Metra 88-00-9000 Dash Kit

Fits select 1987-04 vehicles — single-DIN radio dash pocket

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Metra 88-00-9000

This dash pocket fills in the space left by your factory radio when you 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. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

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Metra 88-00-9000 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Minnesota on Monday, October 19, 2015

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Does what it does, decent quality. Has some little holes in the back, not sure why but they don't seem to get in the way.

metra 88 dash kit in 99 miata

Written By Michael, New York on Tuesday, June 02, 2015

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Hey nice place to put the iPhone, looks good and makes the install nice.

Pros: Came with the radio Free, fits the car, holds pens and iPhone.

Cons: None

Just the thing!

Written By TomT, Ohio on Sunday, May 24, 2015

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Placed my order one afternoon and received my shipment in just 2 days. I used the largest faceplate trim piece and installed this in my '99 Mustang GT, in the lower DIN where the CD player used to be. Now I have a convenient place to put my wallet and iPhone. Thank you, Crutchfield!

Pros: Fast delivery and quick and easy installation.

Cons: None

Metra 88-00-9000 Dash Kit

Written By CanTn, Tennessee on Sunday, March 29, 2015

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Fit perfectly, which is great because finding stereo parts for my '96 Volvo 850 Turbo has been tough!

Dash Kit

Written By Stuart M, Kansas on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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Works well with the radio, and fitment was good

Pros: Cost and fit


Written By B, Stuart, NE on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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It was easy to assemble and it looks good

Dash Pocket Disaster

Written By David F., California on Sunday, March 22, 2015

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If I could choose No stars, that's what this "product" would get. Installed the correct faceplate for my Volvo V40 and immediately one tab broke off. I pushed the pocket in with faceplate on and it popped back out... no clicking noises. I pushed it in firmly, popped back out. I pushed it in Really Firmly, popped out. Okay, I pried the faceplate off, carefully... another tab broke off. I tried using the other two faceplates... no difference. I tried it without Any faceplate... the whole pocket goes way in. So it "fits," sort of but just sits there sticking out about 3/8". Looks dumb. Cheap, cheap product.

Pros: Clear instructions. Glad this version does not have the CD slots in it. Finish is okay but doesn't match the stereo faceplate.

Cons: Doesn't fit my Volvo properly, won't snap in and stay there. Cheap quality plastic; broke two tabs off... and I was being careful. Wasted a lot of time trying to make it work. I hope there is a different pocket kit that works. The one-size-fits-all compromises all installations. I'd pay twice as much for something that works.

Crutchfield response on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.


Written By Anonymous, Monkton, MD on Sunday, December 28, 2014

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Did not fit this car,even though it was advertised as it would. Directions were not even close. Spent over 90 minutes trying different configurations. Make it work to some degree but it doesn't look that great, and double back tape is holding the trim ring on. Should have purchased a radio that fit the entire opening.

Pros: None

Cons: Sell a product that actually fits the vehicle as advertised. Create better quality directions.

Metra 88-00-9000 Dash Kit

Written By JamesR, Rohnert Park, CA on Monday, October 13, 2014

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The install kit made for a great install. Love the fact that it has ISO mount capability. Looks like a solid install. Mounted the brackets incorrectly at first which caused the screws to not tighten as much as I would have liked. Take your time and read carefully.

Dash pocket kit

Written By Scott W., Tehachapi, CA on Thursday, October 09, 2014

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Just what I needed.

Pros: Pretty good fit - not perfect. East to install with some mods.

Cons: None

07 Volvo 850 wagon

Written By Kevin, Orlando on Saturday, July 26, 2014

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It slid right in and looks like it came from the factory.

Pros: fits well, looks good

Acceptable Solution But Fragile

Written By IanW, Houston, TX on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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The directions for modifying the brackets and assembling this for my 1994 Volvo 850 were straightforward, but the plastic mounting tabs are fragile and the screw holes strip easily. One tab broke off despite my careful attempt to snap the trim ring onto the pocket. Also, the screws are very short so there's a thin line between catching enough threads in the side bracket mount holes vs. stripping them out. Loctite Plastic Bonder (two part epoxy that works with ABS) came to the rescue in both cases. I filled the screw holes with epoxy, then put the side brackets in place after buttering them with more epoxy and gently reinstalled the screws. I then spread more around the opening of the pocket before snapping the trim ring back in place, then packed the mount tab pockets full of epoxy. After sitting overnight the assembly was ready to install. It mostly snaps into place though if you put your hand in the pocket and push up and down it will pop loose. I can live with this as it makes for easier instrument panel access as-needed. The trim panel sticks out more than did the factory radio, but approximates my aftermarket stereo so it is acceptable and looks good. Overall this pocket was acceptable because it was "free," but I would have been dissatisfied had I paid for it.

