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Scosche CR1286B Dash Kit

Fits select 2004 Dodge Durango models — single-DIN radios

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Scosche CR1286B Dash Kit

Overview

Scosche CR1286B

The Scosche CR1286B 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.

Great radio mount. Very solid and centers the radio in the odd opening very well.

lee, Bay city, Wi

What's in the Box:

  • Kit panel
  • Trim ring
  • 2 Brackets
  • Installation Instructions
Reviews

Scosche CR1286B Dash Kit Reviews

Average Customer Review:

107 Reviews

Great mount for radio

Written by: lee from Bay city, Wi on July 27, 2016

2005 Chrysler 300

Great radio mount. Very solid and centers the radio in the odd opening very well.

Pros: Works well with existing dash opening

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Scosche installation kit

Written by: Tim R from Stratford, CT on June 28, 2016

2005 Dodge Dakota
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Poor quality. Rattled in dash. Metra kits are better.

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Made nice install.

Written by: Bill from Lehigh, OK on May 18, 2016

2008 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made a nice, professional looking install that's nice and neat but, you won't get to use the metal mounting sleeve and plastic trim piece that comes with your new radio because the install kit screws to the side of the radio so, your removal keys will be rendered useless. Which is fine, makes it less easier to steal. Lol. More difficult if you ever have to pull the radio out as you have to remove it the same way you would remove the factory radio.

Pros: Nice, secure fit. Looks great, too.

Cons: None, really.

serves purpose...but poor quality

Written by: bard9 from Pennsylvania on May 16, 2016

2007 Dodge Caliber
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It serves it's purpose I suppose, but it is flimsy plastic junk. The hardest part of my install was getting my new receiver to fit in this junk.

Pros: fits dash opening OK

Cons: difficult getting receiver to fit inside unit

Crutchfield response on May 17, 2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Good drop in kit

Written by: Anonymous from Roseville, MI on May 4, 2016

2006 Dodge Dakota
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Drops in no problem. Does not sit flush with radios that have a slanted face

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Perfect Fit!!!

Written by: Chris M from junction city, KS on February 22, 2016

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits Perfectly, nothing else needs to be said!!!

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Perfect Fit

Written by: RTrotter from Syracuse, NY on February 18, 2016

The kit was an easy install and I had no issues with it.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

Did its job and looks clean

Written by: McCrea from denver, CO on January 27, 2016

2006 Chrysler 300
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to install. Fits perfect and looks clean. The plastic tabs need to be removed carefully on the front faceplate or the plastic will warp. But if you take your time, it will be a great product.

Pros: Clean looking, easy install

Cons: Tabs can warp/break if you force them too much

Perfect Fit - No Issues

Written by: EricJK from Battle Ground, WA on December 19, 2015

2007 Dodge Caliber
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in a Dodge Caliber - it's a perfect fit. No hassles, no modifications.

Pros: Fits existing dash opening perfectly. Allows use of mounting sleeve provided by the aftermarket radio, if desired. Has mounting tabs for permanent mounting of radio to faceplate.

Cons: None.

Bargain stereo install

Written by: bojangy from Texas on November 28, 2015

2006 Jeep Commander
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought this item for my 2006 Jeep Commander and it worked great. Easy to configure and mated right up to my new aftermarket stereo. You do need to have some understanding of how it should mate up with the radio because instructions are only for this unit and not your stereo, but with a little patience it works just fine.

Pros: Screws with package. Clean look after installed.

Cons: None

Worked fine in my 2007 Durango

Written by: KenJ from Pennsylvania on November 14, 2015

2007 Dodge Durango
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used this trim with a Pioneer DEH-X6700BS receiver in my 07 Durango and it worked out fine. Took a little prodding to get the sleeve around the receiver but once that was done, the rest went just fine.

Pros: Looks great.....

Cons: Took a little prodding to get sleeve started on receiver.

Perfect Fit

Written by: Nick D from California on November 12, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed this in my 06 Dodge Ram. Looked at other kits but this one seemed to have the best reviews. And sure enough it was a very easy install and a perfect fit. Received the kit sooner than expected also. Would definitely recommend!

Pros: Easy to install. Nice finish and snug fit.

Cons: None.

Scosche CR1286B Dash Kit Reviews

Written by: Rick from Colorado on October 26, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great!

Pros: perfect fit

Cons: none

Fit perfectly!

Written by: John from Georgia on October 21, 2015

2008 Jeep Patriot
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This dash kit looks like it came from the factory that way.

