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Created by our Vehicle Research Team, a Crutchfield MasterSheet™ provides detailed instructions on how to take apart your dash and remove your door panels, so that you can install a new car stereo and speakers in your specific vehicle.

 We'll include a MasterSheet™ free with your Crutchfield car stereo or speaker order. Your MasterSheet™ will be attached to your shipping confirmation email; we'll include a printed version if you don't have an email address.

Want to see what's involved first? Get this MasterSheet™ now and we'll refund the cost if you buy a new in-dash receiver or car speakers within 60 days. Please give one of our Advisors a call, so we can make sure we send you the correct MasterSheet™ for your vehicle. Warranty: 60 days.

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5 out of 5

Job done correctly

Written By John, MO on Wednesday, August 06, 2014
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The manual was ordered for replacing speakers in the doors or a 2005 Chevy Cav. Got them replaced, and I also got to replace the back speakers, and even the headunit. Because those instructions were also included. It wasn't my first time using it, I also used a manual from MasterSheet for my 2008 Liberty. For the price, you can't beat it for a job done the right way. You go into a task with confidence when you haven't messed with the task previously. Just as long as you have the MasterSheet.
Pros:
Pictures, step by step instructions, how to do more than just what you originally ordered the manual for, pdf file so you don't have to have a bunch of papers to deal with, price is worth every penny, gets the job done
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Master sheet

Written By bikeskiut, Utah on Wednesday, July 02, 2014
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Great resource. The master sheet made installing my stereo and speakers so much easier. The description and pictures were so nice to have and are a valuable item that Crutchfield provides!
Pros:
Makes installation easy and fast!
Cons:
None
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3 out of 5

1993 Volvo 240 Install

Written By Dave, Norheast PA on Friday, June 06, 2014
 
The MasterSheet for the Volvo 240 (1993) was good as far as it went. What it didn't include was details about how to access the harness and connector connected to the external amplifier. Since the stock external amplifier is bypassed with this install, access to that connector is necessary. The wire harness set included the correct connector for it, but said that it was located below the steering column. On this model, it is actually located below the HVAC controls in the center console, and is little tricky to get to and remove. Thankfully a person who reviewed the wire harness provided the necessary information in their review.
Pros:
Procedure that was described was accurate.
Cons:
An essential part of the installation procedure was omitted.
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5 out of 5

Mastersheet Goodness

Written By Bryan P., 37686 on Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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This little gem helped more than I thought it would. My wife has an 09 Ford Escape XLT and it has very well hidden points of contact on the interior. Plus, I was unfamiliar with the car so I didn't really know where to begin with taking the dash out. I swear I had the head unit out inside of 4 minutes. It may seem a little pricey, but if you're at all unsure about how to go about your install, this is the ONLY way to go. It will tell you up front exactly the tools you need, as well as any tips or tricks they deem relevant. The best part is, it covers every part of the stereo, so if need to know how to pull out the door speakers later, that's included too. The only thing I could say negative about the whole process, is that it wasn't possible to buy this online, I had to call them and order. The guy I spoke to was good, and the transaction was over fast, but I was told the sheet would come in the confirmation email and it didn't. I had to call them back and get it emailed to me because I had a very limited amount of time to work with. That turned out to be a wise move, because I didn't officially even get the mastersheet until 2 days later. Something to work on guys.
Pros:
Extremely comprehensive and accurate
Cons:
a bit pricey difficult to purchase
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5 out of 5

Awesome

Written By Julio, Castlerock, CO on Friday, March 07, 2014
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I'm a do it yourselfer and with the MasterSheet it gave me everything I needed to know to make sure I did not break any panels while removing them. It gave me detailed instructions and even had images to go with them. Awesome product.
Pros:
Detailed instructions Easy to understand Visual help
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Master Sheet For Ford F-150

Written By A. Dickerson, Sugar Land, Tx on Saturday, February 01, 2014
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Ford F-150 Master Sheets
Pros:
Easy to download & follow, more than worth its weight in gold
Cons:
None that I can determine
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5 out of 5

