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"Double DIN" means it's the standard size for "oversize" car audio/video (4"Hx7"W). It's 2x the size of a "standard" car radio (2"Hx7"W). It should fit exactly in the dash of many (more or less) upscale European cars. (Japanese cars, YMMV. 'Merkin cars, all bets are off.)
The beauty of standard DIN sizes: once, I had a VW Golf, and literally pulled off the dash fascia, pulled out the junky radio, and pushed in a Blaupunkt, and pushed the dash fascia back on. No tools required, and it looked like it was made for the car. Of course, some months later, the thieves took it out even faster.
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lakersfanman33 wrote:for the majority of cars, you'll need to buy a wiring harness to install it. that requires crimping/soldering together the given wiring harness and the one for your make/model. you can check whether it fits your car by going to Crutchfield and seeing if code DD fits your car.
The wiring harness doesn't require crimping or soldering... a simple twist of the cables and some electrical tape will suffice as will cable "couplers" (sold for about $2 for a box of 20 at your local Hardware store). I've done 6 stereo installs for myself and my friends and only used the twist and tape method and all six are still playing music today.
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