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A+

Written by: Jacob from Wray, CO on July 7, 2015

2006 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

looks great

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Fits like it's supposed to

Written by: Cam from Natchez, Ms on June 3, 2015

2008 Dodge Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit my application great, 08 Dodge Ram 2500.

Pros: Easy to install, fit and looks great

Cons: None

scosche cr1286b dash kit

Written by: DODGE from 27109 on May 13, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product is nice looking makes radio look stock

Pros: nice slick look

Cons: None

clean factory look

Written by: Anonymous from Princeton, Ky on April 15, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install and great looks

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A little Disappointed

Written by: ColoradoXK from Texas on March 19, 2015

2006 Jeep Commander
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in a 2006 Jeep Commander with the Axxera AV714BH stereo. I am not sure where the breakdown between the website and the actual product was but this didn't fit at all with the stereo. The website recommended this dash kit for my setup. The dash kit fits in the Jeep perfectly but the bezel around the dash kit was about 1/2 of an inch too small. I was able to make it work by cutting the dash kit with my Dremel tool. And since it wasn't too expensive and my dash was already taken apart I figured I would try cutting it. I wouldn't recommend this product to anybody installing the Axxera AV714BH. Unless you aren't afraid of cutting the plastic around the dash kit.

Pros: Cheap. Sturdy plastic.

Cons: Didn't work for the Axxera AV714BH stereo.

Crutchfield response on March 23, 2015 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Perfect fit

Written by: Randy from Washington on January 11, 2015

2008 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Used for 2008 Dodge Ram factory radio replace. Fits great and looks good in dash, no gaps.

Pros: Good for single din replace

Cons: screws to attach may be short dependent on new radio holes

did not fit well

Written by: Anonymous from tx on January 5, 2015

Did not fit on my jenson had to modify

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Easy to Insatll

Written by: Anonymous from Minnesota on December 8, 2014

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great directions and easy to install

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Great Fit

Written by: CJW from Jonesboro, Ga. on October 28, 2014

2007 Dodge Charger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had no problems with fit or look. Thanks

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nice

Written by: gomezj22 from Muscatine iowa on October 12, 2014

2005 Dodge Durango
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was a easy installation and it looks great

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Easy install in my 07 Durango

Written by: Matt from Saint Louis, MO on September 30, 2014

2007 Dodge Durango
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product, especially for free. Easy to install, higher quality than most others.

Pros: easy to install, durable

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Perfect

Written by: Zach M. from Goodyear, Arizona on September 11, 2014

2008 Jeep Patriot
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit perfect, no complaints. Works great. Will be a returning customer and will recommend it to others.

Pros: Fit perfect, exactly what I ordered.

Cons: None

Install kit

Written by: Bill from Huntingdon PA on September 10, 2014

2006 Dodge Durango
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to use looks clean and great in factory spot.

Pros: Easy hookup.

Cons: None

Dash Kit

Written by: DennisF from Harrisburg, Pa on August 20, 2014

2005 Dodge Dakota
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked without using the side pieces.

Pros: Easy to assemble.

Cons: Could not use the Kenwood trim ring.

Face plate

Written by: Brian from Eagan MN on August 19, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Faceplate was for generic factory fresh install and did not fit my after market 2din opening. Other parts helped.

Pros: Good finish

Cons: Did not fit full 3din opening.

Crutchfield response on August 20, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Scosche CR1286B Dash Kit

Written by: Ken from Veazie Maine on July 6, 2014

2007 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit once I finangled with it a bit. Took some work and minor adjustments, but was able to make it work.

Pros: Instructions with the package was helpfull. Fee with the radio

Cons: the instructions didn't mention the two screw holding part of the dash together from below. Good thing I didn't yard on it until it broke and was smart enough to figure it out. The strerio had a hard time to fit at first, but was able to work it in without breaking it. Trim ring doesnt fit with this insert, but looks fine without it.

nice looking once altered

Written by: Hitchcock from lancaster, ca on June 23, 2014

2007 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

trim ring must be dremeled out to fit most sony recievers

Pros: attractive look

Cons: must be altered

Hit or Miss

Written by: Todd from WIlmington, DE on May 9, 2014

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

THis kit simply will not work with the Lightning Audio LA7000 receiver for my Jeep Grand Cherokee. Unfortunately, this is the only kit offered by Crutchfield for my Jeep. I did not find out it didn't fit until after connecting all wires ahead of time,. and then trying to slide the radio into the installation kit. This review has as much to do with Crutchfield supplying a product that does not work as it does with the actual product itself. I had to purchase another kit from another store (Metra brand) in order to finish the install of my radio. The installation kit is supposed to be the easiest part. It turned into a 2 day scavenger hunt for a kit that worked.

