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    2006 Coupe Stereo issue

    I just recently bought my dream car, and the first issue is the stereo. The volume knob is broken. My question is, how do you find another one that fits this odd curvature? Im not sure this dash is stock, but the curves on the corners seem different. Any input is appreciated.
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    That is the standard 1.5 DIN Chrysler stereo.

    You have three options:

    1. Find another...they are pretty common across the Chrysler lineup of that era, and probably wouldn't be hard to find one.
    2. Install an aftermarket single DIN head unit - it is smaller, so you'll need to install an adapter, which will take up the gap and match the curvature you see there
    3. Install an aftermarket double DIN head unit - that will require custom fabrication to make it fit, and depending on the model chosen, might require you to cut into the dash. There are newer options out now that are shallow and should keep you from having to do the last part, but you'll still have to modify the dash piece either way.
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    Chip, that radio was used in a million Chrysler vehicles. Take a look at ebay, you can buy them by the truck load, cheap!!
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    If you go aftermarket, a kit like this will adapt the radio/wiring/antenna.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/COMPLETE-ST...72.m2749.l2649

    Aftermarket lets you pick up features like Bluetooth, but eliminates features like dimming, speed based volume and EQ set to OEM speakers.

    Personally, I went aftermarket, with a radio without a CD mechanism. They are physically about 1/4 the size and weight of the OEM radio.
    Last edited by Old School; 09-08-2019 at 01:02 PM.

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    Find one from a Jeep or a Neon, same stereo.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/02-03-04-05...cAAOSwx95bJRf1
    Last edited by LATAMUD; 09-08-2019 at 01:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LATAMUD View Post
    Find one from a Jeep or a Neon, same stereo.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/02-03-04-05...cAAOSwx95bJRf1
    That one's a single disc. If you want the changer, you need something like this:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2004-2007-C...4AAOSw175b5bmL

    Also, during these years, Chrysler produced 2 versions of the same radio (with different part numbers), one with high speed CAN bus, the other with low speed.
    Last edited by Old School; 09-08-2019 at 04:40 PM.

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    Solution - install full aftermarket exhaust, then no need for stereo
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThunderbisonACR View Post
    Solution - install full aftermarket exhaust, then no need for stereo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old School View Post
    That one's a single disc. If you want the changer, you need something like this:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2004-2007-C...4AAOSw175b5bmL

    Also, during these years, Chrysler produced 2 versions of the same radio (with different part numbers), one with high speed CAN bus, the other with low speed.
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