Originally Posted by sounddude
The way I see it there are only two options. You can ditch the climate control and install a custom climate control computer/controller like they use in all the stars cars on TV or you can delete the hazard switch and cup holders and do a ton of cutting. Still not sure that it would fit because I don't know the depth but, unless you have a lot of experience with single to double conversions, you may be biting off more than you can chew.
The more I think about it, you may be able to drop the climate control/seat heaters down an inch or so. Maybe more because of the able it's cut at. get rid of the trim. (you're going to need to fab something anyway.
I have one of these. (I think mine is a 512)
It was in an older 944 I bought once and I had it in a BMW for awhile. The only double DIN conversion I ever did was in a 928. About two weeks after I did it someone popped the window and took it. Broke the center console to smitherines. Insurance paid and I carry a $100 deductible so I didn't really loose anything..... Except for $100/a ton of hours of research and even more actual fab work. (lame)
It seems like a lot of work for something that there is already an easy solution for. To each their own but here are my thoughts.
The kenwood single din is the same software as the double DIN (although my 512 lacks delay settings and only has 4 pre-outs meaning no separate sub out... more on this when I do the amp upgrade) the double din Excelon I had came with nav and I had to buy the module (to add nav to my single din. Bluetooth is another 120$ so the 700 or so new price of the single din is not really a savings or an expense compared to the double din). But the double din is at least 300 more. I bought my nav module for 160 on ebay.