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Metra 99-7612 Dash Kit

Install a new double-DIN car stereo in your 2003-07 Nissan Murano (Black finish)

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Metra 99-7612 Dash Kit

Overview

Our take on the Metra 99-7612 Dash Kit

You bought a 2003-07 Nissan Murano — great car, but its console makes it difficult to upgrade the factory radio. Metra's dash kit allows you to install a new double-DIN (4" tall) receiver in the Murano's dash panel, while maintaining all heating, ventilation, and air conditioning controls.

You bought a 2003-07 Nissan Murano — great car, but its console makes it difficult to upgrade the factory radio. Metra's dash kit allows you to install a new double-DIN (4" tall) receiver in the Murano's dash panel, while maintaining all heating, ventilation, and air conditioning controls.

The kit is available in black or aluminum, a perfect match for the color, texture, and contours of your Murano's dash. Warranty: 1 year.

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.

What's in the Box:

  • Radio housing (w/ integrated climate controls)
  • 2 Brackets
  • Pocket
  • Climate control harness
  • Female 3.5mm to bare wire harness
  • Fourteen #8 x 3/8" phillps-head screws
  • Two #8 x 1/2" phillips-head screws
  • Installation Instrucitons
Reviews

Metra 99-7612 Dash Kit Reviews

Average Customer Review:

13 Reviews

99-7612A

Written by: Hooyah from Bridgeport, CT on April 23, 2016

2006 Nissan Murano
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This kit is a very nice addition to the murano look and u can even choose the color based on ur interior. It does require a little customizing but really just a few cut outs of the stock part you still need for the kit and u have to take caution with the screws as the plastic can break if u screw them in too quickly. Other than that all the features for heating and cooling work great and you can still use the navigation screen for mpg rating and reverse camera with no need to worry abt even connecting that to your new reciever unless you want to and its compatible. But it has controls needed except the steering wheel adapter. For the money it could be more sturdy but it looks nice once its all installed. Not to mention its kinda the only the option.

Pros: Universal fit for single or DDIN recievers and has a nice finished look.

Cons: Doesnt fit all receivers the same, not all will be flush and some will be ressessed (only on DDIN receivers). Plastic brackets included are flimsy.

Works great but required modifications

Written by: gm from Hudson NH on December 28, 2015

I had been planning to replace the head unit in my 2004 Murano for several months so I spent a lot of time researching the options. Including modifying the existing console, bought a used console online at an auction website and started the mods. I soon realized the end product would likely be problematic due to the large qty of wires that would be needed to relocate the AC/Heater controls. So I started researching this Metra product and surprisingly there was little detailed information and most of the details that were provided were flat out wrong. Examples, Metra (including there promotional video) and Crutchfield's sites both say this unit has the steering wheel control built into the unit (wrong the SWC1 is needed if you want to use your steering wheel controls), While on the subject of the SWC1 the instructions for this unit are terrible it;s as if the person writing the instructions had no idea what this does and how to connect it. I spent 5 hours trying to get mine to work and finally figured it out. OK back to the Metra 99-7612a, Ok, first of all the instructions are beyond terrible and basically useless. I've installed numerous systems and can't believe how bad these instructions are. Including they don't mention the opening is not the correct size for a DDIN head unit. Yes, it will fit but the face of the radio will be recessed 1/2" behind the surface. My suggestion...talk to Crutchfield to get what you need.

Pros: Eventually works and looks great, overall appearance is nice. A must if you want to get rid of the stock Bose crap system. Included wire harness is very good quality

Cons: Instructions are Terrible including complete misinformation, leaving out major steps like reusing the AC/Heater harness from the old system, not mentioning the SWC1 is required and no instructions on how to connect to the 99-7612a. Happy to help these Mfg's rewrite their instructions contact me.

2006 Murano

Written by: EricS from California on December 26, 2015

2005 Nissan Murano
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Everything you need to install your new stereo in the Murano. Read the instructions a few times and search youtube. Install took about 90 min and looks like a Pro did it. Cable connections are tight but if you have thin hands like me you'll emerge relatively unscathed. My son really enjoys the new Kenwood with aux, USB and Bluetooth.

Pros: Everything you need to install like a Pro.

Cons: Real tight fit but that's not Crutchfield's issue it's Nissan's.

Works great

Written by: Tray W. from California on August 29, 2015

2003 Nissan Murano
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfectly! The kit need a little modification to allow the radio to fit my wife Murano. Nothing I couldn't handle. I have installed a few custom systems in my time.

