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Metra 99-8214 Dash Kit

Fits select 2005-up Toyota Tacoma vehicles — single- or double-DIN radios (Gray/Silver)

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Metra 99-8214

This mounting kit lets you install a single-DIN (2" tall) or double-DIN (4" tall) aftermarket stereo in your vehicle's dash opening. If you're installing a double-DIN radio, you'll need the factory brackets that hold the original radio in place. 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: 1 year.

What's in the box:

  • Radio hosuing
  • Radio housing trim-panel
  • Single-DIN trim-ring
  • Double-DIN trim-ring
  • 2 Radio housing brackets
  • 2 ISO-brackets
  • Switch bracket
  • Four #6 x 3/8" screws
  • Four #8 x 3/8" screws
  • Installation Instructions
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Crutchfield customer from Clarksville, TN on 7/21/2019

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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A great kit for replacing the stock stereo with an upgraded stereo system.

Pros: Fairly easy to install. Only had one issue which was solved with a YouTube video.

Cons: This was the first time I've replaced a stereo in any vehicle. The instructions were OK but they assumed you know something about car stereo installations to begin with. I was doing good until the instructions told be to install the DIN Cage into the new kit. I didn't know what that was or even looked like. I was out of parts so I thought it was missing. Went to YouTube and saw a video that showed that it comes mounted on the new stereo and had to be removed and re-installed on the kit.

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Matches my Tacoma dash console

Crutchfield customer from Gordonsville, VA on 6/14/2019

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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Very easy installation, the cover matches my Tacomas dash console,

Pros: Easy installation, matches dash

Cons: The paint scratched easily, you need to be very careful when setting it down.

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Crutchfield customer from Lake Placid, FL on 5/2/2019

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Easy to use

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Crutchfield customer from Chandler, AZ on 4/24/2019

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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Good fit

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Perfection

Crutchfield customer from Remsen, NY on 2/7/2019

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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Everything fit perfect. Unfortunately I had to install in below zero weather because I was far to excited.. After assembling the deck/dash kit inside. I went out to brave the cold. Luckily everything fit so perfectly, I was only outside for about 15 mins. Thanks for a great product and fast delivery.

Pros: Easy to assemble Fast delivery Easy install

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Halethorpe, MD on 1/5/2019

2011 Toyota Tacoma

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Fit the opening nicely! Color matched the dash perfectly. Easy to make a professional looking job.

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Crutchfield customer from Bozeman, MT on 10/16/2018

2011 Toyota Tacoma

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Smooth install, good fit. Like other reviewers, I don't like the deep-setback of the unit to the face of the device. Overall, good unit.

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Crutchfield customer from Green Valley, AZ on 9/10/2018

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Fits great. Price is good too (Free)!

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Craig from Townshend, VT on 8/1/2018

2010 Toyota Tacoma

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No quality or aesthetic complaints, but this dash kit set the radio deeper into the dash than I would have liked.

Pros: Simple directions - good fit - easy installation. No real complaints.

Cons: I bought this because of the price-point, but it was the lesser-valued option and I had to trim the opening a tad to get the radio to fit.

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Crutchfield customer from Paris, TX on 7/22/2018

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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Happy customer!!!

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Crutchfield customer from Shenandoah, TX on 7/4/2018

2009 Toyota Tacoma

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Looks as if original equipment.

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Manage expectations relative to the price

Don from Simpsonville, SC on 5/29/2018

2009 Toyota Tacoma

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Product looks good and fits well. Know that you will have to re-use some factory parts and pieces, not overly clear in the directions. Most is obvious. Some of the hardware is not high quality/inconsistent piece to piece, so be prepared to make adjustments and be adaptable to make it fit and work. Crutchfield service is excellent. Manage expectations relative to the price.

Pros: cheap, fits well, looks good and close to factory

Cons: inconsistent quality, some holes, sizes, etc do not match piece to piece, be creative and make it work

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Crutchfield customer from Fernley, NV on 5/20/2018

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Crutchfield is wonderful! Their customer service is knowledgeable about everything.

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Crutchfield customer from Cave Creek, AZ on 3/9/2018

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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Dash kit fit perfectly. The texture and silver color of the housing matched the Tacoma instrument panel perfectly.

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Awesome dash kit!

Bobby from California on 3/7/2018

2010 Toyota Tacoma

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Great dash kit, matches interior perfectly and was an easy install. The negative reviews are coming from people who do not know how to properly install it and didn't use the supplied clips to hold it into the dash. With the white clips installed it hold very firmly.

Pros: Easy to install Great fit Matches interior like factory

Cons: None

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Looks great, fairly easy to install

Brian from Albany, OR on 12/22/2017

2009 Toyota Tacoma

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This looks great in my 2009 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab, as if it were factory equipment. I Installed a single-DIN stereo; I'm glad to have the storage slot underneath. Neither the product photos nor the What' In This Box list mention the four small white clips which need to be attached to the trim panel, but it was not too hard to figure out. Overall I am very happy with this kit. Four and a half stars is what I would rate it, but since that is not possible, five is more accurate than four.

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Crutchfield customer from Escondido, CA on 12/19/2017

2011 Toyota Tacoma

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Excellent fit and finish, looks good.

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Crutchfield customer from Treichlers, PA on 11/26/2017

2010 Toyota Tacoma

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all plastic junk, good it was free with the radio

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Tealdo from Tempe, AZ on 10/31/2017

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Looks great and saves a bunch of time. Easy installation.

Pros: It makes the stereo look like it belongs in the truck. Simplifies installation.

Cons: None.

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Crutchfield customer from Salt Lake City, UT on 10/29/2017

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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This thing fits well and looks great. It doesn't look after market in my truck at all. The only gripe I have is the instructions. The kit comes with multiple "extra" parts to match a variety of new equipment, which is great. But it just tells you to select the piece that's right for your stereo. Well, which one is right? It also didn't do a great job explaining that the large panel would not be connected to the rest of the rig in the same way the factory panel was. This led to it falling out on me because I hadn't applied the clips that it didn't tell me I would need. I'm sure this was a rookie mistake and someone who works on cars regularly would know, but I'm not that person. Still, it worked out in the end with only a little confusion and I'm now very happy with my set up.

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Perfect Factory Appearance

Rob from Marlborough, MA on 10/18/2017

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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Perfect fit and looks in my 2008 Tacoma. Factory type finish on panel. Easy installation.

Pros: Great looks and ease of installation

Cons: None

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Bryan from Ventura, CA on 10/16/2017

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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Looks good and everything fits perfectly, we'll made!

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Carlos from Los Angeles, CA on 10/3/2017

2009 Toyota Tacoma

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Fits great but I think the brackets are to flexible. Needed to adjust the radio and small compartment a few times once the silver trim was on. Can't complain it looks good.

Pros: Looks good. Silver trim looks almost like the Oem part.

Cons: Top part does no line up even but can't really tell.

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Kody from Houston, TX on 8/29/2017

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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Worth the buy. Fitment isn't 100% correct the top edges don't snap all the way down. But it's 96% close, and all other areas fit well and gap well.

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Install brackets did the job nicedly

Ralph from Williamsburg, VA on 7/3/2017

2010 Toyota Tacoma

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Kit has everything you need to install your matching unit. At first I didn't think everything was correct but watched the install on YouTube and it all became clear. Once I understood the complete method to the madness I had no problem in getting the unit hooked up and positioned correctly. For me taking my time, understanding each step and not rushing was the answer. When tightening the hardware remember it is not holding the Crown jewels and snug fit everything after first installing with plenty of slack to facilitate the correct fit.

Pros: Fit well, looks good and feels solid upon completion.

Cons: Instructions a bit unclear (watch the YouTube install) Would prefer metal brackets

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Crutchfield customer from St Albans, VT on 6/12/2017

2011 Toyota Tacoma

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I was impressed at how perfectly it fit in my truck. No adjustments or alterations to make it fit. My only complaint are the instructions. They are the typical Chinese manufacturer instructions with unclear references about which part goes where.

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Dream Come True!

Chris from Bakersfield, CA on 6/12/2017

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Overall, a pretty darn good fit. The surface is a little shinier than the rest of the interior...but then...that's what a 12 year old truck, with a nice, brand new dash piece will get ya. It's like a bright, new, shiny penny...in a bucket of 50 year old cent pieces. :-) Still...love it to death. Appreciate everything Crutchfield!

Pros: Great fit within the dash space. Extra little storage cubby for my remote...and wallet...and cell phone!

Cons: Just too darn nice for my 12 year old truck. :-)

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Crutchfield customer from Colorado Springs, CO on 5/22/2017

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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The Metra dash kit does NOT fit flush into the existing location. The top connections do not fit snugly; as a result, the top part of the dash alignment is imperfect, causing it to pull out easily. I was disappointed when I noticed this, but I didn't have any alternative.

