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American International FMK-550 Dash Kit

Fits select 1995-up Ford, Lincoln, Mazda, and Mercury vehicles — single-DIN radios

for matching vehicles with all car stereos $119+ for matching vehicles with all car stereos $119+
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American International FMK-550

The American International FMK-550 kit allows you to install a single-DIN (2" tall) 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, then check here for a list of parts. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

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  • Radio housing w/ integrated pocket
  • Trim-ring
  • 2 Bracketst
  • Installation Instructions

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5 out of 5

AWESOME!!!

Written By Antparin, NJ on Tuesday, August 26, 2014
 
Made my install extremely easy!
Pros:
Easy to install. Durable. Great quality. Looks good.
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5 out of 5

Install Kit

Written By M-Zone, P-Town on Monday, August 25, 2014
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Incredible product, the easiest radio I have ever put into a car! Simple and just as the rep from Crutchfield explained it!
Pros:
Ease of installation
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5 out of 5

American International FMK-550 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Emmetsburg, IA on Saturday, August 23, 2014
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Easy
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4 out of 5

Good, snug fit

Written By Wooter, Utah on Friday, August 15, 2014
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Kit snapped in to my 2003 F150 with a great, snug fit. Positional wise it is a little low in the stock opening (a small gap at the top, slightly under the bezel beneath). Perhaps if it were mounted with the shelf above the unit it would be positioned better, but I put the shelf below the unit.
Pros:
Snug, snap in fit
Cons:
A little low
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4 out of 5

dash kit

Written By chadscougar, Des Moines, IA on Monday, August 11, 2014
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kit worked great in 99 Expedition
Pros:
easy to install, good solid plastic. No cutting required.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Easy install

Written By Anonymous, Palm Springs, CA on Sunday, August 03, 2014
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Made the install super easy and with it free with the stereo makes it even nicer.
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5 out of 5

works great

Written By fits great, las vegas nv on Saturday, August 02, 2014
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Installed it with no issues, the cubby is great idea, just a little bit of a non slip rubber mat in it and done
Pros:
Easy Cubby hole
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

American In-Dash Receiver Kit

Written By TS, Freehold, NJ on Friday, August 01, 2014
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I purchased the kit to install a used radio for my 99 Ford F-150. Even though my radio was older and discontinued, Crutchfield had the specs on the radio and were able to match the radio, kit and truck. The kit and the included directions were very easy to use. The radio fits perfectly with this kit.
Pros:
The directions and kit were very easy to use. My 14 year old daughter and I had the old radio out and the new one installed in under an hour.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Good product

Written By Mark, East Prairie, Mo on Thursday, July 31, 2014
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This product made the radio installation a breeze. I would highly recommend this product. I have used other brands from other stores, but this one was easy to use and there was no confusion on what parts and pieces to use.
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1 out of 5

Confusing instructions

Written By Tim, South Bend,IN on Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Main appearance bezel fit properly and looks good. All the little pieces associated with fitting the new radio into bezel did not fit well/ tight. I ultimately gave up and until I have more time to make this install correct.
Pros:
Nice fit of the appearance bezel. Looks factory.
Cons:
Not actual pictures to assist installation, only drawings.
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5 out of 5

DASH KIT

Written By Matthew, Quincy FLorida on Monday, July 28, 2014
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Wow, worked very well, instructions were Very clear, had one issue, and called Tech support 5 sec's I was done, just miss read the instructions! again, very simple!
Pros:
Worked, and fit like a glove! awesome.
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

American International FMK-550 In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By steve, anson,tx on Friday, July 11, 2014
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Very easy to install. Took less than 10 min. Fits a little snug. Could not get one side to pop in all the way.
Pros:
Ease of installation
Cons:
Could be removed with a pocket knife and your stereo could be stolen.
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5 out of 5

It's a snap!!!

Written By Zaigoat, Northern NJ on Wednesday, July 09, 2014
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This was a cinch to install,...and to think I was going to pay a big box retailer to do it! ...Haha,... the only thing is the directions,... kinda cryptic if ya ask me,... didn't say anywhere in there that you need to discard the metal dash kit thing that came with the Sony radio,...took me awhile to figure that one out!!

I drilled a 5/8" hole in the rear of the "pocket" so as to feed the female USB from the rear of my unit,..now the iPod stays there and I can plug a thumb drive in on the face of the unit if I want..
Pros:
Great for the price...free from Crutchfield with my purchase...
Cons:
Revamp the install instructions please...
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3 out of 5

works

Written By Craig, Peoria AZ on Wednesday, July 02, 2014
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so universal its a tight squeeze into the spot for a crown vic.
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5 out of 5

You can do adjustments to make it exact.

