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If you’re thinking of installing a Double DIN head unit into your Land Rover, then the new Kenwood DMX7018DABS takes the hard work out of the tricky process of selecting a Double DIN head unit that you know is going to fit! The Kenwood DMX7018DABS is the exact same headunit as the popular JVC KW-M745DBT but with Kenwood software and branding.Although Double DIN is an ‘industry standard’ size, our own experience has taught us that there is a subtle variation in sizes between brands. This variation, although small, is the thing that can make installing a Double DIN head unit into the popular Puma Double DIN conversion panels and our own MUD Defender Console a frustrating experience and ultimately, will affect how good the finished installation looks. Selecting the right unit will save yourself a lot of time, effort and headaches! The varying fascia dimensions between brands can result in ugly gaps around the edges of the Double DIN opening or worse still require you to start filing away at the opening in your new panel for the unit to sit snugly within it. The external fascia frame dimensions of the Kenwood double DIN head unit make it a perfect fit for the popular Puma Double DIN upgrade panels.Once you’ve installed the Kenwood DMX7018DABS you’ll find it comes packed with all the features that you’d expect from a top-quality head unit including DAB, video and rear camera inputs as well as Car-Play screen mirroring with Apple and Android devices with full touch screen functionality.
We are now stockists of the fully compatible JVC Reverse Camera KV-CM30. Click the link below for more information and a fitting guide.Kenwood are adding compatible apps all the time. Current apps include Maps, Spotify, WhatsApp, Waze and most recently Deezer.
The mechless design (no CD player) of the Kenwood DMX7018DABS means the hi-spec unit comes packaged within a super-slim chassis design. The massive benefit of the shallow 75mm chassis depth is that it overcomes one of the biggest headaches when installing a Double DIN unit; namely the lack of available room at the back of the Defender dashboard.If you’ve ever removed a standard Single DIN unit from the Defender dashboard you’ll know that space is extremely tight for the wiring behind the head unit. The shallow depth of the Kenwood head unit frees up a large chunk of extra space behind the head unit to greatly reduce the risk of trapping any wiring and make fitting/removal a pain-free process.
On full depth (160mm) Double DIN units, clearance under the clock in the Puma Defender becomes an issue as well as contact with the dashboard support bracket at the back of the Puma bulkhead. The Kenwood DMX7018DABS overcomes both of these hassles.To the rear all the input wires are easily labelled to make installation as simple as possible. Note on some subwoofers (including our range of Phoenix Gold Subs) you will require a phono splitter to link your RCA output to the single output jack. We supply this cable free of charge to make installation even easier.To get the full benefit of the Kenwood DMX7018DABS you'll need to upgrade your existing radio antenna to a DAB compatible antenna.
Note that not all audio head units and DAB Antenna use the same Antenna connections. The Kenwood Multimedia Unit uses a SMB-Push Fit DAB Antenna connection that won’t fit the alternative SMA-Screw Fit connector found on some DAB antennas, e.g. Nakatanenga/Hirschman. If your antenna isn't fitted with the SMB connector we can supply a DAB adaptor harness to convert the screw-fit DAB Antenna fitting to the Kenwood DAB fitting.
You could spend hours on the internet looking for dimension specifications or advice on internet forums, or you could just buy the Kenwood DMX7018DABS and know that it will fit…
What's in the box?
1x Kenwood DMX7018DABS Double DIN Headunit
1x RCA Phono Splitter
Please Note: The back of the head unit is equiped with an ISO radio connection. An adapter cable to connect the head unit to the Defender's factory radio loom is not supplied. If you already have an aftermarket head unit you may find your existing cable already has the ISO connector and therefore will fit straight into the Kenwood Double DIN head unit. Alternatively you will need to purchase an ISO adapter cable separately.
We know that when you shop online you want your order as soon as possible. Choose DHL shipping in the checkout and order before 2pm then you’ll get your stuff the next working day.
On smaller items we also offer a 2nd Class postage service. This normally takes 2-3 working days to show up at your door. If you’re in a rush go for the DHL option for a fully tracked service.
Big Stuff! Unfortunately, our Side Panels, Bulkhead Bars and longer lengths of Cargo Tracking are too big for DHL to handle. We generally use UPS or TNT but that’s on an ad-hoc basic so you need to order before 12 to get a next day service.
We charge the same rate to any UK address, which includes Highlands and Islands and Northern Ireland. We do this because we think its unfair to charge more just because you live remotely, lets be honest if we could, we’d live their too. In exchange please be patient if your parcel takes more than one day to arrive.
We use DHL to ship to all our European customers, this can range from a 1-5 working day service. The good news is most parcels arrive within 3 days of shipping. If you’re lucky enough to live in France, Germany or Belgium you might even get your parcel the next day.
Once you’ve ordered DHL will be in touch by email with tracking details. If you’ve chosen Royal Mail shipping then you should receive your parcel in around 10 working days.
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Please Note: If you live in The Alps or somewhere equally beautiful and hard to get to, we might have to use DPD or TNT to deliver. They should be just as quick.
USA & Canada Shipping
American & Canadian customers can expect a 2-3 working day service with DHL, depending on whether your East or West Coast. DHL will be in touch via email with all the info you need once you’ve placed your order.
Rest of the World Shipping
The good news is we ship to pretty much everywhere (we don’t ship to Russia, sorry!).
The best service to choose is DHL, most parcels are delivered within 4 working days. This service is fully tracked and DHL will email you with all the details as soon as they’ve collected your ‘stuff’
If your parcel is light enough, you’ll be offered Royal Mail shipping in the checkout process. This will be delivered locally by your nearest post office. We’ve found that some countries have better postal systems than others. It can take up to 20 working days for post to arrive, so if you are in a rush please choose DHL in the checkout.
Customs & Duties
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We cannot guarantee that you will or will not be charged any customs taxes or duties.
If you’re worried about possible charges please contact your country's customs office prior to purchasing for respective charges and rates on packages coming from outside of your country.
Note: Please don’t ask us to declare your goods as a gift, or to value your items at less than they are worth. We’d love to be able to help you out, but we don’t want to end up in jail!
Returns & Exchanges
You can return items that you are not happy with within 28 days from purchase. If you’d like to return something or you believe you have a faulty item please contact us via email and we we’ll do our best to resolve the issue with as little fuss as possible.
Once we receive your returned parcel, we will process everything accordingly and keep you updated via email. We aim to refund customers the same day that an item is returned. If you originally paid by PayPal then you should receive the refund instantly. However, if you paid by sage pay using a credit or debit card it can sometimes take a few days for refunds to be credited.
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