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American International HON-K808 In-dash Receiver Kit

Fits select 1996-98 Honda Civic models — single-DIN radios

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The American International HON-K808 kit allows you to install a single-DIN (2" tall) radio 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

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4 out of 5

Great fit

Written By Anonymous, Espanola, NM 87532 on Friday, July 18, 2014
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Perfect fit into the car and to the stereo.
Pros:
Fit perfectly and the two piece option helped.
Cons:
Could of been a bit more sturdy with plastic nubs just like the original stereo had.
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5 out of 5

Great dash kit

Written By DonR, Smyrna, TN on Thursday, June 05, 2014
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Easy kit to use and install
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5 out of 5

Great product, Great service Crutchfield!!

Written By Dirk, Seattle, WA on Saturday, May 17, 2014
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Everything I got from Crutchfield has been awesome. I am always impressed with their service and the instructions they provide. This product helped me upgrade my stock stereo in my car and I couldn't have done it without the great help from Crutchfield.
Pros:
Super instructions, really helpful all around
Cons:
No Cons at all.
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5 out of 5

Look very nice

Written By Roballbrzl, Virginia Beach, VA on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
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Great fit and great looks
Pros:
Perfect
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

HON-K808

Written By vic.gsxr, Louisville, KY on Monday, February 17, 2014
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People complain about the color and texture etc. This thing fits perfect, works perfect with the deck I had and blend into the dash for a perfect factory look ..
Pros:
See review
Cons:
NONE
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4 out of 5

Not fancy, but gets the job done

Written By Michael W, Layton, UT on Sunday, January 19, 2014
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This receiver kit is a 2-piece design. Take the two pieces apart, put the first part in the dash, secure the head unit cage, slide the head unit in, and put the trim ring on. It's as simple as that.

The design is pretty underwhelming. There are other kits out there that may give a more "factory" look, but the price was right on this--free with purchase of my stereo. I can't take the faceplate off of my Pioneer unit (not a big deal to me) and there is a bit of a gap between the front of the head unit and the trim ring of this kit. I wish it looked as good as it does with Pioneer's standard trim ring (which must be removed), but that's the way it goes.
Pros:
great fit, secure, easy installation
Cons:
I feel it could look better and there may be other alternatives out there (from other vendors).
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5 out of 5

Simple elegant

Written By A Mitchell, Long Island NY on Friday, January 17, 2014
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It's the finishing features that make the install, hiding the wires and mess, making it feel custom. Thats exactly what the trim does. My only problem after installing my Alpine CDE-HD149BT was it was too recessed (my prior Kenwood was perfect in the dash)-98 civic. After re reading the book it appears its not the trim, which is the same in both cases, I might have missed attaching some plates to the radio that were in the box, DOH! Looking for those now, but once done I have no doubt it will look as factory as my Kenwood did.
Pros:
Durable, simple.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Perfect Fit

Written By Mike M., Delray Beach, FL on Sunday, January 05, 2014
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Nice clean installation in my son's '97 Civic...
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5 out of 5

Nice fit.

Written By steve, sacramento, ca on Saturday, December 28, 2013
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When Crutchfield included this with my car stereo purchase, I was not sure what to expect. I purchased a Kenwood KDC-X997 and hoped it would look much more visually appealing than the aftermarket walmart stereo and kit that was installed.

The receiver kit was easy to install and looks pretty nice with the Kenwood. My only criticism is that it looks like the stereo is somewhat recessed. I think given that it's not a factory stereo, it will obviously look a little different and just takes some getting used to.

