Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Fits select 1993-2011 Mitsubishi, Subaru, and Volkswagen models — single-DIN radio dash pocket

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Metra 98-8999

This Metra 98-8999 pocket kit allows you to install a single-DIN (2" 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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  • Pocket
  • Face-plate
  • Trim-ring
  • 6 Brackets
  • 10 Screws
  • Installation Instructions

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fitment was dead on

Written By savpanic, savannah, georgia on Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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this fit my subaru wrx impreza 2005 with no problem and very easy to install.. took me about 10 minutes

Pros: everything fit well and worked just fine.. add a pretty deep pocket to the existing area

Cons: none

Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Written By TimothyP, Illinois on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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This item worked perfectly for installing the new stereo into my 1998 Subaru Outback.

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Written By nate, meridian ID on Monday, November 03, 2014

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work pretty well for what I needed

Pros: fits pretty well

Cons: still need to trim factory - to fit CD player in

Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Written By beat2def, kansas city, mo on Saturday, September 27, 2014

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I never had to use it for my vehicle, but it seems like it would be a great idea to use it.

Looks cool

Written By Jason S, Freehold, NJ on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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I think this kit really dressed off the radio in my dash. It took the place of the CD Player that was in it.

worked great

Written By Jetta tdi, Scotch Plains, NJ on Sunday, August 03, 2014

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WORKED GREAT. piece of cake to install. Looks good.

Pros: All. Fills 2Din hole to make nice 1din conversion

Cons: None

2002 Jetta

Written By Justin, Barre, Ma. on Monday, June 30, 2014

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This kit was by far, the easiest kit I've ever used. Easy to install and looks totally factory. I'd definitely recommend this for anyone wanting to put a single din into a double din Jetta.

Pros: Easy to install, looks fantastic!

Cons: None

Not bad!

Written By anon, Vancouver, BC on Friday, June 20, 2014

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Some people have complained that it's impossible to install this without breaking at least one of the tabs. I used the VW Jetta tabs and had no problem with the install. Nothing broke. It looks factory except for the fact that it isn't 100% perfectly in line with the opening. One end sticks out more than the other by maybe 1 or 2 mm. It's only noticeable if you're looking for flaws. Removing this will likely involve breaking one of the tabs, though. That's one happened to me. Re-installing it went okay and it still fits securely even with one of the tabs missing.

It's weird that it has four holes in the back but when I had to remove the "shelf," those holes in the back gave me a way to grab hold of it. Just remember not to put tiny things in there or they might fall through the holes. Or cover them with black tape.

Great fitment, has pretty close to a stock look.

Written By RyanO, Medina, OH on Saturday, May 31, 2014

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I used the most flush face plate and it fit perfectly behind the factory 03' Impreza (WRX in my case,) faceplace. Looks very clean, could be mistaken for factory to the untrained eye.

Pros: Fit well, looks stock, good price

Cons: I don't really have any

Simple and cheap

Written By Tempest, Sterling, CT on Thursday, May 15, 2014

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IT was easy to put together. just follow the directions. It is a little cheap and i had to use some epoxy around the Inside ring to keep it from shifting. But it worked fine

Pros: Simple to assemble and install into your dash

Cons: Plastic rings are cheap. the snap tabs like to break and when they do.. They do not Hold the ring firmly in place. I had to epoxy it on to keep it tight.

Meh...

Written By carytown, Richmond VA on Thursday, May 08, 2014

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It's a bit on the flimsy side. Quite a few tabs broke while snapping parts together and placing unit in dash to cover the opening left by the removal of the double DIN unit and replacing it with a single DIN

Pros: Turns empty dash real-estate into extra storage. Very handy for placing your phone/player while hooked to head unit. Gives a very clean built-in look.

