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Metra 95-5817 Dash Kit

Fits select 1995-2010 Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, and Mazda vehicles — double-DIN radios

MFR # 95-5817

Metra 95-5817 Dash Kit

Metra 95-5817 Dash Kit

Fits select 1995-2010 Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, and Mazda vehicles — double-DIN radios

MFR # 95-5817

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Crutchfield customer from Huntertown, IN on 8/27/2020

2005 Ford Ranger

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It does hold the double din securely and does the job but the only available mounting position caused the screen to be recessed about an inch and a half into the dash. I poorly designed

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It worked perfectly.

Crutchfield customer from San Juan, PR on 8/4/2020

2010 Ford Ranger

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It worked perfectly (Ford Ranger), I have to make modifications to the dash panel by using a Dremel tool.

Pros: Good quality

Cons: Hard to install for someone inexperienced.

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Crutchfield customer from Midland, TX on 7/15/2020

2003 Ford F-350

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Helps secure deck in dash trimming is necessary on 03 f-350

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Perfect fit

Crutchfield customer from Howell, MI on 7/14/2020

2003 Ford F-350

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Very simple install looks great

Pros: Sleek and perfect fit

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metra dash kit, convert 96 Explorer to a double din size display

Crutchfield customer from Katy, TX on 7/6/2020

1996 Ford Explorer

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I am absolutely thrilled to get rid of the old aftermarket adapter that had the ugly slot in it and to get a double din size touch screen so thank you , thank you, thank you for making this. I am so much more happy with my dash than I used to be. I will say it is a good bit of work to cut the factory trim plate as needed but it is worth it. I'll give two SLIGHT (and what I consider only CONSTRUCTIVE) criticisms. 1. If they could possibly provide a plastic or paper template to mark where to trim the factory plate, it would save a lot of time. You are afraid to cut too much so you get close and keep taking a little off and try again (rinse and repeat.) 2. At least on my head unit, after installation the head unit sits further back in the console than what most people would like. This may be caused by my head unit or it may be the kit.

Pros: Getting a modern double din display is a huge improvement in appearance over my previous single din sized unit and ugly trim plate adapter. The cost is very reasonable.

Cons: It is more work than it seems like it should be and you need a dremmel or similar (which I did have.) It is probably the fault of the vehicle trim plate and stereo size but there is a lot of space there. It is hard to believe you have to do all of this to get a decent size display in a slot as big as the one available in the dash.

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Crutchfield customer from Angier, NC on 7/4/2020

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Worked like a champ.

Pros: Made the install look factory.

Cons: Need better instructions.

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Crutchfield customer from Chesapeake, VA on 7/1/2020

2004 Ford Excursion

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Works well, could be stronger plastic. Good fitment.

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Crutchfield customer from Valley Center, CA on 6/29/2020

1999 Ford F-350

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This kit is wonderful. Snapped right into my 1999 F-350 and I didn't have to remove the dash.

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Crutchfield customer from Kernersville, NC on 6/11/2020

2004 Ford Escape

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The radio in the morning on spring break that we purchased but his dash kit just does not line up right and leaves gaps

Pros: Fits on the radio

Cons: Does not align up correctly in the dash

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Crutchfield customer from Springfield, MO on 6/2/2020

2004 Ford F-350

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made the install so easy.

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Crutchfield customer from Lawrenceville, GA on 6/1/2020

2004 Ford Ranger

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This is a good product that got messed up by poor instructions. The instructions state: "Cut all obstructions from the radio opening." When the requirement is to cut the obstruction from the top and bottom leaving the sides alone. this error was fixed and I actually liked the location better that where it would have been using the original side flanges, a little closer to the front of the cavity.

Pros: Quality parts that fit well and look good.

Cons: Mean what you say or say what you mean. I expect instructions to be concise especially when I haven't done and install like this before.

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Crutchfield customer from Salem, VA on 5/25/2020

2002 Ford F-350

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made My install a breeze!

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Crutchfield customer from Dekalb, IL on 5/25/2020

2004 Ford Escape

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Not the best dash kit

Pros: It holds the radio

Cons: Not the best fit

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Crutchfield customer from Panama City, FL on 5/17/2020

2006 Ford Crown Victoria

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Holes don't line up toget more than 1 hole screwed in

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Cons: Not designed well

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Crutchfield customer from Carteret, NJ on 5/13/2020

2005 Ford Ranger

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Strong hold

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Crutchfield customer from Bussey, IA on 4/28/2020

2001 Ford F-350

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Cant beat a free install kit when you buy a radio, no complaints!

Pros: Fits great, free with purchase of radio!

Cons: None that I can find!

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Crutchfield customer from Denver, CO on 4/25/2020

2003 Ford Ranger

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Instructions could be better, and the locking clips a little larger, but this is a great solution for installing a radio in a Ford Ranger.

Pros: Pug and play, installs just like the factory system.

Cons: Short clips to hold the radio to the bezel

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I felt like a pro stereo installer!

Crutchfield customer from San Jose, CA on 4/22/2020

2006 Ford Econoline

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It's so easy when you have ALL the parts you need to install! No wasting time looking for parts AND the experts tell you what you need to install on your own unique vehicle so YOU KNOW IT IS GOING TO FIT!! I was quoted $250 to install, why, it only took 30 minuted for me with all parts at hand, going to buy new speakers with the money I saved!

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A better dash installation kit must exist!

Crutchfield customer from Leverett, MA on 4/20/2020

2007 Ford Econoline

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I've have used installation kits from Crutchfield in the past and been impressed, but I was very disappointed with this kit. This was used to "install" a double DIN unit into the dash of a Ford E-350 (and is used for other similar Fords). It requires you to cut away portions of the dash at the top and bottom of the opening which is a delicate operation. I used a rotary tool to do so and can't see how you could do it any other way without damaging the dash. The plastic pieces from the Metra kit screw into the sides of the stereo and then you snap it into the dash. The installation is not elegant; there is a small plastic strip that snaps in to fill a gap left at the bottom, but there is still a gap at the top of the hole and the large black plastic pieces of the kit on the sides look awkward- definitely not a factory-installed look! Most importantly, the kit warns that once the new stereo is installed you won't be able to remove it without dis-assembling the dash. I learned that indeed this is true, as the stereo I purchased stopped working after two hours, thus I had to remove it to return it. Disassembly of the dash to simply remove a stereo is a real pain and a pretty "old school" way to replace a car stereo. There has to be a better kit that would allow installation and removal without going through so much bother.

Pros: none

Cons: Does not look like a seamless factory installation. To remove the stereo you have to disassemble the dash!

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Crutchfield customer from Davenport, WA on 4/19/2020

2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Perfect fit on the radio, but a little light in the instructions. By trial and error, not wanting to take too much material out of the dash slot, I got a hole big enough to fit the radio in, albeit tightly. The radio snapped into place and looks like it should, but it fit so tightly I don't know how I will get it out again if I need to.

Pros: Perfect fit for my radio, lots of holes and slots to attach to just about any other radio I can imagine. Side latches to retain the radio in place when properly installed.

Cons: Could use better instructions regarding necessary clearance for installation.

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Crutchfield customer from Port Charlotte, FL on 4/13/2020

2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Installed in a 2001 F250. Definitely have to file/grind off the top and bottom lip of the sub dash opening to make the radio fit. Also take out the two screws at the top of the sub dash.

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Must be something better

Crutchfield customer from Englewood, CO on 3/16/2020

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Doesn't really work in my Ranger. You have to cut the factory lip out of the dash panel and then there is nothing with this mount to keep it from sliding into the dash or back out. I had to use screws to anchor it and it doesn't look very nice.

Pros: Better than nothing

Cons: Don't really work. Screw holes are slotted and mount slides forward when trying to tighten. Poor design. Too universal

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Simple install with kit

Crutchfield customer from Albany, OR on 3/15/2020

2002 Ford Ranger

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This made for a simple install when moving a double din unit from one vehicle to another. It looks good in the dash

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Crutchfield customer from Richmond Hill, GA on 2/17/2020

2000 Ford Econoline

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Worked as designed. Replacing the old radio with a new one required some modification of the dash. The design works but it requires some work and time to get it installed.

Pros: Works as design

Cons: The description of the making the dash opening larger could be a bit better. The illustration was not very good on the packaging.

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Crutchfield customer from Mount Holly, NC on 2/16/2020

2010 Ford F-650

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Worked perfect Easy to install

Pros: Made install easy

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Keaau, HI on 2/4/2020

2001 Ford Ranger

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Simple and well thought out. Mounts after market audio securely in your car. End result looks like factory installation.

