Metra 99-8214TG

This mounting kit lets you install a single-sized (2" tall) or double-sized (4" tall) aftermarket stereo in your vehicle's dash opening. If you're installing a double-DIN radio, you'll need the factory brackets that hold the original radio in place. 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: 30 days.

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.

The kit also includes:
  • storage pocket
  • trim rings for a more attractive installation
  • side brackets, which you can use if your receiver is designed for the side support system found in some vehicles (ISO-DIN)
  • 30-day warranty

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kit was easy to use

Written By Brian T, California on Thursday, August 27, 2015

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The kit was everything as advertised. Installation was easy and it looks great.

Pros: Ease of installation

Cons: None

Looks great

Written By Howard B, North Carolina on Thursday, August 27, 2015

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Trim kit looks great. Subtracted one star because I had to whittle on the slots that hold attaching clips in place.

Pros: Looks great.

Cons: Had to whittle on slots that hold attaching clips.

Great fit and finish

Written By Dr. S, California on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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I was worried due to some of the reviews on this site about this kit, but I was pleasantly surprised with the kit's fit and finish. It has the exact same dimpled "golf ball" finish as my Tacoma's original stereo, and blends in perfectly. The directions aren't super clear, but you should be able to figure it out...

Pros: Great fit and finish. Looks stock

Cons: None

Metra dash kit

Written By 2011 tacoma, California on Monday, August 10, 2015

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Looks good and seems to be well made. My only problem is that the top left corner does not sit flush. Clip keeps popping out just a bit but I can live with it. Thanks Crutchfield.

Pros: Matches original dash. Well made Easy to install.

Cons: Top left corner does not sit completely flush.

Not The Best, But It Works

Written By Michael, Alabama on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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I got this kit because it was part of the package deal from Crutchfield. Build quality on the whole kit is average at best. Lots of excess plastic left around where the mold releases were, the silver does not match the dash, and the mounting brackets are plastic, which allow a good bit of flexing. I also noticed that the pocket (for single DIN installation) is a little smaller than other kits I've seen. Also, for the dash clips on the faceplate, I had to trim some of the plastic off the tabs in order to make the clips fit right. Despite all that, it made it into the truck without breaking. We'll see how long it lasts.

Pros: -It fits -It didn't break during install -My hazard switch fit, but I've seen where others' did not

Cons: -The mounting brackets are rather flimsy -The molded plastic has a good bit of excess on the edges -The silver does not match -The kit as a whole flexes a good bit

METRA 99-8214TG

Written By JOHN O, Connecticut on Sunday, May 10, 2015

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Not bad for price, but you may have to clean up excess plastic (from injection molding process) Fit was OK, after several adjustments and swapping plastic clips, texture and color are spot on

Pros: Quick to install, Texture, Color Match

Cons: Quality control lacking ''burrs, excess plastic''

Find an alternate kit

Written By Dan, Alabama on Thursday, May 07, 2015

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See the cons for all the reasons that I dislike this product. While my overall satisfaction with Crutchfield is very high, I am very dissatisfied with this installation kit and will have to find a replacement of higher quality. This thing is a piece of junk and not worth the plastic it's molded from.

Pros: It fills the whole in the dash left after removing the stock radio.

Cons: Flimsy, doesn't fit dash well, won't support the weight of the receiver, won't stay securely in the dash, looks "cheap", rattles while driving.

Worst install kit

Written By Matt, California on Friday, May 01, 2015

This is by far the Worst install kit ever! Not only does it not match the interior color and the texture of the dash but this is absolutely a PIB to install correctly to ensure that the Double DIN fits level and flush. The clips that are provided are cheap and you will loose them in your dash causing you to spend another hour taking everything apart to retrieve them.

Order an alternate kit from online or get it professionally installed.

Looks good

Written By David, Texas on Thursday, April 16, 2015

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Everything fit as expected and was easy to install. Looks like I'd hope it would look.

Meh. It's OK.

