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    Trimming the climate control

    finally did the double din conversion,

    took like 2 hrs and lots of cuts later finally got it done.

    i need to trim the climate control now, any tips , guides, how much to trim etc..

    or has someone got measurements of the top of the climate and the bottom,

    any help would be very grateful

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    When I did my old A3, I just trimmed a piece of card from a cereal packet till it fitted neat and then took the measurements off that.
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    what you use to cut it, a gigsaw?how about if you use a sharp stanly knife and keep scoring it until it cuts trough, will that work?

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    Don't use a jigsaw, you'll make a right mess of it lol!. Use a hacksaw and then sand the edge with sandpaper and a block of wood.

    There's not much to come of if I remember right, it's just the bottom half that angles in about 10mm on both sides.
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    I did the same as 3.2 Ju, few mins to cut and hours of slow sanding, I was paranoid of taking too much off so took longer than it should have LOL
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    when you cut the sides off, does it still fit in the groves of the double din cage, meaning is it secure?

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    Yep it does. Don't panic mate, it's not hard just a bit scary!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3.2 Ju View Post
    Yep it does. Don't panic mate, it's not hard just a bit scary!
    lol i know what you mean, it is sort of scary cause if you make a mess of it than its going to cost lol

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    80 at worst LOL

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BREAKING-CAR-A...n%3D3%26ps%3D6

    fairly sure its a double Din one
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    oh thats ok, out comes the hacksaw lol and maybe a machete lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khufu View Post
    80 at worst LOL

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BREAKING-CAR-A...n%3D3%26ps%3D6

    fairly sure its a double Din one
    Looks like a DD to me.

    80 would be a good price, when I was doing my RNS-E conversion I was going to buy one of these, but struggled to find one in good condition for sensible money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by V6Pete View Post
    Looks like a DD to me.

    80 would be a good price, when I was doing my RNS-E conversion I was going to buy one of these, but struggled to find one in good condition for sensible money.
    The sides look closer to the dials & they guy is also selling the stereo which is a double din.

    Theres another one with switches for heated seats but its 225 LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khufu View Post
    The sides look closer to the dials & they guy is also selling the stereo which is a double din.

    Theres another one with switches for heated seats but its 225 LOL
    That doesn't surprise me, I was fed up seeing these selling for too much cash, so let HazzyDayz chop mine down - they did a good job, but have done quite a few before. I'm pretty sure if I did it myself I'd have made a complete mess of it!!
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    Dremel is the best with a disc, tape up the sides with masking tape, then when cut of, the edges usually are left with small bits you can break of with ur fingers, mostly clean cuts, can be very litely sanded, fairly easy to do tbh, just get measurements as best as poss, has the slighted rounded edge so bare this in mind when doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    has the slighted rounded edge so bare this in mind when doing.
    rounded edge?

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    Ok you got me, slightly curved, lol

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