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American International FMK-549 Dash Kit

Fits select 1997-98 Ford and Lincoln vehicles — single-DIN and shaft-style radios

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American International FMK-549

The American International FMK-549 kit allows you to install a single-DIN (2" tall) or shaft-style car stereo in your vehicle's dash opening. Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this kit is compatible with your vehicle. Warranty: 60 days.

Note: Most vehicles will require additional installation parts — please identify your vehicle if you haven’t done so. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

I thought this was going to be a big job , but by using this kit it became very easy to install my radio in my truck. The fit was perfect and you very nice when I finished the job which took less than a hour total

Carlton H, Rossville, GA

What's in the Box:

  • Radio housing w/ integrated pocket
  • Shaft-insert
  • Rear-support bracket
  • Installation Instructions
Reviews

American International FMK-549 Dash Kit Reviews

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43 Reviews

Made my day better

Carlton H from Rossville, GA on 7/15/2016

1997 Ford F-150
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I thought this was going to be a big job , but by using this kit it became very easy to install my radio in my truck. The fit was perfect and you very nice when I finished the job which took less than a hour total

Pros: Make you job easy and simple

Cons: N/A

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Chris S from Lanesville, in on 5/1/2016

1997 Ford F-150
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This made the installation so easy.

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Super EZ

Scott W from Prescott, AZ on 3/25/2016

1998 Ford F-150
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I installed this dash kit without any instruction. There weren't any modifications needed to be done to install it... it was super easy and only took a few minutes. Just for the heck of it I read the instructions after the install and if you need instructions they are very easy to follow. This task it almost looks like it was in the truck stock.

Pros: Super easy install.... looks good.

Cons: So far no cons at all.

Great product!

Baleguy from Illinois on 12/26/2015

1997 Ford F-150
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Does exactly as it's supposed to.

Pros: Great fit. Looks good.

Cons: None so far.

Amazing product

Corban from Texas on 11/13/2015

1997 Ford F-150
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Very nice fits perfect great quality cubbies holds a iPhone perfect

Pros: Fits strong looks good

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Dash Kit Works Great

TonyBr from Texas on 6/17/2015

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Fit perfectly. Easy to install, looks like it came in the truck.

Pros: Easy to install, fit like a glove.

Cons: Instructions didn't cover optional install with no rear bracket, had to call TS. Once I found out how to put it in it was a snap.

American International FMK-549 Dash Kit

TheresaS from South Carolina on 5/11/2015

1998 Ford F-150
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Item worked proper first time in

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Anonymous from Texas on 4/23/2015

1997 Ford F-150
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worked good looks good

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Good Dash Fit

Ken C K from Fort Myers, Fl on 1/28/2015

1997 Ford Expedition
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You had to read the instructions and then visualize the insertion to the dash. Two parts were supplied, only one was used or able to be used The net product is perfect. It looks great. I am glad that it fits the dash like an original part.

Pros: Fits and looks great

Cons: The utilization directions were a little less than needed. It took a little amount of deductive reasoning to make it work

American International FMK-549 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Arizona on 12/28/2014

1998 Ford F-250 Light Duty
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I like it

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jeep guy from quincy il on 10/11/2014

1998 Ford F-150
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only took minutes to put in and it looks better then the original

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Arvin from Phoenix, AZ on 5/24/2014

1997 Ford Expedition
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Makes the install a snap

Pros: Easy to work with

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Excellent fit

Mike from Cocoa, FL on 5/15/2014

1998 Ford F-150
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Dash kit fit perfect. Easy to install

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Just what I was looking for

David H from indianapolis on 4/28/2014

1997 Ford F-150
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I thought I would have to go with a double din receiver knowing how ugly the fit inserts where. This fit perfectly and actually added more functionality to my dash. Highly recommended.

