American International GMK-422 Dash Kit
Fits select 1995-up General Motors, Isuzu, Suzuki & Toyota models — double-DIN radios
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Item #: 003GMK422
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The American International GMK-422 kit allows you to install a double-DIN (4" 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.
Installation note: To use this kit with a double-DIN radio, you'll need to cut out the divider strip in the center of this kit to accommodate the radio.
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.
Nice kit although instructions could have been more clear.
installed in my 2006 Pontiac Vibe base model. I installed an aftermarket Android radio head unit. I did have to trim the bezel on the front to fit it only because of the size of the head unit which I think was abnormally sized. my only issue was the instructions. trimming off the extra pieces was not clear enough for my model it did list it but didn't show which pieces to trim.
Pros: Good fit Looks factory
Cons: Bad instructions
fits perfect in my 06 pontiac vibe
poorly made, very cheap, thin plastic, instructions hard to follow.
Cons: cheap plastic, breaks easy
you'll have to carfully trim the tabs that are not needed on this plastic adapter. Do a little trial and error with this and the radio and things will fit. Be careful with trimming so you dont cut too much or break the wrong section. USe a Dremel with a cutting blade and then sand the nub smooth.
Pros: Works fine
Cons: instructions are not good but its easy to figure out how to get it to work.
Looks clean after install. There are tabs that you need to remove to fit your individual vehicle. Manual is not accurate. Use common sense. The side panels do not fit in very well so you may have to force them to snap in place. Be careful when you do this since this is just a piece of plastic.
Pros: Looks good and is simple to install
Cons: pieces don't fit easily. Be careful when assembling the side panels.
I wish or was easier to install
Excellent fit to radio and vehicle,Dash panel fits tight to radio with no gap,Very happy with fit and finish.
Pros: Fits radio very well with supplied hardware and fit vehicle VERY well,Easy assembly.
Cons: Not really a con but it's made to fit multiple vehicles so had to remove the tabs not needed and they had to be completely removed and flush with bracket to fit into the dash but was worth the extra 5 minutes of work for a great fit.
The bracket kit fits great
Pros: Great fit
Cons: Parts that have to be removed should be designed to be removed without tops.
The instructions are horrible!! As instructed to do, I am removing tabs but there is no indication if they are to be broken off or cut. I am afraid that the face plate will break when I try to remove those tabs. I should have know better and purchased a better kit.
Cons: Flimsy, horrible instructions
After a struggle to get all the tabs removed without breaking the plastic product, I went to mount into my Impala and the four screw holes did not align with the three screw holes in the vehicle. This is a cheap piece of plastic. If possible I recommend finding a better mounting bracket, but this probably works for a lot of the other vehicles nicely. (other than the tab removal which is a pain)
Cons: Tab removal is awful, started to mount into vehicle and mounting screw holes do not align.
Couldn't believe there was no firm connection (via a screw or bolt) from the new form, to the interior of my car's dash (2004 Grand AM)
Pros: face plate matched up ok
Cons: not very well designed for a firm connection to the car (2004 Grand Am)
Worked but cheaply made and very generic. Instructions that came with it were poorly written.
Pros: Ended up with a decent fit
Cons: Way too generic
Mounting kit is made to be used for many different vehicles, so a great deal of tab removal was necessary....instructions were confusing, but looking at how my old radio mounted, i was able to remove the unnecessary tabs pretty easily (with a dremel). Would have been stronger at the mounting points if it had closed tabs, but you're just keeping a radio in place not mounting an engine...overall good product...easy to use....
Pros: Easy to use...made to fit relatively easy
Cons: Flimsy plastic...open tabs...alot of tab removal (would have been hard without a dremel).
Its an integration dash kit. Nothing fancy, but it makes it all fit nicely.
Pros: Adequate finish and build quality.
Cons: Pretty average appearance, and generic fit.
The dash kit fit perfectly, it was flush with the dash and made the receiver look as OEM as you can get. The dash kit will need to be modified, as it comes with all possible pegs attached, you will have to cut off those you don't need for your vehicle. This was easy enough to do.
Pros: Looks sharp, fits dash perfectly.
Cons: Requires modification, make sure to carefully read instructions so as not to cut the wrong pegs.
Didn't like this item but it does its job
Pros: Looks good once you get it installed
Cons: Poor instructions and would be easy to break while breaking off the tabs
I'm hoping the plastic tabs that mount the deck will last. the stock stereo was secured by a metal bracket/enclosure. this kit is ALL plastic. Crossing fingers. And as noted by several other reviewers, the instructions kinda suck. Very confusing. Maybe I shoulda went to college. although the product was free with the purchase of the deck, knowing what I know now, I would've paid to get something sturdier to have the piece of mind.
Cons: all plastic, instructions suck.
This dash kit is perfect for my 97 Buick. It is designed to fit a number of makes and models. Installation was simple and quick. Highly recommended.
Pros: Easy configuration and installation.
