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Metra 99-5847CH Dash and Wiring Kit

Install and connect a new car stereo in select 2011-15 Ford Explorer models with 4.2" screen — single or double-DIN radios (Charcoal Gray)

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Metra's 99-5847CH dash and wiring kit enables you to install a new single-DIN (2” tall) or double-DIN (4” tall) radio in your 2011-15 Ford Explorer. The kit includes a 4.2" touchscreen which supplies controls for the front and rear climate controls and the Ford SYNC® system. A built-in interface allows you to keep your steering wheel audio controls. The interface also lets you keep your factory backup camera, your Ford amplifier and subwoofer (along with balance and fade controls), and your retained accessory power (RAP) feature. It supplies the outputs (parking brake, reverse, and speed sense) you'll need to install a NAV receiver. The kit includes an integrated hazard button and passenger airbag indicator. The kit's painted charcoal gray finish matches your Ford's interior dash. 

Metra 99-5847CH

Metra's 99-5847CH dash and wiring kit enables you to install a new single-DIN (2” tall) or double-DIN (4” tall) radio in your 2011-15 Ford Explorer. The kit includes a 4.2" touchscreen which supplies controls for the front and rear climate controls and the Ford SYNC® system. A built-in interface allows you to keep your steering wheel audio controls. The interface also lets you keep your factory backup camera, your Ford amplifier and subwoofer (along with balance and fade controls), and your retained accessory power (RAP) feature. It supplies the outputs (parking brake, reverse, and speed sense) you'll need to install a NAV receiver. The kit includes an integrated hazard button and passenger airbag indicator. The kit's painted charcoal gray finish matches your Ford's interior dash. 

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Product Highlights:

  • fits select 2011-15 Ford Explorer models with 4.2" screen
  • includes dash kit, touchscreen display, radio replacement module, wiring harness, and antenna adapter
  • built-in 4.2" touchscreen with buttons retains most climate and vehicle customization features
  • retains steering wheel audio controls, SYNC, factory backup camera, factory amp and sub (with balance and fade)
  • provides outputs (parking brake, reverse, speed sense) needed for a GPS receiver
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Touchscreen display (w/ integrated radio replacement module)
  • LD-BX-FD3 wiring harness
  • LD-2NAVAMP harness
  • LD-FDCAM-12 harness
  • LD-TSCREENVID harness
  • LD-SWC-F3.5 harness
  • LD-5847-HAZ harness
  • AD-EU1 antenna adapter
  • 2 Brackets
  • Pocket
  • Four #8 x 3/8" screws
  • Two #4 x 1/2" screws
  • 2 Panel-clips
  • Installation Instructions
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Metra 99-5847CH Dash and Wiring Kit Reviews

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(4 Reviews)

Metra 99-5847CH Dash and Wiring Kit

Cordre from Powder Springs on 3/4/2019

2015 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Horrible.....Do not Waste your time

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Crutchfield response on 3/5/2019 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support guru, Daniel, reached out to Cordre to help him get his kit installed correctly. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Overall just ok

Bob from Greencastle, IN on 2/27/2019

2014 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It is overkill for what I wanted. I just wanted to retain my standard hvac controls in a new location. This made them a touchscreen which is hard to work when you just want to crank the heat up a bit. It also won't remember my vehicle type (I guess the touchscreen works in multiple vehicles). I am going to call Crutchfield about that and see if I can fix it. This was professionally installed. Fit and finish was good.

Pros: Fit and finish good. Fits the vehicle, only one I found that would.

Cons: Turns simple HVAC controls into a complicated touchscreen. Won't remember vehicle type. Expensive.

Simply Perfect!

Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 8/27/2018

2013 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The part fit perfectly into my dash and included all the wiring, which resulted in a refund from the retail store I'd originally purchased the other part from.

Pros: Fits perfectly, my AC is now touch screen, sleek, clean look!

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Metra 99-5847CH Dash and Wiring Kit

Crutchfield customer from Cincinnati, OH on 6/24/2018

2014 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It was easy to install My order come sooner than expected Great customer service

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Features

Vehicle Compatibility: The Metra 99-5847CH includes a dash kit, touchscreen display with built-in radio replacement interface module, plus comes with wiring harnesses and adapters that allow the replacement of the factory radio (w/ 4.2" screen) in your 2011-2015 Ford Explorer with an aftermarket head unit, while retaining important factory features.

