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Stereo Upgrade 2001 U270
I want to replace the OEM Ford AM/FM Cassette radio with a double DIN Pioneer in my 2001 U270.  Foretravel radio bracket slightly smaller.  What's the trick?  Starting to think I will be putting the stock radio back in and call it a day?  Any...

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  • nitehawk
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No adapter faceplate?

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Hammer? How much is slightly? Those quick grip bar clamps can be reversed to spread. My new single din unit was about 1/4' too long so Dremel time on some on some plywood under the dash.

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I was under the impression that I would use the existing (or at least part of) mounting bracket.  It doesn't look that's the case. There's gotta be a cage assembly that I need to support the new radio.  This cage would need to be secured to the 4...

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It is my understanding (per Cliff at FOT) that those units are a 1 1/2 DIN.  I called Crutchfield and there is not much of a selection in that size. Back to square one for me

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I called Crutchfield and there is not much of a selection in that size.
If Crutchfield doesn't have a custom mounting adapter, or a 1.5 DIN head unit that will fit, then it probably doesn't...

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Our 99' U270 Dash is a single DIN size... I thought the dash didn't change from the "aircraft" style black anodized aluminum with the electroluminescent backlight to the molded plastic style until 2002. How about a picture? I need to correct my...

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  • John44
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I would look on the manufacturers site(sony,etc) and see what they have,Crutchfield is good but they do not carry everything made.
They do make single dins with a foldout screen.

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eBay has only one 1.5 DIN radio and it is a retro model.
There is a 1-din flip-up listed below it with a 7" screen. I'm thinking that's the only option other than customization

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Pioneer makes a single din flip out screen with Apple play.

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my single din unit had an outer enclosure over an very slightly smaller inner enclosure.  sounds like the old outer enclosure may still be installed. I removed the old outer enclosure secured by fingers that bent out to engage the dash, installed...

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Here's a few pics .......

  • jcus
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This one fit with a small piece of trim on one side.
Sony XAV-W651BT DVD receiver at Crutchfield.com

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The hole looks like a double Din,   The radio that jcus is a double DIN.   How much to larger is the new mounting bracket then the dash hole?

  • jcus
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The hole looks like a double Din,   The radio that jcus is a double DIN.   How much to larger is the new mounting bracket then the dash hole?
Vertically a good fit, but hole in dash in about...

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Ok.  So after reading what everyone had to say, I decided to make my own mounting brackets out of angle aluminum.  I have installed it in the dash.  Next onto the wiring.  It looks like I will have to go through each wire and figure out what's...

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This one fit with a small piece of trim on one side.
Sony XAV-W651BT DVD receiver at Crutchfield.com
In your photo in the posting.  There appears to be a Sirius unit on the right ....  we have Sirius...

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Not Jim C, but we have a XM receiver in our coach.  Works great.  I just have the little round flat antenna "puck" sitting on the dash below the windshield.  Has always gotten good reception everywhere I have tried it.  It is satellite, after...

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  • Last Edit: April 11, 2019, 08:31:04 am by Chuck & Jeannie

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In your photo in the posting.  There appears to be a Sirius unit on the right ....  we have Sirius in our Mercedes Suv's at home and have received limited time offers to purchase these units at...


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  • jcus
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Not Jim C, but we have a XM receiver in our coach.  Works great.  I just have the little round flat antenna "puck" sitting on the dash below the windshield.  Has always gotten good...


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