Simple and worth the money

Written By Scott, Logan, UT on Tuesday, January 28, 2014
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For the money, this saved me a lot of time and hassle. The diagrams are simple and there was a diagram for every audio part in the truck. I could have found similar information had I looked hard enough on the internet, but that is never guaranteed, nor as well done. I had a minor issue getting it e-mailed to me (the automated system took 48 hours), but I called in a after 3 hours and they were able to e-mail me one manually so I could get started.
Pros:
Simple easy to understand diagrams
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5 out of 5

Crutchfield MasterSheet™

Written By Steve, Belleview, FL on Monday, January 27, 2014
 
This sheet is great. Had every bit of info I needed for a clean, quick, and simple install of everything.
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5 out of 5

2005 Tundra Master Sheet

Written By Adam C, Chesterfield, VA on Tuesday, December 31, 2013
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The MasterSheet provided me with step by step directions to install my aftermarket door speakers. Very easy to follow. I will keep the MasterSheet so when I replace the factory deck, my install will go smoothly. Two thumbs up!!!!
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3 out of 5

Crutchfield MasterSheet™

Written By Merrix w, smyrna,ga on Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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It was a basic master sheet that shows you how to install head unit and speakers. I thought it would have given me more details on the vehicles wiring. But it's cool
Pros:
Good for a beginning do it yourselfer.
Cons:
I thought it would have been more detailed
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Didnt come with the speakers I purchased?

Written By Fred A, Azle, Tx on Thursday, July 11, 2013
 
For some reason crutchfield didn't include these with my purchase. I had to look up how to remove the door panel off of my 93 ranger on YouTube. Somewhat simple process but instructions would have been nice.
2 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

does just what it says

Written By faar, austin, tx on Wednesday, July 03, 2013
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visual & printed instructions tell you exactly what you need to do. exactly as advertised & done very well.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

So easy

Written By ron, Morrisville, Pa on Monday, July 01, 2013
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The mastersheet made installing the door speakers very easy. This is I will always try to purchase my gear from crutchfield.
Pros:
Everything is positive A++++ company.
Cons:
Absolutely none
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

MasterSheet 2000 VW Jetta

Written By Anonymous, Payson, Utah on Thursday, June 27, 2013
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Overall a great help. It would be more helpful to include specifics on wiring connections/connectors for us novice installers. Component speakers are definitely more challenging and it would be nice is the mastersheet helped address the installation of such products more specifically.
Pros:
Easy to understand and comprehend.
Cons:
See review aboce
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5 out of 5

makes life on install for most much easier.

Written By VinnyinRI, Cranston, RI on Sunday, April 07, 2013
 
Takes the hassle out of install. I'm not good with electric at all and this helped out a lot along with the wiring harness.
Pros:
Easy to follow
Cons:
none
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Good Stuff

Written By BrianD, St. Clairsville, OH on Friday, March 08, 2013
 
Everything went together the way it was displayed.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Crutchfield MasterSheet™

Written By Anonymous, Atlanta, GA on Friday, March 08, 2013
 
Step by step easy to follow directions.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great Instructions

Written By Mark S, Tulsa, OK on Thursday, March 07, 2013
 
Clear, easy to follow, pictures very, very helpful.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Perfect

Written By SS, il on Saturday, March 02, 2013
 
Perfect. All of the instructions and photos were of my exact car (2005 Pontica Grand Prix). No guess work at all. Thanks
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

You need this

Written By happy_pilot_guy, Columbus, OH on Friday, March 01, 2013
 
The instructions are excellent. You gotta have-em
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

info

Written By G D., mich. on Monday, February 25, 2013
 
the mastersheet,is a must. it has everything ou need to know,makes the so much easyer thanks to you.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Excellent Instructions

Written By ratchis2, Birmingham, AL on Saturday, February 23, 2013
 
Clear and concise instructions.
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5 out of 5

Crutchfield MasterSheet

Written By Luis, Orange Park, FL on Friday, February 22, 2013
 
This was the first time purchasing from Crutchfield, I will most certainly be making all my future purchases from them. The little things that no one else thinks of or cares to think of are what I notice. I received these instructions via email and with my product without even asking for them. Made my install so easy and quick.
Pros:
Detailed exactly for my car
Cons:
none
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Crutchfield MasterSheet