Written By Matthew R, Edendale, CA on Friday, June 20, 2014
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I bought my 2002 Ford Expedition at an Insurance auction recently. The story behind my SUV is that it had been stolen from the previous owner and a "sound system" had been pulled out of the dash and back area by the thieves. The perpetrators destroyed the part of the dash board structure where the radio goes. I went to my local "Pick-Your-Part" and was able to find replacement parts. Now to match up the Ford dash parts to the American International FMK-550 In-dash Receiver Kit for a perfect fit. I sanded an eighth of an inch from the front square face of the dash bracket and then just needed to trim with a Dremel type tool, two small areas from the receiver kit. It all fit snug. to finish I epoxied the receiver kit to the dash bracket then install the radio sleeve. This has made for an extremely solid fit.
Pros:
Overall the American International FMK-550 In-dash Receiver Kit was a good fit even without my adjustments. I was able to get "factory installed" results. Crutchfield's easy to follow installation guild was a real asset.
Cons:
No negative aspects
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5 out of 5

Install kit

Written By Gil, Hampstead, Md on Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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Directions for installing this kit were vague, but a call to Crutchfield's expert tech line got me going in the right direction. Turns out that I didn't need several pieces for my install. (2003 Ford Explorer) Once everything was in, the install looked pretty clean. Thanks to Crutchfield's expert tech support !
Pros:
Nice fit
Cons:
Vague directions
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3 out of 5

Install looks good, but.......

Written By SirJeffro, Raleigh, NC on Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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The first one I received with my head unit was broken in shipment. It was promptly replaced by the folks at Crutchfield. The install was pretty straightforward, but the fit was less than great. The clips, or "barbs," that secure the mount do not latch at the bottom of the dash opening. The mount tends to move quite a bit; a little less once the head unit is in place. It was free, after all, and it seems to work OK and is not all that noticeable unless I really press a button harder than I should. I will probably be looking to replace this mount with something by Metra, but until then I'll make good use of the JVC remote. :o)
Pros:
Low cost; easy installation
Cons:
Poor fit, not secure; easily damaged
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3 out of 5

Instructions are adequate

Written By Lee, Missouri on Monday, June 09, 2014
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As usual with universal parts for multiple applications, the instructions are adequate, but just barely.
Pros:
Installed okay with little drama.
Cons:
The instructions for turning out the tabs on the receiver tray are inadequate.
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5 out of 5

wire harness

Written By dennis, Kennesaw ga. on Monday, June 09, 2014
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Harness
Pros:
Fit perfect
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4 out of 5

American international FMK-550 in dash receiver kit

Written By Dale R, Byers, Co on Saturday, May 24, 2014
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The kit was very simple to install in my 2003 crown Victoria. It comes with step by step model specific instructions. It accommodates the Sony explode receiver that I put in perfectly. My dash is whole once again thanks to the crutch field team.
Pros:
It has a cubby whole that is big enough to store my iPhone in while I have it plugged in for radio apps or speaker phone.
Cons:
The cubby whole is only able to fit on top of my radio when applied in my make and model.
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4 out of 5

in dash install kit

Written By Rob, Springfield Il on Friday, May 16, 2014
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find the page with your particular vehicles directions. installation is very simple. it just snaps in place in ford trucks. however thats its downfall as well, other than four little plastic tabs snapping it into place, nothing "secures" your radio in place.
Pros:
fits well, looks good in dash
Cons:
does't give you a "warm fuzzy" feeling that the radio is secured in the dash
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5 out of 5

Easy to install

Written By Tom W., Taunton, Ma. on Sunday, May 04, 2014
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I have used a few mounting kits from Crutchfield over the years and I think this one was probably the easiest of all of them to install.
Pros:
Easy installation, several ways to vary depending on your vehicle.
Cons:
None that I found
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3 out of 5

American International FMK-550 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Honolulu, HI on Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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no pictures with instructions about assembly, when installing into car the slot on ar had to be modified to fit the kit.
Pros:
inexpensive
Cons:
instructions could include pictures
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4 out of 5

Brute strength wins the race

Written By Saule, Austin on Tuesday, April 29, 2014
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Not much to say here, once I got it figured out about 90% there was still something that didn't want to cooperate. Well, when all else fails, just beast mode. I did, whatever needed to snap off did and the unit was in nice and snug.
Pros:
Perfect fit, no screws needed
Cons:
the instructions did virtually nothing for me, not easy to understand but it works....and that's what matters.
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5 out of 5

perfect fit

Written By Anonymous, Greenfield, ma on Thursday, April 24, 2014
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easy to install, great fit, looks good,
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3 out of 5

Got it to fit but...

