Metra 95-8235 Dash Kit
2012 Toyota Tacoma
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Face plate fits great looks very close to factory install.
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Item # 120958235C | MFR # 95-8235CHG
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This Metra mounting kit lets you install a double-DIN (4" tall) aftermarket stereo in the dash opening of a 2012-up Toyota Tacoma. Please enter your vehicle information or call a Sales Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to ensure compatibility. Warranty: 60 days.
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Average Customer Review(s):
Face plate fits great looks very close to factory install.
Radio opening too big at least for my Sony xav5000 in a 2012 Tacoma.
Cons:Crutchfield response on 1/9/2019 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Brandon to help him get his receiver installed correctly. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Face plate is nicely finished and fits very well. The plastic brackets that mount the aftermarket stereo into the dash are too flimsy. I will be taking my stereo out, remove the plastic brackets, then modify the factory steel brackets to fit the aftermarket stereo and install them.
I was pleasantly surprised by this piece. The matte finish is superior to the stock glossy finish in my truck. The plastic mounting wings are not as solid as I would have liked, but they did not cause a problem in installation and function fine in the dash. The support clips are only on the top, so the climate control panel ends up supporting the bottom. This wasn't a problem, but it is different than the stock design.
Everything went together easy and everything I needed came in the box
Cheap. Keeps popping out of place.
Pros: Fits my make/model.
Cons: Cheap, doesn't stay inplace.
I Just can't get everything to line up neatly, squarely in the opening , the plastic brackets tend to twist when you tighten them to the dash makes the head unit appear crooked. Also they ship with flat head flush mount screws to attach the brackets to the head unit, the screws tend to act as a wedge in the plastic, spreads the opening (if that makes sense) making the bracket to stereo connection loosen with heat when the plastic softens. I fixed this by switching to a pan head screw.
Pros: Matches the interior trim.
Cons: See review
Perfect fit and match to my existing tacoma
Easy to Install. Takes time to adjust the head deck to make it aligned in the middle. I couldn't Install the shroud around the head deck as the gap wasn't big enough for it to fit. I am Still investigating to see if I can get the head deck shroud to fit some how.
On the service it's 5 stars on the product the overall quality was very good. The finish looks great. I had some minor issues with the fit and had to shim the radio bracket so the dials extend enough. All in all a good product
Pros: Fit and finish
It looks good, but this dash kit is the wrong size for double din stereos. Check the other reviews here and elsewhere and you'll find the same story. Never even attempted to install because I couldn't get the standard double din stereo to fit inside. Had to order another one online. Unfortunately, one of the reasons I buy from Crutchfield is to avoid this type of thing... but wasn't so fortunate this time.
Worked great no issues
Crazy easy to install and actually looks better than stock!
Pros: No pro needed. Any lump headed dope can install this!
It fits and doesn't look ugly. Sometimes the top pops out
Great product! Our friend installed our car stereo with no problem and it looks wonderful on our - with this - kit! Crutchfield is extremely helpful with questions!
Not happy with the fit in my 2015 Tacoma with Sony XAV-AX100. Specifically the radio mounts are plastic and the Sony doesn't fit the trim panel leaving about a 1/4" gap top to bottom. The radio mounts are plastic and don't attach directly to the to the trim panel leaving the radio and trim panel to be installed as separate pieces. The cheap plastic radio mounts twist while tightening the mounting bolts which in turn, moves the alignment of the stereo making it next to impossible to align the stereo with the trim panel. I had to install and re-installed about 5 times to get the best fit with an even gap top to bottom. I've seen other kits online where the radio brackets attach to the trim panel just like factory, but for some strange reason this kit doesn't do that. Also, the kit supplies 3 panel clips and the panel requires 5 clips, I had to take 2 clips off the factory panel. Just not happy with the quality and fit.
Cons: Cheap plastic radio mounts. Radio mounts not attached to trim panel
Doesnt come with all the plastic clips to mount and it didn't seat properly on the bottom part of face plate
2012 tacoma. -5 Stars for the waste of time. Completely bad fit with kenwood ddx6903s. Should have read the other taco reviews.
Cons: Non-flush fit with double din. Gaps around the face of the stereo.
Looks clean after install, had some difficulties with it; needed the retaining clips off of the original head unit to complete the job.
Pros: nice look
Cons: a little flimsy, needed retaining clips from original head unit to complete the install
Absolute horrible cheap plastic mounts. Be prepared to install, remove and repeat about 30 times to set the correct angle and depth. Then to top it off make new holes as there are none where you need them. Do yourself a favour and buy the scosche kit, well worth the extra.