Pros: Looks and feels better than factory Easy to Install with simple hand tools

Cons: Needs modification

1st gen Nissan Murano Dash Kit

Written by: 1st Gen Murano Owner from California on July 21, 2015

2004 Nissan Murano
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I don't understand why after paying so much for this kit, I still had to spend a whole lot of time cutting and sanding it to make a double din radio fit. I tried a few different brands of radios too. They all did not fit. The opening is about 1/8" too small on all sides. Metra says they used the standard double din size but radio manufacturers are oversizing the radio. My kit had a build date sticker of March 2015. You figure METRA would adjust the size of the opening to fit correctly. Sucks that this kit is the only choice available. Get this kit knowing that you will have to spend a lot of time modifying it to make it fit most double din radios. This kit is not meant for someone with no patience. It will take a lot of effort to make it work. After trimming every edge of the opening down my radio finally fits. Is it perfect? Absolutely not! Does it look pretty good and is functionally after all the hard work? YES! Oh and I'm glad i went with the black trim because the aluminum one would have been destroyed with all the cutting and sanding.

Pros: Looks good when its completed.

Cons: All the modifications you have to do to make it fit correctly.

Must Be Heavily Modified to Fit DD Radios

Written by: Andrew from Virginia on April 9, 2015

2003 Nissan Murano
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product is Way overpriced for the modifications you have to make. I bought a Pioneer 4000NEX and it would not fit the faceplate. I had to take a dremel and cut out a great deal of plastic from the inside in order to get the radio to fit. I thought I was mistaken until I read an online review where someone had to do the exact same thing. I was shocked that it wouldn't fit a double din radio, especially for how much this thing costs. Credit where it's due, it's a great look and replacement for the OEM radio, and the buttons are solid and I haven't missed the knobs, but the fact I had to so heavily modify this thing for a fairly typical radio size surprised and disappointed me. The plastic which is to hold the radio is flimsy and rubbish as well. Do yourself a favor, if possible, and use the metal brackets that are on the factory radio. I had the whole thing installed and dash back together, and the radio moved *so* much (anytime we touched a button on the radio or faceplate) that I feared the plastic would snap and the whole thing fall out while I was driving. I am also disappointed that at no point in time did Crutchfield tell me that I may need to do actually cut down the back of the faceplate. Perhaps they weren't aware of this, but for the future installers, take note (I did contact Crutchfield on a few occasions to verify details before I purchased). It works and looks great, but beware that if you buy this you may need to do some heavy modification

Pros: It looks great and feels like it rolled off the line. Great engineering to still use the internal controls for the screen on the dash, AC, etc. Crutchfield was a great help and the people are super nice, so I would bank on the notion that they themselves may not have been aware of all the modifications that are needed to make this work with certain radios.

Cons: Must be heavily modified to work with certain radios. Parts of it are far to flimsy to and cheap to justify the asking price of this device.

2003 Murana Metra Kit

Written by: wildwhl from Nevada on March 11, 2015

2003 Nissan Murano
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I know some have had a bit of a challenge with the instructions, but I found them quite easy. It is all there - the confusion may come from the fact that not all the wires are used as well as that there are two harnesses supplied with the steering wheel control adapter (if you buy the whole install kit as I did). One is prewired (in the box with the Metra 99-7612 kit) and the other has loose ends (boxed with the adapter). So disregard the latter. Installation was quite easy. The instructions are well done and the screws are not difficult to access. I used a JVC deck (single DIN) mostly because I wanted the cubby. Great place to stash my cell. The fit is near perfect, I didn't have to modify anything that wasn't called out in the instructions (and that which I did was simple). The steering wheel controls took a couple shots at syncing but following the instructions works like a charm. The buttons on the Metra face kit work well. They're softer than OEM but that's not a negative as far as I'm concerned. I wish the temp and fan controls were still rotary knobs but my wife's Inifiniti uses buttons so I'm used to it. Sound quality is in fact improved. The Bose amp and speakers really aren't all that bad. The JVC deck I'm using has a 5 band parametric EQ and while I've yet to dial it in, I'm very pleased with the sound. In fact, there's usable bass now. Install took me just over an hour start to finish. Did it myself. No special tools. Totally worth the Crutchfield price.

Pros: Ease of install, factory fit and finish, improved functionality due to more modern deck to replace the seriously lacking OEM headunit.

Cons: Instructions only 95% clear - could be a touch cleaner but quite frankly they're quite good.