Pros: It was free and came in a sealed package

Cons: Did not fit my single sin radio that was supplied to me by Crutchfield.

Scosche CR1286B Dash Kit

Written by: Anonymous from toms river nj on April 16, 2014

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Radio mounts from behind the facia thus cant use the trim ring included with the radio , very cheezy looking , I dremmeled out and made alpines trim ring work with kit

Pros: It was free with radio

Cons: HAd to modify for better cosmetically install

excellent fit

Written by: Anonymous from al on April 6, 2014

2007 Dodge Dakota
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Matches perfectly! Easy assembly

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Smooth

Written by: Shanard from Fort Lee, VA on March 26, 2014

2005 Dodge Dakota
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Clean look.

Pros: Fits very accurate to factory radio port.

Cons: Brace bracket screws too short.

Perfect fit

Written by: FitZ from Utica, NY on February 5, 2014

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits great and the color almost matches the radio bezel perfectly

Pros: Good fit, color

Cons: None

Made installation easy.

Written by: Spaztic from Atlanta, GA on January 11, 2014

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Makes installation easy, but does not look good.

Pros: installation was a breeze.

Cons: Looks shoddy. Not a nice presentation.

Excellent

Written by: chase from Virginia on January 10, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Beautiful clean look. Makes my new Pioneer look like a factory setup!! Great!!

Pros: Perfect fit with original dash in truck!

Cons: A little cheap feeling but no problems with initial install!! Time will tell on durability.

Perfect fit!

Written by: Jason from Naples, FL on January 9, 2014

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits perfectly in my '05 Grand Cherokee.

Pros: Nice tight fit and flush.

Cons: None.

Fit perfect in my ram 2500 2006

Written by: Jose from Bloomington,ca on November 29, 2013

2006 Dodge Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit perfect no complaints here

Pros: Fits good. Looks good

Cons: None.

In-dash Receiver Kit

Written by: kbabin from Houma, LA on October 29, 2013

2006 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy set up and fit perfectly. had no issues or any modifications.

Pros: easy installation

Cons: none

Not bad

Written by: tx from Big Spring, Tx on October 15, 2013

2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It fit pretty good, but a little more instruction would of saved me 5 or 10 minutes. All in all not bad.

Pros: Fit good.

Cons: needs a little more instruction, for my vehicle.

Scosche CR1286B In-dash Receiver Kit

Written by: John A from Jersey Shore, NJ on September 16, 2013

2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits perfectly in my Chrysler product

Pros: Fits perfectly

Cons: none

makes my new stereo look tight

Written by: JaySkillz from Auburn, WA on September 4, 2013

2006 Mitsubishi Raider
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

not much to say here, made my single din stereo installation a breeze! you definitely need this for OEM double din to single din new stereo

Pros: easy to install and clear direction on how to

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Scosche CR1286B Dash Kit

Written by: Jay from ABQ, NM on July 24, 2013

2006 Dodge Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in 2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab Truck. It worked. Had to trim it a bit to make the Kenwood Excelon KDC-X797 fit better. And the instructions could be a bit more clear on how it goes together. Overall works and does what it needs to with a little help.

Pros: Fits good in the trim. Comes with all the hardware to install

Cons: Doesn't seem to fit all stereos correctly. Needs better instructions

Looks Nice - Included for free with my radio

Written by: Joe from Indiana on July 15, 2013

2005 Dodge Magnum
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It was included with my purchase of a new radio and it works as intended. Looks nice.

Pros: Works, Looks Nice, and Free.

