: double din install in a 02 *LOTS OF PICS* (unfinished)

03-20-09, 12:42 AM
I've had my truck for about a year and half now and still rocking the stock radio. I finally bought a kenwood DNX5120 with built in garmin navigation. The only problem is that the 2002 came with a 1.5 din radio. I didnt want to do some hack job and I wanted it to look just like factory. Long while back, I looked into the option of running a carputer (computer for the car) I browsed Mp3car.com's forum. I found a guy their who did work for members and specialized in OEM dash work and filling etc etc. After seeing all the work that he did I contacted him and let him know that I wanted to go from a 1.5 din to a double. So before i sent it to him...i first has to do a little work myself.

First I cut the dash larger with a dremel


Next I took the trim ring that the new radio came with and i put it in the hole where it needed to be..and glued it in and then sent it off to him to be filled and sanded.


Once he got it, he got to work on the sanding and filling.











And thats pretty much where we are at. He still has some pin holes to fill in and get it nice and smooth and then will texture it with some sort of paint to make it look factory. I will update this thread as I get more pics in from him.

03-20-09, 02:04 AM
Wow that is pretty nice. I am about to install a Pioneer double din in mine but the alarm has to go in first :)

03-22-09, 09:54 PM
Wow thats pretty damn good. How much did he charge if you dont mind? I'd love to do that to my car.

03-23-09, 09:01 AM
How are you going to finish the bezel off? I notice that all the woodgrain is gone, and the groove between the outer and inner edges have been filled. So is that same treatment being duplicated on the other side of the bezel with the headlight switches etc.?

03-23-09, 09:51 AM
Be careful pulling it off the dash. You dont want to flex the filler off!

03-23-09, 06:10 PM
He just got it finished today..and it came out awesome looking.. Its already been sent back to me. I'm going to put it on and look at it and see what it looks like now that someone mention there being no wood grain on that one side. If I think it looks funny or out of place, I'll ship it back to him and let him do the same to the other side. We'll see. Anyway heres the pics.






03-23-09, 06:13 PM
Wow thats pretty damn good. How much did he charge if you dont mind? I'd love to do that to my car.

135+ shipping

03-23-09, 09:15 PM
Sweet, you're gonna love the double din.

03-24-09, 12:55 AM
Nice, came out pretty damn clean, but i have to admit i miss the wood grain, it looks like a half Escalade half yukon dash. Either way nice job.

05-11-09, 05:55 PM
I love what you did.. I am working on the same thing but I would like to know how you installed it in the dash.. what kit was used and how much modding was done to it..
I have an 02 escalade

05-11-09, 06:00 PM
So how did this project turn out? did the HU line up with the cut out?