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Metra 99-8159S Dash Kit

Fits select 2004-09 Lexus vehicles — double-DIN or single-DIN radios

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Overview

Metra 99-8159S kit

The Metra 99-8159S kit allows you to install a single-DIN (2" tall) or double-DIN (4” tall) car stereo in your vehicle's dash opening. Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this kit is compatible with your vehicle. Warranty: 60 days.

Note: Most vehicles will require additional installation parts — please identify your vehicle if you haven’t done so. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

Perfect fit for lexus RX 350

Todd, Summerville, SC

What's in the Box:

  • Radio housing
  • 2 Brackets
  • Pocket
  • Four #8 x 3/8" screws
  • 68 ohm resistor
  • Installation Instructions
Reviews

Metra 99-8159S Dash Kit Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(37 Reviews)

Decent, not great.

Kennedy from San Jose, CA on 3/6/2019

2006 Lexus RX330
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works, and looks reasonably close to stock. It doesn't really snap in, though, and is a bit relucatant to stay in place. This seems to be partly due to it being a relatively soft plastic -- less brittle means less likely for its alignment and retaining clips to snap off, but also less able to hold their grip. I can only rate it Four Stars (and considered Three) because, in addition to not snapping in place very well, it stands off from the new head unit (Pioneer MVH-2400NEX) by almost 1/2"(~1cm) at the top. This results in the new head unit looking like it sits pretty deep in the console. Less steep beveled edges around the double-DIN bay, like the edges of the buttons on the stock controls above it, would be more visually consistent. This "over-aggressive" bay inlet can't really be lessened except maybe by trimming down the inside of the Double-DIN bay recess about 1/16" (~2mm) with a Dremel or very patient sanding. The way it presses so tightly against the front bezel of the head unit may also be a factor in the difficulty of clipping the faceplate into place. Do Pioneers have abnormally protrusive front bezels? Maybe. But any thinner, and it would look like it's sitting even deeper in the console. 2006 Lexus RX330

Pros:  Reasonably close to stock appearance  Better than duct tape, papier maché, or modeler's clay  Inexpensive

Cons:  Doesn't hold its grip well in the console  Steep and "over-aggressive" inlet to the Double-Din bay results in the new head unit appearing to sit unusually deep in the console and may also prevent the faceplate from seating properly.

Great fit, not gaps, or seams

Todd from Summerville, SC on 1/2/2019

2007 Lexus RX350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit for lexus RX 350

Pros: Easy to install, perfect fit

Cons: The screen is inset about 1/4 inch so the edges of the screen are harder to get to with larger fingers

Great trim for aftermarket stereo

Kyle from Scotts Valley , CA on 12/31/2018

2005 Lexus RX330
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit perfect in my 2005 Lexus RX 330 with a Kenwood double din stereo

Pros: Near perfect color match (may be due to age and sun wear of original trim). Perfect fit for original stereo. Adjustable for perfect for of any aftermarket radio

Cons: I didn't think of it first

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Crutchfield customer from Cambria Heights, NY on 12/16/2018

2007 Lexus RX400H
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good unit. Necessary for mybinstall and easy to adjust for proper fit

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Crutchfield customer from Rapid City, SD on 12/14/2018

2007 Lexus RX350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This prodict along with the option to have Crutchfield connect everything made the install extremely easy and the dash cover fits perfectly!

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Pretty good

Terry from Fuquay Varina, NC on 11/30/2018

2005 Lexus RX330
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Looks great, matches interior perfectly. Only thing keeping it from 5 stars is the fact that the brackets are plastic. Be sure not to misplace the resistor, which I did. Took me a few hours to find another one locally.

Pros: Matches perfectly. Easy to install

Cons: plastic brackets

Metra 99-8159S Dash Kit

Crutchfield customer from Fredericksburg, VA on 10/28/2018

2005 Lexus RX330
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It does the job, matches pretty good, and fits fairly well. I can't tell if it has a protectant coat of if it will get easily scratched. Also not thrilled that the brackets are plastic.

