American International TOYK979 Dash Kit

Fits select 2002-06 Toyota Camry models — single-DIN radios

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American International TOYK979

The American International TOYK979 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.

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Flimsy and cheap

Written By GU, Texas on Friday, October 23, 2015

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Flimsy plastic, not very sturdy but gets the job done. Covered the hole in the dash. Crutchfield used to have better day kits.

Pros: Covers the hole in the dash.

Cons: Flimsy, cheap, instructions could be better.

TOYK979 Dash Kit

Written By DALE71, Georgia on Sunday, September 20, 2015

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Kit was easy to use and fit the space as advertised - liked the open cubby space concept The plastic was not as rigid as expected and the replacement bracket did not affix to the dash pop out to form one unit as the original unit however it was not an overall issue

It works

Written By DD, Idaho on Sunday, September 06, 2015

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I realize how hard it must be to make an adapter for each vehicle that is made. Therefore these must be somewhat generic. I did not expect a perfect fit and had to trim just a bit from the adapter. Got it to fit tightly and once on the receiver it nestled right into the dash. Works well

Pros: Generic enough to fit with just a little bit of creativity.

Cons: None

Works, but you need to think beyond the instructions

Written By mbbp, Alaska on Friday, August 28, 2015

Ok, so the instructions are pretty much worthless. They don't explain the difference between single din mount, iso mount or double din mount. For my 2002 camry I used the iso-mount instructions, but don't use the little plastic spacer things, the screws won't fit (not long enough) if you do. Once you get the kit assembled, installing it in the dash can be tricky. I found the easiest way was to angle it down when initially inserting then make sure the screw holes line up evenly, I was able to get the kit flush against the dash using this method. After it was installed it looked great, but I'm sure there are better kits out there.

Pros: looks great if installed correctly

Cons: cheap plastic, difficult to assemble

Toyota Dash Kit

Written By Woot, Colorado on Sunday, August 02, 2015

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The kit is pretty simple to use. Required some modifications to get it to fit correctly. The instructions leave out some very important steps.

Pros: Easy to assemble.

Cons: Instructions need to be a little more detailed. Kit does not go in as easily as the instructions infer. Some modifications had to be made to allow for a correct fit.

2005 toyota Camry

Written By Marcoa1, the Washington, DC Area on Monday, June 29, 2015

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It was a perfect fit for my stereo and dash. It was really easy to assemble as well.

Pros: Easy to assemble. Perfect fit.

Cons: none

Was a puzzle to assemble - but good enough when assembled

Written By Ethan P, Virginia on Tuesday, June 02, 2015

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Assembling this thing was obnoxiously tricky - almost like a logic puzzle. At first, I tried to do it intuitively, without paying much attention to the instructions. After some frustration, I followed the instructions very closely, and became even more frustrated. Eventually, I asked a spatially-minded friend for help, and she was able to assemble it (with similar frustration). I took the flimsy box to the car and Tetris'ed it in and (once in), it was sturdy and held the single-DIN unit in snugly - matching the car's interior well enough.

Pros: -Snug fit -Sturdy construction -Good enough fit-and-finish -Matches interior trim well enough

Cons: -Assembly can be very frustrating. If you are prone to uncontrollable anger, consider medicating yourself heavily before attempting to assemble.

Understand now why they are free

Written By Jerry, Monroe, TN on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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I know why they are free. Cheap flimsy plastic. Served its purpose but so fragile I thought it would break just putting the receiver in.

Pros: Fit in the dash

Cons: Big gaps. Flimsy plastic. Screw mounts very fragile

American International TOYK979 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Florida on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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Easy to use

Average product

Written By Ktran, San Jose, Ca on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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It held the Pioneer car radio, but the structure was not sturdy.

Pros: Fit perfectly into Toyota Camry 2002 double din slot

Cons: The installation instruction was horrible. Manual only displayed some pictures, but with limited instructions.

