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    MK4 Polo Stereo Unit

    Hey Guys,

    What are your thoughts on the best stereo unit for a 2007 VW Polo?

    I've been looking at a few on here: http://caraudiosecurity.com/car-ster...r-pioneer/pg-3

    Looking at: http://caraudiosecurity.com/deh-s410...android-stereo

    But not sure if it's fully compatible.

    Thanks in advance!

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    A double DIN would make more sense.
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    2006 Polo GTI 1.8T, APR 95RON remap
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    Super new to this all. What's a double din?

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    The 9N3 can have a single or double DIN sized unit if you take away the cubby hole used with single DIN units. Saying DIN is an abbreviation for Deutsches Institut für Normung which in English is the German Institute for Standardisation and refers to their standard DIN 75490 which is now intentional standard ISO7736 so a double DIN is two singles stacked on top of each other so a 180 x 50 mm or 180 x 100.3 mm opening size but there is no depth standard so you need to know what you have and that what you buy is not too deep.
    2003 Skoda Octavia VRS Estate. APR 98RON remap, APR R1 diverter valve, Jetex exhaust, K&N panel filter, 7.5x18 Alutec Monstr wheels with 225/40 18 Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres.
    2006 Polo GTI 1.8T, APR 95RON remap
    1988 Golf 2 GTI 16 valve, 2.2 with Weber Alpha injection
    1983 Golf 1 GTI 8 valve, 2 litre with Eurospec racing 42/36 head
    1972 1302LS auto 1641cc conversion

    Vile Invention

    Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.

    W.H. Auden (1907-1973), A Curse:

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    First posts normally go in introductions else you could get a free fix and we never see you again!!!

    Post moved to correct section as OP can't read sub forum titles.
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    Thank you Keith. My bad
    2007 Polo 1.2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasher View Post
    The 9N3 can have a single or double DIN sized unit if you take away the cubby hole used with single DIN units. Saying DIN is an abbreviation for Deutsches Institut für Normung which in English is the German Institute for Standardisation and refers to their standard DIN 75490 which is now intentional standard ISO7736 so a double DIN is two singles stacked on top of each other so a 180 x 50 mm or 180 x 100.3 mm opening size but there is no depth standard so you need to know what you have and that what you buy is not too deep.

    Thanks for the info. Much clearer now.

    Thinking out loud here, i've looked into Double and single DINs over the weekend and the Doubles do look great but my concern would be it's a fixed unit and can easily be stolen whereas a lot of single dins allow you to remove the face unit when you've left the car.

    Otherwise I do agree, the double din units look ace!

    Am I right in saying that all I need is:

    - An installation kit like the kit here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Single-or...9/270799345089
    - Removal keys like these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Autoleads-P.../dp/B004Z7IW3Q
    - A double or Single Din of my choice that is compatible with this car (Any suggestions on a good double din?)

    Thanks in advance!
    2007 Polo 1.2

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    Car radio theft seems to be pretty rare these days, I hardly ever see it and my DD in my Octavia is fixed but it is a good point and a valid concern.
    2003 Skoda Octavia VRS Estate. APR 98RON remap, APR R1 diverter valve, Jetex exhaust, K&N panel filter, 7.5x18 Alutec Monstr wheels with 225/40 18 Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres.
    2006 Polo GTI 1.8T, APR 95RON remap
    1988 Golf 2 GTI 16 valve, 2.2 with Weber Alpha injection
    1983 Golf 1 GTI 8 valve, 2 litre with Eurospec racing 42/36 head
    1972 1302LS auto 1641cc conversion

    Vile Invention

    Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.

    W.H. Auden (1907-1973), A Curse:

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    I've searched a lot on the website before posting this and just want someone to confirm I have all the right info before I go ahead and order everything, please!

    My Dash: https://i.imgur.com/CluTI3k.jpg

    - Single DIN: https://www.halfords.com/technology/car ... car-stereo
    (This is the back: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com ... L1500_.jpg)

    - Installation kit: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270799345089?ul_noapp=true

    - Removal keys: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Autoleads-P.../dp/B004Z7IW3Q

    - Do I need a fuse tap for the radio to work? (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ADD-A-CIRCUI ... 3a9789c72d)

    Is this everything I need and are they all compatible?
    2007 Polo 1.2

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    No you don't need that fitting kit, that is for a Golf 5 non standard DIN aperture to convert it to standard DIN and convert the wiring, the Polo 9N is much easier, a standard 2xDIN should plug in and work after fitting the cage.
    2003 Skoda Octavia VRS Estate. APR 98RON remap, APR R1 diverter valve, Jetex exhaust, K&N panel filter, 7.5x18 Alutec Monstr wheels with 225/40 18 Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres.
    2006 Polo GTI 1.8T, APR 95RON remap
    1988 Golf 2 GTI 16 valve, 2.2 with Weber Alpha injection
    1983 Golf 1 GTI 8 valve, 2 litre with Eurospec racing 42/36 head
    1972 1302LS auto 1641cc conversion

    Vile Invention

    Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.

    W.H. Auden (1907-1973), A Curse:

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