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Metra 99-8214TG Dash Kit

Fits select 2005-up Toyota Tacoma vehicles — single- or double-DIN radios (Black)

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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.

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

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

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  • Single-DIN radio housing w/ pocket
  • Double-DIN radio housing
  • Single-DIN trim-ring
  • Double-DIN trim-ring
  • 2 Single-DIN brackets
  • 2 Double-DIN brackets
  • Switch bracket
  • 8 Screws
  • Installation Instructions

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5 out of 5

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
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3 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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!
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5 out of 5

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
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4 out of 5

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.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

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
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

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
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4 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

receivet kit

Written By marcis j, olive branch ms on Friday, April 11, 2014
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Good item
Pros:
Excalent
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

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!
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2 out of 5

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.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

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
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

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
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

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
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Metra 99-8214TG Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Albuquerque, NM on Friday, December 27, 2013
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Looks nice. Matches nice
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Dash kit

Written By Anonymous, Mason, Ohio on Thursday, December 19, 2013
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More instructions needed. More pictures
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

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
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3 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

'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
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

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
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4 out of 5

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.
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3 out of 5

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.
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1 out of 5

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
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4 out of 5

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
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3 out of 5

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!
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4 out of 5

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
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1 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

Metra 99-8214TG Dash Kit

Written By EpicStageFright, Driveway on Wednesday, May 01, 2013
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good for what it is...
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5 out of 5

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.
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1 out of 5

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.
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4 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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.
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4 out of 5

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
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3 out of 5

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
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4 out of 5

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
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4 out of 5

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.
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4 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

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
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1 out of 5

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
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2 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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
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5 out of 5

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
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3 out of 5

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
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2 out of 5

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.
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2 out of 5

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
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1 out of 5

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.
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1 out of 5

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.
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1 out of 5

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
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2 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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!
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4 out of 5

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.
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3 out of 5

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.
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2 out of 5

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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5 out of 5

In Dash Receiver Kit

Written By SCP, Austin, TX on Sunday, June 03, 2012
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The fit was perfect. No issues.
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2 out of 5

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
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3 out of 5

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!
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3 out of 5

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
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3 out of 5

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
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3 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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
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4 out of 5

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
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3 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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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4 out of 5

In Dash Kit

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.
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4 out of 5

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.
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5 out of 5

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.
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4 out of 5

Close Fit

Written By AA, Winter Park, FL on Friday, February 03, 2012
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Doesn't fit perfect, but it's really close. Secures the unit well, just isn't exact.
Pros:
Free, easy install
Cons:
Not an exact fit
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3 out of 5

Face plate is nice, the rest is garbage

Written By Greg O, Patchogue N.Y. on Monday, January 30, 2012
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The face plate is great, it like a stock piece. The plastic brackets that hold the radio unit in on my Tacoma are cheap.
Pros:
Nice looking face plate.The clips supplied are a big help
Cons:
Cheap plastic brackets
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2 out of 5

Matches Well fits bad

Written By Anonymous, Mrmphis TN on Sunday, January 29, 2012
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The color and texture match well. The instructions are pretty bad and the fit is not very good. The clips do not stay in well. It does not fall out but it does not hold well. You also have to try to line up the stero with the bracket because the stero bolts to the truck and the kit bolts to the frame. I ended up buying another kit that they color did not match as well but was better designed to fit.
Pros:
It was free with the streo and I could have made it work
Cons:
Instructions are very poor and it is difficult to install.
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5 out of 5

face plate

Written By Ken Q, Ormond Beach, FL on Tuesday, January 24, 2012
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Nice, I can't believe crutchfield gave this to me with my purchase for free. Looks original, I like the little storage area under the deck for the remote, call phone, and mp3 player.
Pros:
1. Looks original 2. Fit and finish is great
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Metra 99-8214TG Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Orange County Ca. on Sunday, January 22, 2012
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fit surprisingly well. I have never installed a car stereo before this unit was a natural. I even gained an unexpected storage compartment built into the unit that turns out to be a great place to store my phone
Pros:
ease of use and compatable finish
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

TAKE YOUR TIME!!!

Written By JTrim, Indianapolis, IN on Wednesday, January 04, 2012
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This is a great looking product but take your time installing it. The only reason I gave it 4 stars and not 5 was it need to be cleaned up a bit. I had to take the edge of a knife to all of the openings and clean them up from what I assume is overflow from the plastic mold/paint.

