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American International HON-K809 Dash Kit

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Overview

American International HON-K809

This American International HON-K809 kit allows you to install a single-DIN (2" tall) or shaft-style car stereo in your vehicle's dash opening. Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this kit is compatible with your vehicle. Warranty: 60 days.

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

What's in the Box:

  • Radio housing w/ integrated pocket
  • Trim-ring
  • 2 Shaft inserts
  • 2 Brackets
  • Installation Instructions
Reviews

American International HON-K809 Dash Kit Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(153 Reviews)

perfect

james from Graham, WA on 5/12/2017

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

just what I needed

Pros: had to have

Cons: none

Fine, fits. But lower quality plastic. Cheap and cheerful.

Scott B. from Lawrence, KS on 4/12/2017

2001 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is fine, it fits, which is most important. The look in terms of plastic quality is not quite up to stock interior specs (for 2001 Honda Civic). For example the doored storage area below your stock stereo will now be a lower quality plastic opening. But it works. It was free. Can't complain.

Pros: fits. eases installation.

Cons: lower quality. loss of storage area with door (which is nice on a stock Honda Civic)

American International HON-K809 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Marquette, MI on 1/26/2017

2005 Honda Civic Hybrid
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

fits super flush and easy to install.

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perfect fit

tig from Stuart fl. on 1/22/2017

2001 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great fit

Pros: Good fit

Cons: None

Decent Fit, Good Pocket

Rhett from Salt Lake City, UT on 1/2/2017

2003 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit well for the most part. Had to trim some plastic remains from the molding process and it didn't fit quite flush to the dashboard as I would like. Could have made some additional modifications to accomplish the flush fit but would have sacrificed the tight fit to do so. American International is an ok brand, on par with Scosche, but I'm a Metra fan.

Pros: Better than not having a kit. Fills the extra odd space left behind by the factory unit. Provides a pocket underneath instead of just blank wasted space.

Cons: Doesn't fit as flush to the dash as I would like, but I'm being nit-picky.

American International HON-K809 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Quarryville, PA on 12/25/2016

2001 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

worked great. Easy to install and looks fine.

Pros: Easy install and looks great.

Cons: none

Gets the job done but not perfectly

Sam from Castlewood, VA on 12/21/2016

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This dash kit does not fit flush; it sticks out roughly 1/16, and the finish does not match the factory either. The stereo unit I purchased has this cool carbon fiber look on the face-plate so I covered the dash kit in carbon fiber to match. That solved (hides) the problem of the look of the dash kit. Nothing can be done about the slight protrusion though which isn't too noticeable. I also reused the factory metal cradle (that secures the radio) instead of the plastic clips that come with the dash kit.

Pros: Okay fit, okay finish

Cons: Okay fit, okay finish

Poor quality, poor fitment

Jake from Denver, CO on 12/5/2016

2002 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Terrible fit and very poor quality plastic. The trim panel sticks out roughly 1/4" around the edge where the panel meets the dashboard. The grain of the plastic is extremely cheap-looking and does not match the adjacent stock plastics at all. In addition - very flimsy, the plastic cracked just to the right of the radio face location.

Pros: None

Cons: Terrible quality, poor plastic appearance, flimsy, poor fit

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ras from Sacramento, CA on 10/10/2016

2003 Honda Civic
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fit was not as perfect or nice as the factory unit but i can live with it :) - i will try to use the stock unit to house the new stereo.

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Civic Replacement Radio Trim

JoeS from Vero Beach, FL on 9/11/2016

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Well made product and functional but t's visual appearance after install not ideal ; did not sit flush ( protruded about 1/16" ) and the trim face finish was uneven and did not blend well with the Honda dash. To help compensate for the deficiency I rubbed ( dulled ) the face trim finish slightly with mild abrasive to improve uniformity and then applied a light application of a plastic finish restorer ( i.e. Mother's M-Tech / ArmorAll ).

Pros: Robust plastic construction

Cons: Less than ideal fit & finish

American International HON-K809 Dash Kit

Tim G from Rocklin, CA on 7/22/2016

2001 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works perfect!

Pros: Easy install

Cons: none

2001 Honda Civic

Cliff from South San Francisco, CA on 5/11/2016

2001 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits well in a 2001 Honda Civic

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American International HON-K809 Dash Kit

cindy from martinsburg, WV on 1/23/2016

2001 Honda Civic DX
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just what i needed best price fast shipping

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American International HON-K809 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Colorado on 1/2/2016

2003 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy install with this

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So Easy

JK from Roscoe, IL on 1/1/2016

2001 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

With this kit & the master sheet, installing a new car stereo for my daughter was too easy. So glad I didn't pay $150+ for professional installation.

Pros: Perfect fit in the dash.

Cons: none

gets the job done

JNC from North Carolina on 12/1/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

needed for install, but disappointed with quality - doesn't fit dash/sticks out a bit and doesn't quite match the color. Downgrade from factory pocket with door. I wish their had been an alternative to this product

Pros: free

Cons: replaces factory pocket with door, doesn't fit quite right, instructions were unclear

Fit is good but not great

Jake M from Mumford, New York on 11/20/2015

2003 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As other reviews mentioned, the fit is good with this kit but it's not great. It sticks out about 1/16-1/8" on the drivers side.

Pros: Free

Cons: Fit is decent, but could be better

good

Jerry from Texas on 10/4/2015

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

great

Pros: good

Cons: none

Easy install

alusion from Maryland on 8/16/2015

2005 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Too simple

Pros: Just slides right in and locks in place

Cons: none

Not appearance as factory unit

ttony from Connecticut on 7/5/2015

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Did not fit all the way in. Unit pertruding out from dash. Color is a bit of gray and doesn't match the original factory dash.

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Perfect Fit

KimM from Wisconsin on 6/17/2015

2005 Honda Civic
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Bought stereo but ended up selling car before it was installed. Contacted Crutchfield to see what solution was for new car and they told me this product was needed. Perfect fit - looks great.

Pros: Fits as directed, inexpensive

Cons: none

Overall Satisfied

GReg from Pennsylvania on 4/28/2015

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product installs relatively easy. I'm confident I followed the directions but once installed in my 2004 Civic EX the adapter had a bit of a projected surface that made it seem it wasn't a perfect fit, or it could be installer error. Depending on what model receiver you have you may or may not need the side rails and front plate, it would be nice if this was mentioned in the instructions, however such matters may also be considered common sense. I cannot complain to much because it does it's job.