Pros: Good - for the price; alternative to gaping hole in dash

Cons: Fragile tabs; screw holes strip easily; square holes in four rear corners of pocket that small objects could fall through

Metra 88-00-9000 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, 08520 on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Worked okay.

Excellent Fit

Written By Anonymous, Forestville, MD on Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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This was exactly what I needed to fit my new system into my car. I am totally car stereo clueless and I knew I could trust Crutchfield to make sure I had what I needed.

Fits great, looks great.

Written By Ben M, Herrin, IL on Monday, December 02, 2013

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Fits properly and looks very nice. Don't think about it, just buy it.

Pros: Fits great, looks great!

Cons: none

Metra 88-00-9000 Dash Kit

Written By stan, Columbus OH on Saturday, September 07, 2013

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I was hooking it up for my friend's Honda Passport but had a problem with the spacers. It is a cheap looking product, but it is ok for the price.

Pros: ok for the price.

Cons: Ordered it for a Honda 2000 Passport but it did not have any instructions for it. The spacer's also did not fit well.

Nice kit!

Written By BobbyC, New Castle, PA on Saturday, August 24, 2013

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The pocket that I received to fill an "extra" hole left by my old CD player looks great! Looks stock-very professional!

Great to Have

Written By BrianT, Windsor Locks, Ct on Thursday, August 01, 2013

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The kit includes everything you might need installing your radio.

Pros: Everything included

Cons: None

good spacer

Written By Max, Oak Park, IL on Friday, July 19, 2013

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It does what it needs to. Only problem is that when I first put it in, the face that I attached based on my car liked to pop off. The face is basically what prevents the radio from sliding out so I wanted this to be secure. Well after several minutes of fiddling with it, all the little tabs that are on the back of the face snapped off. So I put some jb weld on the face and attached it to the pocket. Works great.

weak material

Written By Anonymous, martinsville, va on Saturday, July 06, 2013

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Product very cheap. Broke while trying to seat properly. Not entire piece broke, but little faceplate that snaps on was made of weak material.

Pros: Fit

Cons: Weak material, breaks easily

In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By Skully, Promise City,IA on Monday, July 01, 2013

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Great Pruduct Fits perfect in my 01 altima and looks great

Pros: none

Cons: none

Does what it was designed todo

Written By apltech, Cedar Park, Texas on Saturday, June 29, 2013

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Snapped and screwed together, no problems

Pros: ease of install

Cons: none

Fits 98 mustang perfect!

Written By Nate, California on Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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This part got my 98 mustang perfectly. No issues at all. Easy to install. Seems sturdy enough. Looks good!

Wrong parts

Written By MC, Dallas, TX on Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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These things are usually no brainers - however, this one came with two left brackets and no right bracket. So... useless. Luckily I was replacing an aftermarket stereo and could use the older pocket.

Pros: It's... black.

Cons: Poor quality control of packing made this one unusable.

Worth the price, but...

Written By Mike, Maine on Monday, May 06, 2013

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This item is easily worth price. It did the job, but was cheap looking and the fitment was just OK. I would have gladly paid more for something with higher quality.

Pros: Inexpensive. Worth the purchase price.

Cons: Cheap looking and the fitment was just OK. Installation instructions were very poor.


Written By ldrmanbgft, Stuarts Draft VA on Sunday, April 21, 2013

I like it very much. I can put my ipod and remote in it.

Good enough for the purpose

Written By RichardC, West Milford, NJ on Monday, April 08, 2013

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The dash pocket works fine. It is not a high quality piece, but installed, it is fine. There are little holes in the back that allow dust and debris to fall through, but probably not a big issue. It did fit properly, but the instructions were a little fuzzy. However, it is not that hard to figure out as the parts are labeled left and right, and you can adjust it if it doesn't fit as you expect. Installed it looks and functions fine. I cdon't think there are higher quality dash pockets out there, so it is what it is, and it works on the Pathfinder dash perfectly.

Pros: Lightweight, correct color and fit for Pathfinder. Color looks right for dash and radio.

