Metra 95-7801 Dash Kit

Fits select 1990-2006 Honda and Acura models — double-DIN radios

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Metra 95-7801

This Metra 95-7801 mounting kit allows you to install a double-sized (4" tall) aftermarket 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. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

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Good, but isn't tight

Written By HemmiC83, Oregon on Thursday, November 12, 2015

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Instructions weren't totally clear for my 2003 Honda CR-V. I removed "all other tabs besides C and H," and it fits, but you can tap on the plastic and it moves a bit. Hopefully it doesn't rattle.

Metra 95-7801 Dash Kit

Written By Roger, Ohio on Saturday, September 05, 2015

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Perfect fit!!


Written By NiciD, California on Monday, August 31, 2015

kit had horrible instructions and wasn't clear as to which tabs I needed to remove to have the kit fit correctly. I ended up breaking a section because the tabs i wasn't told to remove grabbed and pulled the kit incorrectly... I wish the instructions were more clear as to which tabs to remove... if you have an Acura with a similar year i suggest using a different brand of dash kit...I'm very upset at this and it was a total wash of money and time.

Pros: none

Cons: everything

Crutchfield response on Tuesday, September 01, 2015 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our customer service or tech support teams right away. In this case we would've sent out a replacement free of charge.

Good kit if you take your time

Written By Kurt, Ohio on Saturday, August 08, 2015

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Being a universal kit for so many vehicles, you really have to take your time and experiment with the kit to make it work right and look good. The directions can be very confusing and are not well written, so take your time and put the kit together step by step and you should be fine. It does take some tinkering to make it look good when you're done - like filing off the screws that attach the face plate to the assembly brackets. The end product looks very good and holds the radio well, but the directions are not well written, hard to follow and make for a frustrating experience.

Pros: Looks good in the end. Fits the vehicle perfectly

Cons: Directions are not well written Directions are confusing Assembly screws are too long

Didn't Fit

Written By Jared, Utah on Thursday, July 30, 2015

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They sent me this for my 2005 Honda Civic LX special edition after the American International HON-K810 Dash Kit that they initially sent me didn't fit. Unfortunately this doesn't fit my car either.


Written By Ra, Ohio on Friday, July 24, 2015

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Been buying from Crutchfield since 1994. First time disappointed. Receive this kit with the face place snapped

Crutchfield response on Monday, July 27, 2015 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our customer service or tech support teams right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the stereo installed and working. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

A Must Have

Written By Joe, Virginia on Monday, June 29, 2015

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This kit is a little confusing to use but just stick with it and the results are totally worth it. Call support if you need to. Luckily I only needed to trim ring.

Cons: Directions included are confusing.

Metra kit for Acura CL

Written By TTrerise, Glendora, CA. on Sunday, June 21, 2015

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This kit worked OK for me. The instructions were unclear as to which tabs to remove (all of them) and they were easy to tear off more than you should.

Pros: Looks great after installation!

Cons: Unclear instructions, and I had to trim the front tabs with a knife.

Not user friendly

Written By JW, Texas on Sunday, June 21, 2015

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This installation kit was difficult to use and the instructions were confusing.

Not the best fit but good enough

Written By Tito, Iowa on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

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Used this along with my Pioneer AVH-X4600BT for my Honda CR-V 2005 and it fit well, but not the best. Hence the 3 stars. It is a bit loose and the instructions weren't the best (neither along with the product or from Crutchfield).

Pros: Fits

Cons: Not the best fit

Metra 95-7801 Dash Kit

Written By Shorty, Las Vegas, NV on Sunday, May 24, 2015

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Had to select 1 star as the system wouldn't let me leave with no stars. Very useless product with terrible instructions. Complete waste product. Did not need it with the radio I selected - and used the original brackets from the factory radio - and installed them on the new unit - this was basically worthless for my application - 2004 Honda CR-V.

Pros: Junk

Cons: Junk

It worked...eventually

Written By Roboyt0, Illinois on Tuesday, May 05, 2015

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I give it 5 stars for functionality as it, eventually, did exactly what it was supposed to do.

It also makes the Pioneer AVH-X5700BHS look like it was made to go into the dash of my Integra.

I don't do radio installations very often anymore, so this was my first in several years. Maybe others would know that you screw the trim ring to the ISO brackets you attach to the radio, but that information isn't relayed anywhere in the instructions. I made the mistake of test fitting the radio into the dash with the ISO brackets attached to the double-DIN...which caused it to get stuck in the dashboard...extremely frustrating. I ended up having to cut one of the corners off of the ISO bracket to get it out, so I could then figure out how to properly install it.

