American International HON-K809 Dash Kit

Fits select 2001-05 Honda Civic models — single-DIN or shaft-style radios

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American International HON-K809

This American International HON-K809 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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Not appearance as factory unit

Written By ttony, Connecticut on Sunday, July 05, 2015

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Did not fit all the way in. Unit pertruding out from dash. Color is a bit of gray and doesn't match the original factory dash.

Perfect Fit

Written By KimM, Wisconsin on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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Bought stereo but ended up selling car before it was installed. Contacted Crutchfield to see what solution was for new car and they told me this product was needed. Perfect fit - looks great.

Pros: Fits as directed, inexpensive

Cons: none

Overall Satisfied

Written By GReg, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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This product installs relatively easy. I'm confident I followed the directions but once installed in my 2004 Civic EX the adapter had a bit of a projected surface that made it seem it wasn't a perfect fit, or it could be installer error. Depending on what model receiver you have you may or may not need the side rails and front plate, it would be nice if this was mentioned in the instructions, however such matters may also be considered common sense. I cannot complain to much because it does it's job.

Great product

Written By Jeremy, Iowa on Sunday, April 26, 2015

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Product was what was needed. Great fit!

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Written By Anonymous, baltimore, md on Sunday, April 19, 2015

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Fitment is pretty good, included head unit trim piece doesn't come close to the head unit, plenty of options to mount. Although I used a cage since the side brackets wouldn't clear.

For free included with purchase, I can't complain much.

hardware for new car stereo

Written By Dave, Virginia on Monday, April 06, 2015

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Crutchfield has supplied exactly what we need as far as hardware goes - it makes the installation very simple and the end result looks great. I think I have purchased 5-6 new car stereos over the years and each one comes out great. Their online chat support has also been excellent.

Dash kit

Written By dale, Louisville, ky on Sunday, March 29, 2015

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The kit took a little longer than expected to arrive but was fairly simple to install

Pros: it was simple to install

Cons: it took a little longer than estimated to arrive

It was free

Written By Free, New York on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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Great free product to install your new stereo

Pros: Best part is that it comes free with purchase

Cons: Wish the product was a bit firm it feels cheap

Does the Job

Written By Anonymous, Chicago on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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This kit is functions totally fine. I would personally prefer if it came with the pocket/door that the standard stereo has below it, but this worked fine for mounting my new stereo.

works cool

Written By guz, Pennsylvania on Monday, March 09, 2015

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works very well

Pros: boss man

Cons: plastic

Could be better

Written By Anonymous, Orlando, FL on Sunday, March 08, 2015

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Fits the dashboard opening well but it would be better if there was a way to anchor the bottom of the insert. It rattles a small bit at high speed.

Finishes the job

Written By Tad P., Goodview, Va on Friday, February 27, 2015

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Looks good. Fits good.

Pros: You can get a professional look in your own garage!

Cons: There is a small gap around the edge of the radio when done. It's not a big detraction, but it's the only reason I didn't give it the 5-star rating.

Gets the job done

Written By etrain, California on Sunday, February 22, 2015

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Looks fine, fits OK. Little gap around the stereo and the materials feel kinda cheap - but totally fine and can't argue too much for the price.

Pros: Cheap, works.

Cons: Fit, materials.

Good fit

Written By jess, Seymour, TN on Thursday, February 19, 2015

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Perfect fit, looks factory

Pros: looks nice

Cons: None

I guess I was missing parts

Written By Nanosect, Jacksonville, IL on Saturday, February 14, 2015

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So i only received 4 out of the 6 pieces, and was Still able to install this with no issues.

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Written By bb, madison wi on Monday, February 09, 2015

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Poor Fit, Color didn't match, Can't continue to use my larger factory compartment that has a door. Pretty much as others stated but thought I'd give it a try.. Does it work, yes, but I'm going to have to look around for something better and throw this in the trash when I get something else.

Pros: None

Cons: The thing didn't fit well, lost the rigidity of the original mount. Color didn't match. Can't incorporate the original factory cubby with it door. The compartment that is built in in smaller than the original it replaced. No other option from Crutchfield. I guess thats what you get when it's free...

