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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 20, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Hey - just wanted to share something that worked for me. I was able to install a modern Bluetooth stereo in the glove box by using a universal fit under dash stereo mounting bracket. The modern head unit is quite a bit shorter than stereos of the past, so by cutting the bracket to only fit the depth of the stereo, it slides right into the glovebox, and door closes nicely, almost like it was designed for it.

Cut a hole in the back of the glovebox for wiring and no other mods. I stuck on some 1/4‚€¬¬Ě weatherstripping on the bottom to keep it from moving around, and thats it. I can take it out very easily whenever I want, and stays put. Routed the usb cord down to the console in case I want to plug in/charge my phone.

The original stereo doesnt even work, but I like the original look.

Im sure there are other, better ways out there, but heres another option .

Hope everyone is staying inside and safe
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 31st, 20, 3:10 PM
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Re: Bluetooth stereo in glovebox

I did the same thing, except I had a box built.
Much better radio reception now.
Donít use it too much anyway...the sound of the car is much more relaxing and interesting than whatís on the radio.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 8th, 20, 2:16 AM
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Hey - just wanted to share something that worked for me. I was able to install a modern Bluetooth stereo in the glove box by using a universal fit under dash stereo mounting bracket. The modern head unit is quite a bit shorter than stereos of the past, so by cutting the bracket to only fit the depth of the stereo, it slides right into the glovebox, and door closes nicely, almost like it was designed for it.

Cut a hole in the back of the glovebox for wiring and no other mods. I stuck on some 1/4‚Ĭ¬Ě weatherstripping on the bottom to keep it from moving around, and thats it. I can take it out very easily whenever I want, and stays put. Routed the usb cord down to the console in case I want to plug in/charge my phone.

The original stereo doesnt even work, but I like the original look.

Im sure there are other, better ways out there, but heres another option .

Hope everyone is staying inside and safe
You say it's "quite a bit shorter", so, I'm guessing it's a digital media receiver and does NOT have a CD player, correct? CD players are about the same depth as the stock radio, I believe. Will a CD player fit this way? A lot of folks have mentioned doing this but maybe they are not using the under dash housing/mount like you.
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Hey - just wanted to share something that worked for me. I was able to install a modern Bluetooth stereo in the glove box by using a universal fit under dash stereo mounting bracket. The modern head unit is quite a bit shorter than stereos of the past, so by cutting the bracket to only fit the depth of the stereo, it slides right into the glovebox, and door closes nicely, almost like it was designed for it.

Cut a hole in the back of the glovebox for wiring and no other mods. I stuck on some 1/4‚€¬¬¬Ě weatherstripping on the bottom to keep it from moving around, and thats it. I can take it out very easily whenever I want, and stays put. Routed the usb cord down to the console in case I want to plug in/charge my phone.

The original stereo doesnt even work, but I like the original look.

Im sure there are other, better ways out there, but heres another option .

Hope everyone is staying inside and safe
You say it's "quite a bit shorter", so, I'm guessing it's a digital media receiver and does NOT have a CD player, correct? CD players are about the same depth as the stock radio, I believe. Will a CD player fit this way? A lot of folks have mentioned doing this but maybe they are not using the under dash housing/mount like you.
Correct, it’s a digital media only, no CD player. I dont believe a CD player will fit in the glovebox with the stereo housing I’m using.
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Re: Bluetooth stereo in glovebox

I have used a cd player in a '71 glovebox, it was fastened to the top or 'oof' of the glovebox with a small hole for wiring, and the door closed.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 20, 12:14 AM
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I just gutted the stock AM/FM stereo, installed the blue tooth receiver in it. You don’t need access to it with a remote.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 20, 1:30 PM Thread Starter
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Here’s a better pic. The top edge of the stereo container sits flush against the bottom edge of the inner glove box lip. It fits snug inside but I can slide the box out at any time
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 20, 3:59 PM
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Re: Bluetooth stereo in glovebox

I went with a retrosound BT in dash, looks good and sounds good. I can certainly understand someone wanting the original look with an additional BT radio though. However AC plastic glove boxes are like gold and wouldn't cut a hole in it knowing how hard they are to find..if you can find one
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 20, 8:53 PM
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Re: Bluetooth stereo in glovebox

Y'all know you can get an amp that has BT and completely ditch the head unit, right? Nothing in the glove box, but only a small amp under the passenger seat or trunk.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 20, 8:32 AM Thread Starter
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Y'all know you can get an amp that has BT and completely ditch the head unit, right? Nothing in the glove box, but only a small amp under the passenger seat or trunk.
did not know that. That’s great to know for future. In my case I did also want charging access for my phone and hands free calling.
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