Got an oversized dash opening in your GM or Chrysler vehicle? Fill it with Pioneer's DEH-P47DH CD receiver. It fits that large cavity perfectly, and provides the convenience of a rotary volume control and the sound-shaping muscle of Easy EQ. It has MOSFET45 high power to get you up and running with great sound, and the Front Image Enhancer pulls your soundstage right up front, where your ears want it most.

Built-in controls let you enjoy the incredibly wide entertainment variety of XM Satellite Radio (requires a compatible tuner module, antenna, and subscription) — the oversized, detachable face's easy-to-read multicolor display is perfect for viewing programming information. You can also connect a Pioneer CD changer for even more musical options.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check the adapter's "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with built-in MOSFET45 amplifier (22 watts RMS/45 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs and CD-Rs
    • fits the 3" tall dash openings in many Chrysler and GM vehicles
    • detachable face with multicolor display
    • rotary volume control
    Audio features:
    • Easy EQ with six presets and a 3-band parametric EQ
    • loudness
    • Front Image Enhancer sends only low frequencies to rear speakers (switchable)
    Expandability:
    • compatible with Pioneer iPod adapter
    • XM satellite radio-ready (tuner, antenna, and service subscription required)
    • optional auxiliary input
    • CD changer controls
    • one set of preamp outputs
    Other features and specs

    Why replace your factory radio?

    Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.

    Hands-on research

    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • AM/FM/CD receiver
    • Detachable face
    • Wiring harness with 10-amp fuse
    • Chrysler and GM Brackets and mounting hardware
    • Manual (English/French)
    • Installation manual (English and French)
    • Warranty Card
    • Note on setting the clock

    Features and Specs

    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant ---
    RMS Power Output 22 watts
    Peak Output 45 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 50-15kHz
    Preamp Outputs 2-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2.2 volts
    Display Color Multi-color
    Key Button Color Green
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote No
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input Optional
    Audio/video Input
    USB Input No
    Memory Card Slot No
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    Satellite Radio Ready XM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen/4Gen/3Gen
    Nano Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/Nano1
    Touch No
    Mini Mini2/Mini1
    iPhone No
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 10 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

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    Features
    External Device Controls

    Features

    MOSFET Amplifier: This receiver is equipped with a 45 watts x 4 (peak) MOSFET amplifier for low distortion, high power output. The amplifier is strong enough to power small subwoofers to moderate volume levels in compact cars and pickups. For higher volume levels from subwoofers, an optional amplifier may be connected to the provided sets of preamp outputs.

    Display/Button Illumination: The LED backlit multi-color display illuminates the frequency and CD track/time in white and the mode indicators and the select buttons guide in green. There is a bright blue EQ curve display in the left hand portion of the display that shows the frequency response characteristic of each curve (except the "CUSTOM" curve). The EEQ button illuminates in blue, and all other buttons are backlit with green illumination.

    Easy-EQ (EEQ): This feature gives you a 3-Band Parametric EQ with Selectable Q Factor. You may select a low (40, 80, 100 or 160Hz), mid (200, 500, 1k or 2kHz) and high frequency (3k, 8k, 10k or 12kHz) to boost or cut. The Q factor (slope of the boost or cut) may be selected from one of the following four options: 2N (narrow/steep), 1N, 1W and 2W (wide/least steep). Selecting a narrow (steep) Q factor results in frequencies around the center frequency to be affected less by the boost or cut than they are with a wide Q factor. This feature is useful for taming frequency response problems caused by the dimensions, materials and speaker locations of a vehicle. A different "CUSTOM" curve can be set into memory for each source; the built-in CD player and optional CD changer are considered a single source, so they would share the same "CUSTOM" EQ curve.

    Preset EQ Curves: This model has "POWERFUL", "NATURAL", "VOCAL", "CUSTOM", "EQ FLAT" and "SUPER BASS" preset EQ curves. The "CUSTOM" curve is one that you create and is stored in memory. There's an EQ curve display in the left hand portion of the display that shows the frequency response characteristic of each curve (except the "CUSTOM" curve; the displayed curve does not change with the settings you make to the custom curve).

