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Author Topic: Looking for a new car music player.. question about size and cables.  (Read 7423 times)

Offline eddyyss

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Hi there,

I am looking to buy a new car radio, I have three examples.
My question is if they will fit (size) into my galaxy and do I need any extra cable to connect them ?

Below I have attached current radio picture and current cables.
Current radio - ford 4050 rds eon
Car - Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI year 2001 , mk2

3 Examples of music players:

1.http://www.halfords.com/sat-nav-audio/car-audio/dab-radios-car-stereos/jvc-kw-r510-double-din-car-stereo#tab1

2.http://www.halfords.com/sat-nav-audio/car-audio/dab-radios-car-stereos/pioneer-fh-x700bt-double-din-car-cd-player

3.http://www.halfords.com/sat-nav-audio/car-audio/dab-radios-car-stereos/alpine-cde-w235bt-double-din-car-stereo-with-parrot-bluetooth#tab1

Will they fit and is there any  requirement for extra cables, also which radio would be best ?

Regards

Offline Mirez

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Re: Looking for a new car music player.. question about size and cables.
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2014, 03:28:29 PM »
None of the ones provided will fit. Standard radio sizes are DIN and Double DIN however Ford didn't want to keep to the standard so the radios fitted to Ford models from around 1997 to 2006 are actually 1.75DIN and obviously, so is the hole.

The easiest options is to get a single DIN radio and a .75 blank. The better option is to replace the surround with one from a Sharan/Alhambra which is a true double DIN radio.

Again, connection wise Ford went generic and away from the industry standard ISO - fortunately there are lots of cheap adaptors to convert Ford wiring to ISO and nearly all modern aftermarket radios are ISO.
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 AWD R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights remapped at 205bhp.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

Offline eddyyss

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« Last Edit: December 04, 2014, 06:13:25 PM by eddyyss »

Offline Jahukka

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Offline eddyyss

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Re: Looking for a new car music player.. question about size and cables.
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2014, 10:08:26 PM »
thanks!

I decided to go for singe DIN radio, will they fit at all ? with that fascia ?

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Re: Looking for a new car music player.. question about size and cables.
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2014, 09:33:48 PM »
U can fit any din1 units with that facia... BUT ,be sure that you have that 1,75din hole in your dash.. because I measured mounting hole in my gal and that was 2din size..?
1 DIN = 5cm = 2" , 2 DIN = 10cm = 4"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_7736

Offline Mirez

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Re: Looking for a new car music player.. question about size and cables.
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2014, 10:05:28 PM »
It'll be double din only if you have/had the factory navigation.
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 AWD R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights remapped at 205bhp.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

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Re: Looking for a new car music player.. question about size and cables.
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2014, 10:27:12 PM »
Can't say. My Galhambra Fordswagon is  German import.  ::)

need to look if I find gps parts.  :D

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Re: Looking for a new car music player.. question about size and cables.
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2014, 12:33:59 AM »
Have you got a roof aerial at the back of the car?
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 AWD R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights remapped at 205bhp.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

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Re: Looking for a new car music player.. question about size and cables.
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2014, 02:47:37 PM »
U can fit any din1 units with that facia... BUT ,be sure that you have that 1,75din hole in your dash.. because I measured mounting hole in my gal and that was 2din size..?
1 DIN = 5cm = 2" , 2 DIN = 10cm = 4"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_7736

How does that  1,75din hole looks like ? where exactly I need to measure ?


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Re: Looking for a new car music player.. question about size and cables.
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2014, 09:03:39 PM »

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Re: Looking for a new car music player.. question about size and cables.
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2014, 11:57:58 AM »
anyone?  ;)

 

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