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Pefect Fit

Joseph from Valrico, FL on 8/14/2018

2004 Lexus RX330
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Absolutely looks like it came from the factory like this!

Pros: Perfect fit

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Covina, CA on 7/20/2018

2006 Lexus RX330
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The kit matches the color of the dash really good, I didn't use the brackets I just took off the ones from the stock radio.

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John from Santa Rosa, CA on 5/26/2018

2004 Lexus RX330
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Matches very well. Installed easily. Problem was that there were two of the same bracket packaged in the box and not enough screws. Had to take the metal brackets and screws off of the stock radio to install.

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Awesome! Better than the BeatSonic!

Lucas from Tucson, AZ on 4/17/2018

2006 Lexus RX330
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had a previous kit that came with my BeatSonic RX-82 (Great adapter, not so good dash kit) and this is much better! It is cleaner and looks much more like factory, very very satisfied!

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Robert from ID on 2/18/2018

2005 Lexus RX330
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was waffling between a 3 and 5 star review. It gets a 5 based on fit and function. It works perfectly well and fit perfectly well. My only complaint, and it is somewhat u r reasonable on my part, is how much unused space there is on the panel that used to be taken up by controls on the original. It just looks a bit.... odd in our 05 Lexus RX330. And, of course, this is particular to this vehicle and will vary by year, make, and model.

Pros: Fit Function

Cons: Looks a bit odd

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Armando Quinter from Hialeah, FL on 2/6/2018

2005 Lexus RX330
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Execelente asesoria y entrega a tiempo.

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Crutchfield customer from Brigham City, UT on 1/31/2018

2004 Lexus RX330
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

looks good matches the stock Lexus RX interior perfectly

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Perfect match to my factory dash

Cary from Clearfield, UT on 1/29/2018

2004 Lexus RX330
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This kit works great. Fit and finish matched the factory finish of my dash exactly. Came with everything I needed and was easy to install.

Pros: Looks like a factory piece

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Metra 99-8159S Dash Kit

Crutchfield customer from Hartwell, GA on 1/21/2018

2007 Lexus RX350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great fit, easily popped right in.

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Keep your old parts

Dave from Chanhassen, MN on 1/15/2018

2004 Lexus RX330
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The front plate matches our Lexus RX330 very nicely. It did NOT include clips, so I had to transfer them from the old panel. The included screws would not work with my new radio and the screws that came with the radio were not long enough to work with the included thick plastic brackets. I wound up reusing the steel brackets from my old radio -- fortunately, the hole pattern lined up. SO -- the only thing that was usable in the kit was the front plate.

Pros: Matches interior, nice custom look

Cons: Could not use screws or bracket. No clips for new plate

Metra 99-8159S Dash Kit

robert from Ann Arbor, MI on 10/16/2017

2004 Lexus RX330
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits and looks great.

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Almost 5 Stars

GHernaez from Houston, TX on 10/3/2017

2008 Lexus RX350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Metra 99-8159S dash kit for our 2008 Lexus RX350 is almost perfect. The color looks very close to factory stock. It's also very easy to remove if you need to get back inside the dash. The problem is that at the very bottom of the face plate there is a little lip. That lip does not fit very well. It doesn't clip behind the existing dash pieces very well, so it is slightly warped and under stress. You can't really see it, but it when you put it all together you know how it's supposed to sit. I may grind off that lower lip so the face sits more flush with existing dash pieces.

Pros: Looks almost factory stock. Silver color is a great match. Easily removable for access.

Cons: Lower lip does not sit very well, but it's under the face plate so you can't see it.

Metra 99-8159S Dash Kit

boogie from Minneapolis, MN on 9/7/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect Worked great the 1st time.

Pros: Perfect Worked great the 1st time.

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Well worth the money

Mike from Baton Rouge, LA on 8/18/2017

2005 Lexus RX330
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit. Easy to install.

Pros: Fits perfectly easy to install looks oem

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Metra 99-8159S Dash Kit

Robert from Chapin, SC on 7/13/2017

2004 Lexus RX330
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

color is a perfect match, fit is not very good. the double din radio does not fit through the opening so it sits well behind the face plate.

