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Old 04-29-2013, 08:03 AM   #31
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yes it will fit refer to the first post for how to
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:02 AM   #32
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Double din deck into TJ electrics

Hi guys,

Just wanted some advice regarding the electrics for putting a 2011 model double din deck into a 1997 TJ. Will it require modifying the existing wiring? Do I need to get a lumen set specifically for the plugs and points as I have seen some sets on eBay. Anyone know?

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Old 06-01-2013, 11:49 AM   #33
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Thanks doc for the reference to installing the radio. The thing is though I have an RB2 factory radio from a Cherokee 2012 and I need to get the wiring harness to install it. Can you tell me where I can get one? I have looked everywhere
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:17 AM   #34
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Thanks for the help. I used your guide for the bondo and stuff but I used a double din mount for a JK to mount the stereo so it is mounted to the frame instead of the plastic and bondo dash. Its working out great. I also found that sandable paint helped smooth it out as I didnt bondo over the whole dash and initially you could kind of see the change in texture.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:21 AM   #35
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Here is a link to my dropbox folder with all of the pictures from my install. I dont think I have the finished/painted picture in there but you can tell what it will look like wih my primered picture. I also have a few pictures from my power door lock install. Its hooked in with my security system so its pretty awesome. I had to wire in some relays for it to work with it.

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Old 06-08-2013, 10:25 AM   #36
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You may notice there are 2 different stereos in the pictures. Two nights after I initially put in the Double din stereo someone broke in and stole it so I took the opportunity to get a new one with an alarm and improve the dash as it wasnt very smooth.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:29 AM   #37
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What double-din is that with the removable faceplate?
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:52 PM   #38
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Two months later, finally another update!

I decided that it would be easiest to mold the trim ring of the monitor into the dash itself. It would give me the clean look I’m going for and I wouldn’t have to worry about rigging up some kind of brackets to mount the monitor. In case anyone is questioning the weight of the monitor putting stress on the dash and cracking it, it’s not going to happen. The monitor is super light. So out came the dremel once again! I glassed it in, added some filler, primed, spot filled, sanded, primed again and finally plasti-dipped. Came out pretty good if I do say so myself! I left the mini USB port and will hook it up to the carputer when I do the final install.
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I would love this.
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I would love this.
Please help! Having bad electric problem on my 89 wrangler. Can't find the problem
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Your jeep is really clean inside!
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It looks like I'm late to the party on this, but I have a 98 Sahara and I'm wondering how possible/impossible/impractical it would be to install a pioneer AppRadio. AppRadio 3 (SPH-DA210) - In-Dash iPhone® and Android™ Compatible Car Receiver with 7" Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen, DVD/CD Player, Bluetooth®, MirrorLink™, and On-Screen Access to Compatible Apps | Pioneer Electronics USA

Not afraid of custom wiring or changing the bezel.

Steev, you sir are a master with bondo. I wish this forum had a thumbs up button for posts.
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Old 03-23-2015, 10:54 PM   #44
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I wish I jumped on your double din bandwagon while i had the chance. ..
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:49 PM   #45
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That looks factory! You should sell these, I'm sure alot of people on this forum would be interested (including myself).
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That looks factory! You should sell these, I'm sure alot of people on this forum would be interested (including myself).
They are actually available now, just installed one.

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Please help! Having bad electric problem on my 89 wrangler. Can't find the problem
I'm sorry bluekiwi. I guess no one told you that hijacking some else's thread is against the law. lol.
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This thread is legend. Thanks guys.
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Hello, i am in the process of doing the same to my 04 TJ sport, ive managed to get it all wired, and am about to start trimming and using lots of bondo! and probably some fiberglass also, i have a couple questions, how did you get the brackets to secure onto the original mod with the double din? did you completely do away with the inside the dash upper and lower supports? below the A/C vents and above the control switches? because of those my unit will not just slide in, im going to have to trim those away completely, and im assuming thats why you but those brackets also, to hold the stereo up right, correct? and again, how did those brackets mount onto the dash piece? glue? bolt? they didnt look like they are showing from the front face....

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Hello, i am in the process of doing the same to my 04 TJ sport, ive managed to get it all wired, and am about to start trimming and using lots of bondo! and probably some fiberglass also, i have a couple questions, how did you get the brackets to secure onto the original mod with the double din? did you completely do away with the inside the dash upper and lower supports? below the A/C vents and above the control switches? because of those my unit will not just slide in, im going to have to trim those away completely, and im assuming thats why you but those brackets also, to hold the stereo up right, correct? and again, how did those brackets mount onto the dash piece? glue? bolt? they didnt look like they are showing from the front face.... Thanks!
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I've been inspired. Just ordered the new head unit and will measure everything out and make delicate trims to slip the double din unit in. Can't wait to get the parts. I hope to be able to trim without needing to bondo anything. Pictures to follow. Also, my thought is to mount the back up camera up front to help guide me with approach angles and tire to rock placement. I'll tie in the camera wire to a switch that will allow my to flip it on and trick it into thinking I'm in reverse. Saw someone else did the switch and sounds like a cool idea.
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I've been inspired. Just ordered the new head unit and will measure everything out and make delicate trims to slip the double din unit in. Can't wait to get the parts. I hope to be able to trim without needing to bondo anything. Pictures to follow. Also, my thought is to mount the back up camera up front to help guide me with approach angles and tire to rock placement. I'll tie in the camera wire to a switch that will allow my to flip it on and trick it into thinking I'm in reverse. Saw someone else did the switch and sounds like a cool idea.
okay, got it installed and trimmed it out then plasti-dipped the bezel blue. Connected the camera to the front so I can use as a front approach camera while off roading. I connected the camera to a switch rather than reverse so I can turn on/off when I need it.
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Very nice.
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okay, got it installed and trimmed it out then plasti-dipped the bezel blue. Connected the camera to the front so I can use as a front approach camera while off roading. I connected the camera to a switch rather than reverse so I can turn on/off when I need it.
Did you use plasti-dip primer on that? Spray? I hope to do the same to mine, but I'd been planning on spray paint.
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Did you use plasti-dip primer on that? Spray? I hope to do the same to mine, but I'd been planning on spray paint.
no primer. Just plasti-dip spray and some light coats until I got the cover I needed. Easy to peel off if it gets scratched up too, then just re-spray
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no primer. Just plasti-dip spray and some light coats until I got the cover I needed. Easy to peel off if it gets scratched up too, then just re-spray
Very cool, thanks. One more question: the automotive or multi-purpose version? Can't tell whether the automotive dip is designed for the outside of an auto or any surface.
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Very cool, thanks. One more question: the automotive or multi-purpose version? Can't tell whether the automotive dip is designed for the outside of an auto or any surface.
Ah, never mind, it's clearly designed for the outside.
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okay, got it installed and trimmed it out then plasti-dipped the bezel blue. Connected the camera to the front so I can use as a front approach camera while off roading. I connected the camera to a switch rather than reverse so I can turn on/off when I need it.
What install kit did you use with the double din? Like was it meant for a specific vehicle? It looks very clean without using bondo or fiberglass

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