View Full Version : Do I have to remove metal brace behind dash to install a double din in a 2004 2500HD?
06-22-2012, 10:56 AM
I finally recieved EVERYTHING that I needed to install my Pioneer AVH-P4400BT in my 2004 2500HD. I am going to try and tackle it all tonight. My question is....Do I have to remove the metal brace behind the dash to be able to achieve this install? I've heard conflicting stories, and just wanna be set straight before I dive into this.
06-22-2012, 02:39 PM
You talking about the one behind the factory radio right?
If so, then yes
06-23-2012, 05:52 PM
10 years of installing and i haven't had to cut that piece out yet from any 2003 -2007 (classic) gm fullsize truck or suv to include installing my pioneer d3 in my '06 sierra
06-23-2012, 08:29 PM
Before I cut it I tried sliding ,y z120bt into place before hooki g up any wires or anything. Didn't even come close to fitting. Though if memory serves it may have been a plastic bracket that runs across width wise. Maybe I'm mistaken with what op is talking about? Either way I needed to cut out a piece to have it fit.
06-23-2012, 09:20 PM
I had plenty of room in my truck, just have to make sure and tuck the wires so they dont get pinched between the brace and stereo.
06-25-2012, 10:40 AM
the plastic pieces need to come out, not the metal
if you see where the plastic attaches to the metal brace with a rivet, you need to cut from there down to the openings where the ac wires and stuff behind the ac controls go.
07-01-2012, 10:00 AM
Just swapped out my eclipse cd5000 for a pioneer 80prs. While it was out I looked at what I cut and it was a plastic brace that ran horizontal off of the metal brace. Metal brace was not cut
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