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Hi chaps, This stereo business is a pain in the ass! I'd rather fit another set of crank scrapers! I've had to work out loads of wiring
and I now have it sorted but how does the headunit actually secure in the car? There's a cage thing with the stereo but I'm unsure how the things bolts in. Can you help? Here's a photo of what I have. Product Gas Font Computer hardware Gadget Cheers, Jonny
 

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You need an adaptor kit. Then the cage goes in and you flick the tabs up to secure it. Then the headunit clicks into the cage.

That's how it normally works.
 

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The stereo then simply slides and clips into the cage.

However......... the ST aperture is mentally big... I know mine is double DIN size but I had to mount mine to the faceplate tnen attach the lot into the aperture.

See below:

I'm sure people have fitted single DINs into the ST before though.

Motor vehicle Gear shift Steering part Automotive design Gauge

Computer Personal computer Output device Peripheral Input device

Electronic instrument Audio equipment Computer hardware Electrical wiring Wire

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Hi chaps, This stereo business is a pain in the ass! I'd rather fit another set of crank scrapers! I've had to work out loads of wiring
and I now have it sorted but how does the headunit actually secure in the car? There's a cage thing with the stereo but I'm unsure how
the things bolts in. Can you help? Here's a photo of what
I have. View attachment 94090
Cheers, Jonny

hi pal...ideally you need to see how the panel u are fitting fastens in...the the cage pushes into the fascia until its touchimg the rim the tabs on the cage push out around
the inside of the fascia holdimg it secure..pull all the stereo wirimg through the cage and clip it into the stereo then the stereo pushes into the cage til you hear a click and it is firmly secire in the cage....hope this helps buddy
 

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Thanks for your help chaps. Now I just need a link to the single din kit - do you have one? I'm a bit
off because a stereo specialist sold me a kit and I specifically asked if it contained everything I needed and he said yes. Turns out I've ended up spending more and still need to find a couple of extra parts!
 

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he is using an aftermarket square full fascia that goes around the dials like I was leavimg a double din hole..now he needs the I kit to go in the square hole to convert it to single din.....

he is using an aftermarket square full fascia that goes around the dials like I was leavimg a double din hole..now he needs the I kit to go in the square hole to convert it to single din.....
 

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You need one of these I think, same as Lee put up earlier

http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/con-ct24fd10-ct24fd10-facia-plate-for-ford-focusfusiontransit.html

there is usually a metal T shaped bar above the stereo, and a nylon or plastic " hanger" which you attach on the back of the stereo unit, which slides onto the bar and supports the back. Alternatively, some stereos use a short metal rod which screws into the back of the stereo unit and fits into a hole in the back of the stereo aperature which again takes the weight.
 

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You need one of these I think, same as Lee put up earlier

http://www.caraudiod...iontransit.html

there is usually a metal T shaped bar above the stereo, and a nylon or plastic " hanger" which you attach on the back of the stereo unit, which slides onto the bar and supports the back. Alternatively, some stereos use a short metal rod which screws into the back of the stereo unit and fits into a hole in the back of the stereo aperature which again takes the weight.
That panel is too big for my facia as the aperture is already the correct stereo width. My facia comes with a sturdy plastic pocket like in this photo http://budgetcaraudio.co.uk/ds-ebay/products/fittingkit/w-FKIT-FORD-16.jpg. I want to fit the stereo at the bottom then modify the pocket to have a carbon fibre cover to house my buttons.
 

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if you already have the pocket then you don't need anything else Jonny.... the fascia fits into the car in the existing hole, then the pocket goes in, and the metal cage off the stereo unit itself should fit snugly into the remaining gap. then you simply bend out the tabs to make the cage a snug fit in the dash.
 
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