Cons: None

Made things fit great togeather

Written by: Dodge ram from Adair ia on June 16, 2013

2007 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit perfect and looks good

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Scosche CR1286B Dash Kit

Written by: MARK K from CHICAGO ILLINOIS on June 10, 2013

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

EASY TO USE

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Scosche CR1286B Dash Kit

Written by: Anonymous from MS on May 31, 2013

2005 Dodge Dakota
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked great. Fit perfectly.

Pros: High quality

Cons: None

nice

Written by: Anonymous from Texas on May 8, 2013

2006 Dodge Dakota
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

got this for free when i bought my radio..very nice and fits great1

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face plate

Written by: droz from Lake in the HIlls, IL on March 30, 2013

2008 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

faceplate makes it original, actually makes it look better then stock

Pros: looks great, looks better

Cons: none

Looks good

Written by: Matt from Indianapolis on February 6, 2013

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not much to say; its a piece of plastic. Originally bought with a Kenwood KDC-BT752HD but after some modications and a few headaches I determined that this is just not going to fit this Kenwood head unit. I had Crutchfield send out a different kit but that was for a Grand Cherokee with Nav. So, I decided to return the Kenwood and go with the Alpine CDE-HD137BT. The Alpine unit fit perfectly, no struggles.

Pros: Looks good in Grand Cherokee

Cons: Doesn't fit the Kenwood KDC-BT752HD no matter how hard you try

Scosche CR1286B Dash Kit

Written by: DuaneB from North Royalton, Ohio on January 21, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect dash plate. Looks like factory install.

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Cons: None

It just doesn't fit

Written by: Wade S from Rippey, IA on December 10, 2012

2006 Dodge Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The receiver fits VERY tightly into the receiver kit and it wouldn't let the receiver slide all the way in so that I could use the screws to secure the receiver. Thankfully, I was replacing a cheapo aftermarket receiver that the previous owner of my truck had installed, so I was able to use the receiver kit that was already in my truck.

Pros: It was included free with the purchase of my new receiver. I'm glad I didn't have to pay for it.

Cons: It is now in the trash...not in my truck.

Scosche CR1286B Dash Kit

Written by: John from T or C, NM on November 28, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Again, needs better instructions. Did work well once I spent a lot of time working on it. Was missing bolts

Pros: fits in the car well, looks good

Cons: Missing bolts to secure it

grab a utility knife!

Written by: Ray from western pa on October 22, 2012

2006 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a very well fitted dash kit for the truck. Easy install...to the truck. There is one major major flaw though. This is a four piece dash kit. Papers say to use all four pieces. But it is not possible whatsoever to use the rear "Iso" tabs since the head unit's install sleeve won't fit once they're in. Throw em away. That is not the flaw... once you mount the sleeve and slide your radio into it, it is 100% impossible to lock in the outer trim piece due to clearance issues with the head unit. I trimmed the contacting areas back with my utility knife aboutt 3/16" at each corner to make it so I could clip the two pieces together. Be careful if you do this, don't trim any deeper than 1/8" on the sides or it'll be visible from the outside. Done right,you'll never be able to see the it was ever messed with! It took me about 40 mins to carefully do it.

Pros: Looks great!

Cons: Not cast well at all, but fixable flaws.

Scosche CR1286B Dash Kit

Written by: Anonymous from St Louis MO on October 15, 2012

2005 Chrysler 300
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product did not assemble as instructions stated.

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Scosche CR1286B Dash Kit

Written by: Anonymous from cheyenne wy on October 4, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits great in dodge Durango 2006

Pros: Fits great

Cons: None

Did not fit as stated

Written by: MikeR from Lansing, MI on September 25, 2012

2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought a Kenwood Excelon KDC-X796 CD Receiver along with this kit. The Crutchfield web site said they both fit my 2006 PT Cruiser. That is kind of true. It would fit if center opening in this kit was a bit wider as the radio has to sit flush with the front of the kit (before the cover piece is snapped in). This cover piece fills the two half circles (were the factory radio knows were) that stick out beyond the sides of the rectangle hole in the dash and fills the taller opening in the dash left by removing the factory radio. The side pieces needed to be trimmed down with a razor in order for the radio to fit flush. I was up until 1 AM trimming away at this kit and the sides of the radio itself until I got it to fit correctly. Someone at Crutchfield needs to address this! I see other reviews were people had this same issue. Why would you keep selling something that doesn't work! Fix it or find another kit that works. I did complain to Crutchfield.

Pros: Fits opening in PT Cruiser dash. Fills in half circles where factory radio knobs used to be.

Cons: Poor design. Required cutting with razor knife.

Nice looking, but not good use of space

Written by: GregF from Lone Tree, CO on September 12, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I got this for free along with my deck, but didn't use it. I found one elsewhere that takes advantage of the oversized opening in Dodge Dakota, moves the deck up a bit, thereby making room for a pocket for an iPod and iPhone.

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Did not fit!