Pros: Professional looking solid installation mount.

Cons: None.

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Crutchfield customer from Buellton, CA on 1/11/2020

2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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This could have been designed much better than it is. I have had fit problems with other Metra product's before but the way this one works is poor. One problem is once the receiver is popped in, that is it. It can not be removed without removing the entire panel assembly. That is not so bad. What is bad, is that the receiver drops back into the dash too deep, making it very difficult to use the volume wheel. (See pictures.) To help deal with this problem, I velcroed a remote control to my center console and I operate volume from that.

Pros: Very good price

Cons: Not well designed

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Eric from Roswell , GA on 1/8/2020

1995 Ford Explorer

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Not much to say. It does the job!

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Quick n easy

Crutchfield customer from North Yarmouth, ME on 1/5/2020

2004 Ford Escape

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Easy to use. Self explanatory. Locks the stereo to the front, removable dash bezel so stereo comes out when you pop the front bezel off. Works really great on the early Ford Escape.

Pros: Locks in tight, perfect fit

Cons: Not enough screws. Went to hardware store.

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Crutchfield customer from Vernon, AL on 1/2/2020

2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Worked as expected

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Ford f250 challenge

Crutchfield customer from Springfield, OH on 12/28/2019

2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Was a tough install in my f250, but with the guidance Crutchfield techs, worked perfectly

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Crutchfield customer from Mission Viejo, CA on 12/9/2019

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Installed this with a Sony XAV-AX5000 in my 2005 Ford Ranger. This installation is not for the faint of heart since oyu need to trim the dash with a Dremel or similar tool. I shaved the radio dash gradually and finished with a perfect fit with the Metra Kit.

Pros: Convert Radio to 2 Din

Cons: Must trim plastic from OEM Dash

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Crutchfield customer from Seymour, TN on 12/9/2019

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No instructions came with kit. It did work but I had to modify it by cutting part of each side off.

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Works exactly as described

Crutchfield customer from Jackson, MO on 11/18/2019

2007 Ford Escape

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This worked perfectly on my 2007 Ford Escape. It was easy to install.

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looks factory

Crutchfield customer from Cedar Rapids, IA on 11/18/2019

2007 Ford Escape

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great kit that looks factory in my 07 escape, you need to make sure you can remove the dash panel without needing to unscrew items from behind the radio before final installation as once the radio is in you are not removing it without removing the entire dash panel. Not a big deal if you think ahead. Loses a star though because with all the space they cover on the sides it would have been plausible to include some release mechanism so that dash removal is not necessary for radio removal.

Pros: great looks

Cons: engineers needed to make some sort of latching mechanism to remove radio as entire dash removal seems a bit lazy

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Proceed with caution.

Crutchfield customer from Mountain Ranch, CA on 11/17/2019

2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Simple kit. But instruction isn't clear on what to cut for install. It didn't take too much to figure it out so I still thought it was a great kit.

Pros: Cleans up install very well. Giving the radio a finished edge.

Cons: Poor install instructions.

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Crutchfield customer from Moyock, NC on 11/13/2019

2004 Ford Econoline

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Exactly what I needed to put a double din in a Ford E series Van!

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Crutchfield customer from Steens, MS on 10/30/2019

2002 Ford Ranger

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Worked perfectly for my 2002 Ford Ranger. I used it on a double DIN Kenwood!

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Crutchfield customer from Great Falls, MT on 10/28/2019

2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Fits great. Trimming of dash required. Instructions state that the receiver must come out with dash if take it apart in the future

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Crutchfield customer from Unionville, VA on 10/15/2019

2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Work perfect always shoise you products the always work nice instruction thanks Cruthfield

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Crutchfield customer from Farmington, UT on 10/6/2019

2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Fits perfect in a 2000 Ford super duty. I was a little apprehensive about having to trim part of the dash, but it was a piece of cake. Works perfect.

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Crutchfield customer from Cedar Park, TX on 9/26/2019

2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Perfect fit

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Easy installation

Crutchfield customer from Rochester, MI on 9/16/2019

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I used this kit to install a new system in my 2011 Crown Victoria. It fit perfectly and positioned the head unit correctly. Easy to use.

Pros: Fit new unit perfectly Secures head unit in-dash, no rattles or squeaks.

Cons: No screws to attach to head unit

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No complaints here!

Crutchfield customer from Lake City, MN on 9/15/2019

2003 Ford F-350

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In place of the sleeve which came with my unit - this made it a breeze to install!

Pros: Ease of use.

Cons: The screws included with my stereo are difficult to use at best.

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Crutchfield customer from Courtland, VA on 9/8/2019

2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Dash kit required extensive trimming and cutting of the kit itself to fit factory dash, even after following installation instructions for trimming dash opening.

Pros: Works with modifications.

Cons: Not nearly a direct fit for 2002 Ford F250 dash.

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Must have parts

Crutchfield customer from Oceanside, CA on 9/3/2019

2011 Ford Ranger

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These parts finished off the installation for a professional look.

Pros: Look great.

Cons: None

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Guest from Nellysford, VA on 8/18/2019

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It does a reasonably good job of adapting the radio to fit the enclosure. One fix is needed, the plastic sides where the multi-fit holes are located is too soft. When tightening the screws to a secure level the plastic holes deform. This can yield an angled fit on the radio. The trim "bar" works great to finish off the opening. For the Sony radio with a volume knob the curved sides are very close to the volume knob, making it a bit difficult to grab what is a small knob.

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Cons: Making the side plates from metal would be an improvement.

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A Little Confusing

Crutchfield customer from Palm Bay, FL on 8/15/2019

2008 Ford Econoline

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Finishes the dash off great. Looks like a factory install. Instructions could have been a bit better. Took me a while to realize that the bezel that came on the new receiver needed to be removed in order for the rails to seat properly against the unit. Once I got over that hurdle the install went much smoother.

Pros: Great fit

Cons: Unclear instructions

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Very good and solid, but needs the right size hole.

Crutchfield customer from Cypress, TX on 8/5/2019

1998 Ford Ranger

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I was a little hesitant to think this would give me a really solid mounting, but it fit into the dash very solidly. I did have to cut my '98 Ford Ranger dash hole a little, and since I could cut it precisely that helped a lot. If you have a good hole, it will fit solidly. I give one star off for not having countersunk screws. The pan head screws were a pain to fit as we slid the unit into the dash. It barely cleared, and since the holes in the plastic were designed for countersunk screws, it would have been much better to have them. Maybe the screws were from the stereo instead of this kit. not sure.

Pros: Solid if the hole is cut right

Cons: Pan head screws (maybe this was the stereo's fault) didn't fit as well as countersunk screws would have

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Crutchfield customer from Oroville, WA on 7/30/2019

2001 Ford F-350

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Works well

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Crutchfield customer from Lancaster, CA on 7/23/2019

2001 Mazda B Series

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Product worked flawlessly once I got the dash modified properly.

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Crutchfield customer from Arroyo Grande, CA on 7/21/2019

2000 Ford F-350

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It's not the right fit for a 2000 F350 crew cab. To wide so the unit wouldn't slide in all the way with it on. I will have to modify the thickness on each side to see if that will even work.

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Good fit!

Crutchfield customer from Rathdrum, ID on 7/18/2019

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Used this to put a Kenwood stereo in a '99 Super Duty and I was a little dubious of how this was going to look but it looks like it came with the truck! Very happy with the look.

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Wrong kit

Crutchfield customer from Spokane, WA on 7/6/2019

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Dash kit sent will not work period, made my own.

Pros: None

Cons: Wrong kit

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Not A Good Fit

Crutchfield customer from Rosamond, CA on 6/27/2019

2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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this kit dosent fit a 2003 f250 i had to modify it a lot to make part of it to work, not recommended

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Good solution to a problem.

Crutchfield customer from El Cajon, CA on 6/26/2019

2007 Ford Escape

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These were a bit confusing, but some trial and error got them to work. Overall very pleased with the results.

Pros: Good fit and finish.

Cons: Directions are not very clear.

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Crutchfield customer from Anderson, SC on 6/20/2019

2003 Ford Ranger

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Ok fit to openings to 2003 Ford Ranger Edge trim.

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Crutchfield customer from Marengo, IL on 6/7/2019

2007 Ford Crown Victoria

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Bottom piece doesn't fit, side brackets work okay.

