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I would like to upgrade the car stereo in my son's car. We are looking at the Clarion cx609. Crutchfield says it will fit but requires a special mounting kit that they do not carry. Does anyone know where I can pick up this kit?<p>Thanks in advance!
 

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Re: 1998 s70 Double Din installation (bsf31392)

The stock radio IS virtually a double DIN. The only real difference is the mounting slide rail<br>that's part of the dash. You'll need to remove some material to accomodate aftermarket HU's.<p>If you pull the stock unit, you'll see the molded-in rails on either side of the opening.<br>It's a pretty straight forward mod. You may also have to dremel a few holes in the sides<br>to give the Clarion's cage someplace to get a good grip. No Biggie.<br>Sometims you'll have to tweak on the trim ring a little, but that's purely cosmetic.<p>OR - A single DIN with a pocket usually drops right in. Not as cool, though...<p>And the wiring adapter makes the electrical part of this install a breeze.<br>Crutchfield FTW ! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>
 

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Re: 1998 s70 Double Din installation (BEJinFbk)

The problem that i have is how to ancor the head unit to the cage. 2x din don't have the clips like the singles do. any thoughts?
 

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Re: 1998 s70 Double Din installation (everydayparadise)

The cage I'm referring to is the mountiing sleeve for the aftermarket HU.<br>It <I>may</I> be something that you need to buy seperately.<br>Once that's fitted to the dash opening, the HU will lock into it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 1998 s70 Double Din installation (everydayparadise)

From Chrutchfield:<br>2-DIN Chassis: The Clarion CX609 has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double DIN" or size DD), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The Double-Din head unit features an AM/FM tuner, CD player, Changer controls, Satellite Radio input, a rear-panel USB port and a front panel AUX input along two sets of 2V preamp outputs. <B>The unit can be ISO-mounted using your vehicle's factory brackets and the unit's supplied hardware</B>. As always, please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.
 

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Re: 1998 s70 Double Din installation (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">From Chrutchfield:<br>2-DIN Chassis: The Clarion CX609 has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double DIN" or size DD), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The Double-Din head unit features an AM/FM tuner, CD player, Changer controls, Satellite Radio input, a rear-panel USB port and a front panel AUX input along two sets of 2V preamp outputs. <B>The unit can be ISO-mounted using your vehicle's factory brackets and the unit's supplied hardware</B>. As always, please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Unfortunately, a '98 70 series doesn't use ISO brackets. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>What you're looking for is a double DIN mounting sleeve. (or "cage" )<p>Clarion P/N <B>2DBKT</B> - $16.62<br>You can get that from PAC Parts at 800-421-5080.<br>Best of Luck! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br><i>Modified by BEJinFbk at 9:37 AM 7-16-2009</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by BEJinFbk at 3:26 PM 7-16-2009</i>
 
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