Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Fits select 2005-up Nissan models — single-DIN or double-DIN models

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Metra 99-7581 kit

The Metra 99-7581 kit allows you to install a single-DIN (2" tall) or 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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  • Radio housing w/ pocket
  • Single-DIN trim-ring
  • Double-DIN trim-ring
  • 2 Brackets
  • Installation Instructions

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Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Written By Bill H, Hurricane, Utah on Tuesday, November 04, 2014

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1. Not a well constructed kit. 2. Low Quality

Pros: None

Cons: 1. Kit had to be modified to fit. 2. After installation thin plastic trim strip bends. Should remain straight 3. Kit did not allow dash cover to be re-installed. It was necessary to trim plastic trim. 4. Not a quality product.

great dash kit

Written By gt, East Ridge,TN on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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it was great to have them if needed but I didn't need to use them on my install

Pros: great to have them included if needed

Does NOT fit 2014 Xterra X

Written By Michael, Portland OR on Monday, October 06, 2014

This is a well put-together kit made from quality materials. The documentation is clear and it installs with great ease. The only problem is that it does not fit in a 2014 Xterra X. Crutchfield's site specifies it, as does Metra's. but sometime at or before the 2014 model year, NIssan changed the form factor in the X trim audio system to match the S and the Pro-4X trims. As a result, the 99-7581 places the head unit about 3/4" too far back into the dash, and leaves a gap around the installation that varies in size between large enough to insert a finger, and large enough to insert a flat trim tool.

For the 2014 Xterra X, you'll need the Metra 99-7619, which is the same kit used for the newer S and Pro-4X models. The 7619 fits like a glove!

Pros: Well-made, clear instructions, solid installation.

Cons: Doesn't fit newer Xterra models.

Crutchfield response on Monday, October 13, 2014 Thanks for letting us know, Michael. Our vehicle research team investigated and found the proper kit. They updated our vehicle database so customers will now receive the right installation gear.

05 pathfinder le

Written By Anonymous, Wake forest NC on Sunday, October 05, 2014

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This by far has been the worst bracket I have had to deal with! Installed a double din jvc in 05 pathfinder had to use the factory brackets that put the unit to far into the dash and the supplied metra trim ring left a large gap at the top. After 3 hours of modifying the factory brackets it looks decent not great. I think the kit should have come with some brackets for the double din that have more mounting hole options and a better fitting trim bezel. Not impressed at all actually disappointed in the fit.

Pros: None

Cons: Does not come with double din mounting brackets

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Ocean city md on Saturday, September 06, 2014

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Good product fit perfectly,very happy.

Cons: Maybe would need to come with a plastic version of the factory plates for double din installs being u need the factory plates to do that install. In case someone had prior removed the factory unit and no longer has those plates.

amazing as always

Written By bjorn, north lauderdale on Saturday, August 09, 2014

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I dont believe there was ever a time when Crutchfield didn't deliver. Their team is so knowledgeable is ridiculous. Blake for example found what I needed after me explaining for only 30 seconds. How great is that? Product was shipped super fast too.

Pros: Everything!

Cons: They havent discovered star treks transporter technology so I had to wait for shipping

almost perfect

Written By Juan Carlos, new York on Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Very easy to install

Metra 99-7581 in dash receiver kit

Written By Calvin, Troutville, Va on Friday, June 20, 2014

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Great quality

2013 Nissan Frontier S

Written By Jeff, Las Vegas, NV on Thursday, June 12, 2014

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Worked perfectly in my 13 frontier, extremely easy and straightforward install.

Pros: Fits perfect

Cons: Cd player sits in to far.

dash kit

Written By cool breeze, winter springs fl on Thursday, May 22, 2014

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right dash kit but did not fit right could have been my radio was to deep but made it work

All I needed was the bezel

Written By Dave, Rowlett, TX on Wednesday, April 09, 2014

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This item included a lot of parts I didn't need, but it did include the one item I required, so it was perfect!

Pros: Everything I needed and then some.