Once a friend, who is a longtime installer, told me what I had overlooked it seemed as though it would be smooth sailing.

That was until I realized the tiny, pan head, self tapping screws, that are necessary to install it properly were not included with the kit. I had to rummage through a bunch of screw bins to find something that was workable, tap the holes with the screw and then snip the screw down to 1/3 of its length so I wasn't screwing into the chassis of the Pioneer head unit. It was at this point that I also realized the corner of the ISO bracket I snipped off was where the trim ring was supposed to screw in to.

It is holding more securely than I had imagined with 3/4 corners screwed together properly.

Cons: If the instructions for installation in my 1998 Integra were anymore vague, the page would have been blank... -1 star for the horrendously vague and contradictory instructions -1 star for the fact that I will have to order a second kit to properly secure the trim ring to the radio...fortunately it's not that much -1 star for not including the screws necessary to attach the trim ring to the ISO brackets

Crutchfield response on Wednesday, May 06, 2015 Once we saw this review, we asked our Customer Service team to send him a replacement kit. We also try to include a package of screws when they're needed (some stereo manufacturers include them, some don't), but since he didn't order a stereo with this kit, our computer didn't know that the screws were needed. Remember, as a Crutchfield customer, you always have access to our Technical Support team, especially during the installation process! They can help you troubleshoot unclear parts of the installation and maybe avoid some of the frustration.


Written By Robert, Utah on Monday, April 27, 2015

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Unit does all the functions I wanted, Bluetooth sync with phone was my no 1 feature. It connects most times without delay, sometimes takes a minute to two. Good sound, multi sources all fine, Eq settings a plus, clock resets as you cross time zones. External mic for phone is Excellent sound. Would recommend this unit for simple and quick install plus refurbished price cannot be beat.

Pros: Good fit in double din slot, mounting kit trim is nice finish.

Cons: Wiring harness fits car but still requires I join all loose wires to unit wiring, thought the point of buying harness was to have it matched to car And unit.

Too may unused pieces to confuse the installer.......

Written By J, Alexandria, Virginia on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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It was a little confusing to get the best fitting pieces. Once the proper pieces were put together, it left some space and I had to glue a piece with black silicone to also fill a small gap.

Pros: Other than a couple of tweeking, it fill the space nicely.

Cons: I had to make a couple of small unspoken adjustments......

Piece of Junk

Written By Spencer, Indiana on Saturday, April 11, 2015

If I could give this zero starts I would. First, all you could ever use is the dash plate (rectangular piece of plastic that goes around the sides), all the other pieces are useless. the dash plate does not fit a Double din, it is TOO SMALL, so I used some sand paper to thin the edges and fit it, It breaks, I glue it back together, still won't fit. Then I realize that my car (2003 Honda CRV) has steel brackets that will work just fine. This product was not only a complete waste of money, but a complete waste of my time. It may work for some double din radios, but they should not advertise it as a universal fit, and it is WAY over priced. LOOK ELSEWHERE

Pros: Absolutely none.

Cons: 1. Expensive 2. Does not fit 3. Breaks easily 4. includes extra pieces that have zero use. I took a chance buying this, the reviews told me I was taking a risk. worst use of a $20 bill I have ever spent.

Pointless Kit

Written By John H, Washington on Sunday, March 22, 2015

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The kit is useless, the instructions are terrible and to install a double din receiver into a 98 Acura Integra there were literally no parts used from the kit. I wasted 45 minutes hacking up a kit that I couldn't even use. Ended up just sliding the receiver in and wiring it up. The wire harness's are great.

Pros: None

Cons: Awful instructions, Cheap parts, screws missing, kit not needed for my vehicle.

Total garbage

Written By Nick, Wilmington de on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

will not work on my 96 integra. When the instructions say to "slap it together" I tried every combination there is and still no luck. Unfortunately, there arnt many other kits for a double din into an integra so get ready to get fusterated.

2000 honda civic double din

Written By c, Concord,CA on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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I received this kit when I purchased my Pioneer Double Din for free. I actually only needed one part of the kit which was the face plate. The universal face plate design worked out for me, but be prepared to use a dremel or rotary tool to remove the extra tabs because they do not cut easily.