Cons: Instructions could be a little more clear. A set of counter sinking screws would also be a benefit as the round head ones requires a little finagling to get it around the metal fram on the dash.
Worst instructions EVER!! If it werent for Crutchfield tech support I would never have figured out how to read these silly instructions.
Pros: Once figured out it works well.
Cons: Instructions are horrible.
Great, no problems
Pros: Follow instructions
Nice fit and look factory.
Pros: Easy to install......
easy to use.
The kit works well but the instructions sent very useful. There were a few contradictions on which brackets to leave and which to remove. The easiest route was to hold it in the dash and decide what needed to be left. Now that it's installed though it looks really good.
Pros: Looks great, the fit is really good.
Cons: Installation instructions weren't very good. If I had followed them I probably would have had to purchase another unit to correctly install. Thankfully that didn't happen.
Pros: Looks Factory
Worked fine. Plastic is tough to cut when removing tabs. Worked out fine.
Pros: Good instructions and fit
Cons: Per instructions, I had to cut off a lot of tabs.
fits very well.
Pros: fit good look good.
Cons: bad instruction.misleading on removing parts off bracket.
Compatible for many models, fits great
Pros: Fits great, easy to assemble
Cons: Instructions a bit vague
It was a pain in the butt, but it worked. The instructions were not real clear but with a little grit and luck I got it in and It looks factory installed.
Pros: Came free with the stereo. I was able to get it to work.
Cons: Instructions are not real clear.
I was reading some of the other reviews before I got this with my radio. Once you double check to see which tabs you have to keep (my truck used the A tabs), getting everything put together and installed is easy.
It worked as advertised. Directions were good.
Pros: Works with a lot of configurations.
Cons: Plastic brittle
Kit worked great after I called to find out which tabs to cut off. Directions are not clear for my vehicle, so I called tech support and they emailed me a diagram specifically for my 2004 Tahoe. Was a breeze after that. Fit good in the end as well. I cut off the tabs with a small hacksaw.
Pros: Fit great -- give the stereo a great look in my dash.
Cons: Directions not clear as to which tabs to cut off. Either compare to your factory stereo or call tech support. Pretty simple in the end.
Easy installation, even for a novice.
After trimming the un-needed attachment brackets with a Dremel tool, the mounting bracket and faceplate fit like a glove. I love my new Appradio!
Works great but directions should be more clear!
Pros: Works great
Cons: Directions where not clear should have better description and pics.
Instructions not very user friendly as to which tabs to cut off. But after comparing to factory radio installation tabs were removed and new radio fits great.
Cut the tabs you don't need ,bolt the head unit to and it all slid right in to my 06 Silverado.
This model covers so many models that the instructions are confusing, I cut off the wrong tabs, luckily for me, Crutchfield has great customer service and sent me a replacement.
Pros: Great customer service from Crutchfield
Cons: Confusing instructions
vary poor instructions, but does work. beat to attach to unit and cut to fit opening.
Pros: holds head unit in place with clean look.
Cons: confusing instructions.
Works with almost every car in on the planet. I purchase from Crutchfield because I believe they give you the best product and the easiest installation instructions. This piece of junk came with a pictorial style instructional booklet, I wasn't certain what I needed to cut off as it turned out I needed to cut off everything. The installation of this piece of crap really makes me question future purchases from Crutchfield.
Cons: Poor instructions, too universal
Used this for a 2006 Silverado CC HD. I found that the directions were not very clear. While not a complicated device, I had to wait till I had my old deck out to figure out what tabs needed to be removed- which was almost all the tabs. It holds the deck very good and looks great. Glad it was free with my new deck.
Pros: Holds deck very securely
Cons: Directions not good.
The directions are not adequate. I was about to throw it in the garbage and start from scratch, then I found an internet video of a similar unit. Once I figured out how to use it, it worked.
Cons: Poor directions. Very confusing, Too generic.
I can see why they give this kit away for free in a package with a new head unit. The instructions are the worst part about this kit, they are Very confusing and don't offer much help. I ended up being able to do the install without the instructions but someone with little knowledge of stereo installs might find this to be too hard and end up cutting off the wrong tabs. Just examine the parts in the kit, and examine how your stereo mounts in the dash and then cut off the unused tabs accordingly. The finished look of the kit though is very nice, and fits snug around the DDIN head units. The usable tabs line up well with the stock mounting points. I am glad I didn't have to pay extra for this kit.
Pros: Free with head unit purchase Looks great when finished Accurate mounting points
Cons: Useless instructions Faceplate can be difficult to secure to side pieces
Very easy to use when you figure out what tab to remove. Call Crutchfeild to get a better PDF on the tab to remove.
Pros: Very easy to use!
Cons: Not very clear on showing what tab to remove.
Instructions are terribly laid out. Poor flow, structure, clarity and pictures. I figured it out but it was by trial and error and it took much longer than it should have. Instructions have you break off unneeded tabs but picture does not clarify which ones.
Plastic material is not very strong. Flexed easily when screwing on. Could use higher quality reinforced plastic.