    Rear Speaker Output Modes: The rear speaker wires can be used to power a full range speaker ("Full Range output") or a subwoofer. If you switch the rear speaker lead setting to "Sub woofer output", you can connect a subwoofer directly to the rear speaker leads without using an external amplifier.

    F.I.E. (Front Image Enhancer) with Selectable Cutoff Frequency: Enhances the front image by cutting mid and high range frequencies to the rear speakers (and the preouts), limiting their output to low range frequencies. You may select a cutoff frequency of 100, 160 or 250Hz.

    Adjustable Loudness: You can select "Low", "Mid" or "High" for different levels of loudness compensation.

    High Pass Filter: Allows you to filter out bass frequencies from the internal amplifier (front and rear speaker outputs).  You can select 50, 80 or 125 Hz.  The high pass filter can not be used when the F.I.E. function is used.

    Subwoofer/Non-fading Preouts: There is one set of outputs that may be set for full-range output,  "subwoofer" or "non fading" output. When set to "non fading", the signal is full range and the output level is user selectable. When set to "subwoofer", the outputs are non fading, and they may be set for normal or reverse phase, 50Hz, 80Hz or 125Hz low-pass output, and the level is user selectable from -6 to +6.

    Source Level Adjustment (SLA): This function prevents radical leaps in volume when switching between sources. To use this function, you compare the volume level of the sources (AM, CD/CD changer, AUX) to the FM level, then you adjust the sources level to match that heard when listening to FM. Since the reference level is based on the FM volume, SLA is not possible on FM.

    Cellular Mute: Mutes audio when a cellular call is received, then restores the level once the call is over. To use this feature, you must have a cellular phone with a muting output that can be connected to the muting input wire of this unit.

    Tuner: This receiver is equipped with Pioneer's proprietary Supertuner III, which provides excellent AM and FM performance.

    Rotary Volume Control: A rotary volume control allows for easy volume level adjustment. Normally, the knob protrudes just slightly from the front of the face plate. To make the knob easier to turn, it may be made to stick out further from the face; to make the knob pop out, you simply press and release the knob. When the knob is in the extended position, pressing the knob inward returns the knob to it's normal, low-profile position.

    Display Dimming: When the illumination wire of this unit is connected to the headlamp circuit of your vehicle, and you turn your lights on, the display will dim to a preset level. The display brightness is not affected by the vehicle's dimmer control.

    CD Insert Auto Turn-on: When unit is off and a CD is inserted it will automatically turn on and play the CD.

    Pause: The CD player has a pause feature, which also works for CDs played in optional Pioneer CD changers.

    Disc Titling: You can store titles for up to 48 discs (when using a compatible Pioneer CD changer this increases to a total maximum of 100 discs). Each title may be up to 10 letters long.

    CD Compatibility: This unit will play prerecorded CDs and finalized CD-Rs. The unit reviewed by Crutchfield played a CD-RW disc, but Pioneer does not claim compatibility with CD-RW discs. Results with CD-RW discs will vary depending on the quality of the discs; there are audio CD-RW discs that this unit will not play.

    AUX Title Input: Allows you to input a title for the AUX input function; item 130CDRB10 (or item 130CDRB20), sold separately, is required to use the AUX input feature.

    External Device Controls

    IP-Bus Controls: The DEH-P47D is equipped with IP-Bus control, which allows you to connect and control other Pioneer components. You can add a multi-disc CD changer, a satellite radio receiver, an auxiliary input adapter, or an iPod adapter. The DEH-P47D will only support one external device plugged into its iP-Bus connector.

    iPod Compatible: The optional Pioneer CD-IB100II iPod adaptor interface allows an iPod, iPod Mini, iPod photo, iPod nano, or iPod video portable digital music player with a dock connector to be hooked up to and controlled by the DEH-P47D.