Not what I was expecting

Written By RBC, Bonaire, GA on Monday, January 19, 2015

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I've not had to use a dash kit since the late 90's. I'm pretty sure the quality was higher back then. This dash kit does not fully sit flush with the dash. And the texture/finish of the plastic is not the same as my dash. I'm not sure why they didn't just make an adapter for the radio portion alone. This thing forces you to remove the stock compartment w/ door to an always open compartment. Needless to say, I'm not impressed.

Pros: It was free.

Cons: Fit, finish, design.

Civic Install

Written By born2bogey, Alabama on Monday, December 29, 2014

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Works as advertised, great add-on by Crutchfield

Pros: Fit, finish, cost

Cons: none

Its Okay...

Written By Anonymous, Navarre, FL on Monday, November 10, 2014

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The item was easy to attach to the new radio but installation didn't go exactly smoothly. The main bezel has clips that attach to the frame of the stock radio cutout, and they don't seem to be in the best places. The bezel I received sticks out in certain places no matter how much I press on it. The clips are all locked into place so there is no chance that it will go in any further.

I might have received a dud, but I was not happy about the gap that is around parts of the bezel after installation.

I did get on chat with and explained my situation, but I was told to contact tech support. I didn't feel that this was necessary based on what I explained about the gap and the clips.

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: Doesn't fit well into the stock radio spot (Honda Civic).

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Written By Anonymous, Newton, MA on Monday, September 29, 2014

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Good tech support and fit well

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Written By Anonymous, Stone Park, IL on Saturday, September 13, 2014

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Wish the fit and color was better but for price can not complain too much .

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: fit and color

It's ok

Written By Nate, Chico, CA on Monday, September 01, 2014

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The mounting kit clipped in confidently but one side does not sit flush with the dash. It is a noticeably lighter shade and different texture than the black plastic of my 2001 Civic. The pocket is not as deep as the OEM pocket but thankfully doesn't have the holes in the back that I've heard of in other kits. A door like the OEM pocket would have been nice but understandably would have made the kit more expensive. It does it's job and it was cheap (thanks Crutchfield!) but in hindsight I would have preferred to spend more to find an OEM quality mounting kit (though I don't think those exist)

Pros: Cheap Easy to install Solid fit Has a storage pocket

Cons: Color and texture different from stock dash Fit isn't perfect, it doesn't sit flush on one side Storage pocket is shallow

Product review....HON-K809

Written By John, Mount Vernon, Il on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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This is what I have come to expect from the team at Crutchfield. This kit and the supplied wiring accessories was top notch for fitment and appearance A simple and short call to the tech department and my needs were met and my product was on the way. My install was clean, quick and just the way I like. Professional. Just like Team Crutchfield!!

Pros: This was just what I needed to a great install in my Honda. Clean and fast. Pro service!!

Cons: Not a one!!

Dash Kit

Written By Phil, Missouri on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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Good product

Pros: Easy

Cons: None

Only Just Adequate

Written By wcates, Nashua, NH on Monday, August 25, 2014

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Dimensionally the unit fits perfectly but sticks out about 16th of an inch. The insert lacks the CD door that the OEM has. The unit is a shade lighter then the OEM inclosure. The stereo seats not flush with the unit but a few degrees pointed up. I am not a picky person but I imagine someone who was would not be pleased with this installation package. For me my stereo is secure so the kit served its purpose.

Good stuff..

Written By Dan, California on Sunday, August 10, 2014

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Fits perfectly, nothing to trim or adjust. Free shipping was great, very fast as well. Outstanding!!

Pros: all good

Cons: none

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Written By Anonymous, Lebanon, VA on Monday, July 28, 2014

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Easy to install.

Pros: Ease of installation

Cons: cheap material

Excellent

Written By Mudito, Miami Fl on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Awesome Kit easy to put together

Worked for me

Written By Anonymous, Cleveland OH on Saturday, July 05, 2014

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It's truly a pain to install a new head unit in a Honda. I had no difficulties using this product and its ease was a nice change of pace from the nightmare of deconstructing the center console of my Honda.

Fit

Written By G Lee, Stafford, VA on Friday, June 20, 2014

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Item fits the space for my 2005 Honda Civic Value Package; the pocket is not as deep as the stock, so items that I usually store there stick out more than before.

