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Mazda In-dash Receiver Kit

Fits select 1995-2003 626, Millenia, and Protege models — single-DIN

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  • Mazda In-dash Receiver Kit

Item #: 142MA1537
 

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The dash opening this kit is made for is a different shape and size than typical aftermarket car stereo receivers. The mounting bracket covers the "gaps" and secures your new receiver in the dash.

The kit also includes

  • storage pocket
  • trim ring, for an attractive installation
  • 30-day satisfaction guarantee

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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Mazda In-dash Receiver Kit Reviews

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4 out of 5

Just Okay

Written By barnes97, Everett, WA on Thursday, December 20, 2012
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The in-dash receiver kit looks great once it is installed, but it has no support for the rear of the HU.
Pros:
Looks good and easy to install
Cons:
No rear support for HU
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5 out of 5

Mazda In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By Anonymous, LA PALMA CA on Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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LOOKS GOOD
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3 out of 5

Cool

Written By Fausfez, Sacramento, CA on Monday, October 08, 2012
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I needed it for my new CD receiver. But there's a little spot on the sides I think it could fit better.
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5 out of 5

Mazda In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By Anonymous, Newmarket, NH on Friday, July 13, 2012
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Went in very easily. Really like the added pocket for storage. I'd recommend some type of padding/insulation between receiver and storage slot. This will minimize vibration noise on very bumpy roads. Our install did not require mounting stabilization for the receiver which made the install easy but bumpy roads make for vibration noise. Love the simplicity and functionality of the kit. Highly recommend this product.
Pros:
Simplicity of use. Gained lost space and now have a cool storage slot. Great product.
Cons:
Should have a vibration strip on top of slot storage. But you can add this yourself.
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4 out of 5

looks alright and a good fit

Written By Alex, FL on Monday, June 04, 2012
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A good fit in my Mazda Protege5. It's a little flimsy, but seems fine when installed. Just be careful before the install.
Pros:
good fit
Cons:
flimsy (not sure how they could strengthen it though given its dimensional requirements)
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5 out of 5

in dash kit '02 mazda protege

Written By jimmyc, gastonia,nc on Sunday, February 19, 2012
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received kit in good condition, install was easy and looks perfect. was my first time putting in an aftermarket.
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5 out of 5

Easiest install

Written By LouisG, Richmond, VA on Friday, January 27, 2012
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The kit and instructions were perfect. The final installation looks professionally done! Saved over $50 from what a big box store would have charged for their installation!
Pros:
Fit perfectly. Instructions were detailed and accurate.
Cons:
Missed the instruction to purchase wire crimp parts. For a novice, this caused an extra trip to a local store. This is generic, so it may not really be a con for this kit, but it was the only con for this installation.
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2 out of 5

nice fit but cheap

Written By Caleb, Asheville, NC on Wednesday, October 19, 2011
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perfect fit but showed up broken, very thin edges, was able to stabilize w/ JB weld but sketchy at best. Didn't have time to exchange. once installed, its fine.
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5 out of 5

'03 Mazda Protege In-dash receiver mount kit

Written By The Tall Asian, Portland, OR on Tuesday, May 17, 2011
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Ive installed car receivers using "Universal" mounting kits that I'd get from the local
car audio store, and every one required breaking out a drill, a dremel tool, and a
hack saw to make them mount and fit properly. Crutchfield's Mazda in-dash
mounting kit went together perfectly, the first time. Super happy with this product,
and it was free with my receiver!
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2 out of 5

Not a secure fit

Written By Doug S, Chicago area on Friday, March 11, 2011
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Instructions were a bit lacking. Not a secure fit; only thing holding it in is the pressure from the tight fit.
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5 out of 5

These kits are getting better

Written By gumootn, Colorado on Tuesday, February 01, 2011
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I have been buying from Crutchfield for years and these kits used to be more of a one-
size-fits-all deal, but now I'm totally impressed with how well this kit fit my daughter's
Mazda - like it was made just for it. Well done Crutchfield.
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5 out of 5

Mazda In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By Rock, Miami, Fl on Monday, October 04, 2010
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Perfect fit without any modification
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3 out of 5

It fit, but...

Written By Ivan, Miami on Monday, February 22, 2010
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Upon arrival, my kit was broken.
Not just broken, but BROKEN broken. Multiple pieces.
I requested a new one, and superglued the broken one together.
Both work fine now, but I'm just waiting for the day the superglued one
cracks. Meh
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Works, but poor fit.

Written By Anonymous, Austin, TX on Monday, November 09, 2009
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Well, when I first recieved this from Crutchfield, it was actually cracked. I wanted to get my new stereo installed as I was going on a long road trip, so I used some epoxy to repair the dash kit, and installed the stereo.