    XM Satellite Radio Compatible: This unit can control an optional XM Satellite Radio receiver (130P920XM). XM Satellite Radio features high-quality music, news, talk, sports, entertainment, and children's programming. For a monthly subscription fee, you'll be able to receive satellite radio signals in your car using an optional antenna and receiver.

    CD Changer Controls: You can add an IP-Bus-compatible 6-disc or 12-disc Pioneer CD changer, and control it from the head unit. The unit feature the following CD-changer features.

    • ITS (Instant Track Selection) Programming: The ITS function can be used to program automatic playback of up to 99 tracks per disc for up to 100 discs. With changers sold before the CDX-P1250 and CDX-P650, up to 24 tracks can be stored in the playlist.
    • Direct Disc Selection: You can directly select discs 1-6 by pressing the corresponding button number on the front panel or remote. Discs 7-12 can be selected by pressing and holding the corresponding button number, such as button 1 for disc 7, etc.
    • CD Track Scan: The beginning of each track on the selected disc plays for about 10 seconds before moving onto the next track and continues until you make your selection.
    • CD Text Display: When used with a CD Text-compatible Pioneer CD changer, this unit will display the titles of CD Text encoded discs that are played in the changer. When playing a CD Text disc on a CD Text compatible changer, you cannot switch to the Disc Title Input mode. CD Text disc titles, artist names and track titles longer than 8 characters may be scrolled once to reveal the entire string of text by holding down the Display button.
    • CD Sound Quality Adjustment: Using the "COMP" (compression) and "DBE" (dynamic bass emphasis) functions, you can adjust the playback quality of the changer. Each function may be set to one of two levels or off. The "COMP" function compresses the audio signal to eliminate distortions caused by the imbalances between the loudest and softest sounds when played at high volumes. The "DBE" function boosts bass frequencies to give your music a more full sound.
    Note: For these functions to work, they must be supported by the Pioneer CD changer.

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    Awsome

    Written By kawizx9rr, Montague,NJ on Monday, November 16, 2009

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    I bought this unit to replace my non-workin factory unit from my Pontiac Grand Prix and I love it. It puts out lots of power and sounds great with such clarity. My only issue with the radio was that even though it does fill up the big hole in my dash, i had to make major modifications to the interior of my dash to make it fit cuz the unit was wider than my factory unit, other than that i love the product.

    '97 Stratus

    Written By Anonymous, West Palm Beach, FL on Friday, November 06, 2009

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    I'm very happy with this unit. It sounds great and fits perfectly in the dash. Directions were good and made it easy to install. The Pioneer unit has a lot of features. Dimmer for night time...etc.... No regrets
    John

    Awesome

    Written By Matthew, Anderson, SC on Tuesday, May 12, 2009

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    Bought this receiver to replace the worn out factory unit in my 2000 GMC Sierra. I liked this one because it filled the large opening in the dash. Installation was a breeze, Crutchfield supplied all the necessary mounting equipment. Slid right in, and looks great. Even better at night. Sounds great too, especially with new speakers. I am very satisfied with this unit. Makes a great replacement for the factory unit.

    Perfect for my jeep wrangler

    Written By Bradley, St. Pete, FL on Monday, May 11, 2009

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    replaced my factory
    unit in my 97 jeep
    wrangler. Very easy
    process with the
    wire kit. Took less
    than an hour. Also
    added the blaupunkt
    thb 200a
    amp/subwoofer. This
    is a must also.

    Brad

    Looks good - Plays better!