Written By jdavis, California on Wednesday, April 08, 2015

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The fit is not as nice as I would like it to be. One side sticks out more than the other. The fit of the clock and the hazard light button is not the best. I'm told the Scosche kit is Much better, but Crutchfield does not sell that model.

Pros: It's works.

Cons: The fit could be better

Great trim kit

Written By Slate creek, Ponte Vedra, FL on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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This trim kit far exceeded my expectations. It looks just like it came from the factory when I got done. It's seems to be a real quality durable product that will last a while.

Pros: Clean look and ease of installation. Looks factory after install

Cons: Instructions were a little difficult to follow but after a couple trial and error I got it right.

Metra 99-8214TG Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, North Carolina on Sunday, March 29, 2015

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Easy to use with lots of options

this kit is garbage

Written By taco, Nevada on Saturday, March 07, 2015

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I bought this kit to install an aftermarket radio in my 2008 tacoma. It comes with 2 plastic mounts to replace the oem steel brackets that bolt to the dash. These plastic mounts flex and do not feel as secure as the oem mounts. The kit was missing the screws that were required for assembly. The screws were listed on the instructions as being included with the kit. The main grey dash piece looks like the oem trim but it did not snap securely into my dash. I took the plastic clips off of my oem radio and put them on the grey piece included in this kit. The grey dash piece could be pulled out of place with a very light tug on the pocket. Maybe there is a better clip for this. The instructions missed a few key steps. For example, they did not explain that you need to put a bracket on the hazard light piece before screwing it on to the back of the replacement grey dash part. I returned this kit and would not recommend buying it.

Cons: plastic replacement mounts flex grey dash piece does not clip onto my 2008 tacoma dash securely instructions were poorly written

Nice Look

Written By Jeff, Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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Seemed a little flimsy while putting it together and getting the radio mounted into it. One in the dash it seemed pretty stout. I,like the fact that the face was dimpled like the factory one that was removed. Matched the dash and other textured areas of the dash.

Metra 99-8214TG Dash Kit

Written By Crutchfield Customer, Guam on Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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Perfect fit!!!

Pros: Matches interior

Cons: None

perfect fit

Written By Anonymous, 01810 on Sunday, November 02, 2014

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perfect fit and matches the factory dash very well.

Metra 99-8214TG Dash Kit

Written By Kawhampshire, Derry, NH on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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This unit looks like it was shipped from the factory! All the people who say it too hard to assemble need to slow down and read the instructions, it took a little time but the finished product is perfect! Swapping the clock was the hardest part.

Pros: Fits perfect in the dash

Cons: none

Metra 99-8214TG Dash Kit

Written By JeffB, Wichita, KS on Sunday, October 19, 2014

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Over all it doesn't look bad. The replacement dash panel looks very close to the original. The opening for the double DIN seems a little large though, and the trim ring doesn't fill the gap that's left.

Pros: Dash panel looks like original OEM.

Cons: Instructions could be a little more informative, and the gap around the Kenwood head unit has a little "slop".

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Written By Craig, Tucson, AZ on Sunday, October 05, 2014

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I showed the dealearship and they were impressed.

Pros: Mutiple options to best fit the stereo you choose.

Cons: Plastic mount to vechile does not allow use of factory metal mount.

Dash kit

Written By Pete0247, Kentucky on Sunday, September 14, 2014

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Good dash kit, matches OEM interior, fits well. Instructions not the best, but easy enough to figure it out.

Pros: Good fit, good look

Cons: Instructions not the best, but no big deal

Gets the job done

Written By Dan S, Columbus Ohio on Sunday, September 14, 2014

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Overall not a bad product, it gets the job done. Could use some tweeting on the instructions, but after using some deductive reasoning, you can get it figured out.

Metra 99-8214TG Dash Kit

Written By Ricky, Newport News, VA on Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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Awesome product! Easy to install, looks great & matches up perfectly!

Looks good

Written By Anonymous, Lancaster, PA on Sunday, August 24, 2014

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Used this on my 2005 Tacoma and it worked very nicely. Installed with a Kenwood KDC-X597 and it looks factory original. I read about some fit problems but none here. Took some time to figure out the single DIN mount but we got it. Just didn't read closely enough.