Cons: Fuzzy instructions, a gap that is a little larger than expected, though installed, does not really detract from look or function. .

Metra 88-00-9000 Dash Kit

Written By jlonashy, Nashville, TN on Monday, February 18, 2013

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Perfect fit. Crutchfield rocks! Super helpful!!!!

Junk - Installed on 98 Mustang

Written By Bob, PA on Tuesday, February 05, 2013

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This thing is junk. It assembled easily, but the whole thing is brittle as can be. The fingers on the face place that lock into the pocket all broke off within 24 hours of installation. The pocket didn't fit perfectly in the slot underneath my radio and when I tried to re-attach it the face plate broke off.

Pros: Nice pocket to stash a phone, other small items.

Cons: Made with cost in mind - this thing WILL break, and easily.

Not bad at all for a 1996 Volvo 960

Written By Managing to Keep Old Cars Running for the Kids, Washington DC on Monday, December 31, 2012

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Feels a little flimsy, and the allegation in other reviews that it's brittle may be correct. This isn't a terribly sturdy piece of plastic. On the other hand, in our application (1996 Volvo 960 -- as the bottom half of a replacement that included a single din radio to replace the double din OEM radio/cassette player), it doesn't really need to be. Paired with a JVC Arsenal KDAHD75BT, the pocket and included bezel trim fit perfectly and gives the new radio a completely custom look. Beware the holes in the back; they're great for the permanent feed of a USB cable if you need it, but they also mean that small items may fall through the holes. One might consider taping over the holes (black electrical tape would work) before installing, at least on the bottom edge, to deal with that. Might have made sense to have the holes on only the top of the unit, but they are on both top and bottom so one has to deal with them. In the photos, the pocket appears to have CD/DVD dividers. Not in the unit shipped to me, and I was pleased about that -- smooth edges make for a cleaner pocket. I thought it was worth the price, but I'm not installing it in a late model expensive car. The trim pieces were a surprisingly good fit. That was enough.

Pros: Price; trim suitability for replacing the OEM radio unit

Cons: Holes at the back -- good for wires, bad for small objects falling out of the bottom of the unit

Dash Pocket

Written By bigb, valdosta, ga on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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Crutchfield sent this for my volvo s40 and it doesn't fit in to the pocket as it should. Its really flimsy and cheaply made. I would not suggest wasting time shipping these out to customers.

Metra 88-00-9000 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, bedford, pa on Saturday, October 20, 2012

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worked perfectly

Metra 88-00-9000 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, arvada co 80004 on Thursday, October 11, 2012

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Had to modified to fit properly in a 2000 volvo s40

dash pocket

Written By steve, napa, ca. on Thursday, September 20, 2012

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easy to install. looks great.

poor quality

Written By headloss, Chicago on Saturday, September 15, 2012

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The required face plate for Nissan did not fit due to poor casting of the plastic part. There was a deformity which prevented one of the hooks from engaging. I discovered this only after the hook snapped off. I filed the extra plastic away, which shouldn't have been there in the first place, and then it fit snug. I used a two part epoxy to reenforce the corner with the broken hook. Before assembly, verify that there is no excess material behind any of the four hooks, so that you can avoid the same headache.

Pros: Doesn't look terrible installed.

Cons: Poor manufacturing. Poor quality control. Does not fit due to deformity in plastic.

What a piece of junk!

Written By Joe C, Midland, TX on Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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In my Volvo S40, it would not snap into the dash, and the faceplate snaps broke off, like the other reviewers. Embarrassing that Crutchfield is selling this, since their kits normally work great.

Pros: If it worked, it would fill al hole perfectly.

Cons: Very poor quality.

Very cheap and no instructions for suzuki install

Written By 53rdcard, knoxville tn on Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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the install instructions did not include anything for suzuki, but this was included with the install kit i received, i was able to still make it work. The snap in front bezel broke while just trying to snap it in, i ended up superglue it into place.

All in all, this was a very cheaply made product.

Pros: free, not really any others.

Cons: cheap plastic not meant for my vehicle but was sent anyway, and can be adapted parts are super cheap and break very easily

dash pocket

Written By jimmy g, london ky on Thursday, July 12, 2012

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didnt need to use ,not for my vehicle

Diddnt fit

Written By Daveherz827, Fairfield ct 06825 on Saturday, June 30, 2012

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Diddnt fit in my dash even though it says it should. Had to super glue it in there which I wasn't happy about. It's also made of cheap plastic and the tabs snapped easily. One of them was broken in the box. It was free so whatever.

