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LyGuy
05-04-2011, 08:49 PM
I'm having trouble fitting this dvd player into my 5th gen celi and I've tgried a lot of things and running out of options. Hope I can find a solution here.

First off, it's a single din dvd player and when I put it on the bottom slot, the screen still hits the top of the dash when it slides out. Now I can adjust the angle of the screen it but even at the lowest angle it still hits the dash. Anyone with a slide out screen can tell me how did they manage to make it fit??

The second problem is when I try to put the dvd player into the slot it won't fit behind the radio trim. Essentially I have to slide it from outside and so the whole unit sticks out quite a bit.

The dvd player in question:
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_27835_Boss-BV9970.html

LyGuy
05-04-2011, 09:08 PM
Here is the installation instructions. What I don't get is where it says 'Select the proper tab for fixing the sliding metal housing'. If I put this in the bottom slot it would be sitting on top of the cup holder, so where does this 'tab' go into?
http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/975/20110504155931.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/822/20110504155931.jpg/)

Here is pic of the actual metal housing.
http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/9721/20110504160124.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/196/20110504160124.jpg/)

UtahSleeper
05-04-2011, 09:27 PM
You don't use the housing. The deck screws into the metal brackets that were on your stock stereo. Your stereo should have came with four screws for attaching it to a mounting bracket.

LyGuy
05-04-2011, 09:38 PM
I tried that already and well, the side of my deck only has 1 hole that will line up. And even then, the little pointy knubs that stick out of the metal bracket don't fit the side of the stereo at all.
http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/4091/20110504163605.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/694/20110504163605.jpg/)

*edit* pic is upside down, imageshack somehow screwed that up.

LyGuy
05-04-2011, 09:58 PM
I used 1 screw on it anyway, and this is how it sits. The cupholder no longer fits, just not enough room to squeeze it under the dvd player.
http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/613/20110504165446.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/18/20110504165446.jpg/)

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/5336/20110504165505.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/146/20110504165505.jpg/)

LyGuy
05-04-2011, 10:47 PM
Problem 1: The plastic surrounding the deck is too big for the radio surround, so much sit outside.
http://img859.imageshack.us/img859/7476/20110504171706.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/859/20110504171706.jpg/)

I only got it to sit on the outside because my radio surround was already cracked.
http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/4531/20110504170555.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/684/20110504170555.jpg/)

Problem 2: With the screen out, it hits the top of the dash. Luckily, the screen will still function after 2 seconds of pausing when it hits the top.
http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/989/20110504171626.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/59/20110504171626.jpg/)

http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/1862/20110504171646.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/812/20110504171646.jpg/)

Murgatroy
05-04-2011, 11:13 PM
Remove the cup holder. Modify your brackets so that the DVD player will sit at the complete bottom where the cup holder used to sit. The plastic surround on the DVD player should also come off, it is made too. Once that comes off, you will be able to mount it farther back in the dash. You will still use the metal trim plate, but ignore the part about the tabs. The tabs are only there when you need to secure the metal trim plate to keep the radio in, since you will be mounting it via screws, you don't have to bend any tabs.

Very few installs go perfect, especially when you use bottom end parts. No offense.

LyGuy
05-05-2011, 12:43 AM
Thanks for the input Murgatroy. What's great is everything you said exactly is what I had JUST planned out to try next. No offence taken, I already know its cheap made in china stuff, but I just had to have a flip out screen there. And I just checked out my friends navi install, a lot of compromised was made as well, so I know what you mean by very few perfect installs.

So heres my plan: If you look at the install diagram, there is a bendable meta strap to hold it in place at the very back. I will cut that in half and bend each piece into an L shape and mount it on the top of the metal housing. I already found makeshift hole to screw it in just enough. I tested it before (and you're right), the screen will just barely fit under the dash that its hitting right now when its moved down to the cupholder place. I orginally didn't want to go this route cause it seemed to all out of place to me when I was thinking just about a clean install but now it makes the most sense.

My question now is, what do you suggest I cover up the inevitable gap at the top with? Assuming I keep the pocket placeholder at the top still, I will have a gap between the pocket and the deck. Since this is my first install, I don't have a clue as to what I should use to fill in that gap. I don't want to just jam something in and hope no one pokes at it = )

Murgatroy
05-05-2011, 01:33 AM
Put the cupholder up top. That or get a piece of plastic/lexan/carbon fiber that is big enough to fill the entire hole, cup holder and pocket. Put that there. Cut some holes in it and mount some switches or gauges or just leave it plain.