Cons: Flimsy. Difficult to assemble without breaking some of the retaining tabs. This might be avoided if instructions were re-written with a few warnings and somewhat clearer steps.

receiver kit

Written By Summer, manchester md on Wednesday, May 07, 2014

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Its great

Pros: Its a great product

Cons: Nothing negative to say

Dash Kit for 2002 Volkswagen Jetta

Written By Marc M, Manchester, NH on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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The kit worked, but it was not quite the primo fit I had hoped for. I had to cut out a support for the factory radio at the back of the dash cavity, which was difficult. I snapped a couple of plastic parts on the dash kit when installing as they are very brittle plastic - you need to be very gentle and make sure things are well lined-up. Overall, the radio is in and looks pretty good, so no drastic complaints.

Pros: Price for the kit was very reasonable

Cons: Quality of kit parts is reflected in price

Versatile. Nothing wrong with it a Dremel can't fix

Written By RichF, Saint Paul, MN on Sunday, January 19, 2014

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I have a 1999.5 Golf that came to me with Premium 4 Stereo and a CD Deck. - each a single DIN Device. Crutchfield assumes that if you have a MkIV VW, you have the double DIN Monsoon radio. So when I finally tracked this part down, the web site told me "does not fit." I ordered it anyway, based on my own research. My car was precisely the application it was designed for and the supplied instructions from Metra demonstrated that.

That said, I did not like the design of the part. It wanted me to remove the divider that VW uses to split the double-din bay into to single-din bays, It had a flange that would lock into the groove doing that would leave. A fine design, but I had already installed my single-din stereo, and it's cage was clipped to VW's divider, so I dremeled the flange off the VW Face plate supplied by Metra, and it fit perfectly.

Pros: At $11.99 , this is the best price you will find. Most of the major auto parts retailers want 19.99 - 22.99 for it, and generally need to special order it. With Crutchfield's free shipping, you will pay less and have it nearly as quickly.

Cons: Once you install it, you cannot expect to remove it intact. A better design would have allowed removal with VW's radio removal tool.

Perfect

Written By Kris, Ticonderoga NY on Friday, January 17, 2014

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Worked out great, fits well

Pros: Fits and looks great, really like having the extra storage and it looks like a professional instal

Cons: Directions a bit confusing and no way to attach the "pocket" to the vehicle or to the stereo and no way to attach the stereo to the vehicle as well so I got creative and it all worked out great.

Another Great FREE accessory!

Written By MikeB, Allentown, PA on Sunday, December 01, 2013

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As usual Crutchfield comes through with quality free installation accessories. Made the install a breeze. Great quality and Free! Can't beat that!

Pros: As usual Crutchfield comes through with quality free installation accessories. Made the install a breeze. Great quality and Free! Can't beat that!

Cons: None at all!

Sufficient

Written By Hunter, Baton Rouge, LA on Sunday, November 10, 2013

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It looks decent enough. The fit isn't precise so there is a little wiggle after install, but not enough to worry about. Great that it's included for free.

Pros: Ease of installation

Cons: Universal kit, so not a precise fit

Not much to this .

Written By Dave S, Sissonville,WV on Saturday, October 19, 2013

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Very easy for Subaru Foresters.

Pros: One of the easiest I've ever used to install a stereo!

Cons: None really.

Not the best tray..

Written By Anonymous, San Francisco, CA on Saturday, September 28, 2013

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the dash kit looks alright and does the job but during the install everything lines up correctly and after the final push, the bezel/frame broke from the tray itself (4 really weak clips) so the tray is no unusable. Good thing the stereo I bought came with two!

Pros: Does the job

Cons: cheaply made and very quickly broken

just ok.

Written By Anonymous, attleboro,ma. on Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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fitting ok.

fills gap in the dash

Written By Dave, E WVa on Friday, July 26, 2013

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Does a good job filling the hole in the dash if you're replacing a double-DIN factory unit with a DIN aftermarket. Small 3/8" holes in the back could allow things to fall thru if you're not careful.

Pros: Looks professional when installed

Cons: Documentation not the best. Small 3/8" holes in the back could allow things to fall thru if you're not careful.