Cons: None

Very nice

Written By Anonymous, augusta ks on Wednesday, April 09, 2014

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gave my install a professional look without the hassle of going to the local radio shop

Pros: look price (free) wooo hooo!

Cons: came with way more hardware than needed that just ended up in the trash to fill up our landfills

Not needed for my vehicle install.

Written By Gary S., Las Vegas, NM on Tuesday, March 04, 2014

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This kit was not needed to install my head unit on 05' Nissan Pathfinder as I used the existing factory brackets to mount it.

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Abq, NM on Monday, March 03, 2014

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Nice fit

I was underwhelemed

Written By Mark, Baltimore, MD on Monday, January 06, 2014

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I was less than impressed with these for my Nissan XTerra. The one peice I needed from the kit does not fit properly at all. It needed to be modifed to work even somewhat, but in the end it was just a temporary peice until I could fabricate my own bezel to give the final install a clean factory look.

Pros: They came free with my purcahse so I didn't waste money on them.

Cons: They don't do pretty much anything they are supposed to do. They need to be modified to work at all in certain applications.

excellent adapter--looks like it has always been there

Written By baddd dogggie, carlsbad, ca on Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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perfect fit, easy to install, looks great

Pros: perfect fit, easy to install, looks great

Cons: none

dash kit

Written By jeff, florida on Thursday, December 26, 2013

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Made install a snap

Easy and free!

Written By 2wheelsguy, OHIO on Thursday, December 26, 2013

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Easy to use, everything I needed was in this package.

Pros: Free with purchase. good plastic and good fit

Cons: none

In-dash Receiver kit for 2007 Nissan Frontier

Written By Mish, Rockland County, NY on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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This product fit my car perfectly. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because the cover bracket that snaps in around the radio was a bit loose. I had to use some electrical tape to keep it from rattling around. It really was not that much of a problem, I just found it odd that everything else fit so perfect except this one piece.

Pros: Fit perfect. Exact same size and shape as the stock harness. The ISO brackets allowed the radio to fit securely in the receiver.

Cons: Just that one cover bracket was fairly loose, but it has not rattled since the install if you tape it down with some electrical tape.

GOOD FIT

Written By MARK M, UTICA, NY on Monday, November 04, 2013

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FITS WELL WITH STEREO IN '05 PATHFINDER.

Pros: GREAT FIT

Cons: N/A

Face plate

Written By Downtown, Decatur, GA on Thursday, October 31, 2013

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The face plate kit was a bit cumbersome. Had to experiment to see which item worked the best in covering empty space. The good thing there were enough choices to fix the empty space.

Pros: Various covering to accomplish final setup. Visual look is most important and covering empty space is key. Had the perfect sizes to do the job.

Cons: None

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, California on Friday, September 13, 2013

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Didn't fit my 96 Exterra without modification. Modification was easy but you have to go ahead and cut it and hope it works. It did and now Crutchfield has incorporated my feedback into there instruction sheet.

Simplicity

Written By Jeff, Port St Joe, FL on Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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Simple instructions, fit perfectly.

Pros: simple, perfect fit

Cons: none

the Metra 99-7581 In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By bwame2, savannah ga. on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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fits perfect in my 2013 frontier s

Pros: perfect fit

Cons: none

Works, but confusing.

Written By Tom S., Lynden, WA on Monday, July 08, 2013

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This kit has too many unnecessry parts that do not apply to the specific radio and vehicle.

Pros: Fairly easy to install, once it is determined which of the parts is needed for the particular vrhicle.

Cons: Instructions said to use the vehicle's factory mount brackets, but they required drilling out 3 of the 4 holes for the screws to fit the new radio.

Easy fit.

Written By ReedP, SLC,Utah on Thursday, June 27, 2013

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Everything fit nicely. Looks good installed. Am missing a part, but Crutchfield is sending a replacement right out.

Pros: Easy install, Good fit.

Cons: Wish it had a little more finished look on the little tray under the stereo for the single din install.

