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Old 02-03-2007, 11:24 PM   #1
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Default Anyone else's trim piece not fitting on the sides?

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Eclipse CD7000 single DIN unit.

I've had things rub a little on the top or bottom before, but never the sides.
Consused- I always thought DIN was a standard size.

A little nervous to trim the sides of the plastic as I think it would be nearly impossible to make it straight. Any advice appreciated.
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Old 02-04-2007, 12:08 AM   #2
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did is a standard size... however these eclipse units dont have a detachable face... and are wider than normal... Plus our radio brackets are DIN, not the dash piece.. thats a little smaller. I didnt have to trim mine.. I just move the radio to the bottom and all has been well since then
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Old 02-04-2007, 02:13 AM   #3
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Slight correction as the OP already knows. The CD7000 is a detachable face unit. Just pull the trim piece off as you don't need it for anything.

Good choice on HU's...I love mine
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Old 02-04-2007, 02:38 AM   #4
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Slight correction as the OP already knows. The CD7000 is a detachable face unit. Just pull the trim piece off as you don't need it for anything.

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wow... im an eclipse dealer and now i feel like an ass... you're right dude.. the 7000 is the only detachable other than the 1000 for 2006.. as of 2007, most are detachable..... stupid stoli and vodkas
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Old 02-04-2007, 03:23 AM   #5
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Slight correction as the OP already knows. The CD7000 is a detachable face unit. Just pull the trim piece off as you don't need it for anything.

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I think he is talking about the trim piece that goes around the radio and HVAC controls, not the trim ring that comes with the radio. I had the same problem with an Eclipse CD3000, the face would catch on the sides because it fit a bit too tightly. I didn't want to mess up my trim, so I ended up switching radios.
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Old 02-04-2007, 03:33 AM   #6
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I think he is talking about the trim piece that goes around the radio and HVAC controls, not the trim ring that comes with the radio. I had the same problem with an Eclipse CD3000, the face would catch on the sides because it fit a bit too tightly. I didn't want to mess up my trim, so I ended up switching radios.
ya dude... we knew he meant the radio... you switched radio cause of that?? thats kinda... dumb actually... If you move the radio to the bottom then you should be OK.. I had the same problem like I said, move it to the bottom watch the difference
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ya dude... we knew he meant the radio... you switched radio cause of that?? thats kinda... dumb actually... If you move the radio to the bottom then you should be OK.. I had the same problem like I said, move it to the bottom watch the difference
My radio is on the bottom, and always has been. The opening on the trim piece is the same width top or bottom. Since I always have 2 or 3 decks laying around, I switched decks temporarily. Sold the CD3000 and bought the Alpine 9835 that's in there now. Doesn't seem dumb to me.
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Old 02-04-2007, 04:32 AM   #8
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My radio is on the bottom, and always has been. The opening on the trim piece is the same width top or bottom. Since I always have 2 or 3 decks laying around, I switched decks temporarily. Sold the CD3000 and bought the Alpine 9835 that's in there now. Doesn't seem dumb to me.
ya... see not true.. if you really measure.. the trim piece is an official **nt hait bigger than the top.. Being that its not true 2Din.. The brackets are, but the trim isnt... The CD 3000, 4000, 5000,. and yes, even 7000 fits... So that why I think its dumb that you gave up cause you couldnt fit it... And maybe yours is different... but mine, and many others that ive work on.. fits fine... hmmmmmm
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ya... see not true.. if you really measure.. the trim piece is an official **nt hait bigger than the top.. Being that its not true 2Din.. The brackets are, but the trim isnt... The CD 3000, 4000, 5000,. and yes, even 7000 fits... So that why I think its dumb that you gave up cause you couldnt fit it... And maybe yours is different... but mine, and many others that ive work on.. fits fine... hmmmmmm
So can you translate that into English for me? If it didn't work on the bottom, and you are saying the top of the opening is smaller than the bottom, then how is it going to work without modifying the trim piece?
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Old 02-04-2007, 07:29 AM   #10
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The Subaru setup is ISO-DIN, not standard DIN. The trim ring around the front of most HU's is for a sleeve-type DIN install and is supposed to be removed for an ISO-DIN install.
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Old 02-04-2007, 07:37 AM   #11
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The Subaru setup is ISO-DIN, not standard DIN. The trim ring around the front of most HU's is for a sleeve-type DIN install and is supposed to be removed for an ISO-DIN install.
As I said before, we're talking about the factory trim piece that surrounds the radio and HVAC controls. Not the trim ring that comes with the stereo. It seems Eclipse has decided to make the faceplates of their newer decks a bit wider than usual, causing the sides to rub on the trim piece when opening and closing the face. That is what I experienced with a CD3000, which sounds like what the OP is having trouble with as well.
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Ok, that's different then. I read it that way because there have been a few people who tried installing HU's with the DIN trim ring.
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Old 02-04-2007, 08:29 AM   #13
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Err... you know further looking at my Eclipse HU and the stock unit- they are exactly the same size. The stock unit has a little lip around it that prodrudes. I guess that is the DIN part? Then it goes in a little.
So, the eclipse unit actually fits exactly like OEM with the stock wrx plastic trim piece- except that OEM doesn't have a motorized face.
Looks great installed- I just can't eject or insert CD's!
Honestly I think that is some seriously poor engineering on Eclipse's part. Where's that beating head against wall smiley?

Ohh well to the dremel!
I refuse to give up this HU. It really is the most processing you can possibly buy without going to a separate outboard processor. Plus- the new interface is loads better than the CD8454 I'm running in the other cars.

If it's not too wavy looking when I'm done I'll post pics if not I think I'll just get some custom fiberglass done. (dreaming of a nice little 3 gauge setup above the HU ).
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Honestly I think that is some seriously poor engineering on Eclipse's part. Where's that beating head against wall smiley?
Dude, what are you talking about???? It fits PERFECTLY FINE IN EITHER THE TOP OR THE BOTTOM. You took the black "flush" black trim ring off right?
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Old 02-04-2007, 09:40 AM   #15
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Dude, what are you talking about???? It fits PERFECTLY FINE IN EITHER THE TOP OR THE BOTTOM. You took the black "flush" black trim ring off right?
Yes- I took off the black trim ring.
Like I said it does fit great except for the motorized CD ejection doesn't work.
The face is smaller than the motorized part.
So, I say bad engineering- They should have thought of that. All the moving parts should be the same size as the face.
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:15 AM   #16
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Doh-
Okay, I'm an idiot and need to look closer at things.
I thought it was binding on the sides, but in fact it's catching the bottom a little bit. That's an easy fix.

Sorry everyone. I'll blame it on the fact that it's so cold in my garage I can't think straight.
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Doh-
Okay, I'm an idiot and need to look closer at things.
I thought it was binding on the sides, but in fact it's catching the bottom a little bit. That's an easy fix.

Sorry everyone. I'll blame it on the fact that it's so cold in my garage I can't think straight.
You are forgiven

I have the same HU and I had no problems fitting it in my 05 so I knew you did something a bit out of whack.
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Old 02-04-2007, 09:29 PM   #18
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So for future people searching possibly.

The side was actually hung up a bit too.
The fix is to loosen the mounting screws for the whole DIN chassis and push it over a bit.
All was well then.
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