Pros: Snaps right in no problem

Cons: None

American International FMK-549 Dash Kit

Greg from Apex,N.C. on 4/25/2014

1998 Ford F-150
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Fit real nice. Looks great

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Anonymous from Independence ,LA on 4/13/2014

1998 Ford F-150
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Everything fit perfectly! And sounded awesome!!

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Miguel Mtz from Amarillo on 3/24/2014

1998 Ford F-150
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Worked good easy to install. Even for a beginner like me,

Pros: Made stereo install easy

Cons: wish cubby hole was a little bigger.

American International FMK-549 Dash Kit

Nolhatr from Palm, Fl on 2/20/2014

1997 Ford F-150
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Fit like a glove.

Pros: Shelf above deck gives me a place to put phone.

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Crutchfield comes through with great DIN KIT

njgs from Stanhope NJ on 1/5/2014

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Another great reason to use Crutchfield ... their Great service and awesome DIN kits for the radio's they sell are always a perfect fit... Thanks again Crutchfield.

Pros: ease of use... nice clean finish

Cons: none

FMK-549

Joegxx from Austin, Tx on 1/3/2014

1998 Ford F-150
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Perfect fit, easy to install

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super easy

TonyL from Powell Wy on 7/29/2013

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I was actually shocked how easy it was. The hardest part was removing the bezel the radio was behind. The in dash receiver kit and adapters went fast and easy. Less than an hour. would have done this sooner had I known it was this simple to do Thanks Crutchfield

Pros: Easy instructions and easy to follow diagrams

Cons: Wish someone somewhere would explain how to remove bezel fasteners. Because have removed a few went slow and was successful. Instructions for dash removal parts would be helpful

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Art from Houston, TX on 7/23/2013

1997 Ford F-150
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The finishing kit worked great and allowed me to mount the microphone in the dash next to the new radio.

Pros: Easy to mount.

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Dash plate

Anonymous from Western Oregon on 5/4/2013

1997 Ford F-150
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Fit perfect. Nice compliment to my truck

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dash kit

Steve N. from Sparks, NV on 5/3/2013

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I actually "re-engineered" the kit to make it fit the opening in the dash of my F-150. A little trimming here, some sanding there, you get the idea!

Pros: Looks semi-factory, in some respects!

Cons: I wish it didn't have the "cubby-hole"! It makes it difficult to set into the dash, properly. I really could have used the extra space for the wiring!

Does the job

JackP from Boston, MA on 4/12/2013

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This should do the job. Fortunately I was able to reuse the one from the Alpine receiver I was replacing. The one I have has a much deeper cubby above the receiver which holds my garage controller, parking card, and iPhone 5 easily with room to spare. The unit being reviewed has a much shallower cubby which wouldn't be as useful.

Pros: Looks good and seems sturdy.

Cons: Cubby too shallow to be really useful.

Perfect

Anonymous from Leander, Texas on 2/16/2013

1997 Ford F-150
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Perfect overall . Looks professional. Snug fit . Easy Install.

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F150 mounting kit

Mike in Texas from Ft worth. TX on 12/25/2012

1997 Ford F-150
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When you install an after market radio on a ford truck you really need this kit

Pros: Finished look great fit

Cons: Needs ability to paint or texture to custom match to interior

Quick and Easy

Anonymous from Murrieta Ca on 5/7/2012

1997 Ford Expedition
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This was a Quick and easy fit into an older vehicle. The slot it created was perfect for my IPOD Thanks

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American International FMK-549 Dash Kit

donw from Los Angeles on 5/25/2011

1997 Ford F-150
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This product did work but it does not fit as clean as the factory stereo, plan on doing allot of test fitting before getting everything hooked up.

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Nice dashboard adapter

Pete from Minneapolis, MN on 2/27/2011

1997 Ford F-150
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This adapter was easy to install and looks great in my F150 with a tan interior. The gray color fits in well with the rest of the dashboard. The only complaint is the instructions saying to cut the unused center piece out with a utility knife -- the plastic is way too thick to do it safely. It wasn't hard to come up with a better plan (I sawed it out with a steak knife.) This is the best looking dashboard adapter I've seen.