Indash kit

Written By Kris, Bristol,Ct on Saturday, July 13, 2013

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Easy to use , easy to put together

Pros: Easy to put together

Cons: no cons

It works.

Written By Tindergarten, Moscow, ID on Thursday, July 11, 2013

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Seems like it could have been better, but it also could have been a WHOLE LOT worse. Installed easily on 1996 Subaru Forester.

Pros: Fits well, contains all needed parts for a variety of installations. Parts all fit, pre-drilled holes match, etc.

Cons: Flimsy and cheap looking. As another reviewer said, some very small items may fall through holes in the back. On the other hand, the holes aren't big enough to thread a USB cable or anything useful through for rear-connect stuff on the back of your receiver.

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Written By Jess, Hollister, CA on Tuesday, July 09, 2013

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Box is really easy to install. I would like to see one with the lid on it.

Pros: very useful and easy to install.

Cons: Can not place small items in it because of the 2 holes.

Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, midwest on Monday, June 03, 2013

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alot of extra parts. worked for my application.

As part of the Installation kit - it does the job

Written By Jonathan, Baltimore, MD on Friday, March 22, 2013

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It is great that Crutchfield throws this in the kit when they match your radio up with your car. It is not the same quality you would get from the factory, but is also not costing you anything - Thanks for including this Crutchfield!!

Pros: Included with the Installation kit

2005 Jetta Dash Pocket

Written By Peter T, Mc Cloud California on Monday, March 11, 2013

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this pocket worked as designed. I catually went to a competitor to buy this and they sold me the wrong one. Thanks Crutchfield for all of your technical assistance with this install. I will avoid the compeditor in the future and go to Crutchfield first.

Pros: Fit without issue. Piece of cake!

Cons: None.

Not Necessary

Written By DonJ, Hellertown, PA on Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Not sure why it was required. Subaru 2005 Forester already had one on place.

cheap with poor instructions

Written By tony s, ny on Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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poor instructions. If you put the face bracket in wrong, the tabs will shatter when you pull it off to reverse it. Need a new face bracket but isn't worth 13$ so im bonn just glue it... Back holes were too small for rear USB head so you have to drill it out. Would have looked okay if the tabs didnt break.

Cons: cheap, bad instructions.

Subaru dash pocket

Written By mikem, TX on Saturday, September 08, 2012

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Obviously it's plastic, but it seemed a little thin and cheapo. It feels like it will warp within a couple years. The edges aren't finished well, and don;t present a factory look. The instructions supplied by Crutchfield should have included a step to remove the bezel attached to the replacement head unit.

OK

Written By Anonymous, Fremont, Ca on Saturday, August 18, 2012

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The directions were not complete, it took some figuring out how to install properly

Pros: Once I figured it out it went in fine

Cons: Directions were not clear on where to screw in the brackets.

Dash Pocket

Written By Masi, Costa Mesa, CA on Friday, August 17, 2012

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This was required for my Mercedes ML320 because the radio would not fit into the dash with the telephone in the dash. After removing the telephone, which does not work anyway, and installing the Dash pocket, I am up and running. It took some minor changes to get it to fit, but the mission was accomplished.

Pros: Once it was installed, the replacement radio fit perfectly and I have more storage.

Cons: It took a few more days to receive the pocket before I was able make the final installation of the radio.

dash pocket

Written By dragon71, Rouses Point NY on Friday, August 10, 2012

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this is a very nice kit. it fits perfect into my 96 Mit Galant.

Pros: None

Cons: Non

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Written By Mar, Pa on Sunday, August 05, 2012

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Didn't really need it in my 1997 Subau

Only ok

Written By Dave, Columbia, MO on Monday, July 30, 2012

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Not quite right, Jetta 2003. It's a bit wobbly.

Pros: Fills the spot, I guess.

