2001 Volkswagen Jetta
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Pros: Easy to install
Cons: NO CONS
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Pros: Easy to install
Cons: NO CONS
Hi I got this product to replace the factory radio in my 20th anniversary VW. The product fits and looks good. The only thing I don't like is that the radio no longer needs keys to be removed.
Pros: looks and fits good
Cons: If the car is broken into you can literally pull the radio out and steal it with just your hands.
Looks Great. Easy to Install.
Pros: Easy to Install Looks Good!
Flimsy tabs where it screws to the receiver: tightening the 6 flat head screws included (but I had spots for 8 screws on the receiver) so that they recess enough to slide the receiver through the dash opening simply breaks the plastic. A better plastic, very flat cap-head screws, or receiver-specific HOLES, (instead of long slots) on the mounting tabs would all improve this product. If I ever had to remove the receiver for whatever reason, the American International VW-K1015 Dash Kit would have to be destroyed: I'd bet some who have installed a GPS receiver with this kit have wished they'd added a USB connection wire, or Sirius receiver and would have to destroy the kit to access the back of the receiver. Make sure your receiver works before sliding it back all the way in (and order a replacement American International VW-K1015 Dash Kit just in case!).
Pros: Looks nice when installation completed
Cons: poor quality material
Stereo surround adapter
Pros: Fit and finish were great. Easy installation.
Did the job and radio is secure.
Pros: Easy to do
Cons: Will be extremely difficult to remove unit if it's ever needed
Used supplied screws to attach head unit and it snapped in the dash with a bit of hard pushing. Once it's in... it's in. Watching videos and you tubes helped a lot.
Pros: Can adjust how shallow or flush the head unit will reside in dash.
Cons: No adjusting once it's snapped in.
Not much to say, installed a JVC deck into my 03 Jetta, was almost too easy.
Pros: Works, almost to easy.
I used this to install a JVC radio into our 01 Jetta. I had trouble getting the radio into the dash. So much so that I could not get it inserted straight. I had to pull it forcefully out and start. The instructions say it is difficult to get the radio out once pushed in all the way. I would agree that it is difficult, but not impossible. What I learned: its really important to make sure that everything works and that wires are shoved back into the dash far enough so that there is plenty of room to push the radio in the first time. Aftermarket radios seem to be larger than OEM in my case.
Pros: Holds the radio in well, looks great and was not impossible to remove to adjust wiring
Cons: A very tight fit... you do have make sure you have cleared room in the dash to slip the radio in... because you really don't want to have to do it twice.
States in the instructions that once it's installed it's very difficult to remove. I would have found this to be a con during the install process and a pro for anti theft measures, however it was very easy to remove with a flat head screwdriver.
Pros: Secures head unit into my car's dash.
Cons: Very easy to remove (theft).
I did as mr.drew (see "his" review here) did and sanded and then painted the piece. I used the only can of spray black paint I had, wheel paint, and was pretty happy with the results. Only wish that the stereo (Jensen VX7022) itself was flat black. Was a bit nervous pushing it all in to place, very tight; but, it clicked in tightly and evenly.
Pros: Installs snuggly and the fit is excellent (2000 VW Golf).
Fit great in my jetta
Cons: None its good
It is better than making something to get stereo to fit but not crazy about the tightness it is in dash.
Pros: Fast install
Cons: Don't want to push stereo all the way in because it might not come back out without breaking.
This item was inclued in my radio purchase. It's a good product but was not needed for my particular installation (2003 VW Jetta). I ended up using it for another installation in a GM vehicle.
Pros: Quality made.
Excellent product. Fit nice and tight. Instructions were fairly clear. Tip: Don't be afraid to push hard when inserting bracket/stereo.
Pros: Fitment. Adjustability.
Fits like a glove
Very good and clean dash kit. Looks oem, no gaps at all.
The arms that attach to the radio are a little cheesy, but in my '04 GTI it provides a very tight fit (and I mean tight) for a super clean look.
