Help! Double din conversion 8P pre facelift

Paul George Clark

New Member
Hi,

Folks, I need your help. So I’ve got a pre facelift 8P 5door (2006). I had the great idea of converting from single din to double din.

I bought the double din cage and I’ve got the climate control on the way. What do I need to do with the buttons? The picture is of the single din buttons.

I’d read online the fascia could be trimmed - but it’s looking like I need new buttons to me. Something doesn’t look right! Should say I’m not doing this myself, a local radio chap is doing it for me.

Thanks for your help
 

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aqibi2000

Registered User
You need the buttons from a double din A3

also you can modify your existing cup holder to work in this (replaces the end cap of the cup holder with a card holder facia)
 

Paul George Clark

New Member
Thank you so much. Understood. Any lead for where I can find these? Guess ebay? Scrappers etc?

what’s your view on the fascia? Does it really need a double din variant or do you think the single din will be more successful with the correct buttons?

good tip on the cup holder thank you
 

aqibi2000

Registered User
I have both, you need the double din buttons.

Get it from someone breaking a car
 

bronco

Vancouver BC Canada
Please keep us up to date - interesting read for (at least some of) us. I am still toying with the idea of switching from 1-din to 2-din, just couldn't justify spending hundreds of dollars on it.

Cheers,
 

Paul George Clark

New Member
Hey,

So I got there in the end.

But in short, needed double din cage, double din heater/ climate unit and double din hazard/ ESP unit with fascia.

Although I've read people have trimmed existing units, looks a tough job to me.

In fairness, I'm pleased with the outcome - I installed a rear view camera at the same time. The labour, camera and install was £380, parts cost me c. £120. Although I've now got some stuff to sell!

Hope this helps - if I was doing it again knowing how much work went into it, I'd probably get a DAB radio and may be something with a bigger screen.
Paul
 

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bronco

Vancouver BC Canada
Looks good . Thanks for all the info Paul !!


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aqibi2000

Registered User
Tbh quite a lot to pay for labour, but it’s a nice end result. You need a set of chrome vents next haha

I trimmed by hvac unit using a belt sander after making an approx stencil using cardboard when I converted mine
 
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