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    Kenwood DNX893S in the XLR graytoad's Avatar
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    I stopped by a local car audio specialist shop and he asked me to find out about what was used for a mounting bracket as there are none listed for this unit to fit the XLR. He was also having trouble finding 2009 XLR listed in any of the references most of the listings were 2004 thru 2006. I am assuming there are no differences in the different years other than the 09 did have blue tooth added?

    So what was used for mounting the unit? Did part of the factory brackets work or did something have to be fabricated? Apparently they have retro fitted many Cadillac's but never an XLR that he can remember.....not surprising though. (Radio-Active has been around for at least 20 years and are the Go-To shop for custom work) He is trying to give me an realistic quote for install. Your input would be appreciated Rexter, Stormshadow or anyone else who has done this conversion.
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    Kenwood DNX893S in the XLR rexster314's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by graytoad View Post
    I stopped by a local car audio specialist shop and he asked me to find out about what was used for a mounting bracket as there are none listed for this unit to fit the XLR. He was also having trouble finding 2009 XLR listed in any of the references most of the listings were 2004 thru 2006. I am assuming there are no differences in the different years other than the 09 did have blue tooth added?

    So what was used for mounting the unit? Did part of the factory brackets work or did something have to be fabricated? Apparently they have retro fitted many Cadillac's but never an XLR that he can remember.....not surprising though. (Radio-Active has been around for at least 20 years and are the Go-To shop for custom work) He is trying to give me an realistic quote for install. Your input would be appreciated Rexter, Stormshadow or anyone else who has done this conversion.


    Well, you're correct in that there are NO listings for any parts necessary for aftermarket radio installations. In my case the installers used the factory cage for the head unit and I'm fairly certain they fabricated the side filler plates. The parts necessary for adapting the Kenwood are listed in my first post in this thread. You may or may not need that trigger switch to turn on the Bose system. I followed the parts list from another earlier post, but a couple here did not use it and it seems the radio works find with the Bose system. Print out my first post here and show it to your stereo guy. If he's any good at all, it will make sense to him.

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