I hated that door when I had a tC. Removed it all together.
I suppose if you can fabricate a radio mount that would inset the head unit 1.5" - 2", then transplant the door system from the tC. However, I haven't been behind the radio yet to know what kind of room is there.
I hate to be a buzz kill sometimes, but I have a feeling that a lot of you havent even taken apart your dash if you think this will work. Regardless of the amount of "customization," where would the cover slide back? It cant go up, the vents would get in the way.. it cant go down, the ac controls are there... and it cant flip out and then go straight back because there are wiring looms for the flashers and HU back there, not to mention a lack of depth. Its not gonna happen. If you're worried about it, buy a HU with a detachable faceplate/screen.
Ive taken mine apart many times...
Im just thinking that itd be possible, I mean itd take work and I severely doubt you could pull it off with the stock HU, and personally I dont find it worth the effort but if you do then go for it and bring back pics
I dont think you can pull it off with an aftermarket HU either. Seriously, there just isnt the room for a hide away panel. MAYBE if it was a fabric type covering that slide down over a recessed HU, then it might work. But it would have to be a on a spring loaded roller or something. Theres just no way a rigid plastic flip down cover is going to work.
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