Dash kit installation

Written By MikeC, Missouri on Tuesday, January 06, 2015

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Simple attachment and easy installation. Fits mounting points in car well

Pros: Easy install and radio fits well

Cons: Cheap plastic and less rigid fit than original metal frame

Great kit

Written By Wade S, North East Arkansas on Thursday, January 01, 2015

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Exfellent Excelllent

Pros: All good here

Cons: No cons

just what i needed

Written By Mauricio, California on Monday, December 15, 2014

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dash kit fit perfectly, no large gaps almost looks stock

Pros: fits stock location, easy to install

Cons: comes in multiple pieces that need to be assembled

Cheaply made and does not line up well.

Written By Damion, Texas on Monday, November 24, 2014

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Cheaply made and does not line up well with dash. In order to use the product had to remove the in dash mounting bracket, which is very sturdy.

Crutchfield response on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Good Product

Written By Kb, Stanford, KY on Thursday, September 25, 2014

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Overall this product is great. It was very easy to install. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because the plastic facing had an extra piece of plastic (like it hadn't been trimmed off) that I had to deal with. It didn't make anything look bad though, so I would still recommend this.

American International TOYK979 Dash Kit

Written By Adam, Arlington Hts, IL on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Installed on 2003 Toyota Camry. Had no issues. Very straight forward install

Pros: Fitment spot on. Looks sleek and appealing with very useful storage above radio.

Cons: Instructions a bit confusing to start.

American International TOYK979 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Ballwin, MO on Saturday, September 13, 2014

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Overall easy install. Not a perfect flush fit with the bezel and the pocket.

Product review....TOYK979

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 is the kit I needed to do the job. It fits like a glove for the Camry installation just as advertised.

Cons: Not a one.

Dash kit for 04 Toyota Camry

Written By pulsev2, Sacramento CA on Saturday, August 23, 2014

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I couldn't be more pleased with the way my install turned out using this kit. The instructions are a little heard to follow, but here it is in a nutshell-for a regular din size standard head unit-(for 2004 camry) - Remove the inner bezel ring on the biggest size trim ring. it slides out from behind.(discard) - notice how the empty pocket will fit inside. Installed, the pocket will slant downward at the rear. - Take the 2 side pieces with holes in them and make sure the screw holes will go UNDER the radio. (just like the picture) Slide the small tabs (4 on each side into the 4 slots in the back of the big trim ring) - when you have the side pieces snapped in correctly , the holes on the back of the bracket will line up EXACTLY with the holes on the back of the pocket. Install those screws. After the radio is installed in the chassis, I installed a screw in each side of the radio thru the slot in the center of the plate. It lines up PERFECTLY. - When all complete, This forms an assembly which is super solid. Nothing should have to be forced, tweaked, or pried AT ALL. If it doesn't fit right, you are doing something wrong.

Pros: When complete, forms an impressive assembly which is super rigid and solid for a great install. All screw holes lined up PERFECTLY. On the kit, and in the car.

Cons: Somewhat confusing instructions. Small drain slots in the back of the pocket. If somehow water got in this pocket, it would drain directly down into the radio.

Worked although directions confusing

Written By Colleen, Nashville, TN on Saturday, March 15, 2014

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I found this to fit exactly as it was supposed to in my car dash. It was a little confusing knowing which directions I should use as well as how it all should be fit together since it didn't include where the stereo itself should go. But I was able to figure it out.

Pros: Fits well Fairly simple construction

Cons: Confusing directions Plastic (the one in my car originally was metal)

Great product

Written By Puhau1230, Hilo, Hawaii on Tuesday, February 04, 2014

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Wouldn't been able to install our new car radio without this kit. It had all of the parts required for any installation set up. The Crutchfield support team was great in providing the support I needed. Great product, Great company to deal with.


Written By LC, Naperville, IL on Saturday, January 04, 2014

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Installed in a 2003 Toyota Camry, good fit, item quality was below my expectation, but OK for the price. I just figured out how to mount it following the shape of the removed audio metal frame which was really strong and I wished I could re-use. The instruction included in the kit was basically useless. There were no extra screws needed.

Pros: Looks good after the installation.

Cons: Flimsy plastic.