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Great product

Jeremy from Iowa on 4/26/2015

2003 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product was what was needed. Great fit!

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American International HON-K809 Dash Kit

Anonymous from baltimore, md on 4/19/2015

2004 Honda Civic Hybrid
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fitment is pretty good, included head unit trim piece doesn't come close to the head unit, plenty of options to mount. Although I used a cage since the side brackets wouldn't clear. For free included with purchase, I can't complain much.

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hardware for new car stereo

Dave from Virginia on 4/6/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crutchfield has supplied exactly what we need as far as hardware goes - it makes the installation very simple and the end result looks great. I think I have purchased 5-6 new car stereos over the years and each one comes out great. Their online chat support has also been excellent.

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dale from Louisville, ky on 3/29/2015

2001 Honda Civic LX
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The kit took a little longer than expected to arrive but was fairly simple to install

Pros: it was simple to install

Cons: it took a little longer than estimated to arrive

It was free

Free from New York on 3/17/2015

2001 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great free product to install your new stereo

Pros: Best part is that it comes free with purchase

Cons: Wish the product was a bit firm it feels cheap

Does the Job

Anonymous from Chicago on 3/17/2015

2001 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This kit is functions totally fine. I would personally prefer if it came with the pocket/door that the standard stereo has below it, but this worked fine for mounting my new stereo.

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works cool

guz from Pennsylvania on 3/9/2015

2001 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

works very well

Pros: boss man

Cons: plastic

Could be better

Anonymous from Orlando, FL on 3/8/2015

2005 Honda Civic Hybrid
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits the dashboard opening well but it would be better if there was a way to anchor the bottom of the insert. It rattles a small bit at high speed.

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Finishes the job

Tad P. from Goodview, Va on 2/27/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Looks good. Fits good.

Pros: You can get a professional look in your own garage!

Cons: There is a small gap around the edge of the radio when done. It's not a big detraction, but it's the only reason I didn't give it the 5-star rating.

Gets the job done

etrain from California on 2/22/2015

2003 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Looks fine, fits OK. Little gap around the stereo and the materials feel kinda cheap - but totally fine and can't argue too much for the price.

Pros: Cheap, works.

Cons: Fit, materials.

Good fit

jess from Seymour, TN on 2/19/2015

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit, looks factory

Pros: looks nice

Cons: None

I guess I was missing parts

Nanosect from Jacksonville, IL on 2/14/2015

2001 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So i only received 4 out of the 6 pieces, and was Still able to install this with no issues.

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American International HON-K809 Dash Kit

bb from madison wi on 2/9/2015

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Poor Fit, Color didn't match, Can't continue to use my larger factory compartment that has a door. Pretty much as others stated but thought I'd give it a try.. Does it work, yes, but I'm going to have to look around for something better and throw this in the trash when I get something else.

Pros: None

Cons: The thing didn't fit well, lost the rigidity of the original mount. Color didn't match. Can't incorporate the original factory cubby with it door. The compartment that is built in in smaller than the original it replaced. No other option from Crutchfield. I guess thats what you get when it's free...

Not what I was expecting

RBC from Bonaire, GA on 1/19/2015

2002 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I've not had to use a dash kit since the late 90's. I'm pretty sure the quality was higher back then. This dash kit does not fully sit flush with the dash. And the texture/finish of the plastic is not the same as my dash. I'm not sure why they didn't just make an adapter for the radio portion alone. This thing forces you to remove the stock compartment w/ door to an always open compartment. Needless to say, I'm not impressed.

Pros: It was free.

Cons: Fit, finish, design.

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born2bogey from Alabama on 12/29/2014

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works as advertised, great add-on by Crutchfield

Pros: Fit, finish, cost

Cons: none

Its Okay...

Anonymous from Navarre, FL on 11/10/2014

2005 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The item was easy to attach to the new radio but installation didn't go exactly smoothly. The main bezel has clips that attach to the frame of the stock radio cutout, and they don't seem to be in the best places. The bezel I received sticks out in certain places no matter how much I press on it. The clips are all locked into place so there is no chance that it will go in any further. I might have received a dud, but I was not happy about the gap that is around parts of the bezel after installation. I did get on chat with and explained my situation, but I was told to contact tech support. I didn't feel that this was necessary based on what I explained about the gap and the clips.

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: Doesn't fit well into the stock radio spot (Honda Civic).

American International HON-K809 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Newton, MA on 9/29/2014

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good tech support and fit well

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American International HON-K809 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Stone Park, IL on 9/13/2014

2002 Honda Civic HX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wish the fit and color was better but for price can not complain too much .

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: fit and color

It's ok

Nate from Chico, CA on 9/1/2014

2001 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The mounting kit clipped in confidently but one side does not sit flush with the dash. It is a noticeably lighter shade and different texture than the black plastic of my 2001 Civic. The pocket is not as deep as the OEM pocket but thankfully doesn't have the holes in the back that I've heard of in other kits. A door like the OEM pocket would have been nice but understandably would have made the kit more expensive. It does it's job and it was cheap (thanks Crutchfield!) but in hindsight I would have preferred to spend more to find an OEM quality mounting kit (though I don't think those exist)

Pros: Cheap Easy to install Solid fit Has a storage pocket

Cons: Color and texture different from stock dash Fit isn't perfect, it doesn't sit flush on one side Storage pocket is shallow

Product review....HON-K809

John from Mount Vernon, Il on 8/26/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is what I have come to expect from the team at Crutchfield. This kit and the supplied wiring accessories was top notch for fitment and appearance A simple and short call to the tech department and my needs were met and my product was on the way. My install was clean, quick and just the way I like. Professional. Just like Team Crutchfield!!

Pros: This was just what I needed to a great install in my Honda. Clean and fast. Pro service!!

Cons: Not a one!!

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Phil from Missouri on 8/26/2014

2001 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good product

Pros: Easy

Cons: None

Only Just Adequate

wcates from Nashua, NH on 8/25/2014

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Dimensionally the unit fits perfectly but sticks out about 16th of an inch. The insert lacks the CD door that the OEM has. The unit is a shade lighter then the OEM inclosure. The stereo seats not flush with the unit but a few degrees pointed up. I am not a picky person but I imagine someone who was would not be pleased with this installation package. For me my stereo is secure so the kit served its purpose.

