I bought a double-DIN fascia and steering wheel control kit from Dynamic Sounds UK.
It seems the opening is not the standard double-DIN size (180mm x 100mm). It's actually 183x112mm on the inside lip, and 189x118mm in the main opening.
Am I going crazy?
See my image for how my new Sony XAV-AX100 looks with the fascia around it.
I've measured the Sony.. It's standard double-DIN size (well, actually ever so slightly smaller)
The opening is WAY bigger than a standard double-DIN, and the Sony looks ridiculous in it.
It looks like I'll need some sort of infill panel made up to make this even look remotely acceptable.
That's a pity because I really wanted to do a completely stealth install and wanted it to look factory.
I dummied up what it might look like in Photoshop.. See the FasciaDummy-current.jpg
It doesn't look too bad from the front, but from the side it's going to look stupid.
I also did a version of what it might look like in a perfect world - FasciaDummy-preferred.jpg
This is probably not totally achievable given that the fascia panel and dash are curved, but if the left and right edges were more or less flush, and then the middle of the screen was recessed a bit, that would be totally fine.
To get it installed like that would require some serious custom fabrication work though.
Has anybody else installed double-DIN head units into an Alfa 147?
Please show pics... I'd love to see how it ended up.
Also, I'm guessing it's totally possible that the particular fascia I got is just a bad one.. In that case, does anybody know of any others with a standard-sized opening?
PS.. The fascia kit I linked to above is the wrong version for my car..
I have a 2003 Alfa 147 GTA.
That kit is for the 2007 onwards models with CAN-BUS.. But AFAIK that only affects the steering harness, and I've since ordered the correct one.. It doesn't change the fact that the fascia opening is not standard double-DIN.