Pros: Dimensional accuracy
Cons: Weak material. Horrible instructions.
This kit worked as intended to install in my Yukon. I feel it could be a little more sturdy and require less modification but in the end the install is solid and looks decent. Matte finish matches interior better than the glossy plastic on some kits.
Lousy instructions. Too many mounting tabs to cut off - better get yourself a dremel tool before you start. Had to do mount on CD player to do a preliminary install to verify which tabs were needed because of the bad instructions. Fit well n the end.
Pros: Looks good.
Cons: Too much prep time. Bad instructions.
The instructions were not written well. It was not clear as to which tabs I should keep and which I should remove based on the instructions. i called Crutchfield and they made it clear to me. Once that issue was resolved, the installation was easy and everything worked perfectly. It allowed for a clean and beautiful installation of my new Clarion NX604 in a 2005 Chevy 2500HD.
Pros: Neat and clean look after installation, Supports the receiver securely.
Cons: Poor instructions
Worked like it should. Instructions are terrible, but using common sense you can see which tabs need to be kept for your particular install.
Pros: Works as it should
Cons: Terrible Instructions
The GMK-422 dash kit I used it for a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado and it looks factory.
Pros: The looks of the dash kit is very good and a good fit.
Cons: To many other clips had to be broken off for it to fit.
This works but the instructions are horrible and you need a hacksaw to cut all the tabs off. I'd recommend getting one that is designed to work with your vehicle not for all GM vehicles. It looks ok but man it seems flimsy.
Pros: It looks ok and fills the space. It allows my unit to connect up to existing mount....eventually.
Cons: Not well constucted, too many tabs to cut off. Need a hacksaw for the work. Instructions are terrible and doesn't tell you which tabs to cut. It's a light grade plastic And can break easily.
Great kit that works well in my chevy and gives it a very stock look. Saying this the directions included are horrible and make no sense. Thankfully using common sense I was able to figure out which tabs to cut off and which to leave. Only reason I am giving it 5 stars is I am reviewing the product and outcome, not the instructions.
Pros: Looks sleek and works great
Cons: Horrible instructions as everyone has stated that
I loved that it was free with my purchase I put it together then instructions say to break off all tabs for a gmc yukon so I re read and looked and checked it out then broke off all the tabs then guess what it wouldn't work so pay close attention to which ones you break off because instructions ain't right I wound up buying one locally
Cons: Bad instructions
good fit easy to install with the help from buddy who sent me a link showing what to cut and what not to cut. installed in less than three minutes.
Pros: Easy assembly, great fit.
Cons: Thin plastic, will bend very easy.
If you follow the directions and snip and cut carefully you'll be fine. Had to clip several of the side attachments off. That was done pretty simple with side cuts. If you don't follow directions you could cost yourself a new one.
Cons: directions could be a bit clearer.
Not bad for a free item fits like expected
Don't know what to say but you need it to make it look good.
Pros: Ease to assemble.
Good product, need better instructions
Pros: Good fit
Cons: Better instructions of what tabs to cut for which vehicle My vehicle was not included in the instructions of how to fit into the dash Glad Crutchfield was there to help!
Bracket fit great. Agree with other reviewers. The instructions were terrible. In order not to cut too much, I just matched up the mounting tabs with the stock on. It appeared the instructions were saying cut them all off.
Pros: Great fit and free with the radio.
Cons: Horrible instructions.
The instructions are terrible!! They tell you to cut off tabs that shouldn't be cut off. I ended up going to Walmart and bought a Scosche kit that was almost identical and had very complete instructions. I am sure that this kit would have worked fine, but the directions were terrible and I ended up ruining the kit. Don't cut anything off until you look at it completely. It's free if you spend over $100 on a radio. That is the only thing good about it. If in doubt, go get the Scosche kit.
Pros: Free with a $100 radio
Cons: Instructions are too vague!
Great product. Directions could be better. had to read them a couple times to understand how to install
Pros: Easy to install
Cons: Directions need to be more clear
It's a good kit but a little hard to read the instructions. Once I figured it out it worked good.
Pros: Nice fit
Cons: Instructions are not the greatest, with it being able to be used in so many applications I think it could have had clearer instructions.
For a 2004 Silverado. The included instructions were complete and utter non-sense as most other reviewers have expressed. Once I decided to just toss the instructions, figuring out what needed to be done wasn't too bad by just holding the brackets and trim up to the hole and mounting locations. I cut the tabs and smoothed them down all with a Dremel which was not difficult at all and made all clean & smooth cuts. 2 stars just because the brackets do what they need to do, but lost the rest of the stars because the instructions are absolutely worthless and buyers are better off without them; whoever wrote them should be ashamed of themselves. Also - the bolts included were very short, not long enough for the JVC receiver I attached the bracket to. I had to use my own bolts.
Pros: Side brackets mount to trim easily, mounts to receiver as it's supposed to (with my own screws, not those included), mounts to dash easily.
