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Old 11 March 2017, 09:44 PM   #1
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Default Pioneer AVH-X3800DAB head unit fitting problems

I've just bought the above head unit and fitted it fine in my 06 Wrx estate. When I've come to put the silver fascia surround on, the stereo is slightly too big for the hole in the fascia.....anyone else had this issue or know a resolution?

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Have you fitted the optional black surround to the stereo ?
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Old 12 March 2017, 08:33 AM   #3
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no because it wont fit. The fascia wont go over the stereo without it.
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Old 12 March 2017, 12:19 PM   #4
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Had to trim my facia to fit my stereo as it wouldnt clip back in to place
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Old 12 March 2017, 04:03 PM   #5
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With the trim ring removed from the Pioneer radio the fascia should at least fit over the front lip.

Is it more of the case that the radio protrudes out too far for the fascia to fully clip home??
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Old 12 March 2017, 11:46 PM   #6
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With the trim ring removed from the Pioneer radio the fascia should at least fit over the front lip.

Is it more of the case that the radio protrudes out too far for the fascia to fully clip home??
Yes that's it. I've just borrowed a dremel so gonna give that a go tomorrow....just need to remove the plastic inside the hole for the stereo....if that makes sense....I will try a get a pic to show...
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Old 12 March 2017, 11:54 PM   #7
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It's the bit that returns back towards the stereo.....the hole is slightly too small so the fascia doesnt clip all the way back.....


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Old 19 July 2017, 01:33 PM   #8
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Im now having the same problem with the AVH-X390BT Pioneer double din head unit, even with the trim removed from the head unit it still sits a good 5mm 🔙 from the front of the fascia WTF looks like I've gotta butcher mine and all, thought these bloody things should fit ok, after all a double din is a double din size wise surely
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Old 27 September 2017, 04:21 PM   #9
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I had the same problem with my AVH-X3800DAB and I had to trim my facia to fit the stereo as it wouldn't clip back in again.
I have cutted the facia with my dremel with accuracy and now is back in place.
I'll make a photo and post it this evening
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Old 27 September 2017, 05:46 PM   #10
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Old 27 September 2017, 10:10 PM   #11
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Yes dremel is the way forward.......once that lip is cut away it fits like a glove.....
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Old 29 September 2017, 12:29 PM   #12
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I get the same problem with my pioneer also. Any tips mate ?, I need to sort mine out
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Old 29 September 2017, 09:56 PM   #13
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Yeah get a descent dremel.....the one I borrowed didn't work properly so got half way through and it stopped......I ended up putting the dremel bit in a cordless drill....lol....didn't notice the head of the drill touching the white plastic part around the electrics for the heater dials and melted the casing.....lol.....just take your time mate....doesn't matter if it looks a bit of a mess as it's on the inside of the fascia and won't be seen......
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