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Hi Guys, I decided to convert my CS3 dashboard into a double din setup. My car came with the factory stereo and an in-dash 6 CD changer located at the bottom of the dash. This is how it used to look like: Note that I have removed the AC regulator knobs before the DIY. In order to do this, I had to obtain a double din conversion kit from eBay. This is what I got: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-METRA-95-7017B-DOUBLE-DIN-DASH-KIT-FOR-2002-2007-MITSUBISHI-LANCER-/181819356245?hash=item2a55473455 As you can see, the kit came with a kit that is 100% identical to the double din setup that comes in some JDM CS Lancers. The complicated part here is re-locating the AC controls to the lower part of the dash (where the CD changer is in the above photo). The first step was to remove the bezel around the stereo and the bezel that holds the CD changer in place. Then removed the head unit and the AC controls so that they can be relocated to where the CD changer was. Since this is a manual AC system with airflow controlled by a cable-operated system, it was not just an unplug-relocate-plug thing. Rather, the cables needed to be removed so that the AC control panel could be detached from the dashboard, then re-attach the cables through the CD changer opening. After the AC was relocated, it looked like this. As you can see the AC bezel that I got from eBay is a black one, I will need to get it resprayed to match the color of the dashboard. I tested the AC controls, air redirection and everything seemed to work as expected. The next part was to source a matching double din head unit. I was keen on buying a branded unit that had Bluetooth and support for a reverse camera, so I got hold of this. The model is Pioneer AVH-275BT and the unit cost me 38K including a reverse camera. few snapshot while installing the unit. mic and reverse camera after installing the unit overall it was not that difficult than i thought and really happy with the outcome. kudos to Davy who helped me to make this happened even sharing every steps to follow - which wanted to do by himself so badly - and specially to come out with this post :-)