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SIMPLE

MIKE from CORVALLIS OR. on 10/21/2010

1997 Ford F-150
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Easy install, looks like I paid some shop!

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Easy clean install

Don from TL, WA on 9/26/2010

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Quick and easy install, Crutchfield's wiring harness and mounting kit helped to make a clean, factory appearance to the aftermarket system in my truck. Thanks Crutchfield!

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American International FMK-549 Dash Kit

Charles from Cynthiana, KY on 7/23/2009

1997 Ford F-150
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Easiest installation EVER!!!! Took less than an hour to install receiver in my 97 F150 using this adapter.

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Easy and Nice

Mystic from State College, Pa on 7/11/2009

1997 Ford F-150
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Was easy to install and looks great. Came free with receiver so can't complain. :D

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American International FMK-549 Dash Kit

sprinkler268 from st louis, mo on 4/20/2009

1998 Lincoln Navigator
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Not a bad product, but didn't fit the way it should. Had to cut my dash to make it fit. Could've been better, but could've been worse.

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Looks almost professional

Allen from Houston, Texas on 4/18/2009

1997 Ford F-150
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Pros: Fit the receivers as advertized with very little work. Slight triming around the punch out slots. Has a plastic bracket and front plate snapped in very easily. Did not require a lot of work at all. Cons: Around the opening were receiver slides in there was slight warpage. Nothing to noticieable. This is the only thing that is keeping me from giving it a rating of 5 stars. Still would reccomend this pickup kit.

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good looking for the price

Greg from Chesapeake, VA on 4/17/2009

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This unit looks great, and sure made installation much easier than it could have been. Note that the faceplate is upside down in the picture, at least for my application - the storage pocket goes on top. Instructions could have been clearer in a few areas, just let common sense guide you.

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works but could be better

william from Columbus, OH on 3/18/2009

1998 Ford Expedition
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I had to do some trimming to get it to fit in the dash but it's a nice snug fit. The pocket is kind of in the way. If it was not there my radio wires would have had more room to fit into the dash. It was an extremely tight fit with that pocket and it's way too small to be useful for anything except catching dust.

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descent product

chris from chesapeake, va on 2/22/2009

1998 Ford F-150
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good product for good price!... used wire harness adapter for my 98 f150 and was easiest installation i have ever done... did all wiring in the house... mounted head unit to receiver kit... walked out to truck plugged in two wire harnesses and antenna and slid receiver kit with head unit in place and snap done!!!...only complaint is the plastic receiver with head unit flexes just a lil and u can see metal head unit mount but nothing to bad.. would recommend to anyone

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Vast Improvement over Universal

David from Kettering OH on 1/27/2009

1998 Ford F-150
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Looks great, simple installation in my 98 F-150. Looks much better than the replaced universal version.

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Excellent product

TONY from Junction City, KS on 10/23/2008

1997 Ford Expedition
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This is by far one of the best in-dash mounting kits I have ever used. It has pegs at the top of the mount that snapps the dash mount firmly in place in the radio support of the vehicle. The only problem I had was that I had to custom make little brackets to support the bottom, but that only took about a half hour. The in-dash sits perfectly nested in its intended location.

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97 F-150 Pickup

Jerry from Jeffersonville, IN on 10/8/2008

1997 Ford F-150
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Excellent product - No problems whatsoever

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1998 lincoln navigator

ironbalance from california on 9/22/2008

I had to customize this thing in order for it to allow the dash trim panel to sit properly. I basically chopped it all up just leaving the small slot, and had to chop up the bottom part also. this was a pain in the butt to work in. after about a hour of cutting, it finally allowed the dash panel to sit flush like it was meant to sit. They need to redo this kit for the 98 lincoln navigator.

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