Written By Phil, Queen Valley, AZ on Thursday, February 21, 2013
 
Good information.
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4 out of 5

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer ES

Written By lewsays, Mesa, AZ on Wednesday, February 20, 2013
 
Very nice to have some instructions specific to my vehicle and the photos were basically accurate. It would have been 5 stars if it included the detail about needing to ground the aftermarket head unit. Apparently the stereo in the '05 Lancer is grounded through the chassis of the stereo, so grounding the new unit was needed. Not a deal breaker, just had to get some extra connectors to get it done.
Pros:
Good basic instruction set for the receiver and speaker installation. Included in the price on my purchase.
Cons:
Missing info on grounding for the '05 Lancer.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

2003 Eclipse

Written By Jim, Shawnee, KS on Wednesday, February 20, 2013
 
Excellent, worked perfect.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Crutchfield MasterSheet

Written By Anonymous, Austin, Tx on Wednesday, February 20, 2013
 
Great info for easy install
Pros:
Easy install
Cons:
None
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great guide

Written By Todd K, Colorado Spgs, CO on Wednesday, February 20, 2013
 
No issues. Very clear instructions.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

easy to follow

Written By aj, Valmeyer, IL on Tuesday, February 19, 2013
 
Everything worked exactly as noted.
Pros:
Great to keep the install fees in your pocket.
Cons:
Too bad for the chain stores.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Very helpful, but needed internet for more help

Written By Anonymous, Laramie, WY on Tuesday, February 19, 2013
 
Good overall; however, when detaching vent wires didn't say where they were. I had to get on a subaru forum to find out that they're way in the back, and if you get down next to the gas pedal and look up, you can see one section of the vent.
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3 out of 5

Not as clear as expected

Written By CW, Quad Cities, IA on Tuesday, February 19, 2013
 
The basics of the instructions were good but there were details about the installation that were not. I had to call customer support a few times to figure out that some wires needed to be cut so to bypass the harness.
Pros:
Descriptive, pictures helped.
Cons:
Not complete.
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

You guys rock

Written By Happy guy, Ferrysburg, MI on Tuesday, February 19, 2013
 
You guys rock! I used to pay to have radios installed till I heard about cructhfield this took me 20 mins start to finish and was just like the master sheet said it would be! No surprises!
Pros:
Great!
Cons:
None
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Crutchfield MasterSheet™

Written By Anonymous, Venice, CA on Tuesday, February 19, 2013
 
Instructions seemed easy, but ended up being superfluous because my speaker grills popped off. No door disassembly required. Still, C'field guidance is always top notch.
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5 out of 5

Well Done

Written By Patrick A, Duluth, MN on Monday, February 18, 2013
 
Unless you can find a detailed post outlining your specific install, on your specific vehicle, with pictures, this is the best you can get.
Pros:
Excellent
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Helped with the installation.

Written By David, Phoenix on Monday, February 18, 2013
 
The illustrations were good, would have definitely used if I did not know what I was doing.
Pros:
Works great.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

2006 Impreza Master Sheet

Written By Augie, Boone, NC on Monday, February 18, 2013
 
Perfect and easy to use
Pros:
Easy to use, and understand
Cons:
N/A
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Wiring Harness Diagram

Written By Bob J, MN on Monday, February 18, 2013
 
Master sheet was excellent on the stereo Install. However Master sheet fails to show the wiring diagram from The Crutchfield provided harness to the Ford Harness. Pioneer owners manual was cryptic to say the least. Finally we just matched colors and everything worked. Which is a tribute to Crutchfield for getting this right.
Cons:
Simple statement in the master sheet just to match wiring colors because Crutchfield knows what it is doing would have worked for me.
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5 out of 5

Instructions

Written By Mike, Westminster, MD on Sunday, February 17, 2013
 
Simple...These are the greatest things since sliced bread!
Pros:
Very detailed for all versions
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

helpful

Written By Anonymous, lakeville, MN on Sunday, February 17, 2013
 
good and helpful information
Pros:
easy to read
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3 out of 5