Fits perfectly

Written By SW, Carmichael.CA on Wednesday, May 07, 2014

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This fits perfectly with Honda 2003 Civic EX

Great kit

Written By Bigwillie50, Lexington,NC on Monday, May 05, 2014

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Good fit

Pros: Fit is almost as good as factory

Cons: Cubby under radio needs a door

Great fit

Written By Eric, Bakersfield, CA on Saturday, April 26, 2014

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Fits great & looks good.

HONK809 In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By GeorgeB, Glendale, CA on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Installed this in a 2002 Honda Civic EX with a Pioneer DEH-X6600BT. The color matches but the texture does not but it still looks nice. The instructions were pretty much useless. A simple diagram would have helped a great deal. I went for the ISO Mount install. First, the triangular mounting brackets do not fit - even after removing the locator posts in the dash panel - and the slots do not align with any of the screw holes in the radio. My advice - ditch the mounting brackets, don't bother cutting off the locator posts and use the screw holes in the steel mounting bracket. They line up perfectly with the screw holes in the radio. Done!

The small rectangular pieces shown in the picture above - that reviewers here can't figure out what to do with - well, the manufacturer figured they were useless too as they are no longer included in the kit.

The matching trim ring included with the kit does give the install a sleek look but it leaves a large gap along the bottom - the width of about two CDs.

Pros: - free - sleek looking & sturdy install

Cons: - poor instructions - included trim ring leaves a gap along bottom - useless parts included that made the install much more confusing than it needed to be

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Written By Amanda, Tyler, TX on Thursday, April 03, 2014

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Fits decent, not quite flush on one side, but better then I expected.

Pros: Easy to install, color matches.

Cons: Not sure what the side triangle pieces were for, didn't seem to be any room for them anyway. Also the bin is smaller then the factory one.

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Written By Anonymous, Spokane, WA on Monday, March 31, 2014

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Fit great, however it bulges out very slightly on one side

It works

Written By Rivern, New Jersey on Friday, March 07, 2014

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Easy to install. Only complaint is that it isn't completely flush along the edges (at leas on my 01 civic). It sort of bulges out slightly on the left side. Other than that, the radio fits in quite tight and the color matches perfectly.

Pros: Easy to install & color matches the rest of the dash.

Cons: Not completely flush along the edges.

HON-K809

Written By JoeB, Norcross, GA on Monday, February 10, 2014

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The color matched quite nicely (was not specified at order time) and I have plenty of uses for the area below the radio (like holding the remote or other small accessories. My only issue is the mounting in the Honda makes the radio face point upward in stead of straight out. It provides a lot of reflection and difficult to use the remote for the radio.

Pros: Easy to install, good color match

Cons: Direction of radio seems to be upward instead of straight out.

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Written By john, polk city fl on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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I got it in but was not easy ,,instructions are not very clear,never did get the trim plate installed but radio looks ok without it

Nice kit

Written By Dan, Pacific Grove, CA on Sunday, January 05, 2014

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Simple, works well

Looks Great, Tight Fit

Written By danf, Enterprise AL on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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This kit looks almost as good as the original equipment dash panel in my 2004 Honda Civic. My daughter loves that the little box below the radio doesn't have a door. That where she puts her connected phone. The instruction were weak. When it says 'sandwich' the side plates between the original steel frame - they aren't kidding. More than tight fit and needed screws to achieve final squeeze. Plan on being a little crafty with a box cuter.

Pros: Free, looks great from the drivers compartment

Cons: Instructions lacking and 'sandwiching' was exciting but worked.

A Perfect fit

Written By GamingSanctum Productions, Bakersfield, CA on Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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I was very, VERY, concerned with how difficult the install process would be. I had never installed a car receiver before this. It was as simple as following the included directions and popping out the old receiver and plugging in the new one! No problems what-so-ever. The adapter kit fit perfectly (as they promised) and it looks incredible!

Pros: -Easy to install -FREE WITH PURCHASE OF MY RECEIVER -Seems to be of quality strength

Cons: -NONE

Thirty minutes from start to finish

Written By Ordinary Bib, Oradell, NJ on Sunday, September 15, 2013

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Like everything from Crutchfield, it fit.

Pros: Great fit, solid construction.