Written By Anonymous, LA, Ca on Monday, April 21, 2014
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Got this frame as part of a kit to install a new Sony head unit in my '03 Mustang. Very happy with the Sony and all the other install components except this bit. The instructions were not very clear (they were aimed at covering multiple models of vehicle without going into a lot of detail on any AND the printing was very faint and hard to read) and the individual parts just did not fit together as described. this is not my first time round the block at this sort of thing so i am quite prepared to consider i was doing something wrong but am pretty sure i wasn't. in any case, after a few modifications and tweaks (which the instruction suggest you might need to do without being specific) i was installed and does the job. Just ended up being a lot my difficult than expected,
Pros:
Does the job of housing the stereo and provides a pocket/shelf for the iPod.
Cons:
Poor instructions, needed modification, harder to install than expected.
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5 out of 5

Easy install

Written By HeavyD, Charlottesville on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
 
Made installing my new radio in a Windstar easy. The kit that Crutchfield supplied worked great. Installed new radio completely in about 45 minutes.
Pros:
Works.
Cons:
It is a universal kit for many types of Fords. Just read the instructions carefully. Not a Con, just a heads-up!
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5 out of 5

American International FMK-550 Dash Kit

Written By J. Smith, Durham, NC on Sunday, April 13, 2014
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This is why I choose to do business with Crutchfield. They give you everything you need in the box when your order arrives. This was my very first installation and it was flawless.
Pros:
Ease of use during installation.
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5 out of 5

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Written By andy, canon city co. on Friday, April 04, 2014
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easy to install and fit my 99 ford f150 no need to pay someone else when you can do it yourself
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5 out of 5

American International FMK-550 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, United States on Friday, April 04, 2014
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Worked like a charm in my 03 lightning. Very easy to put in.
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5 out of 5

Install Kit

Written By Mike Ski, Mason, MI on Friday, April 04, 2014
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Easy to use, simple instructions. Worked like a charm
Pros:
Ease of use Looked good
Cons:
N/A
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5 out of 5

FMK-550 In-dash Receiver Kit Review

Written By TimR, Post Falls, ID on Thursday, April 03, 2014
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Fit like a glove. Easy to install. Love having the extra space. Instructions were great.
Pros:
Matches color around it perfectly. Fits just right.
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5 out of 5

excellent

Written By dash kit, USA on Wednesday, April 02, 2014
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very easy install. better quality than the last one i used (though i cant remember what bran that was lol) installed in 99 mercury grand marquis
Pros:
good instructions
Cons:
bottom is a bit loose and there is no way to secure it. not a huge deal and nothing you would notice unless you knew about it.
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2 out of 5

Not so Great

Written By DeweyM, Henderson, TX on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
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Didn't get to use this kit. The primary component is fragile but not packaged so that it is protected. Mine arrived broken, so I bought a kit, locally, of lesser quality that I had to reengineered to make It work properly. This kit would have worked much better than the other one, if it had not been broken.
Pros:
This kit is pretty well designed to work well.
Cons:
Package by the manufacturer very poorly. The plastic bag does not protect the bulky, but fragile, main component from being broken during handling.
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5 out of 5

dash kit

Written By Anonymous, TEXAS on Sunday, March 30, 2014
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Easy installation
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5 out of 5

American International FMK-550 Dash Kit

Written By JamesM, Battle Ground, WA on Friday, March 28, 2014
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Very easy to set up and install. I had no problems or difficulties. It fits snugly in the dash, I have no complaints.
Pros:
Quick and easy to use, fits well
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

American International FMK-550 Dash Kit

Written By RPhillips, Quitman TX on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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A must have for a professional looking install job
Pros:
makes you look like a pro installer
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Good solid fit

Written By John, Central Missouri on Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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This installation kit fit my 2002 F250 to a T. Once I got the dash trim off it snapped in and was a solid mount. The instruction were easy to use just had to clip off a couple of tabs and snap it in, very easy to install and a solid mount.
Pros:
Easy to install, Solid mount, Small storage pocket
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Worked flawslessly

Written By LeeG, Mars Hill,NC on Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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Worked great & best part was FREE
Pros:
Free
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

American International FMK-550 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, simi valley,CA on Monday, March 10, 2014
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basic in the dash hole filler, looks great work good
Pros:
easy to install looks great
Cons:
zip nada zero none
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5 out of 5

best one i have ever bought.