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Good stuff..

Dan from California on 8/10/2014

2002 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits perfectly, nothing to trim or adjust. Free shipping was great, very fast as well. Outstanding!!

Pros: all good

Cons: none

American International HON-K809 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Lebanon, VA on 7/28/2014

2003 Honda Civic Hybrid
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install.

Pros: Ease of installation

Cons: cheap material

Excellent

Mudito from Miami Fl on 7/22/2014

2002 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome Kit easy to put together

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Worked for me

Anonymous from Cleveland OH on 7/5/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It's truly a pain to install a new head unit in a Honda. I had no difficulties using this product and its ease was a nice change of pace from the nightmare of deconstructing the center console of my Honda.

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Fit

G Lee from Stafford, VA on 6/20/2014

2005 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Item fits the space for my 2005 Honda Civic Value Package; the pocket is not as deep as the stock, so items that I usually store there stick out more than before.

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Fits perfectly

SW from Carmichael.CA on 5/7/2014

2003 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This fits perfectly with Honda 2003 Civic EX

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Great kit

Bigwillie50 from Lexington,NC on 5/5/2014

2003 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good fit

Pros: Fit is almost as good as factory

Cons: Cubby under radio needs a door

Great fit

Eric from Bakersfield, CA on 4/26/2014

2005 Honda Civic Hybrid
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits great & looks good.

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HONK809 In-dash Receiver Kit

GeorgeB from Glendale, CA on 4/15/2014

2002 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed this in a 2002 Honda Civic EX with a Pioneer DEH-X6600BT. The color matches but the texture does not but it still looks nice. The instructions were pretty much useless. A simple diagram would have helped a great deal. I went for the ISO Mount install. First, the triangular mounting brackets do not fit - even after removing the locator posts in the dash panel - and the slots do not align with any of the screw holes in the radio. My advice - ditch the mounting brackets, don't bother cutting off the locator posts and use the screw holes in the steel mounting bracket. They line up perfectly with the screw holes in the radio. Done! The small rectangular pieces shown in the picture above - that reviewers here can't figure out what to do with - well, the manufacturer figured they were useless too as they are no longer included in the kit. The matching trim ring included with the kit does give the install a sleek look but it leaves a large gap along the bottom - the width of about two CDs.

Pros: - free - sleek looking & sturdy install

Cons: - poor instructions - included trim ring leaves a gap along bottom - useless parts included that made the install much more confusing than it needed to be

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Amanda from Tyler, TX on 4/3/2014

2003 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits decent, not quite flush on one side, but better then I expected.

Pros: Easy to install, color matches.

Cons: Not sure what the side triangle pieces were for, didn't seem to be any room for them anyway. Also the bin is smaller then the factory one.

American International HON-K809 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Spokane, WA on 3/31/2014

2003 Honda Civic Hybrid
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit great, however it bulges out very slightly on one side

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It works

Rivern from New Jersey on 3/7/2014

2001 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install. Only complaint is that it isn't completely flush along the edges (at leas on my 01 civic). It sort of bulges out slightly on the left side. Other than that, the radio fits in quite tight and the color matches perfectly.

Pros: Easy to install & color matches the rest of the dash.

Cons: Not completely flush along the edges.

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JoeB from Norcross, GA on 2/10/2014

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The color matched quite nicely (was not specified at order time) and I have plenty of uses for the area below the radio (like holding the remote or other small accessories. My only issue is the mounting in the Honda makes the radio face point upward in stead of straight out. It provides a lot of reflection and difficult to use the remote for the radio.

Pros: Easy to install, good color match

Cons: Direction of radio seems to be upward instead of straight out.

American International HON-K809 In-dash Receiver Kit

john from polk city fl on 1/22/2014

2001 Honda Civic DX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I got it in but was not easy ,,instructions are not very clear,never did get the trim plate installed but radio looks ok without it

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Nice kit

Dan from Pacific Grove, CA on 1/5/2014

2005 Honda Civic
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Simple, works well

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Looks Great, Tight Fit

danf from Enterprise AL on 11/20/2013

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This kit looks almost as good as the original equipment dash panel in my 2004 Honda Civic. My daughter loves that the little box below the radio doesn't have a door. That where she puts her connected phone. The instruction were weak. When it says 'sandwich' the side plates between the original steel frame - they aren't kidding. More than tight fit and needed screws to achieve final squeeze. Plan on being a little crafty with a box cuter.

Pros: Free, looks great from the drivers compartment

Cons: Instructions lacking and 'sandwiching' was exciting but worked.

A Perfect fit

GamingSanctum Productions from Bakersfield, CA on 10/2/2013

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was very, VERY, concerned with how difficult the install process would be. I had never installed a car receiver before this. It was as simple as following the included directions and popping out the old receiver and plugging in the new one! No problems what-so-ever. The adapter kit fit perfectly (as they promised) and it looks incredible!

Pros: -Easy to install -FREE WITH PURCHASE OF MY RECEIVER -Seems to be of quality strength

Cons: -NONE

Thirty minutes from start to finish

Ordinary Bib from Oradell, NJ on 9/15/2013

2001 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Like everything from Crutchfield, it fit.

Pros: Great fit, solid construction.

Cons: Instructions were a bit light, but I managed through it.

Not terrible

mattx900 from az on 9/1/2013

2002 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Pretty much every thing about this kit is an almost, the finish is almost nice, the fit was almost good, the instructions were almost OK. The finish is pretty cheap but it was free with my stereo so I guess I can't complain too much. It almost fit great in the console but there are definitely edges that protrude. I couldn't figure out for the life of me how the side supports were supposed to fit, on my car there just wasn't room for them between the deck and the steel support structure, period. Even if there was i would have had to modify them to meet the screw holes they are supposed to connect to, pretty disappointed at that cause i wasn't keen on not supporting the back of the deck at all, but that's what i had to do. The instructions are terrible, no pictures or diagrams whatsoever and the text is not clear enough, i wrestled with those side supports for 40 mins before giving up and moving on. Also the kit comes with these little rectangular pieces that look like they should be showing on the dash somewhere or something, but they don't tell you anything about what they are or where they should go, and I couldn't find anywhere for them. Oh yeah, the bin thing is kinda small too, I wish I could have kept the original bin with the door.