Pros: Matches texture of original.

Cons: None

Looks OEM

Written By VincentG, Savannah, GA on Thursday, July 24, 2014

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The dash kit looks great. My only complaint is the very poorly written instructions. Took a lot of time to figure it out. The face of the head unit sits almost vertical and a little recessed while the trim is sloped like the dash, but it looks like it belongs.

Pros: The silver texture looks very much like original equipment. No gaps.

Cons: The instructions leave a whole lot to be desired, especially for the first time installer.

Metra 99-8214TG Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, elsmere, ky on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Worked and looked great just had to clean off a little extra plastic.

Metra 99-8214TG Dash Kit

Written By robert, arkansas on Sunday, July 20, 2014

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great all hardware is there

Pros: color matches my dash

Cons: top fastener needs to be better

Dash looks fabulous

Written By BlingBee, Sweet Home, OR on Sunday, July 06, 2014

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I was nervous about the dash display looking different but the dash brackets match perfectly.

Pros: You can't tell it is not the original dash component.

Cons: Nunya

Toyota Tacoma In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By Jay, Boothwyn, Pa on Saturday, May 03, 2014

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perfect fit no shaving no shoving and the extra tray is great for the phone and to store the rear feed cable

09 Tacoma dash kit

Written By ashley, Colorado on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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Color matches dash, fit ok, not perfect.

Pros: Comes with purchase of stereo, looks nice, matches dash, fits ok.

Cons: Plastic a little warped, not a flush mount.

receivet kit

Written By marcis j, olive branch ms on Friday, April 11, 2014

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Good item

Pros: Excalent

Cons: None

Great product!

Written By Randy, Garland, TX on Thursday, March 27, 2014

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Great product with an even better price! I was surprised to see the dash kit going for this price. And once I got the kit I was very pleased with the quality.

Pros: Price. Quality. Delivery.

Cons: No cons!

in dash receiver kit

Written By DSV, barberton, ohio on Thursday, March 13, 2014

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Wiring was fairly easy even for a novice. The kit overall was complete and easy to understand. Two problems that i encountered/am dealing with: The black piece that holds the receiver in the dash has a place to screw it to the dash at the top but no hardware to fasten it. Second and most problematic the "pretty" piece, the cover plate, mine is silver, looks nice but does not snap tightly in place and has to be push in tight to the dash every so often while driving. This is a pain and results in a not very clean finished feel.

Cons: As mentioned above the cover plate does not fit tightly in the dash does not snap in place and has to be pushed in tight frequently while driving.

Tacoma

Written By Erik, SoCal on Friday, February 14, 2014

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Everything pretty much fit in smoothly. Looks great.

Cons: Plastic brackets

Tacoma in dash receiver install kit

Written By teo, Bluffton,SC on Friday, January 17, 2014

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Fast delivery,perfect fit for installing a receiver previously purchased from Crutchfield that was installed in a different vehicle.

Pros: availability,price,fit,technical support

Cons: none

worked well

Written By dlw, oregon on Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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In the plus column, the faceplate is a perfect match to my stock toyota dash and everything nicely for a factory finish look. I wish the mounting brackets were metal, not plastic. Overall, i'm happy, but it would be easy to make this kit better.

Pros: factory finish, ease of use

Cons: plastic mounting brackets, not very theft proof

Metra 99-8214TG Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Albuquerque, NM on Friday, December 27, 2013

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Looks nice. Matches nice

Dash kit

Written By Anonymous, Mason, Ohio on Thursday, December 19, 2013

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More instructions needed. More pictures

Metra 99-8214TG Dash Kit

Written By Paul, Ohio on Monday, December 16, 2013

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Had some issues figuring out which parts to use. Eventually threw away the instructions and figured it out for myself.