Written by: GW from Lake Geneva, WI on September 10, 2012

2006 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was the only part of my entire installation that didn't work. The side pieces needed to be trimmed down with a putty knife in order for the radio to fit. I didn't mind that too much, but the absolute worst part of the install was the front trim plate. It actually went into the dash fine- but that was without the radio! With the radio installed it clearly wouldn't work; the radio protruded too far for it to fit when I closed up the dash. The instructions were not clear at all, they looked they were copies of copies and were quite generic. So I had to try installing the radio into the receiver kit a few different ways in case I wasn't clear with the bad instructions. I did call tech support and the tech acted like I was stupid, and only told me that it had to fit. This was not my first car stereo installation. After talking to him for a while and listening to his "answers" I was only concerned with getting off the phone. Now I have the bare receiver kit in my truck with the stereo installed. I will likely make my own trim ring for it or maybe alter the cheap plastic one they included, but needless to say I am very disappointed in the fit of the radio. The receiver kit was cheaply made and it's no wonder it was included free. This will very likely be my last purchase at Crutchfield.

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Sturdy, Fits like a glove!

Written by: Tim M. from Rapid City, SD on September 7, 2012

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just used it to install into my 07 Grand Cherokee. Instuctions were clear, went together beautifully. It sits perfectly flush to the vehicle trim, to the point it looks stock! Very sturdy construction.

Pros: Fits very well, very easy to install, sturdy.

Cons: None!

Almost perfect

Written by: JimM from Idaho on August 1, 2012

2005 Dodge Dakota
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It fit in the 2005 Dodge Dakota I got it for perfectly. I had to make some minor modifications to get the Kenwood KDC-X896 head unit to fit properly in it though. Was a little difficult to assemble.

Pros: Fits the vehicle. Looks like factory install.

Cons: Required minor modification to fit the head unit in it properly. Required trimming to put the side brackets on the front plate.

Scosche CR1286B Dash Kit

Written by: jacob from port huron, mi on July 27, 2012

2005 Dodge Dakota
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

needed for a Dakota, looks great

Pros: free

Cons:

Scosche CR1286B Dash Kit

Written by: JoshD from florida on July 16, 2012

2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

could be better. i have a pt cruiser and it was not the best fit, it felt to cheep and I'm going to have to modify it to make it look more professional.

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Excellent Addition.

Written by: MSalzbrenner from Des Moines, IA on July 9, 2012

2007 Dodge Caliber
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was included for free. Doesn't get better than that. Absolutely essential for installing a single DIN sized stereo in my 1.5 DIN vehicle. I didn't use it for my installation because I needed to have an additional location for my EQ, but for a standard install its nice to know the Crutchfield has your back by including the items that will be needed to install your system. Especially when they give them to you free.

Pros: Its free, and Crutchfield includes this required part.

Cons: Doesn't accommodate an EQ.

Just what the doctor ordered...

Written by: TeamROCKIT from Morgantown, WV on May 30, 2012

2006 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

2006 Ram 1500 Quad Cab. Upgraded to Alpine head unit. Fit perfect, looks professional. Highly Recommended!

Pros: Simple, stylish, affordable.

Cons: ...

Scosche CR1286B Dash Kit

Written by: neimadpc from Appleton, WI on May 8, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

2007 Jeep Commander This kit did not fit very well with the Sony MEX-BT3000P HU that I purchased. I'm aware that the original HU trim isnt supposed to be used with this install kit, but the HU still didnt fit properly. It fit fine into the install sleve, but the finishing piece of the kit with the half moons wasn't even close. I had to carefully cut away some of the support corners of the finishing trim to allow it to not only fit over the headless face of the HU, but to also fit into the main piece of the install sleeve/mounting bracket. End result, it looks great, and ended up working, but the amount i had to cut away makes the trim extremly fragil and i almost broke it many time while working on it.

Pros: Looks great when all said and done.

Cons: Be prepared to have to alter the plastic pieces.

In- Dash receiver kit

Written by: Rob from Halethorpe, MD on May 3, 2012

2005 Dodge Dakota
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just OK.. Not the strongest plastic material. Be careful when installing the receiver, a very tight fit.

Pros: It got the job done.

Cons: No screws provided to mount the receiver. Had to find my own. Also, screws not provided with the receiver unit.

In dash receiver kit

Written by: RicoE from Cincinnati on April 19, 2012

2007 Dodge Caliber
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Makes for a secure fit of the headunit. This kit does the job just fine.

Pros: secure/snug fit

Cons: Can be a little confusing if you have never done something like this before. Worked just fine for me, but a beginner may have questions.