Pros: -works fine with civics

Cons: -a lot of extra parts that i don't need -generic instructions

Could be better

Written By CP, Arizona on Monday, February 09, 2015

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Ordered through Crutchfield due to items that I have ordered in the past knowing that the radio add in are included. Spend a little more knowing that they provided these items. Harness was great, however the only item that I needed was the face from the face kit; which included a lot of other extras that were not required.

Pros: Easel fit.

Cons: Instructions not very clear on which tab to remove.

Looks good when done!

Written By KDubs, Kalamazoo, MI on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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1999 Honda CR-V So, the kit is free which is a bonus. However, the instructions are horrible and nearly unusable. When installing the product you will have to use common sense and hopefully your solid Tetris skills acquired in the early 90's. My instructions call for the use of the side pieces which were not at all needed or useful ~ I reused the factory brackets. The only piece I used from the kit was the radio surround / bezel. This did fit very well and tightly into the Honda factory opening - the only modification necessary was the removal of all but two tabs on the top and all the tabs on either side or the bezel.

Pros: Free and ultimately what was needed to fill the gap in the dash.

Cons: Useless instructions. Cheap plastic components.

So-so on '03 Honda CRV

Written By Mertz, Massachusetts on Saturday, January 10, 2015

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The dash kit was "free" so that's a plus. I used the OEM brackets to secure the unit. The installation instructions were not that clear to me and, most importantly, there is a small gap around and between the perimeter of my JVC KW-R910BT cd receiver and the dash kit frame. I used some thin black foam that I had lying around from a craft store to fill in the gap. I you didn't install the unit you might not notice the gap but I wanted the finished installation to look as close to factory tight as possible. I don't know if dash kits from other manufacturers would have been any better. Given that the Metra was included, I guess I can't complain too much but I wonder if Crutchfield could find better trim kit vendors.

Pros: It was included with the cd receiver.

Cons: Don't expect a factory tight fit (at least on an '03 CRV).

Only used the bezel

Written By Dan K, Des Plaines, IL on Thursday, January 08, 2015

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Kit comes with many parts , but only used the bezel which does an adequate job of filling the gaps. Other parts are not usable. Had to use oem brackets to attatch radio.

Pros: Kit is free.

Cons: Instructions not very clear

Use the bezel

Written By JR, Illinois on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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There were lots of parts in this bag. Turned out the only thing I needed was the bezel. It worked fine.

Pros: Good instructions on how to trim the clips off the bezel to make it work. Went right in.

Cons: Seems a little cheap, but worked fine. Glad I didn't have to use the other pieces.

Dash kit worked ok.

Written By Jay, Wilmington, DE on Friday, December 19, 2014

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This kit worked well, except for the side attachment brackets. In consulting with Crutchfield, I decided to use the brackets from the original radio. That worked fine.

Pros: Fits dash nicely.

Cons: Side brackets did not fit, so I used ones from original radio. Additionally, the installation booklet was not clear about removal instructions, Then installation for a 2004 Honda CR-V EX.

Only used the trim bezel

Written By John B, Texas on Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Only needed the trim bezel from the kit. That part fit well.

Plastic junk

Written By Max H, Illinois on Sunday, December 14, 2014

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Made of plastic and confusing instructions. I didn't use it as I don't trust its cheap plastic design and I couldn't get it to fit properly in an 06 CRV.

Pros: Came free with radio

Cons: Cheap crap

metra double din kit

Written By Anonymous, maquoketa ia on Thursday, December 11, 2014

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worked exactly as intended would definitely buy again


Written By Sebastian, Florida on Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Great product.

Pros: Fits perfect. Great technical support from Crutchfield on a Saturday

Cons: Manufacturer instructions not very accurate. Technical support saved the day.


Written By ShawnD, North Carolina on Sunday, November 02, 2014

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Cheap. You have to break off tabs to fit and it did not line up correctly for the 2002 Honda CRV.

Pros: None

Cons: cheap, doesn't fit


Written By Chris M, Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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I received this product free from Crutchfield when I purchased a double din stereo for my car. At first glance, there are a lot of parts, and you would think that at least of them would be used... however, the directions are not clear, and the bezel did not fit the stereo I was installing. We ended up installing the stereo without using any of the parts from this kit

Pros: Free

Cons: Instructions not clear, kit tries to be too many things to too many different cars.

