Metra 95-5817 Dash Kit

Fits select 1995-2010 Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, and Mazda vehicles — double-DIN radios

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Important Note: You'll have to make permanent modifications in order to install a double-DIN receiver into your vehicle's dash, including removal of dash material. Once this kit is installed, it can't be removed without complete dash removal. The factory radio will not fit properly if reinstalled.

Metra 95-5817

This Metra 95-5817 mounting kit allows you to install a double-DIN (4" 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, then check here for a list of parts. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

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  • 2 Brackets
  • Filler bar
  • Installation Instructions

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Dash kit

Written By Charlie, Kentucky on Saturday, September 20, 2014

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The dash kit instillation instructions could be a little clearer on a mercury mariner

Pros: It works

Cons: Fit and finish I wish it had been flush with the dash so that I Could use the trim that came with the radio

Another great product

Written By toma, Aurora, In. on Monday, September 15, 2014

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THIS WAS EASY TO USE, VERY EASY TO INSTALL

Pros: PERFECT FIT ON A CAR THATS HARD TO FIND PERFECT FITS

Cons: NONE

Not that easy

Written By Anonymous, Greenwood, IN on Monday, September 15, 2014

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Just a little to generic for my liking. Would not work with the Clarion nx404 in my 2004 super duty. Crutchfield tech was even at a loss. I had to grind down the front section's to make it slide in. Would not fit flush with the outside face of the stereo. Once I had it ground dine it fit.

Pros: It will work.

Cons: Not stereo specific. A lot of trial fitting.

Perfect brackets!

Written By Scarpace (Where have you seen this guy before?), Austin, Texas on Friday, September 12, 2014

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These brackets help fill the gaps on the left and right side of your 2-din radio and snap it into place. I installed these on my Ford Excursion. To get a 2-din radio to fit my dash, I had to grind away the upper and bottom plastic edges a little to make more space, as well as remove to dash screw on the top (which did not seem to weaken the dash mount at all). If you use these brackets as intended, you will not be able to pull your radio out fo the dash once it is snapped into place with these brackets. However, if you are like me, I wanted to be able to remove radio without taking anymore of the dash apart in the future. Therefore, I have modified these brackets by grinding off the snap-in prongs. Then, to hold the brackets in place, I drilled two small holes on the left bracket and right bracket to put self tapping screws through the brackets and into the dash plastic. This way, when I need to get to the back of the radio (like to add my future sub-woofer RCA plugs), I will have easy access. The screws I used are allen wrench style and are black to match the bracket color. It's a simple mod, and will save time later.

Pros: Easy install! Perfect fit if you follow instructions for minor grinding of plastic opening.

Cons: None.

does the job, a little weak

Written By nathan, utah on Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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Does the job but is a little to brittle when attaching to the deck it easily cracked or deformed

Pros: Does what I needed

Cons: Brittle

Not Suitable for Radio Purchased

Written By GarryS, Imperial, CA on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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I have a 2003 Ford Escape and bought a Jensen VX-7020 double DIN GPS receiver. This mounting kit is totally inappropriate for this type of product. See "Cons" below.

Pros: Crutchfield tech support steered me to a mounting kit that will work. Too bad Crutchfield doesn't carry it.

Cons: The protrusion beyond the face of the radio on this mounting kit side brackets makes access to the controls on the left difficult and access to the Micro SD card, USB port and A/V jack on the lower left face of the unit nearly impossible.

Works but...

Written By MDM, Central NJ on Monday, August 25, 2014

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This kit works well and if you take your time it installs quickly. The problem is when you want to add an addition component. This is a one way kit as it requires you remove the dash to remove the radio after install. My suggestion is to run extender wires for every possible option when installing.

Pros: Priced right, looks good and is easy to install.

Cons: No easy way to remove.

Locked in to the Dash???

Written By PugetSound Don, Puyallup on Thursday, August 07, 2014

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This is an inexpensive way to get the receiver held in place but unfortunately it locks the receive into the opening requiring you to remove the whole dash. I did not attach the kit to the receiver with screws but slid the receiver into place, then slipped each side trim plate into place, per instructions I place the bottom trim in to place for a finished look. I have removed the receiver with minor difficulty, but no dash removal and it seems to be snug in place with just the friction between the side trim plates and the dash structure.

Pros: Makes the receiver look like it belongs there. Simple way to lock the receiver into the vehicle.

