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2 Head Units in the Dash?

I know, it sounds like an odd question.  My '86 GS has the cubby-hole pocket in the top slot, the radio in the middle, and the pop-out ashtray in the bottom position.  The last owner installed a head unit that does not have a CD player, but does have USB and auxiliary inputs, which I think I will like to keep.  I have an older Pioneer CD player that I thought about putting in the slot where the cubby-hole pocket is.  I know I'd have to run separate speakers and such.  Aside from that, would the same mounting kit fit in that location as it does in the center location?  Anybody ever done this or know if it will work?  Thanks.

 

Re: 2 Head Units in the Dash?

Reply #1
You cannot put a regular-depth 1-DIN radio in the top spot because it will interfere with wiring, the metal surrounding the radio support, and the duct work for the vents. If you can find like a half-depth radio, that should work fine, but the only ones like that I've ever seen had big touchscreens (the Alpine ILX-107 in my convertible is like that).


Re: 2 Head Units in the Dash?

Reply #2
Thanks, Eric.  I knew you'd probably know the answer.  Plan B, would it fit or look right in the bottom slot if I removed the ashtray?  I'd have to move the cigarette lighter somewhere, I guess.  Just another thought.

Re: 2 Head Units in the Dash?

Reply #3
You can relocate the heater and ac to the top slot.
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