Pros: Free with my deck.

Cons: fit and finish are not great, poor instructions, pieces that don't fit where they are supposed to, pieces that don't seem to fit anywhere, and a small bin to boot.

Works Okay - Could be improved - Honda Civic

Royal from Dumfries, VA on 8/24/2013

2003 Honda Civic Hybrid
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I guess the main problem with this product is the loss of storage space under the received. Factory assy has a door and will hold CDs. I can see no reason that this one could have a deeper pocket even without the door. The instructions were virtually useless. I couldn't use the side supports and the two small rectangle thingies would go anywhere. If I hadn't viewed a YouTube video on how to remove the Civic center console, I would have been totally lost. Lastly the standard DIN frame could/should have matched more that one hole in the new installation but it didn't. Maybe I did it wrong (but it works) but shouldn't I be sure based on the documentation? Oh, forget about the instructions to use the supplied faceplate rim instead of the receivers out of the box. It doesn't fit flush.

Pros: Fits the OEM space

Cons: Lousy instructions and needless loss of storage space under receiver

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William from Maine on 8/16/2013

2001 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This item came in new and with no defects at all. Shipping was very quick as well.

Pros: It fits perfectly

Cons: None

Fits perfectly

TomP. from Rockford,IL on 8/15/2013

2001 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit my dash perfectly. Looks like it ha always been there.

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Pretty good Honda dash adapter, especially for the price

ClayH from Duluth, GA on 8/14/2013

2003 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had no trouble setting the adapter up with the DIN / stereo, or placing it in the dash. I do dislike how the texture is rather different than the dash around it, and that it's not secured in any way - you can slide the whole panel out, though it does take a little work. The in-dash storage area is also a bit smaller than the OEM one it was replacing. But I'm willing to overlook these flaws because I got it free with my stereo :D

Pros: Good snug fit of both dash and stereo, price!

Cons: Mismatched textures, not well secured, less space.

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Jason from Florida on 8/7/2013

2003 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit

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American International HON-K809 Dash Kit

Don from Bishop, CA on 7/25/2013

2001 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Staight foreward simple installation compared to some I have done in the past. The written instructions were slightly confusing. It would have been nice to have a printed diagram to help. I located a diagram in a service manual for this Honda Civic,online. The diagram simplified the written instructions.

Pros: Easy to install, mostly.

Cons: Needs to include a diagram with the installation instructions

Excellent fit

Anonymous from Johnson City, TN on 7/22/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good fit but one side did not fit flush , very easy to install.

Pros: Easy install

Cons:

Fits, but it is not perfect

Bernardo G. from Los Angeles, CA on 7/12/2013

2002 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It fits, but it is not flush with the rest of the panel. The color is not the same but I found it to be a good match. The mounting hardware for the radio in the panel requires modifications to fit. Overall, it is a cheap alternative, but it is not plug and play.

Pros: Color difference is not so terrible Fits

Cons: Requires modification to fit properly.

American International HON-K809 In-dash Receiver Kit

jeff from san antonio on 6/22/2013

2005 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

made installing my unit IDIOT proof. Very happy

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Sturdy and Looks Great

Dave B from Raymore, MO on 6/20/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The kit fit perfectly in the dash of my son's 2002 Honda Civic. The DIN sleeve from the stereo fit nicely into the unit and seems to hold the stereo securely. I did not use the insert for the middle because it did not seem to need it. Also, without it the deck went in until it clicked and felt secure. The face trim on the stereo fit nicely just inside the main unit and all gaps are covered. I used the two triangle looking pieces but am not sure they were really needed. I did not use the two small square pieces as It was getting dark and I could not understand where exactly they were supposed to go. I am pleased with the installation, however, and it seems sturdy and solid in the dash.

Pros: Feels sturdy and looks nice. It actually looks like a factory part. It matches my dash perfectly.

Cons: None

Try to find a better option

KevinMc from Houston, TX on 6/15/2013

2003 Honda Civic Hybrid
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was used to install a Pioneer DEH-X6500BT in a 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid about 2 weeks ago. It does what it is intended to do, but no more. If it hadn't been free, might have returned it if there was a better option. It left me wishing I could install my head unit in the stock faceplate. Finish is black and pebbly and didn't match the car - the manufacturer had apparently never seen the car it was designed for. Worst, it requires a major sacrifice of storage space, as the compartment is much shallower than in the stock face, which was deep enough for a CD case and had a hinged cover. There is a gap around the head unit's face. Choosing between the mounting ring in the receiver kit or the head unit's ring just relocates the gap. Neither the Crutchfield nor the included instruction sheet met my expectations. For example, the Crutchfield sheet was silent as to how to mount a bluetooth microphone. Parts and instructions are why I bought from Crutchfield even though for a little more I could have had it installed by someone else right away. After this, I question my decision.

Pros: - Free - Allows installation of after-market head units

Cons: - Storage compartment worthless - Gap around head unit face plate - Installation instructions poor - Doesn't match car interior

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Anonymous from Phoenixvile, pa on 6/12/2013

2002 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits great, no installation instructions but once I got it in it was fine.

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Cons:

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LanceA from Newport, Pa on 6/9/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Arrived quickly and went in with little effort. Good job.

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Cons:

Exact fit

Dennis A from Highland, MD on 6/6/2013

2001 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A must have for a Civic factory radio replacement. My family has a bunch of Civics. This is the 4th radio upgrade I've done (all using Crutchfield parts) and this kit makes the install possible, it looks great, and is straightforward. I've done both single and double DIN units and the kit handles either readily.

Pros: Works great - exact fit and color match.

Cons:

Perfect Honda Civic Fir

kenO from Marydel, DE on 5/9/2013

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit for my 2004 Civic.

Pros: Perfect fit.

Cons: None.

Like a Glove

Easton from Sullivans Is, SC on 5/7/2013

2001 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit in the dash of my 2000 honda civic perfectly.

Pros: Perfect fit

Cons: Very small storage compartment

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Anonymous from RI on 5/4/2013

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit Perfectly

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Cons:

Fit well

Russ from Southington, CT on 1/16/2013

2005 Honda Civic Hybrid
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A good fit and looks good even if the only color is black. There is no door for storage like the original. Instead of using just the DIN tabs to hold the radio to the frame- I ended up using some screws I had to cut to fit.