Cons: Instructions were a bit light, but I managed through it.

Not terrible

Written By mattx900, az on Sunday, September 01, 2013

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Pretty much every thing about this kit is an almost, the finish is almost nice, the fit was almost good, the instructions were almost OK.

The finish is pretty cheap but it was free with my stereo so I guess I can't complain too much.

It almost fit great in the console but there are definitely edges that protrude.

I couldn't figure out for the life of me how the side supports were supposed to fit, on my car there just wasn't room for them between the deck and the steel support structure, period. Even if there was i would have had to modify them to meet the screw holes they are supposed to connect to, pretty disappointed at that cause i wasn't keen on not supporting the back of the deck at all, but that's what i had to do.

The instructions are terrible, no pictures or diagrams whatsoever and the text is not clear enough, i wrestled with those side supports for 40 mins before giving up and moving on. Also the kit comes with these little rectangular pieces that look like they should be showing on the dash somewhere or something, but they don't tell you anything about what they are or where they should go, and I couldn't find anywhere for them.

Oh yeah, the bin thing is kinda small too, I wish I could have kept the original bin with the door.

Pros: Free with my deck.

Cons: fit and finish are not great, poor instructions, pieces that don't fit where they are supposed to, pieces that don't seem to fit anywhere, and a small bin to boot.

Works Okay - Could be improved - Honda Civic

Written By Royal, Dumfries, VA on Saturday, August 24, 2013

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I guess the main problem with this product is the loss of storage space under the received. Factory assy has a door and will hold CDs. I can see no reason that this one could have a deeper pocket even without the door. The instructions were virtually useless. I couldn't use the side supports and the two small rectangle thingies would go anywhere. If I hadn't viewed a YouTube video on how to remove the Civic center console, I would have been totally lost. Lastly the standard DIN frame could/should have matched more that one hole in the new installation but it didn't. Maybe I did it wrong (but it works) but shouldn't I be sure based on the documentation? Oh, forget about the instructions to use the supplied faceplate rim instead of the receivers out of the box. It doesn't fit flush.

Pros: Fits the OEM space

Cons: Lousy instructions and needless loss of storage space under receiver

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Written By William, Maine on Friday, August 16, 2013

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This item came in new and with no defects at all. Shipping was very quick as well.

Pros: It fits perfectly

Cons: None

Fits perfectly

Written By TomP., Rockford,IL on Thursday, August 15, 2013

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Fit my dash perfectly. Looks like it ha always been there.

Pretty good Honda dash adapter, especially for the price

Written By ClayH, Duluth, GA on Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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I had no trouble setting the adapter up with the DIN / stereo, or placing it in the dash. I do dislike how the texture is rather different than the dash around it, and that it's not secured in any way - you can slide the whole panel out, though it does take a little work. The in-dash storage area is also a bit smaller than the OEM one it was replacing. But I'm willing to overlook these flaws because I got it free with my stereo :D

Pros: Good snug fit of both dash and stereo, price!

Cons: Mismatched textures, not well secured, less space.

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Written By Jason, Florida on Wednesday, August 07, 2013

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Perfect fit

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Written By Don, Bishop, CA on Thursday, July 25, 2013

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Staight foreward simple installation compared to some I have done in the past. The written instructions were slightly confusing. It would have been nice to have a printed diagram to help. I located a diagram in a service manual for this Honda Civic,online. The diagram simplified the written instructions.

Pros: Easy to install, mostly.

Cons: Needs to include a diagram with the installation instructions

Excellent fit

Written By Anonymous, Johnson City, TN on Monday, July 22, 2013

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Good fit but one side did not fit flush , very easy to install.

Pros: Easy install

Fits, but it is not perfect

Written By Bernardo G., Los Angeles, CA on Friday, July 12, 2013

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It fits, but it is not flush with the rest of the panel. The color is not the same but I found it to be a good match. The mounting hardware for the radio in the panel requires modifications to fit. Overall, it is a cheap alternative, but it is not plug and play.

Pros: Color difference is not so terrible Fits

Cons: Requires modification to fit properly.