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Crutchfield response on 7/17/2017 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Robert to help him further. We'll either help him get the kit installed correctly, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

Lexus RX Kit

Crutchfield customer from Delray Beach, FL on 6/2/2017

2007 Lexus RX350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great fit Tray is not needed

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Perfect fit, who knew it was an aftermarket install?

David from Midland, MI on 4/30/2017

2008 Lexus RX350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This integrates so well with the 2008 Lexus RX350, you would never know that it is an aftermarket installation. Now, if I could only find something as seamless to fit my 2008 Toyota Highlander!!!

Pros: Looks like original equipment. Very professional

Cons: None!

Metra 99-8159S Dash Kit

Alan from Waukegan, IL on 3/13/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits and looks great.

Pros: Couldn't fit and look better.

Cons: None

Metra 99-8159S Dash Kit

Patrick from Greer, SC on 2/10/2017

2004 Lexus RX330
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Dash kit matched my 2004 Lexus RX330 perfectly. Very pleased! Kit includes a resistor that might be required. It depends on the radio and model year car. Documentation states resistor is required for my car, but the car harness was different than expected and did not have the connector needing the resistor. Glad I didn't have to add the resistor to the car connector. Hopefully it won't be a problem in the future.

Pros: Perfect match in shape and color Easy to install

Cons: Has resistor than may be needed (or not)

fits in

Timi from Menlo Park, CA on 1/6/2017

2005 Lexus RX330
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit and looks pretty good

Pros: color blend right in

Cons: none

A perfect fit

StvnVA from Yorktown, VA on 9/19/2016

2007 Lexus RX350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This dash kit is a perfect fit and matches the lexus dash perfectly. The plastic is sturdy and the tray for a single din is very convenient for holding a phone.

Pros: Perfect match to original dash silver

Cons: None

Fit perfect

sittinL0w from Richton Park, IL on 4/9/2016

2008 Lexus RX350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The trims pieces fit the way they should. Everything looks real nice and clean. Happy I made the choice to grab the dash kit.

Pros: Everything went together smooth and clean

Cons: None

It work and looked great

Daniel from Lancaster, CA on 4/6/2016

2006 Lexus RX330
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The install was a breeze and the stereo works great. The aftermarket surrounding unit matched the cars original color perfectly.

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Metra 99-8159S Dash Kit Review

Jeff from Florida on 1/12/2016

2004 Lexus RX330
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The only piece that I used from the kit was the trim bezel, which looked good, but didn't fit quite as well as the factory installation. The fitment issue may have been due to the fact that I elected to use the metal factory mounting brackets, vice the plastic ones that came with the kit? It fit well enough to justify not swapping out the mounting brackets to verify. Overall very satisfied.

Pros: Price

Cons: Fitment of the trim bezel

Fits perfectly. Real nice product.

Johnny from Alabama on 12/26/2015

2004 Lexus RX330
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This Metra dash kit fit perfect. Looks great.

Pros: Perfect fit, color fit the dash.

Cons: None

Great

Ants350 from New York on 10/25/2015

2009 Lexus RX350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice fit

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GOOD FIT

Tb from Maryland on 7/6/2015

2005 Lexus RX330
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Used this to install a clarion in my Lexis RX330 - good fit

Pros: pieces fit well, look very good - blends in well with original dash

Cons: wiring instructions not very good - stick with the wiring instructions that come with the harness kit(s)

Read all material

BR Texas from East Texas on 12/5/2014

2004 Lexus RX330
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

fit of the product is great looks like it came from Lexus. Read all of the directions before installing, look for resistors in the package. even though the installation worked,soldering resistors is seems like a cheesy way of tricking the rest of the factory components like NAV and AC controls to work.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: seemingly poor tech solution

Looks cool

Acme99 from Orange County, CA on 4/4/2014

2004 Lexus RX330
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

OK. It's not a perfect match. Perfect = perfect. But it's very close and looks factory installed. Highly recommend. Don't even think about it.

