Double din help

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Double din help

Post by VW1.TDI » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:34 pm

Hi Everyone....


I was really hoping to change my Radio + changer over climatronic with a double din unit.

My question is what unit would be recommended by anyone who has fitted one. anything up to £200 ish?

Would ideally prefer DAB + DVD.. Would I need a decent DAB rooftop mounted aerial also?

Passat B5.5 estate 2003.

Appreciate any help/advice.

I have read quite a bit on this but it's made me more confused.. :wink:

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Re: Double din help

Post by Gazwould » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:50 pm

Most will fit , a 7" screen is ideal and combined with a reversing camera is handy .

But the stock speakers are archaic...
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I'd give her some 'trivago' .

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Re: Double din help

Post by VW1.TDI » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:11 pm

Thanks for reply!

Any recommendations for speakers then..? :???:

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Re: Double din help

Post by gtijames » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:33 pm

Dont bother with a windscreen mount dab aerial, I've found most are rubbish! I've got a roof mounted one that looks like oe think it was Celsius but I can find a link if your interested

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Re: Double din help

Post by VW1.TDI » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:44 pm

Great that would be amazing!!! thank you..

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Re: Double din help

Post by Gazwould » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:26 am

VW1.TDI wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:11 pm
Thanks for reply!

Any recommendations for speakers then..? :???:

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/speaker ... t-speakers

+ adapter kit
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For best results add panel damping .



Then more panel damping to the rear , a 10" sub in an custom Basser enclosure to the near side , Class D Mono block amp , 4 Gauge amp wiring kit...
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I'd give her some 'trivago' .

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Re: Double din help

Post by gtijames » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:32 pm

VW1.TDI wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:44 pm
Great that would be amazing!!! thank you..
I have a CELSUS AN3022DAB it's a roof mount aerial that looks oe, did need powers to it which I took from the rear sockets. Was £30 from Ebay

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Re: Double din help

Post by VW1.TDI » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:55 pm

Thanks so much :D

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Re: Double din help

Post by VW1.TDI » Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:44 pm

VW1.TDI wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:34 pm
Hi Everyone....


I was really hoping to change my Radio + changer over climatronic with a double din unit.

My question is what unit would be recommended by anyone who has fitted one. anything up to £200 ish?

Would ideally prefer DAB + DVD.. Would I need a decent DAB rooftop mounted aerial also?

Passat B5.5 estate 2003.

Appreciate any help/advice.

I have read quite a bit on this but it's made me more confused.. :wink:
Hello thanks to all those that offered advice..

I took the plunge and bought a XTRONS H.U, A proper rooftop DAB aeria, and DAB+ USB stick

Does anyone know if I have to swap the yellow/red feed? confused about that. also the Xtrons is measured at 190mm x 115mm (perfect for the head unit original aperture I think from memory). I have been told by the seller I will not need a cage, so my question is... how does it fit in place??

I am sure when I offer it up I may have more questions if anyone can help?

Thanks again..

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Re: Double din help

Post by gtijames » Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:42 pm

For the feeds try it red-red and yellow-yellow if after you turn the ignition off wait and back on, if it doesn't keep the radio station swap red-yellow and yellow-red.
As far as the cage goes my pioneer double din doesn't have a cage but does have a adaptor surround that holds it

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Re: Double din help

Post by VW1.TDI » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:10 am

gtijames wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:42 pm
For the feeds try it red-red and yellow-yellow if after you turn the ignition off wait and back on, if it doesn't keep the radio station swap red-yellow and yellow-red.
As far as the cage goes my pioneer double din doesn't have a cage but does have a adaptor surround that holds it
Thanks so much!

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Re: Double din help

Post by Steven24 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:11 am

Any pics of what it looks like as I can't decide whether to keep standard set up or upgrade

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