Pros: Acceptable color match and simple pattern.

Cons: Poor fit....it's not what I had expected. I guess you get what you pay for.

Crutchfield response on 5/23/2017
We're sorry you're disappointed with your kit. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the kit installed correctly. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Deville, LA on 4/24/2017

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Made the installation process fairly easy. And came with the receiver purchase.

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Anthony from Vancouver wa on 3/26/2017

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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The Dash kit looks great if has the same texture as oem one which is nice because it makes it less noticeably different than the factory unit the dash kit also fit great very easy to figure out how to assemble it my only complaint is you have to be very careful with it because the plastic on some parts it very thin and brittle but other parts of the kit like the single din side mounts are super think and sturdy and the big facia piece seems well built it's the smaller accent pieces and the little tray parts that seem kinda cheap

Pros: Looks OEM easy and great fit

Cons: Some parts seem brittle or too thin

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Daniel from Houston, TX on 3/14/2017

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Much improved look and feel compared to the one I received 10 years ago. Easy to install and set up (I just looked at the other one I was replacing).

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alan from IL on 3/5/2017

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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Instructions were easy to follow making the install smooth and simple

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Crutchfield customer from Westminster, CO on 2/26/2017

2010 Toyota Tacoma

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looks good and fits snugly with no rattles.

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Crutchfield customer from Waco, TX on 1/6/2017

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Worked perfectly.

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Crutchfield customer from San Francisco, CA on 1/4/2017

2009 Toyota Tacoma

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No problems, issues, muss or fuss. Not much more to say..

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Disappointing Metra Kit

HC from Santa Clara, CA on 12/31/2016

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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I ordered this with a Pioneer DEH-X6900BT receiver for my Tacoma. The service from Crutchfield was excellent and shipping was fast. The Metra dash kit however was a big disappointment. The instructions were lacking and better directions would have saved tons of time (thank goodness for online videos). The quality seemed cheap as well. It also uses plastic mounting brackets instead of re-utilizating the OEM metal brackets which would have been more secure. The fit tolerance is terrible. The top of the kit needs to be forced into place and does not stay locked into the bracket insert. The entire dash kit can pop out when driving on uneven surfaces or even going over a standard speed bump. Seems like Metra did not complete any tolerance fit checks when designing this product. The only plus side if any, is that the kit color matches the OEM interior of my Tacoma. I wish Crutchfield had other options as I would have paid a little extra for a better quality product and not having to install the kit twice. I will likely purchase a Scosche kit as some other customers have suggested.

Pros: Color (silver) matched OEM interior.

Cons: Lack of detailed instructions. Cheap quality. Does not fit properly into dash (visible gaps).

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Excellent

RON from Little Rock, AR on 12/14/2016

2010 Toyota Tacoma

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Easy, Looks Factory.

Pros: Comes with Clips

Cons: No Cons

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Works as advertised

Crutchfield customer from Baton Rouge, LA on 11/14/2016

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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This kit is one of the more difficult I've used , but it works as advertised. The instructions are vague. I had a hard time getting the clock and hazard button out of the stock panel. Thank goodness for youtube! The hole where the head unit goes is too thin. There is not enough plastic to use the normal, triangular tabs on my head unit sleeve. I had to improvise. The mounting "feet" are soft, The whole mount would twist when I tightened the bolts to attach the kit. I had to install the trim panel first to keep everything in line while the bolts were tightened. The trim panel has one less attachment clip than the stock unit. Also, the trim panel is not perfectly flush with the rest of the dash. My kit was also missing the four #8 x 3/8s truss head screws. Had to run to the hardware store to find something that would work.

Pros: Does the job

Cons: One of the more difficult dash kits I've installed Vague directions Plastic is very soft Fit is not perfect Not enough "meat" on the head unit slot to properly attach the head unit

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great product that comes free

Della/Mike from Saipan, MP on 11/9/2016

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Takes a while to figure out which parts you'll be needing especially for a single din. But it has everything you need for a single din or double din.

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Crutchfield customer from NJ on 10/20/2016

2009 Toyota Tacoma

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Matched perfect in my 2009 Tacoma. Could have used some instructions on how to remove the yield/ seatbelt indicator from the Tacoma mount and how to install in the metra unit. I was able to find an online video that went through the entire process in a video

Pros: Matched great Easy to install

Cons: Instructions lacking

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great look

Jim from Gilbert, SC on 8/29/2016

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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Looks professional and easy to install. The plastic bracket are plenty strong for my stereo.

Pros: Easy to install

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Terrible fit and cheap plastic

Matt M from Sandy, UT on 8/22/2016

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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First, the packaging was missing one of the pieces (Crutchfield, per usual, was great about solving that issue, even though it was Metra's fault). Second, the kit is super flimsy. The plastic mounting brackets are weak and allowed for a lot of play (vs the factory metal ones which are super study but didn't work with the new stereo). I am not going to install a stereo that I am going to worry will fall out of my dash the first time I take the truck off-road. The fit also was poor with a huge gap at the top of the dash. I ended up paying for the Scosche kit which had a much better fit, and a larger pocket as a bonus. Also it should be noted that you need to re-use the little plastics clips from the factory bezel, they don't say that in the instructions.

Pros: Free

Cons: Flimsy plastics used to attach stereo to dash Poor fit

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Good

Peter from Cameron, NC on 8/8/2016

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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I wish I had this kit 20 years ago

Pros: Does not marr surfaces

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Bottom of the Barrel

Peter from Selma, TX on 6/18/2016

2009 Toyota Tacoma

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The quality of the plastic in this kit is low and the packaging does nothing to protect it. The kit arrived with a crucial support bracket broken and this held up the installation considerably. Spend the extra dollars and avoid this low quality kit.

Pros: Cheap price.

Cons: Cheap quality and you definitely get what you pay for.

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Came up short

Scott from Torrance,CA on 5/15/2016

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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My truck already had a single din installed by the previous owner . This kit is not complete for double din installation it utilizes the two stock brackets on the original Toyota head unit . Needless to say I was screwed another week worth of wait time to order factory Toyota brackets from Florida!

Pros: Looks clean, quality

Cons: Incomplete for double din install needs two original Toyota brackets from original head unit , I guess in a way that's a pro because they are heavy duty metal but if you don't own them your out of luck??

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Looks good and fits

Josh S. from Zephyrhills, FL on 4/3/2016

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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This piece was easy to install and looked great when it was installed. I would recommend this to anyone getting an aftermarket radio and installing in there Tacoma.

Pros: Easy to install Same material as stock radio cover

Cons: None

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Excellent product

Edwin from paso robles, CA on 1/20/2016

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Love the quality of this product. Very durable, and the color matches perfectly to the factory. Very happy with this product. It was free with my purchase, you can't beat that.

Pros: It was free! Durable and perfect match to my dashboard.

Cons: None!

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tex from Illinois on 1/2/2016

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perfect match to tacomas dash got the silver one easy to put together

Pros: perfect match

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great value

Jim W from Massachusetts on 11/11/2015

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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The unit fits the dash perfectly, and provides a clean finisher look. It seemed a bit flimsy at first, but so far no issues. The instructions could be improved, a lot of steps were left out. I had to work by trial and error to get the parts assembled correctly.

Pros: Gives a great finished look

Cons: Instructions are not sufficient.

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Good product

((dave)) from Pennsylvania on 10/7/2015

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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This made installation of an after market Pioneer head unit a snap. Really enjoy the extra storage space this created by replacing my double din CD player with just the head unit. Fit could be slightly better. Just a little off on top where it doesn't really sit flush with the dash but it's minor.

Pros: Easy installation. Color matches well.

Cons: Fit could be slightly better but it's not bad.

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Tom F from New York on 9/29/2015

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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Perfect fit- looks great- easy to attach.

Pros: All good- works great -no problems

Cons: None

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kit was easy to use

Brian T from California on 8/27/2015

2009 Toyota Tacoma

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The kit was everything as advertised. Installation was easy and it looks great.

Pros: Ease of installation

Cons: None

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Looks great

Howard B from North Carolina on 8/27/2015

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Trim kit looks great. Subtracted one star because I had to whittle on the slots that hold attaching clips in place.

Pros: Looks great.

Cons: Had to whittle on slots that hold attaching clips.

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Great fit and finish

Dr. S from California on 8/19/2015

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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I was worried due to some of the reviews on this site about this kit, but I was pleasantly surprised with the kit's fit and finish. It has the exact same dimpled "golf ball" finish as my Tacoma's original stereo, and blends in perfectly. The directions aren't super clear, but you should be able to figure it out...