Cons: * Confusing instructions that did not describe which tabs to remove, and how to follow each vehicle model also confusing. Don't look at these instructions, just throw them away and hold the trim and brackets up to the mounting location to figure out which ones should be removed. * Bolts included were not long enough for any normal installation.
Very confusing instructions. Had to attach and see what tabs needed to be removed by trial and error.
Cons: Instructions confusing
This was pretty ridiculous. The instructions didn't show what tabs to break off, it was kind of a free-for-all. I thought maybe the instructions were made in Asia, but American International is actually made in Canada. I expected a Canada manual to have clear pictures. You pretty much have to see where your unit screws in when you take the old one out to ensure you don't have to buy another plastic radio holder. Better instructions would work wonders.
Pros: 1. It had an extra plastic piece for a Caddy. 2. I was able to use common sense on installation.
Cons: Instructions - more detail.
I actually had this professionally installed. But the receiver looks GREAT and Fits PERFECTLY into my Dash
Pros: Neat- Clean Lines
No problems fit my 06 silverado perfect
Not the easiest piece of plastic I have ever worked with. Cuts had to be made based on the make/model of car. There is no easy way to make these cuts. A flimsy piece of plastic. My dad got it done, but has the tools and work bench - a vise etc.. If you are just sitting in your car trying to hold and cut this piece with a pocket knife, well the outcome may not be one you like. After all was said and done, it fit the stereo as it should, but this one piece doubled the entire installation process in regard to time spent on the project.
Cons: Difficult directions to follow and difficulty in making cuts.
Does its job well, but the instructions are unintelligible. Luckily it is easy to figure out what you need once you look at the original radio's setup.
Pros: Does what it should. Unnecessary clips snap off easily!
Cons: The instructions are garbage.
Made my after market stereo install look professional
Looks good/does job when finally in but boy it can be a pain. Service tech said it was as simple as just bending back and froth to break tabs off. Did as I was instructed and I snapped it in half. Once I called again to tell that it was broken they were awesome and sent me another one for free on account of the bad advice I was given. just use an angle grinder or a dremel tool and you will be in business
Like other reviewers, I found the directions to be utterly confusing. The instructions clearly said to cut off all side tabs for my application, however my common sense looking at the open hole said that didn't seem right. I figured out what seemed right and then called tech support to confirm. Poor, poor, poor directions. And then after that, I had to cut off, file, and sand 8-10 tabs (extra steps because I'm a little OCD about things being done right)....not plug and play by any means.
Pros: Will fit anything from a 1929 Packard and later...ok, not literally
Cons: You are on your own to figure out how to use this kit....
Works, fits great but is a lot like heading cats to get the parts together, but together it went so YAY!
This sure is one adaptable dash kit! I would say too adaptable because it lead to a lot of ambiguity and complexity. Because the instruction manual was so vague, I cut off the wrong tabs and had to buy a new kit. If you use this kit, take your time and study how the tabs should fit your vehicle. Do not rely solely on the instruction manual!
Cons: The instruction manual, quite frankly, was of no use. It did not clearly demonstrate what tabs to keep and what tabs to remove for my vehicle. The tabs were insanely difficult to remove.
Had to be modified for the unit
Cons: Cheap, no directions for a specfic car installation
Fit just fine no problems here
I gave this a 3 because of the instructions. They are very confusing and if you follow them to the letter you will cut off all tabs and ruin the kit.I recommend matching the tabs with the mounts on your old system. That helped me considerably
The instructions are just a little vague but the tech support team at Crutchfield made it really easy. I used some cutters to remove unneeded tabs.
This dash kit makes for a very clean, easy install that looks completely professional.
Pros: Good fit and finish; made for a perfect finished product install. Crutchfield tech support was 100% a shining star for me when I wanted help to make sure I was doing things right.
Cons: Directions on which tabs to keep etc. are a bit weak. You have to use some mechanical common sense, which is tough for me- on the other hand, if I can do this, anyone can do it!
Lots of work to install. Instructions were vague.
Cons: Need to have a template that has lees adaptation and cutting. terrible directions. Tabs are hard to remove. Required more tools are needed than recommended.Crutchfield response on November 17, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
This kit looks great once assembled and installed, and the plastic seems sturdy enough to handle the job long term. If these were the only things that were to be judged, this would be a 5-star review. The problem is that the directions that were included with the kit were awful and misleading. Perhaps someone noticed this, because the directions that are available for this same product on the Crutchfield website have been altered to reflect clearer instructions. But even the online instructions are a bit unclear. For example, you have to figure out for yourself what is the ISO trim ring (the ring that goes around the face of the head unit). Plus the directions don't really show all angles of the bracket, which would have been nicer.
I used this kit to install a new head unit in a 1997 Buick Skylark. Once I figured out what to do, cutting off all of the unneeded tabs was a fairly simple process. You can score and snap off tabs that you don't need using a sharp blade, a small hack saw, a Dremel-type tool, or whatever works for you. The cutting off part doesn't have to be pretty; everything except the front ISO trim ring will be hidden by the final install. After cutting off the unneeded tabs, snap the side brackets onto the ISO trim ring. Then attach to your head unit using screws.
