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Metra 99-9008 Dash Kit

Fits in select 1998-2008 Volkswagen Beetle models — single-DIN radios

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Metra 99-9008

This Metra 99-9008 kit allows you to install a single-DIN (2" tall) radio in your vehicle's dash opening. Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this kit is compatible with your vehicle. Warranty: 60 days

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

The end result is good, finish looks great. The available mounting depth makes me wish I had cut the wires shorter from harness to radio and now that its all snapped into place, I will most likely have to break it to get it out to clean up the wires if I need to do so...hope one doesn't short out!

Anonymous, Ellwood City, PA

What's in the Box:

  • Radio housing
  • 2 Face-plates
  • 2 ISO-DIN brackets
  • Installation Instructions
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Metra 99-9008 Dash Kit

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(57 Reviews)

Metra 99-9008 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Ellwood City, PA on 11/28/2016

2001 Volkswagen Beetle
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The end result is good, finish looks great. The available mounting depth makes me wish I had cut the wires shorter from harness to radio and now that its all snapped into place, I will most likely have to break it to get it out to clean up the wires if I need to do so...hope one doesn't short out!

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Great Fit!

Anonymous from Carrollton, TX on 11/22/2016

2003 Volkswagen Beetle
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Great product. Installation was simple and the fit was perfect.

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Anonymous from Kingsport, TN on 10/13/2016

2001 Volkswagen Beetle
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Not a perfect fit, but close enough that I certainly wont complain. Wish the 'black' plastic was closer in color.

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Anonymous from Greeley, KS on 10/5/2016

2005 Volkswagen Beetle
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perfect fit

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Nice Trim

SkyKing56 from Ft Worth, TX on 6/17/2016

2000 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice trim piece Easy to install, if you read the directions, lol. Looks good!

Pros: Easy install.

Cons: There are 2 install options to choose from. The trim piece I used, had locking tabs that were recessed. It appears, that once locked into place, it will be difficult to remove. It also restricts access to the face plate removal button. Hopefully, I wont damage anything if I ever have to remove the radio. I kept the other configuration option trim pcs, just in case.

Did not fit correctly

Larry from Prather, CA on 4/10/2016

2002 Volkswagen Beetle
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Did not fit correctly

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Crutchfield response on April 11, 2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our customer service or tech support teams right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the stereo installed and working! Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Metra 99-9008 Dash Kit

Chris from cabot, AR on 1/27/2016

2009 Volkswagen Beetle
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Good. A little difficult to get apart.

Pros: Fits great.

Cons: Difficult to get apart

Metra 99-9008 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Iowa on 1/15/2016

1999 Volkswagen Beetle
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Fit perfectly.

Pros: Fit

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works great

Dave from Ohio on 12/29/2015

2010 Volkswagen Beetle
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works great

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Great OEM Look

Anonymous from Tampa, FL on 11/20/2015

2006 Volkswagen Beetle
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Amazing - perfect match for Beetle with Monsoon

Pros: Great Fit

Cons: Tight Fit

Worled well

EW from Georgia on 10/30/2015

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This worked without a problem. Good instructions.

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Fits Like A Glove

Joseph P. from Oswego, NY on 9/28/2015

2007 Volkswagen Beetle
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The kit works as advertised. It looks good and installation was simple. I used the one that replaces the face plate that comes with the radio I bought and it looks slick.

Pros: * Good instructions * Easy to install * Looks great

Cons: * None

perfect fit

TJM from Alabama on 9/6/2015

2001 Volkswagen Beetle
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perfect fit

Pros: Looks good

Cons: None

Pretty Good Adapter

DaveD from Missouri on 8/14/2015

2004 Volkswagen Beetle
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An adapter kit that's easy to figure-out and install is always good and this is no exception. I'd rate 5 stars except for one issue - the head unit depth is a little too deep within the adapter. As a result, the button that releases the detachable face on my head unit is difficult to press. I can't get my finger in there at all & have to use the car key to remove the face of the head unit.