Cons: Instructions are very poor

Looks great in the dash

Written By Anonymous, Parrish, Fl on Sunday, December 15, 2013

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Looks great in the dash, however it feels cheap and flimsy during install. Most reviews state the hazard button opening must be adjusted so it fits. I found this to not be an issue. However I did have to trim extra plastic all over the kit to make it fit and for the clips to catch correctly. Overall a good kit for the price(free).

Pros: Look

Cons: Cheap

'05 Tacoma upgrade

Written By gtrman423, Harrogate, TN on Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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Upgrading my '05 Tacoma factory cd player to a more tech friendly Pioneer was a breeze. I had one little issue, but the helpful tech service walked me right through it.

Pros: Price, tech support, expedience, product quality

Cons: None

Sleek Stock Look

Written By Kark, North Providence, RI on Sunday, November 24, 2013

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Instructions were simple enough, but the product needed a little coercion to fit properly. Luckily, I have a Dremel.

Pros: Matches the look of the instrument panel below the stock head unit opening

Cons: Fitment adjustment may be required

2006 Tacoma single DIN install/conversion kit

Written By Pete, Lansdale, PA on Thursday, November 14, 2013

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The parts work and fit into the factory space and fit and finish looks fine. Here are some important considerations you have to keep in mind if you will install the kit yourself. 1. Wiring instructions are fine. 2. Installation instructions are incomplete. Installation takes about 1 1/2 hrs. 3. After removing the cover from the factory receiver, keep the four plastic retaining clips on the factory cover because the retaining clips in the kit will not work. 4. The hazard button cut-out interferes, preventing the button from freely engaging and disengaging. You will need to us an Exacto-knife or box cutting knife to remove material and the button will operate properly.

Pros: Price, appearance, Crutchfield support.

Cons: Rework of some kit parts required but not difficult, supplied retaining clips do work (use the factory clips), instructions lack crucial information to make installation easier.

Some problems

Written By Jeff, New York on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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The instructions on this were a bit opaque, but it was easy enough to figure out how to switch the old radio out and install the new one with this receiver kit. The whole process took about an hour.

Cons: The instructions are not too good; they don't mention, for example, that you need to remove some of the harness clips from the old receiver kit to get the new one to stay in place.

Metra 99-8214TG Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, california on Wednesday, July 03, 2013

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cheap made poorly

Pros: looks good

Cons: cheap

Installation Tip

Written By MW, Portland, OR on Tuesday, July 02, 2013

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Looks great in my 2006 Tacoma, but: - the plastic tabs that are supposed to snap the closure panel into the truck are too small for secure retention. The equivalent tabs on the factory install are metal with a plastic snap on spacer. I took this plastic spacer off the factory tabs and put them on the new tabs (they fit well). This solved the problem. Over all the new install seamlessly fits the truck

Everything Turned out Ok

Written By Sweetangelgurl808, Hawaii on Monday, June 10, 2013

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At least it fit :)

Pros: Product fit perfectly installation was easy

Cons: I was hoping for a more glossy black like it shows in the picture, instead it looked a little gray... also it was missing a part. BUT Crutchfield was so great in resolving that issue by sending me another kit! THANKS CRUTCHFIELD!

Clean OEM look

Written By WLJ, Honolulu, Hi on Thursday, May 23, 2013

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The kit has a clean look. It has an almost OEM feel except for the cheaply feeling clips used to attached the kit to the dash. I needed to use the OEM Toyota clips to get it to secure properly. Even then it still feels as if it may pop off at anytime. Other then that I like the look.

Pros: Clean look, OEM style.

Cons: Feels a little cheap, clips don't secure kit flush to dash

2011 In Dash Receiver Kit

Written By ROLNDV1, Plainfield IL on Monday, May 06, 2013

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Dash in color is dead on and it was free with head unit purchase

Pros: Color looks like the original looks factory

Cons: Good thing it was free does not fit really well top corner does clip into place the cubbie pocket under the stereo too small have seen them with the larger pocket a larger pocket can hold a cb

Toyota Tacoma In-dash Receiver Kit 2005

Written By James, Cecilia, LA on Wednesday, May 01, 2013

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Perfect fit and color

Pros: Fits like a glove

Cons: Plastic could be a little better grade, and just a little better instructions

Metra 99-8214TG Dash Kit

Written By EpicStageFright, Driveway on Wednesday, May 01, 2013

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good for what it is...