Master Sheet for 2003 Honda Accord

Written By midlc, Fenton (St. Louis) MO on Saturday, February 16, 2013
 
Unfortunately, like the web site re fit of my speakers in my car, expectations were not met. Only 2 of four mounting holes in the speakers line up with the tapped receivers in the rear deck, and the factory grills will not fit over the replacement speakers without non-minor modification.
Pros:
Provides general instructions that give one a good sense of the depth of the job.
Cons:
Doesn't accurately relay modifications needed to the car -- sets the expectation that none are needed, when in fact, they are.
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4 out of 5

Generic but easy to understand and work with.

Written By B.J., Placerville CA. on Friday, February 15, 2013
 
Easy to understand and work with.
Pros:
same as review.
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

Great for Removing Factory Equipement

Written By Anonymous, Atlanta GA on Thursday, February 14, 2013
 
The Mastersheet was great for removing the Factory Equipment not so much for installing the new system. Then again maybe that's the whole point.
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3 out of 5

Not entirely accurate

Written By erwin, Austin, TX on Thursday, February 14, 2013
 
While this mastersheet can serve as a guide, you cannot use it as a step-by-step instruction sheet for a 2005 Santa Fe. There were several omissions, misstatements, and misguidance.

For example, do not use a 90 deg screwdriver where indicated. A phillips straight screwdriver is much easier. I feel for anyone who tried to use a 90 screwdriver, especially if they went and purchased one on advice fo the mastersheet.

Also, the climate control panel comes out by prying at the top edge of the top 2 corners, not by the sides of the 4 corners as the instructions state (or imply, I don't have them in front of me).

There were other inaccuracies, but I can't remember the details now.

In short, skim the mastersheet for a general guide to the steps involved, but don't waste time trying to follow the steps verbtim (unless your vehicle matches the photos exactly, mine did not).
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5 out of 5

easy as 123

Written By Jeffs, cincinnati oh on Wednesday, February 13, 2013
 
The only way it couldve been easier is if I had someone install my head unit themselves. Great step by step instruction, tells you exactly what tools you WILL need and no surprises. I HAVE NEVER EVER EVER installed any kind of head unit or speakers before and really not the most mechinally sound individual but it really was that easy. I wish Crutchfield did these instructions for marriage! Thanks Crutchfield great tool
Pros:
everything
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

General help

Written By Anonymous, Mont Belvieu, TX on Tuesday, February 12, 2013
 
Nothing special, not really useful for anyone who has any form of back ground of auto electrical.
Pros:
None
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

These are the sheet.

Written By Note E, Cotati, CA on Tuesday, February 12, 2013
 
Invaluable, simple, the key to a successful install.
Pros:
You would never find the screws or clips without it.
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

MasterSheet

Written By Michael, Petaluma, CA on Tuesday, February 12, 2013
 
Not having the joy of installing a car radio before I found the MasterSheet indispensable. Easy to follow and understand.
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5 out of 5

Crutchfield MasterSheet™

Written By Mike, Anderson, IN on Monday, February 11, 2013
 
Was a wonderful tool to have. It made the removal of the old radio and installation of the new so much easier.
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1 out of 5

Crutchfield MasterSheet™

Written By Anonymous, Modesto, CA on Monday, February 11, 2013
 
You need to write up new instructions for 2003 Ford F250. I had to figure out installation on my own.
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5 out of 5

Crutchfield MasterSheet

Written By Paul, Forney, TX on Sunday, February 10, 2013
 
very helpful
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4 out of 5

Crutchfield MasterSheet™

Written By Anonymous, Longmont, CO on Sunday, February 10, 2013
 
very helpful, I had other internet input which also helped.
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5 out of 5

Crutchfield MasterSheet™

Written By Antonio, Ca on Saturday, February 09, 2013
 
Excellent and very informative
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

very helpful to anyone

Written By Anonymous, RI on Saturday, February 09, 2013
 
Very helpful made job even easier
Pros:
Free doesnt get any better
Cons: