Metra 99-7862 Dash Kit

Fits 2003-07 Honda Accord EX/Accord Hybrid models — single-DIN radios

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Metra 99-7862

Unlike most kits, this one doesn't replace your factory radio, which has the climate controls built into it. Instead, it replaces the factory pocket directly beneath the radio.

The kit includes:

  • side brackets and trim ring, used if you are installing an ISO-DIN chassis receiver
  • front panel, to attach to the radio housing for a more attractive installation
  • A "T"-Type wiring harness, to allow you to connect your new receiver to the existing factory wiring (splicing required between this harness and the radio harness)
  • Crutchfield's 60-Day Total Satisfaction Guarantee

Note: Most vehicles will require additional installation parts — please identify your vehicle if you haven’t done so. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

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Love Crutchfield

Written By Roger, Ohio on Tuesday, October 06, 2015

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This is why I buy from Crutchfield. The installation kit was very good. I installed it on my 2005 Honda Accord in a few hours. I added the steering wheel controls which was a challenging wiring but the radio kit worked great and made up for it. A thorough website with great information. Prices are competitive. Great installation kits. I've been a customer for years and am still a big fan!

Pros: worked great

Cons: none

adapter didn't fit

Written By Marie, Maryland on Friday, September 04, 2015

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Everything fit but there was no adapter for the new radio, the harness included was just an extension and did not work with the Pioneer

Pros: Ease and quick installation

Cons: No adapter

Honda radio replacement

Written By Papageo, Iowa on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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Easy install and fit perfect

Metra kit for 2005 ACCORD LX

Written By Steve, New Jersey on Sunday, May 24, 2015

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Kit worked great! Metra Wire Harness colors matched Sony nit harness colors The Metra enclosure fit well within car console cavity .

Pros: Good kit

Cons: None

2004 Honda Accord Dash Kit

Written By M&M, Massachusetts on Saturday, May 09, 2015

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Kit fit well, I didn't find the plastic to be too cheap or flimsy. Make sure you buy the Posi-Products Car Stereo Connectors they make the wiring so simple. I'm glad I also bought the Metra 44-EC18 Antenna Extension Cable, the car's antenna is way too short. Thanks Crutchfield, another radio replacement done!

Pros: Looks like it could be stock, I do have a black interior though. The clock in the car still works.

Cons: None.

dash kit

Written By Layna, Woodbridge, Va on Monday, March 16, 2015

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I did not think that i could change my head unit in my car. Then i found a dash kit and was able to leave my stock head unit in my car. And also have the new one in there too. It looks and sounds great. Thank you

Dash kit

Written By Anonymous, Fort smith on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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Cheap kit fixed with tape. I would pay to have a better dash kit on all the kits I have ever got from you. Why don't you have better kits ?

Crutchfield response on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Dash Kit

Written By Bob M., Islip, NY on Friday, September 19, 2014

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as always Crutchfield comes through again with this installation kit - everything I needed to install a system into my daughters '04 Honda Accord with step by step instructions a 10 year old could follow

Pros: anything you need including help and advice is always available at Cruthchfield

Cons: none

good design

Written By davud, cecil alabama on Monday, August 25, 2014

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Good design and looks really good and fits well.

Pros: Looks good fits good

Cons: The legs that hold it in place broke while installing . Needs o be a little beefed up.

Honda Accord Dash Kit 2005

Written By Steven, Nesconset, New York on Thursday, August 21, 2014

Awesome. Fit perfectly!

Pros: Perfect fit for my car.

Cons: N/A

Worked perfectly

Written By L, Abilene Kansas on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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This product is designed perfectly. Everything was included that was necessary for my application.

Pros: The instructions are easy to understand and follow. The product quality is excellent and the installation was easy.


Written By DH, Pittsburgh, PA on Thursday, July 03, 2014

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Cheap and easily broken. Clips that hold unit in place cracked almost immediately. One broke off completely. The frame for around the unit was wobbly and thus unnecessary.

Pros: It worked, if only barely.

Cons: It's cheap junk. Not worth the money.


Written By A3R, Philadelphia, Pa on Saturday, June 21, 2014

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This is a metra kit and fits very well in my 2003 honda accord ex. W/O navigation. Looks like it belongs there. Very easy to install and it matches the trim pretty nicely, I have a black interior, or gray something dark. I just wish metra would make their kits more durable, I'm always afraid I'm going to break their stuff. What are u gonna do tho.