Pros: Tight, clean fit
Not bad for after market radio
This adapter plate works but there are a couple of key things you can do to make it better. 1) Take the time to wetsand the face of this unit with some 400 then 600 grit sandpaper so it will have a smooth finish like the rest of the dash components. Follow up with some plastic polish like headlight restore polish and then a few coats of flat black spray paint and it will look 100 times better once installed. 2) I had to sand down the little protrusions on the side that click into place to get it to fit....it is a VERY tight fit in the dash and I feel bad for the poor person that ever has to get this thing out (hopefully not me)
Pros: looks great
Cons: tight fit, needs a little DIY to make it match the rest of the dash
I received this product very quickly. It fit on my head unit well and then fit into the dash perfectly. I hadn't bought from Crutchfield in a few years (hadn't needed anything electronic for a little while), and this experience just reminded me how great of a company they are. Their customer service and attention to detail always shines through, even on a small purchase like this. In an age when many businesses put profit over customer satisfaction, Crutchfield puts customer satisfaction first. You can tell they put a lot of thought into everything they do as a company. They stand behind the products they sell, and offer unsurpassed support on them. They are truly in a league of their own.
Pros: Great Fit, Fast Shipping, Awesome Company
Perfect color match, looks perfect, fits perfect
Perfect match in my 2003 GTI, makes the aftermarket radio look like stock - in a good way.
Pros: Great fit, no hassle install, pretty straightforward.
Cons: No documentation for install, or reference for recommended install depth.
Well let's see, I don't see how it is removable, after installation that is. Looks nice and has a tight fit on the 2004 jetta with the monsoon system. Rather tight getting it around the screws but a after that, it's all history because removal is going to involve prying against the dash either breaking the dash or the mounting bracket.
Cons: Unknown removal
easy to use
Using this in my 2002 jetta with Monsoon radio, I had to countersink of the slots where the fasteners are to be used, so that the screw heads will be flush with the sides of the bracket. Otherwise the bracket simply will not fit in the car's dash bracket radio space. Also the size is slightly larger than it needs to be in terms of frame width and height - would look more like factory if all sides were reduced by (very slight) 1/32" inch or so.
Pros: Works and looks fairly similar to factory trim on center console of VW.
Cons: Fit problem due to protrusion of screws (see review). Small look demerit due to edges being very slightly too large - not the same gap and look as the other parts of dash center console.
Hmmm.... easy to use, installs quite easily.... HOWEVER it does not "lock" in place and is not easily removed. If you made a mistake or with to reroute your Bluetooth mic, USB cable, etc., or need any dash work you have a nightmare on your hands. It does not utilize the factory mounting bracket, which would be a better way to go!!! So if your car can accept the mounting bracket with your stereo, I would highly suggest using it!!
Pros: easy easy, too easy!
Cons: Nightmare if you have to remove your car stereo!!!!
This item could not fit any better!!! I'm so glad that I purchased it from CRUTCHFIELD.....
Pros: Perfect Fit
Cons: Didn't but it sooner from Crutchfield any earlier !!! LOL
Instructions poor, could/did not use in 2004 VW R32
Pros: None; unusable part; used generic trim panel that came with radio
Cons: Instructions poor, could/did not use in 2004 VW R32
I could see this being a nice product. For my car (05 Jetta) the fit was too tight. I couldn't get it to work without altering my car. I plan on keeping my unit if I get a new car and didn't want to not be able to put the stock unit back in.
Pros: Clean look, easy to use tight fit.
Cons: Didn't fit in my car (05 Jetta) would have had to alter my car.
Exactly what was needed to make for a painless install of the HU. Fit perfect
Pros: simple, neat, clean looking
This part came free, but it was not at all needed to install a JVC KW-R800BT in a 2003 VW Passat Wagon GLX 4Motion.
Looks great in my MK4 GTI.
Pros: Simple snap in design.
Cons: No way to lock in the deck, just snaps in.
I don't know why Crutchfield even sent this POC. It didn't fit the radio well, didn't fit the double DIN opening, and looked like cheap plastic. The trim ring that came with the radio looks and works better.
worked great with my jetta. no problems looks good
Pros: fits perfect
Cons: front plate you have to glue on
I actually didnt need it for the install. But glad they provided it if I did. 2001 Jetta Sedan
Like I said just didn't need it.
its a kit... i used it, it fits, its free!!!!!
I didn't need this item for the radio i purchased
worked and fit the car and radio nicely.
Cons: color did not match black is not always black
I have a 2003 VW Jetta and I didn't even use the kit because it got in the way.
Cons: Didn't fit with my new JVC double din receiver.