Metra 95-7801 Dash Kit for 2005 Honda Crv

Written By RB, Memphis,TN on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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Totally unhappy with the kit. Had to call Tech for this kit,not the JVC unit. Poor instructions, "break off all the tabs except "C", but no tab labeled "C". Turns out,I tossed the whole thing except for the face plate which was poor fitting. I used the ISO brackets from my Honda radio,attached them to the JVC and then mounted the unit with the four bolts from the original radio. Bless the tech at Crutchfield who helped me find "C" tab. It's junk and frustrating when you spend the bucks and time to upgrade your radio and the whole experience is ruined by a cheap kit like this.

Mostly not needed

Written By KaosDad, Chantilly, VA on Monday, September 22, 2014

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All but one part was recycled. 2004 Honda CR-V - only the bezel was needed.

Dash kit

Written By Waynep, Danville va on Saturday, August 23, 2014

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Was not impressed. The instructions said to remove tab but there was none. Instructions were a little ambiguous Had to make it work. Tried calling help line but nobody answers calls on Saturday.

Pros: None

Cons: Didn't fit right. Tad to big. Cracked trying to install. Really think it was wrong one in bag

Crutchfield response on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Wayne, sorry we missed your call. We're here every day of the week (our Saturday hours are 10am - 9pm EST). Our Tech Support team will be in touch soon to get more details from you and see what we can do about that kit.

Free but worthless

Written By djdiggla, Austin, TX on Monday, July 21, 2014

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Basically unusable. I just used the existing metal mount and this for the trim but there was still a gab where the trim bows at the middle. Pretty poor all the way around. Glad it was free but who cares about free when it's worthless.

Pros: None really

Cons: Not usable. Has gaps. Looks bad. Doesn't hold stereo.

Not very good

Written By bazookaman, Greensboro, NC on Sunday, June 22, 2014

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The trim kit came with a big bag of plastic parts. The majority of which were unnecessary for my 04 CRV. The single piece I used did not fit correctly and just hangs loose at the top.

Pros: It was free with my stereo purchase

Cons: Most of the parts included, I didn't need and tossed. The one part I did need, didn't fit correctly.

Crutchfield response on Monday, June 23, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Good fit, some detailing required for 2005 CRV

Written By SW, Seattle WA on Monday, June 16, 2014

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Almost everything is perfect. After following instructions and clean-up of all removed lugs there is still a small amount of play in the adapter face plate for a 2005 CRV. Issue was resolved with a 6" piece of black tubing in the right place to remove the play and act as a compression seal to the face trim. In all with the minor rework everything else went without a hitch. Once complete the tuner looks like original install or better.

Pros: Fits well, only minor tweak needed for install, looks like original install equipment

Cons: All installs being equal (have done a few...) no issues for this install.

Product does not work for 2002 Honda CRV

Written By Pepperman, Dallas, TX on Sunday, June 15, 2014

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This trim kit does not work on a 2002 Honda CRV with the JVC stereo I bought through Crutchfield. even though according to the directions it should. The instructions are also really vague and very difficult to interpret, e.g. cut off certain tabs but they are not marked in any way and there are no arrows on the diagram so there's no way of knowing which of the three tabs co-located they want you to remove. In the end, because of this trim kit, I returned a stereo which I really liked. the Customer service at Crutchfield was very good, spend probably an hour on the phone with me suggesting different things and sending me various links to information. When it was obvious there was no resolution they issued me a Return Merchandise Authorization witth no problem.

Pros: None

Cons: Doesn't work with a Honda 2002 CRV Instructions are poorly written and difficult to follow On-line visual aids are a joke - basically shows a picture of the cavity where the stereo will go and then miraculously in the next picture the stereo is installed - with the factory mounting brackets holding the stereo in place even though in the directions they tell you to use the brackets supplies with the kit. Made of cheap plastic - thought it would break trimming the tabs off of it

DPX500BT into an 1992 acura integra

Written By Dave, mass on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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In the end, I did get this product to work in my integra, but it was a lot of work and required some modifications. I was able to use the bottom part of the frame, the front bezel around the radio, and only one of the sides. With both sides attached the whole assembly wouldn't fit was to wide. This required me to fabricate a brace to support the radio on the side where I couldn't use the supplied support. The directions are OK, but they instruct the installer to remove certain tabs off the supplied components depending on what make of vehicle the kit will be installed. The problem is the tabs that needed removal on my application were not labeled. I needed to make an educated guess based on observation and fit and refit. Finally, the small screws supplied to fasten all the parts of this plastic kit together are just a bit too long, perhaps 2mm. Not much but enough to possibly interfere with the radio. I used a dremel tool to remove the tips of the screws that protruded.