Indash Kit

Written By Chaz, CT on Monday, June 10, 2013

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Perfect fit. Looks like a factory install

Pros: Easy match

Not really needed

Written By Bluechapel, SW Oklahoma on Wednesday, June 05, 2013

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For my particular purchase, this really wasnt needed. I was able to bend the mounts that came on the receiver about 1/16 of an inch and use all the existing hardware and holes.

Trim kit

Written By KNM, Mendota,VA on Sunday, June 02, 2013

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2006 Nissan Xterra, all you need from the kit is the trim ring.

Pros: Looks good !!!!

Cons: None

excellence

Written By elvin v, mayaguez Puerto Rico on Monday, April 29, 2013

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It fit perfect and work excellent

Not Useful

Written By Chuck, Crawfordville, FL on Sunday, April 07, 2013

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Perhaps this would be helpful with a DIN install but there was no way to make it work on a 2007 Nissan Frontier DDIN install and tech support was no help.

Pros: None

Cons: Didn't work.

three strikes - this kit is out

Written By David B., southwest VA on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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And here they are:

1) As Reich1 noted, the design of this kit puts the head unit in a location that creates physical interference between the head unit's rear wiring and the dash crossbar in the Nissan Frontier (mine's an '08 non-Nismo, so it's not just the Nismo version). This literally made it impossible to install in my vehicle.

2) As MarkP pointed out, the brackets that attach to the sides of the head unit have very poor retention in the main body of the mount. The head unit pops/falls out of the mount with very little force. Be prepared to catch your head unit if you ever get rear-ended

3) The "trim plate" that goes on last had an insane amount of vertical play - in the neighborhood of 1/16 of an inch.

Pros: Crutchfield's return policy - I'm returning this heap

Cons: I was conned into thinking this would work...

Didn't need it

Written By MikeF, Nelson, Georgia on Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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Trim piece didn't fit the dash around the radio. No problem. Can't really notice it anyway.

Pros: Came in a complete kit for single DIN and double DIN radios. Crutchfield included for free with the order.

Cons: Couldn't use anything from the kit but didn't really need to.

Kit not needed for 2008 Xterra

Written By JColeman, Rougemont, NC on Thursday, January 24, 2013

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Kit is not needed for 2008 Xterra with doulble-din install. I did use the trim ring though because I thought it looked a little nicer and fit a little better than the one with the radio.

Pros: Good universal kit but Crutchfield needs to evaluate better what kind of vehicle and radio install to save themself money.

Cons: None seen.

Not for Nismo

Written By Reich1, Lexington, NC on Monday, January 14, 2013

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I do not believe that the Nismo model was taken into consideration. If all models have a metal cross brace tube that runs behind the receiver this install kit is junk. Where the wire harness goes into the receiver it hits the metal tube. There is no way around it and that issue is not addressed in the instructions. I had to space the metal frame that came with the stereo out about a 1/4". It looks fine but I should have not had to take it out and try different things to make the install kit work. And yes I tried the plastic ears that come with the kit. They two would not snap in place without the back of the stereo hitting that tube. I was installing a Kenwood KDC-BT752HD. Someone at Crutchfield should look to see if all models have that tube. If so the stereo and install kit does NOT work without modification!

Pros: Finish matched factory colors and texture good

Cons: Didn't fit right.

OK

Written By JV, San Jose, CA on Thursday, January 10, 2013

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Didn't really need the whole kit but with all the different types of decks and the volumes that this company deals with I can see why the entire kit is included. You will need one part of the other in a 2006 pathfinder, so I appreciated it being there. Lots of parts left over, I would have been very upset having to pay for the kit and only using the frame that was needed for a double din to double din replacement. All in all thanx crutchfield.

Pros: Without it there will be an awkward gap.

Cons: Kind of cheap looking but you get what you pay for and this was free, so....

Not optimal

Written By Sven, Houston, TX on Friday, January 04, 2013

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The 2-din to 1-din converter has odd construction. It does not fit the Nissan Xterra nicely.