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Written By jeff, san antonio on Saturday, June 22, 2013

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made installing my unit IDIOT proof. Very happy

Sturdy and Looks Great

Written By Dave B, Raymore, MO on Thursday, June 20, 2013

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The kit fit perfectly in the dash of my son's 2002 Honda Civic. The DIN sleeve from the stereo fit nicely into the unit and seems to hold the stereo securely. I did not use the insert for the middle because it did not seem to need it. Also, without it the deck went in until it clicked and felt secure. The face trim on the stereo fit nicely just inside the main unit and all gaps are covered. I used the two triangle looking pieces but am not sure they were really needed. I did not use the two small square pieces as It was getting dark and I could not understand where exactly they were supposed to go. I am pleased with the installation, however, and it seems sturdy and solid in the dash.

Pros: Feels sturdy and looks nice. It actually looks like a factory part. It matches my dash perfectly.

Cons: None

Try to find a better option

Written By KevinMc, Houston, TX on Saturday, June 15, 2013

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This was used to install a Pioneer DEH-X6500BT in a 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid about 2 weeks ago. It does what it is intended to do, but no more. If it hadn't been free, might have returned it if there was a better option. It left me wishing I could install my head unit in the stock faceplate. Finish is black and pebbly and didn't match the car - the manufacturer had apparently never seen the car it was designed for. Worst, it requires a major sacrifice of storage space, as the compartment is much shallower than in the stock face, which was deep enough for a CD case and had a hinged cover. There is a gap around the head unit's face. Choosing between the mounting ring in the receiver kit or the head unit's ring just relocates the gap. Neither the Crutchfield nor the included instruction sheet met my expectations. For example, the Crutchfield sheet was silent as to how to mount a bluetooth microphone.

Parts and instructions are why I bought from Crutchfield even though for a little more I could have had it installed by someone else right away. After this, I question my decision.

Pros: - Free - Allows installation of after-market head units

Cons: - Storage compartment worthless - Gap around head unit face plate - Installation instructions poor - Doesn't match car interior

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Written By Anonymous, Phoenixvile, pa on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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Fits great, no installation instructions but once I got it in it was fine.

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Written By LanceA, Newport, Pa on Sunday, June 09, 2013

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Arrived quickly and went in with little effort. Good job.

Exact fit

Written By Dennis A, Highland, MD on Thursday, June 06, 2013

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A must have for a Civic factory radio replacement. My family has a bunch of Civics. This is the 4th radio upgrade I've done (all using Crutchfield parts) and this kit makes the install possible, it looks great, and is straightforward. I've done both single and double DIN units and the kit handles either readily.

Pros: Works great - exact fit and color match.

Perfect Honda Civic Fir

Written By kenO, Marydel, DE on Thursday, May 09, 2013

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Perfect fit for my 2004 Civic.

Pros: Perfect fit.

Cons: None.

Like a Glove

Written By Easton, Sullivans Is, SC on Tuesday, May 07, 2013

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Fit in the dash of my 2000 honda civic perfectly.

Pros: Perfect fit

Cons: Very small storage compartment

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Written By Anonymous, RI on Saturday, May 04, 2013

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Fit Perfectly

Fit well

Written By Russ, Southington, CT on Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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A good fit and looks good even if the only color is black. There is no door for storage like the original. Instead of using just the DIN tabs to hold the radio to the frame- I ended up using some screws I had to cut to fit.

Pros: Good Fit.

Cons: Black it only color. No storage door like original.

just about perfect

Written By SteveL, AZ on Friday, January 04, 2013

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fits like a glove. easy to use.

Pros: perfect fit into dash

Cons: textured finish of surface doesn't match surrounding dash

I am new to installs

Written By Kent, Chicago on Thursday, December 27, 2012

Not super impressed. If this is supposed to replace what I got from the factory, I was not well informed about the ways it was going to be deficient. Did not meet expectations.

Pros: --fit the slot --holds a stereo

Cons: --doesn't come with the hinged door on the bottom bay. This should come with it or it should tell me before I buy it. --color doesn't match --doesn't have anything the stereo can screw into. Stereo can easily be stolen.

Fits good enough

Written By Scott, Ga. on Thursday, November 29, 2012

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The piece has a textured matt look and feel, and fits fairly snug into position. I did not need to use the extra bracing pieces for my install. The pocket below is minimally acceptable.