Pros: Great fit and finish. Looks stock

Cons: None

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PonoL from Kailua Kona, Hi on 8/17/2015

2009 Toyota Tacoma

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looks good. easy install

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2011 tacoma from California on 8/10/2015

2011 Toyota Tacoma

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Looks good and seems to be well made. My only problem is that the top left corner does not sit flush. Clip keeps popping out just a bit but I can live with it. Thanks Crutchfield.

Pros: Matches original dash. Well made Easy to install.

Cons: Top left corner does not sit completely flush.

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Looks good but!

David from Kansas on 6/24/2015

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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Looks great after all done but the directions are very bad and I used the directions and an online video

Pros: Looks right fits right

Cons: Directions

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Not The Best, But It Works

Michael from Alabama on 6/23/2015

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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I got this kit because it was part of the package deal from Crutchfield. Build quality on the whole kit is average at best. Lots of excess plastic left around where the mold releases were, the silver does not match the dash, and the mounting brackets are plastic, which allow a good bit of flexing. I also noticed that the pocket (for single DIN installation) is a little smaller than other kits I've seen. Also, for the dash clips on the faceplate, I had to trim some of the plastic off the tabs in order to make the clips fit right. Despite all that, it made it into the truck without breaking. We'll see how long it lasts.

Pros: -It fits -It didn't break during install -My hazard switch fit, but I've seen where others' did not

Cons: -The mounting brackets are rather flimsy -The molded plastic has a good bit of excess on the edges -The silver does not match -The kit as a whole flexes a good bit

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Crutchfield customer from Issaquah, WA on 6/7/2015

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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Did not come with the clips necessary to lock it into the dash. Had to remove them from the previous attachment. Doesn't sit flush with the accessories. Doesn't look awful but it definitely could be better.

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METRA 99-8214TG

JOHN O from Connecticut on 5/10/2015

2011 Toyota Tacoma

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Not bad for price, but you may have to clean up excess plastic (from injection molding process) Fit was OK, after several adjustments and swapping plastic clips, texture and color are spot on

Pros: Quick to install, Texture, Color Match

Cons: Quality control lacking ''burrs, excess plastic''

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Find an alternate kit

Dan from Alabama on 5/7/2015

2010 Toyota Tacoma

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See the cons for all the reasons that I dislike this product. While my overall satisfaction with Crutchfield is very high, I am very dissatisfied with this installation kit and will have to find a replacement of higher quality. This thing is a piece of junk and not worth the plastic it's molded from.

Pros: It fills the whole in the dash left after removing the stock radio.

Cons: Flimsy, doesn't fit dash well, won't support the weight of the receiver, won't stay securely in the dash, looks "cheap", rattles while driving.

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Easy-peazy

Jinrai from Tennessee on 5/5/2015

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Very easy and straightforward installation. Looks "OEM" (if not better). Reasonably priced, too.

Pros: Easy and economical

Cons: none

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Worst install kit

Matt from California on 5/1/2015

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This is by far the Worst install kit ever! Not only does it not match the interior color and the texture of the dash but this is absolutely a PIB to install correctly to ensure that the Double DIN fits level and flush. The clips that are provided are cheap and you will loose them in your dash causing you to spend another hour taking everything apart to retrieve them. Order an alternate kit from online or get it professionally installed.

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Looks good

David from Texas on 4/16/2015

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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Everything fit as expected and was easy to install. Looks like I'd hope it would look.

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Meh. It's OK.

jdavis from California on 4/8/2015

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The fit is not as nice as I would like it to be. One side sticks out more than the other. The fit of the clock and the hazard light button is not the best. I'm told the Scosche kit is Much better, but Crutchfield does not sell that model.

Pros: It's works.

Cons: The fit could be better

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Great trim kit

Slate creek from Ponte Vedra, FL on 3/31/2015

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This trim kit far exceeded my expectations. It looks just like it came from the factory when I got done. It's seems to be a real quality durable product that will last a while.

Pros: Clean look and ease of installation. Looks factory after install

Cons: Instructions were a little difficult to follow but after a couple trial and error I got it right.

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Quality issue

Edward from California on 3/31/2015

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The Metra kit was not of the quality I wanted to put in my truck. The bezel that surrounds the stereo and fills the area between the stereo and the dash panel was not straight and the gaps were not equal. It looked cheap. I purchased a Scosche kit and the quality was much better. The fit was clean and the overall quality was better.

Pros: Free with the stereo

Cons: Quality issue. Parts did not fit properly.

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Metra 99-8214 Dash Kit

Crutchfield customer from North Carolina on 3/29/2015

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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Easy to use with lots of options

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Evan from Colbert, GA on 3/18/2015

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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It looks and fits great! I love it.

Pros: Cover piece resembles factory radio cover.

Cons: I only received one ISO bracket. So I had to go buy a new radio.

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this kit is garbage

taco from Nevada on 3/7/2015

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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I bought this kit to install an aftermarket radio in my 2008 tacoma. It comes with 2 plastic mounts to replace the oem steel brackets that bolt to the dash. These plastic mounts flex and do not feel as secure as the oem mounts. The kit was missing the screws that were required for assembly. The screws were listed on the instructions as being included with the kit. The main grey dash piece looks like the oem trim but it did not snap securely into my dash. I took the plastic clips off of my oem radio and put them on the grey piece included in this kit. The grey dash piece could be pulled out of place with a very light tug on the pocket. Maybe there is a better clip for this. The instructions missed a few key steps. For example, they did not explain that you need to put a bracket on the hazard light piece before screwing it on to the back of the replacement grey dash part. I returned this kit and would not recommend buying it.

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Cons: plastic replacement mounts flex grey dash piece does not clip onto my 2008 tacoma dash securely instructions were poorly written

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In the End OK

Hugh from St. Petersburg on 3/2/2015

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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I had to figure out what parts not to use. The instructions were incomplete.

Pros: Finished product looks good

Cons: Without good instructions included it takes a while to figure out the installation. I had to call Crutchfield for help.

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Nice Look

Jeff from Phoenix, AZ on 2/10/2015

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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Seemed a little flimsy while putting it together and getting the radio mounted into it. One in the dash it seemed pretty stout. I,like the fact that the face was dimpled like the factory one that was removed. Matched the dash and other textured areas of the dash.

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Fits and looks good

JeffY from Arizona on 2/4/2015

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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The only problem I had with this was the instructions. Most of the time I don't even bother with those anyway. It looks good after install. I like the extra pocket I have there now.

Pros: Fitment, Matches stock look

Cons: Instructions

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High Quality/Great Fit

SteveR from Massachusetts on 1/20/2015

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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The quality of this dash kit is second to none. It fit my 2007 Tacoma perfectly. The Crutchfield tech support guys were the best!

Pros: High quality product.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield Customer from Guam on 12/23/2014

2011 Toyota Tacoma

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Perfect fit!!!

Pros: Matches interior

Cons: None

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Directions stink

PL from Illinois on 12/14/2014

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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Directions are awful and could be improved upon.

Pros: Everything you need

Cons: Directions

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Almost perfect

Daniel from Greenville, SC on 11/17/2014

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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Looks great, everything fits smoothly. Only negative is the cheap plastic clips that it comes with to reinsert into the dash. They break and fall off extremely easily.

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perfect fit

Crutchfield customer from 01810 on 11/2/2014

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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perfect fit and matches the factory dash very well.

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Metra 99-8214TG Dash Kit

Kawhampshire from Derry, NH on 10/21/2014

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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This unit looks like it was shipped from the factory! All the people who say it too hard to assemble need to slow down and read the instructions, it took a little time but the finished product is perfect! Swapping the clock was the hardest part.

Pros: Fits perfect in the dash

Cons: none

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Metra 99-8214TG Dash Kit

JeffB from Wichita, KS on 10/19/2014

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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Over all it doesn't look bad. The replacement dash panel looks very close to the original. The opening for the double DIN seems a little large though, and the trim ring doesn't fill the gap that's left.

Pros: Dash panel looks like original OEM.

Cons: Instructions could be a little more informative, and the gap around the Kenwood head unit has a little "slop".

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Craig from Tucson, AZ on 10/5/2014

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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I showed the dealearship and they were impressed.

Pros: Mutiple options to best fit the stereo you choose.

Cons: Plastic mount to vechile does not allow use of factory metal mount.

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Dash kit

Pete0247 from Kentucky on 9/14/2014

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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Good dash kit, matches OEM interior, fits well. Instructions not the best, but easy enough to figure it out.