Pros: Great fit, looks good, Easy to install

Cons: Flimsy while installing

Metra 99-7862 Dash Kit

Written By Papa, Sierra Vista, AZ on Sunday, June 01, 2014

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Made installation much simpler.

Pros: Eliminated the need to remove stock stereo.

Cons: Attaching the wiring harness was difficult because of the tight quarters.

Accord Dash Kit - Lower section

Written By Danno, Alabama on Saturday, May 24, 2014

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I was skeptical of this kit at first. I was weary of having the appearance of 2 radios. I must admit it bothered me for about 4 minutes. I really like the look of it low in the dash and the factory section where the radio was looks fine. Doesn't bother me in the least now.

Pros: Decent fit, convenient, lots of space behind the unit.

Cons: Popping the gearshift cover off was a nightmare. I broke two of the tabs getting it off. Be careful and try to get a photo of how it looks off before you start prying it up. Also, removing the top section of the dash wasn't much fun either.

Metra 99-7862 Dash Kit

Written By Trevor, Murfreesboro, TN on Monday, May 12, 2014

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Fits perfectly in my 2003 Honda Accord and was really easy to install with the instructions Crutchfield gave me

Pros: Perfect fit for my car, easy install, and you can't beat the price

Cons: None

Good fit

Written By Joeinmo, Springfield, MO on Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Worked perfect

Pros: Holds radio securely

Cons: Matte finish may not match factory surfaces


Written By Rob, Illinois on Friday, March 28, 2014

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Things works as it should fits great and looks as good as you would expect

03 Accord In-Dash Receiver Kit

Written By John, South Jersey on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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First of all, I ordered 3 items. 1. The Alpine CDE 143 BT Auto Stereo System/Receiver. 2. Wire connectors 3. In Dash Receiver Installation Kit. All three arrived within 3 days of my order and shipping was free. I had to watch a Youtube video for the install-you will need to be at least moderately competent to handle basic tools. The hardest part was dismantling the Honda console and pulling out the storage compartment. The cars wire harness clipped right into the back of the Alpine, and then the output wires were very simple to connect using the wire connecters to the cars speaker system by matching colored wires together from the harness. Once those were connected it was a matter of moving the wires out of the way of the radio fitting into the receiver kit. The radio snapped right in and it looks like a professional installation. Everything functions like it should and it looks very neat and tidy.

Pros: 1. Price. Other places wanted almost $17 more for same items plus shipping 2. Free Shipping 3. Sounds great 4. No spare parts left over 5. Minimal tools for installation-wire crimpers, screw driver (phillips) 6. Professional/Neat/Clean appearance

Cons: 1. Only a small one here-location of radio is in front of gear selector; but much better than the alternative

perfect fit. Special harrness included

Written By Alganis, West Chester, PA on Thursday, January 16, 2014

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Smart idea. well made. Special harness included keeps the old radio clock and light functional. It come with extra optional parts in case you don't need to use the head unit sleeve and front frame(2 options to install). I got it free from Crutchfiled with a $119.00 SONY head unit. Once the storage box is removed, and the antenna cable is stretched, the rest of the job is easy.

Pros: special harness included.

Cons: Not good to install a sliding screen DVD single din unit

Great part

Written By AndyF, Columbia, MO on Monday, December 16, 2013

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This product helped me install an aftermarket radio receiver and helped guide me through the installation of both this part and the radio which I did not even purchase from Crutchfield. The included master sheet was very easy to understand and all the parts were labeled correctly.

Pros: Ease of installment, Durability

Loved it

Written By Ivan J, DFW on Thursday, August 22, 2013

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Was very easy to install and looks great.

Pros: Easy install, looks good

Cons: Slight gaps on the sides, but not really noticeable

Better than expected

Written By Steve, Vancouver, WA on Friday, July 12, 2013

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I ordered this adaptor to install a Pioneer single din receiver in my wife's 2005 Honda Accord. The original factory radio was very basic and she wanted bluetooth as well as other features added. There were two options to do this, one option was to replace the original radio including the A/C heater controls with a new insert that provided the correct opening for a single, or double din receiver and with new A/C controls. The cost of that unit was substantial, and the reviews indicated the controls had problems. The option I chose to go with was the second one which requires the removal of the storage box under the radio, and replacing it with a insert that allows a single din radio to be installed. It has a small storage pocket beneath the radio for phone/hard drive etc. I installed this unit in about two hours including the new wiring. I am very pleased with the finished look ( and so is my wife) it's obvious that there are two radios which is kinda strange but overall it looks more custom than strange.

