American International FMK565 Dash Kit

Fits select 2000-04 Ford Focus models — single-DIN or shaft-style radios

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American International FMK565

This American International FMK565 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, 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
  • Shaft-style trimring
  • 2 Shaft inserts
  • Installation Instructions

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Dash Kit

Written By Jeffrey, Kent, WA on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Perfect fit, tight and no rattles

Pros: Very easy install.

Cons: Directions for which tabs to remove (multi-car application) could be easier to understand. I opted not to remove any as the unused tabs didn't interfere with installation.

Works like a charm

Written By Erik R., Somers Point, NJ on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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The dash kit fit perfectly, and works wonders. The little pocket holds both my girlfriend's iPod and her phone for when she's driving.

American International FMK565 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Schenectady, NY on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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Great product

American International FMK565 Dash Kit

Written By Marian, Tallahassee, Fl on Sunday, August 10, 2014

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fits car and radio

Great fit

Written By JimW, Liberty Hill, Texas on Wednesday, June 04, 2014

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It fit like a glove, it looked OEM to the 2004 Ford Focus

Pros: Easy straight forward design and installation was a breeze

Nice but could be better

Written By clearvisionauto, California on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Nice unit but fit and finish could be better. Good thing it was free

Pros: Easy install Free

Cons: Fit and finish could use some help

American International FMK565 Dash Kit

Written By Tank1967, Indianapolis on Sunday, April 06, 2014

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Great fit in my 2006 Dodge Stratus!

Pros: Great kit! worked well!

Cons: None

Cheap product. Didn't exactly fit.

Written By Vince, Cleveland, OH on Tuesday, February 04, 2014

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The product was very cheap and broke while trying to install. The plastic is weak at the joints and one snapped. There was a piece that was supposed to go with the mounting kit to remove the look of the radio "protruding" out of the car. When this piece was installed, the radio wouldn't fit. I had to end up not using it and the radio doesn't exactly fit in the car and I see some of the metal sticking out.

Pros: Snaps together well.

Cons: Cheap plastic. Not the perfect fit.

Close

Written By VO, Atlanta GA on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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Overall the kit fit pretty well. The last part you put in is the faceplate ring(May be called something else). It didn't really look very good so I just used the one supplied by Pioneer with the deck. I would have preferred for it to have fit better so I wouldnt have had to use the shiny peice from Pioneer.

Pros: Easy, inexpensive

American International FMK565 Dash Kit

Written By Dave D, Little Falls NY on Saturday, January 18, 2014

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Works great and makes the stereo look like it belongs and makes the installation so so much easier Crutchfield has always come thru for me with the little things Thanks!!!!

Pros: Makes installation easy and looks professional

Cons: Didn't come with all the parts but had what I needed to get the job done

Perfect Fit on a 2004 Focus ZX3

Written By WS, Middle Tennessee on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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Quick install. Everything fit exactly and looks like OEM plate. Took less than 10 minutes for install once wiring was per-soldered. Highly recomended.

Pros: Exact fit. Factory OEM look

Super easy to use

Written By DMcTrumpet, Raleigh, NC on Wednesday, November 06, 2013

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The right product for the car. Easy to install and looks great.

Pros: Ease of use

Cons: NONE

2002 Gray Ford Focus

Written By Don, Lehigh Valley, Pa on Tuesday, October 01, 2013

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Fits like a glove!!!!

Pros: Looks very nice

Cons: None

easy to use

Written By hollywood6801, Newark Ohio on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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easy to install

Loved it!

Written By Docster, Omaha NE on Saturday, May 25, 2013

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This went together perfectly. Had to cut two tabs that were for a Cougar application, but that was simple.

Pros: Great instructions.

Perfect Fit

Written By JP, Dana Point, CA on Sunday, May 19, 2013

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Perfect fit. The kit snapped right in the dash and then the stereo snapped right in after. No screws or brackets necessary. Easiest install ever. I highly recommend.

Pros: Easy, perfect fit for dash and stereo

Cons: None

American International FMK565 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Portland, OR on Friday, May 10, 2013

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Works great for my 03 focus

Perfect

Written By Chris, PA on Monday, May 06, 2013

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Exactly what I needed fits and looks great!

Pros: Fits awesome and looks great.

Cons: None.

