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996 Question on install

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OKMEDIC

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Am wanting to install a 996 in my 2004 F-150 and am wondering if I can replace the OE Double Din Stereo with a single din stereo and the 996 with din sleeve? Sounds like it would work, but what would I do first. Do I take everything to the stereo intall place or do it myself? is the dash kit the stereo place put in going to allow me to do this? Thanks for any imput.
 

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I tried installing my 996 in my 2001 Crown Vic using the double stack way of the ISO technique. There was something in the way so it would not accommodate the regular stereo and scanner.

My son has a Ford F-150, but I don't know which year. He said he could fit both radios in his. I think he may have been trying to talk me out of a radio, though he was unsuccessful.

Whether you take it somewhere to have done, or do it yourself is largely up to your abilities and whether you are confident enough to do it yourself.

If you do it yourself, there are some vehicle specific brackets that you would need for the ISO technique. You can get them on line or a place like Circuit City. The cost is around $25 or so.

You have to do the ISO technique if you want to stack the scanner and regular radio together. The DIN technique only appears to be usable if you don't already have a radio in your vehicle, but I could be wrong.
 

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ofd8001 said:
I tried installing my 996 in my 2001 Crown Vic using the double stack way of the ISO technique. There was something in the way so it would not accommodate the regular stereo and scanner..

before '03 there was a din and a half opening, but only a single din radio could fit... the reason?? to the rear is the ventilation duct..... it was redesigned in '03 to fit a full sized radio....

swing by www.crownvic.net .. lot of neat stuff you can learn about your car.......
 

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Shouldn't be a problem. Under the stock radio is a clearance for a satellite tuner. There is also plenty of room behind the HU. I've seen multiple in-dash home-brew computers put in there and Metro makes a dual Din socket for them. Your only problem is facing the radio and hu. Getting them (trim collars) to line up could be a chore. I have a 2006 f150 I've been contemplating doing the same thing. If you do it, let me know how it goes with pics! Steve
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Ok, So does uniden make a face cover for either one? I havent seen one if they do. Or does it look ok without? Would it make any diff. if I put it on the top or bottom?
 

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99-5807 Metra is the brand. It covers all new body Fords. With this kit you can do double-din, single din, or double single din. It should have what you need. Your aftermarket stereo will come with a trim piece and your 996t should have one with the sleeve kit.
 
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