Kind of cheap

Written By DanB, Mason, OH on Friday, December 27, 2013

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The texture and color of the plastic was an exact match to the adjoining plastic in the car. It was a nice fit and looked great when install was complete. The structure of it was kind of cheap and not very sturdy. I hope it holds up. The instructions were very poor and not very detailed. I was not overly impressed. I didn't feel it measured up to the quality of ones I've gotten from Crutchfield in the past.

Pros: Nice fit and finish.

Cons: Cheap, flimsy plastic.


Written By tduba2, ann arbor, michigan on Sunday, December 22, 2013

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American International TOYK979 Dash Kit

Written By GS, Abq on Monday, June 10, 2013

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does the job.

Cons: a little flimsy

American International TOYK979 Dash Kit

Written By pylotgyder, san diego,ca on Sunday, June 02, 2013

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This is a copy and paste of an earlier review, which described exactly how I felt. "I have bought installation kits from Crutchfield before and was very impressed by the design and instructions. This kit was poor. The quality was bad, I had to buy longer screws to make it work, and the instructions did not give enough detail. I bought this from Crutchfield because of past experiences. I won't take that chance again".

American International TOYK979 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Nashville, TN on Friday, May 24, 2013

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The plastic didn't line up well with everything on the receiver. Also there were parts of the bezel that needed to be filed or fixed to fit around the receiver.

Poor Quality and Instructions

Written By GaryB, Herriman, Ut on Sunday, May 12, 2013

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I have bought installation kits from Crutchfield before and was very impressed by the design and instructions. This kit was poor. The quality was bad, I had to buy longer screws to make it work, and the instructions did not give enough detail. I bought this from Crutchfield because of past experiences. I won't take that chance again.

Pros: Eventually was able to make it work

Cons: Quality and instructions

Great product

Written By Ryan, Greensboro, NC on Sunday, April 14, 2013

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The guy at a local big box store who installed my CD player commented on how it was an easy product to work with and he was impressed by it.

Pros: Sleek design.

Cons: None

fits perfect and looks great in my 2002 camry

Written By Jim, Columbia, MO on Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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A few things I learned that might help you as well... I was confused when I opened the package and couldn't seem to find the main frame. After calling tech support, I discovered that the double DIN trim plate and the main frame were already put together. If you plan to build up the kit for a single DIN receiver, you'll need to first remove the double DIN face plate, then insert the single DIN faceplate into the main frame. (A double DIN head unit is one that is tall and fills up the entire space available in the 2002 camry. A single DIN receiver is the shorter style head unit that only takes up half of the stereo opening for the 2002 camry.

"ISO" mounting means the standard factory mounting screw locations on the sides of the receiver. On my 2002 camry, this installation kit is too wide to slide in if you install the ISO spacers on the sides, but if you just screw in the screws so it slightly bends the plastic sides in closer to the sides of the head unit then the assembly will slide right in as a perfect fit.

Also, I was able to insert the ground screw from the harness under the upper mounting bolt on the left side, and between the fake metal layer and the metal frame behind it. This seems to make a good connection with the bare metal frame of the car.

I hope this helps.


Pros: Looks very clean and professional after installation.

Cons: The plastic is very thin and flimsy, so be very careful installing the face plate and installing the assembly.

Does the job

Written By Hash, Memphis, TN on Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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Kit will require modification for a DOUBLE DIN Headunit. There are no lines, guides, or perferations for trimming the kit so you have one shot at it. Its not tough though with a dremmel. Cant really complain at the price, but if a higher quality option that had better fitment was available, even at a higher price, I would have went that route.

Pros: gets the job done.

Cons: Fit requires a bit of work, quality of materials could be better

Fit is Okay!

Written By RD3, Orlando, FL on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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The slant on the replacement does not match the original.

Pros: Price.

Cons: The fit is not the best and requires a little help to offset. I needed help to install.


Written By Blind Hog, Alabaster, AL on Saturday, February 02, 2013

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This is a bit confusing to put together, and I was skeptical of the press-to fit sides, but they worked. When installing it into my 2003 Camry, it just refused to go into the slot. After several tries I found that it was necessary to press the sides of the mounting kit inwards against the stereo to make it fit. I used the Sony trim plate instead of the kit trim plate. More trouble than it could have been. I can compare it to the Metra single-din kit we used to install in my son's same generation (generation 5) Camry--the Metra was easier to understand, easier to slip into the car, but its pocket was a royal pain to press onto the faceplate, requiring a lot of force, and flexing the flacepate to make it fit.