Cons: Doesn't fit quite right, the directions indicate that there's something for the teeth to snap into. There's not. It basically slides in and stays there, sort of. It was free so I'm not complaining bu if I paid for this piece I would return it.

waste of money for a vw

Written By upset, indiana on Sunday, July 01, 2012

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I wish they would refund my money on this, but it would cost me more to ship it back .

Cons: way to complex for a vw when there is an oem version to fit the spot.

Good construction

Written By Ian B., Woodbridge. VA on Saturday, June 30, 2012

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Seems to be well made, though I ended up not needing it, as the car I was installing into actually had a pocket already.

Pros: Good construction.

Cons: None noted.

Perfect fit. Easy install.

Written By NismoZ, Savannah, GA on Saturday, June 30, 2012

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Looks great, and fit great. Will buy again.

Pros: -Easy Install -Clear instructions for VW. -Matches interior.

Cons: -I had to put it on top of the stereo due to the VW space confinements :(

Very nice fit !

Written By P. Jones, Syracuse , NY on Monday, June 18, 2012

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This kit fit the stereo perfectly into my dash opening .

Pros: It fits perfectly and looks like it was made for the car , as in a 'factory look' .

Cons: None that i can think of .

Dash Pocket

Written By Dino, Limerick, PA on Monday, April 02, 2012

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went in with no problems, love the huge space below the radio.

Pros: you can make the space top or bottom. installs easy

Cons: n/a

No Saab instructions. Poor fit.

Written By Djpren, Astoria. Or on Saturday, March 24, 2012

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The instructions did not mention saabs. So I had to guess on which brackets to use. I ended up using the only ones that would work. Unfortunately the fit is horrible and none of the trim plates work. So all in all it looks like crap.

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Written By Dave K, Allentown, PA on Monday, March 12, 2012

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Everything was well thought out except for the fact that the radio plastic trim built into the radio that does not get removed. it was in the way of the original trim plate fitting properly. it had to be trimmed to make it fit

Dash Pocket

Written By Dash Pocket, Dillon, MT on Sunday, February 12, 2012

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This product was not needed for my vehicle. The 2003 subaru baja had a dash pocket in place (one with a closing face, so this was not needed for my stero installation.

Pros: looks good.

Cons: not needed.

VW Pocket for Subaru

Written By N3NF, Pittsburgh on Saturday, January 28, 2012

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Installed easily in '99 Subaru Forester. It was not clear which trim pieces to use with the particular installation and required some trial and error. End result looked like a factory install.

Pros: Great appearance. Pocket size very useful.

Cons: Seemed odd to order a Volkswagen piece for a Subaru installation. Trial and error required to determine which trim piece to use.

Easy install

Written By gossm, Denver, CO on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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The pocket installed as expected. I mounted the pocket on top and deck on bottom to meet my needs. It installed without a hitch. However, I think that if I had had to remove it for any reason, I probably would have had to break it (the plastic tabs). It would be nice to have the option of removal without destroying it.

Pros: Easy install. Can mount with pocket on top or bottom.

Cons: Only one chance to install it....to remove it you have to break it.

Did not fit well

Written By UltimaMC, Pendleton, OR on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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I had to really tweak it to get it to fit, even now it doesn't fit well I plan to buy a stereo from somewhere else next time.

Pros: pocket is handy

Cons: does not fit well, much tweaking was needed.

Great product!!!

Written By Anonymous, Champaign, IL on Friday, January 20, 2012

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Looks like factory

2006 VW Golf

Written By PaulM, Crawfordsville, IN on Monday, November 14, 2011

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The dash pocket does not snuggly fit. It is retained by the new receiver DIN sleeve but has around 1/8" of play. Crutchfield sent me a replacement pocket, but it fits the same. The tabs slide into the recesses in the dash, but do not lock into place.

Pros: Easy to assemble.

Cons: This does not snap into place on a 2006 VW Golf with the OEM double din Monsoon receiver.