Pros: Good fit, good look

Cons: Instructions not the best, but no big deal

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Gets the job done

Dan S from Columbus Ohio on 9/14/2014

2011 Toyota Tacoma

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Overall not a bad product, it gets the job done. Could use some tweeting on the instructions, but after using some deductive reasoning, you can get it figured out.

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Metra 99-8214 Dash Kit

Ricky from Newport News, VA on 9/3/2014

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Awesome product! Easy to install, looks great & matches up perfectly!

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Looks good

Crutchfield customer from Lancaster, PA on 8/24/2014

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Used this on my 2005 Tacoma and it worked very nicely. Installed with a Kenwood KDC-X597 and it looks factory original. I read about some fit problems but none here. Took some time to figure out the single DIN mount but we got it. Just didn't read closely enough.

Pros: Matches texture of original.

Cons: None

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Looks OEM

VincentG from Savannah, GA on 7/24/2014

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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The dash kit looks great. My only complaint is the very poorly written instructions. Took a lot of time to figure it out. The face of the head unit sits almost vertical and a little recessed while the trim is sloped like the dash, but it looks like it belongs.

Pros: The silver texture looks very much like original equipment. No gaps.

Cons: The instructions leave a whole lot to be desired, especially for the first time installer.

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Metra 99-8214 Dash Kit

Crutchfield customer from elsmere, ky on 7/22/2014

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Worked and looked great just had to clean off a little extra plastic.

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robert from arkansas on 7/20/2014

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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great all hardware is there

Pros: color matches my dash

Cons: top fastener needs to be better

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Dash looks fabulous

BlingBee from Sweet Home, OR on 7/6/2014

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I was nervous about the dash display looking different but the dash brackets match perfectly.

Pros: You can't tell it is not the original dash component.

Cons: Nunya

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Toyota Tacoma In-dash Receiver Kit

Jay from Boothwyn, Pa on 5/3/2014

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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perfect fit no shaving no shoving and the extra tray is great for the phone and to store the rear feed cable

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09 Tacoma dash kit

ashley from Colorado on 4/29/2014

2009 Toyota Tacoma

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Color matches dash, fit ok, not perfect.

Pros: Comes with purchase of stereo, looks nice, matches dash, fits ok.

Cons: Plastic a little warped, not a flush mount.

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receivet kit

marcis j from olive branch ms on 4/11/2014

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Good item

Pros: Excalent

Cons: None

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Great product!

Randy from Garland, TX on 3/27/2014

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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Great product with an even better price! I was surprised to see the dash kit going for this price. And once I got the kit I was very pleased with the quality.

Pros: Price. Quality. Delivery.

Cons: No cons!

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in dash receiver kit

DSV from barberton, ohio on 3/13/2014

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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Wiring was fairly easy even for a novice. The kit overall was complete and easy to understand. Two problems that i encountered/am dealing with: The black piece that holds the receiver in the dash has a place to screw it to the dash at the top but no hardware to fasten it. Second and most problematic the "pretty" piece, the cover plate, mine is silver, looks nice but does not snap tightly in place and has to be push in tight to the dash every so often while driving. This is a pain and results in a not very clean finished feel.

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Cons: As mentioned above the cover plate does not fit tightly in the dash does not snap in place and has to be pushed in tight frequently while driving.

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Tacoma

Erik from SoCal on 2/14/2014

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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Everything pretty much fit in smoothly. Looks great.

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Cons: Plastic brackets

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Tacoma in dash receiver install kit

teo from Bluffton,SC on 1/17/2014

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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Fast delivery,perfect fit for installing a receiver previously purchased from Crutchfield that was installed in a different vehicle.

Pros: availability,price,fit,technical support

Cons: none

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worked well

dlw from oregon on 12/31/2013

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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In the plus column, the faceplate is a perfect match to my stock toyota dash and everything nicely for a factory finish look. I wish the mounting brackets were metal, not plastic. Overall, i'm happy, but it would be easy to make this kit better.

Pros: factory finish, ease of use

Cons: plastic mounting brackets, not very theft proof

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Metra 99-8214 Dash Kit

Crutchfield customer from Albuquerque, NM on 12/27/2013

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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Looks nice. Matches nice

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Dash kit

Crutchfield customer from Mason, Ohio on 12/19/2013

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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More instructions needed. More pictures

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Metra 99-8214 Dash Kit

Paul from Ohio on 12/16/2013

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Had some issues figuring out which parts to use. Eventually threw away the instructions and figured it out for myself.

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Cons: Instructions are very poor

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Looks great in the dash

Crutchfield customer from Parrish, Fl on 12/15/2013

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Looks great in the dash, however it feels cheap and flimsy during install. Most reviews state the hazard button opening must be adjusted so it fits. I found this to not be an issue. However I did have to trim extra plastic all over the kit to make it fit and for the clips to catch correctly. Overall a good kit for the price(free).

Pros: Look

Cons: Cheap

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'05 Tacoma upgrade

gtrman423 from Harrogate, TN on 11/26/2013

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Upgrading my '05 Tacoma factory cd player to a more tech friendly Pioneer was a breeze. I had one little issue, but the helpful tech service walked me right through it.

Pros: Price, tech support, expedience, product quality

Cons: None

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Sleek Stock Look

Kark from North Providence, RI on 11/24/2013

2011 Toyota Tacoma

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Instructions were simple enough, but the product needed a little coercion to fit properly. Luckily, I have a Dremel.

Pros: Matches the look of the instrument panel below the stock head unit opening

Cons: Fitment adjustment may be required

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2006 Tacoma single DIN install/conversion kit

Pete from Lansdale, PA on 11/14/2013

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The parts work and fit into the factory space and fit and finish looks fine. Here are some important considerations you have to keep in mind if you will install the kit yourself. 1. Wiring instructions are fine. 2. Installation instructions are incomplete. Installation takes about 1 1/2 hrs. 3. After removing the cover from the factory receiver, keep the four plastic retaining clips on the factory cover because the retaining clips in the kit will not work. 4. The hazard button cut-out interferes, preventing the button from freely engaging and disengaging. You will need to us an Exacto-knife or box cutting knife to remove material and the button will operate properly.

Pros: Price, appearance, Crutchfield support.

Cons: Rework of some kit parts required but not difficult, supplied retaining clips do work (use the factory clips), instructions lack crucial information to make installation easier.

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Some problems

Jeff from New York on 7/31/2013

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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The instructions on this were a bit opaque, but it was easy enough to figure out how to switch the old radio out and install the new one with this receiver kit. The whole process took about an hour.

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Cons: The instructions are not too good; they don't mention, for example, that you need to remove some of the harness clips from the old receiver kit to get the new one to stay in place.

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Metra 99-8214 Dash Kit

Crutchfield customer from california on 7/3/2013

2010 Toyota Tacoma

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cheap made poorly

Pros: looks good

Cons: cheap

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Installation Tip

MW from Portland, OR on 7/2/2013

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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Looks great in my 2006 Tacoma, but: - the plastic tabs that are supposed to snap the closure panel into the truck are too small for secure retention. The equivalent tabs on the factory install are metal with a plastic snap on spacer. I took this plastic spacer off the factory tabs and put them on the new tabs (they fit well). This solved the problem. Over all the new install seamlessly fits the truck

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Everything Turned out Ok

Sweetangelgurl808 from Hawaii on 6/10/2013

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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At least it fit :)

Pros: Product fit perfectly installation was easy

Cons: I was hoping for a more glossy black like it shows in the picture, instead it looked a little gray... also it was missing a part. BUT Crutchfield was so great in resolving that issue by sending me another kit! THANKS CRUTCHFIELD!

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Clean OEM look

WLJ from Honolulu, Hi on 5/23/2013

2010 Toyota Tacoma

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The kit has a clean look. It has an almost OEM feel except for the cheaply feeling clips used to attached the kit to the dash. I needed to use the OEM Toyota clips to get it to secure properly. Even then it still feels as if it may pop off at anytime. Other then that I like the look.

Pros: Clean look, OEM style.

Cons: Feels a little cheap, clips don't secure kit flush to dash

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2011 In Dash Receiver Kit

ROLNDV1 from Plainfield IL on 5/6/2013

2011 Toyota Tacoma

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Dash in color is dead on and it was free with head unit purchase

Pros: Color looks like the original looks factory

Cons: Good thing it was free does not fit really well top corner does clip into place the cubbie pocket under the stereo too small have seen them with the larger pocket a larger pocket can hold a cb

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Toyota Tacoma In-dash Receiver Kit 2005

James from Cecilia, LA on 5/1/2013

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Perfect fit and color

Pros: Fits like a glove

Cons: Plastic could be a little better grade, and just a little better instructions

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Metra 99-8214 Dash Kit

EpicStageFright from Driveway on 5/1/2013

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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good for what it is...

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Worth every dollar!