Cons: Difficult to remove if needed. Thief would probably destroy the dash and get the receiver anyway

In-Dash Kit

Written By colorado_df, Colorado on Tuesday, July 01, 2014

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The dash kit is OK, not great. I used it in a 2004 E350 van with a Jensen VX7020 receiver. When fitted, the side pieces don't fit as snugly as I'd prefer- small gaps, but not too bad. There is no top trim piece. I can tell you that when you cut out the top and bottom of the dash radio hole, be VERY careful not to scuff the sides. This trim kit does not cover everything. I accidentally scuffed some areas on the right and bottom, and they didn't get covered up 100%; the radio recesses quite far into the hole. The bottom piece doesn't cover anything really. There is no trim piece for the top. For the most part, you really don't see that area, but if you bend down a little and look up, you can clearly see the sloppy cuts I made. The best tool for cutting out is probably one of those vibrating saws with the blade used for cutting door trim when installing new flooring in a house. This dash kit is also designed as a permanent install. It clicks into the dash and you can't physcially access the "clip points" to get it back out. I modified the side pieces by shaving off the click tabs and then made a metal strap that I attached to the dash frame and wrapped around to attach to the side of the receiver to hold it. The receiver with dash kit fits very snuggly into the dash hole and the strap really doesn't have to do much work to hold the receiver. With this small mod, I can now pull the receiver out. I highly recommend you remove the engine cowl to do this install.

Pros: Looks fairly clean

Cons: Can't remove once installed without a clever mod No top trim piece Doesn't snug up to dash as well as I'd like

Got'er done........

Written By DaveN, Wildomar, CA on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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I'll begin with the instructions being very vague, as concurred with my tech support guy. With both side adapters installed, my Clarion NX602 was difficult to slide-in far enough for the locking tabs to work. After receiving advice to sand the tabs down to relieve some of the binding, it still didn't work. So all I did was remove one of the brackets from the unit, and with my dash panel removed, inserted the bracketed side into the ideal location, while holding the other bracket in the correct "installed" position, pivoted the radio up to the bracket and screwed it to the radio. Done.

Cons: Instructions to vague. Locking tabs are not flexible enough to allow easy install.

Installation Process

Written By Customer, Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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This installation package lacked clear/any guidance for a good installation. The plastic side pieces have several combinations of holes that might be used. Only one set should be used for any given vehicle type. Unfortunately, to find the correct holes you weould need to install the pieces and loook at them. If you do that, you will never get it out of the dash to change the alignment. There is a warning that says as much. So you will need to guess which holes to use. Don't expect the pieces to help out either. The sides that face the inside of the radio will overhang and are not finished so they will not appear to m ake any sense whatsoever. Also, the hardware is not supplied. The screws you are to use are too short and to get a single thread on it, you will need to crush the plastic side pieces. Good luck.

Pros: Available

Cons: No clear directions and inadequate hardware.

Great modified fit

Written By GregS, Sterling, VA on Monday, June 09, 2014

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helped my new stereo fit perfectly

Cons: none

mount

Written By Matt, liberty, mo on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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Not very happy that I have to disassemble the dash to remove the radio after its installed!!

Pros: Look ok when installed

Cons: dash disassembly required to remove radio

Best kit ever

Written By Charles, Louisiana on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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This is the best install kit I have ever used. It gave me the clean install without the custom look

Pros: Factory like finish, easy to understand and follow instructions, and every detail was thought of so you don't have to.

Cons: Nothing

Fast and easy

Written By SirVesa, Houston, TX on Tuesday, April 01, 2014

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I didn't use the bottom trim piece because it wasn't needed. It seems like these could be changed to "lock" into the dash better, but they work and they look great.

Worked, would be better with another trim piece

Written By Chuck, Newark Valley, NY on Sunday, March 30, 2014

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The instructions were not clear on which side to install, but if you look at the pieces you need to have the tabs on the outside to engage the dash plastic. It comes with one trim piece for the bottom, it would of been nice to include one for the top also. The plastic dash needed to be roto zipped out and the extra plastic piece would of been nice to cover the top.

Pros: works

Cons: instruction paper was not as clear as could be

Works great.

Written By Jermaniac, RI on Thursday, March 20, 2014

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Does what its supposed to , Easy to install.

Cons: Kit says radio comes with screws to install , Radio says mount kit comes with screws , i had to go buy my own.