Pros: With a little imagination and a bit of work I did get the kit to "work".

Cons: Read review

does not fit

Written By mark h., richmond, va on Monday, April 28, 2014

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putting this kit on a kenwood ddx419 into a 92 accord and this kit is junk. it doesn't even fit around the radio. I thought that perhaps it was user error and asked a pro to check my work. he ended up with the same results. I called Crutchfield and they were great. they immediately sent out a replacement, thinking that perhaps I had just been the unfortunate recipient of a malformed kit. I received the replacement, went through the same procedures, and had the same result. I ordered a scosche kit, which has been what I have always used in the past and I was able to mount the kit to the radio and install it into the vehicle in less than 10 minutes.

Pros: nothing

Cons: doesn't fit. directions unclear. cheap construction (even if I had been able to install it, it would have made me nervous)

Great fit

Written By Don Juan, Colorado on Monday, April 07, 2014

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Perfect fit!!!!!!

Pros: Too care of the nasty gap around my stereo

Cons: None

If it wasn't free with my purchase, would have been angry.

Written By Reddjakk, Proctor, Vermont on Monday, April 07, 2014

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This in dash receiver kit, well as my title says, left a lot to be desired. The instructions are terrible, confusing, poorly written, poorly detailed. Talked to customer service at Crutchfield and even he was at a loss of what to do, going so far as to say, try and fit it, cut off tabs that seem to prevent fit, if you cut off something you need we will send you another one. Eventually, just used the faceplate... Looks ok.

Pros: Faceplate fits pretty good

Cons: Instructions. Diagrams Build quality

You'll need it for a clean install

Written By Kenneth, Denton, TX on Wednesday, April 02, 2014

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The instructions suck. I installed this in my 2006 Honda Cr-v. It does fill in the gaps for the radio, but the instructions are so unclear, you'll probably break the wrong tab

Pros: Fills gaps

Cons: Horrible instructions

Worst instructions ever

Written By Ed, Oakland, CA on Sunday, March 23, 2014

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Ended up using the factory mount that was included in my car because this thing sucks. The faceplate is flimsly. Cracked when I tried fitting my receiver in. Everything was going smoothly up until I had to read the instructions. Oh my god.

Pros: You're joking, right?

Cons: Clip this, clip that. Clip 'h' pieces--there WERE no H pieces

Some destruction required

Written By RJ Buckley, Fishers, IN on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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This in dash receiver kit is made to be universal. The instruction packet is a little vague on which parts of the model you have to take off. And by "take off" i mean take my 10,000 rpm dremel just to cut off the parts they instructed. Its tough plastic and built to last, but it is a nuisance to put together.

Pros: Durable, reliable, cheap, one size fits all, and came with instructions.

Cons: The instructions are vague, and you have to break the product to use it with your model of vehicle. its universal, and a little nuisance, but well worth it.

Fit very well

Written By Dvargas1123, South Plainfield, nj on Saturday, March 15, 2014

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The dash kit fit well, came in just a few days s everything was quick and easy. Came with the instruction packet as to which parts to cut off, follow these well!!! I used wire cutters to cut the unnecessary tabs and then trimmed down a little more with a knife, after that it fit perfectly

Pros: Works well, looks good

Looks great but hard to install and instructions are incorrect

Written By David, Lafayette, CO on Wednesday, February 05, 2014

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This came free with my purchase of a new Kenwood receiver for my 1997 Honda CR-V. This was the most confusing part of the installation because the instructions were incorrect. The instructions stated that I needed some of the pieces that I did not actually need to use, and told me to keep/remove tabs from the faceplate that were labeled differently on the faceplate itself. Ultimately, I only needed the faceplate trim piece and had to remove about 15 out of 21 tabs with a saw to make it fit. But it looks outstanding so I am happy with the end result.

Pros: Looks like a factory install once all is said and done

Cons: Instructions are incorrect, only one piece was used but it was unclear that I did not need the rest of the pieces for my vehicle, had to saw off approximately 15 tabs to make the faceplate fit correctly.

Metra 95-7801 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Santa Rosa, CA on Saturday, January 25, 2014

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This was definitely not the perfect fit for my car, but it does work.

