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Old 01-22-2020, 10:30 PM   #1
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Tilted Double Din Radio

having apple car play on my car, I can’t see myself ever using another radio without it.

what’s the best way to tilt up the radio? I want to do a double din but if I remember correctly from my old cb7, the radio is pretty low and the double din’s screen position would be wack down there.

I’ve seen some radios with a tilted screen but only those android radios all over eBay. Also, any reviews or feedback on those? Thanks
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Old 01-27-2020, 08:47 PM   #2
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The best way to get rid of the headunit issue is probably a single-din headunit with a flip up display. That would bring the touchscreen up a few inches, it would sit in front of the cabin air buttons though. Headunits that are tilted up aren't double din in most cases and you would probably need to modify the bezels of the radio oder the radio slot to make it fit properly. There are also Bluetooth buttons that you can pair with your radio you can stick on your steering wheel or somewhere in reach for the important things like skipping, volume and more. In the end, the car wasn't made with big double din touchscreen radios in mind and without a lot of trouble, tilting a double din sized radio up isn't that easy.
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Old 02-01-2020, 09:57 PM   #3
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It would take a lot (like a LOT) more work, but you could swap positions of your head unit and climate control unit.

Alternately, you could try to fabricate a bracket and surround to angle it up, but that would probably end up looking weird and would possibly impact the sheetmetal center tunnel, depending on how deep your head unit is.
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Old 02-20-2020, 11:40 PM   #4
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I appreciate both of y'alls replies. I saw this on eBay and would consider buying it after finding out it's like just an app download on an android radio to get apple CarPlay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/7inch-Andro...gAAOSw0hlZMRmX

hopefully this helps with others looking to "tilt" up the radio ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Old 02-21-2020, 10:56 PM   #5
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let us know if the headunit is any good for its price. most are based on a simple of-the-shelf radio soc and lack some basic features like a subwoofer out that can be tinkered with. other than that its basically a nice hybrid between flip-up displays and a double-din unit - its definetely going onto my watchlist.
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Old 02-22-2020, 08:13 AM   #6
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I have the fold out DIN and while it does tilt up, it eventually hits the dash buttons and will not tilt up any further. i'd say it's a 5deg. angle tops.
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Old 02-22-2020, 10:18 PM   #7
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it would probably still be easier to use than a normally built in double-din radio. sadly, our cb's were never designed to utilze a touchscreen radio. the tilt-up double din from rmeza91 is probably the best way to get around this issue.
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Old 02-23-2020, 04:24 AM   #8
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In all honesty I had the double din pioneer tilting head unit in my accord for about 4 days and realized It wasn't practical I couldn't justify spending 600+ on a radio I couldn't get all of the functionality with.

I ended up returning it and went with a really nice single din from Kenwood it has 3 pre outs RCAs which most headhunts don't have.

Heres a link to the one I bought:
https://www.kenwood.com/usa/car/receiver/kdc-bt368u/

It connects to your phone extremely quick and is super crisp and clear.

I don't know for sure if there would be enough room but you could open up your options to a single din radio that flips down instead of up.

I really hope you find something that works because I seriously always wanted to watch movies in my clapped accord rolling down the road.



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