Originally Posted by Schwallman
Hello, new here and have searched over an hour through the audio forums. I'm just got myself an 07 ranger and am wanting to install my old kenwood dnx5140 nav unit in it. I am curious about trimming the top part of the bezel and what kit to use to install it. I understand I need a mounting kit, I haven't bought it yet but I don't see where it would connect to inside of the opening. Anyone care to share their experience in installing a ddin unit in an 07 ranger? Again I have searched for awhile but never found exactly the right answers. Thanks in advance.
I installed a double din Pioneer into my 2010 ranger. I used the Metra 95-5600 Mounting kit and the Metra 70-1771 Harness (both available from Amazon.com).
I believe the 2007 ranger set up is similar. I had to remove the radio and the Benzel (two screws on the bottom of benzel) and use the dremel to trim the top and bottom lip of the benzel to fit the new double din Pioneer unit. The mounting kit side panels fit into the sides of the benzel opening and then screw into the radio and secure the unit in this manner, A trim piece then snaps into the mounted unit to cover the space . The old radio clips into the side portions of the benzel and it can be reinstalled even though you had to trim the top and bottom sections of the ranger benzel to install the new unit.
This is what worked for me . Hope it helps you.