Pros: I was pleasantly surprised how heavy and strong the material is, not flimsy or cheap at all. The final instal looks very good. It is a great alternative to the costly replacement of the factory radio and A/C controls, also comes with the wire adaptor to instal the new radio to the old.

Cons: None


Written By xgrimm, Smiths Station, AL on Thursday, June 20, 2013

The custom fit is perfect, the only problem is it too away my ability to use my rear window defogger and my climate controls do not light up when i turn on my lights. I think it is because of the complete radio to Honda hook up

Pros: Perfect fit

Cons: cannot use my climate control without turning on my overhead lights, kinda dangerous

Crutchfield response on Saturday, June 29, 2013 It seems you may have some wires crossed, please give our Tech Support Department a call and we will be happy to help you correct this issue.

Great kit

Written By Tavarez, Union city nj on Monday, June 17, 2013

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Really affordable way to install an aftermarket radio for accord 2003-2007 ,the kit look real nice after is install it look like is an original radio braket

Pros: Money saver

Cons: None

Excellent product

Written By Tom, ft myers fl on Monday, June 03, 2013

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this is a great product, fit perfect and looks great in 2004 Accord. Very easy to use, looks professional

Pros: fit & looks

Cons: none I could find

dash kit

Written By chicago, chicago on Sunday, May 19, 2013

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worked exactly as shown.

Pros: quick

Cons: none

in dash kit

Written By oswaldo, anaheim, ca on Monday, May 06, 2013

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I received this kit for free when I got mine alpine head unit. I had purchase one almost the same as this one and it has trash this one is way better you get more for your money

Pros: It was easy to install, it had easy to follow instructions and extra parts

Cons: Its black and it doesn't match with the interior

Not so easy.

Written By Rick, Bartlesville, OK on Friday, March 15, 2013

The product itself is fine. It's cheap, flimsy plastic, but it fits and it gets the job done. But the installation was not the easy affair that so many others report. Many who read this will probably conclude I'm just an idiot who shouldn't be allowed to handle a screwdriver, but I have indeed successfully installed other stereos in the past.

The first problem was removing the piece containing the cigarette lighter. It is supposed to just pop out, but mine wouldn't budge. I called Crutchfield and the tech guy was great, seeming to know by problem before I could finish my sentence. He said this was the most difficult step and that I just needed to force it and not worry about breaking something. Sure enough, I got it to pop out. Next challenge was removing the plug from the factory radio. It is difficult to reach. (I cut my knuckle pretty badly.) I tried using pliers, but this just resulted in crushing the brittle plug without removing it. I called Crutchfield, again. A different tech guy told me I'd probably have to remove the factory radio to get to the plug. I asked whether I'd need to remove the vent cover to do that and he said no, but he was wrong. I removed the factory radio and installed the new one. Biggest problem was that I broke the existing plastic eyes that the plastic prongs on the new unit slide into. So now the two screws at bottom are all that hold it. It just flops around at the top. I also could not get the cig lighter assembly back in.

Pros: It's cheap and it fits.

Cons: Very difficult to install. Instructions are skimpy.

Worked like a charm

Written By Bustamove, Oak Grove, GA on Sunday, March 10, 2013

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Material quality appears at least as good as the OEM plastic in the Accord. Installation was easy enough. The product fits flush with the space. Note that you need to remove the 2 screws and clamp-washers behind the accessory power outlet piece (just in front of the gear shift) to get it all to snap in perfectly. No reservations - this product works, fits and looks great.

Pros: Fits space perfectly. Looks good. Good material.

Cons: None so far.

makes job easy

Written By DavidL, Seaford, De on Sunday, February 17, 2013

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made replacing the factory radio easy, without messing with the factory HVAC controls. I wired the supplied connector to the new radio while sitting on the couch, so when it came time to install in car, only spent about 20 minutes in car and was done. Fits great.

Pros: don't loose factory heat/ac controls. Fits perfect. Still have a small storage slot

It'll do

Written By ponyboi, York, PA on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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It works, but it is cheap and flimsy. Not many other choices out there and it's a lot easier to install than the original radio replacement. It sure saved me a lot of cash doing it this way, and I would do it again. I just wish it was a little more sturdy. Hard to get the old connector from the old radio, I did it without removing radio, just reaching up and pulling on connector using a hooked tool to squeeze connector. It was the longest part of the job and almost gave up a couple of times.

