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The radio in my 1987 Ram (Royal SE) is crap. Tape deck won't play without squealing, most buttons are broken ...

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Old 02-15-2015, 10:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The radio in my 1987 Ram (Royal SE) is crap. Tape deck won't play without squealing, most buttons are broken etc. So I was thinking of installing a new one. My issue is I don't know if it is a 2 din size or a 1.5 din. It seems bigger than a standard (1 din) aftermarket radio but is it big enough to be a 2 din? Anyone installed a new/aftermarket radio? If so, what did you do? Install kit or did you find something that fit? Thanks

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It's a 1.5 DIN radio. You'll just need an install kit and you'll be fine.
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Ask the customer service when searching on the market can help. Some dealers even teach you how to install the kit.
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Got my install kit at Best Buy in 2007 - off the shelf. As Gen.1 Dodges are now 8 years further out of date, you may hafta go to a stereo specialty shop. Or fleabay.

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Crutchfield.com is an awesome resource, even if you don't make your final purchase there.

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