Written By Dylan, glendale utah on Sunday, March 09, 2014
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This is the best box I have ever gotten. It snap right into the dash and the steep fit in perfectly. If I put a steep in another vehicle this will be the one.
Pros:
Easy to use snapped right I
Cons:
Nothing
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5 out of 5

2001 F250

Written By Tom M, Silverado, CA on Thursday, February 20, 2014
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This adapter worked fine for installing an old Aiwa single DIN stereo I had into a 2001 F250. Just needed to cut off the Mustang tabs like the instructions said, and it snaps into the opening tightly. I put the stereo opening on the bottom because there is a bar in the dash to support the stereo. The other way it would have only been supported by this frame. Make sure you are ready to go with your wiring already done and clean the area around it ahead of time because it looks to me like once it is snapped in there is no way to get it back out without breaking the snaps. Fits tight and works fine. The black bezel that comes with it is a better fit than the one that came with the Aiwa so I used it, but you can take if off and use your own if it fits and/or looks better. I did not need any of the various other parts that came with it, just the frame and bezel.
Pros:
Nice tight fit.
Cons:
Had to cut off parts, not a big deal.
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3 out of 5

Not Bad Kit

Written By EJCUSA1, Streamwood IL on Tuesday, February 04, 2014
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Kit fits, nothing big about it. Read cons.
Cons:
Snap in isn't all that great. Easy to pull out. Tabs could brake.
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5 out of 5

American International FMK-550 Dash Kit

Written By Wayne, Aston, PA. on Monday, February 03, 2014
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super fast shipping, great customer service, fit my vehicle no problems
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4 out of 5

F-150 installation tips

Written By Tom, Louisiana on Sunday, February 02, 2014
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I'm going to attempt to give a few pointers to anyone who's installing this kit in an F-150. I drive a 2001 lariat supercrew so I can't speak for the older or newer models but if I'm not mistaken this should work on '99-'03 models. Quite simply you need to use the ISO installation method in the instructions rather than the DIN method. The DIN method uses the plastic sleeve to secure your cd player whereas the ISO method uses the plastic support brackets with self tapping screws. You will also need to break or cut off the 2 plastic tabs on the top of the installation kit. Also, when you use the ISO method there are 2 plastic side brackets and one smaller rear bracket that hold your CD player in place..you won't need the rear bracket. Only the 2 side ones. The F150 already has a metal rear bracket attached to the frame where your CD player slides in. I'm an ATV mechanic who does custom accessories including stereo systems but these are usually vehicle specific and I don't have much experience dealing with universal kits and I found the instructions for this one to be a bit lacking. This really was a simple install that took about an hour and a half and that includes the time it took me to figure out how to put together the kit for the ISO method. This may sound complicated but once you get the kit you'll see what I'm talking about and you only need a few basic tools. Over all I was pleased with the way it turned out but I'm giving it 4 stars because of the instructions.
Pros:
Looks good, easy to install once you figure out what method/parts to use
Cons:
Instructions were about as clear as mud in some areas and the illustrations weren't much help
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5 out of 5

American International FMK-550 In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By B, Pgh, Pa on Tuesday, January 28, 2014
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Fills the void for a double-din nicely.
Pros:
Good fit into my existing "hole-in-the-dash". Looks nice too.
Cons:
The instructions were clear but for the Ford mounting, they were backwards. Just do some test fitting first.
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5 out of 5

Fit my 2001 Mustang GT

Written By Anonymous, Ohio on Saturday, January 25, 2014
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Fit my 2001 Mustang GT. The pocket is above the radio, but not a big deal. Nice clean install.
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5 out of 5

Easy Installation

Written By Anonymous, Berthoud, CO on Monday, January 20, 2014
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The one thing I love about Crutchfield is that they make installation of car audio systems so easy. This installation kit makes it so anyone with a little mechanical ability can do a professional looking job and save lots of money by doing so.
Pros:
Makes installing after market stereos a breeze
Cons:
none that I can think of
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5 out of 5

American International FMK-550 Dash Kit

Written By HUD, Amarillo, TX on Sunday, January 19, 2014
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Matched up great with dash
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5 out of 5

In dash receiver kit

Written By Roger, El Centro, Ca on Wednesday, January 15, 201