1999 SABB 9-5

Written By vedo4ave, Atlanta, GA on Wednesday, November 02, 2011

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The opening created by removing the factory radio is to wide for a typical aftermarket radio and pocket accessory. Also, you will still need to keep the factory radio bracket to fit the new radio, but will need to make some modifications to the back of the bracket(cut out back) and drill holes on sides to mount new radio. I did all this with a simple Dremel tool. You will also need to get a trim plate to cover the rest of the opening around the radio/pocket assembly since width is different from factory trim. Radio WILL fit in bracket, the trim around the factory radio is just wider than the aftermarket radio, so a plate will need to be made to ensure a clean looking install.

Cons: This item does not fit the 1999 SABB 9-5. Multiple modifications required to fit product.

worked reat on a 2000 forester

Written By mh, denver, co on Sunday, July 31, 2011

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worked great thanks for including the removal and installation instructions

Great item!

Written By Michelle, Milwaukee, WI on Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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Great item! Especially for the price. I was worried after reading the other
reviews, but it looks like Crutchfield listened and changed it to a regular dash
pocket. It no longer has the annoying CD separators that everyone else has
talked about. Fits perfectly in my dash (2005 WRX). I can fit my sun glasses
in it and rest my iPod in it while it's plugged into the stereo above. Works great!

Installed fine

Written By ElTiante, Boston, MA on Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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Its pretty much the same as the stock pocket that came with the car but it
doesn't have a front cover. Not much else to say besides the fact that it was
easy to install and doesn't look bad! It came with my unit for free so I have no
complaints!

great item AND it's FREE

Written By MSL, greenwich, ct on Monday, April 04, 2011

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i saw some lukewarm reviews that i couldn't understand.
it takes up that empty space that my old double din stereo left off and allows
storage space -for iphone, glasses, whatever.
the installation is a snap - almost literally
best of all it's free when you get the car stereo.
there is nothing not to like.

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Written By VW Chick, Charlotte, NC on Friday, March 18, 2011

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Purchased for 2001 VW Passat with Monsoon system. Fits perfectly after
uninstallig factory unit (double din) and easy to install. Instructions were very clear.
Thanks Crutchfield!

Has holes in the back and CD "shelves"

Written By Jeremy, Eastern CT on Monday, March 07, 2011

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I'm very dissapointed in this kit for several reasons:
- it has holes in the back, so any small item you would want to store in it could fall into your dash.
- it has CD shelves. These take up usable room for things like an MP3 player or phone.
- It does not appear possible to remove the pocket w/o damaging or breaking it. If I need to access that part of the car for a repair or future upgrade, I will probably have to buy another kit.

Only one good thing about it is that it installed easy and looks good. But it wasn't what I was hoping for in terms of functionality.

Works, but lots of room for improvement.

Written By ., Phoenix, AZ on Saturday, February 26, 2011

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Metra brand universal dash pocket was shipped as a set with Mitsubishi, Subaru, and
Wolkswagen adapters. If I would not receive it as free installation gear from Cruitchfield,
I would have returned it. In the end it works, but definitely looks and feels as a low grade
aftermarket.

The visible edges of Subaru adapter (which I used) are not straight and appeared to be
visibly buckled toward inside of the pocket. Also there are approximately 1 inch wide CD
case shelves on both sides inside the pocket. Intended for 3 CD cases only one CD
case fits resulting in poor usability, and significant waste of space due to excessive
width of the shelves. Installation instructions were straight forward and easy to follow,
but 6 flat head screws appeared to be too short to reliably hold the attachment brackets.

Didn't need it

Written By AndyB, VA on Wednesday, February 09, 2011

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So, I now have two of these laying around as I don't actually need them with my
WRX. They look and feel flimsy, but I can't comment as to their longevity
because I haven't actually installed them anywhere.

Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Written By Zoli, Sterling, MA on Tuesday, February 01, 2011

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Very straigthforward, easy installation. Well made kit.