Worth every dollar!

Written By Taco05, Wisconsin on Monday, April 29, 2013

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I bought both the black and grey units to see which one fit better with the interior. I ended up going with the silver one and everyone thinks its from the factory.

Pros: Makes install a whole lot easier!

Cons: It would be nice to have the storage area and radio spots interchangeable.

not so great

Written By chris, santee, CA on Thursday, April 11, 2013

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The face fits the dash opening decently. The color and texture are good.I used this to mount a single din alpine which i love. That's where the problems start. the little tray attaches to the deck and is supposed to center in the main bezel. A lot of my friends have said I am one of the best mechanics and fabricators they know, and after 2 HOURS I could not get these pieces to align correctly.. I got the up and down set, but there is a 1/4 inch gap on the drivers side, and it is sitting under the main bezel on the passenger's side. The emergency flasher button would not fit without filing down the hole. I think i'll be trying out the scosche kit and recommend everyone else do the same.

Pros: main bezel color and texture are a good match to stock.

Cons: main bezel fits in dash, and thats about the only thing that fits right.

Easy to use

Written By Anonymous, Miami, Fl. on Wednesday, April 03, 2013

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These work ok, Look really nice, But the instructions could be written a bit better

Pros: Looks nice

Cons: Instructions could be a bit clearer

Toyota Tacoma in dash receiver kit

Written By Charlie, Chico ca. 95926 on Saturday, March 23, 2013

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The toyota Tacoma in dash install kit came on time and was easy to install. Looks get.

Pros: Came on time,& was easy to install.had get directions.

Cons: Found no cons to product.

Metra 99-8214TG Dash Kit

Written By Steve T, Lawrewnceburg, iN on Sunday, March 17, 2013

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Fit very well, all around happy.

Looks good in black

Written By Ran D, Maui,HI on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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Got it in black, and it gave a nice aftermarket look. Only reason for 4 stars is that the hole for "hazard lights" was a little tight. When I hit hazard button to turn " off" , it wouldn't pop back out. Reamed it out a bit with Dremel, and now it's all good. Other than that, fit perfect on 2010 double cab Tacoma.

Pros: Looks good

Cons: Slight altering needed

Toyota Tacoma In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By H.Music, LaPlace,LA on Friday, February 01, 2013

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Instructions was a little confusing for the 1din setup. My head unit did not lock in place with the hardware from the kit,it's more or less mounted in place.

Pros: Looks great once installed

Cons: Did not lock receiver in place for the 1din setup

Better than I expected

Written By Darren, Kona, HI. on Sunday, January 13, 2013

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After reading the reviews I was a bit worried that there would be some issues. But after installing the kit everything was perfect. It matches the dash color and holds the receiver with no rattle or wiggle. Like other reviewers said, you may want to use the OEM white clips from the original dash mount but other than that the kit fit perfectly. One thing I noticed was that you do want to center the receiver mount before screwing it down. If it's off center, the dash faceplate can force the receiver to tilt and then you will get some wiggle room and every time you press a button, the edge of the receiver will slip under the dash faceplate. But once it's centered, the receiver doesn't move at all.

Pros: Easy to install, matches dash trim

Cons: none

color of kit

Written By tim, ocala, florida on Wednesday, January 02, 2013

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Grey color looked better the black.

Pros: Hands free Bluetooth is awesome.

Cons: A few extra clips in the kit to secure the face plate would be nice, lost one on the install.

Great product

Written By Demonikws6, Anderson, SC on Tuesday, January 01, 2013

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Looks identical to the factory trim so it matches up great.

Pros: Matches factory trim

Cons: The hole for the emergency flasher button is a little tight

Kit worked perfect!