Scosche CR1286B Dash Kit

Written by: Dave from Augusta, Ga on March 29, 2012

2008 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to assemble and install, fits well and looks nice.

Pros: Simple

Cons: Need to inform people that they need to insert their head unit in front first into the back of the kit as I was having the same trouble with the side panels as some other reviewers here until I realized it was because i was trying to slide it over the back of the radio and forward on the head unit.

2005 Dodge Magnum Kenwood KDC-HD552U

Written by: JD from Norte Carolina on March 22, 2012

2005 Dodge Magnum
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The kit fit the car like a glove. The head unit was a very tight fit in to the side supports. It took some wiggling and stretching to get it to fit. Then the external part of the kit that filled in the space of the factory unit would not click in to place. The new unit's plastic frame, not the excunsion ring, was too wide for the trim. I had to gnaw away at some of the inside piece with a set of diagonal cutters for about 30 minutes to make it work. Once in the dash you couldn't see any of the damage and the cars dash panel will help support where the plastic had to be weakened.

Pros: Looks nice once the shoe horning and gnawing is complete. Fit in to the car perfectly

Cons: Be prepared to make free form modifications to the kit to make the unit fit.

2006 Jeep Commander

Written by: cwpari98 from Georgetown, KY on March 9, 2012

2006 Jeep Commander
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This install kit was very straightforward and simple to install. The fit and finish when install was complete is fine and looks great. The only thing confusing for me is the side panels that attach didn't seem to allow the head unit to fit in the opening so I left them off. I suppose they would provide additional support but I really didn't see any possible way to get the sleeve and the head unit in the kit with the side panels installed. The trim panel that attached looked good, but I do wish the install instructions let people know that the trim ring that comes with your head unit is not used with this kit as I made the mistake of putting the head unit trim ring on first, and I had to take it back off.

Pros: simple to install and feels pretty solid even without the side panels.

Cons: Don't know what purpose the side panels serve as they didn't seem to fit and still allow a head unit to be installed with it's sleeve. Maybe I missed something, I don't know..

Poor fit and finish

Written by: mbood82 from Lewiston, ME on March 7, 2012

2006 Dodge Magnum
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The adapter physically holds the radio and fills the voids in the dash. However, the trim doesn't fit over the radio properly so it won't snap into place on the bottom. Fortunately, it is such a tight fit into the dash that the dash holds down the trim instead.

Pros: Fills the hole, free with stereo

Cons: Fit and finish.

2005 magnum

Written by: Ted from Wyandotte, Mi on June 30, 2011

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

05 magnum fit flawlessly with flip out indash. also amp bypass worked perfect great directions and perfect shipping

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Fits '09 PT Cruiser

Written by: dreamweaver_atl from Atlanta, Ga. on June 27, 2011

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The kit fit well and looks great in the dash but it had to be trimmed at the corners a little so the radio would fit inside it. I trimmed it with a grinder. That was behind where it was not visible, There is a slight bow, but not much of a issue.

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Scosche CR1286B Dash Kit

Written by: Anonymous from Corning, NY on June 5, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice install kit. Took a little while to figure out how side brackets install/clip-on. Very impressed with the fit and look in 2005 Dakota.

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Great Fit

Written by: Clint from New Orleans, LA on May 19, 2011

I was concerned with putting an aftermarket stereo in because of the awkward dash panel. This kit integrates perfectly and look great. The head unit installs perfectly as well. People that gave it a bad review because the flip down head units don't work well with the kit probably didn't use the Crutchfield vehicle fit guide. It told me not to use a flip down head unit so I didn't. Couldn't be more pleased with the fit, install and appearance.

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Ok A few conns

Written by: Mark2010 from Garland, Tx on March 25, 2011

2008 Dodge Ram 1500
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Good trim piece to take up the excess space left behind from my factory radio. New Aftermarket reciever installed easily into the kit one conn here was though that the mounting srews that came with the aftermarket reciever were to short to go through the mounting plates and into the reciever so i feel they should include a selection of screws that will work with multiple manufacturers radios. It looks real good in the dash but i would recomend painting it if possible i have a stainless trim around my reciever and the flat black does not really look real good against it.

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Scosche CR1286B Dash Kit

Written by: ruben from bpt,ct on February 2, 2011

2007 Dodge Charger
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easy to install

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Good fit, great looks

Written by: Dan S. from Chardon, OH on January 30, 2011

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This trim kit really makes the radio installation look like it should. It fit well in the dash but it had to be trimmed a little so the radio would fit inside it. I trimmed it with a Dremel. That was behind where it was visible so no problem.