Works great

Written By Flyboymd11, Coldwater, MS on Friday, February 21, 2014

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Looks great in the dash and easy to install.

Metra 95-5817

Written By bsb4655, Batavia, IL on Tuesday, February 04, 2014

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Made for very easy, quick installation

Pros: Simple & quick

Cons: none

In Dash Receiver Kit

Written By PM, Virginia Beach, VA on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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Got the job done but the illustrations and instructions were lacking.

Pros: Wit these parts, my in dash unit fits snugly and looks fine

Cons: The diagrams and instructions were vague and did not clearly show which way to position these on the sides of my receiver unit. I took a lucky guess. Also, instructions said to use the hardware (screws) that came with the unit....mine came with no mounting hardware so I had to rummage through my spare nuts and bolts to come up with the hardware that I needed. Fortunately I had some odds and ends that worked.

Not much to it but does the job

Written By Rb, Mountain view ca on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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Not much to it- just three pieces of plastic. The instructions are a bit skimpy as well. Crutchfield includes an extra information sheet that helped a lot. Must plan carefully because you can't take the unit out once you snap it in all the way. You'll need to pull the whole dash panel. Looks pretty good though.

Pros: Easy to install. Looks good once in place.

Cons: Skimpy instructions. Can't be removed once fully installed. Check everything before snapping it in.

metra 95-5817 in-dash kit

Written By EDWARD, KEOTA,. OK. on Saturday, January 18, 2014

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The kit made the install very easy, and looked great.

Pros: THI KIT FITS THE DASH VERY GOOD.

Cons: NONE

In dash receiver kit

Written By Rich, Flemington, NJ on Thursday, January 16, 2014

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Fit nicely and looks great.

Pros: Fit was perfect

Cons: None at all

In-dash receiver kit

Written By William S., Castle Rock, CO on Monday, January 13, 2014

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It was a great fit for my truch

Pros: fit prefect

Cons: the screw slots were weak. When tightening the screws the slots opened up even when taking care not to over tighten.

mounting kit

Written By hott1, Wrightsville, PA on Monday, January 13, 2014

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Easy installation

Pros: Easy!

Cons: None

Metra 95-5817 In-Dash Receiver Kit

Written By RogerH, Murrieta, CA on Sunday, January 12, 2014

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Purchased this along with the Pioneer FH-X700BT for my 1997 Ford Ranger and it finished out looking like a factory install. Awesome! It really looks nice. One small trim job on the original equipment face place area. I trimmed it at the bottom and a little on top and used only the two side pieces for a great fit.

Pros: All good

Cons: Nothing bad here.

Reciever Install Kit

Written By Nomapride, Sonoma Ca. on Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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Overall not bad, but had to cut out more than expected from the dash in order for this to fit, that and you cannot test fit too much once it is installed you can't get it out. There was barely enough room for the cross piece and I had to modify that as well to get it to fit.

Pros: Clean finished look

Cons: Had to cut more than desired out of the dash, and no way to test fit and adjust

Fit very well in vehicle

Written By Jason, Missouri on Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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Worked as described and fit perfectly

Pros: Perfect Fit

Cons: Not removable! Once snapped in place you can't get radio out.

Works perfect

Written By Anonymous, Key West, FL on Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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Awesome fit

Metra 95-5817 In-Dash Receiver Kit

Written By FredD, WV on Thursday, January 02, 2014

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Made installation easy!

Fits like a glove

Written By Glenn, Cincinnati on Tuesday, December 24, 2013

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Attached the side mounts with screws I had left over from another installation. Once I cleaned out the bezel area, the unit went right in and is a sung and secure fit. It took a little muscle to get the unit to snap into place ,,, but once in, it is in and it is not coming out! The trim piece for the bottom of the HU made for a perfect installation.

Pros: Ease of use and perfect fit,

Cons: None

Worked perfectly

Written By Greg J, La Plata, MD installed in 02 F250 on Sunday, December 15, 2013

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Ensured the radio fit into the double din hike perfectly.

Pros: No need for modification

Cons: None

Dash kit

Written By Kevlar, Philly burbs on Monday, November 25, 2013

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Dash kit worked fairly well with minor manipulation. Installed in an 04 ranger. The supplied screws from the head unit were a bit short but still adequate. Was able to get two screws on each side and feels firm. The fit and finish was decent but not perfect. Not really a big deal in a beater work truck but may bother some looking for a stealthy, factory look. Be ready to do some extensive grinding of the bezel/sub dash or whatever you call it. A high speed rotary tool would make quick of this though.