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Love the kit!

Crutchfield customer from Swiftwater, PA on 5/19/2019

2003 Ford Ranger

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This is the second kit I bought over the years. It is simple to install and ot gives a great appearance! It's a great price, great fit and it give a double din unit a great appearance.

Pros: Easy installation, gives a professional install look as if it is a part of the radio bezel, great price if bought by itself, even better when its included with a stereo purchase!

Cons: No cons about this kit

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Crutchfield customer from Indian Head, MD on 5/6/2019

1999 Ford Econoline

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Product works as advertised

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Crutchfield customer from Hopewell Jct, NY on 4/11/2019

2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Fits perfectly, easy to install

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Crutchfield customer from Lexington, NC on 4/8/2019

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Worked great to install the JVC touchscreen unit on my 2001 Ford Explorer

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Crutchfield customer from Harrisburg, PA on 3/31/2019

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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I installed my radio with ease giving the instructions a once over that where included with my purchase along with the necessary tools thanks to crutchfield I would purchase from them again

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Crutchfield customer from Kapaa, HI on 3/20/2019

2001 Ford Explorer Sport

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Instructions could've been more descriptive. Figured it out.

Pros: Tight fit

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Bloomfield, KY on 3/20/2019

2004 Ford Excursion

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Very basic but it works the only issue is you cannot take it out once it's in the dash because Ford Excursion/f250 dash was not built for a true double din.

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Crutchfield customer from San Jose, CA on 3/19/2019

2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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2003 Ford F-250 Crew Cab 4x4. The kit was easy to install but in the installation instructions there is a warning that once it is installed and it cannot be removed without removal of the dashboard. Strangely my unit is installed in the dash as far as it will go but it has not locked in place I can still remove it.

Pros: Fairly flimsy plastic

Cons: Did not lock into my dash

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Simple

Jeff from Cleveland, MO on 3/17/2019

2007 Ford Econoline

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Product does what it needs to do, but I don't like the fact that it inserts the radio about 3/4 of an inch.

Pros: Ease of installation

Cons: Don't like the radio inset, that it produced.

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couldn't be easier

mitchell l from Lebanon, OH on 3/12/2019

2011 Ford Ranger

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it was exactly what I expected it was a perfect fit and easy to install

Pros: easy installation

Cons: Not very easy to remove

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Clean install appearance.

James from New Tripoli, PA on 3/7/2019

2002 Ford Ranger

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Fit well, holds the receiver securely, clean appearance when installed. The single downside, for my Ford Ranger application was not having an easy release mechanism. I had forgot to connect the microphone to the receiver and had to remove lower dash trim pieces to get behind the receiver.

Pros: Very easy to install. Clean fit. Nice trim appearance.

Cons: Needs a way to release the installed receiver.

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Dan from Neah Bay, WA on 3/3/2019

2003 Ford Econoline

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When I received this kit I was unsure of how it would look in the dash. I couldn't see how it would possibly look good. It was extremely easy to install. The two flat pieces attach to the side of the receiver with screws, and then the entire stereo is fit into the dash opening. It clicked into place and fits well and is completely sturdy! It looks great, and is bulletproof!

Pros: Price Ease of use Appearance Function

Cons: Better instructions, and show a picture of what this looks like installed!

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Charles from Post Falls, ID on 2/27/2019

2007 Ford Escape

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Fits perfectly and gives the install a professional look. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because the kit is made in such a way that the stereo can't be easily removed once it clicks into place. I feel like the manufacturer could have come up with some way to make the stereo removable. Tip: For cutting away the extra plastic material around the factory dash opening, I used an oscillating multi-tool rather than a rotary Dremel. I found the tool at Walmart for only $18 and was able to get the cuts made in just a few minutes.

Pros: Perfect fit, looks professional

Cons: Once the stereo is installed, it can't be removed without taking apart the entire dash.

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It works

justincrediable from Corpus Christi, TX on 2/25/2019

1998 Ford Explorer

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It worked

Pros: yep way pro

Cons: nope no cons

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Crutchfield customer from Foley, AL on 2/25/2019

2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Fit my 2003 Ford F-250 XLT perfectly!

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Clint from Centerville, TN on 2/19/2019

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Great product. Easy to install. This kit actually "snaps" into the dash panel locking the radio in. Looks like factory if done right.

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Provides a great finish for a double DIN install, highly recommended

Mark from Howard, KS on 1/24/2019

2000 Ford Excursion

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Have used one before on my F-350 and really liked the outcome as that stereo used buttons for controls. For this install the only downside at all was the stereo uses a volume knob, which sits extremely close to the curved part of the plastic on the left. Can still roll the volume knob from the top, bottom, and right side but cannot grasp the knob with thumb and fingers like one would normally do. Minor inconvenience that doesn't really take away from the clean install this provides. If I had any complaints about the kit at all it would be that the plastic deforms easily when tightening the screws into the stereo. It is still sturdy but if there were a way to add a little robustness to the screw holes that would make the kit 100%. Contrary to what is stated, you can actually put your factory radio back in after modifying your dash but you will be able to see the gaps above and below the unit if you look for them. Someone had previously modified the dash in my Excursion and I didn't notice until I removed the factory radio.

Pros: Looks great installed Very easy to attach to stereo and slide into dash

Cons: Could be a little more robust around screw holes Stereos with a volume knob could find slight interference with the curved part of the plastic Dash modification is required but simple tools like an aggressive file can easily open up the dash

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Crutchfield customer from Anchorage , AK on 1/16/2019

2002 Ford Excursion

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Just right fit. Good supplemental instructions from Crutchfield!

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Crutchfield customer from Towson, MD on 1/9/2019

2002 Ford Escape

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Crutchfield directions state you need to trim the mount point on the dashboard. This is a gross understatement - and part of an overall set of vague instructions without any pictures (they provide generic, non-descriptive cartoons). We needed to grind away from top and bottom to make a complete rectangular opening without the extra plastic that comes with the original 2002 ford escape radio. We got it half in and then it got stuck. Tech support was useless and said I'd need to take apart the entire front dashboard. It was an infuriating phone call. I eventually got the front media panel off and strong-armed the radio affixed to this back out of the dash. I then ground away the rest of the plastic from the opening (not trim or file - I needed a grinding point to do the job) and it went in. The final install looks horrible and they only give 1 decorative strip. I will have to contact Crutchfield to get another strip - one for the top and one for the bottom. I don't recommend using this harness. It took over 4 hours of personal labor to get installed and I still need to mount the decorative strips.

Pros: It eventually may hold your radio snug.

Cons: Directions and tech support were useless and extremely misleading.

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We were sorry to hear about this customer's experience with Tech Support team. We're forwarding this on to our Tech Support supervisors, so they can look into it. We strive to provide the best service, before, during, and after your purchase, and it looks like we missed the mark this time. We hope they give us another chance to prove we're the best in the business.

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Crutchfield customer from Spicewood, TX on 1/2/2019

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Looks like it came from the factory

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Crutchfield customer from Harker Heights, TX on 12/30/2018

2005 Ford Escape

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Worked perfect

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Ok but could be better

John from La Crosse, WI on 12/16/2018

2009 Ford Ranger

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A bit on the crude side.

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: Not enough adjustment

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Crutchfield customer from Cleveland, TN on 12/10/2018

1999 Ford Econoline

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works great, fit how it was supposed to

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Crutchfield customer from Zillah, WA on 12/9/2018

2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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First well and makes the installation look almost factory.

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Perfect fit, easy install

Crutchfield customer from Atlanta, GA on 11/28/2018

2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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I've used a few Metra kits before and this was by far the simplest to install. Less pieces and modification for it to work. Took a little bit of cutting but fit great the first time. Its recessed the right amount, and not sticking out like some others.

Pros: Perfect fit, snapped in really easily. Looks awesome, better than stock.

Cons: Cutting was tedious, but not all that bad

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Awesome

David from Willard, MO on 10/15/2018

2005 Ford Ranger

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Made the install easy

Pros: Easy install

Cons: none

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Perfect fit

Daniel from Tucson, AZ on 10/13/2018

1999 Ford F-350

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Fit perfect in my 99 f350.

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Crutchfield customer from Moro, IL on 10/11/2018

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Product was as described. Good fit.

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Perfect fit for 97 Ford Explorer Limited

Donnie from Fishers Island, NY on 10/11/2018

1997 Ford Explorer

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Perfect Fit after with a little trimming for the factory Bezel.