I also had trouble getting the white clips on the back of the face plate to attach properly. I actually had to sand down the arm the the clips attach to to finally get them to click in. I have seen some reviews where people say the face plate doesnt stay attached to the dash of the truck. I belive the issue is those white clips not catching properly on the face plate. Make SURE you tug on the white clips to make sure they dont pop off the face plate BEFORE installing it into the dash. If they do pull off, sand the arm down and try again.

Last but not least, Call crutchfield for help or there is always YOUTUBE...
Pros:
Looks and fits great! Wanted a stock look in the truck and I got it!
Cons:
Took a lot of time to trim the faceplate so that it had a clean look. Also had to sand down the plastic where the white clips attach to the face plate so they would clip on and not slide off.
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5 out of 5

Great product!

Written By Brad B., EDH, CA on Friday, November 11, 2011
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Overall this is an outstanding product. I've owed the silver kit, but switched my dash to black. Both are excellent and fit my nav system perfectly. This is a great product and is perfect for people who want to add nav to their Tacoma.
Pros:
Great fit, matches factory black texture and color. Looks professional.
Cons:
better fit around D-DIN unit to avoid squeaking on rough roads.
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5 out of 5

Read instructions before you start.

Written By Rick, Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, October 11, 2011
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This adapter has many applications for the multitude of head units available. Know which parts you will need for your radio to make install easy and fast.
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4 out of 5

Metra 99-8214TG Dash Kit

Written By Johnny, Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, October 11, 2011
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Got this mounting kit for my Pioneer 7300BT and it works pretty nicely. This should work well for most installs.

After installing it personally, I've noticed several issues. The head unit still has a lot of left to right sway in it. The clips in the top portion are never fully inserted like the bottom clips. When I press the emergency signal button, it gets stuck.

Could be because of my lack of experience with installing, so I'm going to try reinstalling and fixing it just in case I missed something.
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3 out of 5

Nice product

Written By Basilio, Sunland Park, NM on Friday, October 07, 2011
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I took it out of the box and was impressed, looked exactly like my truck's pannel. It was easy to install...
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3 out of 5

Fits but could be a little higher quality

Written By toy4runr85, Phoenix, AZ on Friday, September 23, 2011
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I installed a Kenwood single-din head unit with this kit. Everything fits, however the finish is a little rough (mold flashing visible for instance). Had to trim the excess plastic, and had to trim the hole for the hazard flasher button. Also, I realize the price would be much more, but if the mount and black plastic surround was aluminum instead of plastic (the factory radio mount is aluminum) it would be MUCH better. I plan to fabricate most of this out of aluminum in the future.

Overall it's fine. Works like it should, fits (see above), and the "golf-ball" texture and color matches the OEM interior bits. The little cubby under the radio is handy for a place to store my iPod.
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3 out of 5

weak instructions

Written By LarryG, Dover NH on Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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I bought an Alpine radio for my Tacoma. I read the reviews of the installation kit and they were not very positive, but they were true. Crutchfield instructions are great, easy to use with helpful photos. The instructions that came with the kit were not clear what parts were to be used and the pictures were not very helpful. The fit of the face unit was only fair and had to be trimmed. Though I will say that it looks good when it is installed. Better instructions would help, but it you need a face plate to fit, you can make it work.
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2 out of 5

Metra 99-8214TG Dash Kit

Written By ian, Seattle, WA on Wednesday, August 10, 2011
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There were no directions to install this kit, so my friend and I spent a while trying to figure out how the pieces go together, in what order, and which ones to use. We're both pretty smart, but it was a little frustrating because a simple piece of paper with a diagram would have saved us a good 30 min or more. It would also convince me that I put it together right, which I'm not totally sure about since I can pull out the head unit by grabbing onto the face plate. I don't think that's supposed to happen. Also, the thin frame that goes around the face plate keeps falling off, so I'm constantly pushing the pieces of this kit back together.

The gray piece has a few extra millimeters of plastic running into the cutouts that I'll need to trim with a knife so it doesn't look like my car was made in China.