Pros: It was free with stereo and holds it nicely in place.

Cons: Not perfect look but does the job

Looks cheesy when installed.

Written By Riverguy, Forestville, CA on Monday, November 11, 2013

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It did the job, but the plasticbrackets are also "fillers" to compensate for the radio being nearly an inch narrower than the factory one. So the cheezy plastic fillers do nothing to disguise that this is an aftermarket compromise.

Pros: They hold the radio into the dash panel.

Cons: Installation looks tacky.

Worked great

Written By Lafayette, Florida on Sunday, October 20, 2013

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Worked just as it ought to. Very tight fit so no gaps.

Pros: Fit just right.

Cons: No mounting screws. But I think this is an issue more related to the radio I bought, as different radios may require different screws.

It looks good

Written By Maepis, Bentonville, AR on Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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This looks great when installed but the instructions leave a lot to be desired.

Pros: Great look. East installation

Cons: Instructions could use more detail.

KIT

Written By OLD MOSQUITO, SOUTH TEXAS on Monday, September 23, 2013

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IT WAS AN EASY FRAME JOB, THEY JUST DIDN'T KNOW IT!.

Install kit

Written By MattH, Oregon on Saturday, September 21, 2013

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Instructions on where to cut the dash were a bit vague. Once I got it in it looks fine, not the best fit but passable.

In Dask mounting braket

Written By Chump, Lubbock, Tx on Thursday, September 12, 2013

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Works good, instructions are good but could be better.

Pros: Good fit.

Cons: Poor Instructions.

Metra 95-5817 for Ford Escape

Written By Tom in Maine, Searsport, ME on Sunday, September 08, 2013

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After installing the mounting hardware, I found that radio did not fit in the double din opening. Took it off and am not using it.

Pros: Looks nice

Cons: Did not fit, even with whittling the opening.

Looks like factory

Written By Shoot379, Rushmore mn on Friday, August 30, 2013

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Fits like a glove. It fills the gaps perfectly. It couldn't look any better, it makes the DVD player look like it was put in from factory

Pros: Very easy installation

Works Great.

Written By Glen, Rochester, Wa on Saturday, August 24, 2013

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This mounting set works like it's meant to. Clean fit Looks great.

Pros: Easy to install once you trim the sub dash.

Cons: Instructions do not tell you what part of the sub dash you need to trim for Ford vehicles...it's a trim and fit process.

Simple and good looking

Written By Darrin, Henderson, NV on Thursday, August 22, 2013

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Was skeptical at first but it looks like a pro installed it.

Pros: Easy

Cons: After it is in, the dash has to come off to remove it.

Metra 95-5817 In-Dash Receiver Kit

Written By SMO, Eliot, Maine on Saturday, July 27, 2013

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Worked great. Good smooth and tight fit so the unit is help in place firmly in the dash and doesn't move or wiggle in the dash opening. Looks nice once installed and has nice fitting trim at the edges that look like they were supposed to be that way and not some aftermarket thing.

Pros: Easy to use with a nice tight fit.

Cons: Does not come with the screws you need to attach the side pieces to the side of the radio box before sliding it into the dash opening. You have to try to salvage/use any screws that might have been already in place in the old radio unit as part of its mounting system.

Perfect fit

Written By B250, Ohio on Saturday, July 20, 2013

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Fit perfectly in my 04 F250 with my Kenwood stereo. Did have to use the Dremel to grind part of the dash, but nothing major. Instructions were easy to understand.

Pros: Fits

Metra in dash receiver kit

Written By Oso, Bakersfield, Ca on Sunday, June 16, 2013

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Perfect fit to make my new hu fit seemlessly

Pros: Looks great, custom fit

Cons: I havent yet installed it bc the way its designed, you wont be able to remove the receiver again once its clicked in with the 6 plastic barbs. Once im sure I have everything wired up correctly, ill do it.

easy install

Written By tony, bloomsburg ,pa on Saturday, June 15, 2013

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made install a breeze

Pros: easy

in-dash kit

Written By CaptRich, Port Richey Florida on Monday, June 03, 2013

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The reciver kit is great . made the install look like it was done at the factory

Pros: great kit

Cons: none

Dash kit for Ford

Written By Rick, Veteran, Wyoming on Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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Excellent fit, good quality.