Great Adapter Kit for Ford Focus 2003

Written By Gene, Salem Oregon on Friday, January 25, 2013

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I had a normal 2 in high Pioneer DEK-17 in dash reciever/cd player I saved from my old car. The 2003 focus had a Blaupunkt factory stereo. This adapter worked as described. The adapter snapped easily into the large space in the dash which was left after removing on Blaupunkt unit. The narrower Pioneer receiver cage fit perfectly into the adapter unit. I installed the wiring adapter (I almost got the wrong one but the Crutchfield computer prompted me of the problem and I changed my selection to the correct one) and hooked up my Pioneer unit to the cars wiring harness. I popped it into the dash worked perfect and it looks great. Looks factory installed, except it says Pioneer on the front of the stereo. I only had to switch a couple of wires in the wiring adapter. Don't worry the instructions that came with the adapter tells you exactly which wires and for which cars. Simple adjustment. The old Blaupunkt units screen was going bad and I would have switched the stereo out sooner if I had know it was so simple. Thanks Crutchfield for making its so easy!

Pros: Perfect fit. Looks like factory dash piece. Wife loved the small storage space below stereo that we now have. Easy installation.

Cons: None

American International FMK565 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Salisbury, Maryland on Tuesday, January 08, 2013

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I found ordering from Crutchfield online to be simple, informative and affordable. We received our shipment within 3days using standard shipping too! I would definitley order from Crutchfield again.

good fit, great service!!

Written By KingLouisV, Boston, MA on Thursday, December 27, 2012

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good fit, great service!!

Pros: It fit almost like a glove!

Cons: Needed to super glue one small piece to stay in place.

In dash adapter

Written By CharlieK, owings, MD on Thursday, December 20, 2012

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One of the reasons for buying from Crutchfield, besides the competitive prices and good service, was that everything needed is included. With the in-dash kit, one simply inserts it into the opening in the dash and then drops the radio in. The plastic is flimsy and could see how one could break it if not careful. Unit is now squeaking a bit, coupling to some vibration in the car - quiets when you press on the plastic below the radio. May try adding a small block there to see if that helps. Also, requires a separate tool (provided) to remove the radio. Not the tool used to remove the factory radio. also, for the focus, have to remove a plastic tab in the middle (for installation in a Mercury Cougar)

Pros: easy to install

Cons: flimsy, bevel they provide doesn't fit radio and there is a gap between bevel that came with radio and this adapter. Not bad, but definitely has an aftermarket look to it.

American International FMK565 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, New York on Sunday, December 16, 2012

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The dash kit fit perfectly and was literally a snap to install.

So easy, a girl can do it!

Written By Hello Kitty, Kansas City, MO on Thursday, September 13, 2012

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It just doesn't get any better than this. I thought only guys were capable of installing their own stereos. This was easier than cooking a microwave meal. DIY is great!

Pros: Fit perfectly, simple instructions, looks great!

Cons: None

dash kit

Written By Ford In-dash Receiver Kit, orange, ca on Thursday, September 06, 2012

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very easy to use simple install

Pros: ease of install

Cons: none

Fits perfectly & looks good

Written By evan, N. Nevada on Monday, September 03, 2012

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Easy to cut the required tabs for the Focus, and it fits perfectly in the DIN spot. With the Alpine receiver we bought, it looks great and seems secure. The little slot underneath is good for the USB cable & Sansa Clip.

Easy to install and looks almost factory.

Written By IronTroy, Gurnee, IL on Friday, August 03, 2012

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I love the suggestions for installation from Crutchfield! I purchased all the suggested accessories and was not disappointed. Made installation a breeze and looks great! Even has a slot that works perfect for an iPhone.

Pros: Easy to install. Looks great.

Cons: None

awesome

Written By frank, omaha ne on Monday, July 16, 2012

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Perfect fit, looks stock it fits so good.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

Needed replacment...hinge broken , watch out

Written By cuznsteve, USA on Tuesday, July 03, 2012

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waiting for replacement . arrived bent and craked, alittle more and would break offf completly. Bee handleing with care please.thank you

Perfect Fit

Written By Joe P, Cleveland, OH on Thursday, June 07, 2012

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This adapter fit like a glove. The housing is a little weak on it's own but once it has the rest of the dash to support it, it's quite sturdy. Just be careful handling it before hand.

Pros: Ease of use, snug fit.

Cons: Weak joint where the storage box meets the receiver opening.

Ford In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By WCC, MPLS, MN on Friday, April 06, 2012

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Used in a 2004 Ford Focus Sedan. Fits well. Car dash is smooth whereas this has a matte finish but it looks OK. Easy to install. Removing the Cougar tabs was a pain, but simple enough to do. The instructions are clear and easy to follow.

