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was thinking of fitting a new headunit and some extra speakers in my van... I can do all this fine BUT

how do I install the headunit because there is a double din hole??? what bits do I need??? Thanks
 

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.............. I can do all this fine BUT

how do I install the head unit because there is a double din hole??? what bits do I need??? Thanks
Any good car audio reseller should be able to supply a replacement mounting bracket for single (or double) DIN mount head units in a 639 together with storage pocket to fill the spare half of the double DIN space.

I called in here Dynamic Sounds in Wandsworth they were very helpful advising on mounting hardware and loom adapters (not required for the Alpine I installed)
 

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I'll be watching this one with a keen eye, as I'm too in the process of looking at changing my head unit.
Currently an Audio 10 ( utter sh!te ) & single DIN. But looking to go to a double din / touchscreen jobby.

As far as I'm aware you need the below
Single ( or double ) DIN faceplate adaptor - single has a recess slot under
ISO harness to Merc adaptor
Aerial adaptor

Hell-Frauds apparently do a kit, and plenty on ebay too. Although I'll most likely drop by our local independent audio specialists in Leamington for it.

J :D
 

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My Alpine did not require any additional cables, the aerial plugged straight in and the Alpine cables plugged into the Merc loom except for the perminant switched live which I took from the glove box light feed, not entirely satisfactory but I can live with that.
I now need to upgrade the door speakers, anyone got any idea which speakers will fit the existing cut outs in the doors. I might look at building some type of sub enclosure for under the seat, it will have to be removable for those times when I do need the full load length.
 

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As for speakers, Focal next to that Rainbow, these are buy far the best you will find anywhere.
Head units, double din has to be the mercedes NTG 2.5, just what I have had stolen, but will fit again.
Next to that, Becker grand prix, used now as they no longer make them, bluetooth built in and twin tuners, very very good, next to that, the Becker Cascade, even better but expensive.
Lots of cheap DVD double din out there but most are poor quality.
Pioneer double din good but around a grand and more.
I have focal components in my doors and a JL audio sub and amp all hidden away, sound is very good, I think 16cm or might be 13cm I will have to look, but 2 way with crossover and tweeters.
 

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IF you are going single DIN then you can get the cubby hole from MB or even the 6 bank tape holder if you want to go all retro. They also do the surround that clips over the DIN hole to neaten it up a bit. That's what I did as I went from ex-plod van with double din hole back to single DIN. Fitted an MB radio though.

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The stock door speakers are 5 1/4" mounted on plastic baffles, firing into a tube on the door card, which is designed to separate the sound waves from the front and rear of the speaker.

To fit decent aftermarkets, you might need to make a baffle, trim down the door card and remove the tweeters, which clip on to a specific mount on the inside of the door card.

I made 18mm ply baffles to mount the speakers on - this stiffens the door skin and spaces the magnet out so it leaves room for the window to wind down!

I then damped the doors with silent coat sound deadening, then fully sealed the door to make it into a speaker enclosure. This helps the volume and frequency response by separating waves that can cancel out from front to back.

I then mounted the tweeters direct to the steel of the door itself using double sided heavy duty velcro and opened out all the little blanked off holes in the tweeter grill, before playing with the tweeter position until I was happy.

Have a listen at speakers in your budget as not all brand suit all ears - I find Rainbow detailled but quite sharp and not relaxing and prefer a warm but clear sound. After demoing loads, I fitted some Hertz HSKs - Focal, Rainbow, JBL etc are all good and worth a listen.

Check the mounting depth as better speakers will be deeper and might foul the window when you roll it down.

Mine are wired from an amp that's in the back but tucked under the seat, that also powers a 12" sub! Wires from the head unit to the amp and from the amp to the speakers are under the left hand kick plate trim in the passenger door footwell.
 

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Thanks for the speaker info. Darkside. If I get a free afternoon this week I will have a look behind the door cards, anything to look out for when removing them, any 'hidden' screws etc.?
 

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Can't remember any specific hidden screws - doesn't mean there aren't any though!

The main one was behind the cover on the door handle, which needs to be popped off from the bottom with a flat bladed screwdriver. I think it's a torx bolt behind there, from memory.

The rest of the door panel is on clips that just pop off. It's much easier to remove than the Mark 1!
 

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As for speakers, Focal next to that Rainbow, these are buy far the best you will find anywhere.
Head units, double din has to be the mercedes NTG 2.5, just what I have had stolen, but will fit again.
Next to that, Becker grand prix, used now as they no longer make them, bluetooth built in and twin tuners, very very good, next to that, the Becker Cascade, even better but expensive.
Lots of cheap DVD double din out there but most are poor quality.
Pioneer double din good but around a grand and more.
I have focal components in my doors and a JL audio sub and amp all hidden away, sound is very good, I think 16cm or might be 13cm I will have to look, but 2 way with crossover and tweeters.
Where do you have your sub mounted and what size do you have? Would like to fit a sub, but need it to be out of the way. Been thinking about under seat box, but can only fit 8" then. Also got a 115.
 

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Mine is under the seat.
JL audio 8" x 2 under each seat with a JL audio amp, only small but in an MDF box made for the job.
You can also use the rear quarter where the tools fit or the other side down low.
Loads of flash band on the back of the panels to stop the rattles.
 

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Move nothing it fits.
You make an mdf box that fills the space.
I will dig out a picture.
The JL Audio sub is designed for small enclosure, fired up towards the seat works a treat.
 

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Hi,

i realize that this post was quite a few years ago but, i was wondering if anyone can help.
I've just fitted a double din pioneer head unit to my W639 and now the speakers are popping, they sound like they have blown but i can't imagine they actually have.
I can't turn it up more than 1/4 volume.
Is there something that an aftermarket stereo will do to my standard speakers that i don't know about or have they actually died by adding the Pioneer.
When the standard stereo was in they were fine.
Thank in advance.
 
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