Pros: Works better than it looks like it is going to. Only have to do it once since it's an ISO DIN, from now on, as long as I just buy a DIN receiver, I'll be able just to slip it into the car.

Cons: A bit confusing to install, requires some troubleshooting to get it to install into the car.

Toyota in-dash kit

Written By Wayne, Wilmington, DE on Monday, January 28, 2013

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We needed to get help from Crutchfield as the mounting kit needed modifications and didn't seem like it really was meant for the Pioneer radio or the Camry. The face plate/trim was flimsy and didn't fit right so we didn't use it.

Pros: With modifications, ultimately was made to work

Cons: Didn't seem like it was meant to work with the Pioneer radio. Flimsy construction of the face plate trim that didn't fit.

Toyota In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By Anonymous, woodbridge, va on Monday, January 28, 2013

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This kit did not fit my application-double din. Using the standard supplied trim ring there was about 1/2 inch space around the radio. Had to modify the other trim ring (double iso) to fill in this space (Crutchfield's soloution). This is a very poor soloution. I will be replacing this kit with one from another vendor.

Pros: It is a kit, it does some of the job. Low cost.

Cons: Cheap plastic. Low quality. Did not suite my application.


Written By Anthony D, Burnsville, MN on Monday, January 14, 2013

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Ordered this kit for my 2006 Camry to go with the Pioneer DEH-X5500HD system I got, and it worked perfectly! Along with the wiring harness, I gave both of 'em to the installers and that was everything they needed to make it work and fit perfectly. Loving my new system now and looks seamless installed into the dash. (I didn't install it myself so I can't comment on ease of installation with accompanying instructions)

Pros: Everything!

Cons: None

Agree With Other Reviews

Written By Ralph, Maryland on Thursday, January 10, 2013

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Agree with what many others have said: it's a bit of a head scratcher to assemble this kit. Instructions aren't too clear. Once assembled it seems kind of flimsy, but mounted in the dash it seems secure enough. Had to wrestle a bit to get the proper angle to slide into the dash of an '02 Camry.

Disappointing for double DIN!

Written By Brian A, Trinity, NC on Monday, January 07, 2013

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This was a huge disappointment from the start! You have to cut the plastic for a double DIN, which looked horrible. Several pieces were molded poorly whth one piece looking broken then heated back together. If you put it together as it is intended, a double DIN head has huge gaps that I could put my pinky into. I had to cut and hack to even make it look acceptable. If there were a star rating for zero that is what I would have given it!

Pros: Your better off adapting the factory brackets!!!

Cons: Everything - moulding, fit, etc.

Just looks original

Written By Mark, Chapel Hill on Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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Finish matches the dash surround perfectly. Fit was perfect. Screw holes lined up. Receiver nice and secure.

Pros: Looks like original trim

Cons: Slightest bit of giggling to fit unit into place only assured me of a nice, solid fit.

It did the job

Written By TXLeeVee, San Antonio, TX on Monday, July 30, 2012

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It's sturdy when assembled. It fits well in my 2003 Camry XLE with the JBL system.

very ill fitting for my 2004 camry with JBL

Written By marks, Cary, NC on Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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Well, this product does not fit properly in my camry 2004 with JBL. i cut side part of it and then it fits little ok. But still it remains outside from the dash board (0.5cm). plastic is not good quality either. my request to crutchfield is, please change this product and get the good one in place of that. Thanks

Pros: nothing good.

Cons: need to trim side parts of it to fit.

Works great... wish it wasn't plastic...

Written By Anonymous, Raleigh, NC on Friday, June 22, 2012

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The kit works great. It took some fiddling to get put together properly but fits snugly in the dash and does what it is supposed to. I wish there was a metal kit, like the stock Toyota harness but haven't been able to find one.

Camry radio installation kit

Written By Poinde, Chesapeake, VA on Friday, June 15, 2012

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The kit did not fit exact but very close. Very pleased.