Pros: Easy installation. Excellent Instructions.

in dash reciever kit

Written By taylor, san diego on Tuesday, April 03, 2012

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everything fit well except for the reciever cover

Ford In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By Rob, Phoenix, Az on Monday, April 02, 2012

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Works great and looks good.

Pros: ease of instal, nice holder for remote

Cons: Front cover plate not so great.

Tight fit, but looks clean

Written By Anonymous, Flemington, NJ on Saturday, March 17, 2012

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The receiver kit fit tightly and securely. The head unit slid in perfectly and the trim around it came out clean. Only issue is that the piece of plastic above the cavity space bows a little bit, but besides that everything was perfect.

good fit slightly poor quality on trim

Written By Anonymous, Maine on Monday, February 27, 2012

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This kit fits really good and is easy to install. The finish trim is poor quality. It has very small tabs that push in but they break very easy and cause a rattle noise. To fix this either use the trim from the radio or you will have to use some kind of adhesive glue to attach the trim piece around the radio. I would still recommend this kit.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Poor quality

Read before you purchase

Written By Pat, Detroit, MI on Monday, January 30, 2012

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Don't ruin your installation with this kit - the faceplate/bezel is secured with (4) small pegs that are guaranteed not to hold and allow the part to fall off. Never have been more disappointed with anything from Crutchfield - and the fact that nobody took the time to research my complaint with this kit and do anything about it. I don't care that it's "FREE" - its not worth wasting your time trying to make it work.

Pros: None

Cons: Looks horrible, faceplate falls off, Crutchfield service won't acknowledge how bad it is, a complete and utter was of plastic.

Makes it a dream

Written By Copperweb, Grafton, WI on Tuesday, November 08, 2011

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You should never try and replace a stock radio without a Crutchfield kit. Great direction, phone support, and everything fits and looks great. Worked well on our 91 Focus wagon

Pros: Makes replacing a stock radio with an aftermarket model a dream.

American International FMK565 Dash Kit

Written By Jill, Houston, TX on Thursday, August 18, 2011

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Crutchfield selected this kit for the install of my new stereo in a 2003 Ford Focus. It worked, but it wasn't fun.

For the Focus, the instructions said to remove two plastic tabs. The tabs did not want to snap off, so I tried installing it without removing them, and found out why they need to be removed. So I ended up digging out my Dremel to get them off.

On the plus side, once I got it in, it holds very well. The little pocket at the bottom is nice, and the trim matches my dashboard well enough.

American International FMK565 Dash Kit

Written By JohnH, West Palm Beach, FL on Thursday, July 28, 2011

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This kit is cheaply made. I felt like I would have broke it a few times during installation. Also, since it was made specifically for my car, I thought it would have had a more flush look to it.

2003 focus install

Written By Mike, Raleigh, NC on Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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Used to install a Jensen HD5313IR(which I didn't like) but I will use it to install the next unit I get. The included trim ring would not allow the Jensen's fold down face to work but the one that came with the radio did. Other than this I'd give this kit a 5 star. You could probably use a dremel tool to make it work but since I didn't like the radio I didn't try and the radio's trim would have been close enough of a match for my taste.

American International FMK565 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Oregon on Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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works well. doesnt rattle in my 2000 ford focus

2004 Focus dash installation

Written By Jim D, Adrian, MI on Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Very simple install: just put the pocket on the bottom of the receiver as the
tabs will align better. Mine was a great tight fit and didn't need to bracket
the back of the radio. The entire kite was a breeze: did the wiring inside the
house, assembled the housing and receiver carriage inside, too, then dropped it
into the dash, connected the plugs and slid the receiver in the dash. Viola! I love
it when things work out as they should. Thanks, Buzz and the Crutchfield team!

03 Focus Dash Kit

Written By Bo Lo, Upstate SC on Saturday, February 05, 2011

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The dash kit worked like a charm.

It made installation of the new sound system in place
of the factory CD changer easy.

Don't waste your time at the local retailers trying to find an adapter kit .

American International FMK565 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, boston, ma on Saturday, February 05, 2011

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works as promised. slight bending in the lower portion but nothing to be concerned about
unless you are complete obsessed with absolute perfection.

American International FMK565 Dash Kit

Written By Matt W, Ottawa, ON on Friday, February 04, 2011

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I received this dash kit with the Alpine CDE-102 that I ordered from these swell guys
here at Crutchfield, and it went into my '04 Ford Focus with only a little fuss. The kit
apparently fits either the Focus or the Mercury Cougar, and the tabs you have to break off
to use it with a Focus are quite thick. Just remember to pack a saw, and you should be
able to use this kit with little to no trouble.