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Written By dbg, Charlotte, NC on Monday, January 31, 2011

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Very easy to install and is a quality product.
Wish it wasn't a CD holder though and just a cubby.

Perfect Fit-Easy Install

Written By Steve, Pottstown PA on Sunday, January 16, 2011

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I'm stunned to see ratings less than 5 stars! What were you expecting for this price?

I installed this in a 99 Jetta. It was a perfect fit and installed in less than 5 minutes. Granted the screws are barely a friction fit, but if you install the flathead screws they are fine. My helper tried one of the round head screws and it was slightly larger and stripped out the female thread. That's what Loctite
is for!

Perfect Fit!

Written By Michael, Milwaukee, WI on Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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Although reviews are generally positive, there are plenty of mixed reviews on this dash pocket, but I ended up buying it anyway using the logic that if it broke, it was only a few bucks wasted.

I installed it on my 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback, and it fit perfectly. Installation was very simple and straight forward. I could see how it could be flimsy, but as long as you are careful I honestly don't see how someone could break it. For an inexpensive way of filling an empty space in my older vehicle it worked perfect.

Poorly constructed.

Written By Anonymous, Murray, KY on Thursday, September 09, 2010

The clips used to install the faceplate to the pocket are poorly designed and made out of a weak material. The pocket broke in a matter of minutes from being installed. Maybe with some heavy duty clips for the faceplate would solve this problem.

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Written By David, Chester, Va. on Monday, September 06, 2010

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Perfect fit, install in your sleep.

Adds function

Written By miksich, Des Moines, IA on Tuesday, June 01, 2010

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The dash pocket was super easy to install and assemble. It sits nice and snug in the opening where the stock deck was.

i would recommend installing the head unit first so you don't limit your working space.

One thing I wish I would have done is to drill an opening and run the aux wire through the back of the dash pocket.

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Written By Sparky69er, San Diego on Sunday, May 30, 2010

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This thing is cheap. After reassembling the dash is when I found out how cheap is thing was. The front face peace brook and the whole thing fell apart. Had to take the dash and everything back apart. the only fix was to glue the thing together. Thanks for making me do the install twice I may have forgot something the first time!!!!!!!

Made it better.

Written By Eddie, Hendersonville, NC on Tuesday, April 06, 2010

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I read the reviews before my system arrived and I agree the free dash pocket is lacking in quality. It took some time and a little effort but I cut out the CD holders from inside the pocket and then lined the bottom with a non-slip adhesive pad. Now I have a full pocket for more storage and stuff stays put without slipping out.
Installation was easy and went according to the instructions. It looks like has been there forever.

Looks kindof cheap

Written By CarAudio, WA on Saturday, November 07, 2009

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This was included as part of a free installation kit to fill the gap when I
ordered a 1 DIN receiver to replace the original 2-DIN one in my subaru
WRX. It looks kind of cheap, and requires some filing/sandpapering to fit.
The outside frames also require some filing. I haven't done that yet...

Nevertheless, it is an ok free stop gap solution. I can always buy a better
DIN pocket from subaru, but probably won't bother.

Works

Written By Arthur, Rochester, NY on Monday, August 24, 2009

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Easy to install, should include removal instructions.

Wasn't clear whether it was to go above or below new radio - could do either it seemed. Ended up below.

Kind of cheap but functional, agree that the CD shelves are wasted, could use the unimpeded room for storage.

Does the job, though.

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Written By Anonymous, carson,ca on Wednesday, August 05, 2009

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this component doesnt work as well as it should . the screws in the side does not hold and it comes out right away the plastic holder that snaps breaks easily. i would rather have bought the stock one from the dealer at least it pits perfectly

It does the job but is cheap.

Written By Charles, Denver, CO on Sunday, June 14, 2009

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I am about to order my third one. The tabs that hold the face onto the
body fail and it rattles. Additionally, the pocket has tabs in it that are
supposed to act as a CD shelf. I think this is an outdated idea and the
tabs make it so that a wallet or larger item won't fit. I'm not sure many
people carry CD's in their cases any more or if the CD case would stay in
the shelf under acceleration.