Pros: Simple.

Cons: Had to trim some excess material from some of the slots where it snaps together.

American International TOYK979 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Madison, WI on Sunday, June 03, 2012

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This install kit was pretty easy to assemble, and it fit perfectly into my 2003 Camry. Deduct a star simply because it isn't the most well constructed item I've seen, but it should be good enough to do the job.

Simple install, flimsy plastic

Written By JohnW, Miami, FL on Monday, April 02, 2012

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This kit is relatively simple to put together, although the instructions could be more clear. Once together, it's simple to drop into the dash and matches the factory looks pretty well. The plastic does feel flimsy and weak. When placing the screws, it doesn't take much to over tighten and have the plastic bend.

Pros: Fits dash well without any need for alterations.

Cons: Cheap plastic.

dash kit

Written By taser, Washington on Saturday, March 24, 2012

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The install went good with the kit, helps out alot.

Pros: It makes the install alot easier.

Cons: It was a little tight fitting but nothing I couldn't work around to get it to work the way it should of.


Written By Andy, New York, NY on Monday, March 12, 2012

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Real easy to install, especially with pictures!! And it looks great! If you want to upgrade your head unit in an older Camry, definitely get this product!

Confusing manual but great kit

Written By emptystreets130, Dallas, TX on Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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The kit is great and in my option better than the Metra kit. The kit and all the pieces sits flush to the dash which makes the installation clean. The only down side was the instruction manual. It was ok until I got to the last step for the single din unit and that was to install the ISO DIN mount that came with the new head unit. I wasn't thinking clearing and forgot to put the sleeve on. It was too late to put that in since I already installed the new head unit into the car and the dash was already together.

With that being said, the provide screw was too short and was probably meant for a DD unit. I just ditched the ISO DIN sleeve and just used long screws to secure the head unit to the kit. Works fine.

Pros: Great fit, sits flush with dash.

Cons: instruction needs more visual to explain the different parts that is required for an installation. Some people will not know what an ISO din sleeve is until it's too late.

Better than expected

Written By Jan Alter, Elkins Park, PA on Sunday, January 22, 2012

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My greatest reluctance to change to a different head unit was the adaptor kit made for the Toyota Camry 2002. Other folks had mentioned the chinciness of the material, and the lack of solid feel of the kit. All the folks in the end said when it was assembled it did seem to do the job. So, despite those fears that it was going to be a washout and I would have to look for a better kit I decided to forge on and was rewarded with agreement that the kit did work and the head unit felt secure and quite aesthetic when assembled

Pros: Looks good and feels secure in the dash. The analogy I would give is that no sodlier could win the war alone, but when you put all the soldiers together you have an army that could stand up to the mission.

Cons: Plastic seems kind of chincy and not as strong as one would expect for the holding the head unit in place.


Written By Mike M, Baltimore Md on Monday, January 02, 2012

Spent more time on assembling this than installing the speakers in the car. I didn't like the plastic mounting bracket so I modified the OEM brackets and only used the faceplate and storage pocket.

Pros: Absolutely nothing.

Cons: Instructions were severely lacking assembly details. Very frustrating to put together.

not bad once you figure it out

Written By DJ, Texas on Thursday, November 03, 2011

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Used this for my 2006 Camry as single din with pocket. Very flimsy feel to it, was a pain to assemble and the instructions where not very good but once you figure it out, assemble it, and attach to the radio, it looks good. When it was time to install it to my dash it did not fit, both sides would not go in properly but I was able to settle it in by slightly bending the one side that was not going in and it slid in nice and snug.

Pros: pretty good looks

Cons: hard to assemble

not that bad to install...

Written By Mike, Colorado Springs, CO on Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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I read the reviews before buying this and was a little unsure about it. But, I found it easy to install in my 2006 Camry. The box fit perfectly for the original screws to be reinserted without any modifications required. The radio mounted easily into the box. The frame around the radio is a little flimsy, so you need to take a little extra care to insure you don't break it, but the kit fit together well. I took the time to put everything in place before mounting it in the car. You have to play with a few parts to get them in the right position, but that isn't unusual if you've ever put anything that is in a kit together. It fits in the original radio area as if it were the original.

