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Mazda In-dash Receiver Kit

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

Item #: 142MA1537

23 Reviews

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Original Price: $12.99

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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. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

Mazda In-dash Receiver Kit Reviews

Average Customer Review:

23 Reviews

Just Okay

Written by: barnes97 from Everett, WA on December 20, 2012

2002 Mazda Protege
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Mazda In-dash Receiver Kit

Written by: Anonymous from LA PALMA CA on November 21, 2012

2002 Mazda Protege5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

LOOKS GOOD

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Cool

Written by: Fausfez from Sacramento, CA on October 8, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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Mazda In-dash Receiver Kit

Written by: Anonymous from Newmarket, NH on July 13, 2012

2002 Mazda Protege
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.

looks alright and a good fit

Written by: Alex from FL on June 4, 2012

2002 Mazda Protege5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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)

in dash kit '02 mazda protege

Written by: jimmyc from gastonia,nc on February 19, 2012

2002 Mazda Protege
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

received kit in good condition, install was easy and looks perfect. was my first time putting in an aftermarket.

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Easiest install

Written by: LouisG from Richmond, VA on January 27, 2012

2001 Mazda Protege
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.

nice fit but cheap

Written by: Caleb from Asheville, NC on October 19, 2011

2003 Mazda Protege5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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'03 Mazda Protege In-dash receiver mount kit

Written by: The Tall Asian from Portland, OR on May 17, 2011

2003 Mazda Protege
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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Not a secure fit

Written by: Doug S from Chicago area on March 11, 2011

2003 Mazda Protege5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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These kits are getting better

Written by: gumootn from Colorado on February 1, 2011

2002 Mazda Protege
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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Mazda In-dash Receiver Kit

Written by: Rock from Miami, Fl on October 4, 2010

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit without any modification

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It fit, but...

Written by: Ivan from Miami on February 22, 2010

2003 Mazda Protege
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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Works, but poor fit.

Written by: Anonymous from Austin, TX on November 9, 2009

2002 Mazda Protege5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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Great fit

Written by: Jeff from Jefferson City, Missouri on June 23, 2009

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit like a glove. Deck slid in easily. Virtually seemless in dash.

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Does what it is inteneded to do

Written by: Peter from NJ on February 14, 2009

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.

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Better than the others

Written by: Jon from Ohio on November 19, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.

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Flimsy

Written by: raserx from NY on November 4, 2008

2002 Mazda Protege5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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Needs improvement

Written by: Andrew from Stockton, CA on October 29, 2008

2002 Mazda Protege5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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Broken

Written by: bigharper from Louisiana on August 28, 2008

2002 Mazda Protege

It was broken when I got it very poor packaging.

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So so installation kit

Written by: enamho from Bayside, NY on June 30, 2008

2002 Mazda Protege
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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Marginally adequate

Written by: Sam from Richmond, VA on August 14, 2006

2003 Mazda Protege5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.

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It does the job, just not very well

Written by: Lee from Boston, MA on August 23, 2005

2003 Mazda Protege5
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.

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