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Old 12-09-2011, 11:00 AM
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I am looking to replace the stock radio in my 04 SS with an aftermarket. I'm looking at a BOSS or a Kenwood Double Din but was told by someone that the slot for the Monte's radio was actually a 1.5 Din not a Double Din. Can anyone shed any light on that?

Here are the radios I'm looking at :
BOSS: BOSSŪ 865DBI In-Dash Multimedia Receiver w/ USB Port - RadioShack.com

Kenwood: Kenwood - 50W x 4 MOSFET Apple® iPod®-Ready In-Dash DVD Deck with MP3 Playback - DDX418

Also, what cable kits would I need to retain my car's OnStar, Steering Controls, and Safety Functions?
 
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:10 AM
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Note: I have replaced Single din radios with no problem, and I have installed Double Din to Single din conversion kits, but I really want to install the Double Din radio as to not mar the face of the dash with a giant hole/bin under my receiver.
 
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Replacing the radios in this isn't all that hard. The wiring kit your looking for is here (link). It's a bit pricey, but if you also order your HU from Crutchfield, they will cut the price of it in half.

I did a ton of research finding a good HU for my car about 6 months back, what I ended up settling on was the Pioneer P2300DVD (link here) and I haven't looked back. It's a great radio. I'm sure some others will give some input for you as well, good luck on your decision and install!
 
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The info / links already provided take you to the Crutchfield site. I can highly recommend them for your stereo needs. They provide fantastic service (including technical advice before / after purchase) and extras like detailed installation guides for your specific make/model. I have no affiliation w/Crutchfield. I've just been buying stereo equipment from them since the 80's and have never had a bad experience.
 
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Crutchfield has the same deck your looking at plus you get the benefits they offer like half off adapters and free tech support.

Kenwood DDX418 DVD receiver at Crutchfield.com

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Like everyone else said, they have everything you need including knowledgeable suppiort people.
 
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Originally Posted by Diomenas View Post
I am looking to replace the stock radio in my 04 SS with an aftermarket. I'm looking at a BOSS or a Kenwood Double Din but was told by someone that the slot for the Monte's radio was actually a 1.5 Din not a Double Din. Can anyone shed any light on that?
It's a double din
 
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:35 AM
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Thanks for all the help everyone. Is the Monte Carlo radio easy to swap out? I know in my Ford I had a LONG time ago you had to use the special tool then take half the damn dash apart just to change the HU.
 
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It's a double din, but there is a plastic bracket behind the radio that will probably need to be dremmeled down in order for the radio and wiring to fit, the aftermarket radios are usually longer than stock, so this is needed.
 
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