Pros: Clean Install!

Cons: None

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David from Union, WA on 10/10/2018

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Does exactly what it is supposed to do. Slight bit of trimming in a 2009 Ford E-350

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Crutchfield customer from Denver, CO on 7/26/2018

2002 Ford Escape

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Fit perfect

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Crutchfield customer from Lake Worth, FL on 7/26/2018

2001 Mazda B Series

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Required modification of the Ford Ranger to get this to fit. Inserts broke when screws tightened sufficiently to clear the sides of the Housing

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Crutchfield customer from Henrico, VA on 7/11/2018

2002 Ford Excursion

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Works pretty good, easy to install and looks good.

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garbage kit.

richard from Parsippany, NJ on 7/2/2018

2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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it's a shame you can't give this kit negative stars. The best thing I can say about it is that it was free with the purchase of the stereo. Let's talk about everything that sucks about this "kit". First of all, it's not a kit, it's two cheap pieces of plastic that you screw to the sides of the stereo. The plastic is so cheap, that you can't actually run the screws in without wrecking the plastic. And if you do get it to screw in, the physical act of pushing the assembled kit into the (modified) dash will rip the screws through the plastic, anyway, and leave you with a odd-fitting stereo. After bouts of frustration, anger, and compound profanity laced diatribes that questions the exact species and procreation method attributable to the person who 'designed' this kit, I finally was able to work a solution using double sided tape between the bracket faces and the stereo chassis. bonus points: the mostly useless instructions tell you that this is a one-time permanent install. Or in other words, once the stereo is in, you need to take the whole dash apart to get it back out. Don't worry though, the instructions are reliably incorrect everywhere else as well as here an you can actually get it back out by pulling the bottom of the dash apart and pushing from behind with the help of a screwdriver in front. double word score: If you use this kit with the Sony XAV-AX100, it interferes with the volume knob function and for no apparent good reason. this is a stupi

Pros: it's free

Cons: literally everything else

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Crutchfield customer from Cantonment, FL on 7/1/2018

2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Didn't like the idea of having the radio lock into place and can't get it out without removing the dash. I ground down the locking lugs so the radio is friction fit. but I can still get it out. Wish it had a filler strip for the top just like the bottom.

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Crutchfield customer from Ravenswood, WV on 6/28/2018

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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I did not use this kit, as I was very careful when I cut the additional material from my dash to remove only enough to allow my radio to snugly fit. I have a 1999 F250 and the instructions which come with this kit advise that if you chose to use this, you will need to remove the dash to access your radio... I thus came to the conclusion - this kit makes the radio impossible to remove. My experience with Murphy's Law is that Murphy is an optimist, so I knew as soon as I locked my new stereo in my dash, I would for some reason need to remove it. Without this kit my installation looks good (not great). I the installer know that it could be better, but I doubt that anyone else will ever notice.

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Crutchfield customer from Graham, NC on 6/25/2018

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What a awesome place and people they know their job as well as their products ????????????

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Crutchfield customer from Prescott, AZ on 6/7/2018

2007 Ford Ranger

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Works great. Some mods for my install .. Fits tight looks factory ..

Pros: Good fit ..easy install..

Cons: Lacks detailed instructions

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Crutchfield customer from Gunnison, CO on 5/15/2018

2004 Ford Econoline

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The dash kit worked as it should, simplifying installation of the new unit in my old vehicle. My dash required minor modifications. I modified the kit to make the receiver removable for service without having to destroy the dash.

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Looks great after install

Rick from Reno, NV on 5/9/2018

2004 Ford F-350

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Made install a snap after doing a little modification to dash panel, after the mods and attaching to the radio it snapped right in and looked like a factory install.

Pros: Easy to assemble and install. Looks like a Factory install after I did the required Modifications for my truck.

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Crutchfield customer from Gainesville, FL on 4/29/2018

1999 Ford Ranger

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Dash kit works perfectly. Instructions are great. They have this down to a science.

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Crutchfield customer from Trussville, AL on 4/16/2018

2017 Nissan Maxima

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I've never used an install kit that once you snap it in you have to remove the dash to get the radio out. I guess it was the only way with my f250. I'm waiting until I'm sure I have all of the accessories I want hooked to my head unit until I give it the final "snap" into place.

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James from Fort Morgan, CO on 4/11/2018

2003 Ford F-350

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Not the best fit for my truck. Had to modify the front sides to thick to fit my opening in the dash.

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Crutchfield customer from Tremonton, UT on 4/2/2018

2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Helped to install my Kenwood double din receiver in my 2003 F250. Instructions could be more clear but I figured it out.

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Perfect fit

Harold from Kingston, IL on 3/15/2018

1999 Ford Explorer

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Excellent,perfect fit!!

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Dan from Salinas, CA on 3/3/2018

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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I was kind of worried when I realized I needed to trim the dash on my 2004 F250 to install this, it wasn't anywhere near as hard as I thought it would be. The kit installed easily and feels very secure once installed

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Crutchfield customer from Grant Park, IL on 2/23/2018

2004 Ford Ranger

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Fit just right after described dash modification. BUT, don't install on the radio then try to snap in place. On my Ranger I had to remove the dash trim plate, modify as described in Crutchfield instructions. Slide the radio in then sandwich the filler in place using 3 hands. Screwed in place. Fit well just had to understand teh right procedure. Filler hold teh radio well and match the dash trim plate.

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it works

Crutchfield customer from Coalgate, OK on 2/22/2018

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Although this worked well the mounting instructions are not very clear, took me a while to figure it out. really don't like the idea that once it's installed in the dash you will have to take the whole dash out if you need the stereo back out.

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Nice fit

Dave from Northlake, IL on 1/24/2018

2004 Mercury Grand Marquis

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install kit worked perfectly

Pros: easy install

Cons: none

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Patrick from Tampa, FL on 1/21/2018

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Nice fit!

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Jim from Canal Winchester, OH on 1/18/2018

2006 Ford Crown Victoria

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Easy enough to work with, and pretty essential for certain applications. With that said, for best results, you're going to want to know your way around the inside of the dash and some tools for cutting, drilling, or otherwise modifying the kit to fit certain applications. not a knock on these brackets, but at the price and considering the not infrequent need for further modifications, it'd be nice to have a metal bracket.

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Edgar tito from Lajas, PR on 1/9/2018

2000 Ford Ranger

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Make installation more easy

Pros: Fit perfect

Cons: Not

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Christian from Cherry Hill, NJ on 12/30/2017

2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Unlike other products this is awesome it just slides in easy no modifications needed

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Crutchfield customer from Warrenville, IL on 12/29/2017

2001 Ford Ranger

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Worked as it should. Did what it was supposed to. It required a little bit of fiddling but it works well.

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Crutchfield customer from New Gloucester, ME on 12/28/2017

2001 Ford Econoline

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Works great

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Crutchfield customer from Riverside, CA on 12/18/2017

2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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good clean fit in the dash. Makes it look stock, just make sure to follow directions when installing to not mount the pieces backwards.

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Vern from Marietta, PA on 12/8/2017

2001 Ford Ranger

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Made radio look like it was an original from factory. Great fit.

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Great Products, Prices, & Service

Terry from Lake Charles, LA on 11/13/2017

2007 Ford Crown Victoria

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You can't beat their prices. Delivery is great for the price. They make the job go smooth. Even as simple as this product appears to be to install, Crutchfield provided incredibly detailed installation documents to ensure there were no problems. They really went the extra mile to be sure my questions were answered before I could even ask. Thanks guys!

Pros: Everything about how Crutchfield operates spells customer support

Cons: Not a single thing

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Crutchfield customer from Cartersville, GA on 11/11/2017

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Just what I needed to enjoy my new Pioneer radio. Thanks Crutchfield.

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Looks good, needs some tweeking.

Bob from UT on 11/6/2017

2002 Ford Ranger

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Makes for a secure install.

Pros: Looks good solid install

Cons: Too tight. Face plate rubs every time stereo powers up.

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Thomas B from Spokane, WA on 11/6/2017

2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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worked like a charm...

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ryan from Palm Bay, FL on 10/26/2017

2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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Well it's plastic.... It does what it's supposed to. I could not adjust the head with a slight gap on the bottom.

Pros: Does what it is supposed to do.