Pros: Good Fit.

Cons: Black it only color. No storage door like original.

just about perfect

SteveL from AZ on 1/4/2013

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

fits like a glove. easy to use.

Pros: perfect fit into dash

Cons: textured finish of surface doesn't match surrounding dash

I am new to installs

Kent from Chicago on 12/27/2012

2005 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not super impressed. If this is supposed to replace what I got from the factory, I was not well informed about the ways it was going to be deficient. Did not meet expectations.

Pros: --fit the slot --holds a stereo

Cons: --doesn't come with the hinged door on the bottom bay. This should come with it or it should tell me before I buy it. --color doesn't match --doesn't have anything the stereo can screw into. Stereo can easily be stolen.

Fits good enough

Scott from Ga. on 11/29/2012

2002 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The piece has a textured matt look and feel, and fits fairly snug into position. I did not need to use the extra bracing pieces for my install. The pocket below is minimally acceptable.

Pros: It fit with no problems

Cons: The replacement piece has a different texture than the surrounding factory area.

Perfect fit

Semvhu from Cullman, AL on 11/13/2012

2005 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It fit perfectly in my dash. It was actually easier to install it than the stock version as it just clipped into place. It looks great even if it's a slightly different material than the rest of the dash; the dash itself is smooth and this piece is a more roughly textured piece of plastic, though I think it looks just fine. It matched the shape of the original precisely. I do wish it had a small swing down door on the front like the original piece, though. The inside is also very smooth and reflective, so if the sun happens to hit just right, it reflects right back at me and is distracting. I'll fix that with a piece of felt or other matte material glued to the back. Otherwise, the box holds my phone just fine. Being smooth, I could see it might fall out if I accelerate hard, but so far that hasn't happened. I may also glue a piece of less slick material to the bottom just in case.

Pros: Perfect fit, great look.

Cons: Glossy interior in the bottom box piece can reflect sunlight.

OK

Anonymous from Bradford MA on 10/22/2012

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It was free so I am not complaining, just seemed a little cheap, didn't match original that well, my daughter did not mind at all!

Pros: Free

Cons: Looks a little cheap compared to OEM

Install hardware

John from Paragould, AR 72450 on 10/5/2012

2002 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

No instructions.

Pros: None

Cons: No instructions.

Perfect Fit for 2002 Honda Civic 4 Door

SonsDad from West Chester, PA on 10/2/2012

2002 Honda Civic DX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After more than an hour looking at various on-line sites with mixed reviews of other company's versions of this kit, I just felt it was worth an extra $5 to go with Crutchfield. I've been buying from them for more than 20 years, and everything has always worked the first time!! With this unit, you need to be careful about the angle at which the receiver enters this unit - If the bottom edge of the head unit enters first, the top edge won't go. Make sure you insert the head unit so the top edge enters this kit first, then push up and in to get the bottom edge to squeeze in - tight fit, but no need for shaping or sanding.

Pros: Once installed, looks great and could hardly fit better.

Cons: Installation is not quite "machine" quality - just take your time and be patient

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Anonymous from San Francisco, CA on 9/18/2012

2005 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in 2005 Civic EX Coupe. It's in all the way, yet it's not 100% flush at certain points around the edge. The look blends in okay with the dash, but lacks the finish of the original pocket. For lack of a better option it will do.

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Cons:

50/50

DickF from The Triangle, NC on 8/25/2012

2001 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed this in my 2001 Civic LX. The unit is solid, the plastic being beefy it appears as if it should last. The fit into the console was great and fit extremely well into the dash panel. The problem was that the DIN mounting bracket fit loosely into the insert with no good place for the DIN locking tabs to hold it in place. Once the radios was installed it sagged so I ended up using screws to hold it in place so the convenience of the DIN mount is gone since I'll have to remove the dash panel to remove the radio. The trim insert was too small for the radio/bracket to go through so I had to remove that to mount the radio and there is a notable gap around the radio face plate. it's reasonable but obviously aftermarket. If I paid a shop to install it I would have had some issues with it - but with the kit being made for DIY it's not too bad.

Pros: Perfect fit into the car. Solid and secure.

Cons: Poor DIN mounting. Perhaps the ISO mount would have worked out a little better.

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Anonymous from bethune sc on 8/25/2012

2003 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

good product have had one in the past

Pros: great fit

Cons: wish you could keep factory storage compartment in place

Great fit in 2005 Honda Civic

Jay D from Olympia, WA on 8/24/2012

2005 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit great in our 2005 Honda Civic. I agree with other reviewers, the texture is off, but given the cutout it fits, the different texture works. Also agree it would be nice if it had a door on the bottom box or at least the option to reuse the Honda "door" box with it... but all around, this is about the only way short of fabricating your own enclosure to get something to fit that goofy non-symmetric opening... worked great!

Pros: About the only option out there for the goofy Honda opening...

Cons: texture is slightly off and no option for a door on the bottom tray...

Suitable

A. S. B from Milwaukee, WI on 7/30/2012

2002 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This set fit will into my model of Civic, but the instructions could have been better. It wasn't very clear, and it doesn't help when you have instructions from three different sources being equally vague.

Pros:

Cons: Installation is slightly confusing

Home run

Nursipractor from Shenandoah Valley, VA on 7/29/2012

2001 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit the first time!

Pros: Had exactly what I needed for this head unit install.

Cons: extra, unneeded parts

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Bob H from Floral Park, NY on 7/7/2012

2001 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Everything fit well. Had no added work to do !!!

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Cons:

just fine

lep from tampa, fl on 7/2/2012

2002 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Like others have mentioned, the surface texture is different from the factory. The color matches well however, and overall, once installed it looks good. It was easy to install.

Pros: Fits well. Installs easily. Looks good.

Cons: Texture is off.

Look at reviews, This does not fit 2002 Civic Ex!

rcwithlime from Rochester NY on 7/2/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crutchfield advisor stated this unit fit. After receipt, I found out that it does not. Has a gap all around the outer edges, not nice and tight fit shown in picture. Also, takes considerable amout of modification of factory part for this kit to work. Also, mounting brackets cannot be used. You have to drill a hole in both sides of the pocket into factory mounting bracket and bolt in place (using spacers) to hold the bottom of this in place. AND you need to sand down the bottom edge of the kit to make this fit. In short, if you are not very inventive and skilled at making modifications, don't have a dremmel and a lot of time, don't even think about this. I have used a great many of these install kits, and do know what I am doing. This kit does not fit.