If there were a different product available I would buy it.

Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Written By John, VT on Saturday, May 30, 2009

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Fits and works like a charm!!!!!! Really easy install!!!!

Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Written By TurboPepe, Independence, IA, USA on Monday, May 18, 2009

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Easy to install and modify for access to USB cable running to back of stereo. Might want to include removal instructions for first timers like me that need to tuck wires from the stereo---THEN---install pocket :).

Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Written By Geoff, Rochester, NY on Monday, May 04, 2009

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Fits well enough, slightly flimsy but no problems that I have found.

Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Written By Alexander, New Jersey on Tuesday, April 07, 2009

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I got this with the stereo I bought for my Subaru Impreza. First of all I will say that the item is not needed and should probably not be used. The new stereo swapped easily into the place of the old one and the stock bracket and shelf are a much higher quality. It seems that these days many cars and aftermarket head units are designed on a standard and there is no need for this item in the Subaru.

double din pocket

Written By tmcvermont, Castleton Vt. on Tuesday, March 17, 2009

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this item is ok and filled the space when installing my single din into the double din space. However, this is not the quality I have come to expect from Crutchfield. The instructions are a bit spotty and having to adjust the position of the unit within the dash I had to loosen the screws and when retightened the threads strip.

It works but is somewhat disappointing.

Only thing good about this item: it was free

Written By VK, Albuquerque on Tuesday, March 03, 2009

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The install went relatively smoothly. However, the pocket itself had a face already attached to it that didn't match my car, so it had to be removed. But in so doing, one of the plastic hooks snapped -- this is very cheap plastic. Yes, I was able to get the new face on and it looks fine, but there is a little gap that I can notice. I would have exchanged it but I already had my old stereo out and my new stereo ready to go. I really didn't need the hassle of waiting for a replacement. When installed, the item looked fine. But, if this item didn't come with my install package, I definitely would have went with something more sturdy.

jim

Written By jim, WI on Sunday, February 15, 2009

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This came with my purchased radio, and works as advertised. It does fill the space left by removing the OEM radio and substituting my purchased HD. The brackets and screws work as advertised, although they are plastic and as such, the installer must be careful to put them in right the first time (with plastic, there's no second chance!).
The storage space is nice, too.

Great addition

Written By Luke, york, pa on Friday, February 06, 2009

I was skeptical about this pocket after reading others reviews. But pleasantly suprised at the ease of installation and appearance. I had no issues with installing this in my 97 subaru legacy, and it looks great, and sturdy as well. directions were not that great, but worked.
thanks

Isn't high quality, but is fine once installed

Written By John, Northeast on Monday, February 02, 2009

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I had zero problems with this. I thought it looked a little cheap, but once installed, it is no worse or better than the other OEM material. We live in a "make it cheaply" world, folks.

The installation is a bit odd. In a 2003 VW, you need to make sure the prongs on the faceplate are on the TOP so it will fit into a notch in the dash. NOWHERE does it say this in the instructions. I got lucky on my first try.

Not awesome, but FREE

Written By Adam, Little Rock, AT on Tuesday, January 27, 2009

This went into a 2004 GTI. I don't really like the slots for holding CDs. I don't really carry CDs anymore, so it makes the pocket smaller than it actually is when it comes to holding other items. What bothers me more, is that this does not match the finish in my dash. The supplied dash pocket has a texture to it, although the rest of the black plastic in my interior is perfectly smooth. Neither are a big deal though. The texture on the dash pocket isn't really noticeable anyway, as it is placed below the new headunit I purchased. But hey, 4 stars for being FREE! Thanks Crutchfield, you guys rock!

