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Oct 25, 8:27pm - #55729 
Please help with Dash kit

I got a dash kit for my 03 celica for my single din pioneer deck. I hooked everything up right, but for I dont know how to put the kit together correctly. It came with other pieces and I don't know which ones are for my car and which ones aren't. But when I put the deck in the din slot, the deck falls right through. There is nothing holding it in the kit securely. Please help.


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Oct 25, 8:33pm - #55730 
I might be able to help you if you had some pics confused


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Oct 25, 8:40pm - #55731 
Does this help... ?

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Oct 25, 8:48pm - #55732 
Those are the only 4 pieces that the celica uses in the kit?I understand where the back three pieces go that are in that kit, but i'm alittle confused on that front piece's location.


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Oct 25, 8:51pm - #55733 
you will be left with extra parts... I think 2 extra parts tongue
There are a few parts left over from my first stereo install almost 3 years ago


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All you basically need is the head unit surround trim (for smaller systems) and the 'cd' box/large display trim... everything else is useless in the celica thumbsup


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Oct 25, 8:53pm - #55734 
Thats what I thought...But when I put my deck inside the kit, It isnt held securely...It so loose, that if falls back into the dash. I thought maybe one of those pieces was meant to hold it in place???


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Oct 25, 8:56pm - #55735 
use the parts that came with your new stereo head unit to secure it to the dashkit

they should look like these two supports...

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Oct 25, 8:57pm - #55736 
...or transfer the ones from your stock system, to your new system grin


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Oct 25, 8:58pm - #55737 
you have a cage for the head unit right?
the cage slides over the body of the head unit so that it holds the head unit from falling through. the dash kit is there to mount the head unit(with the cage on) to the dash.

i dont know if that helps any.


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Oct 25, 8:59pm - #55738 
Sorry, I wasnt very clear. The actually kit itself fits fine in my dash. What doesn't fit right is my pioneer deck in the actually kit. Its very loose and won't stay put.


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Oct 25, 9:01pm - #55739 
element_celicais has mentioned the solution to your woes thumbsup

(what he is talking about is suposto have come with your new head unit)


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Oct 25, 9:01pm - #55740 
Does that dash kit come with the cage. Because I don't think I have one. I actually never of a cage.


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Oct 25, 9:03pm - #55741 
Originally Posted by celicatalbot
Sorry, I wasnt very clear. The actually kit itself fits fine in my dash. What doesn't fit right is my pioneer deck in the actually kit. Its very loose and won't stay put.


hmm im pretty sure its the cage then..
i have an alpine head unit and they use different style cages than other brands, so if you use the wrong cage they'll barely hold it on and the head unit would just slide through the dash kit..

but i dont know about your pioneer..


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Oct 25, 9:05pm - #55742 
buy a cage from a local audio store..
i actually got mine for free since they were installing it and also they gave me the trim that goes around the head unit for free too.


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Oct 25, 9:15pm - #55743 
are the cages usually metal or plastic


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Oct 25, 9:23pm - #55744 
metal... i'll try to find a pic of one


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Oct 25, 9:25pm - #55745 
my Deck has a metal case around it, if that is the cage, but even with that on the deck, it doesnt fit right??


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Oct 25, 9:27pm - #55746 
hmm... do you have pics?

ok.. here is a pic of a random cage, it's been put into the dash , its the shiny part with no head unit installed.
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and here it is with the head unit installed...
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if you do have a cage, make sure that you pry the small fingers up so that it can hold agianst the dash kit.


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Oct 25, 9:43pm - #55747 
the hole on the kit is so bigger than the deck itself so the deck doesnt sit securely. I tried to take pics but my camera isnt downloading


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Oct 25, 10:02pm - #55748 
Originally Posted by celicatalbot
the hole on the kit is so bigger than the deck itself so the deck doesnt sit securely. I tried to take pics but my camera isnt downloading


Originally Posted by element_celica
if you do have a cage, make sure that you pry the small fingers up so that it can hold agianst the dash kit.


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Oct 26, 9:36am - #55749 
Yes...Thanks for your help everyone. I did not have the cage. So I went to Best Buy and they gave me on for free!!!. Now everything is working perfectly.


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