after market deck w/o removing flip plate

Old 08-01-2007, 07:54 AM
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after market deck w/o removing flip plate

i see many recommend alpine and have changed their stock deck.

did everyone have to remove the s2000 flip-plate the covers the stock deck? which deck did you use (that can play mp3, and play cd-r/cd-rw, and hopefully, an ipod connection too) and still have the plate flip-up and close.

for those that had to remove it, did you have to install an aftermarket bracket around the front to make it cleaner, i.e. w/o the tabs of stock fascia and stuff.
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Old 08-01-2007, 06:28 PM
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The car I bought has a Sony deck installed by the previous owner, and it reverses the face plate and changes viewing angles. My cover is still functioning fine... Not sure why it would have to come off really. I want to go to an Alpine myself and would be devastated if I couldn't keep the stock look.
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:40 PM
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I have a Sony MP3 deck... it fits just fine, no modification needed. IE my door looks and works exactly the same.
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Old 08-26-2007, 08:35 PM
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very easy u don't need any thing just pull out the radio door.
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:51 AM
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The HU is attached to brackets several inches behind the radio door and the cavity is large enough unless you want to install a grand piano. So pull off the radio door, install your HU and put the door back on. A shop manual would a great help.

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Old 12-05-2007, 09:04 AM
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I'm also looking to upgrade my HU. Lets face it, the stock radio is barely worthy of even a civic.

I really would like to be able to use the door to keep the radio hidden. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with radios that *wouldn't* fit.
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:13 AM
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Any modern radio will fit unless you decide on a dvd or crt.

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Old 12-05-2007, 12:05 PM
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There's a lot recommendations towards alpine and jvc because of modifry's dash control unit that would allow you to keep the use of your dash controls to operate your stereo.

Here's a list of decks it supports for directly wiring to a unit http://www.modifry.com/products/dci/...patibility.htm

There is also an IR one that interfaces like the standard remote would.
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Old 12-05-2007, 01:15 PM
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I have an Alpine with a removeable face, which fit right in without modifications.

In my case, the only dash controls that I can use are the volume and the button to change to the different functions. If I have to change the station, I have to open the cover.

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Old 12-05-2007, 07:48 PM
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The only time I ever used the dash controls was for the couple days after I bought the car before a new audio system was installed. If the the "Start button" wasn't there I would have blanked off the panel.

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I put in a Pioneer with a removable flip-up face (to put the CD in) and it worked fine with the cover in place. I picked that one because it was compatible with the 'steering wheel kit' which works nicely with the external controls. And it had a little remote which fit perfectly in the little slot behind the "drink holder". That is, the AP1 has that slot - they got rid of it in the AP2!
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:08 AM
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I like that slot, a good place to put change.
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I like that slot, a good place to put change.
And good for storing screws and pins while you are working on the interior.

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Old 12-23-2007, 08:26 PM
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Finally installed my Alpine CDA-9883 with modifry's plug and play harness. Everything plugged in smoothly and works fine.

Only minor complaints that I have is that theres a slightly longer delay with the dash controls using an aftermarket radio compared to OEM. But given the added functionality of the dash controls thanks to the modifry harness, I think it's a fair tradeoff.

Oh yea, removing the radio panel was a huge PITA for me. And there's hardly any room to work in that car. All in all, still only took about an hour.
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Did anybody install the Modifry's harness or any standard harness without the Modifry's Dash Control Interface (DCI) and successfully use some or all functions provided by the stock buttons?
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by SoMe0nE2tAlK2 View Post
I'm also looking to upgrade my HU. Lets face it, the stock radio is barely worthy of even a civic.

I really would like to be able to use the door to keep the radio hidden. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with radios that *wouldn't* fit.
Amen brother, sing it loud from the mountain tops. The stock HU s miserable.

This last weekend, I installed an Alpine CDS-9887 + a pair of JBL speakers. I used the modifry plug 'n play cable and their DCI (also installed the SCV).

Bonehead simple, and the improvement is astounding.

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