Pros: If you have tools, considerable modification skills and a lot of time, You can rework this to fit.

Cons: Crutchfield advisor stated this unit fit. it does not! Gap all around the outer edges, not as shown in picture. Takes considerable modification of factory part for kit to work. Also, mounting bracketscannot be used. You have to drill a hole in both sides of the pocket into factory mounting bracket and bolt in place (using spacers) to hold the bottom of this in place. AND you need to sand down the bottom edge of the kit to make this fit.

Crutchfield response on July 9, 2012 Thanks for your review. Our vehicle research team has ordered samples of other kits to see if there is a better option for this vehicle.

Decent, but not perfect.

Eldon H from Springfield, MO on 6/28/2012

2002 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used this to install a Pioneer DEH-6400BT in my fiance's 02 Civix sedan. It made the mounting process pretty painless. It didn't fit *perfectly* flush in the dash, and as other reviews have said, it doesn't match the OEM trim surround texture. I'm curious if it didn't look flawless because the dash might have been warped over the past 10 years, or if it's a design flaw.

Pros: easy to use, fits the DIN kit well.

Cons: doesn't sit completely flush with dash. doesn't look as OEM (factory) as I'd like.

Looks ok, Wish it had a door

James from San Marcos TX on 6/18/2012

2004 Honda Civic Hybrid
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It loks ok and fits the space fine. However, i do miss the flip open door on the original panel. This one just has a gaping open slot to store things in. Can't really use it since it makes things visible to thieves.

Pros: Fits, looks ok

Cons: No door on the slot.

Looks great!

Luis from FL on 6/15/2012

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The one I received is black! Matches the car. Does not look like the one in the pic. Easy to install. Perfect fit.

Pros: Crutchfield is simply amazing!

Cons:

receiver kit

Dan from 06811 on 6/11/2012

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Instruction are poor! The is no website of video to go to. To get clear instruction!

Pros:

Cons: Poor instruction!

Crutchfield response on June 13, 2012 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Needs major improvement

Raymond from Cerritos, CA on 6/6/2012

2001 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This kit came with the mounting bracket itself along with some other useless pieces of plastic that I don't know where to use. I was installing an Alpine CDE121 on my 2001 Civic and for an hour or so I was trying to figure out where the two triangular and two rectangular pieces go to. I ended up throwing them away and just shoved the receiver into the mounting bracket and it fit fine without a problem. The kit itself doesn't fit the factory center console perfectly and sticks out on some places. The material it is made out of looks cheap and brittle. Kinda looks like black styrofoam. The only reason why I bought this was because Crutchfield said I had to in order for the receiver to fit properly. It does fit fairly well, but the design, material, and instructions on how to install can be a lot better.

Pros: My receiver fits

Cons: Cheap looking, uglier than OEM, doesn't fit snugly into the center console, this price for this? Really?

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DS from Kentucky on 5/15/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The kit went in very easy worked great and instructions were wonderful. Thanks Crutchfield!!

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Works & fits great !

Lou Steelerfan from Imperial, Pa on 5/11/2012

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Kit worked great with my 2004 Honda Civic. Crutchfield install instructions for my car were right on ! Install was a breeze. Thanks Crutchfield, you never disapoint!

Pros: Great fit & instructions.

Cons: None

Added value!

Allen_m from Oklahoma on 4/20/2012

2001 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Several reniwers seem less than satisfied with this kit. I don't really understand why. It is true that the texture does not EXACTLY match the dash, but the face of your new stereo doesn't, either. I even find the open pocket to be more useful than the OEM one. I really like buying car stereo gear from Crutchfield because it is a one stop shopping experience for EVERYTHING I need for a perfect installation.

Pros: Included at no cost with most units. Fits well.

Cons: None.

Honda In-dash Receiver Kit

Matt from Kennesaw on 4/2/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I don't like the pocket as much as the stock one but it goes in easy and looks decent. The texture is off but not horribly so. It still looks pretty clean

Pros: Easy, works

Cons: non-matching texture

dissapointing

NoName from Portsmouth NH on 2/29/2012

2001 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Ok it works. But that's it. The fit is poor, your dash looks worse after the install. Definately not professional looking. The replacement cubby box was all scratched up inside from the loose plastic parts in the bag. The headset is now too deeply recessed, the OEM surround sits below the dash, the kit replacement looks like cheap junk so I went with the OEM anyway.

Pros: It works.

Cons: Read the review.

It is free and over priced

Fogel from Palm Harbor, FL on 2/17/2012

2005 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a piece of junk. While it is nice that Crutchfield includes it, and I don't blame them for this, skip it. The manufacturer should have just stuck a blank piece of paper instead of instructions because the two are equal. It doesn't fit flush with the dash and it doesn't even match. As mentioned in another review it was asked why a company would make something for a specific vehicle and do it so half way. Again, this isn't the fault of Crutchfield, they tried to be nice by including this.

Pros: It was free

Cons: It was over priced

Honda In-dash Receiver Kit

Anonymous from Phx AZ on 2/9/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits good although the factory compartment was big enough to fit cd cases but this one is not deep enough.

Pros: fits good

Cons: Color match not exact.

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G.Wallace from Flat Rock, MI on 1/27/2012

2001 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It holds the radio in place, but the plastic textures do not match and I can not use the included trim ring with my head unit because it flips down and the trim prevents it from coming far enough forward.

Pros: I holds the Radio in place

Cons: Does not match the interior, does not let me remove the removable face.

Average

Anonymous from Florida on 1/23/2012

2001 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

same as most but has an extra ring that without it the radio sank in but needed shaving to allow radio to fit but wasn't able to make flush leaving it looking like a kid installed it

Pros: Only pro is that it was free would have been mad if I had paid for it

Cons: ring needed trimming to fit radio. Box under head unit not covered nor deep enough for CDs to fit in without hanging out although it was wider than oem

Not what I expected

Ace from Jersey City, NJ on 11/9/2011

2002 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The only reason I bought my stereo from crutchfield was the help with the installation and if this is the kind of material in the kit, I would hesitate to buy anything else from Crutchfield

Pros: It was a perfect fit for the stereo and the panel. No issues there

Cons: Well, my panel is smooth black plastic and this kit is rugged/grain kind of plastic with a different texture that it stands out. It looks bad.

