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Metra 99-9008 In-dash Receiver Kit

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

for matching vehicles with all car stereos $119+ for matching vehicles with all car stereos $119+
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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, then check here for a list of parts. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

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  • Radio housing
  • 2 Face-plates
  • 2 ISO-DIN brackets
  • Installation Instructions

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5 out of 5

VW Bug In-dash receiver kit

Written By Daric, Tucson, AZ on Thursday, July 24, 2014
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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.
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5 out of 5

Nice Looking!

Written By Lisa, Lebanon, OR on Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Worked great in my VW bug!
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5 out of 5

Most Excellent for New Beetle

Written By Factotum, Wichita, KS on Thursday, June 26, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

perfect fit

Written By timha, Greenville , Ohio on Sunday, May 11, 2014
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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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4 out of 5

Makes the Pioneer radio look great in our 05 New Beetle

Written By N5JJR, Ponca City, OK on Sunday, April 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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5 out of 5

Beetle Receiver kit

Written By Anonymous, pompano beach, fla on Monday, March 03, 2014
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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
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5 out of 5

fits perfectly

Written By Angel, Maui,HI on Thursday, February 13, 2014
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fits into my 2002 VW Beetle perfectly
Pros:
easy install
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

vw radio install

Written By keith, Athens, Tn. on Sunday, January 26, 2014
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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!
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5 out of 5

Metra 99-9008 In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By Anonymous, Lafayette, LA on Saturday, January 25, 2014
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Easiest install ever !!
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4 out of 5

Metra 99-9008 In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By Marty, Norman, OK on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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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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5 out of 5

98 Beetle install

Written By 98 Beetle install, Whidbey Island, WA on Sunday, October 20, 2013
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Its nice to find a the right kit for an older install.
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4 out of 5

Many pieces but just what I needed

Written By Chachi007, Midwest, Il on Sunday, August 25, 2013
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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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4 out of 5

Volkswagen In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By MikeR, Baton Rouge, LA on Thursday, April 25, 2013
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Not a bad way to install an after market stereo.
Pros:
Good final look
Cons:
Requires some patience to fit
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5 out of 5

Volkswagen In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By John, Vermilion Ohio on Saturday, April 06, 2013
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Great look, easy to install
Pros:
looks great
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Good fit

Written By LairK, San Clemente, CA on Thursday, February 14, 2013
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Good fit, easy to install.
Pros:
Simple and clean.
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5 out of 5

Excellent Kit

Written By 1trkpny, Salt Lake City, UT on Sunday, January 13, 2013
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Worked perfectly. Good fit and looks great. Gives a great oem-like look.
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2 out of 5

This could be made better.

Written By MarkZoso, Staren Island New York on Tuesday, November 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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5 out of 5

dash kit

Written By JackL, Alton,IL on Saturday, July 21, 2012
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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
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5 out of 5

Metra 99-9008 In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By Anonymous, Beaver Dam ,WI 53916 on Friday, March 04, 2011
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great product is easy to use looks like factory install
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5 out of 5

Metra 99-9008 In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By Bill, Florence, MS on Thursday, August 19, 2010
 
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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5 out of 5

Metra 99-9008 In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By Anonymous, Minneapolis, MN on Saturday, March 13, 2010
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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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5 out of 5

The fit was perfect!!!!

Written By DAVID, So Cal on Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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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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4 out of 5

tight fit

Written By Glenn, Hickory,NC on Saturday, January 31, 2009
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this kit fits tight and looks good when finished, makes installing radio very easy
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2 out of 5

Works, but that's about it

Written By manutius, Baltimore, MD on Wednesday, January 28, 2009
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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.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

gets the job done

Written By Philip, Dallas on Wednesday, October 04, 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.
13 out of 17 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Fits the rounded shape of the dash!

Written By Adam, Clemmons, NC on Thursday, November 03, 2005
 
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!


It is an amazing radio now! Thanks Crutchfield!
7 out of 12 people found this helpful
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1 question already asked

Now that I have the time I want to remove the head unit to install wires for a subwoofer, has anyone removed faceplate A that snaps in? Seems like I may have to break this one out and buy another to reinstall. [ Jeff  Mar 09, 2014 ]
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  • 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 Staff  Mar 09, 2014 ]

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