Pros: Simple, Easy, Attractive

Cons: Head Unit Depth

Heather

Heather from Cheyenne, WY on 7/27/2015

2002 Volkswagen Beetle
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I used this when I replaced the stereo on my 2002 VW beetle. This dash kit really dressed it up and made it look like a factory install. Very pleased with the kit!

Pros: Looks professional!

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Worked great.

Faul713 from Arizona on 5/5/2015

2004 Volkswagen Beetle
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Used it in a 2005 New Beetle. Fit was snug and precise. It is holding the new JVC tightly and rattle free.

Pros: Fits great, looks great and it holds great.

Cons: None

perfect

joe from New York on 5/2/2015

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finished the install nicely

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Very Useful

Sherry from Huntsville, Alabama on 4/13/2015

2003 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Came in very handy

Pros: came in very handy trying to finish up the install.

Cons: Not all pieces fit. Kind of a pain trying to figure out which one to use

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VWbugger from Wyoming on 4/5/2015

2004 Volkswagen Beetle
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Installed and fit flawlessly

Pros: Great item with multiple options

Cons: none

Great fit

RDW from Indiana on 3/29/2015

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Used with a new Kenwood radio and it made the installation in my 2000 New Beetle a breeze.

Pros: Multiple options for different radios.Nice design and fit.

Cons: Little bit of mold flash that I had to trim before the radio would fit nicely. Not a big deal.

Typical Kit

Becks from Missouri on 3/29/2015

2002 Volkswagen Beetle
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Does the job, not much to say about it really.

Pros: Typical installl kit flimsy pieces to attach your fancy radio too.

Cons: kind of flimsy

Metra 99-9008 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Arkansas on 3/21/2015

2004 Volkswagen Beetle
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Perfect fit

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Dewayne from Alabama on 2/14/2015

2004 Volkswagen Beetle
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good fit good match on color and texture of car.

Pros: more than one option to fit.

Cons: keys at bottom of radio head unit behind lip.

Face plate VW beetle

CHalloran from Schenectady new york on 1/25/2015

2003 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice that it is for both my receiver and my model car.

Pros: Its flush.. It fits nicely

Cons: Holy cow, I wasn't sure what went where or how or why.. The directions were kind of confusing. I had to use the original allenkey bolts that held my old fave platebin because the screws were to small. I got it don't though.

Vw beetle radio upgrade!!

Anonymous from Bellflower, CA on 1/23/2015

2001 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product, easy to install pretty straight forward!!!

Pros: It fits right in without any retrofitting

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Metra 99-9008 Dash Kit

kenny from North Carolina on 1/8/2015

2000 Volkswagen Beetle
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Very easy to install perfect fit

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Good Item

Phil from Hebron, IN on 12/30/2014

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Did as described!! Provides a custom finished look to an aftermarket radio install.

Pros: Looks great. Easy to use.

Cons: None

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Anonymous from big sandy, tx on 12/28/2014

2001 Volkswagen Beetle
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Easy installation with a perfect fit and factory look

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2001 Beetle Radio replacement

Manny from Lubbock, Tx on 10/23/2014

2001 Volkswagen Beetle
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Only one faceplate was needed. the fit wasnt very good. Some filing was necessary to fit.

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Rod from East Millinocket, Me on 9/6/2014

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Fit perfectly!.Thank you Crutchfield for looking for products that fit with no modifications. This item made the installation a breeze.

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georgia d from gettysburg pa. on 8/22/2014

2006 Volkswagen Beetle
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worked very well and easy to install.

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Daric from Tucson, AZ on 7/24/2014

2006 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very pleased with the overall kit. Everything fit nicely. It took a little figuring out (you're offered a choice as to how you want the final result to look), but end then end, it helps mitigate a very rectangular stereo in a rounded dash.

Pros: Easy. Matches dash.

Cons: Plastic was a little flimsy until installation.

Nice Looking!

Lisa from Lebanon, OR on 7/24/2014

2002 Volkswagen Beetle
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Worked great in my VW bug!

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Most Excellent for New Beetle

Factotum from Wichita, KS on 6/26/2014

2000 Volkswagen Beetle
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This kit made the radio install go really well, and the radio looks good in the VW New Beetle dash.