All in all, I think it's a good kit and I'm glad it was included from Crutchfield.
Pros:
Good fit and finish
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4 out of 5

Works as advertised

Written By Mike, Mesa, AZ on Friday, October 11, 2013
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I had first bought a Boss Audio 612UA stereo (one of the cheapest I could find for this old car), but the face on the stereo was too big for this receiver kit. After putting in the outer trim, then putting in the stereo, the inner trim piece wouldn't fit. I ended up taking the Boss back and purchased a Pioneer DEH-150MP. The inner trim piece is a little snug and I can't get detachable face off the stereo, but i'm not too concerned about that. It looks great and matches the rest of the dash, and that's really what I was aiming for.
Pros:
Looks great.
Cons:
Snug fit. Doesn't fit all single-DIN stereos.
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5 out of 5

Make stereo look like it stock, 97 civic

Written By Will, Bridgeport, CT on Friday, August 09, 2013
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I can't believe how excited I am over a piece of plastic. It makes the stereo flawlessly blend with my stock stereo deck.
Pros:
Everything.
Cons:
None.
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4 out of 5

American International HON-K808 In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By Eddie P, St Peters Mo on Saturday, June 29, 2013
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The product is very good. I was under the impression that this would be a plug and play. I did not expect to have to solder wires. I m not an installer and do not have the equipment or knowledge to be doing this.
Pros:
Sounds good and easy to install after soldering wires
Cons:
Had to solder wiring from the radio to the adapter my car
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5 out of 5

looks good

Written By Dc, Lake Elsinore, Ca on Thursday, June 27, 2013
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no issue.. looks good fit well, happy.
Pros:
easy install looks cool good material
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5 out of 5

In Dash Receiver Kit

Written By diyd, Oxnard, CA on Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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Great kit and fits perfect with no problems, easy to figure out, and material is stable.
Pros:
Good material and easy install
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Perfect

Written By Anthony, Philadelphia on Sunday, May 26, 2013
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Awesome product Fits great and looks real good
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5 out of 5

Honda in-dash receiver kit

Written By JFC, Centreville VA on Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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Perfectly fit on my 1996 Honda Civic hatchback.
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5 out of 5

In dash receiver kit

Written By Vince, Chicago IL. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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Made the receiver look like a factory install
Pros:
Easy and made stereo look like a factory install
Cons:
none
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Honda in-dash Receiver Kit

Written By EdP, York, PA on Tuesday, April 02, 2013
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What can I say? It's an easy to install plastic receiver mount. It went in easily. You need to bend out the actual receiver metal mount to get this to stay in place, there is nothing on the plastic mount itself to hold the bracket. It worked well and it fit properly.
Pros:
Easy install. Fit well.
Cons:
Needed to use actual metal receiver mount to secure this. It's the design of the dash. There is nothing to secure a mount to without metal tabs.
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3 out of 5

Deck swap.

Written By Bobby, Owasso OK on Sunday, January 06, 2013
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Kind of cheap.
Pros:
It filled the hole around the deck like it said.
Cons:
Really cheap looking and not that nice looking.
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5 out of 5

Wow!

Written By k1, Chicago, IL on Thursday, January 03, 2013
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Well what can i say this trim piece really the best one out there, i already had 1 that i had bought at my local parts store but nothing compared to this one. If you use this without your units trim ring it makes your unit look more like factory which is why i love it.
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4 out of 5

Great Fit

Written By Alek, Grand Rapids, MI on Friday, November 09, 2012
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I used this to install a Kenwood KDC-x596 in my mom's '96 Honda Civic. It fits the dash great, but it's a really tight fit to get the Kenwood's faceplate on and off. It's doable, but tricky.
Pros:
Tight clean fit
Cons:
Maybe a bit too tight with the deck
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5 out of 5

Honda In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By MG, Miami, FL on Monday, May 28, 2012
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Excellent Item.
Pros:
Perfect Fit.
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

Honda In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By Chris R, Hazelwood, MO on Saturday, May 12, 2012
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Great Fit in my 1998 Honda Civic
Pros:
Great Fit in my 1998 Honda Civic
Cons:
A little hard to detach faceplate on head unit but is managable
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3 out of 5