    Written By Randall, Birmingham, AL on Friday, May 08, 2009

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    The Crutchfield radio interface cable was easily soldered to the provided Pioneer wiring connector and made the wiring a complete snap-in assembly that took only minutes as I mounted the new DEH-47DH. The look of the new Pioneer DEH-47DH is a great improvent over the OEM unit, but the sound at my factory speakers was the real eye (ear) opener. The bass and treble were not only much better, but the depth and clarity was a definite improvement. The unit also provides extremely better clarity over OEM with the volume turned up - like when I'm cruising with the T-tops stowed away. Add an amplifier and subs, and my old 1985 TA should be impressive to more than a few in added music capability.

    I was a little let down that this radio has no HD capability, RDS, or MP3/WMA/etc. playback (iPod can take a hike) - but, what the hey, this radio fits like an OEM and has my old TA's dash sounding great and looking like new money. I would never have been happy with a butchered or cobbled up dash, so the DEH-47DH was a great choice - actually, it's about the only choice if you want a "DIN and a half" sized OEM radio replacement. I'm now very glad to be rid of my poltergeist (old OEM radio that had gone insane), and I think I'll take to driving the old TA more often now - that should upset the kids in their their "new" boxes... to see style that can easily smoke their doors. Kind of like what a warmed over 57' Chevy was like in the 1970's - before disco and the "Van" era.

    Almost Perfect

    Written By bert, Chicago on Thursday, February 05, 2009

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    Installed on my 97 Wrangler since I wanted to fill the 1.5 DIN size opening. Use it mainly for XM radio. Sounds great, looks beautiful especially at night. Install was straight forward and took about 3 hours. The only weakness is that you need to read the manual to figure out some of the features. Overall, very happy with this unit. (BTW, no mute button)

    Excellent stereo

    Written By Bob L., Massachusetts on Friday, January 30, 2009

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    I've had this stereo for maybe 8 or so years now. I liked it so much I put another one in my dad's car, and when he got rid of it he gave it to me to put into my truck. The sound is amazing, but I did get new speakers since the paper 8-ohm factory ones didn't do it justice. I put Stealth speakers in my car and truck (obsolete now) for full, rich sound. Installation was a breeze, looks great.

    I only have one observation - it only takes CD-Rs, so for vehicles old enough not to have CD storage, this is a real pain. I'll probably replace it with one that can read MP3s, with a USB input so I can use a memory stick. The only complaint I have is that after several years the faceplate, which was always a little loose, now in cold weather will not make contact sometimes, and just about every time I push a button, it disconnects breifly, until the car warms up, and it will stop playing when disconnected. This is annoying enough that I am considering replacing it. It did take years to warp slightly to do this.

    Regarding the 2006 review: "You can not fast forward or rewind a CD (as I could with the stock CD player). You can only jump to previous or next track." If you press and hold the up/down arrows it will fast forward/rewind. The horizontal arrows change tracks. Hope he reads this so he can enjoy this feature.

    Great experience!

    Written By christopher, Corpus Christi Texas on Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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    I purchased this head unit with 4 new speakers for my 2000 Jeep Wrangler. It took me less than 2 hours to install the entire system. The instructions are great and easy to follow. Everything I needed was in the box. Everything performed well, the stereo has plenty of power. I tried it with and without the new speakers (Boston Accoustics & Infinity). The new speakers made the stock speakers sound like cheap computer speakers.
    This is my second great experience with Crutchfield, the first was in my Miata.

    Pioneer DEH-P47DH in dash receiver

    Written By Jim, Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday, October 19, 2008

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    This was the third in dash installation that I have made using Crutchfield instructions and I wasn't at all disappointed. Without the clear steps to follow, I never would have been able to figure out how to disassemble enough of the dashboard in my 1994 Plymouth Grand Voyager to install my new receiver. The fit and performance are Crutchfield all of the way and I believe that if I would have purchased anywhere else, I would have ended up having to have the receiver professionally installed. I am a customer for life.

    Superior Sound

    Written By shdak63, Sanford, NC on Thursday, October 02, 2008

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    This stereo has superior sound after adjusting the EQ levels and applying the tweaks. I would recommend this unit as an excellent factory replacement.