Written By E542b, Bellingham, WA on Monday, December 31, 2012

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Super easy to assemble and everything fit just like OEM.

Pros: Matches my dash trim exactly. Everything fits and works great.

Cons: None

Poor quality and design

Written By Wayne P, WV on Thursday, December 27, 2012

Poor quality and design, I had to make an additional support and placed a zip tie around the bracket and radio to keep it firmly in place. Face plate not molded very well, a little off, heated with heat gun to get in to better shape and need to trim off excess plastic flashing.

Pros: Matches fairly well

Cons: Took lots of work to get an acceptable fit

2011 Toyota Tacoma receiver kit

Written By dw, Birmingham, AL on Saturday, December 22, 2012

No wonder this is a free item. This is the cheapest install kit I have ever seen. The kit is super flimsy. My head unit is unstable and moves when I use the buttons. Maybe this kit is just not the ideal kit for the Toyota Tacoma.

Pros: It is free with head unit purchase.

Cons: Cheap, thin plastic.

2007 Prerunner Dash Kit

Written By Kevin Y, Currituck, NC on Friday, November 30, 2012

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Honestly, after reading the reviews on this site, I was very apprehensive about this kit. However, I couldn't have been more pleased with the results. The fit was a perfect, the appearance was great (looks like factory) and does as advertised. I followed the instructions, and had no problems. The kit is a very secure, tight fit with no movement (I used the supplied white pinch clips). To assure that the receiver (JVC KD-HDR70) did not vibrate/rattle within its sleeve, I used a small piece of rubber between the bottom of the receiver and the top of the storage compartment to act as a shock absorber -works great. Hope this takes away some anxiety.

Pros: Looks great, works great

Cons: none

2006 Tacoma In Dash Receiver Kit

Written By 2006 Tacoma, Honolulu, Hawaii on Friday, November 23, 2012

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perfect fit, no problems

Pros: just like OEM

Cons: none

Could do better

Written By 907Bill, Alaska on Monday, November 19, 2012

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Where to start. The good first I suppose; The color and texture was pretty close to stock. You probably wouldn't notice otherwise unless you took a second glance. The fitting wasn't so good. I did a double DIN install and the top of the deck was flush but the bottom was sunken into the dash by a long ways. There is a small "filler" piece that is like a trim meant to take up some of this space, although it still left a gap at the bottom. I added some washers to the mounting brackets to kind of kick out the bottom to take up a little bit more space. The brackets I used to attach the deck to the car mounts were the stock, as the included ones attached in no way/shape/form (except for gluing them on there if one was so inclined). The kits was missing the size 6 screws to attach the clock/emergency light button to the dash piece, had to go to store and buy them. Also had to use the stock plastic pinch tabs to put on the new kit so that the front dash piece would stay in. I was pretty disappointed in this kit to summarize it.

Pros: color/texture was a close match

Cons: fitting sucks

05+ Toyota Tacoma Kit

Written By Ryan, Huntsville, AL on Monday, November 05, 2012

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Anything that requires the end user to modify it with a dremel tool to fit isn't that great. The clock/hazard panel fitment was not good at all. Also make sure to remove the OEM plastic clips and put them on this unit. No where in the instructions did it mention that.

Pros: Looks OEM, versatile kit (DIN, Double DIN, etc), and free.

Cons: Poor fitment, Poor instructions.

Metra brand is cheap

Written By Dave, Vancouver, WA on Friday, October 26, 2012

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The Metra DIN kit is really cheap. Meaning that it is not very good. It's weak and flimsy. Once installed completely, you can see it sort of popping up away from the dash. I used the factory clips instead of the ones in the kit, cause they did a better job of holding it in. I wished they sent a kit by Scosche. At least the Metra they send is free.

Pros: Free from Crutchfield when you order a stereo.

Cons: Very bad quality and fit with my application

Totally unacceptable.

Written By Jayhawkr, Lake Zurich, IL on Friday, September 28, 2012

I was dissapounted with this product.

Pros: The finish was adaquate, and looks OK in the vehicle.