Pros: Fairly easy.

Cons: Thin plastic seems flimsy when holding the new radio in place.

one flaw

Written By in the dark, nh on Friday, January 25, 2013

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worked ok but took a little trial and error to rewire power to lights for climate control.

Pros: clear directions

Cons: one ommission

Great Replacement

Written By Andrew, Anderson, SC on Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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This worked very well and was easy to install. Came with the wire harness and everything. Looks very good as well. I was a little worried because it wasn't going in the same hole as the factory stereo but it looks great!

Pros: Great retirement for the cursed Honda radio.

Cons: None


Written By Roberto, Ft. Lauderdale, FL on Friday, January 04, 2013

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I chose this kit rather than the one that replaces the original head unit setup for my 06 Honda Accord because of the reviews that mentioned that the other kit's buttons felt and looked of lower quality than the originals. I couldn't be happier. The old head unit remains in place, so I use the original, high-quality buttons for climate control, while the snazzy new head unit sits below. Storage space is reduced, but honestly, who needs more storage space? It's a car, for cripe's sake, not an episode of Hoarders. Super.

Pros: Looks great, easy to install. Color and texture match.

Cons: Reduces storage space, but really, this is a plus. Most people tend to fill up whatever space they have, so this is for your own good. Tough love. Embrace it.

Wonderful bonus!

Written By K Dub, Cleveland, TN on Friday, January 04, 2013

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This was a great bonus to receive! The storage pocket was a nice added feature that I didn't expect. Well put together and the wiring kit was extremely easy to use. Beginner friendly! Great product and well worth the price....FREE!

Pros: Great fit, easy to use, storage pocket

Cons: None that I can think of!

Looks great - relatively easy to install

Written By Ed B, Audubon, PA on Monday, November 26, 2012

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Kit looks great, pretty easy to install. When you're finished, it looks abolutely seamless. I do need to clarify a few things that others have mentioned: 1. Master sheet says you don't have to remove the old radio. However, it's very hard (if not impossible) to get to the existing harness if you don't. Same goes for the antenna wire going into the old radio. 2. I was installing a Kenwood KDC-HD552U receiver using this kit. After the first installation, the AM didn't work. I had to do lots of research to find out that I needed to splice the power control wire (blue/white on the Kenwood harness) to the "extra" blue wire on the harness that came with this kit. I found a few vague references to this, but it's not obvious, especially since in my case I was splicing wires that weren't an exact color match. After this splice, the unit works great. 3. If you disconnect the car battery before working on this, the old radio will reset. If you want to set the clock on the old radio, you'll need the manufacturer code to reset it. However, when you power the car back up after installation, having the new radio spliced into the harness will make it impossible to reset the clock on the old radio. The only way around this is the following sequence: reconnect the car battery, disconnect the harness from the new radio, reset the clock on the old radio, then reconnect the harness to the new radio. Obviously, this should be done before you seal everything up and put all the screws

Pros: Looks great. Seamless look after install

Cons: A few tricks needed better explanation. I had to do a few things by trial and error.

Good product!

Written By Puritoy, Camarillo, CA on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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It looks good and it does the job.

Pros: Looks good and easy to install.

Cons: None

Metra 99-7862 Dash Kit

Written By TFinch, Upper Darby, PA on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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Looks seemless and was a quick simple installation.

Pros: Exactly as described and a perfect fit!

Cons: None

good kit but took a long time to install

Written By tom, Elmhurst, NY on Saturday, July 28, 2012

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There's a problem with these OEM radios (google 'honda accord radio pops') but Honda won't admit it. In any case, mine broke down and I decided to go with the storage bin option. The kit is a good fit but it took me like 4 hours to install. Granted I'm a newbie and if I had to do it over again, it'd take half the time. Between splicing and connecting wires and installing the kit and a new radio, be prepared to spend at least 2 hours.

Other reviewers have pointed out some important steps to remember before installation: 1. If you have the single CD radio, you do not need to remove it! Just unplug the blue harness and the antenna plug from the bottom where the storage bin was. 2. if your new radio has a short (usually about 6-8 inches) extension plug for the antenna, then you don't need to buy an antenna extension.