    I have this stereo supplying two amps; pre-amp outputs supplying the amplifier for two 12" Subs and the 4 speaker outputs supplying the amplifier for 4 corner speaker setup.

    The volume is crystal clear along with the bass all the way up to 2/3(+) max which is perfect for this type system. If you have a similar setup, I recommend that you keep the volume lower while inside the vehicle to prevent damage to the ears.

    Great For " Jeepy "

    Written By Big Buck Hunter, Ada, Oh on Saturday, August 23, 2008

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    That is what my wife calls her 2002 jeep that I bought her for her birthday. I recently purchased the Pioneer DEH-P47DH for her 2002 jeep wrangler sport, this is a perfect fit and easy to install. Looks great and sounds great. It took me all of 30 min. to install. Also thanks to Rhonda at support for answering all of my questions. She is the reason for the sale, Crutchfield!Great employees, great service, and great products. I will buy from you again!

    Radio for my Eldorado

    Written By Anonymous, Turner, Or on Friday, July 25, 2008

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    I want thank you for your helping me find a radio for my 1989 Cadillac Eldorado, you suggested the Pioneer DEH-P47DH. When I installed it the installation was smooth with no problems and it fit in the dash like a pair of good driving gloves. Thank you.

    Denny P

    DEH-P47DH

    Written By Jerry, Brownsburg, IN on Friday, May 02, 2008

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    the instructions worked very well, one part was unclear but your service answered my questions in minutes. The only bad part was the antenna
    wire would not work plug into my antenna wire to extend it. The radio and
    disk player works very well, and there was no cutting to make it fit.
    Thank You
    Jerry

    THE BEST

    Written By bone, leominster,Ma. on Saturday, April 26, 2008

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    this stereo is great with the special features like the FIE mode is great to be able to keep the bass in the rear away from the front speakers this feature alone is worth the price of the deck and very easy to use i cant wait to hook up my 300 watt amp and my sub!

    OK but lacks todays most wanted feature

    Written By tomjkwiz, Columbus, Oh on Thursday, April 03, 2008

    Unit fit great into my 2002 silverado. The display is nice and big.
    Sounds great too. But beware, it DOES NOT play MP3's. It plays a regular
    audio cd with no problem. But it wont read anything else.
    That is sad in todays time when people have mp3's. The clock was difficult
    to understand how to set. It has many features that if you are a hard core
    music player. If not, then it is way too much.
    I am removing it and installing something else. I got it for the fact that it is
    big and looks good in the dash, but lacks the need for playing mp3's.
    Other than that, it's ok.

    Excellent Jeep replacement unit

    Written By Corsair41, Land of the green bridge, PA on Friday, February 29, 2008

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    This is am excellent replacement head unit for Chrysler stock stereos. I used this to replace the head unit in my 2000 Jeep Wrangler. I have Kicker DS- series speakers in it already, and the DEH-P47DH worked VERY well with those speakers, and the unit has a good number of electronic enhancements that really help with the poor acoustics you find in a Wrangler. THE FIE controls are especially helpful in this regard. The only issue I had was that this unit is meant to replace an existing DCX piece, not an aftermarket head unit like the Pioneer DEH2100 I had. Not an issue with Crutchfield, this was a mistake on my part. I recommend this unit highly!

    Pioneer DEH-P47DH

    Written By William, Sandston, Va on Monday, February 18, 2008

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    Yor website was great helping me choose an indash unit that would work with my 88 Monte Carlo SS. Pricing and instruction help was excellent and the time between ordering and receiving was very good. Package was delivered in excellent condition, installation was great! I will recommend Crutchfield to anyone wanting to purchase sound equipment for their vehicle.