Pros: Kit is free

Cons: Does not fit nicely

Useless for Nissan Xterra

Written By JJ, Grand Junction, CO on Sunday, December 30, 2012

This kit was completely unnecessary for my install. I used the factory metal mounting brackets off of the factory radio and the bezel cover supplied with the radio. (Which fit better than the one in this kit)

Pros: They are pretty looking.

Cons: I had no use for them on this install.

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Soddy Daisy, TN on Monday, November 05, 2012

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So-so kit. Instructions not at all helpful; figured out how to make it work on my own. Tab features didn't hold, some broke, and had to engineer other solution to lock head unit into kit. Upper "filler bar" a bit warped and is slightly noticeable in vehicle. Lower pocket is a cool feature.

Pros: Cool pocket feature

Cons: Plastic choice not the best (breakable tabs, warp in part); instructions useless

Mounting clips didn't hold stereo in place

Written By MarkP, Seattle., WA on Friday, October 19, 2012

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After attaching the plastic mounting clips to the stereo when I went to slid the stereo into the holding fixture the clips didn't clip very well. One little touch and the radio would pop back out. There is no way to bend the clip a little so it catches better since they are plastic. I ended up going to local auto parts store and buying another kit.

Cons: Clips wouldn't hold stereo in place

Extra Parts

Written By Len, Rockland County, NY on Monday, October 15, 2012

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I was replacing a double DIN with a double DIN. The kit was also equipped for replacing double DIN with single DIN. So it came with many extra parts. Instructions not too clear. All I needed was a plastic frame. Glad it came free. I would not have been happy buying this whole kit for just a plastic frame.

Pros: Gives professional apperance. Came free from Crutchfield with receiver purchase.

Cons: Should have separate kits for single and double DIN.

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Written By Deb, Montrose, PA on Friday, October 12, 2012

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Does exactly what it is supposed to. Kit drops right in, no issues.

A little frustrated

Written By DEW, Up Chuck, SC on Tuesday, September 04, 2012

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Not really sure if this kit was necessary, but Crutchfield said it was. I installed it on a 2008 Nissan Xterra. The frustration began with the kit had many pieces I didn't need for my double DIN Pioneer unit. The only piece I could use was a rectangular plastic frame. The problem was that it wasn't labeled for orientation on the stereo's faceplate. I tried several placements of the frame and had clearance problems while securring the dash panel, in other arrangements, the frame seemed awkward and cheap plastic looking.

Pros: None

Cons: Missing detailed instructions, cheap plastic.

Dont know why they sent it

Written By Dan G., Clayton NC on Thursday, August 23, 2012

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The parts are cheap plastic. I didn't need this to install in my vehicle, a 2012 Suzuki Equator. The instructions they sent were wrong also. I was able to install my radio by adapting the factory mounting plates from my factory radio.

Pros: none.

Cons: cheap plastic.

worked perfectly

Written By JerryS, Peoria, AZ on Sunday, August 19, 2012

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The kit for my Nissan Xterra 2006 was just right, no problems installing.

Cons: none

I guess it worked

Written By Mike R, Seminole, FL on Sunday, August 12, 2012

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I had the factory double DIN radio and was replacing it with a single DIN. This did help to fill the space, but it honestly isn't holding the radio as well as I'd like. The thing works don't get me wrong, but it's not the best in the world. The directions also, were terrible at describing how exactly to place the radio. I ended up just doing what worked best for my scenario; not sure if it is truly right or not.

Pros: Will work well for what it is.

Cons: Definitely has the plastic crappy feeling about it. The directions are awful and offered no help what so ever!

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Naples, FL on Saturday, August 11, 2012

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Too easy, worked fine

Works

Written By Bob, Herndon, VA on Saturday, August 11, 2012

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Instructions are not very clear but you can find a video online and that is the way to go. The filler plate looks decent. It all works and it's free!