Cons: Plastic

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Easy simple needs a good plan of attack

Aaron from OH on 10/6/2017

2006 Ford Escape

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Ok I see tons of guys stumped over this product. You need to drill additional holes to set depth correct. As well as trimming off the "ears" that stick out. Its easily removed once installed by simply removing instrument bezel and pulling out head unit. Anyone who's ever done any significant installing should be able to work this kit no problem. 2006 escape

Pros: Cheap and only type available

Cons: Heavy modification

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Josh from York, PA on 9/24/2017

2000 Ford Excursion

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I was given this product when I purchased my Kenwood DDX374BT. This product was complete trash. Not only did it I have to modify this kit for it to fit (I had to remove about 1/16" worth of material from both side pieces), the piece they give you to go below the unit to cover the gap would not fit under due to the stock radio support... I had to put it on top where it also did not span from corner to corner leaving an unfinished gap on either side. Lastly, after mounting side brackets as far forward on the radio as i could, it still sticks out enough to where you can see the side of the radio. I am completely dissatisfied with this product and will be searching for another choice.

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Cons: Junk design, does not fit 2000 Ford Excursion Limited without modification to side pieces, does not make for a clean install.

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Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Josh to help him further. We'll either help him get the kit installed correctly, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

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Dave from Milford, DE on 9/10/2017

2007 Ford Ranger

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Won't work without modification to dash.

Pros: Great idea.

Cons: Works, hope you don't have to take the radio out

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Crutchfield customer from Jessup, MD on 9/1/2017

2000 Ford Econoline

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This dash kit had a lot of slotted holes that didn't quite line up to my new radio. Also, because there was very little plastic material between holes, it made for what I'll call a fragile installation at best. I realize that it's difficult to design a product like this to fit a wide variety of radios but this one fell way short of the mark in my book.

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paul from Bismarck, ND on 8/25/2017

1996 Mazda B2300

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This product worked great and looks really good installed

Pros: Cheap but looks great

Cons: You have to cut the dash for it to fit

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Easy Install

Mark from Temecula, CA on 8/14/2017

2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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The kit made installation on my 03' F-250 simple, however now the volume knob on the Kenwood DDX393 is recessed about a half inch which makes adjusting the volume cumbersome.

Pros: Simple snap into place

Cons: Volume knob is recessed about a half inch.

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Crutchfield customer from Illinois on 8/13/2017

1999 Ford Ranger

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Simple to install!

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Dennis from Asheville, NC on 7/27/2017

1995 Land Rover Range Rover

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Fits nice and easy, just a quick trim of the lower lip on the opening, but it sets the radio about a centimeter back into the dash, makes accessing buttons just a bit difficult.

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Excellent setup

John from Charleston, WV on 7/26/2017

2002 Ford Ranger

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Perfect!

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William from Neeses, SC on 6/21/2017

1996 Ford Ranger

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This install kit worked really well. I had not problem at all using this product.

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04 Ford F-250

Crutchfield customer from Hamel,il on 6/7/2017

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Works as good as it can wish it had a top trim piece

Pros: Locks it in tight

Cons: Won't easily come back out

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James Ochard from Silver Springs, NV on 6/7/2017

1999 Ford Econoline

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I had to modify the brackets by thinning them down on the surface that went against the radio unit. I was not able to get the unit to snap in place so had to secure the unit with surface fasteners.

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Meh

Crutchfield customer from Carlsbad, CA on 5/29/2017

2006 Ford Ranger

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Nice option but still a bit wonky. It was tough to fit and still think one side has not seated properly

Pros: Free

Cons: Plastic

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Dash kit Ford 2004 Escape

Kevin from Imperial, MO on 5/24/2017

2004 Ford Escape

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Nice kit

Pros: It was included free

Cons: They don't tell you that there will be a gap in the top and bottom of the unit when installed in this vehicle...

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Metra 95-5817 Dash Kit

Crutchfield customer from Porterville, CA on 5/23/2017

2003 Ford F-150

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Awesome just hope I don't have to remove the dash to repair anything

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Dennis from Saline, MI on 5/21/2017

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ok made job easy but need to address US cars not only Japanese vehicles

Pros: filled in the open space

Cons: removed the plastic clips on both sides that would make removal of radio a major job so I suggest the manufacturer re-design with easy remove tabs

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worked, but

Felipe from Irvine, CA on 4/14/2017

2002 Mazda B Series

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Did the job, but I really had to force the unit into the dash even after I took it out and filed down the side edges.

Pros: Worked but took some work

Cons: Not my first choice.

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Crutchfield customer from Burnsville,NC on 3/29/2017

2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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Lokks great, easy to install, secure

Pros: great

Cons: none

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Looks Factory perfect

Gary from Florida on 3/13/2017

2005 Ford Escape Hybrid

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Looks great installed. Crappy instructions. For my installation in Ford Escape it required removing the trim ring- something not mentioned or noted in the instructions. When done, however, looked perfect.

Pros: Works perfectly

Cons: Can't remove radio once installed (without dissembling the dash facing.

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Crutchfield customer from Plano, TX on 3/7/2017

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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DIN2 opening needed a small trim on top/bottom as instructions said then snap, the new Pioneer unit is in and secure.

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Crutchfield customer from North Myrtle Beach, SC on 1/5/2017

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Metra dash kits are the only way to go. Works great every time.

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Blaupunkt 640 install in F350

Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 12/21/2016

1999 Ford F-350

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Needs to have top trim piece too especially since you have to cut the dash opening both top and bottom. Hole pattern even though lots of slots only lined up well on 2 holes had to drill additional holes to get more screws in. Final fit was good except for no top trim piece.

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Ranger adapter

Dave from Maui Hawaii on 11/30/2016

2001 Ford Ranger

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Works perfectly

Pros: Looks sharp and easy to install

Cons: None really

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Plug & Play

Patrick from Illinois on 11/22/2016

2001 Ford Excursion

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Works like a champ!

Pros: easy install comes with all of the hardware

Cons: requires dash removal to remove requires permanent cutting of the dash.

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Good look and good sound.....

PEDRO from Chicago, IL on 11/13/2016

2004 Ford Econoline

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Great receiver for the price....... Arrived quickly and with the install kit that came with the unit for free. I put it in the same day... Took about two hours....Installed in a 2004 Ford E-250....

Pros: Easy to install with kit which was included for free..

Cons: none

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A-A-Ron from Greencastle, PA on 9/19/2016

1999 Ford Ranger

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Worked fine for my install, but I wish there were more depth options. My stereo is inset quite a bit - I'd prefer it to be closer to flush with the stock radio bezel. There is no option here, as long as you want a secure install. That being said, it fits cleanly in the bezel and looks fine. No problems getting it installed, aside from the meticulous cutting of the Ford bezel (Dremel multi-max with the wood/drywall blade actually worked AWESOME for this), but that's got nothing to do with this kit.

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Crutchfield customer from Dublin, CA on 9/15/2016

2001 Ford F-350

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works well. quick install

Pros: quick, not drilling into the dash

Cons: shrinks the width so the volume know is a little harder to grab.

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exact fit

Crutchfield customer from Charleston, WV on 9/12/2016

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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easy to use

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Audie M from Houma, LA on 9/11/2016

2004 Ford F-350

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good to go

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Tight fit

Maty from West Texas on 9/8/2016

2002 Ford Excursion

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Fits into the dash tightly and radio is secure.

Pros: Easily attaches to radio

Cons: Dash has to be trimmed prior to installation

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Crutchfield customer from Norman, OK on 8/11/2016

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Fit my receiver and is good quality.

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UGH

Jason from Ft Worth, TX on 7/9/2016

2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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To start off this is a three piece kit. That's it. The instructions are of no use. Totally unusable. There is not a precise way to insure depth positioning. I use my factory radio as a guide and took many measurements. Then inserted the radio in to the cavity. And prayed. Because once installed you can not get the radio back out without dash removal. The reason I gave it three stars instead of 1 is because it looked good installed and the depth was perfect.

Pros: -Do not have to remove dash to install -Free

Cons: -Instructions (had to call tec support) -No depth guide

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Easy peasy, looks oe

John from NJ - New Jersey on 7/4/2016

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Looks like a factory install

Pros: Follow directions and reuse rear bracket from oe radio, works like a charm!

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Unremovable Dash kit.

DanG from Houston, TX on 6/13/2016

2001 Ford Escape

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2001 Ford Escape. removed the factory double DIN radio,installed a Kenwood double DIN receiver. The dash kit worked fine although I have yet to fully snap the receiver into the dash. This is because of the big warnings about not being able to remove the unit once snapped into the dash. It also will slightly recess the reveiver from the dash front. Both of these things an issue with me. Very difficult to believe it can't be mounted better. Everything seems to fit well and it appears to hold the receiver securely.