Pros: It fits

Cons: none

Ford In-Dash Receiver Kit

Written By Rick P, MA on Saturday, May 18, 2013

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I used this in a motor home to replace a Visteon CD6 (same radio as used in a Ford Excursion and others). There are two side-mount plates which are plastic and fasten to a DIN-2 size radio chassis with screws. Some trimming of the opening is needed. Only three screws for each side were provided; 4 would have been better. I also would have preferred if the plates them selves were made of steel rather than plastic. Once installed the radio fits snug in it's place.

Worked well

Written By Bob, Raleigh, NC on Friday, May 17, 2013

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Made install of DD look factory. Very easy to install. Directions were not very good but Crutchfield sent another sheet they made that help a lot. Installed in 1999 F250 Superduty

Pros: Looks Easy installation

Cons: Makes radio removal difficult later

Metra 95-5817 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, JACKSONVILLE, FL on Monday, May 13, 2013

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FIT PERFECTLY

Double Din Install kit

Written By 1PWRLFTR, Fresno, CA on Thursday, May 09, 2013

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Kit itself is good. The install is quite an undertaking. By having to cut away plastic from the dash, there is a larger room for error.

Pros: VERY simple, just screw on to deck

Cons: Everything else required in the rest of the install

Metra 95-5817 Dash Kit

Written By TomD, Chicago,IL on Thursday, May 02, 2013

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Easy to install,some cutting of inner dash was involved.At first I thought it was metal,but was only hard plastic.Side holes that lock into double din dash unit were very brittle but worked well as long as not to over tighten the screws.Once the unit is in the dash thats it, cause there is no turning back.Great product for the double din stereo cars.

Pros: Very secure,locks into dash very well.

Cons: None

Kit used in 2004 F350

Written By amdriven2liv, Washington on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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I used this kit to install my new head unit. Yes, to get my HU in, I needed to trim out the top and bottom flanges in the dash. It was not the kit that made this take place, the HU it self did.

The kit looks great and works good. It did set the unit into the dash about the same depth as the heat and A/C. Which is fine, even with a dvd screen that tips out. There is a kit out there that mounts the HU flush with the dash. I think it will be a personal choice.

Just what I needed

Written By Ed, Chantilly, VA on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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Could not have installed my Alpine and have it look factory without this.

Pros: excellent product!!

Cons: None, it fit like a glove.

Perfect fit

Written By Steve, Sterling Heights mi on Monday, April 15, 2013

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Mount fit perfectly! Excellent product!

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

does the job

Written By Jonn, Lincoln, CA on Sunday, April 07, 2013

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I could not get it to snap into place but the system fits tight enough that it does not move so I left it alone. I would have preferred to have a metal system similar to the stock side brackets.

Metra 95-5817 Dash Kit

Written By Dave, Wisconsin on Sunday, April 07, 2013

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This adapter worked great. It makes my new radio look like it was meant to be there.

Pros: made my stereo look original

Cons: Instructions should be clearer on what needs to be trimmed to make it fit. It sets the radio back a little farther than the original but it wasn't much.

my Ford In-Dash Receiver Kit

Written By J HENGST, erie,north dakota on Saturday, April 06, 2013

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easy to install

Pros: looks like it came from the ford factory,awesome

Cons: none

Professional

Written By Rolex, Dallas, TX on Tuesday, April 02, 2013

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Nice and clean

Pros: Look professional and I like it

Cons: None

Great Product

Written By Nick, Williamsburg, Virginia on Tuesday, April 02, 2013

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Fit like it was supposed to. No complaints at all.

Pros: Clean looking and fits great.

Cons: None

Ford In-Dash Receiver Kit

Written By Jay, Strathmere, NJ on Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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Used with the AVH-X3500BHS, installed in my 2004 Ford Ranger, looks like a factory install. Easy and fast.

nice

Written By Jamie, Mason City Iowa on Sunday, January 13, 2013

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Left the installation looking perfect! I was so surprised that I was able to do that.

Pros: looks awesome

Cons: none

Fit good with a slight recess

Written By astwj3, Anchorage, AK on Monday, December 24, 2012

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Like most you'll find, you have to cut away some of the dash that is normally hidden to fit a double DIN in its place. It's not excessive or hard. The pieces fit on the sides of the radio an after your re-install the dash, you then attach the wiring harness and push the receiver into the slot. That is why I took one star off. Now when I attempt to remove just the instrument dash to change a bulb or route wires, I have to fuss with a large heavy double DIN receiver as well.