Installation easy, compatible looks

Written By Mark, Quinton, VA on Thursday, October 16, 2008

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Easy to install. Looks good. VW Passats have limited storage capacity, so increase is appreciated. Don't like the tabs in the back of the slot that are designed to hold CDs. Who brings CDs when you're using a USB port Sony? The zip drive I use holds 30 CDs.

Its OK

Written By Steve, Seattle, WA on Sunday, October 05, 2008

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It's OK. The installation is a little confusing. The screws provided are entirely too short to work. The adapters are a little confusing.

Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Written By Allen, Northern California on Monday, September 22, 2008

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Just like the other reviewer, I didn't like this pocket thing either. It does fit in my 03 VW Jetta - but the stuff is cheap. Once you get it in, you can forget about getting it out unless you want to break it. BUT... what am I to complain about! The good people at Crutchfield send this to me for free b/c the order was over $129.

Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Written By Vince, Florida on Sunday, September 21, 2008

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I would give it 0 stars if I could.. while installing the plastic clips broke.. I wound up super gluing it together so it would stay..

Since I was able to RIG it to work.. I'll accept the fact that I HAVE to give it 1 star..

Not great

Written By bikedork, Mpls. on Saturday, September 20, 2008

This pocket was a disappointment. The finish looks just fine on a VW 2002 Jetta, but the screws that hold the two plastic side clamps did not screw in deep enough. I ended up using some plastic glue to bind the clamps to the side of the pocket, I drilled down the countersinks so the screw portion could hold, and then I covered the screw heads with glue so there was no chance they would rattle or pop out. This was important because I'm not sure how I could release this from the slot once it was snapped into place.

Not needed for single-height stock radio

Written By Al, Worcester, MA on Thursday, September 18, 2008

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My base Subaru didn't need this. The existing pocket is just fine. The ordering process strongly recommends it, so I ordered it. I didn't know until I had the dash apart that it wasn't really needed. I knew I already had a pocket, but I didn't know if it was incompatible or something. Turns out it wasn't needed.

Crutchfield issued a credit and didn't want it back, so it wasn't painful, but you might skip this if your stock radio is single-height.

cheaply made

Written By Jordan, Houston, TX on Monday, September 15, 2008

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This product works OK in my 2004 VW Jetta, but I recommend getting the VW shelf and pocket used on 2000-2001 models as it fits perfectly and the finish quality matches the rest of the car. The VW part is about $70 and can be ordered at any VW dealer.

Great to have, some improvement possible

Written By Jerry, Palo Alto CA on Wednesday, August 06, 2008

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Thanks to Crutchfield for sending this along with my new receiver. It was easy to fit and looks great.

A few suggestions:

The mounting setup is straightforward and sturdy, but I don't see how it can be removed once installed. I will need to take it out to fix my broken antenna, most likely.

This one replaced another just like it, which had been broken in the past. The new one is improved, with tighter slots that keep CD cases from rattling. However, I would rather use this pocket for sunglasses, iPod, etc and so the CD Case slots get in the way. CDs are so Yesterday, so it would be nice to have a pocket that was all open inside.

But thanks again, I like it!

Better than 4" factory unit...

Written By Joe, Atlanta, GA on Thursday, November 29, 2007

I purchased a new head unit for my 2002 Jetta and was thrilled to be getting rid of my 4" factory unit. The dash pocket was a welcomed addition. Though the pocket is slightly brittle, if handled carefully, it's nice to have. It installs quite literally in a snap. My only issue with it is that when I accelerate, my items in the pocket tend to slide out, so I'm contemplating adding some rubberized inserts to add a little grip, but other than that, it's great.

Dash Pocket Caution

Written By Jordan, Provo, Utah on Friday, June 29, 2007

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I wasn't very pleased with the dash pocket they sent me. When doing the installation, the hooks wich join the faceplate to the pocket are extremely fragile, and if you snap them in to hard or fast they will break...making the whole dash pocket useless because the pocket will fall back into the radio cavity. So, be careful. Of course, Crutchfield is amazing and they sent me another one the next day.

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