The master sheet from Crutchfield was ok but not very detailed. If you're a newbie like me, you would want more detailed instructions.

Pros: - looks OEM - fits well

Cons: - needs better instructions

Metra 99-7862 Dash Kit

Written By Tom S, Duluth, MN on Tuesday, July 03, 2012

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Great quality and easy to install. Looks great and I love my new head unit.

Good Kit

Written By Tom O, Southington, CT on Monday, July 02, 2012

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I am very happy with this kit. I installed it in about 2.5 hours. The directions were easy to follow. Follow other reviewers advice and get the antenna extension. This allowed me not to remove the existing radio when installing. The radio sits a bit low but its OK for my use.

Pros: Easy install.

Cons: None

Metra 99-7862 Dash Kit

Written By Jim, Orange County on Saturday, May 19, 2012

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This fit kit worked very well for me and was easy to install. I definitely recommend ordering the antenna extension or it will likely be much more difficult to install. The harness was a breeze to wire and the climate control works seamlessly. In some of the reviews they indicate you do not need to remove the top panel to install. I don't know how this is possible. I found it necessary, but if you follow the instructions and start from the front, it should be easy. The only downside would be that I wanted to install a steering wheel control module and the harness provided did not have pins or wires in those two slots, so it would have been a snap if it was already wired, but since it did not I had to tie it into the factory harness directly. All in all a very good kit that looks nice, is solid, and pretty easy to install.

Metra 99-7862 Dash Kit

Written By sonnysmustang, Staten Island, NY on Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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The unit looks pretty good but sits way to far back on top. The only support for the top I can see is a small lip on each side of the Accord console. Other than that I am satisfied with being able to replace my stock radio without replacing my HVAC controls. Based on the reviews I've read, the heater control panels has some issues.

Pros: Ease of installation and blends in fairly well with the dash, and it was included with the purchase.

Cons: Needs more support for the upper part of the unit


Written By Rick, Ga on Monday, March 12, 2012

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Everything fit perfectly, came with instructions which for me was great because Im not the best at installing radios.

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

Crutchfield + Great deal = Awsome

Written By Phobo, Alexandria Va on Saturday, January 28, 2012

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Great customer service plus install kit for free after set amount spend.

Pros: Instructions were great and easy to understand. Had everything install in an hour and half.

Cons: None

Great kit!

Written By TankMorph, St Petersburg, FL on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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This is a very well-made kit. I was hesitant to replace the factory HVAC controls with all the negative reviews of that other kit. It is very stealth with the faceplate removed from the head unit. Keeps that factory look to deter thieves. The Pioneer single-din I installed fits perfectly.

Definitely get the 18" antenna extension!

Pros: Perfect fit Solid construction Holds the head unit very securely Stealth look and retains some storage space Factory HVAC controls remain

Cons: Very low in the dash Could be distracting if you need to look all the way down to the screen

Metra 99-7862 Dash Kit

Written By JerryM, Exton, PA on Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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This installed easily and it was included with the purchase of my stereo. Can't beat that! It lost one star for slightly flimsy construction and instructions that could be better, but overall I am very happy.

Works as advertised, but consider full unit

Written By MikeS, Boston, MA on Monday, September 26, 2011

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Instructions were easy to follow, between directions included with the kit and the Crutchfield Master sheet. The DIN cage that came with my radio did not however fit in correctly, the metal tabs did not line up to make a secure fit. So I went with the ISO brackets. Note this does not come with ISO screws, your receiver should.

Like another poster, I used a dremmel on the two holes in the back of the storage compartment so I could fit a microphone through.

Having done it over again, I would have just gone for the full unit. Having two radios is somewhat weird looking, and removing the top vent cover was a bit of a pain. Also the radio sits fairly low down, I'd rather have it as closer to eye/street level for safety and ease of use.

Looks good - some info missing

Written By Wade, Gloucester, MA on Friday, September 02, 2011

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I installed this kit in my 2004 Honda Accord LX Sedan. A few tips: 1). Buy the 18" antenna extension cable. It makes things much easier and you can check all the wiring before instaling the stereo in the dash. 2). If you have a built-in antenna in the rear window, you need to connect the blue wire in the harness to provide power to the antenna signal booster--the directions don't mention this. 3). When installed correctly, the top should not lean out. You need to slip the top of the kit up behind the existing heater control panel, then it snaps into place. Be careful if you have to take the unit back out because it is easy to break the original plastic connectors at the top. 4). I didn't need to remove the OEM radio, but it was very hard to remove the existing wiring harness. I eventually got it out. The antenna wasn't as hard to get out, but there is no slack in the cable.