04 Camry In-Dash Receiver Kit

Written By Kazz, Illinois on Friday, April 15, 2011

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Believe it or not, this was the most frustrating part of the installation of the new
head unit for our Camry. It took a while to figure out exactly how to hold the
panels in place and keep everything together. But once I incorporated the slot,
or tray that goes over the single-din head unit, along with the front facing and
one side panel, it became easier to assemble with a screw to get things solidly-
enough assembled so I could set it down and use two hands to work with the
next side panel. That's really only worth one star off.

Unfortunately, when I screwed the second screw into the tray with the second
side panel, the plastic around the screw cracked loudly with relatively little
force. I don't believe it will turn into a problem, but time will tell.

In summary, the quality of the plastic is apparently lacking and assembly is a
minor frustration.

Given my overall experience with Crutchfield and all they supplied to make my
purchase successful, I would still recommend the purchase to someone else.

Near Factory Looks

Written By J. C., Honolulu, HI on Monday, March 28, 2011

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Received this kit as part of my order when I purchased the Pioneer DEH 3200UB
receiver. The instructions were a bit complex for a beginner so it took some
time to figure out if I was going to use a DIN or ISO mount. That's the part
where it could have used a little more explanation. I didn't know that using
one or the other required me to take the metal "sleeve" off my receiver. Just
took about an hour for me to play around with different configurations before
finding the right one, but once I got everything together, the receiver and kit
slid right into the dash. Looks almost factory installed, except for a little
chip in the corner (which is how it came). Would have given it five stars if
the instructions were clearer and it didn't have that chip. Otherwise, can't
complain since it was included free of charge. Still amazed at how Crutchfield
takes care of its customers.

Doesn't Fit my 2005 Camry

Written By Yeni, OH on Thursday, March 17, 2011

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This kit is way too wide & tall for my dash trim opening of approx: 8.1" x 4.1" . The quality of this kit looks cheap & extremely filmsy. Now I'm stuck between using my new Head unit without a proper dash kit or to waste more money to custom build a dash kit/new dash trim that will fit like the stock radio,


Written By Haytz, OCEAN, NJ on Tuesday, March 08, 2011

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the toyota camry kit did the job well in replacing the stock car stereo to a new single din kenwood car stereo... the included instruction and special manual on how to remove the stock stereo really help a lot to make installation very easy... the kit was made of cheap plastic but serves it's purpose well.. once everything was installed it really matches the interior and which makes the kit look not that cheap.... i would say crutchfield did it's best by including such manual free of charge... so that would be a 5 star for crutchfield and 4 star for the kit because of the material used but really serves it's purpose

American International TOYK979 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Northern, CA. on Tuesday, March 01, 2011

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Good product. Easy to install and fits well.

American International TOYK979 Dash Kit

Written By Bytemaster, Charlotte, NC on Saturday, February 05, 2011

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This kit does the job. The instructions weren't totally clear but the
Crutchfield team answered all my questions. The installation makes the receiver
look like it was installed at the factory.

Does the job

Written By dlocq, Brooklyn, NY on Monday, September 06, 2010

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This aftermarket fits well, not an exact/precise fit but well enough to do the job. Had some
issues with instructions, could not fully understand or implement all that it said, resulted in
having to improvise a little, but in the end it did the job quite nicely.

American International TOYK979 Dash Kit

Written By Debbie, Fort Collins, CO on Monday, January 25, 2010

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The instructions were pretty clear, although when we were done the new receiver
+ kit was about 1/4" too far up, making it impossible to reinsert the dashboard
piece surrounding it.

We discovered that the kit had a ratcheting feature and were able to move it
down far enough to get the dashboard piece back in securely. Looks really good,
like it was part of the original setup (only better).

it works

Written By Ryan, NC on Sunday, January 17, 2010

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all of the reviews look pretty bad for this kit but it works, and it looks good too. The
directions were a little less than intuitive but I got it together without too much trouble. it
was a good install kit for my 2002 camry

Cheap, cracks easily, but worked

Written By Anthony, Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, November 22, 2009

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This Double-DIN to Single-DIN dash adapter kit was free with Pioneer DEH-2100IB. It worked for the installation in my 2003 Camry, but with quirks.

