Scosche PT2049B Dash Kit

Fits select 2003-08 Pontiac Vibe and Toyota Matrix models — single-DIN radios

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Scosche PT2049B kit

The Scosche PT2049B kit allows you to install a single-DIN (2" tall) car 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: 60 days.

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The pocket is narrow

Written By Beto, Az on Monday, November 02, 2015

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It mounted properly and worked how it should but I didn't use it because of the storage pocket. I currently had a single DIN stereo installed with a dash kit but figured I'd replace it with a new one at the same time as I replaced the stereo. Little did I know the storage pocket was too narrow for my liking. The previously used adapter had a pocket that allowed me to reach all the way in whereas this one wouldn't allow it due to how narrow it is.

Cons: Very narrow pocket prevents reaching all the way down. Could prevent access to any small object placed in the pocket.

Was a little hard to install

Written By Sveerhoff, Virginia on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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This proved to be a little tricky to install. The component is actually two pieces screwed together, a frame, and a box like filler section. In my case, the box part came installed upside down, so I had to take it apart and reverse it.

Pros: It fits, but was tricky to install.

Cons: Looks kind of cheap, would be nicer if it had a solid front instead of a box.

Does the job, but not with much style

Written By tinman, Pennsylvania on Sunday, August 30, 2015

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It works. Looks cheap, has a few gaps. Due to the way you secure the radio in it, it is not overly solid-feeling. Rear bottom support could have been more substantial, or had some sort of adjustable backstop that would also double to keep the radio more solidly in place when you press on the face of the radio. Directions did not mention breaking off unneeded tabs, which I had to do in order to get it into place. Also, for some reason I had a hard time getting one of the screws through the one hole.

Pros: It fit.

Cons: Cheap, not solid, gaps.

Easy install kit for 2007 Vibe

Written By Kevin, Mainland, FL on Sunday, August 16, 2015

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Suggested kit to install replacement stereo in 2007 vibe. Has all you need.

Pros: Install was easy, everything included.

Cons: None.

Scosche PT2049B Dash Kit

Written By FB3, California on Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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Works as advertised in my 2006 Vibe

Nice conversion

Written By fenrir, Erial nj on Thursday, May 07, 2015

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Fit 2007 Pontiac vibe nicely. Bonus nook to hold phone and remote.

Pros: Fits. Functions. Looks normal.

Cons: Kinda flimsy but strong enough to serve it's purpose.

Perfect for Toyota Matrix

Written By Anonymous, Provo, Utah on Monday, April 27, 2015

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This product works perfect with Toyota matrix. It mounted on fine and lined up with screw holes perfectly. It was a little tight trying to get the cover back on around it but it still fit in great and looks great.


Written By Anonymous, tuscarora, PA on Friday, April 10, 2015

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I love this stereo! It was very easy to install and works amazing.

Good Enough

Written By JohnD, Oregon on Friday, March 20, 2015

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Had to break off a tab that was in the way. One screw hole was a bit too small, but it's plastic so I just forced the screw through it.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Cheap

Quick and easy

Written By JackP, Michigan on Saturday, January 03, 2015

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This replaced a unit on a previous installation that didn't fit well. East to install and works great!

Cheap Plastic but did the job

Written By Don, North Carolina on Friday, January 02, 2015

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It is made of cheap plastic, but fit well in my 04 Vibe after snapping off some of the extra screw tabs. Mounting instructions could be better, but figured out to remove faceplate surround ( new unit comes with its own). Would prefer metal, hopefully it will last.

Pros: Fit well

Cons: Cheap plastic

It Really Didn't Fit

Written By jake383, Kingston, WA on Monday, October 20, 2014

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My first impression of this kit is that its very very cheap quality. The small compartment under the radio has plastic tabs in it probably for strength but done badly. After 2 hours of trying to install this into my 2003 Matrix i had to quit because there is no way to use the factory brackets and this kit at the same time because they dont mesh well together so the screw holes dont line up. I tried moving the mounting screws on the radio to different holes but none of them made this kit line up properly. Ive done many other radio installs where it looked factory but this one just made me angry that i wasted my money and now have a big hole in my dash. i love Crutchfield but now i hate scosche....

Pros: -I now have scrap plastic for other custom car installations.

Cons: -Its cheap hard plastic -The compartment has plastic tabs in it -It doesn't fit.... -I payed for it.

Crutchfield response on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Doesn't really fit very well

Written By Jonathan, Seattle, WA on Friday, October 03, 2014

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As others have said, cheap plastic that's not very flexible. Fit into the slot easily enough, as did the radio. But the trim bezel does not seat all the way back into its position, leaving gap. Will replace with a better holder as soon as I can find one.

