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It would be cool if you place photos and how to installation. :nerd
I'll get some photos today and start a new thread with the fog-lights.
 
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Update on ¡Ay, Caramba! Progress

Time for an update on my projects, everything is coming along quite well and very happy with the results. Take a look in my garage for a full parts list on ¡Ay, Caramba!'s upgrades and maintenance, see https://www.rav4world.com/forums/garage.php?do=viewvehicle&vehicle_id=8241 (Note: that on a smart phone or tablet you may have to click on desktop view to see it).

- Brake system rebuild - https://www.rav4world.com/forums/85-4-1-faults-fixes/291239-brake-system-rebuild.html

- XM Sharkfin Style Radio Antenna - https://www.rav4world.com/forums/94-4-1-d-i-y-modifications/283985-xm-sharkfin-style-radio-antenna.html

- Rear Spoiler Installed - https://www.rav4world.com/forums/94-4-1-d-i-y-modifications/284001-rear-spoiler-installed.html

- Solar Panel and Pulsetech PowerPulse Battery Maintenance System - https://www.rav4world.com/forums/94-4-1-d-i-y-modifications/284009-solar-panel-pulsetech-powerpulse-battery-maintenance-system.html

- Roof Rack from 2003 Chevy Blazer - https://www.rav4world.com/forums/94-4-1-d-i-y-modifications/283977-roof-rack-2003-chevy-blazer.html

- Total Interior Remake - https://www.rav4world.com/forums/94-4-1-d-i-y-modifications/290073-total-interior-remake.html

- Job box that fits the 4 door luggage compartment perfectly - https://www.rav4world.com/forums/83-4-1-general/290089-job-box-fits-4-door-luggage-compartment-perfectly.html

- Speedometer Recalibration - https://www.rav4world.com/forums/84-4-1-accessories/290719-speedometer-recalibration.html

Front grill


¡Ay, Caramba! RAV4.1 Redneck Edition!!!


Left front view showing snorkel


Left rear view with Lake Okeechobee, FL in the background. On top of the dyke at Port Mayaca.


Right rear view
https://www.rav4world.com/forums/members/albums/122202-eodgator/ay-caramba-rav4-1-1999-redneck-edition-rne-7866-picture51247-ay-caramba-rav4-1-right-rear-view.html

Rear fairing and roof rack


Roof photo showing XM radio sharkfin antenna, solar panel, and roof rack


Engine Compartment as of Sep 2018



Interior showing the Pioneer Stereo, CB, pillar gauge pods, Navdy HUD GPS, powerpoints, leather seats


Overhead console and new headliner


Headliner with speaker pods


Brickle, my Cairn Terrier in her seat


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Interior showing the Pioneer Stereo, CB, pillar gauge pods, Navdy HUD GPS, powerpoints, leather seats
Your setup looks absolutely amazing!!
So I basically just got myself a '96 3 door manual and wanted to install a new GPS with Android Auto for the convenience of not having to use your phone for gps...
I was initially planning on going with a One-DIN flip-out unit but now that I see yours... Well I'm intrigued.

I was wondering what parts I would need to fit a double din Unit? As there is only a single slot and a 12V socket there right now...

Thanks!
 

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Thank you.

If you take the cupholders, cigarette lighter, and bezel off there is a double din in that location, you'll need the proper mount for whatever stereo you want to put there. I modified the bezel and cup holders to make a bezel for the stereo. I mounted the power points below the stereo to complete the install. Or, you could buy a replacement double din bezel for the lower area.

If you really want the GPS built into the stereo go with your original thought so that the GPS is more at eye level than down low.

I did not buy the GPS adapter for my stereo because the stereo sits down so low and I don't like taking my eyes off the road to look at it long enough to get directions. I really like the NAVDY HUD GPS unit but the company went belly up and disabled all the GPSs they sold but, fortunately some hackers figured out how to get them going again and even write updates. There are new GPS HUD units out there now to consider.

Here is a link to my stereo installation thread with more detail, https://www.rav4world.com/forums/84-4-1-accessories/227009-install-double-din-radio-gauges-12v-power-point-usb-power-point.html
 

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julien123 here is a photo of the dash disassembled, you can see the lower double din area where I mounted the stereo. I forgot to mention above but my stock cd-player was also mounted in the double din spot using only 1 space. I originally was hoping to mod my dash and install the Pioneer double din stereo where the climate control panel and switches live but there isn't enough depth there; same for the climate control and single din area.

 

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I was initially planning on going with a One-DIN flip-out unit but now that I see yours... Well I'm intrigued.
I was wondering what parts I would need to fit a double din Unit? As there is only a single slot and a 12V socket there right now...
To complement what eodgator has already said, here are some other posts on the matter:
Double din bezel (pictures and part number): https://www.rav4world.com/forums/94-4-1-d-i-y-modifications/265554-double-din-radio-surround-lower-center-stack.html
Other examples of similar installations: https://www.rav4world.com/forums/94-4-1-d-i-y-modifications/274153-double-din-head-unit-installation.html

I, too, believe that the usability of a GPS screen positioned that low while driving is (at best) questionable, if not dangerous.
You also have to relocate the 12v plug if you use the double din bezel.
The flip out screen at the usual location is more convenient in my opinion.

You can also consider the purchase of a cheap tablet and use that as a navigation solution:
https://www.rav4world.com/forums/94-4-1-d-i-y-modifications/244865-diy-smartphone-tablet-magnetic-mount.html#post2256985
 
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