Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Fits select 1988-97 Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles — single-DIN radios

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Metra 30-5512

This Metra 30-5512 mounting kit allows you to install a single-DIN (2" tall) radio in your vehicle's dash opening. Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this kit is compatible with your vehicle. Warranty: 60 days

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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  • Trim-ring
  • Rear-support bracket
  • C-bracket
  • U-clip
  • Screw
  • Installation Instructions

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Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Rhode Island on Friday, December 12, 2014

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couldnt get it to work i didnt use it

Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written By ElmerB, Arvada,CO on Thursday, December 11, 2014

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The kit fit exactly the way it was suppose to for my vehicle. Sure made the job a lot easier and quicker.

Pros: Not generic, but fit my application perfectly

Cons: None

Install kit works great

Written By Bruce B, Monticello, Utah on Wednesday, June 04, 2014

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This install kit made possible to install my stereo in about ten minutes. Matched up the wires on the radio harness to the install harness on the work bench. So, when I went out to the car it took just minutes to put it in.

Pros: I didn't ruin the wiring in the Bronco so I could put the original radio back in if I sell it later

Cons: Really isn't any Crutchfield supplied everything I needed to put the stereo in and it worked great

Work

Written By John G., Montgomery AL on Sunday, May 25, 2014

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The receiver mouting kit works, but it required some extra effort. I know that even a kit designed and targeted for a specific installation, will have issues from time to time. And this one did. Took a lot fo effort to get the trim ring onto the radio's mounting cage, and then I noticed the trim rimg itself had some casting issues. A quick "adjustment" using a pocket knife got it around the cage and straightened up some edges. Looks O.K. now. The mounting bracket works reasinably well and supports the back of the radio. The specific radio doesn't require a lot of support, being of the "mechless" variety, but it shouldn't ever bounce around the inside of the dash.

In short, the kit is adequate, and it ended up working, but it was not quite effortless.

Good product

Written By MS, Cobb County GA on Tuesday, May 06, 2014

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Made it easier to install.

In dash receiver kit

Written By J.R., Del Rio, TX on Tuesday, April 08, 2014

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I wasn't able to use the whole kit.

Cons: Did not fit. The bracket behind the stereo did not fasten correctly.

almost perfect fit.

Written By me, here on Tuesday, April 01, 2014

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Easy to use,install,and works and fits flawlessly

Does what it's supposed to do

Written By Anonymous, Goose Creek, SC on Saturday, March 08, 2014

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Does what it's supposed to do

matching receiver to fit dash opening

Written By bertf, norwood, ma on Monday, February 10, 2014

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The kit made the new receiver fit in the dash opening of my 1993 F-150 truck. Without it, the radio would had a gap around the outside perimeter of the radio and the dash opening. Gave the part 4 stars because the upper right corner would have been a tighter fit if the it was rounded off instead of squared up.

Pros: fills in the gap between the smaller size radio and the opening in the dash.

Cons: upper right corner of kit doesn't quite fit curved corner of opening.

Decent kit

Written By IslandBoy, Indian River, MI on Sunday, February 09, 2014

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The kit did fit my '94 Ford pickup as advertised. However, it wasn't clear from the instructions whether all pieces had to be used. The information was contradictory. I ended up not using the rear support pieces because they didn't seem to fit neatly in the dash. The Crutchfield instructions alluded to this, but the instructions in the package did not clarify.

Pros: It fits!

Cons: Not 100% clear whether all pcs. needed to be used.

pefrect fit

Written By Darrell, Colorado on Monday, January 27, 2014

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Good directions, easy to install and works.

A must have!

Written By -- Jonathan, Nescopeck, PA on Sunday, January 19, 2014

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The rear mounting bracket makes the installation very secure. The stereo fits much beter in the front than the previous replacement radio as well. There is just a few mm of play without this kit. Having as part of the install makes a world of difference.

Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written By Chuck M, Minneapolis MN on Friday, January 17, 2014

Item easy to use slight trim of face plate but easy to install

Dash Kit

Written By JonF, Huntersville, NC on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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This dash kit was easy enough to install... after trimming all of the excess flash off of the plastic parts. Once trimmed and installed the receiver seems secure and looks good.

Pros: Simple installation

Cons: Excess flash on plastic parts

very poor

Written By robbie, Myerstown, PA on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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This product did NOT meet my expectations. It is quite possible to mount an aftermarket stereo more securely by simply pushing it into the dash.

