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Installing a deck in a new car
I'm picking up my new car today (2011 Matrix) and I decided that instead of paying $1700 to the dealer for their Alpine upgrade (only available deck upgrade from them), I would just buy a deck myself afterward. I'm looking at this one:
The car already has AUX and Bluetooth, but I wanted something with USB, and also something a bit nicer looking.
My question is, how the heck do these decks go into new cars? I've installed single DIM decks before in older cars (early 2000, mid 90) without issue, and every time the old deck was the exact same size as the new deck. Now, there are little accents on the dash that make it so an aftermarket deck will leave gaps. How is this corrected? I've heard of deck kits, but I can't seem to find any further info on them for my car.
As you can see from the Matrix's dash:
Not only is the deck not an even rectangle, but there are going to be gaps on the side where the volume and tuner knobs were. Any ideas here?
Also, I'm assuming on-wheel controls play nice with aftermarket decks?