- This or a similar kit is a necessity to install a single DIN stereo into a double DIN opening.

- The final install looks nice. The kit fits the dash and looks flush with the trim.


- The instructions were not clear, especially for a novice. I tried using the sleeve included with the stereo, but I could not find any that would hold the sleeve SECURELY.

- The included screws for attaching a stereo to the kit are not long enough.

- One the screw sockets on the rear of the pocket cracked - fixed with epoxy.

- The edges have artifacts from manufacturing. I spent some time cleaning the edges, but then realized that all uneven edges were covered by the dash trim. Some bumps were preventing the kit from fitting into the dash opening and had to be shaved off.

- The whole kit has a wobbly feel to it. I used epoxy to strengthen the joints and provide integrity - this could be over-engineering, but it made the kit less wobbly.

- The parts of the brackets for the mounting screws are thin. I would like to tighten mounting screws more, but was afraid to break brackets. That said, the final install seems quite secure. I wish I could use the metal brackets that came with my car's factory stereo.

Regardless of all the cons that made the install unintuitive and worrisome, this kit worked OK at the end.

Not a good fit for 2din

Written By kitt, L.A. on Saturday, November 07, 2009

If you install the 2 din system, it will not fit easily. Have to cut the top bar of the frame off. The bottom have to grind off, otherwise, it will block the screen from tilting (7" screen). Both left and right sides need to be cover with the another internal frame (one with a bar in the middle); it has to be cut and trim to fit. Isn't this design to fit 2 din in a Gen 5 camry?? A lot of work to get it to fit for 2 din.

Piece of Junk

Written By Bill, Inwood, WV on Monday, July 20, 2009

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This is not only not sturdy it did not fit into my dash according to directions provided. I have to grind the bottom edges down so that it would fit into my dash. The Crutchfield staff tried to be helpfull and sent me a second unit that also did not fit.

not paticularly sturdy

Written By chrysanthos, las vegas, nv on Saturday, May 02, 2009

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A pain to set up the front panels of it kept coming off. THe fact it is made of plastic made me extra careful when screwin it to the car. (Did not want to put too much torque and crack it). Hopefully it will last. I do hope crutchfield will look into sturdier mounts that do not fall apart all the time and are easier to set up

Thank God, I got it free

Written By Pranabesh, Glendale, CA on Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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Thank Crutchfield deal and God, that I got it free with the HU purchase. Because of them I could afford a professional to fit the HU in my car, and he had difficulty in fitting it in. I shudder to think if it was me who was doing the installation. The build is definitely filmsy, screws are misfit, corners had to be cut to adjust the fit...
3 out of 5, only because it came free to me........

Nice Product - did the job

Written By Daniel, Waukesha, WI on Monday, April 13, 2009

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Thanks to Crutchfield for including this mounting kit free of charge. I used it to install a my Kenwood KDC-BT742U in my 2005 Camry.

The kit definitely did the job ... a nice finished looking installation; much better than my teenage days of cobbling something together. I assembled the unit and it dropped right in place; holes lined up perfectly.

I do have to echo two of the sentiments that I saw in other reviews:
1) The plastic did seem to be a bit on the light side, although I have to admit that I over-engineer everything. Post install, the radio is solid and seems to be solidly held in place.
2) The instructions were definitely on the sketchy side ... keep at it, like a jigsaw puzzle, and you'll figure out the pieces that you need to use.

Overall, good product that did the job. It would have taken hours longer and much more custom work if it wasn't available.

Horrible, Flimsy - not worth the price

Written By Harshad, waterbury, ct on Tuesday, April 07, 2009

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This cheap plastic kit is extremely badly designed and flimsy. Its so flimsy that you are worrier you will snap it by just holding it. The factory frame for Toyota is nice sturdy metal frame - I wish there was a way to use that to install a new reciever. This is not worth the price Crutchfield demands for it.

