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Ford/Mazda/Mercury Dash Kit

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

for matching vehicles with all car stereos $119+ for matching vehicles with all car stereos $119+
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Scosche

Ford/Mazda/Mercury dash kit

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.
Pros:
Cheap. Doesn't rattle.
Cons:
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

Fit

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 !
Pros:
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.
Cons:
No match for limited trim.
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5 out of 5

Perfect

Written By kasino166, Selinsgrove, pa on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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Exactly what I needed
Pros:
Perfect color match
Cons:
Haven't found one
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5 out of 5

Perfect Fit

Written By Captain Kirk, Salt Lake City, UT on Thursday, September 12, 2013
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This was a perfect fit, no shaving or adjusting needed (thats what she said) and looks OEM original.
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3 out of 5

Ford/Mazda/Mercury Dash Kit

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.
Pros:
very affordable
Cons:
missing hardware; install takes some effort.
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4 out of 5

Ford/Mazda/Mercury Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, El Paso, TX on Tuesday, June 11, 2013
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Easy to install
Pros:
Easy to install, works well with double and single din units
Cons:
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.
Pros:
Good fit, matches dash
Cons:
Careful not to break off pieces
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5 out of 5

Worked well for single DIN in Ford Escape

Written By JamesA, Denver, CO on Thursday, December 27, 2012
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This product worked well for installing a single DIN Kenwood into my wife's 2008 Ford Escape. However, the instructions were confusing and it took me a while to understand how the receiver and pocket connected directly to the car and not to the dash unit. The Escape has the necessary holes drilled and hardware already in the dash. The hardware and holes seem to have no OEM function. Once this was understood I had no problems. The unit is now installed and looks very professional IMO. The color matched the silvery-grey color of the dash very well. The texturing is slightly off, but only noticeable under close inspection.
Pros:
Excellent color match to 2008 Ford Escape. Very good fit; looks professional.
Cons:
The Scosche instructions were confusing and sparse. Could do with an upgrade from Crutchfield.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Unbelievable oversight in design

Written By Matt, Bellingham wa on Friday, July 13, 2012
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Like the previous review there is only one option to replace the faceplate if you are upgrading the stereo in an Escape. It was my bad judgement not to read the reviews first. I've always had good luck with Scosche fitting well first time. I can not fathom why they didn't use the existing method of mounting (reciever mounted to faceplate). Shame on you Scosche for making such a low quality, but very important, oversight. They're lucky it's the only game in town otherwise I would have returned this product and gone to another brand. I don't have a problem custom fitting a stereo but why buy a factory adapter that doesn't adapt?
Pros:
Only silver faceplate on Crutchfield. Oh and it was free with my new reciever
Cons:
See above, or other posts. Should be a zero star product if that was an option
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Only Choice = Poor Design and Quality

Written By Aaron, Calhoun, LA on Friday, June 08, 2012
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The only positive aspect of this dash kit is that it is the only option for replacing the HU in the 2nd Gen. Escape. Other than that, the negatives just stack up. The silver color does not match the original silver in the vehicle and thats just the beginning. This kit completely changes the way the HU is mounted in the Escape. The OEM stereo mounts to the dash face, NOT directly into the dash. This presents a problem since the instructions, or lack thereof, say to mount the stereo to the dash kit. There are holes in the dash to mount the new stereo, but you will have to come up with your own hardware. Once you do manage to mount the stereo, it is very difficult to get the dash kit opening to line up with the stereo, especially if your new HU flips down to put in a DVD.
Pros:
It works, but just very poorly
Cons:
Color does not match OEM, terrible mounting method, lack of instructions and hardware
1 out of 3 people found this helpful
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1 out of 5

Not designed properly for 2010 Ford Escape

Written By JMan, Long Island, NY on Monday, May 16, 2011
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This may be designed for earlier models, I do not know. It appears to be correct, and it does fit, the problem is the methods to attach the new radio are not correct. In a 2010 Ford the radio is actually screwed directly into the plastic that this piece replaces, however this piece does not account for that, the only way to make it work even remotely was for me to bolt the radio directly into the car by drilling my own holes and using nuts and bolts but then the odds of getting it to line up with the opening on this kit were very slim and it looks terrible.
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