Pros: holds securely

Cons: not removable once snapped into place recessed the receiver a little bit.

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Inadequate...

Mark from Palmdale, CA on 5/26/2016

2005 Ford Escape

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I suppose with just the right head unit this would be a nifty little product. As others have noted, it sets the face of the head unit way too far back and in my case renders the volume knob almost useless. The plastic is very soft and is easily distorted when inserting screws. I dared not utilize it after all the short comings became obvious. I opted for a different mount, which I am not thrilled with, but it's head and shoulders above this item.

Pros: Simple in design, might work well with the right head unit.

Cons: Does not work well with Blaupunkt Cape Town 940. Need to remove step and make it a flush mount on the sides. Step really reduces it's usefulness. Hardly any slots line up on center top to bottom. Glad it was free...

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poor design

brian from mck , PA on 5/23/2016

2003 Ford Econoline

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If installed per instruction , good luck removing . I had to cut decorative ends off so unit can set in flush with dash Had to create side trim pieces from units trim

Pros: Free with purchase

Cons: Makes unit recessed in dash Unit cant be removed easily

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Needed for Install

Barry K from Valrico, FL on 5/14/2016

1996 Ford Ranger

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Needed for Install

Pros: worked

Cons: none

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don't buy if you can help it

Big Al O from Keller, TX on 5/11/2016

2004 Ford Escape

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When I received this it looked super cheap and it did not have a depth adjustment. It came free with the stereo, but I ended up buying the American International kit which allowed me to adjust the depth perfectly and the trim piece completely surrounds the head unit, which looks nicer than the Metra kit.

Pros: free

Cons: no depth adjustment feels really cheap only one trim piece to put below or on top of face

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Not a fan - don't use if your unit has a volume knob

BK from Chico, CA on 5/2/2016

2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Build quality of plastic is decent but installation in an early super duty doesn't look that great in my opinion. This kit sets the radio way back in the dash to the point that you can't really use the volume knob. I ended up going to a local retail store and getting a different Metra kit for an 01 F-150. A little work with the rotary tool and it came out very nice. I almost scrapped the whole aftermarket stereo idea due to how terrible it looked. A buddy of mine has the same truck and dash kit. He is going to change his with the 01 F-150 style now that he's seen mine.

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Rick0308 from Salem, VA on 4/23/2016

2004 Ford Econoline

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Easy too install and works perfect in the dash.

Pros: Included in the cost of the receiver. Easy too use.

Cons: none

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William from Orlando, FL on 4/15/2016

2003 Ford F-350

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This is a functional dash adapter that received the radio and fit in the dash. It does however set the radio screen back almost 3/4" inside the dash.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Sets radio back too far

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Great

Corbin from Victoria, TX on 4/6/2016

2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Great.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Not o well easy to know which screws( they supply you two types) to use and where to put them. If using a Toyota or Nissan it does tell you, but not a ford. So i winged it.

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Mike from Florida on 4/6/2016

2001 Ford Escape

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Was unable to use dash kit as shown due to it recessing the head unit below face of dash. This caused interference/access issues with the volume knob. I ended up "modifying" (light grinding) and was able make it work.

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Devin C from Yakima .Wa on 3/14/2016

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Was simple to install looks nice great product

Pros: No problems simple to install great quality

Cons: 0

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will from cordele, GA on 3/11/2016

2000 Ford F-350

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Common sense required alongside instructions

Pros: tight fit

Cons: vague instructions about how the side pieces fit up

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2001 f350 dash install kit

Mark from princeton, TX on 3/2/2016

2001 Ford F-350

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Worked perfectly. Read instructions carefully because you have to modify the dash for a double din unit. Very easy install and looks good too!

Pros: Easy to install, looks great, easy to follow instructions

Cons: None

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Muy bueno, a tiempo, pero una recomendación

Victor from Alexandria, VA on 2/29/2016

2004 Ford Escape

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Me fue muy bien con el producto, luego a tiempo y en perfectas condiciones, la única recomendación que tengo es que deberían enviar los tornillos de adaptación al radio, porque me toco salir a buscarlos cuando estaba instalando el radio. The product is working very well for me. It arrived on time and in perfect condition. The only suggestion I would make is that you should send the radio adapter screws because I had to go out and find them when I was installing the radio.

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2005 ford escape dash install

Steve from napa, CA on 2/16/2016

2005 Ford Escape

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The directions are a joke. Once I figured out which way the brackets need to go, with help from a Crutchfield Tech, I began attaching it to my Jensen VX7020. There are several mounting holes. The directions say to use 4 screws on each side. There is no configuration where 4 screws can be used. It is soft plastic so you can't screw them in very far to hold your unit in place. Once I managed to get 3 screws on each side, only 2 actually lined up with holes, the third was an angle fit, I tried to push it in. The unit will not go all the way in and snap into place. the way I have the side brackets they are somewhat flush with the receiver so that I can access the control knob and usb port. After reading some other reviews apparently the brackets are supposed to protrude farther out then the receiver face. That would probably give them the flexibility they need slide in and snap in place. However I then would not be able to access the control knob on the left easily and opening the little usb door is difficult. Right now the receiver is almost all the way in and doesn't look bad but it is not flush with the dash. I am not happy with this kit and will have to find something else. After considerable grinding away of my dash on the top and bottom it is upsetting to find I can't use the recommended mounting kit from Crutchfield.

Pros: Free

Cons: See review

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Lake Denizen from paso robles, CA on 2/4/2016

2000 Mercury Mountaineer

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This kit made for a great installation of the JVC KW-V30BT receiver. It makes a good solid mounting with the dash and gives the installation a neat finished look.

Pros: Works perfectly with the JVC KW-V30BT receiver.

Cons: Once installed unit cannot be removed without removing dash pad first. Make sure everything is correct before pushing the last 1/2"!

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t.d. from rome, GA on 1/24/2016

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works and looks great and easy to install.

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It ultimately worked.

John d. from New Mexico on 1/11/2016

2005 Ford Escape

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Two pieces of plastic and some screws but instructions were not super clear on which way the pieces went so of course I installed them backwards but fortunately could not get it pushed into the dash. Looked at the pictures again and tried reversing them and that worked.

Pros: Only a few pieces to mess with.

Cons: Not super clear on instructions for this kit.

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Metra 95-5817 Dash Kit

David from Strafford, Missouri on 1/3/2016

2003 Ford F-350

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The dash kit worked and looks nice after the installation. However, I am disappointed that the kit mounts the radio so far into the dash. I bought a Kenwood Exelon stereo to use with this kit and it has one knob on the left hand side. It is difficult to operate the knob with the radio located so close to the side and recessed in. I wish Metra made if differently or at least made the mounting depth adjustable. This kit makes it impossible to remove the radio after installation. It is a little scary knowing that the radio cannot be removed after installation so you better make sure it works and is wired correctly before you push it into the dash the final few inches. If you are not going to hook up all the features (like the back up camera or the phone mic) you better connect wires and route to an accessible location as you can't get back to the rear of the radio without removing your dash when using this kit.

Pros: Looks nice and very secure.

Cons: Mounts the radio too deep in the dash making it difficult to turn some of the knobs. Not possible to remove after installation

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Awesome

JoshO from Texas on 1/3/2016

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Trim kit used in 04 F250. Fits well, nice taper on the trim pieces, and snaps into the dash snug and holds receiver in place. Only complaint is that there is not a filler piece for the top of the receiver. It comes with a bottom filler, but would look even cleaner with a proper install if there was a top piece as well.

Pros: Factory finish, nice look, holds secure

Cons: Would be better with top filler strip

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Required for an F250

pwhill from Ponder, TX on 1/2/2016

2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Overall the kit does exactly as advertised. The small piece that is supposed to fill the gap below the new head unit isn't well designed for the application, but if you pay attention to the work you're doing when you cut away the factory bezel plastic, you won't need this piece. It would be nice if the ABS matched the factory bezel color, but that's not a show stopper. If you're hung up on cosmetics you won't like the way any aftermarket unit looks anyway.

Pros: Simple installation Snug fit after installation

Cons: Requires removal of entire dash bezel after install, rather than providing key holes to release the locking tabs

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2004 Ford Ranger double din install

Bill P. from Arizona on 12/15/2015

2004 Ford Ranger

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3 stars. While this install kit 'fit' my 2004 Ranger and the Sony double din replacement radio, the radius at the bottom of the pieces did not precisely match the radius of the opening in the bezel and it marred the finish of the bezel when pressed into place. The damage cannot be repaired without replacement of the bezel.