Bad Kit for 02 Camry Se

Written By Phil, California on Saturday, February 07, 2009

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This kit did not fit the stereo right. too much space on either side. to top it
all off after mounting it all up and puting everything back together its the
wrong size. it was way too big for the old opening and i couldnt put my
vents or clock trim back on... so now i have to run down to the audio shop
and hope they have some quality ones that they wont charge me an arm
and a leg for. good luck with this one. if it wasn't free i'd send it back. now
its just going in the trash.

Great product !!

Written By Gary, Danielsville,PA on Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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This was an excellent deal. It was reasonably perfectly..and was really easy to install. Was worried I wasn't going to be abe to do it...but gave it a shot and finished in less than an hour.
Everything was sized perfectly...and everything you need is included.
Very pleased with product

Looks good

Written By Kent, Philadelphia, PA on Sunday, December 28, 2008

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Used this to install a single-DIN JVC receiver to replace the factory stereo in my 2003 Camry. The finished product looks good.

It was a little tricky to put together at first as there are some optional pieces depending on what kind of install you are doing... once I realized which ones were necessary and which ones were optional, it was pretty straightforward.

Toyota Camry Receiver Kit

Written By Javier, Rockville Centre, NY on Wednesday, December 03, 2008

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Great Product, but it will require some minor shaving on the top part of the
Just have patience putting it together, that's all. Other than that it's a good
product, especially when Crutchfield is giving it to you for free with the
purchase of a new radio.

American International TOYK979 Dash Kit

Written By No, california on Tuesday, November 18, 2008

excellent high quality product. fit my toyota camry perfectly. installations may be slightly complicated for those who are not mechanically inclined.

Works great

Written By Mark, Jacksonville, Fl on Thursday, October 23, 2008

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I used this casing in a 2002 Toyota Camery and it worked just fine. At first it was a little tricky getting the sides to stay on when doing the assembly but one I read the instructions it all came together in a few mins.

Trim ring is a problem

Written By Scott, Erlanger, KY on Wednesday, May 14, 2008

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This thing was a
pain to put together
and in order to make
it work for a double
din receiver which
is what I bought for
my 2002 Camry. In
order to make the
trim ring fit, you
have to cut off the
center bar and then
I shaved the
remainder off with a
file. The trim ring
will not stay seated
properly and the top
part of the trim
ring sticks out
forward because it
is sized improperly
or something. Not
the best product.
The receiver is
nice, but the fact
that it isn't built
to accommodate a
dual din size
receiver is

American International TOYK979 Dash Kit

Written By Andrew, Willingboro, NJ on Sunday, February 10, 2008

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Needed minor adjustment by shaving some of the plastic off before being able to put part of the dash back on. Other than that this piece saved me a lot of work and hassle. Cables were perfect for my use, screw holes lined up perfectly. Provided a clean fit.

2006 Toyota Camray

Written By Tom, Stafford VA on Tuesday, March 06, 2007

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For a normal (single DIN) receiver this is a reasonalbly good kit. The final fit was a little less than a factory fit but looked OK. The stroage area is a good use of the additional space that was left over from the original receiver.

The bad is that the kit has a lot of different pieces to put together to get the final mount. The instructions are a bit lacking. But in the end it is functional and does not look that bad.

Not so universal kit.

Written By Chris, Maryville, TN on Saturday, January 27, 2007

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Basically the face plate from the kit didn't even come close to filling up the space in my 2002 Camry.

American International TOYK979 Dash Kit

Written By Courtney, Jackson, NC on Wednesday, November 22, 2006

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It's an ok kit but the screws that were sent were not long enough when using the spacers. I recomended sending screws that will fit with the spacers and without the spacers.

Basic mounting kit

Written By shimp999, Columbia, SC on Sunday, November 12, 2006

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Its an okay kit. Gets the job done; my major complaint is that the receiver can only go in the bottom portion of the kit. The storage area is above the receiver. I wish I could have the storage area under the receiver.

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What's in the box?

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  • Radio housing Single-DIN trim ring
  • Double-DIN trim ring
  • Pocket
  • 2 Large brackets
  • 2 Spacers
  • Shaft-inserts
  • Installation Instructions

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