Just like a glove

Written By Anonymous, Woodbridge, VA on Thursday, August 09, 2012

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The fit on this kit is perfect. Just looks like it has been there from day one. Was easy to install, and the instructions were clear.

Pros: great looks and another compartment for stuff

Cons: None

Pretty much junk

Written By Flycast47, Aledo, TX on Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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Only useable part is the bezel and I had to modify it. Used it just as backing for the bezel furnished with the radio (JVC KW-R900BT).

Pros: none

Cons: useless

2008 Xterra - Fits great!

Written By Dan, Austin, TX on Monday, July 02, 2012

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Everything worked and looks great in my 2008 Xterra. I replaced the factory radio and this kit looks clean. I like the small storage space to stow my phone and mp3 player. When installing, I would suggest getting everything snug fit and installed outside of the truck, then just install the whole unit at once. A couple wire harness swaps and 4 screws later, and you're done.

Pros: Looks good. Secure fit.

Cons: none

Gets the job done

Written By Brad, Beckley, WV on Monday, July 02, 2012

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Well, this product is good and bad. I don't believe there many options for my 2008 Nissan Xterra, but this one came free with my Alpine CDE-122, so it's hard to complain. But, for those of you who are looking at this to purchase, I will give an honest review. The install was simple, and fast. I have never installed any type of in dash system until this and it took me 35 min from start to finish. It's a little flimsy and cheap looking but that's not the bad part for me. I had read some reviews on here talking about how it makes the unit sit too far back in the dash and this is true. I'm not concerned with the looks as much as I am with the fact that it makes detaching the face on my Alpine almost impossible.

Pros: cheap, easy to install

Cons: finish, sits CD player too deep into dash

2012 Nissan Pathfinder SV

Written By Ella, Chipley Fla on Saturday, June 23, 2012

Called Customer Service to make sure this was the correct fit for my 2012 Nissan Pathinder SV and was advise it was correct. I proceeded to purchase a Kenwood DDX-419 and was advised by a Professional Installer this kit was the incorrect size for my vehicle. Cruchfield said they would refund my money but there is no company that makes a kit for my vehicle, so I'm stuck with a $300.00 CD Player I can't use

Pros: None

Cons: Kit Doesn't fit my vehicle

Crutchfield response on Monday, July 02, 2012 Thanks for your review. Based on this information our vehicle research team took another look at the Pathfinder and determined that there are actually four configurations for audio in that vehicle. The current kit only works with the base radio. We have updated our database, and updates to the MasterSheet are in the works.

Fit 2008 Xterra

Written By Tyler, Denver, CO on Thursday, June 21, 2012

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Fit our new deck in our 2008 Nissan Xterra just fine. I don't think it looks cheap, in fact it gives a complete look to the dash since we removed the double DIN stock unit and put in a single DIN. Definitely necessary for the 2008 Xterra.

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Tn on Sunday, June 17, 2012

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Decent quality. It did not work for my 2007 Nissan Frontier though because the kit made the unit I bought sit so far back in the dash that the wire harness was hitting the frame. I just used the existing metal brackets from the factory stereo. The screws lined up perfect with the new stereo I bought. I just bought a pocket from a 99 frontier and it fit perfectly in the metal bracket underneath the new stereo. Subaru and Nissan pockets are the same if you need to find one. I would guess this bracket must work for other vehicles. It just did not for mine but how can I complain when it was free. Crutchfield is awesome!

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Written By Dave, Denver, CO on Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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Fit perfectly. This went into an Xterra which - lets be honest - has a very cheap interior to begin with, so the mediocre finish sort of blends right in.

Harness Kit

Written By BrianR, Mississippi on Friday, May 11, 2012

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Installed double-DIN receiver in Nissan Xterra, worked like a champ. However, I only needed one piece out of the kit (the trim ring). None of the metal parts were needed

Pros: Necessary for a professional look; everything necessary plus some

Cons: none

extra stuff, installed easily

Written By clayton, colorado on Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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Includes a single DIN mounting bracket when the unit I ordered is double-DIN so didn't need that. Also couldn't use the metal mounting sleeve that came with the head unit. Ended up having to use the OEM metal brackets from my 2008 nissan frontier to get the head unit to line up with the dash opening. The OEM brackets only lined up 100% with one screw hole on each side of the unit so I used a drill and file to make another hole in the OEM bracket so the screws would line up better. There was one thin black plastic rectangle piece that filled the opening around the unit very nicely though.

