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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:31 pm 
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Hi Guys,
I am part way through installing a Pioneer Head Unit in my EF Falcon, however I have run into a couple of issues regarding mounting.

The issue I have is that the mounts from the stock head unit, the screw hoels on them to not match the new head unit, hence I am unable to mount the headunit.

Does anyone have any suggestions to a fix for my issue? Can I purchase a new set of mounting rails that will suit an after market head unit?

All the best, and many thanks!
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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:39 pm 
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a drill and a hammer

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:41 pm 
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drill holes int he bracket, not the head unit. lol. im sure someone would of done it the other way at some stage

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:45 pm 
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find where it sit flush with the radio surrond and drill a hole in each bracket where the screw will fit in a hole on the head unit ive done to many now from standard head units to flip out screens and so on

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:07 pm 
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Too easy, will do that tonight. Were their aftermarket rails available though?

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Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:02 pm 
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dont think so as most steros are in a cradle like what you would have got with your stero

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:18 pm 
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Can talk with your local car audio dealer as you can get multi fit cradles but the majority of the time its just quicker an easier to mod your own to fit when you go to install it...saves money too.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:02 pm 
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absolute pain in the a** to install stereos into ef, cut the sides off both stereo brackets and mount the ford sides onto the new stereo bracket
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Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:05 pm 
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Pain in the a** to install into and EF/EL?

Woah.... I'd have to say they're the most basic car to put an aftermarket head unit in.
Try a 2006 Focus.. now they're hard.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:49 pm 
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i had the same problem, what i did was i bent the brackets the other way and jammed the hed unit in(very very tight). sits in perfectly wont come out anymore now. 10sec job aswell

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:48 pm 
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Pain in the a** to install into and EF/EL?

Woah.... I'd have to say they're the most basic car to put an aftermarket head unit in.
Try a 2006 Focus.. now they're hard.


dido, not sure what planet GLI is from but they are a cinch, the screw straight onto most after market decks with either none or little modding. there is far worse out there mate, falcons are by far one of the easiest
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Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:34 pm 
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absolute pain in the a** to install stereos into ef, cut the sides off both stereo brackets and mount the ford sides onto the new stereo bracket


your EF much have been wierd - they're one of the easiest to install into!!

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:10 pm 
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I wouldnt say there the easiest. Ive installed many a stereo and the el was a mid level challenge. it requires a little thought. You have to drill holes in the standard brackets, bash peices of them flat and cut certain peices with snips.
The way i did it anyway im sure there are ways that are a little more simple but lack of tools means u make do with what u have.

Its a good challenge to take on as installs by car audio places are IMO overpriced considering the work they actually have to do. No offence to audio installers by trade its just how i see it.

Anyways best of luck with the install. Ive put some pics below too.

 

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:10 pm 
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The pioneer H/U's are a little off square witht eh factory holes, mark and drill the bracket.

Did mine a few weeks ago, I thought it was obvious what needed to be done, so happy to share that info with you.

BTW what H/U did you get?

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:15 pm 
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find a need fill a need - there's an idea for someone to make up brackets which adapt for the EF/EL - go forth and make millions :P

 

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