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Metra 30-5512 In-dash Receiver Kit

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

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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

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

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1 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

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
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4 out of 5

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.
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4 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

pefrect fit

Written By Darrell, Colorado on Monday, January 27, 2014
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Good directions, easy to install and works.
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5 out of 5

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.
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4 out of 5

Metra 30-5512 In-dash Receiver 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
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3 out of 5

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
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1 out of 5

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
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3 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

Metra 30-5512 In-dash Receiver 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.
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5 out of 5

Satisfied Customer

Written By carnzen, Idaho on Thursday, December 19, 2013
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Worked as advertised
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5 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

Metra 30-5512 In-dash Receiver 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
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5 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

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.
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4 out of 5

radio install kit

Written By Anonymous, hayes virginia on Thursday, June 06, 2013
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Great kit
Pros:
Simple kit
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4 out of 5

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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5 out of 5

Cushxr@gmail.com

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:
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5 out of 5

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
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4 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

Metra 30-5512 In-dash Receiver 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
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1 out of 5

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.
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1 out of 5

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.
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1 out of 5

Metra 30-5512 In-dash Receiver 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
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

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
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1 out of 5

Metra 30-5512 In-dash Receiver 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
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Metra 30-5512 In-dash Receiver 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.
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3 out of 5

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.
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4 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

Metra 30-5512 In-dash Receiver 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.
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5 out of 5

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.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Metra 30-5512 In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By cuz, pulaski,tn on Thursday, October 16, 2008
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bought this for a 1995 f250 fit was easy
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

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.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

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.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

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..
13 out of 20 people found this helpful
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