Faulty Kit Expense

Written by: Cameron L. from Monterey, Ca on November 30, 2014

2005 Nissan Murano
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Despite the visual differences between the factory kit and the metra kit it looks great and the brushed aluminum matches perfectly. I received a faulty kit and due to lack of knowledge am unable to install or troubleshoot myself. Because if this I absorbed the installation/trouble shooting costs associated with the first install at two different companies. Crutchfield provided great assistance over the phone but it still doesn't make up for lost time or money. Power to all buttons on the kit are intermittent. If no power is present then all settings are stuck to include the A/C. The only way then to reset everything is to unplug the car battery. I honestly think this is a good kit but I just got a defective one. It is the holiday season so the arrival of the new kit is delayed but I will give it another try once it arrives.

Pros: Looks good

Cons: Expensive Received faulty kit

Easier then expected

Written by: TimH from Boston Massachusetts on April 5, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great Product works perfect and was a lot easier to install then expected, I called around to a couple shops and they gave me estimates from $150-$200 I installed the metra kit along with the sony 64bt and hooked up my subwoofers all in 2 hours and I have only don't one car in dash installation before and it was with a buddy

Pros: allows you to put an aftermarket radio in the murano

Cons: bracket is plastic so you have to be careful + you need to get the steering wheel control adapter to use your controls

Looks stock!

Written by: RaulO from North Plainfield, NJ on October 4, 2013

2003 Nissan Murano
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to use, looks great and needs a lil work to install properly!

Pros: Great look and buttons work perfectly.

Cons: Very expensive.

Only product for Murano factory head replacement

Written by: Jon P from Potomac MD on September 23, 2013

2006 Nissan Murano
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Seemed pretty expensive but now I understand what it does and how good it looks I'm happy, especially after the discount Crutchfield gave when bought with a new stereo. Installation was not too difficult; there were a few wires left over at the end that seemed redundant. One call to Crutchfield confirmed all was well. I turned on the ignition and it works like a dream. Loving my new Pioneer double din unit I installed with it.

Pros: Very good factory look Relatively easy to install Works all A/C and Computer controls that factory unit did Allows installation of standard after market single/double din

Cons: Better written Instructions would have saved me some time

metra murano kit

Written by: D Howell from newnan,ga on July 19, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Kit fit like a glove. Every body thinks it is factory installed.

Pros:

Cons:

Misleading instruction and cheap plastic screw mounts

Written by: Big Cor from PA on May 11, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Intruction are misleading and Metra tech support is a joke. Very cheap mounting hardware. I got it to work, but Metra needs to tell people that if you're not using the steering wheel controls you still have to plug that piece into the bottom of the kit. Metra revamp your instructions.

Pros:

Cons: Price, wrong instruction and cheap plastic mounting hardware

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What's in the box?

Download the Metra 99-7612 Dash Kit manual

  • Radio housing (w/ integrated climate controls)
  • 2 Brackets
  • Pocket
  • Climate control harness
  • Female 3.5mm to bare wire harness
  • Fourteen #8 x 3/8" phillps-head screws
  • Two #8 x 1/2" phillips-head screws
  • Installation Instrucitons

Product Research

Features

Metra OEM Integration Kit: The Metra 99-7612A/B OEM Integration Kit allows you to replace your 2003-2007 Nissan Murano's factory radio with an aftermarket head unit to improve the overall sound quality of your car audio system. You can choose between a scratch-resistant brushed-aluminum finish or scratch-resistant matte black finish. Your vehicle's entire climate control panel is integrated into the Metra 99-7612A/B.

Optional Steering Wheel Control Interface: The included wiring harness features a right-angle 3.5mm connector that lets you keep your vehicle's OEM steering wheel controls via the optional Axxess Steering Wheel Control Interface (item number 120ASWC1, sold separately).

Note: Nissan stereo replacement harness and antenna adapter sold separately. Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

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For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Kenny  May 11, 2016 ]  Staff
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  May 06, 2016 ]  Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Kenny  Feb 13, 2016 ]  Staff
This will depend largely on your vehicle. For recommendations please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy  Feb 04, 2014 ]  Staff
With my wife's plastic ruler (sorry), it's 102 x 177 mm. I put in an Pioneer FH-x720 (double din) and made no modifications nor added trim for the install. You kinda have to fill in some steps from what is missing in the installation manual provided, but overall it was a relatively painless install. 05 Murano. [ Terry  Sep 04, 2015 ]
i dont know what u really by exact hole, but one thing for sure, it can acomodate an after market radio and a lil caution here is that you really need an expert for this type of installation , otherwise you will end up messing the whole unit up , including the Ac controle system [ HENRY  Sep 03, 2015 ]
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