Pros: Fits and looks nice

Cons: stays attached to dash when dash removed. Awkward.

Get the other one.

Written By jaxle, santa rosa, CA on Monday, December 10, 2012

it will set the stereo way back and makes any nob or button on the edge difficult to use. Notice the big flange? Ya all that is in front of the stereo. Plus no mounting depth adjustment.

Cons: its very existence.

Ford dash kit

Written By Roman, Florence, OR on Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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Was unable to use the kit, would not fit either the stereo or the opening. Looks poorly made

Crutchfield response on Monday, October 22, 2012 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Dash kit for 02 Ford Escape

Written By Tomy, Paulding, OH on Saturday, October 06, 2012

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pretty good installation kit to convert ford radio to double din

Pros: very simple to use, nice color match,

Cons: has a slight tilt out at the top on both sides, not bad, but, noticable and the single bottum piece is a be odd once in place, but not to bad all in all

Ford in Dash Reciever Kit

Written By George W, Connecticut on Thursday, September 20, 2012

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Great fit made the dash look filled in after having to grind out part of the dash for double din radio

Perfect Fit for 1998 Explorer

Written By Dean, Santa Fe, NM on Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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If you're not handy, get someone to help you. If you have a Dremel cutting tool and some technical savvy, you'll like this kit. The most difficult part was trimming the opening...take your time with the Dremel and then use a file for finishing touches. My JVC KWR800BT snapped right in place perfectly. It's not hard to take out, either...just remove the radio bezel and the unit comes along for the ride. You can then access the retainer tabs for removal if needed. As far as putting the old system back in if I sell the vehicle, I picked up an extra bezel at a junkyard for ten bucks; even a new one is onlly 40 dollars.

Pros: Perfect fit for my 1998 Explorer.

Cons: If you're not handy and willing to take the time to do the job perfectly, get someone else to do it. Be careful there, too....there are a lot of butchers out there that dont know what they're doing. This takes some patience and expertise, but it's worth it.

Installs easily, looks great

Written By Jim H, US on Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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Looks great, easy to install. Directions were clear. 2004 F250 diesel crew cab The little piece for the bottom really isn't necessary, but I used it. The top and bottom lips on the dash opening disappeared quickly using a Dremel with a course cylindrical stone and a course file. My dash opening required just a little filing (1/16 or less) on each side to clear the mount. The big drawback to this mount is that once it is in, it won't come out again from the front. If you use your Dremel tool and reshape the six tabs that lock it in, it will come out again with a firm push from behind. Reshape the tabs by grinding down the front edge of the ramp shaped tabs. The new profile should be low at front & back and raised in the middle, leaving just enough hump to hold it in, it doesn't take much. The unit is a pretty snug fit without the mount tabs,

Metra 95-5817 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Greensboro, GA on Wednesday, August 01, 2012

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I think the product is great. I used it on my F250 when installing a Pioneer DVD receiver. It really made the installation look like it came from the factory

Pros: Looks better than the factory set-up.

Cons: I agree with the others about the directions but my installation was easy because the pieces would only fit one way on my receiver. You do need to read the instructions because they clearly state on the front page that once the unit is snapped in, that's it.

Where are the Instructions?!

Written By Anonymous, Doylestown, PA on Thursday, July 05, 2012

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This product did not come with vehicle specific instructions. Also, the master sheet for my vehicle did not suggest this product. And, the reciever installation did not reference this product. I ultimetaly had three sets of instructions and none of them correllated with one another. I had to hack the fit myself. I still haven't found a way to make the reciever theft proof. It just slides right out of the dash.

Terrible directions

Written By Steve H, Kissimmee, FL on Saturday, April 21, 2012

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It works well but has some of the worst directions I have ever encountered in 40 years of stereo installations.

Pros: Fits and works well for a reasonable price.

Cons: Terrible directions.

Metra 95-5817 Dash Kit

Written By ken l, utah on Monday, April 02, 2012

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easy to install and looks great fit perfectly

Ford In-Dash Receiver Kit

Written By Joe, Broken Arrow, OK on Monday, February 06, 2012

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It worked very well, but the directions did not show or were not very clear on the location to place the receiver pieces on the radio. So once the radio was snapped in place I discovered it should have been mounted further back to give a cleaner lines in the dash. Otherwise it was great and holds the radio in tight and makes a clean look.