Pros: It was free with radio
Cons: Doesn't fit well
The dash plate itself looks great and matches the rest of the interior but the brackets that mount to the head unit take a lot of tweaking and readjust to fit right in the vehicle. Yah dash plate also does not completely fit the head unit I got and does leave a small gap on the sides. Overall it's ok but would rather have one with a better fit that wasn't so frustrating to line up.
Plastic feels a bit cheap, but it's nice that they make it in a matte black.
Needed to be slightly modified with a file but looks great in a 2015 Tacoma
Pros: Looks stock
Cons: Required some modifications to fit the radio in the opening.
The bezel for this unit looks very nice and matches the truck very well. You have to move some of the clips over from your factory bezel because enough are not included from Metra. The real problem with this dash kit and what forced me to buy another one (Scosche brand) was the very flimsy plastic mounting brackets that don't hold the radio securely. This is a large double DIN radio kit and with a large amount of wiring hanging off the back you need a secure metal mounting bracket like the factory. With the Metra kit my screen rubbed against the bezel and prevented the screen from properly opening and closing to load a disc on my Pioneer AVH-2330NEX. After switching to the Scosche kit I had no issues. Crutchfield should really take a closer look at these kits and carry the best kit for the application. My install was in a 2014 Toyota Tacoma.
Pros: Good match to interior
Cons: Very flimsy plastic mounting brackets that cause radio to sit off center Not enough panel clips includedCrutchfield response on 11/1/2017 Once we saw this review, our Customer Support team reached out to Tony to issue a refund.
Radio mounts made of plastic and have variable size holes, so where do the screws really go? The face plate itself is larger by 1/4" total so the radio sits in the middle with gaps on the top and bottom. So much for looking good.
Cons:Crutchfield response on 9/5/2017 Eric, we're sorry you're having issues with your kit. Please just reach back out to our tech support team if you don't get the problem resolved. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase.
Cheaply made with very poor instructions. Did not fit my pioneer deck in my 2014 Tacoma. I got fed up and had to modify the opening to accommodate the radio. Looks good, but not worth the frustration.
Pros: Looks like the factory dash
Cons: Doesn't fit my Pioneer 5200Nex Worst radio setup and instruction Had to modify their dash kit to fit my radio
Terrible kit. Very cheaply made. The radio brackets are cheap plastic and it is IMPOSSIBLE to get your radio aligned correctly. The poor reviews are completely accurate. I spent a few hours over 2 days trying everything I could to get my radio lined up with this kit. I couldn't even get all four factory bolts back in because the brackets were so bad. I finally purchased a Scosche kit elsewhere online and my radio went in perfectly the first time. I recommend skipping this kit and purchasing the Scosche kit. It's more expensive, but more than worth the price!
Pros: The plastic cover looks nice
Cons: -Brackets are cheap plastic. -Impossible to get radio aligned properly.
i think it looks good. way better than flat black. Could not get the stereo to line up correctly. fit my kenwood no problem but would not fit my pioneer 4200nex
Pros: looks good
Cons: plastic mounting legs. wont line up correctly
Nice high gloss black just like the factory stereo.
Pros: Looks way better than the flat black
Cons: Had to trim a little to fit my double din head unit. No big deal.
Please never sell one of these again. This is the cheapest, mount I have ever purchased. The plastic legs do not hold the weight of the radio. I have spent hours trying to get it to line up properly. I agree with other reviews, find one that has metal legs not the plastic. Avoid this product at all costs. Pay the extra money and get a better kit. I should have listened to the reviews. I will be returning this if I don't break it into little pieces first.
Matched stock dash perfectly and was shipped with no scratches. Doesn't come the yellow clips to pop into dash. Make sure you save from the stock frame piece and be careful taking out.
Doesn't fit with Clarion CX 505 in my 2012 Tacoma. Very disappointing.
Cons: doesn't fit
Works good enough, not particularly strong, but adequite
Very clean look with an easy install. I've had other dash kits that just looked cheap, this one looks very sleek and clean
Pros: Sleek matte color looks great with the new double din touch screen, feels more sturdy than previous kits that I've used.
Cons: Would have preferred more adjustment with the angle and depth of the head unit, but I can see where that would be difficult to produce
Pioneer 5200 nex does not fit. Opening is 1/8 in to high and 1/8 in to narrow. Time comsming modification required and will never look as good as it should. Disappointed
Pros: Modified dash perfectly.
Cons: Pioneer radios don't know about others.