The replacement radio fit very well into housing and the kit exactly matches the dark gray/black interior of my car. After all the hard work, I'm happy with it. I would have given it a higher rate if not for the poor installation instructions.

Metra 99-7862 Dash Kit

Written By TP, CA on Monday, August 15, 2011

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This product works great. It fits nicely into my accord. No modifications were needed to install and it is very easy to install

Metra 99-7862 Dash Kit

Written By Don, Orange, NJ on Sunday, July 31, 2011

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I am fairly pleased with the kit. The install was very simple and I would recommend this to anyone who wants to install an aftermarket radio in a 2004 Honda Accord . The kit comes with everything you need except for support screws for the brackets that adapt the radio to the kit and most importantly, the antenna extension cable. The instructions don't specify removing the factory radio. It is not necessary until you want to connect the antenna cable. Trying to connect the short antenna cable to the radio was difficult and I have many scratches on my hand to prove it! If I had known about the short cable, my install could have been less than 30 min...

Looks great, directions not great

Written By Dave S., Covington, KY on Saturday, July 16, 2011

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Regarding the installation of your new receiver into this dash kit, let me save everyone some time. You MUST remove the stock radio to access the plug and antenna to attach them to your new receiver. After cutting up my hands, I did manage to get out the blue plug, but could not reach the antenna, so had to remove the Honda radio (which is fairly easy). Then you can unplug the antenna and attach it, and everything is smooth. Also, don't forget to screw down the ground wire, or your new receiver won't work.

The directions with this kit are pretty sparse, but the unit looks great once installed. Just take your time and do it right. When removing the old radio, be careful not to force anything out, but pull firmly.

Overall this kit is good.....

Written By MichaelC, Honolulu, HI on Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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The kit is really good. Simple and very functional. While installing, I removed and re-installed it several times to adjust the fit and the wiring; I had no problems with the install every time and do not foresee any future problems. The wiring harness is pretty straight forward and is currently working well.

After install, there were gaps on the left and right side of the plastic face plate, but since it's black, it is not extremely noticeable. I can live with the fuction-over- "ideal" form.

I would recommend adding better wiring pass-throughs at the rear of the lower accessory tray below the single DIN opening. The rear only had two fairly small holes. I modified it slight to run an iPod, headphone & RCA inputs adapter as well as the bass knob control wiring.

Great Product for Relocation, but lacks for aftermarket steering wheel

Written By Troy, Memphis, TN on Monday, April 04, 2011

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This kit does great for just relocating the car stereo in order to keep your
factory head unit for climate control. The instructions were good and everything
worked as designed. I would like to see Crutchfield add a couple of pins to
accommodate the use of an aftermarket controller that interfaces with the audio
steering wheel controls. I had to have pins added at 3 and 11 to accommodate the
Axxess ASWC interface because I did not want to splice the factory harness.
Since these are the default locations for the ground and control this would have
saved me a lot of time during the install. So if you are planning on using an
aftermarket controller for the steering wheel make sure you get some pins to add
to the harness.

Kind of fits

Written By Tom Fergy, Springfield, MA on Friday, March 18, 2011

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This dash kit does the job but it doesn't exactly fit. It needs some type of
bracket to hold the top in place. If not it tilts inwards and looks akward. I found a
metal bracket from an old radio to solve the issue. The wiring harness that's
included takes all the guess work out of the install. I just wish there was a
double din option. The fact that it is included in the radio purchase sealed the
deal for me.

Metra 99-7862 Dash Kit

Written By Billy P, Atlanta, GA on Friday, February 04, 2011

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Works fine, looks good.

Metra 99-7862 Dash Kit

Written By Jon V, Westminster, CA on Thursday, February 03, 2011

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The dash adapter and wire adapter fit the car and new stereo perfect, no issues,
and they were free with my order!

Wiring Harness Issue

Written By Dennis M, Atlanta, GA on Friday, January 28, 2011

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This product is fine. It did exactly what I expected, and the installation was easy enough. My only real issue involved the wiring harness. I soldered the harness without issue, but after radio installation, the radio wouldn't power up. I called Crutchfield for technical assistance, and I was given the typical run-through. After checking fuses, all of my wire connections, and hours of trial and error troubleshooting, I gave up . The next morning, I called back and I was told that there was a problem with all of the harnesses, and a bypass of the red wire was needed. If I was told that in the first place, I could have saved hours of my time. Other than that, the product is fine.