Not stock but better than the rest

JMM from Cincinnati, OH on 7/29/2011

2005 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As a number of other people have said, this mounting kit isn't as good as the stock unit. However, I did research and purchase other mounting kits and this one ended up being my favorite. Other kits I got were more flimsy and didn't fit as well (I had trouble getting the edges flush). This kit isn't going to blow you away, but it is the best one I've found.

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Cons:

disappointing

KA from Chicago, IL on 6/30/2011

2005 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It fits, but as many of the other reviews have said, it looks cheap. The finish has a different texture, and the color is slightly off. Plus, you lose the door below the stereo. I wish I would have looked around more before installing.

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Dave from Grapevine, TX on 6/5/2011

2005 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very clean and easy installation, and looks great--as if it were provided by the factory.

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Cons:

Works, but not great

Bender from Saint Marys, GA on 5/27/2011

2001 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fitment was ok, but not great. Texture of face didnt match factory dash opening either.Trim around head unit didnt fit, so I used the one that came with the stereo not the one that came with the receiver kit. But Crutchfield includes it free with purchases over a set amount so, I am not going to complaing about it.

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Not as good as stock

lw from boston ma on 5/16/2011

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The color is a poor match and the Civic storage door cannot be retained, other than that it is fine.

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Good Fit

Jason N from Livonia, MI on 5/4/2011

2003 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The kit was a good match. The color and fit was not perfect but was solid enough for my purpose. I had no trouble with the install.

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Richard W from California on 3/23/2011

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Instructions are minimalist. Plastic mounts to screw the head unit into are obnoxious to make fit within the confines of the existing metal cage. The supplied surround leaves an ugly edge/gap around the head unit. So I sliced into it and mounted the head unit slightly farther out of the dash so the trim from the head unit could be used. Not a terrible product but could have been a lot better. I never did figure out what the 2 small squarish pieces were for.

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Cons:

Fits okay...

Bryce from West Des Moines, IA on 3/7/2011

2002 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Seems to be made of a quality materials. The fit into the dash component is the 100% flush. Over all it looks alright. May require a small amount of modification to get it to sit flush with the dash like the OEM mount for the original stereo.

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DW from VA on 3/2/2011

2005 Honda Civic Hybrid
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product, fit like a glove. Actually sent instructionsf for getting the factory radio out and the new radio in that were correct! I didn't break anything! Thanks Crutchfield!

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Cons:

dissappointing

DougR from Quakertown, Pa on 3/2/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product installed easily. Directions did not list what the extra parts were supposed to be used for. Not thrilled that the plastic is not of the same finish as the car: looks cheaper. Why can't they include a covered compartment on the bottom like the one that was there?

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Cons:

A little disappointed

Jason from Wescosville, PA on 2/3/2011

2002 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have always purchased my head units from Crutchfield because of the factory wiring harness plug-in and the installation/mounting kit. I have always been happy with the mounting kit...looks almost like factory. But I was disappointed with this kit. It does not sit flush with the dash and the plastic has a texture...unlike the smooth surface the dash has. It looks like something was replaced...which was the look I was not going for. Everything else was great, but I was not happy with the mounting kit.

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Cons:

Glad I got it free with my stereo

musachem from MO on 1/30/2011

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Do not get this if you have to buy it. It is a piece of trash. I did not like the fact that CD's don't fit in it and stick out. It looks horrible. I ended up cutting the bottom storage area off and using the trim on the top. I used the storage area that was on the factory stereo. I like it a lot better.

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Cons:

Good, did it's job

Narayan from Austin, TX on 11/9/2010

2003 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed on Honda Civic 2003 with Pioneer DEH 3200UB. I did not have to use the side brackets or the shaft brackets. I was disappointed to find out that the trip ring was not fitting in; it was too thick to fit in between the receiver and the dash opening. So - the trim ring does not always fit. Other than that - it did it's job and I got my receiver installed well.

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Anonymous from Los Angeles, CA on 10/26/2010

2003 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Overall I'm very happy with the kit. The fit was nice and tight (it needed a little force to snap shut), but no major assembly issues. The color match isn't perfect, but I wasn't expecting it to match the black perfectly. I would buy the same kit again.

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Cons:

Finish color not perfect match, but still looks and works good

Ryan from Twin Cities, MN on 10/7/2010

2002 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This adapter fit well into our 2002 Civic. It provided good support to the receiver, after adding a couple of screws to secure it into the main dash bracket. The texture of the adapter matches quite well, however its black finish is "flat" compared to the dash trim itself. One can easily notice the difference from the more glossy dash trim. That said, it does not look bad or appear cheap. Would be nice if the pocket was a bit bigger. One star off for the pocket size and the "flat" finish.

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David C from Auburndale, FL on 10/1/2010

2003 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This came free with the radio I ordered from Crutchfield. At first I didn't care for the cheap plastic look, but now I like it. It replaced my 2003 Civic EX factory radio setup in order for me to use my new iPod. I liked the old pocket with the door, but then realized that I never used it because of the door. Now I can place things in it (like my iPod) and not forget them! Recommend if you don't care about the exact texture match, which I think is very hard to notice unless you get up close.

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Cons:

It works but ...

Anonymous from Sioux Falls, SD on 9/26/2010

2005 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Texture mismatch is no big deal but the shallow pocket really ridiculous.

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It works...

Mike from Kansas City, MO on 8/28/2010

2005 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It wasn't a perfect fit, but it works, and was free... I am a bit picky though. The surface texture doesn't really match the stock interior (texture pattern and color) of my 2005 Honda Civic LX, but it gets the job done. Just snap it in and it's secured pretty good.

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Cons:

Replaces factory pocket, used an alternate product instead

erich from Milwaukee, WI on 8/16/2010

2005 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

My wife and I have a 2005 Honda Civic EX coupe and purchased a stereo. Crutchfield included this kit for free with the stereo purchase, which I thought was great. However, this kit replaces the factory pocket (with door!) with a shallower doorless hole that's not deep enough to hold CDs and is susceptible to tossing out its contents if you stop quickly. Therefore, my wife and I purchased an alternate kit that does not replace the factory pocket.

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If it doesn't look great.....