Cons: The bracketry would not hold the radio in place. I had to fabricate additional brackets to support the weight of the radio and prevent it from popping out while driving. Totally unacceptable.

Metra 99-8214TG Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Colorado on Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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Nowhere near the quality I'd expect from Crutchfield. The plastic is thin and flimsy - I expect it to break after a few trips down rough roads. It offers no protection against theft & I doubt a thief would even need tools to pull the unit out. Getting the hazard / clock display out of the factory housing and into the new housing is far more involved than indicated and I'm not sure it's reversible if I need to go back to original. The face doesn't fit well at all and keeps popping out of the mounting holes. There is no way to adjust either the receiver mount or the face. Worst Crutchfield product I've ever seen.

Had to improvise

Written By David H, Wilmington NC on Sunday, September 09, 2012

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Never could figure out how to secure the single din adaper to the dash surround, ended up glueing it. 4 way Hazard button sticks in new surround now. I need to take it all back out and sand or file the surround.

Pros: it was the right color

Cons: See review

not so great

Written By CG, Georgia on Friday, September 07, 2012

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Installed in my 2005 Tacoma. I don't know if I did it wrong or if I am missing something somewhere but after I got it all assembled and installed it is very loose in my dash. I drove over railroad tracks and the piece just popped out. I am having to wedge thick pieces of paper into the sides to get it to stay put. Without the paper, it doesn't stay flush against the dash.

Pros: Nice color, Not expensive

Cons: Not well designed.

Perfect Match!

Written By Anonymous, Alexandria, LA on Sunday, July 29, 2012

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Had no problems at all with this. It is a perfect match form my 07 Tacoma (silver dimpled dash) and made for a nice tight fit!

Better than expected

Written By CJJ, Lodi, CA on Thursday, July 12, 2012

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Having read reviews on this and other's like it I was concerned. The molding and finish was less than perfect, had to file a lot of stuff off of it, but it fit perfect. Color was acceptable. My biggest concern about it being loose was unfounded, fit very snug and the head unit looks good and it is stable. I installed a double DIN and it is bolted to the original mount, which I would recommend over a single.

Pros: very easy to use and install

Cons: finish could be better.

Pretty good but leaves me looking for better.

Written By BBYE V8, St. Louis on Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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It looks pretty good in my Tacoma, but the fit around the edges are perfect and the hazard button now sticks a little (it turns on fine, but sticks when trying to turn it off). Nothing a little time with a file won't fix. The instructions for taking apart the factory panel were horrible and unclear.

Pros: Color match.

Cons: Fit, instructions.

Toyota Tacoma Mount Kit

Written By KY_Rob, Northern KY, USA on Saturday, June 09, 2012

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The kit looks great, for color match and finish. The directions provided were very general, and lacked some critical details. It took some time and common sense to get everything in place. Fit for the hazard light button and OEM clock was less than perfect, and required some hand work for the button to clear properly. Trim panels around the head unit is sloppy, and required significant hand work for a quality install. I would recommend purchasing a higher-quality install kit, as this one is bush-league right out of the box.

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Written By SCP, Austin, TX on Sunday, June 03, 2012

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The fit was perfect. No issues.

You get what you pay for

Written By Stephen, Houston, TX on Friday, June 01, 2012

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Color may have matched, but the color isn't consistant. There are 3 spots on it where it looks like the sprayers didn't cover it completely and the black color of the plastic shows through. Also there was extra plastic from the moulding process (usually called flash) that had to trimmed out of the way, which then left where it was trimmed a line of black where the plastic shows through. Over all in my 2008 Tacoma, it fits nice and tight, but I can easily see where everyone else is concerned about the flimsiness. I think I just got lucky on that part. It doesn't fit the head unit very well and I can see the steel case surrounding the head unit. I tried using the surround that came with the head unit to hide it, but then the silver dash piece wouldn't fit at all.

Pros: free

Cons: see above

It's ok. Could be better.