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close...but

Written by: shopteacher from arlington, or on November 28, 2010

2008 Dodge Ram 2500
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very tight fit on deck, takes some muscle to make fit and faith/flex instructions... not very intuitive fit into 08 dodge ram (fine after some light trimming with the dremmel) seems a solid install for the application the crutchfield dash demolition instructions are very good! easy to find all the hidden screws.

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Scosche CR1286B Dash Kit

Written by: Anonymous from Colorado on October 28, 2010

2004 Dodge Durango
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Didn't fit the stereo, had to cut the opening larger.

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perfect fit

Written by: sgt_lipton from USAF APO Europe on October 27, 2010

2008 Dodge Ram 1500
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the title says it all. nice clean look for the truck.

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'08 Dodge Ram 2500

Written by: Anonymous from Tallahassee,FL on June 20, 2010

2008 Dodge Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Was a little concerned about using this product after reading some of the reviews, but it worked great with a Pioneer 5200UB. Looks good installed.

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fits well

Written by: Anonymous from Minneapolis, MN on December 20, 2009

2005 Dodge Magnum
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This trim piece worked great for me. I installed a Jensen into an '05 Magnum and this piece fits like a glove. I didn't have any of the issues described by other reviewers. The look is good enough to make it look like a pro install and the build quality seems to be pretty sturdy.

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Solid Frame & Faceplate - Poor Fit

Written by: Dave from Seattle, WA on November 14, 2009

2008 Dodge Ram 1500
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This is a nice solid trim piece. NOT flimsy plastic. It is a crapshoot as to whether or not your head unit will require some moderate trimming, but it's not that big of a deal with a Dremmel. The 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 premium sound / Dual head unit combo needs trimming.

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Works great

Written by: shakaponk from TN on October 5, 2009

2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser
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Worked 100% flawlessly in my 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser. NO complaints or issues whatsoever.

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Should come with a Dremel!

Written by: Ken from Saint Clair Shores, MI on May 2, 2009

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This kit came with my Kenwood KDC-X993 I purchased from Crutchfield to put in my 2008 Dodge Ram 1500. It required a bit of work with a dremel to get it to fit properly. I had to take off about 1/8" each side on the back where the half circles are in order the allow it to fit properly around the head unit. Poor design on Scosche's behalf. Once I got that out of the way, everything else was a breeze. As mentioned before, it does leave a less than desired gap around the head unit, but overall it does look good in the dash. Luckily I had a dremel or I would have been really upset. I would have given it 4 stars if I didn't have to modify it to get it to fit.

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Scosche CR1286B Dash Kit

Written by: fordman from St. George, UT on April 27, 2009

2007 Dodge Ram 2500
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Fit the vehicle and receiver fine no problems at all! Made it even better since it was included with the receiver!! Thanks Crutchfield!

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Beware the deck you buy

Written by: Jeremy from Franklin, MA on April 18, 2009

2007 Dodge Caliber
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The bracket fit the car nicely but didn't quite fit the deck I bought even though it was supposed to according to the Crutchfield advisor. It took some work with my dremel tool to get it just right. If I hadn't owned a Dremel than it would have turned into a big mess. I was disappointed I had to put in so much labor to get it to fit right.

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Not The Greatest Fit

Written by: Joshua from St. Louis, MO on March 28, 2009

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Left Too Much Room In between My Head Unit And Reciever Kit (1/8 Inch)

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Scosche CR1286B Dash Kit

Written by: tlove from Indiana on February 24, 2009

I had zero problems during instillation and I think it looks great. It would be interesting to know what it would look like if they were sold in different colors, such as wood grain to match my dash. Other than that I am very happy with the way the finished product looks.

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Nail it

Written by: james from western mass on January 31, 2009

2005 Dodge Dakota
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

fits good! works good ! no brainer!!!!!

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Good fit

Written by: George from Houston, TX on November 1, 2008

2008 Dodge Caliber
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adds a good flush mount that most after-market units dont. It fills in all the awkwardness that is left after the stock head unit is pulled. Good Fit!