Pros: Looks great! Plastic is sturdy. Was a perfect fit once all unneeded tabs were removed. Final install looks professional.
Cons: Printed directions were terrible. Directions available online were better.
This works well. I used it to install a double din Jensen VX7020 navigation receiver in my 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche on the recommendation of Crutchfield. They were right on. However, the instructions were so bad about which plastic pieces to cut off I probably lost an hour talking to Crutchfield and experimenting by cutting one plastic piece at a time until it fit..
Pros: Fits like a glove.
Cons: Written instructions were terrible!
Awesome fit, easy install, thank you
Pros: slide right in
Cons: no cons
Most confusing directions ever. I ended up buying another kit that was specific to my vehicle. If you end up getting this universal kit throw it in the trash and spend the 20 bucks to get one that works.
Cons: Poor directions. Difficult to remove excess tabs.
Fitment and ease was excellent
Pros: All hardware included
all plastic and have to cut off any piece that might have made it ridgid, front piece would not stay on once the sides were mounted to radio, it was a good thing the one that came with the head unit clipped on and stayed while I put the dash back together
Cons: Very cheap, would not buy again
This kit tries to fit into too many applications. The instructions were hard to decipher for my vehicle and I ended up having to remove more tabs that the instructions told me too for my vehicle. I ended up figuring it out by doing multiple test fits under it went in right. Breaking off the extra tabs was not easy either, I ended up using a Dremel to be sure I got a clean cut and didn't break the kit. I also had to carve out a bit of plastic to fit the screws through to the receiver.
However, once I figured out what worked, the receiver was held in place securely into the kit and then the truck.
Pros: Decent final placement.
Cons: Difficult instructions. Hard to remove unneeded tabs.
Couldn't be easier to follow
Trimmed as instructions indicated, looks good, professional looking install.
Pros: Easy to install
Great product but needs better instruction in a big way.
Pros: Good product
Cons: Bad instructions
Well, it worked in the end. Instructions were HORRIBLE. Very unclear on what tabs needed to be cut or not. Had to re-drill mounting holes to fit double DIN receiver mount holes. Very unclear on what pieces were needed for my vehicle. Pretty much made it up as I went.
Pros: Kind of worked, with modifications.
Cons: Instructions were HORRIBLE. Very unclear on what tabs needed to be cut or not. Had to re-drill mounting holes to fit double DIN receiver mount holes. Very unclear on what pieces were needed for my vehicle. Pretty much made it up as I went.
The product itself worked just fine, once you figure it out. The reason I gave 3 Stars is simply because of the instructions. Turned what should have been a 1 hour deck install to 3 hours, just because you have no idea which section actually applies to your vehicle, and are paranoid you're going to clip the wrong tabs off. Obviously they are trying to make this product fit every vehicle manufactured since 1932, but the instructions don't live up to that goal - a blind monkey could have done a better job. "Cut all the tabs OFF". "No, don't cut all the tabs off". "Cut the tabs off the side brackets NOT shown above" - what?! Did the graphic artist take the day off when that section was written?
You're better off just looking at the bracket and face pieces, seeing what mounting holes your have on your dash, and then clipping off what doesn't belong.
Pros: Does what it supposed to do; deck doesn't rattle around.
Cons: Instructions are severely in need of re-writing, with graphics that more clearly show what tabs are to be cut. Or just make bracket kits for each Make of vehicle, with instructions that are clear, rather than trying to match every vehicle on the planet with one bracket kit.
We ordered the JVC KW-R910BT and this came with the order. We ABSOLUTELY love the JVC and this just made it fit and look PERFECT!!!
Pros: Visual Appeal
nice kit and it filled in the space perfectly/
Pros: did the job right
Cheap plastic look.
Pros: Better than nothing.
Cons: Requires extensive modification to fit your vehicle. Kit not specific for vehicle. Spent lots of time cutting off extra plastic pieces for other models. Terrible instructions. Cheap 1980's finish. Recommend the install kit that starts with "S" instead.
Fits in the dash well and makes the mount look factory. Hold head unit securely with no squeak, rattle or vibration
Pros: perfect fit and hold the head unit well
Cons: Instructions are horrible, it took me a second kit with Crutchfield's own instructions to get it to work.
I wanted to give it 5 Stars but one of the side pieces wouldn't clip on properly and I have to ding the review for that. One side clipped on, but the other side wasn't molded properly and I couldn't get it to clip in place. I finally gave up and just put it in with it bulging a little. You can't see it once the dash is in place covering it and it looks really nice. It looks like a pro did the installation and I'm proud of how it all came out.
For free(ish) I really can't complain.
Pros: 1. It looks really nice once installed. 2. It mounted perfectly with no adjustment hassles at all. 3. The plastic is very sturdy.
