The Differences between 1 DIN and 2 DIN Car Radio

Looking for a new touch screen car radio to replace your original one?

You might noticed many car radios are included 1 DIN and 2 DIN these terms in the title,what’s 1 DIN and 2 DIN? What’s the differences?

What does “DIN” mean?

In automotive car radios, DIN refers to the dimensions of the top unit of automotive audio and video devices. DIN stands for Deutches Institue Fur Normung, the body to blame for setting the business standards used for automotive head units worldwide.

The differences between 1-DIN and 2-DIN

For a standard car radio, the form shall be cuboid, the single DIN is in a relatively smaller size, while a double DIN car radio (take a pumpkin car radio as example) is twice the height of a one DIN unit.

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

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

In a word, height makes the differences.

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Tips for retrofitting a single DIN vehicle

For a 1-DIN vehicle, you must accurately measure the faceplate of your original car radio in order to ensure the new radio to fit in. Usually, one DIN unit is cheaper due to the lower cost on the size and limited functions, but there are some newly developed Single Din car radios with big touch screen and have all the functions that a double Din car radio possessed, such as Pumpkin AA0342B.

Tips for retrofitting a double DIN vehicle

If your current car radio’s height is over 10 cm, better choose a double DIN unit. If you still insist to buy a single Din car radio, an extra frame or some stuff to fill in the rest blanket area will be necessary to keep the unit from loosening. Double Din car radios are gaining more market portion currently for the bigger and various screen options, and more functions to expand, which empowers the Android based operating system the most welcomed car radios.

Speaking of the car radio functions, the most basic ones are radio, Bluetooth, and navigation. Functions including reverse camera, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and DAB+ radio are also arising for concerns of driving safety and entertainment.

To meet with the different function requirement and get each car radio the most unique characters that the driver like to DIY, AutoPumpkin separates the basic functions with the expandable ones into different accessories. It is also a smart idea to prevent the malfunction part from effecting the whole device to work.


Want to know more information? Check Pumpkin 1 Din car radios and Pumpkin 2 Din car radios.




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William crammon

William crammon

I want a double din radio with sat nav,cd
Bluetooth touchscreen for my Nissan Elgrand. 51 2004 can you tell me what you have that will fit many thanks bill

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