Taco05 from Wisconsin on 4/29/2013

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I bought both the black and grey units to see which one fit better with the interior. I ended up going with the silver one and everyone thinks its from the factory.

Pros: Makes install a whole lot easier!

Cons: It would be nice to have the storage area and radio spots interchangeable.

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not so great

chris from santee, CA on 4/11/2013

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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The face fits the dash opening decently. The color and texture are good.I used this to mount a single din alpine which i love. That's where the problems start. the little tray attaches to the deck and is supposed to center in the main bezel. A lot of my friends have said I am one of the best mechanics and fabricators they know, and after 2 HOURS I could not get these pieces to align correctly.. I got the up and down set, but there is a 1/4 inch gap on the drivers side, and it is sitting under the main bezel on the passenger's side. The emergency flasher button would not fit without filing down the hole. I think i'll be trying out the scosche kit and recommend everyone else do the same.

Pros: main bezel color and texture are a good match to stock.

Cons: main bezel fits in dash, and thats about the only thing that fits right.

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Easy to use

Crutchfield customer from Miami, Fl. on 4/3/2013

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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These work ok, Look really nice, But the instructions could be written a bit better

Pros: Looks nice

Cons: Instructions could be a bit clearer

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Toyota Tacoma in dash receiver kit

Charlie from Chico ca. 95926 on 3/23/2013

2009 Toyota Tacoma

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The toyota Tacoma in dash install kit came on time and was easy to install. Looks get.

Pros: Came on time,& was easy to install.had get directions.

Cons: Found no cons to product.

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Steve T from Lawrewnceburg, iN on 3/17/2013

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Fit very well, all around happy.

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Looks good in black

Ran D from Maui,HI on 2/13/2013

2010 Toyota Tacoma

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Got it in black, and it gave a nice aftermarket look. Only reason for 4 stars is that the hole for "hazard lights" was a little tight. When I hit hazard button to turn " off" , it wouldn't pop back out. Reamed it out a bit with Dremel, and now it's all good. Other than that, fit perfect on 2010 double cab Tacoma.

Pros: Looks good

Cons: Slight altering needed

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H.Music from LaPlace,LA on 2/1/2013

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Instructions was a little confusing for the 1din setup. My head unit did not lock in place with the hardware from the kit,it's more or less mounted in place.

Pros: Looks great once installed

Cons: Did not lock receiver in place for the 1din setup

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Better than I expected

Darren from Kona, HI. on 1/13/2013

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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After reading the reviews I was a bit worried that there would be some issues. But after installing the kit everything was perfect. It matches the dash color and holds the receiver with no rattle or wiggle. Like other reviewers said, you may want to use the OEM white clips from the original dash mount but other than that the kit fit perfectly. One thing I noticed was that you do want to center the receiver mount before screwing it down. If it's off center, the dash faceplate can force the receiver to tilt and then you will get some wiggle room and every time you press a button, the edge of the receiver will slip under the dash faceplate. But once it's centered, the receiver doesn't move at all.

Pros: Easy to install, matches dash trim

Cons: none

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color of kit

tim from ocala, florida on 1/2/2013

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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Grey color looked better the black.

Pros: Hands free Bluetooth is awesome.

Cons: A few extra clips in the kit to secure the face plate would be nice, lost one on the install.

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Great product

Demonikws6 from Anderson, SC on 1/1/2013

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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Looks identical to the factory trim so it matches up great.

Pros: Matches factory trim

Cons: The hole for the emergency flasher button is a little tight

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Kit worked perfect!

E542b from Bellingham, WA on 12/31/2012

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Super easy to assemble and everything fit just like OEM.

Pros: Matches my dash trim exactly. Everything fits and works great.

Cons: None

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Poor quality and design

Wayne P from WV on 12/27/2012

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Poor quality and design, I had to make an additional support and placed a zip tie around the bracket and radio to keep it firmly in place. Face plate not molded very well, a little off, heated with heat gun to get in to better shape and need to trim off excess plastic flashing.

Pros: Matches fairly well

Cons: Took lots of work to get an acceptable fit

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2011 Toyota Tacoma receiver kit

dw from Birmingham, AL on 12/22/2012

2011 Toyota Tacoma

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No wonder this is a free item. This is the cheapest install kit I have ever seen. The kit is super flimsy. My head unit is unstable and moves when I use the buttons. Maybe this kit is just not the ideal kit for the Toyota Tacoma.

Pros: It is free with head unit purchase.

Cons: Cheap, thin plastic.

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2007 Prerunner Dash Kit

Kevin Y from Currituck, NC on 11/30/2012

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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Honestly, after reading the reviews on this site, I was very apprehensive about this kit. However, I couldn't have been more pleased with the results. The fit was a perfect, the appearance was great (looks like factory) and does as advertised. I followed the instructions, and had no problems. The kit is a very secure, tight fit with no movement (I used the supplied white pinch clips). To assure that the receiver (JVC KD-HDR70) did not vibrate/rattle within its sleeve, I used a small piece of rubber between the bottom of the receiver and the top of the storage compartment to act as a shock absorber -works great. Hope this takes away some anxiety.

Pros: Looks great, works great

Cons: none

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2006 Tacoma from Honolulu, Hawaii on 11/23/2012

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perfect fit, no problems

Pros: just like OEM

Cons: none

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Could do better

907Bill from Alaska on 11/19/2012

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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Where to start. The good first I suppose; The color and texture was pretty close to stock. You probably wouldn't notice otherwise unless you took a second glance. The fitting wasn't so good. I did a double DIN install and the top of the deck was flush but the bottom was sunken into the dash by a long ways. There is a small "filler" piece that is like a trim meant to take up some of this space, although it still left a gap at the bottom. I added some washers to the mounting brackets to kind of kick out the bottom to take up a little bit more space. The brackets I used to attach the deck to the car mounts were the stock, as the included ones attached in no way/shape/form (except for gluing them on there if one was so inclined). The kits was missing the size 6 screws to attach the clock/emergency light button to the dash piece, had to go to store and buy them. Also had to use the stock plastic pinch tabs to put on the new kit so that the front dash piece would stay in. I was pretty disappointed in this kit to summarize it.

Pros: color/texture was a close match

Cons: fitting sucks

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05+ Toyota Tacoma Kit

Ryan from Huntsville, AL on 11/5/2012

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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Anything that requires the end user to modify it with a dremel tool to fit isn't that great. The clock/hazard panel fitment was not good at all. Also make sure to remove the OEM plastic clips and put them on this unit. No where in the instructions did it mention that.

Pros: Looks OEM, versatile kit (DIN, Double DIN, etc), and free.

Cons: Poor fitment, Poor instructions.

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Metra brand is cheap

Dave from Vancouver, WA on 10/26/2012

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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The Metra DIN kit is really cheap. Meaning that it is not very good. It's weak and flimsy. Once installed completely, you can see it sort of popping up away from the dash. I used the factory clips instead of the ones in the kit, cause they did a better job of holding it in. I wished they sent a kit by Scosche. At least the Metra they send is free.

Pros: Free from Crutchfield when you order a stereo.

Cons: Very bad quality and fit with my application

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Totally unacceptable.

Jayhawkr from Lake Zurich, IL on 9/28/2012

2009 Toyota Tacoma

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I was dissapounted with this product.

Pros: The finish was adaquate, and looks OK in the vehicle.

Cons: The bracketry would not hold the radio in place. I had to fabricate additional brackets to support the weight of the radio and prevent it from popping out while driving. Totally unacceptable.

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Metra 99-8214 Dash Kit

Crutchfield customer from Colorado on 9/26/2012

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Nowhere near the quality I'd expect from Crutchfield. The plastic is thin and flimsy - I expect it to break after a few trips down rough roads. It offers no protection against theft & I doubt a thief would even need tools to pull the unit out. Getting the hazard / clock display out of the factory housing and into the new housing is far more involved than indicated and I'm not sure it's reversible if I need to go back to original. The face doesn't fit well at all and keeps popping out of the mounting holes. There is no way to adjust either the receiver mount or the face. Worst Crutchfield product I've ever seen.

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Had to improvise

David H from Wilmington NC on 9/9/2012

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Never could figure out how to secure the single din adaper to the dash surround, ended up glueing it. 4 way Hazard button sticks in new surround now. I need to take it all back out and sand or file the surround.

Pros: it was the right color

Cons: See review

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not so great

CG from Georgia on 9/7/2012

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Installed in my 2005 Tacoma. I don't know if I did it wrong or if I am missing something somewhere but after I got it all assembled and installed it is very loose in my dash. I drove over railroad tracks and the piece just popped out. I am having to wedge thick pieces of paper into the sides to get it to stay put. Without the paper, it doesn't stay flush against the dash.

