Crutchfield MasterSheet™

Car audio installation instructions for your specific vehicle

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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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Written By CJ-Lew, Florida on Wednesday, August 05, 2015

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The process to order was pretty easy, except the fact that I never received the MasterSheet. Don't worry, I figured it out anyway. Pretty disappointing.

Pros: Easy to order

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Written By Furman T, Florida on Monday, July 20, 2015

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Very detailed and informative

Pros: Excellent material

Cons: none

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Written By Chris, Colorado on Tuesday, July 07, 2015

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Great, but it would be helpful if it included specifications and dimensions of all of the factory equipment.

Quite useful

Written By Anonymous, Paris, KY on Thursday, June 25, 2015

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This a very useful information tool. Perhaps they detailed this point in the ordering process, but I didn't realize it was a digital copy Only It's not that big of a deal, but I would have appreciated a physical copy, so I wouldn't have had to use my own paper and ink.

The product itself was useful, but maybe could have used more and clearer pictures.

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Written By tp, gaithersburg, md on Monday, June 22, 2015

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there is nothing bad about the master sheet except the process to obtain one. Given it can be sent electronically having to call someone to order it and a 24 hours or so processing time after purchase makes it less desirable. Also i noticed that almost all (if not more complete) insturctions in the master sheet are available in articles on the site....makes it a hard pill to swallow paying 10 dollars for it....

otherwise i love how much info especially related to car audio installs but also home audio is available from crutchfield...they operate out of my home town but as a company my unbiased opinion is they are awesome to work with.

Not really what I was expecting..

Written By Joseph, Texas on Thursday, June 18, 2015

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This is only useful if you know absolutely Nothing about your vehicle. I thought that the MasterSheet was a full step-by-step guide through your entire install, including wiring, with plenty of pictures. They ask a lot of questions beforehand about your vehicle and what kind of install you're doing and say each MasterSheet is vehicle specific. I was disappointed to receive a mere 15 page PDF with partial information and black and white photos. Why ask so many Specific questions about my '12 Ext Cab just to send a "07 and up" with generic info. This really only shows how to prepare your vehicle for the install(remove old stereo etc), but not much on the actual install of your new stuff. Generic information like that is available on tons of other resources for free. There's a few footnotes about wiring but not near enough to really be helpful. The idea here is good, just needs work. I understand that each install is custom to a point, but a full walkthrough of a common install for the vehicle would've been much more helpful.

Pros: Good buy if you don't even know where to start.

Cons: Not an install guide. More of a removal guide with brief notes on install.

Not worth the money!

Written By Jeremie, Chesapeake, Va. on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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I would have rated it lower than one star but couldn't. I thought I was buying a MasterSheet? It should include a wiring diagram in a MasterSheet not just a few pictures of how to remove dash panels! I even had an electrician say the same thing.

Pros: If your a moron and can't use the Internet to find pics and videos of what you need then this is great I guess.

Cons: Waste of money only includes a few pics and instructions. Either I already new how to do it, found it on the Internet or the instructions were included with the other products I purchased for the install.

What the Dr ordered!

Written By Anonymous, Wilmington, De on Wednesday, June 03, 2015

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This master sheet was exactly what I needed to find out how difficult it would be to do the install myself. It also gave me a preview of what the doors would look like so that I could fabricate brackets and look at dynamat placement beforehand. Well done, Crutchfield!

Pros: All the info needed

Cons: None

Very Helpful

Written By NikolasV, Connecticut on Monday, June 01, 2015

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I installed a Pioneer AVH-4100NEX into my Mercedes-Benz C240 and this MasterSheet was extremely helpful. It was able to tell me all the ins and outs of my car. Things I didn't even know existed in terms of panel removal, what tools I needed, etc.

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Written By DennisH, Washington on Sunday, May 31, 2015

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The Master Sheet was very detailed. I purchased the Master Sheet first to gauge the difficulty of the job. Later I purchased the speakers from Crutchfield. Without the Master Sheet I would not have attempted this and would have paid well over $100 to have a shop do the install.

Pros: Very detailed including tools needed.

Cons: none

MasterSheet (2001 Toyota 4Runner)

Written By Michael F., California on Thursday, May 28, 2015

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The MasterSheet is very helpful in removing the factory OEM stereo from the vehicle. However, I was in hopes that it would have contained the information pertaining to the wiring identification / hookup.

Pros: Useful in removing the stock OEM stereo from the vehicle

Cons: Does not contain wiring identification / hookup

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Written By Rt willis, Michigan on Wednesday, May 06, 2015

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The MasterSheet was helpful to a point, I was able to remove the front panel and stereo with instructions from the mastersheet's help. But, what I was really hoping for was more wire identification ie. Color and location for speaker and amp tie in.

Pros: Photos were helpful

Cons: Could have been less generic and more model specific.

Ford Explorer 2000 2 Problem

Written By Michael51, Arizona on Friday, May 01, 2015

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Well had a problem with the radio install for my Ford Explorer 2000 2 ,the U shaped wires did not pull the radio out,heard the "click" but no go ,so removed the dash and radio all in one pc,pushed clips from the side and it slide out .Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness was easy- color to color . The plastic slide(in the dash for the radio) had a lip around the back edge,(Pioneer FHX-720BT 2-DIN CD Receiver) radio would not slide in ,had to cut the lip off ( not hard to do with a razor knife) Metra 95-5817 Double DIN Installation Dash Kit worked well ,good fit ! So all and all the Crutchfield MasterSheetT was very helpfull ,I would buy it again, my explorer was exception to the rule . Front speaker only had 3 screws ,they didn't put in 4 .I was prepared for Murphy he's family after 60 + years LOL ! Hope this helps. GOTTA LOVE FORD !

Pros: tools,clear step by step, screw location and type .Picture good

Cons: some trucks are different .

2008 Honda Civic LX Sedan

Written By JohnM, California on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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This is the second time I've used these MasterSheets. I really like how they are well written with included diagrams (the pictures are very helpful). It takes the guesswork out of trying to figure how to take your dash apart. Thanks Crutchfield!

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Written By Steve, 45371 on Sunday, January 11, 2015

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Accurate master sheets, such as these, are an absolute requirement for a successful install.

Pros: Accurate, illustration supported directions.

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Written By NoahG, Louisiana on Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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Gave me the instructions I needed in order to install aftermarket head unit and speakers. 5/5 would reccomend to a friend.

Great Source Of Information

Written By Bashar, Minnesota on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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This is a great source of information. I would not be able to install my back speakers in my 2005 Buick Century without the explanations in this Sheet. I bought it sepreately even.

Pros: Clear details with drawings and figures

Cons: None

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Written By wayne r., Winthrop WA on Friday, December 26, 2014

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Love the service

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Written By Brad, Strum, WI on Sunday, November 30, 2014

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Invaluable. I would not have been able to do the install without it.

Pros: Very clear

Cons: none at all

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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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

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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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


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