If it measures roughly 7 inches long by 2 inches tall, then it’s a single DIN head unit, and you have to replace it with another single DIN unit.
If your radio measures roughly 7 inches long by 4 inches tall, then it’s double DIN.
These head units, as the name implies, measure about 3 inches tall.
What is DIN size in car stereos?
DIN refers to size 2″ x 8″ opening that a radio fits into. DIN stands for Duetch Industri Normen which the Germans starting using to standardize the radio’s in Audi’s, BMW’s, Mercedes, VW’s way back in the mid 80’s. It has since become the industry standard. DOUBLE DIN is the same width of 8″ but is 4″ instead of 2″.
Are all double DIN stereos the same size?
The measurement of a standard DIN slot is 2-1/8” (50mm) height by 7-1/8” (180mm) width. The second most common car stereo slot size is the DOUBLE DIN stereo opening. DOUBLE DIN slots are twice as tall as the standard single DIN slots, but they have the same width as single DIN stereos.
What is the difference between single din and double din?
The only difference between single and double DIN is the size of the unit. However double DIN units often have added features like touch screens, dvd, and navigation features which require the extra space for mounting. Also a single din unit will fit in more vehicles than a double din.
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