i say its harder to get a stock one out then it is to put a new one in. get an install kit, install the kit and mounting sleeve. they just clip in place usually. cut and splice some wires and thats about it. any place that sells HU's will have install kits.
How much for an install kit? How do i know wut kit to buy? Im way new to this HU section so i dont know sh!t and i need ur support help me dawg!!! JK Im probably gonna buy a Pioneer DEH 1700 or 1800 for now till i get more $. Thanx......
Wuts the big difference between the 1700 and the 1800?
If you're not willing to go the ebay route (even though I definately reccomend it as long as you're buying new equipment) then check out Cardomain.com or Amazon.com since Crutchfield tends to be pricey (they are a great place for research though).
I run the Pioneer 5800 and would definately reccomend that or the 4800. Cardomain has the 4800 for $160 and you get a free kit and harness. Here's a link to it:
If you give us the make, model, and year of your car we can give you the exact dash kit and wiring harness you'll need but it's pretty easy to find on your own if you enter your info at Crutchfield or Cardomain.
03 ford focus.....Thanx, but right now i have to settle with something a little under or about $100. Any recomendations?? I bought the kit for wires already and the kit so the deck can fit right but bought the wrong 1 so have to buy another.
Ok, well as far as reccomendations in that price range, your selection is going to be pretty slim and you really are going to get what you pay for, so don't expect anything spectacular. I'd say the Pioneer 1800 would probably be your best bet, but I'll say again that if you're interested in doing any upgrades in the future like adding subs, you're going to end up having to replace it with something a bit more expensive. I'm not going to preach to you about it, it's your call but with an extra 50 or 60 bucks you could get a deck that'll last you much longer and have a bunch more features, like I said though, that's your decision and I understand that you're anxious to get something new in there.
Ok, in terms of your focus, you should be able to find the answer to just about any question you have about audio install in a Focus at this site:
I also forgot to mention that if you go into any Bestbuy, Circuit City, Tweeter, or any other place that does car audio install and say "I'm putting a deck in an '03 Focus" they'll show you/sell you everything you need.
And I don't think anyone has mentioned an antenna adapter yet. I'm not positive you'll need one, but you probably do.
yes its great with the subs. it has direct sub controls. i love the fact that i can turn the bass up and the inner speakers wont distort like my old unit (deh-2800). it made the sound system sound a whole lot better as a whole too. and the fact that it comes with a remote is just icing on the cake. i highly recommend it.