Pros: Holds my stuff

Cons: Looks terrible.

Metra 88-00-9000 Dash Kit

Written By Ben, Danville,Ky on Thursday, June 28, 2012

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Kinda cheap

Broken tabs

Written By neilca, Marietta, GA on Monday, June 25, 2012

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I have bought three of these kits and all have had broken tabs

Pros: It would work great if the tabs didn't break

Cons: Tabs break


Written By Landon, Kansas on Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fits really well, but isn't supported in the back. It clips in the socket then is held on by just the clipped on faceplate, which broke. Now it just wobbles around inside the console.

Pros: Fits well and is easy to install.

Cons: Breaks easily and is made of cheap plastic. CDs don't fit well in the interior slots. Warps when car is hot.

Perfect for Volvo

Written By Perfect for 99 Volvo V-70, Liberalville MA on Saturday, June 16, 2012

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Fits perfect, actually SNAPPED into Place....

Pros: works

not made for vehicross

Written By bobby digital, indiana on Monday, April 02, 2012

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nice dash pocket but was not made to fit in an isuzu vehicross - i modified it with longer screws and spacers and it looks nice, but that's just because im awesome

Pros: looks nice if you are awesome like me

Cons: wasnt made exactly for my vehicle

Piece of Junk!

Written By Blake B., Atlanta, Ga on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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This kit is not very good at all. the Plastic is fine but the screws supplied for the adaptors are incredibly small and do not hold effectively. I only have one side of the plastic pocket screwed in because the small screws did not bite into the material. The holes were also easily stripped. Definitely not a quality piece.

Pros: fit into the dash

Cons: the screws/ adaptors were weak instructions were not clear leaves a gap between the new stereo and the filler plastic pocket


Written By Anonymous, Canton, GA on Tuesday, February 07, 2012

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So glad I got it, as it enables me to use my preferred radio instead of the cheap factory version! One downside was that I had to leave the nice faceplate off my radio, but it's just because of size compromise. Good purchase!

Pros: Fits well, deep pocket, can hold practically anything

Cons: Size compromise for my radio faceplate

2000 Nissan Altima Dash Pocket

Written By Patrick, Warwick, NY on Wednesday, February 01, 2012

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Went with the pocket instead of a flat filler plate. Nice place to store things. The provided screws did not fit but replacements were easily obtained locally.

Pros: Yet another compartment to put stuff in. Looks good once installed.

Cons: Package came with incorrect mounting screws. Plastic is a little on the cheap side. Could be better.

1 Din Conversion

Written By Radio Tech, Charlotte, NC on Wednesday, February 01, 2012

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all the pieces fit together well, looks better than factory. The Quality is cheap, flimsy pocket things seem to slide out pretty easy. It the future I would find a better quality pocket.

Pros: easy to install

Cons: Poor Quality.

Not Good

Written By Mike, Tennessee on Monday, January 30, 2012

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This pocket is terrible. It is just a very generic item that is poorly engineered to fit multiple vehicles. The pocket did not fit the dash requiring me to modify the dash. The pocket requried me to epoxy the face plate to the box and the mount brackets to the box because the original snap together and screw in parts were so loose that only a small amount of pressure caused the face plate to "pop off" allowing the pocket to fall back into the dash. Ultimately the pocket required a substantial amount of work and it is marginal at best.


Written By jason, Reno,Nv on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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installs easy and is convent

Didn't fit according to directions

Written By BillC, Mount Pleasant, SC on Thursday, January 19, 2012

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I doubt this is the correct pocket for my model. When I assembled it according to the directions, it did not fit the stock mounts in my 1999 Altima. I had to change some things around and turn it upside down to make it fit, then the screws didn't line up right, but I mat it work. I was very surprised with Crutchfield. Usually everything fits like it was made to be there and you can't tell it isn't stock.

Pros: It's there and holds stuff.

Cons: Didn't really fit properly.

good but flimsy

Written By jason, bozeman,mt on Saturday, August 27, 2011

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great dash pocket looks awesome! very clean but i must say be careful and look for what screws to use as the other size will strip and ruin the install, other than that do it right and it looks amazing.

Metra 88-00-9000 Dash Kit

Written By DanB, Long Beach, CA on Monday, August 08, 2011

Dash pocket fits in nicely to take up the extra space left by the OE radio. the tabs on the front trim bezel are delicate and break off easily. Could be sturdier.