Metra 99-7862 Dash Kit

Written By nguyen2007, California on Thursday, September 30, 2010

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The plastic parts work fine. But the connector had problems. In the White connector,
there are 2 seperate Red wires connect to 1 pin in the connector supposedly. But there
is only one touch the pin and the other one did not touch the pin. The same problem
happened to the Yellow wires. It took me some times to figure it out and did some
modification to the wires.

Wires are not of high quality. Wires get disconnected easily from the pins inside the

Fits great, works good.

Written By Anonymous, Cleveland, OH on Thursday, April 01, 2010

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What can I say? It was pretty easy to install with my new Sony. Some have complained about vibrations, rattles or flimsiness after install - I've not witnessed any of that. It went in pretty easy. The only thing that I don't care for is that the bottom pocket only holds 2 cd's. If designed just slightly different, it could accommodate 3. No biggie, though. matches the interior of my Sony pretty close too.


Written By magerbak, Arlington, MA on Sunday, January 24, 2010

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Kit worked out pretty well. A couple of caveats though:

- The instructions are ambiguous about whether the factory stereo unit needs to be removed. You DO NOT need to remove the factory stereo to access the wiring harness and antenna connected to it from below after the storage compartment is removed. Which means the only tools you really need are a couple of screwdrivers.

- However, if your new receiver has the antenna input on the left (driver) side, as mine did, then it is unlikely that the factory antenna cable will reach and you will need to buy a short antenna extension cable (suprisingly hard to find at any brick and mortar stores).

I did end up removing the factory unit in an attempt to get more slack on the antenna cable after removing it from a tie-down - but it was still several inches short. It would have been nice if Crutchfield could have alerted me to this problem at the time of the purchase, as it would seem to be a pretty common issue.

Otherwise, the whole installation with the new stereo would probably have been a couple of hours for me (with no previous car stereo experience).

Great Product

Written By Zameer, Richmond Hill, NY on Friday, October 23, 2009

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It looks great and doesn't rattle. I installed it in about 20 minutes and Crutchfield's installation guide was really useful. Best part is that you can still use the functions on the old radio including time and the CD changer but no audio will come out.

Metra 99-7862 Dash Kit

Written By Drew, Chicago area on Thursday, March 05, 2009

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Kit looks great, I like it alot. Doesn't rattle. I took my '06 accord EX to an electonics store to have my head unit installed and they made it perfectly clear that the stock radio would no longer work, which is fine, a sacrifice I'm willing to take. The only problem that I have is that now the lights on my heat/AC don't work so at night I can't tell what vents the air is blowing through or what setting the fan and heat/AC knobs are on. Did the person install it incorrectly? I don't know, but I find this very frustrating.

Metra 99-7862 Dash Kit

Written By Mark, Western PA on Wednesday, February 04, 2009

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Went in like a charm. Crutchfield's master sheet was very helpful. No rattle at all in my 07' Accord LX!

Good stuff!

Written By Ryan, Gaithersburg, MD on Tuesday, February 03, 2009

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works well, allows you to keep the stock headunit powered up which looks better, and allows complete control over the HVAC functions! no ugly metra dash kit here, you keep the stock headunit! yes you lose some lower cubby space, but who cares! you've got to make some sacrifices!

Not Perfect but Close!

Written By Matthew, Denver, Colorado on Monday, September 01, 2008

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The harness allows you to keep all the functions on your 07 V-6 Accord Sedan no navigation, dual climate control factory radio/fan controls intact! 6-Disc changer still operates for CD storage and even the clock too!

I agree that is is a little on the flimsy side (if you poke at it, it will move a little) but it doesn't rattle and the reciever itself is very solid.

Metra 99-7862 Dash Kit

Written By Nathan, Atlanta, GA on Saturday, August 02, 2008

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I found that this kit does and extremely good job at adding an additional aftermarket receiver. After the installation, the new headunit looks very professional and as if it belongs there.

Crutchfield has exceptional customer service if you ever need help for anything. If you have any problems, just call their customer service and they will promptly serve your needs.

