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Old Nov 8, 2008, 09:39 AM
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the easiest solution to relocate your climate control for 2din display

i desided to post this little how to because i search everywhere in this forum but never really got a good info on it so i made my own solution for the climate control relocation. using the radio relocation kit and the oem radio panel. i did this without fiberglass and sanding. basically you only have to cut cut cut. hope you guy like it.
Note: this install only took me about 3 hour including the radio installation.
there is a metal part inside the lower cubby thats need to be cut im sorry but i didn't took a pic on it because i took all this picture after the install, but i found this pic from a member here and its pretty much the same i hope he don't mind.
using the radio relocation kit make a cut at the lower center of the panel as shown in the pic. to fit the three switch on the climate control.
now go to homedepot and buy a plastic spacers and some 4' nuts and bolt drill the both side of the upper part on the climate control. the black plastic spacer is from my LCD TV wall mount kit. measure 3in on the plastic spacer on all four. you need four of them to install the climate control at the lower cubby. some say the the cable of the climate control is short but trust me guy its long enougth and it will reach the lower section. once the climate control is in place screw the lower cubby panel to test if it fit snugly.
now the hard part "joke" actually if you have dremel this will be easy for you. you have to cut the original radio panel to get the climate control face. measure 3' 1/2 to 8 1/2 be very carefull on this make sure give a little allowance on the cutting then just gradually grind the sides to make it fit. this is my mistake my upper part of the face panel is short so learn from my mistake and make sure you clean the back part walls off the panel also now once you made it fit perfectly all you have to do is screw the face cover on to the climate control using the two screw thats holding it before now its up to you guys if you wanna close the gap on the edge with putty or bondo but for me i think is fine for now. hope you guy benefits on this and thanks.
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Old Nov 28, 2008, 11:47 PM
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thanks for the great post my friend... now i need to do this.. since orbital hvac is totally like a unicorn... if i may quote somebody here
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Old Mar 11, 2009, 10:57 PM
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very nice
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Old Mar 20, 2009, 11:07 AM
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While I don't have to deal with this (I have a JDM climate control DIN sized) I was thinking on possible solutions for you guys wanting to install double din radios. How about you get a hold of this:



That's an OEM mitsubishi HVAC, din sized and cable driven, not fully electrical like the JDM one... someone can get a hold of one and give it a try, seems like it would fit perfectly in the lower cubby and it will look completely OEM, because it is OEM. Just sharing an idea I had for you guys, even for the OP it might be worth a try.
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can you refresh some of the pics there not appearing?
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 07:39 AM
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anyone else tried this? im so going to do this with the jdm top grey bezel ....
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I did this! Great tutorial mine looks even better
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 09:45 AM
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the pic of cutting the bracket for the HVAC wires is broken. Can you fix please?
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