    Speck

    Written By tERRY, Carson, WA on Tuesday, January 29, 2008

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    I just had to buy this for my girlfriends Olds since it fit perfectly. The fit was perfect, but makes you wanna kick Olds in the behind for making it such a pain to get the stereo out!
    With all the fancy options of todays stereos, I was disappointed by the lack of bling and extra unnecessary doohickies. Since this is my girlfriends commuter car, I really haven't seen it since I installed it. It's always on the go and I haven't heard any complaints.
    I'm sure the stereo will come to life if I put some aftermarket speakers in, but Christmas is a long way away. Until then her factory speakers are the weakest link.
    Essentially I think I need another one for my Buick, but I'll look for other 1-1/2 DINS to see if there is anything neater on the market. If not I'll come back for this one.

    Pioneer DEH-P47DH

    Written By Eric, South Central KS on Saturday, January 26, 2008

    This is a good starter stereo. Especially if you have a GM oversized dash. Installation was easy. The included wire adapter made it one of the easiest stereo installs I've done. When completed the stereo looked factory. It filled up the hole nicely without jutting out. The only problem we had during installation was the cable for the Pioneer iPod adapter. The L shaped plug attaches to the back side of the stereo at a point where it butts up to the vertical support piece. It required a bit of dremeling. My son is very pleased with his Christmas gift.
    I would highly recommend buying car stereos from Crutchfield soley because of the extras they send free of charge. The extras help simplify installation greatly!

    Pioneer Pioneers

    Written By Mitch, Minnesota on Thursday, December 06, 2007

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    Fit great in my 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Looks much batter than a single DIN unit. Some of the menus/settings can be confusing though.

    Pioneer DEH-P47DH

    Written By rogold99, Nebraska on Monday, September 24, 2007

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    I bought the radio for my 1997 Jeep Wrangler. The radio arrived well packed and on time. The installation instructions were well written. The radio fit nicely in the dash, and looked much better than having a standard sized radio with an adapter plate that I previously tried. The power output is much better than the stock unit and the sound is much clearer with many settings for adjustment. I was debating on whether I would need an amplifier, but now that I have used it for a few weeks I think it is just fine without one. I do agree with another review that the volume knob needs to be turned a little more than normal, but overall I am happy with the radio.

    Pioneer DEH-P47DH

    Written By tim, new york on Sunday, September 02, 2007

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    great upgrade for my jeep cherokee. perfect fit great features and a great price from crutchfield. would highly recomend this unit.

    perfect fit

    Written By george, bogota,N.J. on Monday, July 16, 2007

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    Just installed this unit in my 1998 s10 4door blazer.I am totally satisfied,the fit was perfect,i did not need to remove any rear support as the notes had said.after installing the included brackets all i had to do was remove the little rubber nipple from the back of the stock radio and put it on the new radio,after that it fit just like the factory. the sound is great even with the stock speakers,cd player sounds great,controls are good.I just ordered the ipod controller,hope it works as well as the receiver.I'll review that after installation.overall i would recommend this unit to anyone with this size radio who wishes to keep a stock look!

    Overpriced for features

    Written By Randy, Wyoming on Wednesday, April 11, 2007

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    The best feature of this receiver is that it fits pretty good into the gigantic GM radio slot. Installation was pretty easy. Had to grind some plastic down for the brackets but it seems to work okay. I'm not much of an audiophile so sound seems good enough for me. The biggest problem with this head is that the buttons on the steering wheel won't work with it. The buttons on the head itself are also pretty small and the volume knob is slippery since it's just plastic. I would have like to seen a little bit smaller screen so the buttons could be larger and make it so the steering wheel buttons work.

    Perfect fit and sound

    Written By Ted, Fort Worth, TX on Saturday, February 03, 2007

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    This head unit is a perfect fit in our Suburban, and the install couldn't be much easier. Even with the factory speakers, the sound is excellent and a huge improvement over the factory unit - especially since the CD player was dead. The only trick to the installation was that the steering wheel needed to be dropped to its lowest position to get the dash open, but that just took a few seconds to figure out. I did the whole install in about 15 minutes after spending about that much time connecting wires from the head unit wiring harness to the one included by Crutchfield. I was very careful or it would have gone faster!