It worked and it was free. But it was cheap plastic and I have my doubts that it really does secure the radio well. I am sure if I ever planned on removing the radio that it will have to be broken to remove, and that the dash will pay a price too. There is no way to remove it except prying against the dash.
Pros: Free with purchase
Cons: Cheap, no way to remove.
Fit is very tight, which I was expecting, however the bezel is really about 2mm too big all the way around, and the texture is too rough to match the rest of the center console.
Pros: Keeps the stereo in place well. Should make it hard to steal.
Cons: Texture and size of the bezel are not the best match for the console.
Nice trim piece added at no additional cost! Easy to use and install.
Pros: Nice trim piece. No additional cost. Easy to use and install.
I am sure this piece works fine, but wasn't needed for the 2001 VW Golf.
Only rated as worthless because it was not needed with the JVC radio purchased. Just caused some confusion on my part as to why I had the part. Did not fit the radio.
Pros: fit VW perfectly
Cons: Not needed for JVC radio and did not fit radio
Considering it's free with a radio purchase, it's a pretty good deal. Spend some time fitting the radio surround to the hole in your dash BEFORE you install the radio. The DD hole in the 2005 and earlier VWs is tight, especially if you have a 2003 or earlier VW with the in dash cup holder. The surround was a little wider and a little taller than the Monsoon head unit that was removed, so it had to be filed and sanded to fit and allow the cup holder to work. The plastic used in the surround is nice and flexible, a file and some 200 to 400 grit sandpaper worked great on it. The plastic responds well to sanding and you can tailor the surround to fit the contours of the hole left by the Monsoon DD unit. I had to take about 1/8" off the top of the unit so the cup holder door would work, and 1/16" off the sides on the corners only so it lined up with the HVAC controls on the bottom and the cup holder door on top. Finally, if you want the surround to almost perfectly match the black color of the cup holder door and the HVAC controls, sand the pebble grain off the face with 400 600 grit sandpaper and then buff with plastic polish. If you spend about 2 hours fitting and detailing this surround it will look almost perfect, better than any other aftermarket head unit install.
Pros: Plastic used on surround is high quality and easy to form and fit, flexible and resists breaking. It's free with radio purchase.
Cons: It's a universal DD install kit, one size fits all, and VWs are a little different, like every car out there.
There just weren't a lot of options to install my Pioneer 4300DVD into my 2003 VW passat W8. This worked for me but it wasn't easy. In order for the head unit and receiver kit to fit into the vehicles stock space I really had to torque down the screws through the kit into the head unit so the screws were flush enough to not catch on the sides of the vehicles stereo hole... get it? That put a lot of pressure on the plastic kit and it began to flex. My concern here is that plastic kit will eventually fail (crack). OK.. It took a lot of patience to get that booger set into the "hole". It will work but it is one heck of a tight fit. Once in I just do not see any way possible to remove it. It's that tight. So, don't worry about theft. lol Anyone who tries to get that out will end up breaking the stereo. Make very sure that your system is working correctly and all cables that you want hooked up are installed (even cables you might not use right away ie. ipod cable.
Pros: Tight fit
Cons: Tight fit
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not sure if the stereo was a direct fit in my 2003 jetta tdi (monsoon) -recommended [ Brandon Jul 08, 2016 ]
The products that Crutchfield recommends, and provides discounts for, are superior quality than those found at their competitors. [ Curtis Apr 17, 2016 ]
It was the only one available that fits my Jetta. Also, the Metra equivilent got bad reviews. [ Trevor Apr 12, 2016 ]
needed for install and was part of the install package [ Seth Apr 02, 2016 ]
Cleaner setup [ Broderick Mar 11, 2016 ]
this part is ideal for my car [ Martin Feb 27, 2016 ]
to make install look like factory install [ Stephen Feb 01, 2016 ]
Needed a dash kit [ Michael Jan 10, 2016 ]
Required to install stereo into dash. [ John Dec 30, 2015 ]
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Sep 08, 2015 ] Staff
The dash kit just snaps into place, so with a little encouragement you can work it back out. [ STEVE Sep 03, 2015 ]
If you originally installed this dash kit, do the installation process in reverse. If someone else was the originally installer, see if Crutchfield will send you the installation manual and then do the instructions in reverse. If I recall correctly, this kit snapped in pretty easily so it shouldn't be to tough to pop back out. Just slide your stereo out and see where the clips are holding it. [ Christopher Sep 02, 2015 ]