Single or Double-DIN Dash Kit: The included kit features high-grade ABS plastic and is contoured to match your vehicle's factory dashboard color and texture. The dash kit will fit most single-DIN or Double-DIN aftermarket head units. Single-DIN radios will mount with the included pocket. Double-DIN radios will mount without pocket. The Metra 99-5847CH allows for installation of your new aftermarket head unit in the upper or lower area of the dash kit.

4.2" LCD Touchscreen (w/ Climate Control & Vehicle Settings): The Metra 99-5847CH includes a 4.2" touchscreen display which mounts in the dash kit. Push-button controls are mounted on either side of the 4.2" LCD touchscreen. The 4.2" LCD touchscreen and push-button controls let you retain climate and vehicle customization functions that are normally lost when removing the factory radio are retained. The kit also includes an integrated hazard button and passenger airbag light.

Retained Features: The Metra 99-5847CH's radio replacement interface module is built into the touchscreen & push-button control interface. The following factory features are retained -

  • Ford SYNC: The 99-5847CH will retain the Ford SYNC system (including USB & Aux) through your aftermarket radio's rear-panel Aux input (a minijack-to-RCA may be required - sold separately). Your aftermarket radio must be set to the Aux input to hear SYNC functions.
  • Factory Amplifier & Sub: The Metra 99-5847CH will retain your vehicle's factory amplifier and sub, along with balance and fade control.
  • Steering Wheel Controls: The Metra 99-5847CH  lets you retain your vehicle's factory steering wheel controls when used with a SWC compatible aftermarket receiver (no additional adapter required).
  • Factory Backup Camera: Your vehicle's factory backup camera is retained through the Metra 99-5845B. You can choose to have the camera display on the 99-5847CH 's 4.2" LCD touchscreen or your aftermarket head unit's LCD touchscreen. If you want the factory backup camera to display on your aftermarket radio's LCD touchscreen, the head unit must have a composite video camera input.
  • R.A.P. (Retained Accessory Power): RAP (Retained Accessory Power) keeps the radio powered on after the key is off, until the driver door is opened or the OEM timer ends; whichever happens first. The 99-5847CH will retain this factory function.
Note: There is a female composite video connector labeled "AUX video" which will not be used. There is also a multi-pin DIN connector which will not be used.

+12V/10A Accessory Output: In the 2011-2015 Ford Explorer , there is no 12-volt accessory wire in the factory harness, so the 99-5847CH is designed to provide a 12V/10A switched accessory output (red wire). Otherwise, you would need to run an accessory wire to the fuse box or underneath the steering column when installing an aftermarket radio

Navigation Outputs:  The Metra 99-5847CH provides wired outputs for navigation radio installation; including a VSS (vehicle speed sense), Parking Brake, and a Reverse Gear output to make installing an aftermarket navigation head unit simpler and less time consuming.

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It seems it's the only way to install an aftermarket stereo is to use this. Crutchfield has the lowest price. [ Thomas  Sep 30, 2018 ]

1 question already asked

I had to send it back because it did not match the configuration of my aftermarket pioneer radio. Sorry I cannot answer your question as I never had it installed [ Daniel  Feb 22, 2019 ]
The new dash kit will self program to whatever year make and model you have my explorer was the 2011 base model,so my smaller screen just has the temp controls on it. It should give you whatever you have now unless you have the fully loaded bigger screen. Does your dad screen not show the mph and miles to empty ? [ Christopher  Feb 21, 2019 ]
No and either one.why do you need MPH digitally? And miles till empty is on the dash. [ chris  Feb 21, 2019 ]
I couldn't get mine to work properly in my car because it is a former police car and the software wasn't compatible with the vehicle computer. When it was working I don't remember any ability to do that. Outside temperature also does not work on any explorer. I ended up using the 99-5828CH kit which is the older version and is much more analog and uses the factory touch screen. They don't make the 5828 any more and I had a hard time finding one. With the 5828 you need a steering wheel control adapter, I used the Maestro unit and with a compatible radio it plugs into the OBD2 connector and can display over 20 different readouts from the computer, everything you mentioned and more. You can choose 10 of them and view them as gauges 5 each on 2 different screens. Very cool. If you can't find a 5828 kit talk to the Metra tech support and ask them if you can use the Maestro kit with the 5847 instead of the steering wheel controls that are built in to the 5847 kit. Hope this helps. [ Thomas  Feb 21, 2019 ]
No on a voltage, MPH, and Miles, have a Rockford capacitor to see voltage [ Paul  Feb 21, 2019 ]
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