Murgatroy
05-05-2011, 01:35 AM
The metal sleeve will have holes in it that will line up with the brackets where the cup holder used to be, that is what you will mount to it. If it doesn't, drill some.

METDeath
05-05-2011, 01:54 AM
Actually, you shouldn't be using the metal sleeve, there should be screw holes on the unit. The sleeve is for mounting in certain types of vehicles. But not required in our cars.

But the pictures show that there are not screw holes, so honestly, if you can return the unit and get one that has proper mounting holes, that would be the ideal choice.

UtahSleeper
05-05-2011, 02:25 AM
I wasn't able to have the stereo surround installed on my deck either. The stereo sits too far back for it to clip to the deck.

Think you should look into modifying the mounting brackets to hold the deck at the very bottom and try to get a bigger cubby hole to take up the rest of the space.

CollapsedNut
05-05-2011, 03:28 AM
For my dvd player to fit in my 4th gen I had to modify the stock brackets and make the player stick out of the dash more so I could get more angle on the screen.
Its hard to make these fold out screen deals work when you have stuff above the DIN slot, like climate control ect.

CollapsedNut
05-05-2011, 03:32 AM
Also.... WTF did you do to your trim? Its like painted or something crazy... I dig it

crymson
05-05-2011, 07:48 AM
I'm with UtahSleeper, I could never get the bezel on my unit either.

alltracNyx
05-06-2011, 12:35 AM
Actually, you shouldn't be using the metal sleeve, there should be screw holes on the unit. The sleeve is for mounting in certain types of vehicles. But not required in our cars.

What he said!

The plastic trim piece also shouldn't be used when the unit is ISO mounted as stated above. The plastic trim piece is used when you install the unit with the metal sleeve/cage. Also, that pocket does not look like the right pocket for a Toyota. The trim for the pocket should not be overlapping the radio bezel. It should sit flush, or just behind it. If you have the right aftermarket pocket/dash kit, or a factory Toyota one, then the headunit, cupholder and pocket should all fit together.

UtahSleeper
05-06-2011, 02:00 AM
What he said!

The plastic trim piece also shouldn't be used when the unit is ISO mounted as stated above. The plastic trim piece is used when you install the unit with the metal sleeve/cage. Also, that pocket does not look like the right pocket for a Toyota. The trim for the pocket should not be overlapping the radio bezel. It should sit flush, or just behind it. If you have the right aftermarket pocket/dash kit, or a factory Toyota one, then the headunit, cupholder and pocket should all fit together.

What his issue is though is that the Boss stereo doesn't have the standard mounting holes on the side like the stock toyota stereo, or for that point Sony's, Pioneer's etc. My sony's and alpines had the mounting holes on the deck and worked perfectly.

I would bolt down the toyota brackets, position the stereo where you want it, mark the brackets with where the top of the deck lines up and then make new holes in the yota bracket to hold your deck at the bottom of the area.

The other issue I just noticed is I think the plastic surround that is optional use on most stereo's is part of his deck and not detachable...........or thats how it looks from the pics.

Murgatroy
05-06-2011, 03:09 AM
The plastic comes off, it states that in the instructions.

UtahSleeper
05-06-2011, 03:30 AM
Ah. I didn't look at those...........................................St andard screw up for me lol.

METDeath
05-06-2011, 06:28 AM
What he said!

The plastic trim piece also shouldn't be used when the unit is ISO mounted as stated above. The plastic trim piece is used when you install the unit with the metal sleeve/cage. Also, that pocket does not look like the right pocket for a Toyota. The trim for the pocket should not be overlapping the radio bezel. It should sit flush, or just behind it. If you have the right aftermarket pocket/dash kit, or a factory Toyota one, then the headunit, cupholder and pocket should all fit together.

I think the pocket issue comes from the bezel still being attached and prevent the pocket from sitting flush with the bezel as it should. However, not 100% on that as I can't physically inspect the pocket.

187flatliner
05-06-2011, 06:45 AM
shyt i put a double din in my 4th gen....took forever...

underscore
05-25-2011, 09:12 AM
My Alpine unit went in just fine, but it's just a screen (no built-in DVD player). Having that piece of dash right above the headunit means I can never get the proper angle to view the thing anyways. I'd suggest trying it out a bit as-is and see if you're happy with the viewing angle. If it's not good enough, and you can't get the unit low enough by test-fitting it all the way at the bottom where the cup holder goes, then I'd suggest going with a double-din, non-fold out player. A friend of mine has one in her GT4 and the angle is much, much better than my flip out

underscore
05-25-2011, 09:13 AM
If you do happen to ditch your cupholder, I'd love to take it off your hands too haha