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Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:37 pm 
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When installing an aftermarket head unit, the factory head unit brackets obviously dont fit to the new unit. So it was a case of modifying the factory ones to fit.
Doe anyone know if there are brackets you can buy to suit head units for EF/EL installations, or if there is an easier way of doing this?
Feedback from other owners of EF/EL vehicles who have installed aftermarket units and how they achieved this will be helpful.

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:49 pm 
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In the past I've always jamed the factory brackets inbetween the new headunit and that ring bracket peice that comes with the new unit, it's very snug and doesn't move.

When I installed my Pioneer DVD thingo I found that one of the holes on the headunit lined up with the bracket, so I just drilled the hole bigger and single machien screw holding each side in place. Lines up find and very snug.



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Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:51 pm 
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I made my own brackets up. Just bend some light gauge steel into two angle brackets.

Other members have used the factory brackets and drilled new holes into them.



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Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:05 pm 
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Yep using the factory brackets with a bit of modifying works well. Drilling and bending
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