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bschimmel 02-04-2012 06:30 PM

2006 TJ Double Din Install
Ok. After searching endlessly I came across the following post that was very helpful. After cutting the strip of plastic from underneath the factory radio, the double din slid in fairly easy. Using the 2007 Metra Brackets It installed into the factory screw holes. The lower bolts did not go through the moutning bracket but the bolt holds it snug on the top. You can use a screw with a washer head and that will work. Also, you will need to cut the side of the moutning bracket that fills in the factory bezel. You won't need this anymore and it will get in the way

So , After tearing apart my dash and 2 weeks worth of work, I am finally finished. I installed an Alpine INA-W910BT. Awesome radio with NAV. Also added the Alpine backup Camera.

Here are some of my own pics

Looks like a mess but it cleaned up real well. Nice and Neat.

Here is a pic of the rough install without the bezel.

Finally A pic of the bezel installed. I decided to paint the bezel the factory Tan color. Actually came out real good. Light was kinda a problem so Ill post some more pics later.

Also just installed Power windows and locks which are awesome. More pics to come.

Barrie 02-04-2012 06:38 PM

Great job. Thanks for posting as I was wondering how to do this without butchering my dash.

steev 02-28-2012 03:32 PM

This looks great! I have a few questions...

When you said that you had to cut the sides of the brackets, I'm assuming you meant you had to narrow them down a bit? From the second to the third picture, the bracket looks like it's about half as wide.

Secondly, what did you use across the top of the radio? In the second picture, there are brackets just on the sides, but in the third picture there is also the piece across the top. Is there also a piece across the bottom? Kind of hard to tell.

And finally, did you have to space the radio in or out at all in order for it to stick through the dash bezel perfectly, or did the Metra brackets line it up pretty well?

Thanks for your help. I've installed a DD radio in my TJ, but I like the look of yours a little better and I'd like to give it a shot. Thanks in advance!


paryted 07-18-2012 10:24 AM

what r metra brackets

Richd1963 08-04-2012 05:54 AM

Metra Online | Metra Kits Trim Brackets Metra jeep brackets: Electronics

And such.

thorschanck 09-07-2012 05:12 PM

Effects of a 2 Din install in AC and Heat
Just thinking about putting a double din in my 98 TJ and was wondering if the mod work you have to do to the duct work effects the AC and Heat in any way.

WranglerGuy25 01-30-2015 03:29 PM


Originally Posted by thorschanck (Post 2769861)
Just thinking about putting a double din in my 98 TJ and was wondering if the mod work you have to do to the duct work effects the AC and Heat in any way.

I have a 98 as well. Did you ever get an answer to this?

HuntinDE 01-30-2015 05:51 PM

I was going to install my old double din with GPS but I was not willing to kill my dash. It looks good and would love to see more steps

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