American International KIA-K1240 Dash Kit
Fits select 1999-up Kia vehicles — single-DIN radios
Item #: 003KIA1240
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Item #: 003KIA1240
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The American International KIA-K1240 kit allows you to install a single-DIN (2" tall) car stereo in your vehicle's dash opening. Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this kit is compatible with your vehicle. Warranty: 60 days.
Note: Most vehicles will require additional installation parts please identify your vehicle if you haven’t done so. You can also call an Advisor for more information.
Radio did not fit within bezel.
Cons:Crutchfield response on December 28, 2015 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our customer service or tech support teams right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the stereo installed and working! Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
My son and I discovered his 06 Kia Optima had an interior consistent with 2005 and earlier models. After a couple quick photos on the smart phone and an e-mail to tech support the correct adapter plate and wiring harness were shipped at no charge. With the correct products received the install went smoothly. Customer and tech support was fantastic. Thank you.
Pros: Awesome tech support
Cons: Mid year refresh on cars can make ordering the right equipment confusing. (No fault of Crutchfield)
This install is what it says it is. Fits the vehicle perfectly.Never had a better install.Great product American International. Went so good, i think i'll do another.
Fit perfectly on my 2004 Kia Optima. Removing the different screw platforms on the sides for other car models is somewhat tedious. Just make sure all of the plastic from those extra holes is removed, otherwise the remnants can catch while you are inserting your new stereo. The kit fits in perfectly with the rest of the dashboard--it would take a keen eye to see that you not only replaced your stereo, but also the larger dash insert.
Fit and finish is great. As usual Crutchfield had the right part for my car. This is why they'll always have my business.
Pros: Fits perfect.
Used this dash kit for a JVC cd receiver on a 2003 Kia Rio. It's a life saver! Made installation soooo much easier! I had to use a razor knife to remove the very bottom trim piece to get the best possible fit, but other than that, everything was great. Very satisfied.
Pros: Makes replacement stereo look like OEM installation. Very easy to work with.
Cons: Had to remove one small piece of trim to get best fit.
Universal kit isn't very universal. Used this in a 2003 kia spectra. Specific instructions were made for the car and they were wrong. I was told to cut a tab and I should not have. The install looks bad because now there is a gap. The kit is cheap and flimsy and very complicated. I might switch out the kit because it's so bad.
Pros: The stereo is in the car
Cons: Cheap and flimsy, poor instructions, looks bad complicated kit.Crutchfield response on July 22, 2014 Our tech support team reached out to the customer and offered to send out a replacement kit. All Crutchfield purchases come with lifetime tech support and a 60-day money back guarantee.
The mounting kit worked perfectly in my 2005 Kia Optima. Thank you so much
Pros: Everything was perfect.
Cons: There was nothing I didn't like about the mounting kit I purchased.
Fit & finish A+. The kit made Installation of a JVC head unit super easy. The final result was a factory look with an much better stereo. The directions from Crutchfield were a big help too because of their accuracy. A perfect match-up for my 2001 Kia Sportage.
Pros: Everything you need to produce a professional factory look to your new stereo head's installation.
Cons: none everything you need to mount a new stereo is in there. The materials are first rate.
It worked out great just wish there was a little door on the cubby department.
Pros: Holds my stereo in tight.
Cons: no door on cubby department
easy fit works well with the radio I purchased
Pros: comes with good instructions
Fit Perfectly. Instructions were right on. Crutchfield comes thru again...as usual!!
This media reciever is well worth for the price. Had to upgrade from stock and to be honest don't ever have a cd to play so I figuered I would just use the radio and the usb and aux input. The receiver is simple to use and my stock speakers sound better than before. For the price and for what I use it for is just perfect.
The finished product looks great but having to cut off three sets of alternate mounting tabs is a pain and actually figuring out how it all installs took some work.