Face plate causes detachable face to not come off or slide down easily

Written By FrankieF, Taylor, MI on Saturday, March 24, 2012
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I just removed the faceplate included and just kept the one attached to the Sony Stereo that I bought because it makes it hard to detach face. And the surrounding part I used to keep it looking neat.
Pros:
Helps keep it all aligned and covers up useless spots
Cons:
middle part won't work well with detachable faced stereo
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5 out of 5

Perfect fit

Written By Oscar, Chino Hills, CA on Sunday, February 26, 2012
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Looks perfect! The install looks professional and fits really nice.
Pros:
Perfect fit in my 1998 Honda Civic EX
Cons:
NONE
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4 out of 5

American International HON-K808 In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By Anonymous, Los Angeles, Ca on Friday, February 24, 2012
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great
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5 out of 5

'98 Honda Civic Hatchback. A "Hero" maker.

Written By Bill G., Grand Rapids, Minnesota on Sunday, February 19, 2012
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Perfect fit. 100% OEM look for Kenwood head unit. Outstanding installation instructions that showed ALL trim panel hidden screws. My daughter thinks I'm her hero now for installing her radio, having it actually work and look "awesome." Thanks guys!
Pros:
Perfect fit. Clear, easy to follow, 100% complete installation instructions. Fast delivery.
Cons:
None... well, if it installed itself, that would have been nice.
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5 out of 5

American International HON-K808 In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By Anonymous, Colorado on Friday, January 20, 2012
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fit perfectly, easy installation
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5 out of 5

Looks good!

Written By Sean T., Colorado on Tuesday, September 27, 2011
 
This fit perfectly in my 1998 Honda Civic HX!! Thanks!!
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1 out of 5

barely works

Written By ulrich, baltimore on Wednesday, August 17, 2011
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i'm glad this was free, because if i'd paid, i'd certainly want a refund. doesn't sit flush and barely squeezed into place. also due to sizing issues, i can't install the head unit's trim ring, and the one that comes with this kit won't fit around the faceplate either. also the depth is all wrong for my alpine unit, so i can barely find tabs to bend to keep it in place. the coloring is also off. the metra one is much better than this.
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5 out of 5

Dash integration

Written By t, Northern VA on Monday, July 11, 2011
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Made the install of a new radio look like it was a facrory install. Easy to use and fit like a glove.
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3 out of 5

American International HON-K808 In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By Jared, CA on Tuesday, June 14, 2011
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The receiver kit doesn't sit flush with the head unit. You can see gaps between the outer plastic ring and the deck. Not ideal but functionally it works.
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4 out of 5

Closes the gap

Written By Deggy, Madison, WI on Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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I used this with an older Sony with a flip down face. The flip down face would
catch, so I had to trim the bottom edge. Others have said the same thing. Make
sure you don't trim too much. There is an existing groove on the back side that
seemed naural to cut along, and now I can see a little of the DIN cage. Wish I
would have trimmed less.

Other than that, It fits fine and looks good. It does exactly what its supposed to.
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5 out of 5

Nice and clean

Written By J.C., Marysville,CA on Wednesday, March 09, 2011
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Some people say they had problems with kit. I didn't. The instructions tell you
they are 2 pieces. Better than the Walmart ones.
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3 out of 5

Useful but not universal; the instructions could be better

Written By msljr, Austin, TX on Monday, August 23, 2010
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I had Mike of Sacramento's experience: I didn't realize at first that the bracket was in two
pieces that must be separated before you install the radio. The master sheet for my 98
Civic suggests that you use it all in one piece, and that's just not the case. The correct
order should be: split bracket in two; put the rear half in the dash first; then install the DIN
sleeve; then install the head unit; then install the outward-facing trim ring from the receiver
bracket.