Pros: looks good when you finally get it in.

Cons: The instruction were pretty confusing, it wasn't til after reading the instructions like 5 times that I figured out you actually have to break pieces off of the mount. In the process I managed to snap the whole frame. Fortunately it still looks ok after everything is installed.

Instructions are lacking - so is website

Written By Booster, Northern California on Monday, January 13, 2014

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While I'm glad this kit came with the car stereo, c/o Crutchfield, this thing was useless. The instructions and diagrams are horrendous. When I decided to go to their website, I was able to download the same instructions. Thanks. I searched for online pictures to see what this kit is supposed to do, to no avail. Unfortunately, since it is set up for so many cars, there is no clear way to determine what your application is supposed to look like.

Ultimately, I ended up using a few of the pieces to piece-meal a kit together - God only knows what Metra wanted me to do with this kit. I had tons of pieces left (some pieces are probably normal), but I never was able to figure out their proper install method, as attaching the brackets they wanted me to would not allow the car stereo to actually fit in the dash. Whatever.

Find another installation kit or find someone or some pictures of a stereo properly installed with the kit before relying on getting it installed with this. Metra should be ashamed of their instructions.

Pros: Lots of pieces to piece-meal the install of any stereo.

Cons: Instruction manual is terrible. Website is no help


Written By Adam, Indianapolis, IN on Tuesday, January 07, 2014

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I had to cut the piece some and it still does not fit exactly. I would use again because of the age of the car.

Pros: Tight fit.

Cons: Does not quite match up.

Wouldn't Pay For It

Written By AdrianR, West Chester, PA on Monday, January 06, 2014

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I didn't use any pieces from this kit when installing my radio. The instructions weren't all to clear about breaking off the tabs for my application, nor where they clear on exactly which pieces I should use. Luckily the radio screwed directly into the factory radio bracket and I didn't have to deal with this kit.

Pros: If you go slow and really think about the directions, you may be able to make it work if you REALLY need it.

Cons: Vague directions, cheap looking finish, didn't even use it.

Judy Haws

Written By Judy Haws, Johnson City Tn on Friday, January 03, 2014

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Worked with the new system and fit the car

Pros: Made the new system look like it was put in the car at the factory

A little confusing

Written By Ed h, Columbus, oh on Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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Instructions a little unclear. There are tabs that must be removed based on your car.

Pros: Holds radio perfectly, looks like a factory install.

Cons: Just a little better clarity on tab removal

Metra 95-7801 In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By Mark, Pittsburgh, PA. on Thursday, November 07, 2013

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Unfortunately, the quality of this kit has a lot to be desired. The tabs are easy to remove cleanly with a Dremel cut off wheel but directions from the manufacturer are vague and not all clearly marked on the trim plate. Following the directions from Metra, I cut off all the tabs except the 4 shown on the directions but the top of the trim plate had nothing to hold it into the dash cover resulting to a call to Crutchfield which promptly sent another one out free of charge to correct the issue. You will have to experiment before cutting to make sure your Metra kit works out correctly. Thankfully Crutchfield is always there to help and make everything right!

Pros: Crutchfield's customer service is the best!

Cons: Metra needs to step it up and put a little more effort into their products. Some stamped or raised letters on all the tabs would be beneficial along with better product testing and instructions.

in dash kit

Written By mkd, Des Moines, Ia on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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it does what its supposed to

metra 95-7801 in dash reciever kit

Written By barbi, Modesto, ca on Friday, September 20, 2013

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easy to install


Written By seipel1892, Houston, OH on Friday, September 06, 2013

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Using this kit was the worst part of the install. I had to cut off nearly every tab for my 1997 Honda Accord. This is no easy task. Had to call customer support twice. Pictures do not clearly state which tabs to cut and all tabs are not labeled. The tiny sheet metal screws must have the points ground off or your radio will not go into the kit. I suggest putting it together first so that the screws will make threads in the plastic and then taking it apart and grinding the points of the screws off. I tried to force it and scratched my new radio. Once I finally had it installed, it looks good, but the face plate doesn't fit nearly as tight as the actual Alpine faceplate that came with the head unit. Unless you get this for free - look elsewhere.

Pros: Does the job - free

Cons: Hard to install - awful directions


Written By ndb, 92683 on Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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Great product . best price hard to install

Pros: Half price from other places witch is supposed to be the cheapest.

