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Hi, i'm thinking of changing my cd player out of my panda for a double din unit. can anyone suggest one for me and would i have to get a surround for it?
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Hi, i'm thinking of changing my cd player out of my panda for a double din unit. can anyone suggest one for me and would i have to get a surround for it?
you will need a surround, you can get them from fleabay or Halfords

I have a Sony unit for my car, complete with USB slot
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thank you for your reply but yours isn't double din ..just wondering who has a double din cd player inserted into their panda?
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I have a sneaking suspicion (and it is just that) that the headunit in the Panda is 1.5 DIN rather than double. I could be completely wrong of course, but I had this problem in my Mondeo which had a very similar sized stereo

Hopefully it is double DIN, in which case you shouldn't need a surround.

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thank you for your reply but yours isn't double din ..just wondering who has a double din cd player inserted into their panda?
The Panda has a double din slot, I have this ENORMOUS package with the adaptor that fits in place of the standard Fiat Panda fascia.

The adaptor would need the centre bar removing for a double din stereo - Halfords say it's the same for a double din or a single din.


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http://www.dynamicsounds.co.uk/kenwo...on-p-2382.html
The link above takes you to a double DIN unit that does just about everything. A bit expensive though!
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It's double din:



Not sure on the security aspect of a double din though, you certainly can't remove the whole front, so break in risk may be quite high.
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where did you buy the fascia plate from, cant find a double din one. thanks
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It's double din:



Not sure on the security aspect of a double din though, you certainly can't remove the whole front, so break in risk may be quite high.
I'm liking your tweeter builds, do them yourself?
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Nah, not got the skill / time / inclination to do it myself! All the work was done by Source in Sheffield:

https://www.fiatforum.com/members-mo...z-install.html

I'll be at Auto Italia with it next month on the stand of a company called Four who import all the Hertz equipment and at Donny on Sources stand. If you'd like a demo just pop along and ask
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upgrading my stereo this week, kenwood head unit, pioneer sub. did you get the steering wheel controls working with your head unit ? also is your blue tooth linked with head unit, i have been told i need a can bus adaptor.
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I think my headunit was out before bluetooth had even been invented!

I'll be getting my controls to work with the headunit, but it will be a project that'll take place over winter along with other mods I'll be doing to improve the audio.
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That head-unit is definitely impressive - wish I could afford one!
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It's not one headunit, top part is the CD tuner, the bottom is controller for the processor that lives in the boot.

It's a twin single DIN adapter.
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