Pros: It works.

Cons: Not a perfect fit in 2004 Ranger dash bezel.

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Glad they came with the Stereo

JVP from California on 10/25/2015

2001 Ford Econoline

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Thanks for adding this item to the stereo I purchased. Made the fit in my Motorhome easy.

Pros: Easy to install and fit great.

Cons: None

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Plastic That Covers Plastic

The Golden Pickle from Pennsylvania on 10/24/2015

2003 Ford Ranger

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It's plastic that dresses up your dash and helps fill out the empty holes. It's much better than the thing of plastic Jensen packaged with the headunit. To do the double-din install on a 2003 Ford Ranger you have to remove the top and bottom sections of the factory plastic trim for the headunit to fit. Then I realized I had to take out some on the left and right sides as well. I tried my best to keep it pretty, but it was looking pretty haggard. This trim kit did a nice job hiding all of that crappy cutting.

Pros: Hides the holes along the left, right and bottom sides of the headunit. Cheap plastic to match the cheap plastic interior of a 2003 Ford Ranger.

Cons: Since it was cheap, the machine screws couldn't really be tightened because of how flimsy the plastic brackets were. If you remove too much of the factory trim on the left and right sides, the dash kit won't be able to hold the headunit in place and the headunit will pull out/fall out. I had to rig up some MacGyver skills to get it back to being tight.

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ks from Illinois on 10/5/2015

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Good but not great. Instructions weren't a lot of help, but figured it out

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Crutchfield customer from Columbus, ohio on 9/29/2015

2004 Ford F-350

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Overall good product. Just wish radio would stick out a little further.

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DaveD from Illinois on 9/21/2015

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Very simple and clean,does the job without complicated.

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: Could of identified left and right pieces

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Not Much Help With My 2004 F250

Mike from Missouri on 9/21/2015

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Aside from using the sides of this installation kit to provide some filler material on the side of my radio, this kit was of no value in my 2004 F250.

Pros: Cheap.

Cons: Doesn't really help. I'm sure this was related to the vehicle, however.

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Great Look - Easy Fit

Steve from Utah on 9/17/2015

2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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After removing the plastic rim in the OEM dash, the adapter worked perfectly in my 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. New stereo slid right in

Pros: Extremely easy to use.

Cons: None

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Works

Paul from Baltimore, MD on 9/1/2015

2001 Ford F-350

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It works. That's all there is to it.

Pros: Fits and does what it is supposed to do. Can't ask for more than that.

Cons: Why does it have to be black? Why can't we have white plastic? In this day and age, I would think we could have multi-colored plastic.

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frog from Florida on 8/31/2015

2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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not sure how it comes back out, directions sucked but easy to figure out

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does the job

Over40 from Southern MS on 7/29/2015

2007 Ford Ranger

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Easy to use and does the job. Unfortunately, there is no depth adjustment and any error in your dash trimming is apparent after installation. I ended up replacing it with an AI FMK552 install kit, which gives you depth adjustment as well as a tight 360 degree surround. My head unit is now nearly flush mounted, (the Metra kit had it recessed nearly an inch) and there is no evidence of any kind of dash modification. The install looks basically stock. Sorry, Crutchfield, but the Metra kit doesn't do the job.

Pros: Quick, easy, and does the job.

Cons: No depth adjustment, and the surround does not quite hide the dash modification required. Head unit installs too far back in the opening and looks like an aftermarket installation.

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Professional fit

jdwayne from Texas on 7/19/2015

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Installation was a perfect fit. It looks like a professional installation and when it clicks into place, it's solid.

Pros: Fits perfectly and looks great

Cons: A little confusing on positioning the plates on the sides of the unit. A quick phone to tech support and the question was resolved.

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Metra 95-5817 Dash Kit

Crutchfield customer from Texas on 6/25/2015

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The directions were confusing and I accidentally trimmed too much of my dash. Neither my old or new radio would fit until I made intensive mods. After a number of hours of filing and grinding and pop riveting the install was average or poor if you were to look at it real close. This install was on a truck I really wanted to keep a long time. The instructions needs pictures included. Double check with Crutchfield for pictures.

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Easy and clean

Don G. from California on 6/23/2015

2005 Ford Excursion

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This made life so easy. Three screws on each side (which are labeled left and right) and you slide the deck into the dash and it snaps it in place. Really... it couldn't be any easier.

Pros: Easy and clean.

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Crutchfield customer from Wasola, MO on 6/22/2015

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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The radio with these attached does not seem to lock in. I thought I had the radio pushed in far enough but it seems to work it's way out again. Don't know how hard i have to push in order for it to lock. Don't like the fact that once the radio is locked in there is no removing without taking whole dash out. How do you change the fuse? Guess I'm not too worried since the radio is new and uncertain. Actually wasn't sure whether to give a two star. Appears to be no other choice for radio mounting. Wish better.

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Makes a double-DIN fit, but....

Don from Illinois on 6/21/2015

2005 Ford Escape

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Rather disappointed in the overall result in my '05 Escape. Double DIN looks to fit, but doesn't really. I dremel'd the top and bottom of the opening as instructed, but the radio would not fit, with this adapter installed, without serious modification to the sides of the opening, and to the kit itself. Holes pre-drilled did not line up with (Kenwood) holes in radio, so I had to re-drill the adapter, then grind it down as it still would not fit with the widened opening in the dash. Still, it doesn't flush-mount in the dash, and the radio sticks out a bit further than that. In hindsight, I wouldn't do a double-DIN in this car, the opening is not sufficient size.

Pros: Creates an attachment point for a car that's really not meant for this size radio.

Cons: Requires extensive...EXTENSIVE...modification to fit a Ford opening.

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matt from Pennsylvania on 6/20/2015

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very easy to use

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Crutchfield customer from houston tx on 6/14/2015

1996 Ford Explorer

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Good part

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It looks super nice, but only on the sides.

co.girl23 from Colorado on 6/11/2015

2005 Ford Escape

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I used this to install a double din stereo in my 2005 Ford Escape. The stereo fit after all the appropriate modifications, but not after I put this mounting kit on. I had to file down the sides of the opening too, thanks to this thing. It did NOT come with the bottom piece like it show in the picture. I now have gaps at the top and bottom of my stereo opening, so I guess I'm going to buy some weather stripping or something to cover them. I will say, where this kit is (on the sides) looks very nice, but I feel like it should have been an all around one, and not just the sides.

Pros: Looks nice where it is.

Cons: Doesn't cover the top or bottom. Missing bottom piece shown in pictures. Makes stereo too wide to fit in most double din openings.

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Our Tech Support team will reach out and try to help the customer. Meanwhile, we'll double-check our supply of this kit and make sure they contain all the pieces they're supposed to.

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Crutchfield customer from Indiana on 6/9/2015

2001 Ford Escape

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does a fine job, but the instructutions could be better. it is hard to mke ones for each kind of unit, but they are vague

Pros: nice look when its in.

Cons: the picture display is not really clear which ways it attack to the receiver. the holes only line up the right way, but it is not clear on the on page how that is done.

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Mounting bracket instructions

Roy from Beaumont, Texas on 6/7/2015

1998 Ford E Series

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Bracket fits nice

Pros: Good fit

Cons: Instruction not very good. Didn't tell where to make dash larger and I made opening too big. Had to improvise.

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Okay Product

CJ from Utah on 5/26/2015

2004 Ford F-350

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I used this to install a Sony XAV 68bt in a 2004 ford f350. The kit is sturdy and does hold the stereo in well. The only thing I don't like about it is that is recesses the stereo deep in the dash. Makes the stereo look like a scared turtle. Aah, danger, he's running another yellow light!

Pros: Holds stereo well

Cons: Recesses stereo deep in to dash.

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Crutchfield customer from North Carolina on 5/22/2015

1999 Ford Ranger

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Looks factory installed a avh-2700bs pioneer in 2011 ranger a little mod to the bezel and bam. Factory look nuff said.

Pros: Factory look

Cons: Old radio will not fit again

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Crutchfield customer from Madill Oklahoma on 5/5/2015

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Good, it work as it said.

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Crutchfield customer from Waterbury., CT on 3/29/2015

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Very tight fit had to customize

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Holds Stereo in place well.