Did not use

Written By LeeA, Seabrook, TX on Saturday, July 16, 2011

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It was nice that this was included. But, the factory pocket accepted the new JVC head unit, and my daughter (it is her vehicle) liked the factory pocket better.

Nice, but not needed nor used.

No cd slots, nice!!

Written By Brian, Tucson, Az on Tuesday, July 05, 2011

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The one I received does not have the cd slots as some have complained about. My only issue is that the screws that hold the brackets to the dash pocket are not either long enough or the right screws, they just fall out. I used glue. I did not feel this hurt the product that much as it still works great.

Unexpected but Welcome addition.

Written By scottnarli, Arlington, Massachusetts on Sunday, July 03, 2011

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This completes the job. I had a nearly identical kit in my car from a previous owner. I I added a small styrofoam square on the underside of the inserted part for added support. Looks great. I will reserve my judgement to see how it functions over time.

Metra 88-00-9000 Dash Kit

Written By Dave, Salt Lake City, UT on Sunday, April 24, 2011

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I had a few problems with this pocket that required me to carve up the factory trim panel to get it wide enough to fit. The 1/4 inch screws were not long enough to attach the side brackets so I glued them on with Superglue. Additionally the holes did not line up with any of the existing holes in the factory frame so I had to drill holes in the frame to match the pocket. Had I purchased this I would have returned it but since Crutchfield thows in all of the parts needed to do the job - I made it work.

Worked well for my 1998 Volvo V70

Written By PatrickM, San Francisco, CA on Monday, April 11, 2011

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Worked well for my Volvo 1998 V70. The install looks clean and neat, almost

Low Quality

Written By ghake, Snoqualmie, Wa on Thursday, March 24, 2011

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The holes in the back aren't big enough to snake any cables through. My stereo has rear USB so I had to use a dremel to make the hole bigger to get the USB through.

Side mounts have 3 screws that don't tighten and seem low quality.

The faceplate piece on mine has completely broken off and now the pocket falls back into my dashboard and needs replaced.

I did get the unit for free when I ordered a stereo setup, but even so, it is a very low quality piece.

nice sized pocket, cheap mounting brackets

Written By easttenn, TN on Wednesday, March 02, 2011

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I like the fact that Crutchfield offers this pocket to fill the void if you are
replacing a double DIN receiver with a single DIN design. The pocket itself is
sturdy since it's one piece of plastic, but the mounting brackets for mine
attached with three tiny screws that never tightened up since they just spun in
the plastic.

I can't imagine the brackets holding up long if any kind of force was applied to
the pocket, so I'd recommend also adding a layer of glue between the bracket and
the pocket, then using the screws to simply hold it all in place.

Metra 88-00-9000 Dash Kit

Written By Mitch K, Carol Stream, Il on Saturday, February 19, 2011

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The quality was good , however, we did not need anything in the kit fo our
installation .

Doesn't fit Isuzu Rodeo Sport

Written By Jim M, Florida on Sunday, February 06, 2011

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This kit is quite sturdy and I like the way in which the radio mounted to it,
sadly it did not fit the Isuzu Rodeo Sport (nor I am sure it's sister the Honda
as advertised. The difference in fit was enough to where it could not even be
modified to work. The Crutchfield sales rep was very helpful and found the
proper kit made by the same company, but it is not available through
Crutchfield. I was able to find a kit locally by a different manufacturer, that
fit correctly but it seems a bit flimsier than this one. I am sure for the
other vehicles listed it is a great kit.

Metra 88-00-9000 Dash Kit

Written By mai, nyc on Sunday, January 30, 2011

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fitted just right


Written By Joe, Toms River, NJ on Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?) guys rock! This installation kit made everything fit and look perfect.
Thanks again for another great product.

Metra 88-00-9000 Dash Kit

Written By MC, Houston, TX on Friday, December 03, 2010

A packet of the smaller screws was missing. Luckily, I keep a large tray of misc. screws
I've accumulated over 20 years. I had what I needed to finish the job. Other than that, it
works as designed.

Metra 88-00-9000 Dash Kit

Written By MichaelW, Gainesville, FL on Monday, November 22, 2010

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Serviceable, but temper your expectations. Interior design with flanges for CD holding is
a nice idea, but limits the space for anything but this purpose. Who carries around three
CD jewel cases anymore? Small holes in back need to be covered so that small
objects, should they end up in the box do not disappear into behind the dash oblivion.
There are an assortment of trim options which is nice, but the one I picked keeps
popping off. It does what it is supposed to do, so it gets a three, but it is definitely a
cheap piece of flimsy plastic. If you are a hard core officianado stay away. If you're
looking for a workable option, this will suffice. Frankly, the $20 price tag is obscene.