Pros: Looks great
Cons: Requires customization and could use better instructions
Fits the receiver very well
Pros: Good quality, simple mounting
Cons: Instructions were not complete for the vehicle I installed it in, had to use another source for info
Made replacing radio easier and faster
Pros: very valuable player
Never installed a car stereo until I purchased one here. This dash kit and instructions were so simple I laughed at myself for being nervous. Fit perfect the first time, and I had to take it back out one time because I was so amazed with the speed and ease I forgot to connect the antenna. But that was my bad. This fit perfect, and was simple beyond belief to install.
had to alter and customize the plate for it to work...
I could get it to work after using dremmel to cut off some excess lower lip but many may not be as handy. Manual was difficult since did not list my auto model. Get this if you are handy. Quality of look and material is fine.
I installed this in a 2006 Kia Optima, Old Body Style. It gets the job done, but the directions weren't clear to me that I had to remove certain tabs depending on my vehicle. Removing those tabs was also very difficult. It would be nice if the tabs were designed for removal, with a score line at the base of each tab or something like that. Also I'd prefer the option to close the under-pocket so it is just flush with the unit instead of open. I am glad it was free, because I wouldn't have been very pleased if I had to pay for it.
Pros: It fits.
Cons: Difficult to remove the unnecessary tabs.
Installing in a 99 sephia. Overall this is not a bad product. I rated it at two stars because of multiple problems resulting in items needing to be modified in addition to the already present breaking off tabs that you do not need for your specific vehicle. When all was dremeled it has a decent enough look and seems to hold my radio relatively well. Other then that I would have given this four stars had it worked correctly out of the bag reserving five stars for something that did not require me to break off multiple mounting tabs and that has a better visual apeal.
Pros: My radio has not fallen out yet. Radio sits flush.
Cons: Item did not fit and required multiple modifications. Mounting screws are too long for my radio even with provided spacers and would have contacted internal components prior to tightening.
I installed it on a 2004 Kia Spectra (old body) sedan. The radio sits farther back than the stock radio does. Does not give the radio a stock look. Sits so far back that there is a gap between the radio and the instrument panel.
Pros: It works at holding the radio in place.
Cons: Does not give the radio a finished or stock look.
I received this product from Crutchfield when purchasing a new stereo for a 2004 KIA Optima. I have used these products in the past and have never had a problem with fitting a stereo. This one was different, really different. I believe the problem is that this one was designed to be used in six different KIA vehicles and the directions included with this product are barely adequate at best.
Once installed, the new stereo is recessed further into the dash than the stock radio was and definitely looks after market. If you are looking for a stock look for your vehicle, this product is not for you.
this fit in easy, like a glove, just had to make sure I had my deck secured to it so it didint bounce around, but other than that perfect fit and easy install!
Used on my 04 Kia Optima. The kit comes with many extras/ tabs/mounts that
allow the kit to fit many vehicles, and need to be removed by snapping off with
pliers or slicing off as per your vehicles design (described in the manual). 1 of
the 6 tabs that I had to pull off gave me 1 hour's worth of problems and another
snapped too much of the plastic off, leaving me with 1 less latch.
Once mounted, the CD player face is much deeper in the dash than the stock
one, so now I must reach further forward to adjust volume, etc. It looks as
though it is aftermarket (to a passenger, for example) and could probably blend
in better by not being so recessed and hidden behind the dash flanges.
The directions for a 2005 Sedona could've been a little more detailed. However, this kit
made for a clean final install.
It does the job. 5 stars if the directions for all the different models it fits
was better laid out and better explained.
Great Kit / made installation easy - however, it arrived broken - had to superGlue the top
square to the bottom 'pocket. We'll see how it works out in the long run. Does not look
easy install only recommendation is advise to cut side mounts FLUSH with side bracket
Easy to follow master sheet, very easy installation in a 2001 Kia Rio! Done in minutes. Thanks, Crutchfield!
Read instructions. Fits perfectly. 2002 Sedona.
This bracket was included with my stereo purchase. A local shop installed my stereo on my 2004 Optima. They said it would have been more trouble to use this and would have left more of a reveal.
They did a great install and I'm very happy I used the Pro's.
This was a little hard to figure out - Until I decided to read the instructions. I was nervous about breaking off the mounting slots per the instructions - Once gone they are gone. But using the instructions this was very easy to set up and install in my vehicle.
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