Pros: Easy instructions

Cons: cheap plastic, did not really fit the car well as the original trim bezel on the panel does not firmly seat all the way along the bottom.

A little bit of wrestling to make it work in Pontiac Vibe

Written By Anonymous, Colorado on Sunday, August 24, 2014

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This installed pretty well. Since it was included free with the radio, I'd consider it a good value. I'd prefer something made of metal like the original bracket in the car.

I installed this and the first time the silvery plastic overlay that came with the card (Ponitac Vibe 2004) didn't fit properly and was about a half inch raised along the bottom edge. I didn't see any possible way for it to fit properly and left it alone for a week. It annoyed me so much I took the overlay off and reinstalled it and then it fit just fine. I see other people had the same issue so they should give it another try.

Good kit

Written By ajmckay, Detroit, MI on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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This Scosche kit is pretty good. I'm not a huge fan of the fact that it's all plastic, but it's relatively stout where it needs to be for a light weight single DIN. The installation was very smooth with no modifications being necessary and the screw holes all lined up perfectly. The only modification needed to earn 5 stars would be to add something to keep the rear of the radio from being able to lift up.

Pros: Great fit, the outside finish looks nice and the cubby underneath is quite useful and not so deep that things get lost. On the back of the cubby there is a little shark fin that holds the radio up.

Cons: The radio is only held in place by the tabs on the stereo sleeve, while most kits are like this some additional bolting options would be nice to keep the rear of the radio from being able to lift up. Also I'm not exactly sure what the adapter that it comes with is for.

Sony MEX-BT4100P install

Written By Tom T, Colorado Springs, CO on Thursday, January 02, 2014

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Gave a factory install look to the Sony MEX-BT4100P I installed in my son's Toyota Matrix

Pros: Simple installation

Cons: Had to break off a couple of tabs that were not used to make it install correctly. (they looked to be optional)

Scosche PT2049B In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By pyleman, Michigan on Sunday, October 06, 2013

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Worked great for installing a JVC unit in my 2007 Pontiac Vibe. Some mounting tabs needed to be removed to allow the head unit to fit. The only challenge in installation is being careful not to drop any screws inside the dash (particularly the lower screws). Installation is very easy, just need a socket wrench, 10mm socket, and extender.

Pros: Good fit, inexpensive, easy install

Cons: None

Just the right fit!

Written By ShannyJ, Athens, AL on Saturday, July 06, 2013

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It was just what I needed and best of all it was inexpensive.

Pros: Price

Cons: None

In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By DanO, St.Augustine, FL on Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Form and fit could be better. Cheap Plastic with a tendency to bend.

Cheap but free

Written By Anonymous, Oklahoma City, OK on Saturday, February 02, 2013

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It's cheap plastic that breaks easily. But it was free so...

Pros: Free

Cons: Cheap and breaks easily

In-dash Receiver Kit

Written By Bob, Eatonville, wa on Saturday, December 29, 2012

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The receiver kit was easy enough to install. Take your time. Pre-fit it. check out the extra tabs that you may have to remove to get your stock trim to fit. Make sure the attachment screw holes for the stock screws are big enough and in the right place. If not, drill them a little bigger. Hard to do, but try not to drop the screws. You can attach the screws with a little tape to the end of your screwdriver or socket with a little tape to hold them on till you get them threaded in. Once done, the receiver kit looked like a factory job. Very nice.

Pros: Looks good. Fits good. Easy to install.

Cons: Some of the extra tabs have to be removed in order for the stock surrounding dash to be placed over the kit. This was for a 03 Vibe. Other vehicles may be different. One of the kit screw holes was smaller that the stock screw and had to be drilled out just a little. I did this so as not to crack the kits bracket.

Simple Solution

Written By Jeremy, Indianapolis, IN on Monday, August 27, 2012

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This does what it's supposed to and holds my new radio securely into my car's dash. While it isn't the highest quality product I've ever used, it does the job and I don't foresee any problems with it. I'm glad that Crutchfield includes this since it would have been a pain, and probably cost some money, to get somethings from somewhere else instead.

so close...

Written By Jason, Philadelphia, PA on Thursday, August 16, 2012

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I had never replaced a stereo myself before, so forgive me if I don't know the lingo- there's no hole for a bottom left screw when installing this in the 2003 Vibe, but everything else went in just fine. The real problem is that the dash cover doesn't completely close on the right side. Also, I had to cut the front face piece so that the face of the stereo could fold down for CDs

Pros: kinda fits

Cons: kinda doesn't fit

Worked fine

Written By WSC, Seattle on Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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Fit in nicely in my Vibe. Easy install. Extra stuff on this but instructions were clear that not all holes/tabs would be needed.