Cons: It's hard to remove the unused mounting plates. Although that's a good thing, I kind of deformed the piece of plastic I needed when I cut the unused parts off. So when you do this, score it first with a Stanley knife on both sides then use some heavy wire cutters to cut along the score marks. That's what I did, or you could use a Dremel cutting tool.
this is a good kit but the instructions are a little hard to understand
Pros: Looks good
Cons: Instructions hard to understand
The bracket seemed to fit well into my '06 Chevy Silverado but the instructions on what tabs to remove were so unclear that I removed the wrong tabs and had to through it away.
Cons: Very unclear instructions.
Very good kit. Went in my buick no problem
Well one needs something but this is just cheep plastic. The screws supplied didn't fit, so I had to supply my own. Much modifying was needed. Instructions on how to attached must have been for some vehicle from Mars. I was on my own. I can only hope it holds the unit. Crutchfield needs to find a different kit for a GMC canyon. Usually Crutchfield's information on how to do is much better than this.
Pros: It filled the gap between the radio and auto dash.
Cons: Nothing worked without modification.
perfect fit for my 06 Silverado.
Pros: all. good instructions.
The dash kit itself fits into a 2004 Alero, but you are going to have to figure out how it fits yourself. The instructions are pretty much useless, but after removing some extra tabs it did fit correctly.
Pros: Fit into the hole of where the old double stack stereo was and now hold a smaller stereo.
Cons: Instructions were absolutely worthless
This product fit when others did not. The instructions were a little confusing but the Crutchfield tech services walked me through the fit process. Match the side tabs to your factory unit and remove all others carefully with a fine tooth hacksaw.
Pros: Perfect fit. Crutchfield Service Tech was excellent
Cons: cutting the pieces off that you did not need was confusing.
did work but required some free lancing to make it fit. worked well once installed on the radio
Pros: made the job much easier
Cons: instructions not that clear. had to rely on common sense and trial and error to get the proper arrangement. suggest the assembly be attempted by some third party (someone who has never assembled this bracket before, and discuss with the author of the instructions.
Put this into a 2003 Avalanche. Useless instructions can be replaced by: The two side mounts are not the same. Look at your factory stereo and match up the plastic tabs with the ones on your stereo. Cut off all the other tabs. Snap the sides into the rectangular cover piece(takes a bit of a push to get the two side tabs into their slots but should lock in straight) and mount to your new stereo (I was able to get three screws per side to fit). The Crutchfield notes on here state that the back metal mount would have to be cut out of my truck to put a KW-V200BT but I decided to see how close it really was. It was tight but all three screws tightened down and the factory trim went back on so that it looks extremely nice.
Overall.. helped with installation .. Fits like it should
Instruction were vague and confusing at best. All but useless.
Pros: very little
This kit did the job resulting in a clean nice look with no gaps or voids.
Pros: Looks as a factor installation.
Cons: The plastic mold flashing required complete removal to fit joints correctly. One joint's plastic being short filled on the face, requiring heating and spreading the receiving slot open enough to receive the side tab carefully without cracking.
Well made product and it looks great on the dash of my truck
Pros: The fit is very good and it went together well.
Cons: The directions were very confusing because of so many other cars mixed in with the cutting instructions. It took quite a bit of time to figure it all out.
Exact fit in my 05 Silverado 2500HD. Looks like it came from the factory. The kit and antenna adapter make installation a breeze.
The receiver kit looks very classy in the dash. No sign of it being an add-on.
Pros: Instructions very easy to understand and looks good in the dash slot.
The confusion with breaking off tabs was not nearly as bad as I've ready here. You simply need to end up with the same mounting tab locations that your stock unit had. You literally have a map of the necessary tabs in your possession when you take the old head unit out, so you need not bother with the instructions if you find them confusing.
Pros: Easy to use. Free with my head unit.
Short story - it does work with a JVC double-DIN deck in a 2004 Silverado 1500. The long story - make sure you have a rotary tool or some other cut-off tool to fabricate this bracket for your particular vehicle. "Universal" means this is basically raw material that the user must modify to fit their vehicle. It ships with mounting tabs for every vehicle it fits, and you have to cut off the tabs that interfere with your fit. It is made of plastic so make sure your don't ruin the brackets taking off the unnecessary tabs. I used a small rotary tool (name brand) with a cut-off wheel. Also, I agree completely with Bruce from Charlotte, the instructions are useless, follow his advice.
Pros: It works and looks nice when done.
Cons: Be prepared to spend some time fabricating and the instructions are crazy.
instructions were not very clear on the setup, took awhile to install
So my suggestion on this is attach the front plate to the two side plates, attach to the head-unit and then fit. Remove any tabs that get in the way. Much easier to understand than the chinese menu of an installation guide.
Cons: installation guide.
Instructions are abhorrent! Absolutely garbage and very difficult to follow. They read like a "choose your own adventure" book in a two page pamphlet except that they never get you to the end. Disgustingly vague and practically useless. I am now forced to purchase an entirely new bracket because whoever wrote these installation instructions couldn't keep them straight.