Pros: Nice color, Not expensive

Cons: Not well designed.

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Perfect Match!

Crutchfield customer from Alexandria, LA on 7/29/2012

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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Had no problems at all with this. It is a perfect match form my 07 Tacoma (silver dimpled dash) and made for a nice tight fit!

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Better than expected

CJJ from Lodi, CA on 7/12/2012

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Having read reviews on this and other's like it I was concerned. The molding and finish was less than perfect, had to file a lot of stuff off of it, but it fit perfect. Color was acceptable. My biggest concern about it being loose was unfounded, fit very snug and the head unit looks good and it is stable. I installed a double DIN and it is bolted to the original mount, which I would recommend over a single.

Pros: very easy to use and install

Cons: finish could be better.

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Pretty good but leaves me looking for better.

BBYE V8 from St. Louis on 6/20/2012

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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It looks pretty good in my Tacoma, but the fit around the edges are perfect and the hazard button now sticks a little (it turns on fine, but sticks when trying to turn it off). Nothing a little time with a file won't fix. The instructions for taking apart the factory panel were horrible and unclear.

Pros: Color match.

Cons: Fit, instructions.

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Toyota Tacoma Mount Kit

KY_Rob from Northern KY, USA on 6/9/2012

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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The kit looks great, for color match and finish. The directions provided were very general, and lacked some critical details. It took some time and common sense to get everything in place. Fit for the hazard light button and OEM clock was less than perfect, and required some hand work for the button to clear properly. Trim panels around the head unit is sloppy, and required significant hand work for a quality install. I would recommend purchasing a higher-quality install kit, as this one is bush-league right out of the box.

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SCP from Austin, TX on 6/3/2012

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The fit was perfect. No issues.

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You get what you pay for

Stephen from Houston, TX on 6/1/2012

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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Color may have matched, but the color isn't consistant. There are 3 spots on it where it looks like the sprayers didn't cover it completely and the black color of the plastic shows through. Also there was extra plastic from the moulding process (usually called flash) that had to trimmed out of the way, which then left where it was trimmed a line of black where the plastic shows through. Over all in my 2008 Tacoma, it fits nice and tight, but I can easily see where everyone else is concerned about the flimsiness. I think I just got lucky on that part. It doesn't fit the head unit very well and I can see the steel case surrounding the head unit. I tried using the surround that came with the head unit to hide it, but then the silver dash piece wouldn't fit at all.

Pros: free

Cons: see above

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It's ok. Could be better.

Crutchfield customer from Dallas, TX on 5/30/2012

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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This is a OK product. The receiver holder is flimsy. I can shake the CD player, which annoys me. Other then that it works fine!

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It will work

JG from Chicago, IL on 5/20/2012

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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It looks great, but it would have been nicer if it was a single unit, rather than 2 parts. Being 2 parts, its never going to look perfect because the two parts dont connect together. Also, the plastic clips for the dash werent as good as the original clips so I had to take the original clips off the stock stereo. Once it was all installed it looks good though.

Pros: looks stock

Cons: clumsy install

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Crutchfield customer from The Villages ,FL on 5/17/2012

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looks nice but opening needs to be bigger, cannot fully access CD door b/c of large volume knob on unit

Pros: looks

Cons: not full compatible with CD head units

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2007 Tacoma

DanK from Hollister, Ca on 4/23/2012

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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Took a lot longer to install than it should have. Designed to fit 2 different types of OEM installations, so extra parts included. Deciding which ones were needed and which were not was confusing. Installation sheet's lack of clarity compounded difficulty.

Pros: It fits dash board almost perfectly.

Cons: Constructed of thin gauge plastic. Could not find way of utilizing OEM steel mounting brackets, so there's a lot of flex/ movement.

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Grat fit

Tacoman from Springdal, AR on 4/18/2012

2011 Toyota Tacoma

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Got the black unit for my 2011 Tacoma, fits and looks perfect

Pros: Looks and fits

Cons: One

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05-09 toyota tacoma headunit reciever

joe f from killeen tx on 4/9/2012

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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Directions werent very clear, had to double check my work constantly.

Pros: It worked for what i needed it to do.

Cons: Not exactly fool proof

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Ok at Best

Chris from Atlanta, GA on 4/3/2012

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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Great that it was free from Crutchfield - this kit was anywhere from 10 bucks to 30 bucks depending on the brand you chose and where you got it. I installed my in a 2006 Toyota Tacoma. The color match of the kit to the dash is pretty close but not exact (the difference is not enough to tell without really taking a good look). The kit isnt that sturdy however and the clips which come with it are pretty much useless in a Toyota. I ended up using the clips in the stock kit that I removed from the truck. I had several "fit" issues with my new head unit and this kit until I made the switch in clips. Once I did that everything fell right into place. The install has been solid ever since.

Pros: Free from Crutchfield Look is very close to dash Kit comes with double din and din units which is cool that they give you both

Cons: White clips in the install kit are useless -- go to your dealer and get stock clips or use your old stock clips if you can.

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Great Fit

zu from Aiea, Hawaii on 4/2/2012

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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CONVERTED MY 2012 TACOMA TO 2011 AFTER MARKET (2400 PIONEER) W/ BLUE TOOTH-DVD FROM CRUTCHFEILD USED EARLIER STYLE VENTS AND EVERYTHING LOOKS FACTORY!

Pros: EASY MOUNTING

Cons: WISHED SOMEONE MADE A KIT FOR 2012 TACOMAS

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In Dash Kit

raY from San Diego on 3/15/2012

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I give this a product an extra star because its free. But the quality is not all that great. The my hazard button looks crooked compared to stock.....Yes I installed it properly. But I can live with that. I mean its free.

Pros: Color matched the interior color. Looks great at a glance. Like its factory installed.

Cons: The top of the kit looks crooked.

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Great product for free!!

Chris B. from Slingerlands, NY on 3/1/2012

2009 Toyota Tacoma

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Color and style are a perfect match in my 2009 Tacoma! Like the fact that it adds a storage shelf under the unit to store my phone and iPod or other things. Had it professsionally installed and have to bring it back because radio is moving within the kit. Could be a clip issue.

Pros: Perfect interior match. Adds storage space under the unit.

Cons: Not a tight fit, but have to bring it back for a fix.

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Crutchfield customer from Pensacola, Fl. on 2/26/2012

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Matched my existing vehicle's interior perfectly.

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Close Fit

AA from Winter Park, FL on 2/3/2012

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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Doesn't fit perfect, but it's really close. Secures the unit well, just isn't exact.

Pros: Free, easy install

Cons: Not an exact fit

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Face plate is nice, the rest is garbage

Greg O from Patchogue N.Y. on 1/30/2012

2010 Toyota Tacoma

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The face plate is great, it like a stock piece. The plastic brackets that hold the radio unit in on my Tacoma are cheap.

Pros: Nice looking face plate.The clips supplied are a big help

Cons: Cheap plastic brackets

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Matches Well fits bad

Crutchfield customer from Mrmphis TN on 1/29/2012

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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The color and texture match well. The instructions are pretty bad and the fit is not very good. The clips do not stay in well. It does not fall out but it does not hold well. You also have to try to line up the stero with the bracket because the stero bolts to the truck and the kit bolts to the frame. I ended up buying another kit that they color did not match as well but was better designed to fit.

Pros: It was free with the streo and I could have made it work

Cons: Instructions are very poor and it is difficult to install.

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face plate

Ken Q from Ormond Beach, FL on 1/24/2012

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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Nice, I can't believe crutchfield gave this to me with my purchase for free. Looks original, I like the little storage area under the deck for the remote, call phone, and mp3 player.

Pros: 1. Looks original 2. Fit and finish is great

Cons: none

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Metra 99-8214 Dash Kit

Crutchfield customer from Orange County Ca. on 1/22/2012

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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fit surprisingly well. I have never installed a car stereo before this unit was a natural. I even gained an unexpected storage compartment built into the unit that turns out to be a great place to store my phone

Pros: ease of use and compatable finish

Cons: none

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TAKE YOUR TIME!!!

JTrim from Indianapolis, IN on 1/4/2012

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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This is a great looking product but take your time installing it. The only reason I gave it 4 stars and not 5 was it need to be cleaned up a bit. I had to take the edge of a knife to all of the openings and clean them up from what I assume is overflow from the plastic mold/paint. I also had trouble getting the white clips on the back of the face plate to attach properly. I actually had to sand down the arm the the clips attach to to finally get them to click in. I have seen some reviews where people say the face plate doesnt stay attached to the dash of the truck. I belive the issue is those white clips not catching properly on the face plate. Make SURE you tug on the white clips to make sure they dont pop off the face plate BEFORE installing it into the dash. If they do pull off, sand the arm down and try again. Last but not least, Call crutchfield for help or there is always YOUTUBE...

