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Cover plate for single-DIN opening
|Author||Topic: Cover plate for single-DIN opening|
posted 06-17-2012 02:25 PM ET (US)
The previous owner of my 1995 Outrage 21 had an AM/FM stereo mounted front-and-center on the boat's console. It had a removable face; you can see its position to the right of the Lowrance GPS unit and to the left of the marine radio in the picture below:
The stereo no longer works, and since I'm not that big on music out on the water, I'd just as soon remove it. I'd like to find a simple plate to cover the hole, but am a little challenged finding something suitable. I've Googled and looked on eBay and Amazon, and so far am only finding relatively complex (and often brand-specific) components that are fairly expensive. Isn't there a cheap and cheerful piece of plastic out there designed to cover up a single-DIN hole?
posted 06-17-2012 05:23 PM ET (US)
This should work - takes about 10 days to get to the states. Put a litle balck silicone on the back edges. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ CD-Radio-blanking-panel-plate-cover-DIN-standard-NEW-/ 251068877040?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3a74df08f0
posted 06-18-2012 09:30 PM ET (US)
Thanks much, looks like that should work fine. Between that and the color-coded wires, those are some great leads!
posted 06-19-2012 04:07 PM ET (US)
A few alternatives:
-A piece of aluminum spray painted a complementary color.
posted 06-20-2012 12:34 PM ET (US)
Someplace (Crutchfield?) I've seen a little glove box that
fits in a single DIN opening.
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