Pros: Well designed for this application.

Cons: None

perfect fit

timha from Greenville , Ohio on 5/11/2014

2000 Volkswagen Beetle
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Great fit follows the contour of the dash

Pros: Nice design fits snug into the opening, follows the contour of the dash

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Makes the Pioneer radio look great in our 05 New Beetle

N5JJR from Ponca City, OK on 4/13/2014

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I opted for the no trim ring installation option. After I installed it, I could not get the front panel of the Pioneer DEH-X7500HD to come off. Now I cannot get the face to come off the radio. It looks like it needs to slide a little to the right but it hits the trim piece and won't move enough to come off. It pops out about 10 or 15 degrees and won't come out any further. I am working with Crutchfield about this. Until I get it resolved, I don't think I can get the radio out without destroying the trim ring and I can't get the face off for security purposes.

Pros: Good installation and makes the radio look right at home in our 05 New Beetle.

Cons: See my review. A note in the instructions about this might make people opt to install with the trim ring and avoid the problem all together.

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Anonymous from pompano beach, fla on 3/3/2014

2006 Volkswagen Beetle
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Works like a champ, easily installed and fits great.

Pros: Works like a champ, easily installed and fits great.

Cons: Nothing bad to say

fits perfectly

Angel from Maui,HI on 2/13/2014

2002 Volkswagen Beetle
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fits into my 2002 VW Beetle perfectly

Pros: easy install

Cons: none

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keith from Athens, Tn. on 1/26/2014

1999 Volkswagen Beetle
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Everything I needed to install new radio properly and easily.

Pros: Fit multiple models of dashes. Simple and practical.

Cons: They didn't send someone to install it for me! Lol!!! No cons from this customer!

Metra 99-9008 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Lafayette, LA on 1/25/2014

1999 Volkswagen Beetle
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Easiest install ever !!

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Marty from Norman, OK on 1/21/2014

2003 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This kit is really two kits in one. You can decide which way looks better with your stereo and give the other pieces to a friend. The instructions that come in the package are a little unclear, but there are very few pieces so it isn't very difficult to figure out without them. And really, there aren't a lot of choices when it comes to mounting an after-market radio in a Beetle, so passing on this one would mean a LOT of custom work, and that just doesn't make sense for a daily-driver.

Pros: Looks reasonably good in the dash. "2 for 1" kit has different mounting options.

Cons: Manufacturer's instructions could be better.

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98 Beetle install from Whidbey Island, WA on 10/20/2013

1999 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Its nice to find a the right kit for an older install.

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Many pieces but just what I needed

Chachi007 from Midwest, Il on 8/25/2013

2001 Volkswagen Beetle
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This kit had the parts I needed but, wasn't really sure which ones to use. I did figure it out. Looks almost like it belongs..

Pros: Blends in well, tech service is top notch!

Cons: Could've included screws, a little clearer instructions.

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MikeR from Baton Rouge, LA on 4/25/2013

2003 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not a bad way to install an after market stereo.

Pros: Good final look

Cons: Requires some patience to fit

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John from Vermilion Ohio on 4/6/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great look, easy to install

Pros: looks great

Cons: none

Good fit

LairK from San Clemente, CA on 2/14/2013

2003 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good fit, easy to install.

Pros: Simple and clean.

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Excellent Kit

1trkpny from Salt Lake City, UT on 1/13/2013

2000 Volkswagen Beetle
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Worked perfectly. Good fit and looks great. Gives a great oem-like look.

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This could be made better.

MarkZoso from Staren Island New York on 11/20/2012

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Not made well.

Pros: It was free.

Cons: It's easy to break. Not strong enough and does not sit perfectly in place.

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JackL from Alton,IL on 7/21/2012

2000 Volkswagen Beetle
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This install and dash kit was the best I ever used.So easy and with a factory fit.Looks great.

Pros: Great instructions and fit.