Pros: Looks and fits great! Wanted a stock look in the truck and I got it!

Cons: Took a lot of time to trim the faceplate so that it had a clean look. Also had to sand down the plastic where the white clips attach to the face plate so they would clip on and not slide off.

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Great product!

Brad B. from EDH, CA on 11/11/2011

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Overall this is an outstanding product. I've owed the silver kit, but switched my dash to black. Both are excellent and fit my nav system perfectly. This is a great product and is perfect for people who want to add nav to their Tacoma.

Pros: Great fit, matches factory black texture and color. Looks professional.

Cons: better fit around D-DIN unit to avoid squeaking on rough roads.

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Read instructions before you start.

Rick from Phoenix, AZ on 10/11/2011

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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This adapter has many applications for the multitude of head units available. Know which parts you will need for your radio to make install easy and fast.

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Johnny from Atlanta, GA on 10/11/2011

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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Got this mounting kit for my Pioneer 7300BT and it works pretty nicely. This should work well for most installs. After installing it personally, I've noticed several issues. The head unit still has a lot of left to right sway in it. The clips in the top portion are never fully inserted like the bottom clips. When I press the emergency signal button, it gets stuck. Could be because of my lack of experience with installing, so I'm going to try reinstalling and fixing it just in case I missed something.

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Nice product

Basilio from Sunland Park, NM on 10/7/2011

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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I took it out of the box and was impressed, looked exactly like my truck's pannel. It was easy to install...

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Fits but could be a little higher quality

toy4runr85 from Phoenix, AZ on 9/23/2011

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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I installed a Kenwood single-din head unit with this kit. Everything fits, however the finish is a little rough (mold flashing visible for instance). Had to trim the excess plastic, and had to trim the hole for the hazard flasher button. Also, I realize the price would be much more, but if the mount and black plastic surround was aluminum instead of plastic (the factory radio mount is aluminum) it would be MUCH better. I plan to fabricate most of this out of aluminum in the future. Overall it's fine. Works like it should, fits (see above), and the "golf-ball" texture and color matches the OEM interior bits. The little cubby under the radio is handy for a place to store my iPod.

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weak instructions

LarryG from Dover NH on 8/24/2011

2011 Toyota Tacoma

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I bought an Alpine radio for my Tacoma. I read the reviews of the installation kit and they were not very positive, but they were true. Crutchfield instructions are great, easy to use with helpful photos. The instructions that came with the kit were not clear what parts were to be used and the pictures were not very helpful. The fit of the face unit was only fair and had to be trimmed. Though I will say that it looks good when it is installed. Better instructions would help, but it you need a face plate to fit, you can make it work.

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ian from Seattle, WA on 8/10/2011

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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There were no directions to install this kit, so my friend and I spent a while trying to figure out how the pieces go together, in what order, and which ones to use. We're both pretty smart, but it was a little frustrating because a simple piece of paper with a diagram would have saved us a good 30 min or more. It would also convince me that I put it together right, which I'm not totally sure about since I can pull out the head unit by grabbing onto the face plate. I don't think that's supposed to happen. Also, the thin frame that goes around the face plate keeps falling off, so I'm constantly pushing the pieces of this kit back together. The gray piece has a few extra millimeters of plastic running into the cutouts that I'll need to trim with a knife so it doesn't look like my car was made in China. Overall, I'm disappointed with the kit, but since it was free, it's really hard to complain. The local big box store wanted to charge me $40 for the same thing, and then $20 for the harness, both of which Crutchfield included at no cost.

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Replaced stock stereo (silver) with JVC KW-XR810 and a black in dash r

KLH from Bakersfield, CA on 8/8/2011

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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The in dash unit supplied by crutchfield are good units. I replaced the silver colored stock stereo in my 2007 Tacoma with a black in dash unit supplied for free with my stereo. I thought the black unit would look better with the stereo, but I was worried the color would not match the charcoal colored parts of my dash. Luckilly, the colors match perfectly, and the stereo looks good with the black colored dash kit.

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Works well

Greg from CDA, Idaho on 7/31/2011

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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I would have given 5 stars if the mounts that hold the sleeve to the truck were more secure and not plastic. This fits perfectly and looks like stock - and it was very easy to install. Only problem was that once installed it is possible for the unit to shift and you have to slide it back in place. I feel like it's pretty easy to steal my stereo with something as weak as this.

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Finished Product Looks Great!

RandyD from Cedar Crest, NM on 7/23/2011

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As others have stated: Getting the old clock unit out was a little time consuming and difficult to get out without breaking something. Mounting brackets are pretty flimsy. I had to take a knife to trim the four posts that hold the snap-in fittings to they would hold onto the posts. The final result looks and fits great. Tight, no squeaks or rattles.

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DW from Nashville, TN on 7/20/2011

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The mounting kit matches the interior trim well. Installation instructions were easy to follow. The kit fits the vehicle well. My only problem with the kit is with the hazard light. It has taken some sanding with very fine sandpaper to get the button to move in and out smoothly. I have more work to do as it still hangs from time to time.

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Not impressed...

Jim from Tripp, SD on 7/6/2011

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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I was not impressed with this kit. I felt the instructions and accompanying photos were next to worthless. This leaves one struggling to assemble it and put in in place with little to no help. The support brackets included are lame, at best. They are flimsy and soft plastic...tighten the bolts with care. The opening for the radio leaves much to be desired and the opening for the hazard switch must be trimmed to keep the button from sticking. I was able to get everything in and it looks acceptable, but it needn't have been such a struggle. Clearer instructions and photos would have been of great help.

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Nice Fit...

Mugabi from Austin, TX on 5/16/2011

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The kit fit my Tacoma well, but as others mention, the plastic feels a bit flimsy and cheap. I too wish the brackets were better quality. During the installation, I was VERY careful because I felt as though I might break or crack the plastic, but fortunately, I didn't.

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Alton from Charleston SC on 5/10/2011

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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This product was absolutely horrible! First, the kit does not allow you to use the full Din slide as provided by the stereo manufacturer. The fit was terrible, using either the stereo trim plate or the Metra trim plate. Screws were missing and the slide brackets that hold the stereo would not stay clipped in place. I called Crutchfield and they made good on the item....kudos to tech support at crutchfield.......I purchased the Scosche kit made for my truck...night and day difference! The scosche is def. the way to go......

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Decent fit, looks great, may require some trimming

JoeyT from Alexandria, VA on 5/8/2011

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At the top of this kit, there is a minor gap, maybe just a few millimeters short. The Hazard button will be very tight. I had to trim some of it out with a knife. Also had to do some trimming around the piece that goes around the double din stereo I installed (Jensen VM9324). Overall, it almost looks stock, other than being black instead of silver/grey like the original stereo. Easy instructions, especially for double din stereos.

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jtex from Houston TX on 4/29/2011

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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Installation of this kit was not very hard at all. My only complaint is that the brackets to mount the whole kit to the dash was made out of (in my opinion) very weak plastic. When I was putting the bolts in to make a snug fit it started warping the plastic and it even started to crack a bit with just a tad bit of pressure. Personally I wish the brackets were made out of metal like the stock ones, but other than that my new stereo fit fine and everything went into place.

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kd4iea from Woodbridge,Va on 4/22/2011

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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Guess i was not one of the lucky, all the plastic in the kit is warped. Very poor fit when put together. Had to work to make anything look right. HINT,, super glue the trim fill in or it will show a gap.

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More Than Adequate

Tom T from Spokane, WA on 4/4/2011

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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The color matched pretty well. The installation was solid. Everything lined up OK.

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Allan C. from North Augusta, SC on 3/28/2011

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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I wasn't sure which color to get when I ordered this kit, so I went with the black one to be on the safe side......the factory one is silver. I made the right choice....in my opinion the black one makes the whole dash look better in my Tacoma. Installation was a snap thanks to Crutchfields easy to follow instructions....this is a nice product with high quality :-)

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Bill from northeast Pa. on 3/16/2011

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Kit fit perfect for single size receiver, looks like factory, I chose the black after reading reviews.

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Hector from Honolulu, HI on 3/1/2011

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The Metra kit has a better color match than Scosche but thats about it . Scosche fit much better and kept more of the factory look. I went with Scosche

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easy install

point from California on 2/12/2011

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I have installed a few radios and this kit makes the install very easy - the hardest part is getting the clock module out of the stock radio - I went with black because the silver kit is just the black kit painted silver lol. Crutchfield supplies excellent step by step instructions / make sure you get the harness - take it from somebody that has to fix others mistakes - the last thing you want to do is cut up your factory harness- bottom line - take your time and have fun-

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Mike from Monroe, La on 2/8/2011

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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Nice panel and it fits good. Looks like a factory radio/cd mounting. Could use a little better instructions on the existing panel removal.