Overall, I'm disappointed with the kit, but since it was free, it's really hard to complain. The local big box store wanted to charge me $40 for the same thing, and then $20 for the harness, both of which Crutchfield included at no cost.
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5 out of 5

Replaced stock stereo (silver) with JVC KW-XR810 and a black in dash r

Written By KLH, Bakersfield, CA on Monday, August 08, 2011
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The in dash unit supplied by crutchfield are good units. I replaced the silver colored stock stereo in my 2007 Tacoma with a black in dash unit supplied for free with my stereo. I thought the black unit would look better with the stereo, but I was worried the color would not match the charcoal colored parts of my dash. Luckilly, the colors match perfectly, and the stereo looks good with the black colored dash kit.
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4 out of 5

Works well

Written By Greg, CDA, Idaho on Sunday, July 31, 2011
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I would have given 5 stars if the mounts that hold the sleeve to the truck were more secure and not plastic. This fits perfectly and looks like stock - and it was very easy to install. Only problem was that once installed it is possible for the unit to shift and you have to slide it back in place. I feel like it's pretty easy to steal my stereo with something as weak as this.
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4 out of 5

Finished Product Looks Great!

Written By RandyD, Cedar Crest, NM on Saturday, July 23, 2011
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As others have stated: Getting the old clock unit out was a little time consuming and difficult to get out without breaking something. Mounting brackets are pretty flimsy. I had to take a knife to trim the four posts that hold the snap-in fittings to they would hold onto the posts. The final result looks and fits great. Tight, no squeaks or rattles.
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3 out of 5

Metra 99-8214TG Dash Kit

Written By DW, Nashville, TN on Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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The mounting kit matches the interior trim well. Installation instructions were easy to follow. The kit fits the vehicle well. My only problem with the kit is with the hazard light. It has taken some sanding with very fine sandpaper to get the button to move in and out smoothly. I have more work to do as it still hangs from time to time.
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2 out of 5

Not impressed...

Written By Jim, Tripp, SD on Wednesday, July 06, 2011
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I was not impressed with this kit. I felt the instructions and accompanying photos were next to worthless. This leaves one struggling to assemble it and put in in place with little to no help. The support brackets included are lame, at best. They are flimsy and soft plastic...tighten the bolts with care. The opening for the radio leaves much to be desired and the opening for the hazard switch must be trimmed to keep the button from sticking. I was able to get everything in and it looks acceptable, but it needn't have been such a struggle. Clearer instructions and photos would have been of great help.
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3 out of 5

Nice Fit...

Written By Mugabi, Austin, TX on Monday, May 16, 2011
 
The kit fit my Tacoma well, but as others mention, the plastic feels a bit
flimsy and cheap. I too wish the brackets were better quality. During the
installation, I was VERY careful because I felt as though I might break or crack
the plastic, but fortunately, I didn't.
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1 out of 5

Metra

Written By Alton, Charleston SC on Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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This product was absolutely horrible! First, the kit does not allow you to use the full Din slide as provided by the stereo manufacturer. The fit was terrible, using either the stereo trim plate or the Metra trim plate. Screws were missing and the slide brackets that hold the stereo would not stay clipped in place. I called Crutchfield and they made good on the item....kudos to tech support at crutchfield.......I purchased the Scosche kit made for my truck...night and day difference! The scosche is def. the way to go......
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4 out of 5

Decent fit, looks great, may require some trimming

Written By JoeyT, Alexandria, VA on Sunday, May 08, 2011
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At the top of this kit, there is a minor gap, maybe just a few millimeters short. The
Hazard button will be very tight. I had to trim some of it out with a knife. Also had to
do some trimming around the piece that goes around the double din stereo I
installed (Jensen VM9324). Overall, it almost looks stock, other than being black
instead of silver/grey like the original stereo. Easy instructions, especially for
double din stereos.
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3 out of 5

Metra 99-8214TG Dash Kit

Written By jtex, Houston TX on Friday, April 29, 2011
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Installation of this kit was not very hard at all. My only complaint is that the brackets to mount the whole kit to the dash was made out of (in my opinion) very weak plastic. When I was putting the bolts in to make a snug fit it started warping the plastic and it even started to crack a bit with just a tad bit of pressure. Personally I wish the brackets were made out of metal like the stock ones, but other than that my new stereo fit fine and everything went into place.