Nissan 2008 Frontier CC 4WD

Written By Walter W, Colorado Springs on Sunday, April 15, 2012

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We only needed one trim piece out of the entire kit to install a Pioneer AVH2400BT. The original metal side brackets had to be reused.

Pros: Great fit and looks professional.

Cons: Only needed one 39 cent trim piece but definitely helped.

not for 2006 pathfinder

Written By barryd, alma,mi on Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I bought this kit for my 2006 Nissan pathfinder, and it's total crap. It doesn't fit. There's this metal bar that won't let you recess the deck all the way in so it locks in. I about gave up.

Pros: non

Cons: Junky

Disappointing at best

Written By Bill, Central Florida on Sunday, March 18, 2012

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Thought it looked rather flimsy when I unpacked my order, I was right. Unit installed easily enough but sits the receiver too far into the dash. Almost impossible to get the unit to "click" into the DIN cage due to interference with steel support bar behind dash. After finishing the installation, I think it looks like something I would have done on my '51 Ford when I was 15 years old. Unit is not flush with the dash as shown in the picture above and has gaps around it. I intend to remove and fabricate a new spacer that will align the unit correctly. The storage compartment below the unit will be almost impossible to clean. It could have best been left off and replaced with a blank cover to fit the opening but that probably wouldn't have fit either.

Pros: It is mostly hidden from view so no one can see how cheap it is.

Cons: cheap, cheap, cheap

Not Needed for 2006 Nissan Frontier

Written By Stanton L., Sacramento, CA on Saturday, March 17, 2012

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This was on a 2006 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab with the factory Rockford Fosgate stereo. The dash kit was not needed at all. Required a trim piece, but the stereo I got had one so I didn't need the one in the kit.

Pros: It was free and provided as another demonstration of Crutchfield's customer support.

Cons: None, since not used.

Dash Kit not needed, except (read comments)

Written By David H., Sacramento, CA on Saturday, March 03, 2012

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Installed radio on a 2008 Nissan Frontier. I only used the dash cover plate. Didn't need anything else for my double din radio. I can see it being used for a single din unit.

Pros: For a single din a must.

Cons: NONE!!!!

Dask kit not needed.

Written By CT_HappyUser, Stamford, CT on Friday, February 10, 2012

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Radio, instructions sheet and harness are excellent. The Nissan Frontier Kit was not neccessary.

Pros: Kit never used.

Cons: The Nissan Frontier Kit was not neccessary.

In Dash Reciever Kit

Written By Luis, Queens, NY on Tuesday, February 07, 2012

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Excellent product Easy to install, I give it thumbs up.

Pros: Easy instructions the display makes it easy to understand how to install.

Nissan Frontier indash receiver kit

Written By Jose S, Buckeye, AZ on Wednesday, February 01, 2012

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I used the existing factory bracket, it fits snugly, there was no need to use any of the plastic brackets. All the wires connected fine but I should have ordered the connectors along with the JVC stereo radio. Instead, I ended up buying butt connectors from Radio Shack.

Pros: Everything came as promised to help make the job as easy for my Nissan Frontier.

Cons: No complaints and nothing to argue about.

Nissan In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By SteveP, Lubbock, TX on Monday, January 23, 2012

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Excellent product with clear instructions. Fit like a glove!

Pros: Excellent product with clear instructions. Fit like a glove!