Cons: Instructions do more harm than good.Crutchfield response on July 22, 2014 We're sorry to hear you had trouble with the instructions that came with the kit. We've refunded the cost of the replacement kit, and when you get it, don't hesitate to call our Tech Support team to get some help with it. They can help you pick the safe path through that story!
A lot of tabs to break off. Had to really study the instructions to make sure and not screw it up. The face plate was kind of a tight fit and bows out a little when installed, but you can't tell when the vehicle dash trim is installed. I hope the plastic holds up over time.
Pros: It did adapt the radio to the truck as advertised.
Cons: Takes a bit of study to make sure and break off the correct tabs.
there install kits are perfect . makes install so ez !!!! thank you
Pros: perfect fit
This kit makes my radio look like it belongs. You know that friend who has that awkward looking radio in their vehicle? Sure it sounds nice, but it just sticks out like a sore thumb. Well, this will not be you! My only complaint, it doesn't exactly match the color of my factory dash. Other than that, it is sweet!
Pros: Good value. Looks sweet/factory.
Cons: Colors don't exactly match up to factory.
Just what I expected when I ordered this item. Very simple to use and understand the instructions. Took about 10 minutes to install and looks great in my truck
Cons: Sometimes the tavern kind of hard to break off by hand
Perfect kit for my sterio. The fit was exactly what I needed and wanted, no gaps, nor anything looking like if an rookie installed my stereo even tho I'm not an expert at this
Pros: The right kit for the right vehicle is a critical step while adding an aftermarket radio.
Nice mount for radio, directions are a bit confusing.
Could only use the side mounting brackets with the JVC KW-HDR81BT double din head unit I bought. The trim ring from the kit is too small...even with the JVC's sleeve removed. Instructions are a bit confusing.
Pros: Had what was needed to install my head unit
Cons: Confusing instructions. Couldn't use the supplied trim ring. Fortunately, the JVC head unit had its own.
Looks great and finishes off the install well.
Pros: Looks good
Cons: Lots of extra tabs to remove. Slightly confusing instructions
This kit was really frustrating to assemble for my Trailblazer. It was made like a one-size-fits-all, but required multiple pieces to be cut off which was tedious and hazardous. It would be just as simple to have different kits that fit most car types. However, once we got it cut to size, it looks great.
Pros: Looks good and fits well.
Cons: Very difficult to assemble for my car. Required a lot of time and cutting to get the perfect fit for my car.
product was fine, but instruction lacking. guidance on tab removal is needed...I cut some tabs with a hack saw and was able to bend others back and forth with pliers to remove.
Pros: good fit, easy ti install
Cons: had to figure out how to remove tabsl on my own
No Instructions to adapt to Chev van
Pros: Once adapted install easy
Cons: No instructions for installation. This is the worst set of install instruction I have seen .
Worked out great in my 2002 GMC Envoy. Fit perfectly.
Once i figured out the pieces i needed for my vehicle it worked out fine.
Pros: it was free
Cons: confusing what piece is needed for you vehicle, Hard to screw side brackets on had to modify a little
This adapter worked fine for installing a new head unit into our 2003 Pontiac Grand Am. As expected, it's just a big piece of plastic with tabs in the right spot to bolt to the OEM mounting holes. Where I think it could be improved is either a more specific product offering for each model of car, or a better way to customize it. As it is you get somewhat cryptic instructions that tell you to remove certain tabs depending on what model car you have. What you aren't told is how best to accomplish that, and the tabs aren't scored or otherwise marked in a way make them easy to remove (which kind of makes sense since that would also necessarily weaken them, which is not what you want for the tabs you keep). I ended up using wire snippers to remove the unwanted tabs, and it was difficult and the result a bit ugly. But it did work.
Pros: Does the job
Cons: Tabs are hard to remove cleanly, instructions are a bit cryptic
Didnt fit my truck at all even though it said it did
Pros: There are no pros
Cons: iF YOU ARE GOOD IMPROVISING THEN ITS ok AND CAN FILE HERE AND THERE AND MAKE IT WORK THEN ITS ok
Realizing this is a universal kit for many applications, it seemed sill to end up with almost none of the kit actually installed on the unit itself.
Pros: Ease of installation.
Cons: None I can think of. Trash perhaps?
It works. Instructions are confusing. I know it's a universal kit so I shouldn't complain about having to break tabs, but they are difficult to trim.
Pros: Gets the radio in the truck.
Cons: Difficult to break unneeded tabs.
Worked but the instructions were terrible.
Cons: Instructions were terrible. I had to assemble it and see what I actually needed to trim as the instructions really can't be followed.
Kit worked fine but instructions were a little vague. Once I figured out which tabs to keep and which to cut it was fine.
Pros: Once instructions were deciphered it worked well.
Cons: Very generic instructions - poorly worded.
It's free and works great
The instructions were very confusing. I had to take the old unit out of the car first and use it as a guide.
Pros: Made the install look nice.
Cons: POOR Instructions!