Pros: It fit with no problems

Cons: The replacement piece has a different texture than the surrounding factory area.

Perfect fit

Written By Semvhu, Cullman, AL on Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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It fit perfectly in my dash. It was actually easier to install it than the stock version as it just clipped into place. It looks great even if it's a slightly different material than the rest of the dash; the dash itself is smooth and this piece is a more roughly textured piece of plastic, though I think it looks just fine. It matched the shape of the original precisely.

I do wish it had a small swing down door on the front like the original piece, though. The inside is also very smooth and reflective, so if the sun happens to hit just right, it reflects right back at me and is distracting. I'll fix that with a piece of felt or other matte material glued to the back. Otherwise, the box holds my phone just fine. Being smooth, I could see it might fall out if I accelerate hard, but so far that hasn't happened. I may also glue a piece of less slick material to the bottom just in case.

Pros: Perfect fit, great look.

Cons: Glossy interior in the bottom box piece can reflect sunlight.

OK

Written By Anonymous, Bradford MA on Monday, October 22, 2012

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It was free so I am not complaining, just seemed a little cheap, didn't match original that well, my daughter did not mind at all!

Pros: Free

Cons: Looks a little cheap compared to OEM

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Written By John, Paragould, AR 72450 on Friday, October 05, 2012

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No instructions.

Pros: None

Cons: No instructions.

Perfect Fit for 2002 Honda Civic 4 Door

Written By SonsDad, West Chester, PA on Tuesday, October 02, 2012

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After more than an hour looking at various on-line sites with mixed reviews of other company's versions of this kit, I just felt it was worth an extra $5 to go with Crutchfield. I've been buying from them for more than 20 years, and everything has always worked the first time!! With this unit, you need to be careful about the angle at which the receiver enters this unit - If the bottom edge of the head unit enters first, the top edge won't go. Make sure you insert the head unit so the top edge enters this kit first, then push up and in to get the bottom edge to squeeze in - tight fit, but no need for shaping or sanding.

Pros: Once installed, looks great and could hardly fit better.

Cons: Installation is not quite "machine" quality - just take your time and be patient

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Written By Anonymous, San Francisco, CA on Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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Installed in 2005 Civic EX Coupe. It's in all the way, yet it's not 100% flush at certain points around the edge. The look blends in okay with the dash, but lacks the finish of the original pocket. For lack of a better option it will do.

50/50

Written By DickF, The Triangle, NC on Saturday, August 25, 2012

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Installed this in my 2001 Civic LX. The unit is solid, the plastic being beefy it appears as if it should last. The fit into the console was great and fit extremely well into the dash panel. The problem was that the DIN mounting bracket fit loosely into the insert with no good place for the DIN locking tabs to hold it in place. Once the radios was installed it sagged so I ended up using screws to hold it in place so the convenience of the DIN mount is gone since I'll have to remove the dash panel to remove the radio. The trim insert was too small for the radio/bracket to go through so I had to remove that to mount the radio and there is a notable gap around the radio face plate. it's reasonable but obviously aftermarket. If I paid a shop to install it I would have had some issues with it - but with the kit being made for DIY it's not too bad.

Pros: Perfect fit into the car. Solid and secure.

Cons: Poor DIN mounting. Perhaps the ISO mount would have worked out a little better.

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Written By Anonymous, bethune sc on Saturday, August 25, 2012

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good product have had one in the past

Pros: great fit

Cons: wish you could keep factory storage compartment in place

Great fit in 2005 Honda Civic

Written By Jay D, Olympia, WA on Friday, August 24, 2012

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Fit great in our 2005 Honda Civic. I agree with other reviewers, the texture is off, but given the cutout it fits, the different texture works. Also agree it would be nice if it had a door on the bottom box or at least the option to reuse the Honda "door" box with it... but all around, this is about the only way short of fabricating your own enclosure to get something to fit that goofy non-symmetric opening... worked great!

Pros: About the only option out there for the goofy Honda opening...

Cons: texture is slightly off and no option for a door on the bottom tray...

Suitable

Written By A. S. B, Milwaukee, WI on Monday, July 30, 2012

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This set fit will into my model of Civic, but the instructions could have been better. It wasn't very clear, and it doesn't help when you have instructions from three different sources being equally vague.