Pros: clean look and fits great.

Cons: directions are not real clear on location to mount on radio.

don't buy a stereo except at Crutchfield if you are a do it yourself p

Written By Burlington Guy, Burlington NC on Saturday, January 28, 2012

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Just have to say, I have been a customer of Crutchfield since 1979. You can't have a professional look without their trim kits. You do have to have some skill to install it, but my last installation looked like a factory instalation.

Pros: seamless look to existing dash no open or awkward pieces showing

Cons: There was some cutting to dash so it is not for someone who has no skill

Metra 95-5817 Dash Kit

Written By Matt H, Rochester, NY on Wednesday, December 07, 2011

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The product does its job and is self explanitory, however it shouldn't be needed. Its a shame that Ford decided to make their "double din" setup 1/2 an inch smaller than every other double din radio. I am appreciative of Crutchfield notifying me that this was needed, if not I would have been quite upset.

Pros: The product does the job of remedying Ford's attempt to block a third party product.

Cons: That I needed to use it.

look cheap

Written By Jon, Gig Harbor, Wa on Wednesday, October 05, 2011

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Look cheap and I would not use them again!

a better way

Written By Allan, Tucson az on Friday, September 16, 2011

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I found it easier to trim the sub dash then use rivets and washers to attach the radios mount directly to the sub dash rather than using the supplied mounting kit. The problem with the mounting kit is that it's next to impossible to remove the radio later. I used black paint to "black out" the area around the mount after install. I looks great and this way its easy to remove the radio later just by removing the dash cover then the four small screws.

Product works. Directions are horrible

Written By Chad, Omaha, NE on Monday, September 05, 2011

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Used this kit to install into my 2003 F250. Product works good, but the directions are horrible. Lots of test fitting and removing/installing the radio.

2004 F350 Double DIN Reciever installation

Written By Jay, Washington state on Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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I was under the impression that these would mount right up to the JVC KWHDR720 reciever and slip right in. I actually found no use for these. None of the holes lined up with the reciever. To slip right in, I would have had to butcher the outer dash panel extensively to make them fit. Even then there would have been a huge gap on each side behind dash I would have had to fill to hold unit tight. Maybe on another reciever they would have worked but not for this JVC unit. Im not the type of guy to just start hacking away and shove it in hoping for the best.

I chose to use some metal strapping I had from another stereo to make my own mounts behind the panel onto the main dash. Then I trimmed the outer dash panel so the JVC unit slipped right through. Then trimmed some more so the JVC trim piece would cover the opening.

All in all I was able to install my unit without too much trouble but the instructions are vague. They pretty much tell you to modify away as neeeded but are not specific at all. If you are savy with things you can do it no problem. But I wouldn't recommend an amateur to do this....

I hate to give a bad review but these didn't work for my application.....

F350? Get out the tools!

Written By Anonymous, Lincoln NE on Monday, June 06, 2011

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This kit does not allow you to uninstall the head unit unless you disassemble the whole dash facia. Dash facia really needs to be removed in the first place to get at what you need to install the wiring anyway and test fit the kit. The thin slice of plastic for under the unit does not fit well. More explanation should be included on opening up the hole in the facia for head unit installation. instructions say "sub dash" needs to be altered. I wouldn't consider facia the sub dash i.e. how much material needs to be removed and from what surface (FYI almost all of the plastic facia needs to be removed up to the corner area both top and bottom of the original opening for the unit to fit). Head unit basically hangs on the facia, there is a metal support under the old head unit but to keep from beating up the new head unit or causing a rattle I used a couple of wraps of "gorilla" tape around the support. I will see if this works for the long run with the jaring it will take being in an F350 4x4 (I hate concrete highways). Once you get it installed it does look remarkably finished for how simple the kit is though.

2001 F250 Super Duty, Head Unit Installation.

Written By Glenn, Houston, TX on Thursday, June 02, 2011

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The double din bracket works fairly well. It tilts the head unit up slightly, and I don,t see anyway to adjust the angle.

The installation instructions are vague, generic, and lack detail. They tell you that modifications will have to be made to your sub dash, but they offer no further instruction as to what those modifications are. You will have to figure that out for your self.

Do not attempt to install this part your self, unless you are a professional fabricator. It would be easy to butcher, and ruin the appearance of your dash, or to unnecessarily cut out part of the sub structure of your dash.

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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 14, 2014 ]  Staff

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