Written By CaseyH, Littleton, CO on Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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I figured "Sweet, now I don't need to run to the store and get one". Wrong. This thing not
only feels cheap, but it has factory holes in the back to ensure losing things inside your
dash. It hardly even stays mounted. Literally, every time I grab something out of it it falls
apart. I can tell what the manufacturer was trying to do here, but they seriously came
short of creating a quality product.

Not what I had in mind

Written By Mike M, NJ on Thursday, September 30, 2010

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So I just ordered my head unit from Crutchfield, and I'm very happy with it along with the fast shipping and service I received from Crutchfield. This is not the first headunit I've installed, so I didn't require any tech support. Everything is great with the new headunit, except for this piece. Maybe it has to do with the layout of my car or something, but this pocket is not like others I've installed in the past. This is just one piece that sits under the headunit, instead of entrapping the headunit itself. This means i had to bolt the headunit in permanently, unless I want to pull the car apart again, I wont be able to easily slide it out. Which isn't a huge deal for me, but my main problem is, this dash pocket has left a space in between the pocket and the radio itself. Now I dont know if this is because of the old Bose headunit that was in there before it or what, but know I gotta figure out how to cover this gap up. It's not a huge gap, maybe 3 mm in height, but its enough to annoy me a bit. Just a fore warning


Written By Matt H, East Tennessee on Monday, September 13, 2010

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This dash pocket is cheap. The face plate that goes around the pocket cracked and now theres only three clips holding instead of 4 and that basically makes that side slid right off so it looks terrible. The manual says to break off two certain clips for european cars, following the directions I did this. Now it doesn't seem to fit as snug as it should meaning I can jiggle in and out about 1/8".

perfect fit

Written By Dan, Pasadena, MD on Thursday, July 22, 2010

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Perfect fit for my 1996 Volvo 960 sedan. Easy to install and looks factory installed. Perfectly happy with it.

Free but...

Written By Gregg, Lewis Center, OH on Monday, January 04, 2010

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Although free with the stereo purchase, I still had to modify the trim plate on my 96 Maxima to get it to fit, then the hole line up with the factory bracket was off. Sheesh...
Finish look is acceptable, hopefully it will stay in place.

Slightly flimsy, poor hardware included

Written By countreno, Columbia, MO on Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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If you plan on using this kit, do yourself a favor right off the bat and go get
a little bag of #8 x 3/8" pan head phillips screws ($2 max). You'll strip the
plastic with the too-short ones that come with the kit. Otherwise, the
thing's just kinda flimsy, especially compared to the other adapters I looked
at over at the big-box stores. Still, it was free, and since I read the reviews
first and got my own screws, it went right in with no worries.

2000 Volvo S70

Written By Joey, Wickatunk, NJ on Sunday, May 17, 2009

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Perfect fit for my 2000 S70. Very easy to install.

Metra 88-00-9000 Dash Kit

Written By Travis, Arkansas on Saturday, April 11, 2009

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I was putting it in a 96 Maxima and the brakets that screw into the cubby hole itself are tiny. They have one 360 degree thread that popped out when I was sliding it in. I had to basically use the weight of the reciever to hold it into place. That was only a couple of months ago, so we'll see how it works over time.

Volvo 1998 V70XC install

Written By Paul, Germantown Hills, IL on Wednesday, March 04, 2009

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This kit made installation a piece of cake. Excellent.

Install for a Volvo V70

Written By Jim, Chicago, IL on Monday, February 09, 2009

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Dash pocket fit with very little modification to the dash. Parts worked as promised.

Dash Kit Don't Fit

Written By Rick, Myrtle Beach, SC on Sunday, February 08, 2009

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First the screws were to short to hold the side brackets on. Second the secondary brackets are the wrong ones for the Nissan, Third, there is still a 1/2 inch gap after it is finally in. Kit needs a lot of work to look and fit right. This one does not fit at all.

Do yourself a favor.

Written By angusperformance, Seattle, WA on Monday, February 02, 2009

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Buy 6 longer screws before you start.

I installed this in my Volvo but ran into a problem with the screws supplied with this unit. They were far too short to hold the thing together. I installed the clips with some longer screws and a few drops of super glue.

