Ford/Mazda/Mercury In-dash Receiver Kit (black)

Fits 2008-up Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, Mercury Mariner models — single-DIN or double-DIN

  • Ford/Mazda/Mercury In-dash Receiver Kit (black)

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  • Ford/Mazda/Mercury In-dash Receiver Kit (black)


  • Ford/Mazda/Mercury In-dash Receiver Kit (black)


This mounting kit lets you install a single-sized (2" tall) or double-sized (4" tall) aftermarket stereo 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: 30 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
  • Pocket
  • 2 Brackets
  • Installation Instructions

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2 out of 5

Best Crutchfield can offer, but, not very good

Written By Expressonate, Eau Claire WI on Wednesday, March 05, 2014
The Escape/Tribute/Mariner have a very odd dash setup for the HVAC and radio. This kit is a workaround so you can install an aftermarket headunit without having to cut very expensive factory trim. This kit requires TONS of trial and error to make fit well, the fit and finish is really poor. I had to use washers behind my headunit mounting tabs in the dash. If I had left it, the unit would stick out enough to have a gap between it and the trim plate. Very sloppy. Huge pain to get it to look decent.
Cheap. Doesn't rattle.
Fit and finish is sloppy. Texture does NOT match. Trial and error needed for assembly ears on head unit to dash connection. Huge gaps. Flimsy.
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5 out of 5


Written By Roy, Winchester, Va on Friday, February 21, 2014
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Fits Great !! Only draw back is that the limited Escape trim is glossy black but the wife is happy ! It's her vehicle !
Made very well and fit is right on ! I do a lot of trim work at my Ford dealer and I must admit I was a little concerned about how it would go.
No match for limited trim.
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3 out of 5

Ford/Mazda/Mercury In-dash Receiver Kit (black)

Written By DanR, Fort Lauderdale, FL on Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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I ordered two of these so I could do some custom work on one while the other was installed in my Escape. One of them did not ship with any screws to secure the single-din head unit and single-din pocket to the included brackets. The other one arrived with a plastic tab snapped off that screws into the air conditioning unit. If I didn't order two I would definitely have tried to exchange mine for another.

The install isn't the most straight-forward. The head unit/ pocket combo mounts to the center console behind the dash kit and then the dash kit gets mounted on top. If you don't properly line up where you screw the head unit and pocket to the plastic brackets, it won't line up with the dash kit. This takes some trial-and-error to get right.

The color did not match my interior at all but I knew that before-hand. I have the gloss/ piano black interior and Scosche only makes the flat black or grey version. Since I was doing custom work anyways to the dash kit I would be re-painting it. BTW- Metra makes a piano black dash kit but it's not available on Crutchfield.

It does look very nice though once the install is finished and the head unit is properly lined up.
very affordable
missing hardware; install takes some effort.
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4 out of 5

Ford/Mazda/Mercury In-dash Receiver Kit (black)

Written By Anonymous, El Paso, TX on Tuesday, June 11, 2013
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Easy to install
Easy to install, works well with double and single din units
Not exactly the same texture as factory dash and doesn't have plastic clips, but works fine and is only noticeable close up
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4 out of 5

Perfect Match

Written By Paula F., Fairfax, VA on Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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Perfect fit and match to my Ford Escape's dash. Snug fit. Looks good.

*Be careful not to snap any of the plastic clips/posts. I was a little too rough and ended up gluing a part back on. Worked out fine.
Good fit, matches dash
Careful not to break off pieces
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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