Joey from Texas on 3/5/2015

2003 Ford Escape

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Was recommended by Site for my installation of Stereo/was of great help.

Pros: Stereo looks seamless.

Cons: none

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Proper fit

Paul from Iowa on 1/22/2015

2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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Delivery was on time. Product performed perfectly with nice tight fit, and looks nice.

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Dave C from Fort Mill, SC on 12/29/2014

1998 Mercury Mountaineer

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Easy to install, but the bracket tabs never did snap into place when sliding the radio into position. The radio is being held in place with friction due to a tight fit, which appears to be fine so far. I followed the instructions exactly so I'm not sure why the edges never snapped behind the side edges of the dash opening, but the fit is very tight and I doubt the radio will come out on it's own. One good thing was that I needed to pull the radio back out so I was able to remove the car's glove box and slide my hand up behind the radio and push it out. I kind of like that I can do this if I ever need to get it out again. If it snapped into place, I would need to take the entire dash apart to get it back out.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: May not fit exactly as described for your vehicle

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great radio

deborah from wall,nj on 12/27/2014

2004 Ford F-350

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Great radio comes with installation wires great deal

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essteen from Minnesota on 12/16/2014

2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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very simple to use and worked great. only issue was i wasnt sure exactly what holes to line up for the screws. i made an educated guess and got it right on the first try.

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Fits nicely

bowhunter4life from Auburn, NE on 12/5/2014

2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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Fit nicely in my 01 Sport Trac for a custom looking finish.

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Dash kit

Charlie from Kentucky on 9/20/2014

2005 Mercury Mariner

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The dash kit instillation instructions could be a little clearer on a mercury mariner

Pros: It works

Cons: Fit and finish I wish it had been flush with the dash so that I Could use the trim that came with the radio

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Another great product

toma from Aurora, In. on 9/15/2014

1997 Mercury Mountaineer

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THIS WAS EASY TO USE, VERY EASY TO INSTALL

Pros: PERFECT FIT ON A CAR THATS HARD TO FIND PERFECT FITS

Cons: NONE

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Not that easy

Crutchfield customer from Greenwood, IN on 9/15/2014

2004 Ford F-350

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Just a little to generic for my liking. Would not work with the Clarion nx404 in my 2004 super duty. Crutchfield tech was even at a loss. I had to grind down the front section's to make it slide in. Would not fit flush with the outside face of the stereo. Once I had it ground dine it fit.

Pros: It will work.

Cons: Not stereo specific. A lot of trial fitting.

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Perfect brackets!

Scarpace (Where have you seen this guy before?) from Austin, Texas on 9/12/2014

2001 Ford Excursion

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These brackets help fill the gaps on the left and right side of your 2-din radio and snap it into place. I installed these on my Ford Excursion. To get a 2-din radio to fit my dash, I had to grind away the upper and bottom plastic edges a little to make more space, as well as remove to dash screw on the top (which did not seem to weaken the dash mount at all). If you use these brackets as intended, you will not be able to pull your radio out fo the dash once it is snapped into place with these brackets. However, if you are like me, I wanted to be able to remove radio without taking anymore of the dash apart in the future. Therefore, I have modified these brackets by grinding off the snap-in prongs. Then, to hold the brackets in place, I drilled two small holes on the left bracket and right bracket to put self tapping screws through the brackets and into the dash plastic. This way, when I need to get to the back of the radio (like to add my future sub-woofer RCA plugs), I will have easy access. The screws I used are allen wrench style and are black to match the bracket color. It's a simple mod, and will save time later.

Pros: Easy install! Perfect fit if you follow instructions for minor grinding of plastic opening.

Cons: None.

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does the job, a little weak

nathan from utah on 9/3/2014

2001 Ford Ranger

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Does the job but is a little to brittle when attaching to the deck it easily cracked or deformed

Pros: Does what I needed

Cons: Brittle

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Not Suitable for Radio Purchased

GarryS from Imperial, CA on 8/26/2014

2003 Ford Escape

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I have a 2003 Ford Escape and bought a Jensen VX-7020 double DIN GPS receiver. This mounting kit is totally inappropriate for this type of product. See "Cons" below.

Pros: Crutchfield tech support steered me to a mounting kit that will work. Too bad Crutchfield doesn't carry it.

Cons: The protrusion beyond the face of the radio on this mounting kit side brackets makes access to the controls on the left difficult and access to the Micro SD card, USB port and A/V jack on the lower left face of the unit nearly impossible.

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Works but...

MDM from Central NJ on 8/25/2014

1999 Ford F-350

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This kit works well and if you take your time it installs quickly. The problem is when you want to add an addition component. This is a one way kit as it requires you remove the dash to remove the radio after install. My suggestion is to run extender wires for every possible option when installing.

Pros: Priced right, looks good and is easy to install.

Cons: No easy way to remove.

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Locked in to the Dash???

PugetSound Don from Puyallup on 8/7/2014

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This is an inexpensive way to get the receiver held in place but unfortunately it locks the receive into the opening requiring you to remove the whole dash. I did not attach the kit to the receiver with screws but slid the receiver into place, then slipped each side trim plate into place, per instructions I place the bottom trim in to place for a finished look. I have removed the receiver with minor difficulty, but no dash removal and it seems to be snug in place with just the friction between the side trim plates and the dash structure.

Pros: Makes the receiver look like it belongs there. Simple way to lock the receiver into the vehicle.

Cons: Difficult to remove if needed. Thief would probably destroy the dash and get the receiver anyway

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In-Dash Kit

colorado_df from Colorado on 7/1/2014

2004 Ford Econoline

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The dash kit is OK, not great. I used it in a 2004 E350 van with a Jensen VX7020 receiver. When fitted, the side pieces don't fit as snugly as I'd prefer- small gaps, but not too bad. There is no top trim piece. I can tell you that when you cut out the top and bottom of the dash radio hole, be VERY careful not to scuff the sides. This trim kit does not cover everything. I accidentally scuffed some areas on the right and bottom, and they didn't get covered up 100%; the radio recesses quite far into the hole. The bottom piece doesn't cover anything really. There is no trim piece for the top. For the most part, you really don't see that area, but if you bend down a little and look up, you can clearly see the sloppy cuts I made. The best tool for cutting out is probably one of those vibrating saws with the blade used for cutting door trim when installing new flooring in a house. This dash kit is also designed as a permanent install. It clicks into the dash and you can't physcially access the "clip points" to get it back out. I modified the side pieces by shaving off the click tabs and then made a metal strap that I attached to the dash frame and wrapped around to attach to the side of the receiver to hold it. The receiver with dash kit fits very snuggly into the dash hole and the strap really doesn't have to do much work to hold the receiver. With this small mod, I can now pull the receiver out. I highly recommend you remove the engine cowl to do this install.

Pros: Looks fairly clean

Cons: Can't remove once installed without a clever mod No top trim piece Doesn't snug up to dash as well as I'd like

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Got'er done........

DaveN from Wildomar, CA on 6/11/2014

2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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I'll begin with the instructions being very vague, as concurred with my tech support guy. With both side adapters installed, my Clarion NX602 was difficult to slide-in far enough for the locking tabs to work. After receiving advice to sand the tabs down to relieve some of the binding, it still didn't work. So all I did was remove one of the brackets from the unit, and with my dash panel removed, inserted the bracketed side into the ideal location, while holding the other bracket in the correct "installed" position, pivoted the radio up to the bracket and screwed it to the radio. Done.

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Cons: Instructions to vague. Locking tabs are not flexible enough to allow easy install.

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Installation Process

Customer from Phoenix, AZ on 6/10/2014

2002 Ford F-350

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This installation package lacked clear/any guidance for a good installation. The plastic side pieces have several combinations of holes that might be used. Only one set should be used for any given vehicle type. Unfortunately, to find the correct holes you weould need to install the pieces and loook at them. If you do that, you will never get it out of the dash to change the alignment. There is a warning that says as much. So you will need to guess which holes to use. Don't expect the pieces to help out either. The sides that face the inside of the radio will overhang and are not finished so they will not appear to m ake any sense whatsoever. Also, the hardware is not supplied. The screws you are to use are too short and to get a single thread on it, you will need to crush the plastic side pieces. Good luck.

Pros: Available

Cons: No clear directions and inadequate hardware.

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Great modified fit

GregS from Sterling, VA on 6/9/2014

2003 Ford Escape

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helped my new stereo fit perfectly

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mount

Matt from liberty, mo on 5/28/2014

2002 Ford F-350