The finish has some cosmetic imperfections but otherwise does come close to original gloss. The brackets are plastic and like many others have stated easily bends and hard to install with all the wires that go behind it. I had to trim the interior of the trim as it was hitting my appradio 4 and didn't sit flush. Honestly for a product specifically designed for the tacoma it leaves much to be desired. The install was a nightmare and took me a full day to figure out what needed to be trimmed. Overall it does the job but at much effort. It didn't omen out perfect but close enough or at least satisfied enough to where I don't want to pull the radio out ever again.
Pros: Good match for the original gloss finish.
Cons: Extremely difficult to install and still does not look perfect compared to other after market dash kits.
Glossy charcoal is more of a glossy black which matched my factory look perfectly. Item was slightly warped, but still worked for me. I did have to file approximately 1/8" off of each side left and right to fit my stereo and have a gap of ~1/8" on the top and bottom of the stereo. It's not really noticeable but I was worried before I installed it. It has plastic mounting brackets instead of metal. Overall I'm satisfied with it, but took some work to make it fit with a Pioneer AVH-X4800BS.
Pros: Finish matches the original factory finish of a 2015 Toyota Tacoma
Cons: Mine was slightly warped, plastic mounting brackets, took a lot of filing to fit my radio.
The black gloss matches, but that is about it. The brackets that hold the stereo are plastic. Just a little bit of force causes them to bend, which makes it incredibly difficult to place correctly in the dash. I can't believe Crutchfield would even offer something this cheaply made, but I guess that's why its free with the purchase of a head unit. Do yourself a favor and plan on buying the Sosche dash kit that comes with metal brackets. I'm sick that such a poor quality item was provided by Crutchfield.
Pros: Its glossy black and was free with the purchase of a headunit.
Cons: Its plastic! If you plan to use this dash kit, be prepared to set aside many hours for install because the plastic brackets make it nearly impossible to get seated correctly.
Not as good a fit as I had hoped - probably a 1/8th inch gap all around. Works, but nothing like factory Fit and finish.
Pros: Works (fills the hole)
Cons: Not a great fit
The kit looks good the only thing that I had to do was it would not fit at first I had to grind down the back lip to get it to snap in all the way.
Pros: Looks good and fits around the head unit well.
Cons: Had to grind it down
Really poor fit for my head unit (Pioneer AVH-X4700BS). Adjusted the bracket numerous times to try to make it work and after failing to do so called Crutchfield and the tech suggested that I file it down (not a knock on Crutchfield) . Spent ~1.5 hours shaving the dash kit on 3 sides. When I was finally able to get the dash kit to snap in, there was a huge gap on top between the head unit and the dash kit (did not shave the top). Does not look factory at all. Very frustrating when you think you're about to be done with your install and you're dealt with a dash kit that doesn't fit!
Pros: Snaps in securely after shaving the heck out of it for it to fit my head unit. Paint matches factory.
Cons: Horrible fit with my head unit and possibly all pioneers. Required shaving on 3 sides and still has a huge gap on top. Going to have to spend extra money to try a Scosche kit to see if it's any better.
Waste of a piece of plastic. Double din won't fit in it unless you shave off some of it. Looks cheap too. Just buy a scosche one and save yourself the headache.
Cons: Everything about it
This thing is a pain to install, IF you have a detatchable/moving faceplate (i.e., Pioneer AVH 4100NEX). The reason is that the fit of the mounting bracket isn't perfect, so the edges of your headunit will be TIGHT inside the dash kit - if it rubs the faceplate, the pioneer HU freaks out! It took me about 4 hours to get the thing right because it takes about 20 minutes to remove the headunit, adjust the bracket, and shove it back in with all the wires... I did that about 10 times. Other metra dash kits I have experience with didn't take this much wiggling to fit. On top of that, part of the finish was marred right out of the package. I'm giving this thing 3 stars because it's not very easy for a moron like me to install :)
Pros: The color matches perfectly!
Cons: Don't expect to install this in 20 minutes.
Pros: Good product
Cons: Its not a perfect fit for the radio
This product finished off my project well and looks very professional!
Pros: Fits like a glove.
Cons: None yet.