A little plasticy, just enough to mount radio
Pros: easy to install
Cons: hard to understand instructions. This kit fits a tousand radios, a little unclear as to what parts to use on my unit.
It does what it should. Looks ok
Pros: Holds the radio in place
Cons: Too many extra parts to take off of it.
Good product. Looks good installed. The instructions are lacking clarity for sure. The product required a great deal of manipulating to fit my application. Best advice is to remove the factory head unit and compare the pieces to make them match. If you are looking for a kit that you can pull out of the box and it install it this is not the one.
Pros: Works and looks good
Cons: Requires a great deal of manipulating and thoughtful decision making.
Pros: Perfect for
The instructions were confusing. The plasitc parts had bumps and seepage from their moiding process. However, I was able to get a good result by cleaning up parts and using my old unit as a guide.
Pros: After much study and calls it provided a strong conversion unit.
Cons: Poor instructions and quality control.
Easy to use!!!!
Fit the radio and the opening perfectly
Pros: Everything fit
Cons: Almost too many mounting points. This adapter probably fits every GM vehicle made with a double DIN radio. I removed all but 2.
It did the job. Kit worked
Pros: Works Needed part
Easy to use kit to make aftermarket radios fit in stock locations.
I've installed a few stereos with kits from Crutchfield, all without issue, however, this kit was a bit disappointing!
So, this product, technically works for my car, however...I literally did not follow the instructions... they were too confusing! On one page, it would say to break off certain tabs if your vehicle was not this certain type, then you'd go to the next page and their would a diagram that looked almost like a side view, and we should "not remove" other tabs if your vehicle was on this new list.
In the end, I had to put the pieces together, do what I will call a "visual fit" of the bracket, then break off all the tabs based on that... Like I said, it technically works, but I would almost recommend not following the instructions on this one!
Pros: It will fit... there are about 20 different car models this bracket will fit, and it certainly worked for my car
Cons: The instructions were confusing and a bit hard to follow.
Worked great with the receiver that it was sent with.
Easy to configure and easy to install. Looked like it was OEM kit in my dash!
Pros: Easy assembly, easy install
Instructions are vague for installation
Pros: When instructions are obtained, the devise works well
Cons: Vague instillation instructions for GMC.
What a great product. just followed the directions for my 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and the system fit right in with out having to use the metal sleeve.
Pros: perfect fit
Cons: removing some of the tabs was a little diificult but nothing that a sharp box knife and some patience didn't take care of.
instructions were not clear enough for each make of auto.
Pros: Fit great
Cons: unclear instruction on tabs to remove
This kit works as advertised, but you need to take care when breaking off the tabs you do not need. I used a hacksaw blade (by hand) to remove the larger tabs on the trim plate. The side-plate tabs were removed using needle nose pliers.
Pros: Works fine Looks good
Cons: Tabs can be difficult to remove - use care
I had to go to a local shop and buy a new one because the directions told me to cut the tabs off the sides and when I went to install my deck the tabs I needed were the wrong ones so if you buy this take your factory deck out first so you know you are not cutting off the tabs you need
Pros: It would have been a 5 star if the directions were written well
Cons: The directions are horrible they should tell you to take your factory deck out first so you know what your working with
Directions for installing this kit were very confusing. I literally took the directions after reading them over 10 times and threw it out. I then lined up the brackets that would be screwed in and cut the rest off.. I know the kit was made to accommodate many vehicles but i feel like the directions need some work.
In my opinion, ease of installing and directions are just as important as the quality of the product.
Pros: Fits perfectly in my vehicle and great quality!
Cons: Directions were useless.
Good install kit, simple to use and secures radio firmly.
Pros: Simple to use, installs easy.
Easy to install
Pros: Fits many models
Cons: Pieces need to be cut off with care.
Iinstalled in a 2004 silverado and it fits up perfectly. The instructions are a bit triicky to figure out which pieces need to be removed as it is a universal kit and therefore list several different makes and models, however as I said, it fits perfect and is a snap to put together. I actually had to order a second one since the "free" one that came with my order, I cut the wrong monting tabs off. Maybe out of haste as well, but insttructions could be better.
Pros: Sufficient hardware Fit
Cons: Instructions and diagrams
Works well although the directions weren't very helpful
This unit can fit thousands of radios. Once modified (per instructions) it fit my radio perfectly. In order to fit my Jensen I had to cut most of the tabs off. They are mounted real good so it was hard to cut them. The instructions are very vague and I had to read them several times before I got it. Once modified it fit nice.
Pros: Great fit once modified for my radio. Some extra parts I didn't need.
Cons: Only gave 4 stars because the instructions suck and tabs were hard to break off.
Great item. Very solid. Directions that were included seemed a bit confusing, but manageable.
This installation kit is no good. Instructions are very unclear. I just had to "figure it out" for myself on my 2010 Chevy Colorado. Crutchfield needs to look at this kit and see if another brand would be better. I am very disappointed with this kit, first time I have ever not been satisfied completely by a Crutchfield item.
Cons: See above.