500BHS DVD reciever. My question is do I need to cut or alter the dash at all to fit this DVD player into my vehicle? I contacted crutch field and they told me I would have to. I currently have a stock bone radio with no Sirius or Bluetooth.
I like the removable face plate on that one. If your slot is Double Din, then you don't have to do modification. Crutchfield probably didn't know that you have a double din slot. Most of the earlier Wranglers used 1.5 din slots. Later Wranglers went to Double Din.
If you have steering wheel controls, then you would need an aftermarket interface. If you want a professional look install then you would want an install kit.
An aftermarket harness is probably also needed, to tap into your stock harness.
fdisker is pretty much correct, depending on what you need to install the radio, to retain functionality, with the stock items.
If you brought the radio and took it to a professional installer, they should be able to handle the install and provide you anything that you might need.
Just take it to them, and ask them how much to install it. If they are truly professional, they should know what you need and include everything in the cost. If you lose functionality, you can haggle with them, because you assumed they were an professional installer, and would install it properly.