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Double Din Stereo in a Disco 2 TD5??????

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by Crashfm, Mar 16, 2015.

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  1. Crashfm

    Crashfm New Member

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    Hi all,

    Will one fit? or am I stuck with a single din?

    My New Kids on the Block Tape has snapped so no tunes now!!!!!
     
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  3. Crashfm

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    Super, thanks dieseldog69.
     
  4. Joemamma1954

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    Double Din will not fit, without some cutting and fabricating a 2-din hole in the fascia, and lowering the a/c controls.
    Depending how good you are will depend on how oem the end product will look.
    I did this on my 03 Disco 2 SE7, and while it doesn't look exactly oem, it looks fine for me.
    I installed a Pioneer AVH4000NEX with the Pioneer AVIC-U-260 Navigation add on module, along with mono bloc amp and 10" low profile Pioneer sub box. I also added rear view camera, Digital TV Tuner, 7" headrest monitors. The only wire that is showing is the iPhone cord coming from behind the front of the console that is connected to head unit. Steering wheel controls work, and the rear head phone amps are hooked up to the rear zone of the dual zone system of the head unit(this allows the headrest monitors to play a movie and audio comes from headphones while the driver and other front seat passengers can listen to something else, at the same time).
    The parts needed are as follows:
    Metra 70-1786 for oem to aftermarket harness
    Metro 70-1787 (only for headphone amps, if applicable)
    PAC SWI-RC for steering wheel controls
    micro bypass switch(for viewing head unit, without being stopped and Emergency brake depressed)
    To power any other inputs, Paul at lrConnectors in UK can supply the connector plugs to plug into interior fuse box for switched and constant power and ground(earth).
    I now have 200+ ripped dvd movies on a 256 gb sdcard in sdcard slot, 20,000+ songs ripped in mp3 and FLAC format, on a Samsung 240gb solid state drive hooked up to USB2 slot, my iphone6 hooked up to USB1 slot, Digital TV Tuner on A/V input, HD Radio, Pandora(thru phone), AppRadio mode thru iPhone and hdmi input, and of course BT Phone and BT streaming or CarPlay. I also installed Escort 9500IX radar detector and EscortLive BT module on rear view mirror.
    It may be an 03, but It is now in the digital age.

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    Changed my startup splash screen to Land Rover
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    rear view camera
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    BT Mic, GPS antenna
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  7. Stookie42

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    Oh man. I just wanted to take the old one out and throw a new one into the dashboard. Isn't that possible?
     
  8. Higgo

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    You can't just throw a double DIN one in because the hole isn't double DIN.

    My stereo's working fine (a 'hi line' R990) but I've toyed with the idea of changing it. I'd like more choice of music - on a long drive I'd rather have a single CD player in the head unit and 40 CDs in a case than 6 under my seat that I can't change while I'm driving. Also I'd like to be able hands free phone calls.

    I've had limited success before with FM transmitters but I might give another one a go. I've been looking at bluetooth ones that plug into the fag lighter so I can play all the music from my phone to an FM channel and make/take calls too.
     
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    try this, i have one of these in mine now, ipod etc, bluetooth

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    Price
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    Kenwood KDC-BT53U - MP3/CD/USB iPod/iPhone Ready Receiver with AUX Input and Bluetooth built-in - Installation: Not Required (+£0.00)
    KDC-BT53U £130.95
    Connects2 Steering Wheel/Stalk Interface For Land Rover - CTSLR003.2 - Stereo Patch Lead: KENWOOD (CTKENWOODLEAD) (+£5.00)
    CTSLR003.2
    £34.49
    Sub-Total:
    £137.87
    Royal Mail Track & Trace to Cumbria, United Kingdom (1-3 Working Days Delivery):
    £5.83
    UK VAT (20%):
    £28.74
    Total:
    £172.43
     
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    Thank you gents
     
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    Went for the frugal option of an FM transmitter from Amazon. £13 delivered. The money I saved will help me with my leaky sunroof and sticky turbo waste gate.
     
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    Is it a Bluetooth one? I'd be interested to know how you get on with it.
     
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    It should arrive tomorrow. Didn't get the Bluetooth one as I thought it might bugger up the Parrot system that a previous owner fitted.
     
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    Went for a Tecknet universal FM Transmitter. It works pretty well to be honest. I just loaded up my old Windows phone with a load of my dodgy 70s and 80s rock music. As long as you don't mind a few wires hanging about, this is by far the cheapest and easiest way to listen to the music you want, not just the crap on local radio.
     
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