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Looks redneck, performs poorly, if at all, costs more than it is worth

Minor Modification required

Written By SEUT, Moab, Utah on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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Faceplate needed to be trimmed up with a razor knife, no big deal. The bracket that holds up the rear end of the stereo needed minor modifications. As installed initially it would have made the stereo sag. I brought it up about a centimeter on the plastic piece and all went well.

Pros: It worked fine

Cons: Needed trimming and slight modification.

easy install

Written By Henry H, Mechanicsville Md. on Sunday, December 29, 2013

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fits right' looks great

Pros: simple install in minutes

Cons: none

Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Westfield, IN on Tuesday, December 24, 2013

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Greatly simplified the installation of my new receiver into my 96 F150.

Satisfied Customer

Written By carnzen, Idaho on Thursday, December 19, 2013

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Worked as advertised

Easy to Install

Written By YOUAGAIN55, Atlanta, GA on Thursday, November 07, 2013

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Made the install very easy works great and does what it is suppose to.

Pros: Works good

Cons: none

nice kit

Written By Jurgen, Sparks, NV on Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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easy too install, everything works perfect.

Pros: simple and easy

Cons: none

Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written By steven, reno nevada on Sunday, October 20, 2013

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you can not install a stereo with out this install kit works great very happy

Worked Very Well!

Written By Anonymous, Cottonwood, CA on Tuesday, October 01, 2013

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Very easy to install. Took less than five minutes! Perfect fit. Highly recommend for my 94 Ford F150.

Pros: Easy, simple, just worked perfectly!

Cons: None.

Instal kit

Written By Hillbilly Jim, Grasston, MN on Saturday, August 10, 2013

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Good instructions, made instal a breeze!

Pros: Everything fit/worked perfect

Cons: None

In-dash receiver kit

Written By BBates, Reno, Nevada on Monday, August 05, 2013

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Crutchfield knows what parts you need and sends the correct parts.

Pros: Great product worked as described, easy installation.

Cons: None

Great Kit !

Written By Tim, Kearney, Husker Nation on Thursday, August 01, 2013

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The title says it all. Rear support assembly was not needed for my '92 Town Car installation.

Pros: Perfect fit and look.

Cons: None.

radio install kit

Written By Anonymous, hayes virginia on Thursday, June 06, 2013

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Great kit

Pros: Simple kit

Fird In-dash reciever kit

Written By BertW, Bremerton WA on Sunday, May 12, 2013

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Installs as easy as you could want

Pros: Fits the factory features well.

Cons: I gave up on the rear clip as the air ducting made it impossible to manipulate while installing the radio.

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Written By Cushxr, Brighton, mi on Wednesday, May 08, 2013

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Get it

Pros: Allows nicer, much more solid installation than rovided for with basic radio.

Cons: .

Perfect Fit

Written By JoeS, Rolla, MO on Friday, April 19, 2013

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Trim piece was a perfect fit in my '94 F-150.

Pros: Fit

Cons: None

Good kit

Written By Good kit, Whitehouse,tx on Saturday, March 09, 2013

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Good constructed a little difficult to install but good kit

Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written By Jason, Southern Minnesota on Friday, September 14, 2012

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clean, solid install!

Pros: All parts fit like a glove for my 96 Ford Bronco

Cons: none

INSTALLATION KIT

Written By Anonymous, California on Friday, September 07, 2012

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The Rear Support Bracket design is basically useless. There is no way to keep the bracket retained on the support rail during installation. Fortunately, the radio appears to be adequately "supported" by the DIN sleeve so the bracket can be left out.

In-dash Receiver kit

Written By Norm, San Jose, CA on Saturday, September 01, 2012

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I did not end up needing these parts at all. The brace for the rear of the radio had no relation to what was inside the dash on my car. I ended up removing the black bezel after a week, as the piece on my dashboard that went over the radio did not fit properly with the bezel installed. I ended up using the black bezel that came with the radio that snaps on the front.

Cons: Not needed for my vehicle.

Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Mystic CT on Friday, August 24, 2012

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The plastic Piece is wrong for the 89 T-Bird. I had to use the piece attached to the origianl radio to make unit fit

A necessity

Written By PaulG, Huntsville, AL on Monday, June 25, 2012

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This kit performs two vital functions - (1) rear support and (2) horizontal stability. Rear support keeps the radio from placing the weight of the back entirely on the plastic trim holding it in place around the faceplate. the clip grabs positive hold of the radio body at the rear and ties it in to the dashboard very well. The trim ring in front kelps keep the radio from vibrating out of its adapter sleeve and ties the radio faceplate into the dashboard decor perfectly.