Crutchfield also did an extremely good job at laying out step by step (with pictures) of how to cleanly install your headunit. Good luck with your installation!

07 Honda Accord

Written By Josh, Burbank, CA on Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Well, after reading numerous reviews on this product, i was quite skeptical in purchasing it. i wasnt sure if i would like it or if it would rattle. well, after i bought it, i love it. it actually looks very good and take it from me, i was VERY scared to commit to this. i read a lot of problems on the bigger dash kit and decided to stick with this one. i have an Alpine CDA-9886 headunit and all speakers replaced with a 12 L7 sub and two amps. the harness, thankfully, completes the look.

it really does look great in the car, and with tinted windows you cant even see it...its very sleek. i had everything professionally installed to make sure it would be correct and it DOESNT RATTLE! it really does look good

a very good buy!

Radio installation kit (2006 Honda Accord)

Written By Samuel J, Morrow, GA on Friday, May 16, 2008

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Very easy to follow instructions. The kit gives a very professionally installed look. Makes the radio look like it belongs. Just be careful not to push the kit in too far on install because lock in clamps (plastic) brake kind of easy. For me, a little black tape fixed the problem. The wiring harness also made the installation easy. Overall, I'd recommend this kit to anyone wanting a professional look for not a lot of bucks.

Metra 99-7862 Dash Kit

Written By alexander, Orange Ca on Wednesday, April 02, 2008

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this item was just fine, easy to install, and fits in well.
instructions are easy to follow.

Metra 99-7862 Dash Kit

Written By Ecko3, Riverside, ca on Saturday, September 29, 2007

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i got this kit for free when i bought my head unit thinking it replace the factory stereo but when i recieved it i found out it replaced the storage cuby beneath it it looks very clean and professional the only problem is that i bought a in dash dvd reciever and when it folds up the stock volume knob does not let the reciever open ip all the way so i will be upgrading to the new kit soon so if you dont want to waste much and intall just a regular stereo this thing does the job and loks nice but if your getting an indash reciever then your gona need the more expensive kit

You get what you pay for

Written By Jonathan, Baltimore, MD on Monday, August 27, 2007

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I purchased this kit for my 07 Accord, and I was disappointing to say the least. I went through two of them, and then upgraded to the more expensive dash kit.

Putting a radio in the cubby location is a great idea, but the design of the car and this kit make it a bad idea. The kit relies on two, extremely flimsy, plastic mounting points in the car to support the top of mounting bracket. The bottom of the kit is secured by 3 screws. I found that if you are not careful, you can actually push the mounting points at the top too far in. This results in either breaking the clips on the kit, or the plastic mounting points in the car. To add insult to injury, I also had problem with RATTLES from the kit. After racking my brain trying to stop the rattles with felt and foam tape, I gave up. The more expensive dash kit is a much better option, even if it is more expensive. You do get what you pay for in this case.

Honda Accord Kit

Written By ted, Sierra Vista Arizona on Thursday, June 14, 2007

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This car kit for the Honda Accord is just about perfect if you are nuts enough about better audio and are willing to "throw away" the EX built in 6 disk no MP3 changer by going aftermarket. This kit is for you. This kit does not make you rob parts from the storage compartment as other kits do to make it work.

For other reviewers that complain about a screen not opening up correctly with this kit, it is NOT the kits fault and should not be rated for that. The dash will not allow a full screen head to be used correctly. Crutchfield pointed that out to me as I was buying the JVC KD-AVX33 that has a DIN sized screen.

2003-2005 Honda Accord Dual-Climate Control Problems

Written By Charley, Chicago, Illinois on Wednesday, March 09, 2005

This kit fits like a glove to replace the factory compartment. It matches the color of the dashboard and when a CD receiver is installed, it looks very smooth and professional. However, I do wish that the receiver slot would have been a bit lower, directly in the middle of the kit. I mean, I really didn't care too much about the extra pocket for miscellaneous things. I purchased an Alpine IVA-D300 and when I open the monitor, the display couldn't fold out properly because I have dual-climate controls built into my dash and there is a slight "hump" that blocks the monitor from completely folding out. I had to purchase this kit, then custom and cut it so that it would work out. Overall, this kit is great if you want a normal CD receiver, but as far as multimedia station receivers go, they should've had an alternative kit.

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  • Radio housing w/ pocket
  • Trim-ring
  • 2 Brackets
  • Harness
  • Installation Instructions

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