This thing is not quite din sized, it was actually slightly taller. While the stereo fits, it fits rather loosely, and there is quite a bit of play when pressing firmly on the stereo. Every other dash kit I've ever used, the stereo fit like a glove.
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5 out of 5

Great fit

Written By Jeff, Jefferson City, Missouri on Tuesday, June 23, 2009
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Fit like a glove. Deck slid in easily. Virtually seemless in dash.
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4 out of 5

Does what it is inteneded to do

Written By Peter, NJ on Saturday, February 14, 2009
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I got this as part of my Crutchfield package to replace the double din factory radio in my '02 Mazda Protege' with a single din Kenwood from Crutchfield. This kit fit perfectly and I do feel it needs a support bracket. I just popped this in and popped in my radio.

I did however take a star off. I think the storage compartment looks nice, but it is extremely narrow and deep. It is practical for "larger" items (I have two tissue packs in mine), but not for small items (i.e. USB drive) as I imaging most people will not be get their hands all the way in should an item fall to the back of the compartment.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Better than the others

Written By Jon, Ohio on Wednesday, November 19, 2008
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I have recently put this in a 2002 Mazda Protege EX. Although there is no support for the head unit, it is an easy fix, i just made a shim of balsa wood and glued it to the kit. I haven't had any of the problems the other reviewers had otherwise. This is by far the best kit, i have tried two others, and neither was a good fit. This kit holds my head unit securely, and there are no gaps between the dash and kit. I had originally bought one kit, which i don't remember the brand, and it was terrible. The product was defective, and did not fit well in the car at all. Then i purchased the metra kit, which i had installed professionally. It had absolutely no support for the head unit. There was about a half centimeter gap on both sides of the kit, and it looked absolutely terrible. This kit, although it may not be satisfactory to everyone, is the best kit i have seen on the market. This is the only one that i would recommend, so i will give it a 4/5.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Flimsy

Written By raserx, NY on Tuesday, November 04, 2008
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This kit arrived broken where the frame meets the pocket. I didn't want to wait, so I just put some glue on it and put it in. Once installed , it didn't feel too secure at all ,so I ended up having to drill 2 holes on the side of the pocket and put some small black screws to hold it still. That made it much more secure and the screws are barely visible. It doesn't look too bad ,but the plastic is too brittle for this application.
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1 out of 5

Needs improvement

Written By Andrew, Stockton, CA on Wednesday, October 29, 2008
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This dash kit is terrible. It looks decent, but the design is flawed. The optional support brackets should be included, because there is ZERO supprort for the head unit. I had to super glue two rubber bumpers to act as shock absorbing supports and to keep the head unit from sagging and breaking the plastic. I will replace it as soon as I find a better quality one.
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1 out of 5

Broken

Written By bigharper, Louisiana on Thursday, August 28, 2008
 
It was broken when I got it very poor packaging.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

So so installation kit

Written By enamho, Bayside, NY on Monday, June 30, 2008
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Looks decent, but
the the interior of
the storage pocket
could have been
lined with felt
because it doesn't
look very nice
inside.

Upon examination,
there was a design
flaw with this unit.
According to Scosche
instructions, there
is an optional rear
support bracket
which would add
significant
structural
integrity, but it
wasn't included with
the kit. The head
unit is just
dangling by the
neck. I addressed
this by sticking a
stack of
self-adhesive felt
pads to act as a
sound damper and
support. Without
them, I'm certain
the installation
would produce
annoying rattles.
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2 out of 5

Marginally adequate

Written By Sam, Richmond, VA on Monday, August 14, 2006
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I put this in a 2003 Protege5. Installation was easy and the unit looks decent but there are two significant problems with it. It provides very little support for the HU and the stereo would shift around whenever I put the least bit of pressure on a button. I rectified this by supergluing a stack of pennies to the kit and velcroing them to the HU, but I really wish it was designed better.

Also, the trim ring provides no security and popped out the first time I drove over some train tracks and continued to come off whenever I drove over cobblestones. Again, superglue solved the problem, but now I'll need to wreck the kit in order to change the HU. In my opinion, this is a significant design flaw.

I don't know if the Metra kit is any better and I did get this to work, but I was pretty disappointed that such a simple device doesn't work better.

On the plus side, my original kit was broken when I received it but Crutchfield immediately sent out a replacement no questions asked.
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

It does the job, just not very well

Written By Lee, Boston, MA on Tuesday, August 23, 2005
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Got this kit for my 2003 Protege 5. It looks pretty nice, was very easy to install (once the stock stereo was out), but it rattles alot. It doesn't provide much support for the aftermarket stereo, so over bumps the back of the radio and pocket rattle against eachother. It's very annoying. I'm going to try to strap them together with string or tape, and hopefully that'll help.
It also doesn't provide much security as it's pretty easy to remove. This is the Sosche kit, so the Metra one might be better. It works, but all the other kits I've used in all my other cars have been better.
24 out of 27 people found this helpful
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