The metra in dash kit looks excellent compared to stock dash and blends in very well. The kit meshes well with the new stereo and the stock clock/ emergency piece. The kit fits right over the stereo and the brackets work well in the stock bolt holes. Very good design
Fits well in my 13 tacoma- looks like it belongs (color is a little off- more matte finish than the stock) but the stereo is mounted using the four screws per side that come with the head unit, the thick plastic brackets make this a challenge- screws barely engage--- it would be nice if it mounted with the slide- in DIN cage like some others--- you need to be really sure you've got everything working and hooked up before snapping the top dash piece in............The head unit mounts to the brackets, screw that into the vehicle, then the front piece snaps in place. Looks good but the plastic clips don't hold quite as well as the factory mount-- rattles a little and don't lose the stupid plastic clips that hold the Toyota dash together... The finished product is worth the effort. Also without using the DIN cage mounting method, it is difficult to know where to mount the side pieces because it's hard to gauge the depth --- where it will be in the dash when mounted - to far in or to far out? Took a few tries to find the right set of holes to use with the mounting plate to have the head unit be flush when done. One bit of advice --- look at the instructions that come with this kit - removing the hazard / airbag light from the stock part is difficult - without breaking it, this part has to be taken off and put into the new mounting--- the hardest part next to getting the new double din unit into the limited dash space...... All in all a good fit but could be a little better.
Pros: Looks like it belongs there
Cons: A little off from factory color and the Plastic on side brackets is pretty thick - stock is metal, not a huge deal BUT some head units need you to use the use the screws that come with it to mount it --- they are very short (would work with metal) so with the thicker plastic, they just barely hold on
I was surprised to see how well this fit. It is the same exact color as the factory dash, and it fits flawlessly.
Pros: great fit, great look
The fit and finish is just not there! The replacement dash piece is glossy and the original equipment was dull, so it does not match the remainder of the vehicle. The dash piece does not snap in as tight as the original and so leaves a gap on the bottom and top. The kit did not contain enough body clips for the reinstall and so I had to remove some from the original piece.
Although this is a very nice looking/working product I have an issue on two fronts. I was told by Crutchfield that this would fit the Pioneer FH-X700BT unit I purchased. It does cover the unit but isn't wide enough to allow the unit to have its face come through. So the unit actually sits behind this product almost giving it a "unfinished" or "unprofessional" look.
Pros: - nice looking/working unit
Cons: - may not fit the aftermarket stereo as stated
To ease the install and was recommended [ James Mar 01, 2019 ]
Because the new radio won't fit the existing panel holding the present radio. [ Steven Oct 23, 2018 ]
Color goes great with my car interior. [ Jose Jun 22, 2018 ]
I wanted to keep the same color from factory [ Jose May 30, 2018 ]
is what you recommend me when making the purchase of the radio... [ Jose Torres Feb 14, 2018 ]
Part of install kit that was offered with radio. [ PAUL Dec 13, 2017 ]
You need this to make the install look clean [ Alejandro Nov 24, 2017 ]
Works for my truck [ Mark Jul 04, 2017 ]
I actually purchased a Scosche dash kit, because of the reviews on this product and I couldn't work out how to remove it from my cart. [ Kenneth Mar 15, 2017 ]
very important so that the double din will fit [ Clay Mar 03, 2017 ]
Free [ JOSE A Jan 26, 2017 ]
yay [ Margery Dec 22, 2016 ]
It Was Added Automatically [ William Dec 18, 2016 ]
required for easy install in my 2013 Tacoma [ John Dec 12, 2016 ]
Free [ Matthew Oct 20, 2016 ]
Part of installation kit recommended by Crutchfield for Toyota Tacoma 2014 Crew, short bed, without JBL. Comes in Charcoal too. I chose black, since my truck is red. [ Jose Jul 26, 2016 ]
Custom made for the replacement unit I want to install, Thus a clean professional looking installation. [ Floyd Sep 22, 2018 ]
it was needed for the the install and it was free [ simon Aug 20, 2018 ]
Better OEM look than the flat black dash kit [ Lee Mar 28, 2017 ]
The gloss charcoal kit has more of a custom look than the flat black. In my opinion. [ JOSHUA Mar 26, 2017 ]
Want to retain factory appearance [ Kyle Feb 19, 2017 ]
East install for new stereo [ Steve Feb 02, 2016 ]
I picked the glossy kit to better match my factory finish in my truck [ Jeff Dec 13, 2015 ]
Yes , if the pioneer units a double din ..it will fit . [ Samuel Jun 25, 2018 ]
Yes, that Dash Kit (Bezel/Trim Ring) fits perfectly and looks great. I've Had it for a year and a half so far and there has been no issues, separation, or discoloration. Regards, [ Charles Jun 25, 2018 ]
Yes.. It will fit.. [ maui Jun 25, 2018 ]
Yes. But I wouldn't buy a pioneer. [ David Jun 25, 2018 ]
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