A necessary part that looks good and works.
2007 Ford Freestyle
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This dash kit worked well. I wish I had had a little more information when installing however. 1) The plastic brackets that came with the kit to hold onto the side of the stereo did not come with the required screws. I happened to have a few screws from a previous install, but they weren't with me when I did the install for someone else (at their workplace), so I had to forego using the side pieces. 2) The instructions said nothing about needing to forego the metal sleeve that came with the stereo (and come with most stereos) if I wanted to use the small plastic surround that metra provides instead of the surround that comes with the stereo. Sooooo, using the sleeve and the plastic surround that came with the stereo, there is a gap left on the left and right side of the stereo where you can see through to behind the dash. Not horrible, but not as nice as it would have been if I had used the surround that metra provided. I can still fix this, of course, but it will require taking everything apart again in order to remove the metal sleeve, attach the plastic sides to the stereo and the front piece supplied by metra (and using my own screws which they neglected to include), and then reassemble using the metra surround instead of the jvc surround. Long story short, a little more info about this in the instructions would have saved me time and effort. Still, either way, it worked.
Pros: Fits, looks good and is easy to use.
Cons: Missing screws. Instructions lacking on a few details.Crutchfield response on October 18, 2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.