American International FMK565 Dash Kit

Written By Quantum, Raleigh, NC on Tuesday, February 01, 2011

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A bit of a tight fit in the dash opening of the 2001 Focus. As a result, the divider between
the radio opening and the little "pocket" on the bottom warps downward a small amount
(i.e., it is bent down a bit.) For the Focus, you need to cut off some fairly hefty tabs that
are attached to the back of the top crosspiece. Because the crosspiece is thin, it would
be very easy to break it while sawing off the tabs. I used a Moto-tool. Outward
appearance is fine; it doesn't clash with the other plastics on the dash.

American International FMK565 Dash Kit

Written By Steve, New Orleans on Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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Perfect fit! Made install a breeze. Thank you.

American International FMK565 Dash Kit

Written By AlanP, Deltona, FL on Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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Excellent kit for Ford Focus. I was impressed how good it fits in dash . It looks just like
a factory install. The directions were great and I had no problems. Installed in under
one hour!!

Disappointed

Written By TigerHeli, Georgia on Tuesday, October 05, 2010

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I have a detailed review on the CF forum also.

The unit worked fine initially, although it was somewhat difficult to trim out the mounting tabs that allowed it to work in either a Focus or a Cougar.

Over time the kit developed a gap between the trim ring and the CD pocket.

Replaced the American International kit with a Metra kit and much preferred the looks and quality of the Metra kit.

American International FMK565 Dash Kit

Written By MarcoC, Austin, TX on Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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Fits like a champ on my 02 Ford Focus ZTS. Even looks better than my factory OEM
radio and adds storage.

Ford Focus In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By Rodc54, Rives Junction, MI on Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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Easy install, makes my new stereo from CRUTCHFIELD look good.

Great install kit

Written By Dave, Chula Vista, CA on Saturday, January 23, 2010

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Great kit. Was actually the same kit that was installed before I changed out the head unit...someone just forgot to remove the tabs for the other application. Perfect fit!

Perfect fit, smart looking finish

Written By Griffin, APO Grafenwoehr, Germany on Monday, January 18, 2010

A perfect fit (with the modifications listed in the instructions) and it looks like it belongs in the dash, not an aftermarket cheapy. thanks Crutchfield!

2001 Focus ZX3 install

Written By Tom, Wallingford,CT on Saturday, September 19, 2009

Super easy install! Looks great and was shipped super fast!
Thanks Crutchfield!!

American International FMK565 Dash Kit

Written By Dan, Seattle, WA on Saturday, April 25, 2009

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I used this on my 2002 Focus, fit is great and stereo looks good!

Ford Focus In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By Ross, Dallas, TX on Thursday, January 22, 2009

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Good product easy to install, looks good

American International FMK565 Dash Kit

Written By Kenneth, Fleming Island, FL on Tuesday, September 16, 2008

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Perfect Fit, Easy to install, and it looks great.

American International FMK565 Dash Kit

Written By Bryan, Voorhees, NJ on Friday, June 13, 2008

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Easy fit, and much better then the one i had in my previous car as well as
being able to adjust to most headunit with my being mostly touch screen
that was important so it was very nice and good addition to my car.

Too Easy!!!

Written By greg, San Antonio, TX on Sunday, May 25, 2008

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Thanks, Crutchfield. I can't believe how easy it was to install my head unit. The whole process (removing old stereo, wiring the harness, installing new unit) took less than an hour, and it looks very clean and professionally done. I replaced the factory stereo with a pioneer deh-3900 w/sirius satellite receiver. I couldn't be happier with Crutchfield's service. Thanks again!

hey hey

Written By stephan, vilseck germany on Monday, April 28, 2008

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it fit perfectly and does its job thanx cructhfield

great job crutchfield!

Written By wahoo, cleveland ohio on Saturday, February 16, 2008

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there is no easier way to order than crutchfield. i just typed in the make and year of my car and all the parts i needed came up..everything fits perfectly!

American International FMK565 Dash Kit

Written By Randy, Canton, OH on Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Very easy to install and instructions were very simple to understand. Only problem was trim ring provided is too thick and won't allow Sony CD/FM faceplate to open far enough to insert a CD. Had to discard and use Sony's trim ring, though it's not perfect.

Happy with Service

Written By Anonymous, Winton, NC on Saturday, January 14, 2006

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I am so pleased with the parts and tech service.The part was very easy to install, with detailed directions.I've installed many dash kits, but this is the easiest one yet.Thank you Crutchfield, I'm really enjoying my new CD player, and enjoying the music.

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