Cons: None

Dissatisfied with fit and finish

Written By Bill, Seattle, WA on Sunday, January 22, 2012

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I, too, have a 2008 Xterra in which I just installed a single DIN HU, and I, too, am really dissatisfied with the fit and finish of this kit. The two plastic brackets provided with the kit that attach to the left and right sides of the HU began to degrade (shed bits of plastic) the moment I placed the requisite screws into them. Installed in the dash, this kit looks unfinished, is not tight to the touch, seems too recessed into the dash, and with flex around the edges, just looks plain cheap. I also hate that fact that thin, poor quality plastic is now used to hold the kit into the dash as opposed to the solid metal brackets that came with the factory unit, and I'm worried that those other terrible plastic brackets that are holding the stereo in place yet began to degrade even prior to installation into the vehicle won't be able to hold up to button presses and on-the-road bumps and vibrations in the long run. This kit really ended an otherwise easy installation process on a sour note, and as it seems I'm not the only one with this specific vehicle that has noted the above with this kit, I implore Crutchfield to find a better quality, more suitable replacement for the Xterra.

It works

Written By PaulH, Seattle, WA on Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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I installed a Double DIN unit in a Nissan Frontier. For that job I needed one (and only one!) of the many parts supplied. Just for fun I put it on a scale I had in the garage. 92.3% of the material shipped in the kit went in the trash.

The plastic looks cheap. I'm not sure what it is, but it looks like ABS from a poorly textured tool.

In the end it did fit, was reasonably square after some fiddling, and looks generally OK.

Pros: It works.

Cons: Lots of wasted plastic, looks cheap.

Perfect fit

Written By Chris B, Houston, TX on Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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This was a perfect fit ...right down to the angle of the tabs on the two screws to the AC vent anchors.

Works great with tiny revision

Written By John, Fairview, TN on Monday, July 25, 2011

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The mounting kit had a tiny rattle because the faceplate did not fit the radio as snuggly as it should have. I added a small piece of velcro to the top and bottom of the faceplate. It fits snug and looks great.

Thanks...

Works but could be improved

Written By JM, St. Louis, MO on Sunday, June 12, 2011

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The kit worked and made installation relatively easy, but it could use a spacer for the unit I was installing. Without one, the back of the unit bumps up against a metal support bar on the firewall. The kit has a somewhat unfinished look to it.

Nissan Install Kit

Written By JTR, Atlanta, GA on Thursday, May 05, 2011

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Great product. Perfect fit and made install super easy. Wish they had these when
i was installing stereos back in the day. Really well done.

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Written By Mike F, Baltimore, MD on Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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The kit was just right for my vehicle and easily allowed for the conversion from
a double din setup to a single din setup with a storage area below the unit. It
took all doubt and confusion out of the equation. Very good service from
Crutchfield.

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Written By Victor, orocovis PR on Tuesday, February 01, 2011

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Very easy to instal.

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Written By Sam, San Antonio, TX on Friday, January 28, 2011

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stereo fit fine but the plate that goes around it to fill the gap did not fit, too big. I have a small
gap all the way around the face, 07 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab.

Kit works - 2010 Nissan Frontier

Written By ckam, calabash, nc on Monday, December 06, 2010

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I am not a big fan of these plastic kits. For the install of my Double DIN JVC rx 600 radio,
I just had to use the thin trim ring. It fit pretty well so the radio install looks good. Not too
bad an item.

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

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

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Installation of the kit and radio was easy. The only confusing thing was the extra parts. One
of the extra pieces was labelled as possibly extra but in addition the slides were not needed
with radio I installed neither was a trim piece.

Convenient and easy set up but...

Written By Rob D, Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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Instructions were great and very clear. Install was quick and easy with provided material. Fit
was superb.

My only disappointment with the package is that the plastic frame makes it difficult to remove
my receiver's faceplate.

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Written By Bill, Austin Arkansas on Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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Great Kit
The instructions and kit parts made for the easiest stereo install ever

Not a good fit

Written By Wm, Tampa on Friday, September 17, 2010

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I have bought many head units from Crutchfield in the past and was always impressed with the kits they sent. Unfortunately, this time around, this kit that was sent with the head unit for mounting in a 2008 Xterra gives for a cheap and atrocious looking mount. Gaps can be seen around the stereo and the unit sits too far back in the opening. I now have to figure a way do do a better looking mount.