Pros: Looks great. Works perfectly. No issues.

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RX350

Lonny from Liberty, NC on 2/20/2014

2009 Lexus RX350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Quite installation, gave me all I needed.

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Features

Overview: The Metra 99-8159S is a vehicle-specific installation kit for installing an aftermarket stereo into select 2004-up Lexus RX-series vehicles. Please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to see if this kit is recommended for your vehicle and stereo.

Climate Control Retention: In order to retain the vehicle's factory climate controls, the included 68Ω resistor should be installed between two wires on the factory harness. Installing the resistor will also retain factory navigation, if equipped. The resistor should be soldered to the factory wires and covered with heat-shrink tubing or electrical tape. The instructions for this modification can be found in the kit's installation instructions.

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Why did you buy this?

Love the fit and way it makes the system look like it is OEM. [ Clinton  Feb 17, 2019 ]
For ease of installation and to keep the "factory" look for my install. [ Perry  Dec 20, 2018 ]
Comes with the 68 ohm resistor to keep factory climate control with nav screen. Also same color and finish as the original car trim, definitely saves time and hassle when adding an aftermarket radio to an RX [ Kyle  Dec 05, 2018 ]
I will be replacing the factory stereo with one that has Bluetooth ;) [ James  Nov 26, 2018 ]
It fit my car [ REED  Oct 08, 2018 ]
Needed for installation [ Mark  Oct 05, 2018 ]
Fits my car for the radio I got. [ Carlos  Jun 13, 2018 ]
We just got my daughter this vehicle and had the head unit already so needed a clean and easy way to put her double din head unit in. [ Jason  May 07, 2018 ]
because retaining a decent look and presentation inside my wife's car is important. This kit allows me to install a new stereo yet retain a Lexus look across the dashboard. [ Gary  Apr 07, 2018 ]
Good reviews and best known brand [ B  Jan 26, 2018 ]
whelp, if you need to swap out a stereo for your Lexus, then you pretty much need this. [ Shon  Dec 22, 2017 ]
You guys did the homework to make it easy to purchase the right kit for the car and made sure it would look great and professional. [ William  Dec 13, 2017 ]
required for install and discounted with reciever purchase [ Alan  Nov 27, 2017 ]
The items will work well with my older Lexus RX350 - 2008 model. I have Sirius radio, purchased through Crutchfield, but want a product that will allow me to use my iPhone directly in the car. And, I don't want to buy a new car to get that! [ S  Nov 13, 2017 ]
Looks good [ benjamin  Oct 23, 2017 ]
Crutchfield is the "goto' for all audio.. Common knowledge. [ GREG  Aug 07, 2017 ]
Would not be able to install a new head unit without this dash kit. [ Scott  Jun 09, 2017 ]
Looks like it fits my vehicle [ Giovanni  Feb 04, 2017 ]
Recommended by expert (Peyton) [ Patrick  Jan 23, 2017 ]
Like to have an easy and clean looking install. [ Patricia  Nov 24, 2016 ]
Looks like it simplifies the installation with a clean finished look. [ Mark  Sep 08, 2016 ]
This one has been OK, not great though but doesn't mean that its the kits fault. It just has a slight angle to it that seems odd. Very happy with it though, not something that makes me want to change it. [ Jason E.  Jul 02, 2016 ]
Fits my car. [ ROBERT CRAIG  Jun 23, 2016 ]
Looking for a factory installed final appearance on the stereo upgrade [ David  May 25, 2016 ]
Stock Look Is A Must! [ Juan  Mar 20, 2016 ]
It makes it easy using the radio while I am driving. A good option. [ DARNELL  Mar 15, 2016 ]
This is the dash kit to put a radio into a Lexus RX [ Russell  Feb 03, 2016 ]

1 question already asked

I would recommend checking with our Tech Support team. Tech Support is included with your purchase from Crutchfield. They can walk you through the connections on the product. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. [ Kenny  Mar 11, 2017 ]  Staff
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