I've just bought a 2nd/hand Blaupunkt CD head unit and tried to install it in my EA I GL. It seems there has been some "smashing" done by a previous installer, as there was no unit there anyway and a couple of the interior mounting brackets and things are broken off. Also, the dash shroud (the main pull off grey thing) has a crack in the top and seems to have been cut out slightly.
The unit i bought only came with a cradle type thing to mount it, and this slides straight through the dash opening and fall down. How should i mount this? do I need brackets or something? Looks like I'll need some sort of mounting hardware, but what?
Does anyone have pics of their install processes? I Tried CAA website, but their tech/tute section is down.
Most stereos nowdays are of the DIN standard, which also covers mounting locations & overall size.
Look for threaded mounting holes in the side of the H/unit. Brackets attach to these, and are then screwed into the factory plastic behind the surround.
If your h/u doesn't have these screw holes, you have 2 choices.
1. Use timber to make up spacers & mounts for the cradle.
2. Obtain some factory brackets, then open up the h/u to establish clearances. Drill through the sides of the H/u and use small nuts & bolts.
I put a pull out Sony unit into an EA using the cradle, mounted to timber, which was bracketed to the plastic.
I recently put a non-DIN h/unit in my mates EB, and we had to drill holes in the side. He still had the factory brackets off the Ford stereo. 2 of the holes in the brackets didn't line up with clear spaces in the H/u, so we sussed out a clear spot & drilled through both the bracket & casing, then put a small nut & bolt through.
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better idea, go to the wrecker and get the centre concile unit out of that, also ask for the origional brackets on the head unit as u can redrill them to suit ur new head unit, i did this for mine and it fits like a factory one:)
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