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Kit fits Great! Crutchfield instructions were sketchy

Written by: rem1473 from Cleveland, OH on October 27, 2008

2008 Jeep Patriot
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The installation kit fits perfect. Very flush and factory looking. My Alpine IDA-X100 fits perfectly with the supplied side brackets and screws into the side. Rather then bending those tabs up on the chassis. I had no idea how to tear apart the dash of my 2008 Jeep Patriot. I was able to find the instructions on some random Mopar website. I am glad that I didn't try it until I found the correct instructions. I probably would have broke something!

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dodge dakota install

Written by: Joshua from marysville, wa on September 23, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The adapter fit and worked all except for the faceplate. I see on this website i was not the only one who had the same problem. Try the fit before you install in your vechicle. If you have the same problem i and others have had the faceplate won't lock all the down because it hits the stereo mounting sleave. Problem was solved by using a dremmel to widen the area on the faceplate where it was hitting.

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Looks good, but too flush

Written by: Bud from South Texas on September 2, 2008

2008 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I haven't seen an adapter that looks as good as this one in the Dodge Ram pickups yet the design makes the H/U sit almost TOO flush. It makes fold-down receivers stick when opening. It is a simple design flaw and could be easily changed if Scosche wanted to. There is no way for the consumer to adjust it but it would be nice if you could. Had i known how flush it sits I would have bought a different headunit.

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Dodge Ram install

Written by: bwb5 from Hsv, AL on July 30, 2008

2007 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

While this kit works, the design does not allow for fold down face receivers. It is a two piece kit and it would have been easy to design the cover piece for fold down as well as slot load receivers.

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Perfect Fit

Written by: Anonymous from Coon Rapids, MN on July 11, 2008

2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser
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This dash kit looks so natural that it is very difficult for anyone to even notice that I have an aftermarket deck installed.

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PERFECT FIT

Written by: dennis from Laurence Harbor,NJ on March 15, 2008

Fits like a charm. As close to stock looking as your gonna get from an installation piece.

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almost fits

Written by: chris from pittsfield, ma on October 8, 2007

2005 Chrysler 300
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

this is a good piece of trim besides the fact that the front pice you pop on to cover the trim ring of the deck and the rest of the radio to fill the gaps of the dash dosent really fit that well because of the trim ring on atleast my pioneer and pops off but it's better than the alternative of having a big hole in your dash

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Scosche CR1286B Dash Kit

Written by: Gary from Spotsylvania on June 4, 2007

I put this install kit iin my 2006 Chrysler 300 and it was so easy and looks awesome. perfect fit, no need for the alpine trim ring. perfect gap all the way around good piece.

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trim does not fit

Written by: neil from new york on May 19, 2007

2006 Dodge Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

i have a 2006 dodge ram and the trim that comes with the radio does not fit. i had to leave it off. you can see the metal sleeve that holds in the stereo and it leaves things a bit unfinished looking.

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Scosche CR1286B Dash Kit

Written by: chris from NY on March 25, 2007

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The dash kit fits very well in my Dodge Charger. I used it with an Alpine receiver and it looks clean. There are no spaces or gaps.

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Great Fit

Written by: Shawn from Great Falls,MT on March 9, 2007

IT fits great on my 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser with my Kenwood kdc-790 easy to install!

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Scosche CR1286B Dash Kit

Written by: Tim from Texas on January 26, 2007

2006 Dodge Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The front trim piece for this install kit DOES NOT fit over the front face of a pioneer head unit. Maybe it works for other units but not pioneer. The edges barely hit the frame of the deck and makes it crooked. I have an '06 Dodge Ram and it just doesn't work well.

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What's in the box?

Download the Scosche CR1286B Dash Kit manual

  • Kit panel
  • Trim ring
  • 2 Brackets
  • Installation Instructions

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Why did you buy this?

For aftermarket stereo install in caliber [ david  Jul 23, 2016 ]
Item needed for proper head unit installation. [ Daniel  Apr 30, 2016 ]
Perfect fit and very strong. Installed in 2005 Durango. [ CHRIS  Apr 29, 2016 ]
Needed so the stereo will fit properly in my dash. [ JOSH  Apr 01, 2016 ]
Requirement for installing new dash unit [ Chad  Mar 03, 2016 ]
Part of install kit. [ George  Mar 03, 2016 ]
to cover the edges so it looks nice in my car. [ Sherkenna One  Jan 30, 2016 ]
Part of installation kit [ sandra  Dec 18, 2015 ]

1 question already asked

This will depend largely on your vehicle and the receiver you will be using. For details on 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 what will fit and what you will need for an installation. [ Kenny  Mar 30, 2016 ]  Staff
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