Written By Anonymous, Dallas, TX on Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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This is a OK product. The receiver holder is flimsy. I can shake the CD player, which annoys me. Other then that it works fine!

It will work

Written By JG, Chicago, IL on Sunday, May 20, 2012

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It looks great, but it would have been nicer if it was a single unit, rather than 2 parts. Being 2 parts, its never going to look perfect because the two parts dont connect together. Also, the plastic clips for the dash werent as good as the original clips so I had to take the original clips off the stock stereo. Once it was all installed it looks good though.

Pros: looks stock

Cons: clumsy install

Metra 99-8214TG Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, The Villages ,FL on Thursday, May 17, 2012

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looks nice but opening needs to be bigger, cannot fully access CD door b/c of large volume knob on unit

Pros: looks

Cons: not full compatible with CD head units

2007 Tacoma

Written By DanK, Hollister, Ca on Monday, April 23, 2012

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Took a lot longer to install than it should have. Designed to fit 2 different types of OEM installations, so extra parts included. Deciding which ones were needed and which were not was confusing. Installation sheet's lack of clarity compounded difficulty.

Pros: It fits dash board almost perfectly.

Cons: Constructed of thin gauge plastic. Could not find way of utilizing OEM steel mounting brackets, so there's a lot of flex/ movement.

Grat fit

Written By Tacoman, Springdal, AR on Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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Got the black unit for my 2011 Tacoma, fits and looks perfect

Pros: Looks and fits

Cons: One

05-09 toyota tacoma headunit reciever

Written By joe f, killeen tx on Monday, April 09, 2012

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Directions werent very clear, had to double check my work constantly.

Pros: It worked for what i needed it to do.

Cons: Not exactly fool proof

Ok at Best

Written By Chris, Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, April 03, 2012

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Great that it was free from Crutchfield - this kit was anywhere from 10 bucks to 30 bucks depending on the brand you chose and where you got it. I installed my in a 2006 Toyota Tacoma. The color match of the kit to the dash is pretty close but not exact (the difference is not enough to tell without really taking a good look). The kit isnt that sturdy however and the clips which come with it are pretty much useless in a Toyota. I ended up using the clips in the stock kit that I removed from the truck. I had several "fit" issues with my new head unit and this kit until I made the switch in clips. Once I did that everything fell right into place. The install has been solid ever since.

Pros: Free from Crutchfield Look is very close to dash Kit comes with double din and din units which is cool that they give you both

Cons: White clips in the install kit are useless -- go to your dealer and get stock clips or use your old stock clips if you can.

Great Fit

Written By zu, Aiea, Hawaii on Monday, April 02, 2012

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CONVERTED MY 2012 TACOMA TO 2011 AFTER MARKET (2400 PIONEER) W/ BLUE TOOTH-DVD FROM CRUTCHFEILD USED EARLIER STYLE VENTS AND EVERYTHING LOOKS FACTORY!

Pros: EASY MOUNTING

Cons: WISHED SOMEONE MADE A KIT FOR 2012 TACOMAS

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Written By raY, San Diego on Thursday, March 15, 2012

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I give this a product an extra star because its free. But the quality is not all that great. The my hazard button looks crooked compared to stock.....Yes I installed it properly. But I can live with that. I mean its free.

Pros: Color matched the interior color. Looks great at a glance. Like its factory installed.

Cons: The top of the kit looks crooked.

Great product for free!!

Written By Chris B., Slingerlands, NY on Thursday, March 01, 2012

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Color and style are a perfect match in my 2009 Tacoma! Like the fact that it adds a storage shelf under the unit to store my phone and iPod or other things. Had it professsionally installed and have to bring it back because radio is moving within the kit. Could be a clip issue.

Pros: Perfect interior match. Adds storage space under the unit.

Cons: Not a tight fit, but have to bring it back for a fix.

Metra 99-8214TG Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Pensacola, Fl. on Sunday, February 26, 2012

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Matched my existing vehicle's interior perfectly.

Close Fit

Written By AA, Winter Park, FL on Friday, February 03, 2012

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