Does anyone have a Kenwood Excelon stereo installed in your Insight? I'm thinking about putting one in my 2005 Insight, and would like to know if you had any difficulties installing it? According to Crutchfield I would have to fabricate a mounting kit, but I'm not sure if that would really be necessary.
when i looked mine up at c'field it said the same thing: mods reqd. load-a-bull. at least for mine. i just swapped the mounting clips and attached it with 4 screws. no problems. YMMV if the kenwood is the same basic size as the oem rig it should bolt right in.
Yeah, I have a feeling that Crutchfield says that significant modification is required for any cars that they haven't researched. Since Insights are rare, they have probably never tried to install a stereo in one.
kinda what i thought too. maybe you can find one locally and check out the size and see if it has the correct holes on the side for the brackets. then get it somewhere cheaper than c'field. normally i buy locally, if it isnt too expensive. gotta keep the local economy going! i got my head unit and sub local, but the door speakers from ebay.
Sorry I didn't see this earlier. I have a Kenwood X869 in my Insight. http://www.crutchfield.com/S-3QZ7nKgIzMN/cgi-bin/prodview.asp?print=Y&i=113KDCX869&banner=1
It goes right in, all you have to do is use the brackets off of the stock head unit and mount them to the Kenwood and it will go right in. I've also got a Sirius reciever brain fitted in the styrofoam block where the CD changer would go with the cable running up through the location for the wiring to the CD changer. Works great, makes nice clean power.
Check eBay and ask questions. I was able to get a referb unit with a 180 day warranty from the seller for less than half of retail. Thus far it's worked flawlessly as did my previous Kenwood.