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i am looking to install an indash tv with touchscreen. anyone know any good componies or products they would recomend? i am looking to add a computer so it will need aux inputs.
 

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ALPINE!!! IVA-D901!!! It is bad! I think it may have nav built into it already? If not I KNOW its capable!! Or the Pioneer AVIC-N2, its nice too, but Im huge on ALPIIINNNE!!!! LOL

Im an installer at Best Buy, and have interacted with several screens, I just like the Alpine best.... although we dont carry it at BB! :(
 

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Cobalt's radio is double din + sized, I'd boost it for the AVIC-D1/D2 -- the double din version of the N2! Looks sooooo hot and would look stock if you installed it right!

GM's new databus in the Cobalt might not be too happy not seeing the radio there. I know if I remove my radio, my door chimes go away and its difficult to reset the oil and tire meters. You may have to see if there is an extension harness so you can remote-mount your stock headunit in the trunk or somewhere else to retain the door chimes and any monitor functions.

Good luck!
 

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They make relocation harnesses. You dont need the headunit, only reason the door chimes disappear is cause normally they run through the cars speakers, and when you swap it out you lose that internal relay. The relocation harnesses for these radios are much more expensive than your regular vehicle harnesses, but adds an aftermarket speaker that returns your door chimes. And I asked someone already, and Im pretty sure they said the Cobalts DONT have that harness, I dont know why they dont. GM was slowly, in the past few years, converting all vehicles to these style harnesses. But hey the guy said he unplugged his radio and his door chimes still worked so.... Maybe GM realized this would end up a tuner car in every aspect and ditched that ignorant setup for a more reasonable one! That would be a good thing!
 

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Oh yeah and MOST double dins look like vomit. Granted I haven't seen the D1/D2, most DD radios are ugly. I cant even imagine what a DD indash TV would look like, might have to look this one up. Its just that dash kits are made for certain vehicles, and there is no way that Pioneer can make a different fit and finish on radios (like dash kits do) for every car that has DD radios, i.e. Ford, Chevy, etc etc... They all have different edges on the dash and such and some if not most would require some sort of modification to make it work smoothly.... But you have sparked my interest, this is actually the first I've heard of the AVIC-D1/2's. I'll have to look it up.
 

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i am actually thinking about putting an in-car computer in there. have the tower in the trunk, a double din sized touch screen in the radio section and where the seat heater controls would be mount an external dvd drive. i think that is exactly what i am going to do, now all i have to do is my research on how to wire all of this up.
 

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heated... haha... i've heard that you can get that option in canada and northern states, but didn't see it at the chevy website, and mine sure as hell aren't.
 

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no i dont have heated seats. i am talking about that piece under the radio. had the black box and then the 2 pieces to the left and right of it. in the ls cobalts that is where the heated seat controllers are. anyone ever do a carputer here and can give me any advice?
 

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Pioneer Avic D-1 (click it), built in nav, XM/Sirius ready. Personally, I've had a lot better experience with Pioneer than Kenwood, but that was a couple years ago...
 

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I do like that D-1, that thing is pretty sharp... too bad my S-10 is a din and a half....
What year S10? They went to double in 2002 or 2003, same as the Silverado.

This old radio was 1.5 din.


This newer style is double din.


That lower one is really hot. 6disc oem in dash cd changer. When I can make it fit in my Monte Carlo, it's goin in. Its too deep right now though...

Use Scosche pn# GM1590B to mount double din headunits in GM cars and trucks with the lower style headunit.


Scosche pn# GM1587B will mount a single-din unit in a Cobalt, but won't work with a double-din. I'd get it, cut a double din sized hole in it, and fab mounting brackets for the double-din nav unit...if I was doin it in a Cobalt.
 

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99, its a din and a half. BTW Im an installer and dont even know this, what does din stand for if anything??? I understand its a sizing measurement but is it an accronym(sp?) or anything?
 

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99, its a din and a half. BTW Im an installer and dont even know this, what does din stand for if anything??? I understand its a sizing measurement but is it an accronym(sp?) or anything?
I DO NOT know if it is an acronym but all I can find is this...
http://www.answers.com/topic/din-3?hl=din&hl=72552

LMAO... DIN (Do it Now)

and a bunch of other doctors and such! LoL
 

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i am def going with the in-car computer. i am good with computers so i am just going to build mine from scratch and save a few hundred that way and the extra i save throw into all the extra bells and wistles (GPS, voice command, 5.1 dobly digital.....). i am just going to need a few questions answered if anyone here is knowledgable about this stuff.
 

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sorry to churn up such an old thread, and being my first and all.......has anyone been able to install a double din radio (like the AVIC-D1) into their Cobalt and have no conflicts arise. And if there are pics, you gotta post em'!

Thanks...
 
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