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: None

Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written By Shaunt, Gillette, Wy on Tuesday, February 07, 2012

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The install kit did not work. The in dash slide bracket was the wrong size and the outer bezel was unneccessary

Just what I needed.

Written By Daren, Oregon on Sunday, February 05, 2012

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This kit was great for my 95 F150. I did use the trim ring and it was a good looking install. It went in tight, but that's how I like it. Getting the c clamp to hook on the stereo was a challenge, but I was able to take the glovebox out and reach thru that opening to the back of the stereo and push the clamp onto the back of the stereo as the stereo entered the opening. I did have trouble getting the screw into the little nut clip that came with it. Something there just is not quite right, but I was able to muscle it into place.

Pros: Great install kit.

Cons: Screw did not want to screw into the nut clip very easily. May not have been a matching set.

In Dash Receiver Kit

Written By ArtR, TN on Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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I received the kit with a receiver that was ordered through Crutchfield for a 1995 Ford F150.Worked great and gives a factory install look.

Ford Receiver Trim KIt

Written By m-will, Colorado Front Range on Sunday, June 19, 2011

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Great Kit! This kit supplies the needed trim pieces to make the install look professional when one replaces the stock head unit with an aftermarket. The black trim kit fills in the gaps perfectly that would otherwise show if no trim kit is used. The adapter for changing over the Ford DIN unit to aftermarket works like a champ.

In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By Rob, Peyton, CO on Friday, February 04, 2011

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Used this kit for a new Kenwood CD player installed in a 1996 Ford F250. Kit worked
great and looks nice. Easy to follow instructions. Would recommend this kit to anyone.

good to have

Written By Chuck, Central Florida on Sunday, October 17, 2010

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Worked well with install and turned out good. The only thing is the black plastic piece that
mounts on the back of radio and slides on guide rail was looser than the oem one I removed.
But all in all it worked like it is susposed to.

Fits Fine

Written By Joe, Long Island, NY on Tuesday, October 05, 2010

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I didn't need the bezel, although It would have fit. The rear bracket was easy
to install and supports the radio from behind.

Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written By Meri, Crescent City, CA on Monday, May 03, 2010

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After sliding in the sleeve there was no room to attach the clip as the sleeve covered up the rail. The instructions should have mentioned to attach it first and push it out of the way. But it would have been hard to attach to the unit after starting to slide it in.

in dash receiver kit

Written By Anonymous, Kentucky on Friday, January 15, 2010

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Very good kit. Used on 1997 F150. The rear bracket didn't fit, the unit would not push in all the way. Removed it and there still was enough support to hold unit in place.

Not Needed

Written By BrentOz, Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, October 31, 2009

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This kit was included with my new car Radio order
as a complimentary addition.
I did not need to use them
but I felt better that I might have had options.

Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written By William, North Port, FL on Saturday, April 18, 2009

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I received this product as a freebie with my Kenwood purchase. What a deal! It worked out great. The plastic rear slider bracket didn't fit my application (1990 T-Bird), but I was able to use the OEM bracket anyway. My Kenwood looks like a factory install with this kit.

mercury install kit

Written By Bradley, Niantic, Illinois on Wednesday, April 08, 2009

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The kit fit well and installation was fast and easy. I like dealing with Crutchfield because whenever you purchase a product they supply all of the necessities to do a good clean job putting it in my car.

Metra 30-5512 Dash Kit

Written By cuz, pulaski,tn on Thursday, October 16, 2008

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bought this for a 1995 f250 fit was easy

F Series mounting kit

Written By David, Stow, MA on Thursday, February 14, 2008

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For the most part kit is good except for the rear slide bracket. This is the bracket that attaches to the rear of the radio and supports the rear of the radio. This bracket is poorly made as it broke once I tried to slide the radio into place leaving the rear of the radio with no support. The original bracket from Ford is way better made and stronger but can not be used.

An E-Z Install

Written By adambomb1701, Staten Island, New York on Monday, November 28, 2005

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This kit (and the wiring harness) made installing a receiver in my car a snap. For my car (a 1991 Tempo), the C-bracket was needed to support the back of the receiver. The front trimplate was not required, but the receiver sure looks a lot better with it installed.

Simple to use !!

Written By Palehorse95, Church Hill , TN on Monday, July 18, 2005

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This kit came free with my order , and was very , very simple to use.. The "C" bracket and mount are not even needed , but you can use it if you are a details kinda person..

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