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      09-22-2011, 10:04 AM   #29
The mod bug has bitten.

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Originally Posted by plokij View Post
so i'm also prepping for this mod. got my gps head unit picked out already, but am struggling with the dash kit.

i really don't like the nav unit on the bottom. it's blocked by the shifter in 1, 3, & 5 positions.
It's not really blocked. If you get a unit that folds open it may keep it from fully opening but you can just put it in neutral when you want to insert a disc. Otherwise its at a perfect height to use when your hand is resting on the shifter.

so i found this install kit:

it seems to fit flush to the dash and retains the correct positioning of the radio on top.

only problem seems to be the "trimming" that has to be done in prep, including cutting some pieces of plastic off the sides of the hvac unit.

what tools could be used to get this done?
You could use a dremel. I didn't want to cut anything because I want to reverse this some day, so I went with having the head unit sit lower.