Cons: none

Metra 99-9008 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Beaver Dam ,WI 53916 on 3/4/2011

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great product is easy to use looks like factory install

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Metra 99-9008 Dash Kit

Bill from Florence, MS on 8/19/2010

1999 Volkswagen Beetle

Instructions were clear. Looks great with the Clarion CZ-500. No gaps as mentioned by others. The New Beetle has an oval opening for the stereo and I was concerned it wouldn't fit correctly. I shouldn't have worried. It fits perfectly. Plus, it came free with the stereo! Thanks Crutchfield!!

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Anonymous from Minneapolis, MN on 3/13/2010

2006 Volkswagen Beetle
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Fits good, looks good. Yes, there is a gap at the bottom of the new head unit and it sticks out at the top, but the Bug's dash is such a weirdo shape that there would be no way possible to get anything other than a stock OEM unit to fit correctly. This kit does fill in the holes and it looks as good as it can.

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The fit was perfect!!!!

DAVID from So Cal on 1/19/2010

2001 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Instructions were clear........fit couldn't be better............resulting in super dashboard esthetics that was included in the price!!!!! How can you beat that????

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tight fit

Glenn from Hickory,NC on 1/31/2009

2002 Volkswagen Beetle
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this kit fits tight and looks good when finished, makes installing radio very easy

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Works, but that's about it

manutius from Baltimore, MD on 1/28/2009

1998 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'd agree with the previous reviewers comments. This kit is not very aesthetically pleasing at all, and it's very amateurish looking. I was very disappointed once it was installed. Everything else I have purchased from Crutchfield, up to this, has been great so I was expecting a higher quality item.

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gets the job done

Philip from Dallas on 10/4/2006

The factory radio has 3 dimesional curves. Any Sony, Kenwood, ALpine, etc radio has a flat face. This kit permits those models to fit into my VW Beetle, unfortunately it is not asthetically pleasing. It will be clearly obvious that you put in a new radio. With this kit, I have an overhang over the radio and a gap below the radio. I have put Crutchfield radios/kits in 5 other cars and have been totally pleased. I was NOT with this kit. I would be willing to spend more money to install a better one, but have not found one.

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Fits the rounded shape of the dash!

Adam from Clemmons, NC on 11/3/2005

2001 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I wanted to use my Sony radio and keep the Monsoon amps active and still maintain the "rounded" dash that is in the VW Beetle. This did a great job! I love it and I love Crutchfield!<BR><BR><BR>It is an amazing radio now! Thanks Crutchfield!

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Why did you buy this?

Secures the stereo in the dash and fills in any gaps. [ Matthew  Nov 21, 2016 ]
Factory appearance for installation. [ Jeremiah  Sep 30, 2016 ]
Came with the installation kit [ Carl  Sep 29, 2016 ]
The price was right and it was easy to purchase from the site. [ Andrew  Sep 25, 2016 ]
NEED IT FOR MY CAR RADIO [ DARION M  Sep 06, 2016 ]
for maximum clean install [ Patrick  Aug 29, 2016 ]
Obvious. [ Michael  Jul 07, 2016 ]
Needed for installation [ Raul  Jun 27, 2016 ]
required for type of car i own [ Jose  Jun 25, 2016 ]
very good product [ Larry  May 16, 2016 ]
Needed for vehicle [ Eric E.  May 04, 2016 ]
So I don't have to modify dash [ Michael  Apr 08, 2016 ]
It makes the installation look more professional [ Thomas  Mar 30, 2016 ]
to keep the look of original dash [ Brian  Feb 26, 2016 ]
Because the Beetle still has the stock stereo in place. [ Chris  Feb 12, 2016 ]
this item is very good because what it does is creates an effect that the radius of factory appears. [ ABEL  Jan 14, 2016 ]
To install nicely [ G  Dec 15, 2015 ]
Recommended to dress out unit with VW Beetle dash [ DESIREE  Dec 13, 2015 ]

1 question already asked

For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Mar 09, 2014 ]  Staff
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