    Another positive note - the detachable face comes off very easily making it simple to take with you.

    great replacement for the factory stereo in my 1988 monte carlo SS

    Written By kevin, milwaukee, wisconsin on Saturday, October 14, 2006

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    i was looking for a stereo for my 1988 monte carlo SS that would fit the same way the factory one did, but i wanted more power and features and a good price too. this unit was the perfect answer. it fits perfectly into the stock opening, although i had to remove the rear support bracket (as crutcfield said i would). and with the installation instructions,and wiring harness crutcfield provided free this was an easy install. did i mention that this system blows away the factory one. and the price is right too. i have had this installed in the vehicle for about 4 months now.

    Perfect (and only) 1.5 DIN Replacement for Dodge Ram Trucks

    Written By Joseph, Los Angeles on Saturday, August 12, 2006

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    I purchased this latest version of the Pioneer 1.5 DIN radio for my 1997 Dodge Ram truck. My factory Infinity radio was good enough for me but the volume control finally gave out. I have an earlier version Pioneer in my 1989 Pontiac so I know the radio is a good one.

    This latest version fit perfectly into the dash opening. The Crutchfield adapter harness makes the wiring connection foolproof. Gone are the days of cutting and splicing, and finding holes to run wires through the firewall, etc. I did have one snag, and that was a Crutchfield tech support person told me I needed a PAC OEM-2 adapter. I bought it, installed it, and found out I did not and could not use it. On the manual for the OEM-2 it even stated it might not be needed so I only wired it up temporarily. I had no volume, as they said could happen. I removed it, hard wired the regular adapter harness to the aftermarket harness and plugged in the radio. It works great. It looks awesome.

    I just do not like regular small 1.0 DIN radios in a GM or Chrysler opening. So the Pioneer is really the only choice for me. I am not disappointed. Pioneer's radio has more than enough power, and more adjustability than I know what to do with. Fortunately, you can let the radio choose for you by flicking the EQ lever. Awesome!

    Good Replacement Radio with OEM Look

    Written By Bill, Indiana on Thursday, July 13, 2006

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    I purchased this radio for my Jeep. I wanted a 1.5 DIN to fill the space. The radio and CD player work great. I also purchased Pioneer's CD-RB10 to hook my MP3 player to the radio.

    The radio does have a few flaws:

    1. The volume control knob is very large.
    2. The faceplate always seems loose. Does not affect usability.
    3. Most of the writing on the faceplate does not light up at night.
    4. You can not fast forward or rewind a CD (as I could with the stock CD player). You can only jump to previous or next track.
    5. The CD player has the ability to display CD Titles, but you need to program these in, it does not read them off the CD. My daughter's $20 portable CD player does.

    However, the radio works much better than the stock unit. I have yet to have a CD skip and the tuner pulls in the stations better than the stock unit did. I do not regret buying this radio.


    Works very well as GM replacement

    Written By Scott, Phoenix, AZ on Monday, May 08, 2006

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    Installed in a 2000 Chevy Silverado and meets or exceeds expectations for performance, ease of use, and appearance. Installation instructions/materials were easy to use. Looks great in the larger GM dash panel opening. Great improvement over the factory unit in sound & use/controls.

    Pioneer DEH - 47DH

    Written By Mike, Clyde, NC on Wednesday, March 29, 2006

    I wanted a factory installed look for my 2000 Durango. The fit is perfect and could not have been easier to install. The sound quality is excellent and works nicely with the Pioneer XM Tuner. I would recommend this unit to anyone who wants a factory look and better sound for less than half of what the Dealer charges.

    A downgrade from stock sound

    Written By ipoddad, Berkeley, CA on Saturday, March 11, 2006

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    This unit might sound good in a car,but in my Jeep Cherokee I could never get it to deliver "wholesome" overall sound.Too tinny . No depth to the music even when fiddling with it considerably. Tuner also wasn't as good as the factory system. Too many tiny controls with a confusing interface. I'd suggest looking at other brands if you have a large enclosed vehicle (SUV,etc).