Pros: Installation, looks fine

Vibe In Dash kit

Written By Mike E, Bellevue, NE on Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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Kit went in easy.

Pros: The holes lined up perfect with the factory mounting holes. The radio fit perfect in the kit.

Cons: Several extra holes on the side of the kit needed to be removed so that the factory trip would fit.

Scosche PT2049B Dash Kit

Written By Aaron G, Marcellus, MI on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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My first one came in broke, the plastic mounting tabs are not very strong. Crutchfeild sent out another and I got the stereo installed.

Pros: Came with the new stereo at no extra cost.

Cons: Cheap and it doesn't fit the best (The factory bezel doesn't fully seat back to the dash) it is really close though


Written By David K., New Jersey on Saturday, March 03, 2012

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Great fit and looks great! Highly reccomended!

Pros: Fit, ease of install, looks great

Cons: None

Good fit

Written By Anonymous, Illinois on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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Good fit. Instructions should indicate tabs must be removed to get dash trim back on.

In Dash Receiver Kit

Written By MartyM, Orlando Florida on Monday, May 16, 2011

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Great kit. Had no idea that the Matrix and the Vibe were sister cars. Good thing
that I had the kit or I could see myself having lots of installation problems. Once
again, Crutchfield comes through.

Looks better than before!

Written By WelshVibe, Obelisk, PA on Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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Get that bulky, dim, stuffy, featureless factory stereo out of there and get
something awesome instead. This unit installs easily and is a no-brainer. As
a bonus you gain a storage space underneath for an iPod, remote or whatever

Scosche PT2049B Dash Kit

Written By Anonymous, Columbus, OH on Monday, April 19, 2010

This item works fine. It just feels a bit cheap and isn't the most attractive thing. Had to remove a few of the included brackets so my screwdriver fit properly to tighten. This was no big deal though since they weren't needed. Gets the job done.

Scosche PT2049B Dash Kit

Written By Rich, Arlington, VT on Monday, January 11, 2010

Great product. Easy to install and looks great. Would recommend to any Vibe or Matrix owner.

Ugly and Cheap

Written By Harvey, St Petersburg, FL on Monday, May 04, 2009

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First, It probably works fine, but I did not attempt to install it.

My wife and I both agreed after one look at it that it looked cheap and ugly. Thankfully, my car already had one of these installed with another aftermarket stereo. It was just little things like the exterior finish and the older one had beveled edges around the opening to the storage bay. Make no mistake, the previous one is just cheap plastic as well, but it looks worlds better than this one. I threw this one away. My car is not fancy (2003 Toyota Matrix), but this thing is ugly. I'm sure its mother loves it.

Scosche PT2049B Dash Kit

Written By no, fredericksburg va on Tuesday, April 21, 2009

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I have a 2008 pontiac vibe the installation was extremely easy. I love this product. I was initially alarmed as the side tabs kept the stereo cover from sliding into place. As another reviewer stated remove the tabs prior to installation.

Super Kit

Written By HsSrvnt, Grants Pass, OR on Friday, February 06, 2009

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What a great and easy setup. I now have an extra compartment to hold ....? whatever. Stereo fit perfectly and the whole thing went in very easily. It feels very secure after tightening everything down and is completely flush with dash. So nice not to have a stereo that says, "Hey I'm new in here, come look at me, check me out and get me out." It really looks like the stereo came with the car, only better looking than the OEM.

Scosche PT2049B Dash Kit

Written By Jim, St. Louis, MO. on Monday, September 22, 2008

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Extremely easy to install. Looks good. Does the job. Break off the pieces like the review below says. Instructions could be updated a bit to reflect this. I used a couple of washers to help straighten out the rear bracket.

Easy to install Kit

Written By Daniel, Rio Rancho, NM on Monday, September 11, 2006

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This kit was easy to install and the instructions were straight forward. Break off excess mounting tabs to allow easier access to right side bottom mounting screw. It is easy to drop the screw if you don't have a magnetized driver. When you have the kit in place save the right bottom screw for last, then place the screw in front of the hole with your left hand by going over the top of the kit that way you don't have a balancing act by going through the front. Then bring your driver through the front while holding the screw in place with your left hand.

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  • Radio housing w/ integrated pocket
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