Cons: Had to install had to buy two


Written By Chris, Fayetteville, WV on Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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This thing does NOT work for the 2002 - 2006 Honda CRV.

Metra 95-7801 Dash Kit

Written By GeneN, Saukt Ste. Marie, Ontario on Saturday, June 01, 2013

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There's nothing good about this kit. My installer said to go buy another one. Pretty much ended up in the garbage.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything

Tricky.. but installed very nice!

Written By Carlos,S, Los Lunas,NM on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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saw that it felt cheap and was not very good from other reviews, it worked perfect for me, nice tough plastic! fit perfect in my 2000 Honda civic, instructions are confusing if your think it too much, it made more sense to glance and piece it lol

Pros: very good!

Cons: ...... too many pieces ?? :)

A lot of wasted plastic

Written By Michael, Newport, TN on Saturday, April 06, 2013

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All I used was the faceplate trim. Did not need anything else from kit.

Pros: Faceplate trim fit better than trim supplied with radio

Cons: Only needed faceplate trim. Rest was a waste.

Car installation kit

Written By Stephen, Lindenhurst, ny on Thursday, April 04, 2013

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Easy to install this was installed on my 2000 Honda civic it was not hard to do and was a perfect kit for my car I recommend this kit to anyone

The directions leave much to the imagination. A little more detail wo

Written By CC from NC, Burlington NC on Sunday, March 10, 2013

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Looks good once you know how to use it. Maybe an on line video for each install would be nice. After 3 tries it looks and works good but the kit fit many models and the instuctions are hard to understand.

Pros: Looks good once you get it to work.

Cons: Very hard to understand instructions

left to your imagination

Written By kevin, albany, ga on Monday, March 04, 2013

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very basic directions but not very good. for my 2004 honda cr-v it would say remove "tab B" but it wasn't labeled where label B was

Pros: none

Cons: few tabs labeled direction very poor

One piece only needed for Honda CRV Gen 2 models

Written By Brian, Utah on Monday, February 18, 2013

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Kit comes with many parts and pieces, but you will only need to reuse the factor headunit brackets (assuming you stay with double din) and kit provided faceplate frame. This frame has many tabs to remove, I kept some to ensure a snug fit vs. following instructions exactly, but anybody savvy enough to install units should be able to apply logical intelligence to figure this out. Key - don't break off more tabs than you foresee may be useful! Also - install the faceplate AFTER you have the headunit bolted back into the vehicle. The faceplate frame actually snaps on the honda panel opening , not the headunit. Driven and tested with thumping sound and no loose ends here on my install! I was leery of this kit from previous reviews, but I do feel it was worth the $ to seal off the gap between a new headunit and the dash panels.

Could be much better

Written By Mariam, Brookings, SD on Thursday, February 07, 2013

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I had pretty much the same problems that other reviewers have mentioned. You have to cut off bits and pieces to install it, but the sections aren't labeled clearly and the holes for the mounds on the sides doesn't match the factory radio, so I needed some modification.


Written By wde1959, Georgia on Thursday, January 17, 2013

Took me a while to figure out how to utilize. Instructions were accurate, but it took me several readings before I had confidence in what was being communicated. It worked but took some time to cut, trim,file. Having done lots of business with Crutchfield, I will say this is the worst product I have received. It is just designed to cover too many different applications. It definitely extended installation time.

Cons: time consuming

Worst Kit Offered

Written By PK, Dallas, TX on Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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2002 Honda Odyssey

If there was a 0 star, I would've put that. First off, this kit requries you to cut out pieces based on your vehicle, which would be fine if it was actually correct. After cutting off certain tabs, and bending off others, I was ready to put the stereo in the car, only to find out the kit was completely wrong and didnt even fit in the slot. I had to shave some plastic off the car itself, cut more of the kit off, and no luck still. The screw holes didn't line up with the car.

Decided to trash the entire kit and just use the factory mounts that were used with the stock radio. This worked perfectly! Crutchfield needs to stop shipping this kit out and just send some screws instead, informing customers to just use the factory mount already in the car.

Now, I have to find a frame that will work because even that was wrong!

