The differences between 1 DIN and 2 DIN car radio

Are you looking for a new touchscreen car radio to replace your original?

You may have noticed that many car stereos include 1 DIN and 2 DIN. These terms are included in the title. What is 1 DIN and 2 DIN? What are the differences?

What does “DIN” mean?

In automotive car radios, DIN refers to the dimensions of the top unit of automotive audio and video equipment. DIN stands for Deutches Institue Fur Normung, which is responsible for setting business standards for automotive head units worldwide.

The differences between 1-DIN and 2-DIN

For a standard car radio, the shape must be cuboid, the single DIN is relatively small, while a double DIN car radio (e.g. a pumpkin car radio) is twice the height of a DIN unit.

Dimensions of 1 Din car radio: 178 x 50 mm (7 x 2 inches)

Dimensions of 2 Din car radio: 178 x 100 mm (7 x 4 inches)

In a word, height makes the difference.

1 din and 2 din

Tips for retrofitting a single DIN vehicle

For a 1-DIN vehicle, you will need to accurately measure the front panel of your original car radio to ensure the new radio will fit. Normally a DIN unit is cheaper due to the lower cost for the size and limited features, but there are some newly developed single din car stereos with large touch screen and have all the features that a double din car radio had such as: . E.g. Pumpkin AA0717B .

Tips for retrofitting a double DIN vehicle

If the height of your current car radio is more than 10cm, you'd better choose a double DIN unit. If you still insist on buying a single din car radio, an additional frame or something else is required to fill the remaining ceiling area so that the device does not come loose. Double Din car stereos are currently gaining more market share for the larger and different screen options and more features to expand, making the Android based operating system the most welcomed car stereos.

Speaking of car radio functions: the most basic are radio, Bluetooth and navigation. Features such as rear view camera, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and DAB + radio also arise for driving safety and entertainment reasons.

In order to meet the different functional requirements and give each car radio the most unique characters that the driver likes to DIY, AutoPumpkin separates the basic functions with the expandable ones into different accessories. It is also a smart idea to prevent the malfunctioning part from causing the entire device to work.

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