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Written By Leo, Morgantown on Sunday, August 29, 2010

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I felt the actual kit was on the flimsy side. It held the unit too far into the dash and the harness was pressed up against a bulkhead. I would have paid more for one that was a bit more studier and fit without worry.

Waste of money

Written By Anonymous, Lubbock , Texas on Thursday, March 04, 2010

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I order this kit because I wanted to put a double din stereo on my pathfinder and this kit was completely useless, there were no parts for a double din after market stereo. I had to remove the factory brackets from the factory stereo to put on the after market stereo because the kit only works for a single din stereo. It was a waste of my money for a kit that I'm never going to use.

if u find something else get it

Written By brian, nc on Sunday, December 13, 2009

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Poor instructions.Have installed 6 or 7 stereos over the years and this was by far the worst. Finally got it secured good but does not look close to good, but it is installed . Looks cheap and unfinished.Maybe crutchfield needs to make there own installation kits.

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Alabama on Friday, November 20, 2009

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Fits 2006 Nissan Frontier adequately. After doing research, I found only two options for install kits for the Frontier, Metra and Scosche, so there you go. This one is from Metra. Feels flimsy at first, until completely installed. Not the best looking install kit, but then again, only one other manufacturer and that one looks the same. I do not like the storage, look unfinished.

Cheap, Doesn't fit

Written By Anonymous, Steamboat Springs, CO on Saturday, October 03, 2009

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This is the dash kit Crutchfield sent with my Alpine head unit for my 07 Nissan Xterra. It doesn't fit. the plastic bows out, it's not flush with the dash and it looks terrible. I'll be ordering a different one.

Useless

Written By Steven, Minden, LA on Wednesday, July 29, 2009

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This installation kit is useless, I did not even open the bag. It was a waste of shipping cost. My Double din stero fit right in the place of the originial.

2005 Frontier

Written By Curtis, Kailua, HI on Saturday, July 18, 2009

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Kit installed fine, but paired with the Dual XHD7714 which has a large center dial, you can't fully flip down the front panel to put in a CD because the dial hits the bottom tray. I then remounted the receiver flush with the bottom tray and now the factory facia interferes with the receiver trim ring. End solution, I had to trim back the factory facia to fit around the receiver trim ring so that everything works as it should.

Documentation Poor or Nonexistant

Written By montyrose, SF Bay Area on Thursday, May 21, 2009

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All parts fit my Nissan Frontier well, but there was no documentation on how to install I got it right through trial and error and comparison to the unit that was uninstalled.

Most of the parts are not needed for the Frontier.

Could Be Better

Written By cf5000@verizon.net, Staten Island NY on Monday, April 13, 2009

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Although is fits the Nissan Frontier, the appearence looks unfinished., and storage tray should be lined with rubber or felt. Also it doesn't hold the head unit as firmly as I would have liked.

Perfect kit for Xterra!

Written By dennis, New Windsor, NY on Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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I bought an Alpine iDA-x305 and this kit was a perfect fit. I read other reviews and I agree the extra cover plates do not fit around the radio, but this particular radio didnt need the cover plate. It looks fine the way it is. I can't speak for other head units. The back screws lined up perfectly and it's a nice and secure fit. At least for my radio.

Xterra Kit

Written By Eric, Philadelphia on Sunday, March 08, 2009

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The kit fit easily front to back, but width wise the cover plates do not fit at all.

The Frontier kit

Written By Botti, Kamuela, hawaii on Saturday, February 07, 2009

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the back park was fine, But the front frame didn't fit, it looks kind of silly now.

Mounting kit

Written By Bret, Dallas, Tx on Thursday, January 29, 2009

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Mounting Frame looks cheap and flimsy. When connecting or disconnecting IPOD connection from the stereo, it allows it to move.

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