Cons: Installation is slightly confusing

Home run

Written By Nursipractor, Shenandoah Valley, VA on Sunday, July 29, 2012

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Perfect fit the first time!

Pros: Had exactly what I needed for this head unit install.

Cons: extra, unneeded parts

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Written By Bob H, Floral Park, NY on Saturday, July 07, 2012

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Everything fit well. Had no added work to do !!!

just fine

Written By lep, tampa, fl on Monday, July 02, 2012

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Like others have mentioned, the surface texture is different from the factory. The color matches well however, and overall, once installed it looks good. It was easy to install.

Pros: Fits well. Installs easily. Looks good.

Cons: Texture is off.

Look at reviews, This does not fit 2002 Civic Ex!

Written By rcwithlime, Rochester NY on Monday, July 02, 2012

Crutchfield advisor stated this unit fit. After receipt, I found out that it does not. Has a gap all around the outer edges, not nice and tight fit shown in picture. Also, takes considerable amout of modification of factory part for this kit to work. Also, mounting brackets cannot be used. You have to drill a hole in both sides of the pocket into factory mounting bracket and bolt in place (using spacers) to hold the bottom of this in place. AND you need to sand down the bottom edge of the kit to make this fit. In short, if you are not very inventive and skilled at making modifications, don't have a dremmel and a lot of time, don't even think about this. I have used a great many of these install kits, and do know what I am doing. This kit does not fit.

Pros: If you have tools, considerable modification skills and a lot of time, You can rework this to fit.

Cons: Crutchfield advisor stated this unit fit. it does not! Gap all around the outer edges, not as shown in picture. Takes considerable modification of factory part for kit to work. Also, mounting bracketscannot be used. You have to drill a hole in both sides of the pocket into factory mounting bracket and bolt in place (using spacers) to hold the bottom of this in place. AND you need to sand down the bottom edge of the kit to make this fit.

Crutchfield response on Monday, July 09, 2012 Thanks for your review. Our vehicle research team has ordered samples of other kits to see if there is a better option for this vehicle.

Decent, but not perfect.

Written By Eldon H, Springfield, MO on Thursday, June 28, 2012

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I used this to install a Pioneer DEH-6400BT in my fiance's 02 Civix sedan. It made the mounting process pretty painless. It didn't fit *perfectly* flush in the dash, and as other reviews have said, it doesn't match the OEM trim surround texture. I'm curious if it didn't look flawless because the dash might have been warped over the past 10 years, or if it's a design flaw.

Pros: easy to use, fits the DIN kit well.

Cons: doesn't sit completely flush with dash. doesn't look as OEM (factory) as I'd like.

Looks ok, Wish it had a door

Written By James, San Marcos TX on Monday, June 18, 2012

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It loks ok and fits the space fine. However, i do miss the flip open door on the original panel. This one just has a gaping open slot to store things in. Can't really use it since it makes things visible to thieves.

Pros: Fits, looks ok

Cons: No door on the slot.

Looks great!

Written By Luis, FL on Friday, June 15, 2012

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The one I received is black! Matches the car. Does not look like the one in the pic. Easy to install. Perfect fit.

Pros: Crutchfield is simply amazing!

receiver kit

Written By Dan, 06811 on Monday, June 11, 2012

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Instruction are poor! The is no website of video to go to. To get clear instruction!

Cons: Poor instruction!

Crutchfield response on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Needs major improvement

Written By Raymond, Cerritos, CA on Wednesday, June 06, 2012

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This kit came with the mounting bracket itself along with some other useless pieces of plastic that I don't know where to use. I was installing an Alpine CDE121 on my 2001 Civic and for an hour or so I was trying to figure out where the two triangular and two rectangular pieces go to. I ended up throwing them away and just shoved the receiver into the mounting bracket and it fit fine without a problem.

The kit itself doesn't fit the factory center console perfectly and sticks out on some places. The material it is made out of looks cheap and brittle. Kinda looks like black styrofoam.

The only reason why I bought this was because Crutchfield said I had to in order for the receiver to fit properly. It does fit fairly well, but the design, material, and instructions on how to install can be a lot better.

Pros: My receiver fits

Cons: Cheap looking, uglier than OEM, doesn't fit snugly into the center console, this price for this? Really?