Pros: Couldn't find a single one; fun to break apart and throw at people? (not suggested)

Cons: Everything; Ship it straight back to Crutchfield if you get it and ask for a refund

Pioneer AVH-P3400BH Installation Kits

Written By Paul C, Alexandria, Va on Sunday, January 06, 2013

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This is where Crutchfield comes up short...way short in my opinion. The instruction is too generic and it does not really explain how to put the kits together for my 2003 CRV (double bin). I try to fit the kits to the Pioneer P3400BH unit and it will not fit the way it should be. Since the instruction is not very helpful I just cannot get it to work.

I ended up using the factory bracket (all I do it to ground off four little holding posts on the factory bracket so it lays flat again the side of the head unit for a good fit) and it works great!

The face plate will not fit either! I have to do a little brute force to make it "kind of " work and it is better than leaving gap all around the head unit and the factory center panel.

I wish Crutchfield re do this kits and provider better instruction for installation kits.

Pros: I can't really find too many positive to say about the kits on this purchase for the CRV 2003.

Cons: Install kits does not really work (lack of specific/detail instruction - at least for me).

Receiver kit

Written By Richard, Winter Springs, FL on Wednesday, October 03, 2012

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The bracket doesn't stay in place - nothing on the receiver for it to snap into. The booklet has one figure that shows holes in the bottom side and the holes are actually in the top. But it doesn't matter in the long run - no holes in the receiver to put screws into on top or bottom

Pros: Won't stay in place

Cons: Nothing positive

Honda radio in dash kit

Written By Bryen, Saint Petersburg Florida on Friday, August 24, 2012

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Doesn't fit the dd radio when I assemble it and don't have holes to screw it to the car radio opening. Have no idear why ???

Only bad part of this order

Written By Jason, Brooklyn, NY on Friday, July 13, 2012

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Just like Matt in Columbus, I only used the faceplate in my 2005 CR-V. I was able to break the tabs it mentioned but other tabs seemed to be in the way of a proper fit. I wound up removing more tabs and now it won't "sit" properly in the space. I would love to know what product Matt used to finish his install. If it wasn't included in my order of a Pioneer AVH-P3400, I would have been rather upset. As this was a free add-on, I'll live with the part until I find a better part. (Maybe they should include a second faceplate so you can test the first one and get it right the second time!)


Written By Anonymous, Schaumburg on Saturday, May 26, 2012

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Very flimsy , tabs are hard to cut evenly


Written By FRANK, St Louis, MO on Tuesday, April 03, 2012

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WOW I can't give this product ZERO STARS but I would. Not worth the trouble.

Pros: It's FREE.

Cons: Wouldn't pay $20.00 for this plastic junk. Nothing fit right on existing hole from former CD Player.

OK if you don't pay for it.

Written By Vlad V, San Bruno, CA on Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The only part of this kit that I used in 2003 Honda CR-V was the face frame. I
was able to install Clarion CX609 using OEM radio brackets - only had to gently
flatten (hammer) their centering stamp-out pins, as they didn't exactly match
relative holes on Clarion's body. Measured brackets' positions before removing
them, fit them to the new unit, slid whole thing into dash (make sure that the
car side harness is out of the way) and it worked just fine, with a little
fiddling. Clarion's face is slightly smaller than that of the OEM changer unit,
and so I used kit's frame (trim as directed), and it did fit OK, though not
perfectly - click on Crutchfield's picture here (it's actually CR-V) and look
thoroughly for fine details. The only difference is that, possibly due to my
usage of OEM brackets, my unit is protruding out maybe just a few mm more,
compared to the pic - which is OK with me. Also, plastic tone and grain are not
exact match to the surrounding parts - however, that's still better than facing
glaring gap, as it would be otherwise. OK if you get it for free, as was my case
here - thanks, Crutchfield!

It's a Metra 95-7801

Written By Matt, Columbus, OH on Sunday, October 04, 2009

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This dash kit is a Metra 95-7801 (since Crutchfield doesn't specify it).

I purchased it (not got it free with an order) for a double din unit I bought. I figured Crutchfield's kits would be the best and didn't want to run out to the local car audio store. For my purposes at least (a 2005 Honda CR-V), it was definitely not the best option. There weren't tabs that aligned with the mounting holes on my dash. So I returned it and bought another kit.

The kit's material itself is decent enough. It's not as nice as the other one I bought, but it wasn't terrible either.

Crutchfield was good about accepting the return, but I wish they would have specified what the kit actually was ahead of time.

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  • Trim-panel
  • Rear support tray
  • 2 Brackets
  • Mounting clip
  • 2 Pan-head screw
  • 6 Flat-head screws
  • Installation Instructions

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