After installing it sure seems like it could fit a little tighter. That said, it was free and it does the job.

Worked OK for Me

Written By Ted, Memphis, TN on Friday, January 30, 2009

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Used this in conjunction with a new stereo purchase. It was installed in a 1996 Volvo and worked like a champ. My nephew helped with entire installation. He once worked for a big box retailer as an installer, and he was very impressed with the results. So was my wife.

Metra 88-00-9000 Dash Kit

Written By michael, Greeley, CO on Sunday, January 11, 2009

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This is a decent attempt at converting most any vehicle with the same kit.

I have a '98 Nissan Altima which uses the same setup as the '00 and mine went in almost perfectly. The one problem I had was the screws that attach the box to the brackets in the set were too short. So I headed to my local hardware store and bought enough screws to do this kit 10 times over for around a buck.

The rest of the kit was a snap and the faceplate looks very nice, almost stock, on my dash. Wish the kit was slightly more customized, but I understand that it would cost too much as well.

Nothing I could use

Written By hendro, Riverton, UT on Saturday, November 01, 2008

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I have a 2000 Nissan Altima. The screws are not long enough to connect the tabs on the side to the pocket. There was not enough room around the radio to place the trim. So I scrapped the whole thing and put back in the little cubby hole that came with the original radio.

Time for new pocket

Written By Ron, LaPlata, MD on Monday, September 08, 2008

First the good news, the Sony stereo, removal & installation instructions, and wiring harness all worked perfectly.
Now the bad news, the pocket and stereo trim were not even close to fitting properly. I have installed 2 other car stereos w/ pockets from Crutchfields with no problems. This stereo now really looks like and aftermarket, with the missing trim ring. This left me wondering about my next car stereo purchase.

Pretty lame

Written By Curtis, Dallas, Texas on Saturday, September 06, 2008

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Please add $10 to the price, and up the quality. The snap in connectors broke within seconds of trying to assemble. Super glue did a nice job, but discolered it a bit. A large part of a quality stereo is the look of the install.

Metra 88-00-9000 Dash Kit

Written By Jim, Pikeville, KY on Friday, August 08, 2008

This product did not fit my 1996 Maxima as I hoped it would. I have an awesome Clarion stereo and a less than average filler pocket below it. The Nissan clip on trim did not fit correctly with the trim on the dash.

Okay, but...

Written By Alex, Philadelphia, PA on Wednesday, August 06, 2008

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I bought this kit and the wiring harness from Crutchfield for my 1997 Nissan Maxima (with Bose System) and I ended up returning the dash kit. The other kit I found included wiring harnesses for other nissan, toyota and hondas, as well as the antenna adapter I needed. I didn't actually install the Crutchfield kit, but I got the feeling that it wasn't going to fit as well as the Scosche kit.

Poor quality, easy installation

Written By Romo57, Dayton OH on Wednesday, July 16, 2008

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I used this dash pocket to install a JVC KD-AHD39 in my 2000 Volvo XC70. Its pretty generic because its used for 3 other brands of cars, but I expected that because no aftermarket audio gear is designed for Volvos. It was very simple to install and looks decent in my dashboard. But the quality is poor. Two of the clips that attach the front trim plate to the pocket broke off trying to install it. It actually wouldn't fit until they broke off, its engineered wrong. So far its holding in place. It stinks that I spent a lot of money for a good stereo system and there isn't a better quality adapter kit available. Are you listening Crutchfield?

Average at best

Written By Travis, St. Paul, MN on Thursday, April 10, 2008

This pocket initially fit below my deck reasonably well, but I soon encountered problems. The cheap plastic clips on the side that are supposed to secure it in place are no longer able to do so, so it just slides backwards in the opening. The bezel plate clips also snapped off just from normal use, so now I have a half-secured pocket with no bezel. Looks terrible. I'm not sure it's worth the 20$ to buy this to replace it. I think I'd rather save my money.

1999 Mustang

Written By Pitbull, long Beach, CA on Saturday, November 03, 2007

I actually did work for me not one hole in it or anything it fits like a glove. When I was looking to change the factory stereo and buy a bracket or a dash pocket it only covered big holes and my Mustang has the Cassette stereo on-top and the cd player on the bottom so I needed a double pocket. So I looked it up here and purchased a new Sony CDX-GT520 reciever and the dash pocket and brackets fit perfectly.