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Written By DS, Kentucky on Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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The kit went in very easy worked great and instructions were wonderful.

Thanks Crutchfield!!

Works & fits great !

Written By Lou Steelerfan, Imperial, Pa on Friday, May 11, 2012

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Kit worked great with my 2004 Honda Civic. Crutchfield install instructions for my car were right on ! Install was a breeze. Thanks Crutchfield, you never disapoint!

Pros: Great fit & instructions.

Cons: None

Added value!

Written By Allen_m, Oklahoma on Friday, April 20, 2012

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Several reniwers seem less than satisfied with this kit. I don't really understand why. It is true that the texture does not EXACTLY match the dash, but the face of your new stereo doesn't, either. I even find the open pocket to be more useful than the OEM one. I really like buying car stereo gear from Crutchfield because it is a one stop shopping experience for EVERYTHING I need for a perfect installation.

Pros: Included at no cost with most units. Fits well.

Cons: None.

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Written By Matt, Kennesaw on Monday, April 02, 2012

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I don't like the pocket as much as the stock one but it goes in easy and looks decent. The texture is off but not horribly so. It still looks pretty clean

Pros: Easy, works

Cons: non-matching texture

dissapointing

Written By NoName, Portsmouth NH on Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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Ok it works. But that's it. The fit is poor, your dash looks worse after the install. Definately not professional looking. The replacement cubby box was all scratched up inside from the loose plastic parts in the bag. The headset is now too deeply recessed, the OEM surround sits below the dash, the kit replacement looks like cheap junk so I went with the OEM anyway.

Pros: It works.

Cons: Read the review.

It is free and over priced

Written By Fogel, Palm Harbor, FL on Friday, February 17, 2012

This is a piece of junk. While it is nice that Crutchfield includes it, and I don't blame them for this, skip it. The manufacturer should have just stuck a blank piece of paper instead of instructions because the two are equal. It doesn't fit flush with the dash and it doesn't even match. As mentioned in another review it was asked why a company would make something for a specific vehicle and do it so half way. Again, this isn't the fault of Crutchfield, they tried to be nice by including this.

Pros: It was free

Cons: It was over priced

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Written By Anonymous, Phx AZ on Thursday, February 09, 2012

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Fits good although the factory compartment was big enough to fit cd cases but this one is not deep enough.

Pros: fits good

Cons: Color match not exact.

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Written By G.Wallace, Flat Rock, MI on Friday, January 27, 2012

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It holds the radio in place, but the plastic textures do not match and I can not use the included trim ring with my head unit because it flips down and the trim prevents it from coming far enough forward.

Pros: I holds the Radio in place

Cons: Does not match the interior, does not let me remove the removable face.

Average

Written By Anonymous, Florida on Monday, January 23, 2012

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same as most but has an extra ring that without it the radio sank in but needed shaving to allow radio to fit but wasn't able to make flush leaving it looking like a kid installed it

Pros: Only pro is that it was free would have been mad if I had paid for it

Cons: ring needed trimming to fit radio. Box under head unit not covered nor deep enough for CDs to fit in without hanging out although it was wider than oem

Not what I expected

Written By Ace, Jersey City, NJ on Wednesday, November 09, 2011

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The only reason I bought my stereo from crutchfield was the help with the installation and if this is the kind of material in the kit, I would hesitate to buy anything else from Crutchfield

Pros: It was a perfect fit for the stereo and the panel. No issues there

Cons: Well, my panel is smooth black plastic and this kit is rugged/grain kind of plastic with a different texture that it stands out. It looks bad.

Not stock but better than the rest

Written By JMM, Cincinnati, OH on Friday, July 29, 2011

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As a number of other people have said, this mounting kit isn't as good as the stock unit. However, I did research and purchase other mounting kits and this one ended up being my favorite. Other kits I got were more flimsy and didn't fit as well (I had trouble getting the edges flush).

This kit isn't going to blow you away, but it is the best one I've found.

disappointing

Written By KA, Chicago, IL on Thursday, June 30, 2011

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It fits, but as many of the other reviews have said, it looks cheap. The finish has a different texture, and the color is slightly off. Plus, you lose the door below the stereo. I wish I would have looked around more before installing.

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