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Poor Quality

KenB from Long Beach, CA on 2/2/2011

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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This is fairly thin plastic and if you put in a larger 2DIN unit that weights a couple of pounds, it just does not hold it well. So, it shakes a bit when driving. Also, the finish of the plastic is not all that great. My emergency flasher button rubs on one side due to the molding of the plastic was not all that clean and had to shave some off. I'm looking for a better replacement now.

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CindyB from Morgantown, WV on 2/2/2011

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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I used this kit to install a JVC Arsenal KDA-615. The fit was perfect but the gray finish is slightly brighter than I had hoped for but doesn't stand out too terribly.

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Crutchfield customer from columbia, sc on 1/31/2011

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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everything fit / worked perfectly

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mike from Georgetown, Ky. on 1/30/2011

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The appearance and look of it is on target but the fitment of the one I got is off. The hole where the hazard signal button is at is off somewhat and I keep having to push one of the clips back in daily. I think I may have got one that is deffective.

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Bad Fit, TWICE!

Josh from WV on 1/16/2011

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Instructions that came with the installation gear were confusing; in fact, the installation gear was horrible! It shipped with missing screws, missing clips, and the faceplate didn't fit the radio very well. Crutchfield sent out a new one, which fixed most of those problems; however it still rubs against my hazard light switch even after I cut out the opening to accommodate it, and I can still see around the receiver into my dash because the faceplate is not a good custom fit for the JVC double DIN radio I ordered. And as one other reviewer mentioned, removing the clock/hazard light assembly from the factory radio was very tedious and the instructions did not go into detail about how to remove it. (It had a little b&w picture of the assembly with an arrow pointing away lol). Once I got it completely installed, it does seem sturdy, and the color isn't a bad match up. I don't, however, like the recessed look of the faceplate where it meets the radio. It definitely doesn't look like the sleek factory radio finish that I was expecting. I think Crutchfield should look for a new manufacturer of installation gear because this quality does not meet the standards I have come to appreciate from Crutchfield!

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Scott from Houston, TX on 12/9/2010

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I used this kit to install a Kenwood DNX9140. The fit and finish was perfect. It matched the dash perfectly. Couldn't have asked for a better kit.

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Looks great

LR from SB, CA on 12/8/2010

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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The install kit worked out great, and looks just as good as the factory mounting did on my '06 Tacoma. A minor nit, and advice would be that some of the plastic molded parts needed to be shaved a bit with a knife to fit properly. But, as long as you don't force anything, it's pretty obvious when a bit of mold overflow is blocking the fit.

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Great Kit

AndrewK from Chesapeake, VA on 12/3/2010

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Even after reading the reviews I was skeptical about how well it will match the dash, i was shocked, it looks good. I mean really good. No issues with anything fitting correctly at all. Getting the clock/hazard assembly out of the old factory stereo was a tad bit challenging, but over all it was very simple. several of my friends did not notice i installed a after market radio just because of how well it blends in.

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Beancounter from Greensboro, NC on 12/2/2010

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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Installed easily in my '08 Tacoma. Fit and finish are good - texture is a good match for OEM. No issues getting my flasher button and clock/airbag light to fit. Looks like they have addressed the size of the flasher button hole that earlier reviews noted as an issue.

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Lee from Riverdale, GA on 11/23/2010

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The kit was an easy install fit perfect looks nice and clean in the truck a very nice kit

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Sydney from Silver Spring, MD on 11/6/2010

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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Everything was good, looked flushed but there were no holes in the 2 top tabs to put the OEM clips back in

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Larry from NY on 9/21/2010

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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Installed as expected. Fit around the clock is not perfect, but is overall a clean fit/finish. The extra pocket (for DIN) is slim and doesn't fit a lot of stuff, but I'll find the right thing to put in there. The silver finish matches stock and is a nice match.

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Great KiT

Liveonce1 from CA on 9/9/2010

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Great Kit for tacoma, installed flawlessly.

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Terry from Tampa, FL on 8/27/2010

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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the faceplate was more grey than black but it perfectly matches the other dark grey on the dash so i feel it is a perfect fit and finish. the instructions are clear and everything fit fine. i know some reviews state that the flasher button would not work but mine works fine.

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Randy from Haleiwa, HI on 8/1/2010

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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Definitely a nice matching and fitting kit. I don't understand the complaints with the instructions. I felt they were fairly explanatory and easy to follow. Overall, I'm impressed and satisfied with the dash kit.

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WOW!! improve this

southernboy from balm florida on 6/19/2010

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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Holy cow the instuctions are horrible the kit seems flimsy and might not hold the radio firm but the texture does match the interior very well. Hope a better one comes along SOON.

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Ultimately Very Happy

taco05 from NorCal on 5/11/2010

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Instructions were very bad. Be prepared to make a few educated guesses because some steps are not there. I was a little worried because of the neg feedback, but I just finished installing the silver unit with JVC stereo in my 05 double cab and I am very happy with finished product. No filing or product modification was necessary. Fit is tight, even, and looks as good or better than I espected. Color and dimples are as nice as OEM. Overall this is my 4th Taco and this was my easiest install. Why did I wait this long!!! I also put in 2, 6x9s in the front doors and 2, 6.5s in the rear doors tonight. Fronts were easy. I used mounts for the 6x9s. Yeah!

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Good but could use improvement

Crutchfield customer from Oxford, PA on 4/13/2010

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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The kit was pretty good but I did find that if you can not use some of the stock parts it was flimsy. I have a '06 Tacoma and the main face plate looks pretty good but when I put in my Kenwood DDX-616 there is a some wiggle room between the black insert that goes around the face of the receiver and inside the window cut out of the silver housing. I was hoping for a much tighter fit and a look that made it seem like a stock radio and not one was upgraded.

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Crutchfield customer from Southern California on 3/23/2010

2008 Toyota Tacoma

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Fit works as expected, however it is not as sturdy as the metal brakets that come on the OEM radio. Also, the OEM clock does not sit flush as expected, it sits about 1/8 back.

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Glad it was free

Crutchfield customer from Burlington, Vt on 3/8/2010

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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I liked the black finish compared to my factory oem silver & I was able to figure out how to make this kit work. Did not use the plastic brackets for it was way too flimsy with the deck's factory sleeve. Too much flex for my liking so I used my factory radio metal brackets though wasn't able to affix the trim ring/single din portion of the kit anywhere. Not to mention the pocket was warped. The setup seems messed up but somehow made it work until I can figure out another way or get a non-warped pocket from crutchfield. Gonna call tomorrow.

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Crutchfield customer from Rradcliff, KY on 3/8/2010

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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purchased for 06 Tacoma fits perfectly

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It works..

Crutchfield customer from Portland, OR on 1/29/2010

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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It works for my 2007 Tacoma. Not an ideal fit - some of the metal casing of the stereo is visible at the top if you look clesely, there are gaps on the sides of the trim plate. Generally matched the appearance of the rest of the center console. The molding is very poor quality - I had to grind a few of the parts down to make them fit together (during pre-assembly - all parts from the kit manufacturer!) and there are visible signs of the injection process on the lower front (which fortunately no one will likely ever see). It does work and fits firmly in place despite the disappointing quality.

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It's ok

Earl from Virginia on 7/31/2009

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It works, but the finish could look better, looks like someone just took a can of silver spray paint to it, so it doesn't look as nice as the factory facade . The Instructions were terrible, took me an hour to figure out how my single Din radio mounted in the dash. The brackets are plastic and flimsy. I think the SCOSCHE model has metal ones. If I had to do it again I would buy the SCOSCHE kit.

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It's Okay...

Greg from Andover, MN on 6/27/2009

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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The installation worked, but the instructions were not clear for my 2005 Tacoma. I had to improvise to come up with a configuration that worked for my Pioneer radio, with the parts provided. The mounting brackets on the stock radio are metal, and the ones provided in this kit are plastic & flimsy. The radio can be moved in the dash, and the faceplate interferes with the faceplate removal. Overall though, it worked.

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Clips, clips, clips....

Matthew from Birmingham, AL on 6/24/2009

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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I used single DIN setup. 2007 Prerunner. What's up with the trim on the very top? IT WON'T STAY IN PLACE. I've tried everything I know to do and it keeps popping out. How embarassing and what a disappointment. I've got to get this fixed.

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Perfect fit but cheap brackets

vjc from Wilmingotn DE on 6/19/2009

2005 Toyota Tacoma

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