    Pioneer DEH-P47DH

    Written By Wade, Nazareth PA on Wednesday, February 15, 2006

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    I purchased the Pioneer DEH-P47DH for my Sebring Convertible. I wanted a factory look and the Pioneer fit perfectly. I can't believe how much of an improvement I have seen in the sound of my system. I didn't replace the factory speakers yet and have decided I don't need to with this receiver. The install was easy, the Crutchfield guide was very helpful. I was concerned at first when I saw all the wires, but took a look at the instruction sheets and had it wired up in about 20 minutes. It took all of 5 minutes to install it in the dash.

    The sound is great and I like the multiple equalizer features. I can choose the sound I like based on the type of music I am listening to. The only negative is the size of the buttons. I miss the oversized buttons from the factory unit.

    All in all I'd buy this again.

    Installation tips..

    Written By John, Bullhead City, Arizona on Friday, October 28, 2005

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    Greetings,

    I will not be rating the sound for this product due to the fact my speakers have yet to be installed. I do love the many options this unit has to offer. I wanted a clean factory look and this delivered as promised. Unit was installed in my 1994 S-10 Blazer.

    All instructions are easily understood. Plenty of mounting hardware is also included however my installation used the factory brackets. I did have to use two (2) spacers for the rear posts that are supplied. There are several connections that will need to be soldered and all wiring will have to be tucked behind the unit as there is not a lot of room. Normal stuff I suppose.

    The main thing I wish to convey is the installation using the optional cabe, part number CD-RB10. I used this cable as a line in for my Satellite Radio (XM2Go) through the AUX funtion. I might add this cable is used for the CD Disc Changer and other options normally. The Radio unit would not go completly flush due to the optional cable which is mounted directly in the back of the unit and protrudes about one half (1/2)inch.

    Hope this article helps someone in th

    Fits my 2000 Silverado perfectly

    Written By dpendergraft, Austell, GA on Friday, September 30, 2005

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    The Pioneer DEH-P47DH unit fit my 2000 Silverado like a glove. After spending about ten minutes soldering the supplied harnesses together, the actual installation took about three minutes.

    It looks great in the dash. The din and a half unit size really complements the interior of the truck.

    Excellent sound and symphonics. I would highly recommend this unit to anyone with a Chevy Truck.

    Pioneer DEH-P47DH

    Written By Lance, Palmdale, CA on Thursday, July 07, 2005

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    When I bought this player, I was looking for a better than factory replacement to power new & better speakers, and this one fits the bill perfectly. It works as well as any unit i've owned or used, but what sets this apart for GM owners is that it fits the dash opening, which looks better, and makes the install extremely easy. The large size also makes it easy to read & operate which is a plus while you're driving.

    I only have good things to say about it's performance, compatibility, and easy to operate features in my basically stock GM set up, so it gets 5 stars.

    pioneer full face

    Written By J-Pal, Greece,NY on Thursday, April 07, 2005

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    I have this head unit in 2 vehicles in the past 6 years. Looks and sounds great in my 93 GrandPrix coupe. As hard as my 17 year old son and I push this unit it just never quits.I get alot of complements on how it looks and sounds. It also helps to have good subwoofers and amp to drive that thumping bass.

    Pioneer DEH-47DH

    Written By Tony, Valley Stream, NY on Tuesday, March 22, 2005

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    Excellent radio for the money! Almost four years old now and still going strong. The many different audio options for clean undistorted sound make this Pioneer one of the best on the market. It's fit in a Chrysler Neon makes it look like it came factory installed.

    Good

    Written By Anonymous, Tupelo, MIssissippi on Wednesday, February 23, 2005

    I have had this in-dash in two vehicals now and it still works great even after three years. I have went through two subs and two amps with this player and it keeps on going.

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