Also, the outer trim ring that you'd normally use to finish off the installation may not work
for all head units. The Sony CDX-GT700HD that I installed has a thick, fold-down
faceplate that won't work with the outer trim ring from this bracket. The Sony trim ring
mates perfectly with the rear half of the receiver bracket, however, so all is well.
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1 out of 5

Take It Or Leave It

Written By holly, Atlanta on Tuesday, August 03, 2010
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I opted for the standard trim (recessed 3/16" inset from the dash) and it looks fine. It might be a little more difficult to remove the dust but it sure makes removing the faceplate easier.
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4 out of 5

Works perfect

Written By Mike, Sacramento, CA on Sunday, August 23, 2009
 
Works great. Only problem I ran into was I didn't realize that it was two pieces (one that is inserted before the radio is placed in the dash, one that snaps in after the radio is placed in). If I had either read the instructions, or looked at the piece a bit more closely, I would have done it right the first time.

Once I installed it properly, the deck worked perfectly, even folded down for inserting CDs. I suspect some of the other people's problems may relate to this, or just different decks (mine is a Kenwood KDC-MP528).

My only complaint and it is very small, is the texture of this piece is slightly different from the surrounding pieces, but it isn't a big distraction.

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4 out of 5

Looks good, a bit tight

Written By Tim, Pittsburgh, PA on Wednesday, July 08, 2009
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This bracket fits well with my 97 Civic dashboard. It was easy to install, matches the contour and doesn't leave any gaps. The unit I installed has a removable face, but this kit is so tight around it that I can't remove it very easily.
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1 out of 5

American International HON-K808 In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By antoine, Durham, NC on Tuesday, March 03, 2009
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It fit into my dash but, I didn't like the fit. It looked like is wasn't the correct peice for the reciver that a purchased. I wound up using the one that I had preaviousely instaled in my car.
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5 out of 5

American International HON-K808 In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By Todd, Waxhaw, NC on Friday, February 20, 2009
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The Honda Civic In-dash Receiver Kit was a snap to install, it fit perfectly and looks great. The instructions were clear and concise.
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3 out of 5

Modification necessary!

Written By Eric, New Braunfels, Texas on Sunday, January 25, 2009
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A great looking product, easy to install but... I had to do MAJOR modifications for this to work with our Alpine CDA-9884 deck. The faceplate for the deck would not flip down due to interference between the buttons on the faceplate and the plastic trim. I had to shave off nearly 1/3 of the material on the trim to make the system work (for access to the CD player and for faceplate removal).
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5 out of 5

American International HON-K808 In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By Linas, New York, NY on Sunday, November 09, 2008
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The Honda Civic kit that came with the unit is what separates Crutchfield from the others. Makes my installation look like a professional one. It fits perfectly and makes the job easy
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4 out of 5

Good product

Written By Craig, TX on Friday, September 26, 2008
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Fills in the space on the dash perfectly. All that needs to be done is trim
the bottom of the trim plate to allow the CD player to flip down.
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5 out of 5

Honda Civic Kit

Written By Ritchie, 94538 on Friday, September 19, 2008
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Excellent kit fit exactly in my Honda Civic without any problem.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

not for a flip down face

Written By Mike, columbia, PA on Monday, September 15, 2008
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makes the installation clean and flush. If youre installing a flip down face you wont be able to flip it down. there is not enough clearance, as stated below.
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3 out of 5

Trim ring isn't compatible

Written By aakoch, Swansea, IL on Thursday, June 26, 2008
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I ran into the same
problem as listed
above. The faceplate
on my Alpine
headunit doesn't
clear the trim ring.
The mounting bracket
works well enough,
but on the whole I'd
say the kit isn't
compatible with at
least one Alpine
unit with a folding
face.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Clean, professional look

Written By EJ, Louisville, KY on Tuesday, February 19, 2008
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I ordered the dash trim kit for my '97 Civic to cover the areas where the stock radio used to cover, and installed it without a problem. I'm satisfied with the product, besides the fact that my Alpine receiver has a faceplate that folds down and this inside piece to the trim kit stops it from folding down to insert a CD. I kept the inside piece off and inserted a standard trim ring and it looks nice, better than before.
5 out of 6 people found this helpful
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