ChazInMT from Montana on 8/6/2010

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I got this free with the stereo and gave it the benefit of the doubt from the reviews in here to just look at it before I gave up hope. It was the mismatched textured finish everyone says. You'd think that a company that goes through the trouble to engineer something specifically for a particular car would do a better matching the finish. Kind of insulting really. I used something I acquired locally that looks very good, you can't see the difference between the trim and the dash unless you're really, really, looking for it. I ended using the little trim bezel provided with the Kenwood stereo I got and the install looks very good. I also needed to mount the stereo using screws behind the dash on the sides, provided with the Kenwood, to the Civics metal frame for a good solid support in the back.

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Simple

Ed from Denver, CO on 7/10/2010

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This kit makes installing the radio easy and it fits securely in the dash. I really like the pocket for placing my iPod.

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A breeze

Johnny from Gainesville, GA on 5/29/2010

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This, along with the wiring harness, made installing my new Sony receiver a piece of cake. This was my first attempt at installation and I had it all done in less than an hour. If you can follow pictures and use a wire crimper/stripper, you can do this yourself. Thanks Crutchfield!!

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Anonymous from boston, ma on 5/26/2010

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

with instructions, changing and upgrading radios was made simple.

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Cons:

Easy

Eric from Atlanta on 6/17/2009

2002 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I've done a good number of car stereo installs. Wish all of them were this easy. Yeah people complain about the grain not matching but come on... if you're looking at the grain and not he stereo you just bought, you didn't pay enough to get a good one. Realistically this kit makes it easy to install, period. Does the job great and is why i come back to crutchfield time after time.

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It's free so what do you expect?

Jason from York, PA on 4/9/2009

2001 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This unit doesn't match the grain of the factory plates. It also needed some trimming to get it to fit perfectly. I also added some metal supports to it to better secure the stereo so it wouldn't move when I pressed the buttons on the face. It looks nice and it was free. Just wish the civic was much easier to disassemble than it was. It was put together very tighly and I felt like I was going to break something taking it apart.

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Michael from Los Angeles, CA on 4/7/2009

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to install. It feels nice and strong. Only thing that I didn't like was that it didn't match the interior finish of the car. Got it for free so how could I complain.

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So-So Fit, No Finish

dimmer from San Diego, CA on 3/28/2009

2005 Honda Civic
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Installing this was easy, but it doesn't fit perfectly. Like another reviewer said, you may have to file it down to get a perfect fit. I haven't filed it, I can live with the imperfect fit. What really bugs me about this is that it does not at all match the texture of the Civic interior. I drive a 2005 LX SE and my double-din flush-fitting, silver-colored stock stereo looked way better than my aftermarket stereo just because of this ugly piece of plastic. If my stock stereo could do everything my aftermarket stereo can there's no way in heck I would have considered buying an aftermarket one. OEM isn't an excuse for looking like this. I'm going to look for other receiver mounting brackets so I won't be unhappy with my purchase. I called crutchfield support and they were not very helpful regarding this issue, maybe my local stereo shop will do better?

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American International HON-K809 Dash Kit

misha from richmond, ca on 2/19/2009

2001 Honda Civic DX
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I dont think anyone else who reviewed this has ever really worked on difficult cars in their lives. This was so easy. It doesn't match the grain - its oem! You have to use force to snap it in, but it's a snug fit. The instructions were great. I did it all in 45 minutes (including stereo) while talking through it with my girlfriend in the passenger seat cause I did it in her car. I'm not used to getting so much available instruction - Crutchfield is exceptional for even providing this.

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American International HON-K809 Dash Kit

Scott from Las Cruces, NM on 2/4/2009

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

You get what you pay for. It's certainly better than nothing, but the grain doesn't match the surrounding area on a '04 Civic. It was also very difficult to snap into the dash trim. It's a great deal for cheap, but not suitable for those who want an excellent fit and match.

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Get what you pay for

Jeffrey from Cincinnati on 1/22/2009

2001 Honda Civic EX
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Well all I can say is I'm glad it was free. The texture doesn't match the 01 Civic. Had file the tabs to get it to fit. And, the bin doesn't have door like the EX Civic.

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American International HON-K809 Dash Kit

Debbe from Cary, NC on 11/21/2008

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The kit itself does the job nicely but the instructions that came with it are not detailed enough.

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Overall is an ok Receiver Kit

Ress from Pleasant Hill, MO on 10/1/2008

2002 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Receiver kit fits in my honda nicely. It is textured like the dash but is noticably different if you really get close and compare. It also dosent fit very well once you put it in. Actually getting it into the dash wasent really that hard too.

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sticks out

Nicklesh from all over, on 9/13/2008

2001 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not much to say that hasn't been said. It sticks out slightly on my 2001 Civic Ex. Pretty easy to install though. Also, the finish is textured, unlike the stock finish. Also doesn't have the door that the stock one had. This one just has a slot (which is smaller).

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Nice kit, $0.00, yes please

bob from South Jersey on 9/13/2008

2002 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed this kit with the Crutchfield instructions, and it was a breeze! The plastic isn't as nice as Honda's OEM bezel, but it works, and the Alpine 9884 headunit looks great and works fabulous. I had a little bit of a tough time getting it in, one clip wasn't going into place, but I got it with some elbo grease! ha Overall, it looks good, not great, works flawless, and for the price, how can I say no?! lol MY ex is happy, all she wanted was a headunit with ipod control! Tho I will have to say, she misses her door where the pocket is now!

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Fits well, looks fine

Mike from Virginia Beach, VA on 5/11/2008

2005 Honda Civic Hybrid
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This product now houses a JVC Head unit in my '05 Civic Hybrid. I have the dark gray interior, so this unit matches the dash. If I had a tan interior, this unit would probably not look so hot. My previous car had a open shelf in approximately the same position as the one on this unit, which I prefer over the Honda original door. In all, a great product for the price Crutchfield charges for it ($0.00!!) with the purchase of a receiver.

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Fills the spaces in-between!

James from Queen Creek, AZ on 11/24/2007

It is not as polished and smooth as the removed unit and does not have the cool door that the original has.... but it fits in my 2004 honda civic 4 door sedan well and received my new Sony CDX-GT81UW) deck just fine. In fact it looks pretty good and most people look at the cool deck rather than the surround... my kids are impressed. hahaha ;-)

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A wee little big

Chris from Rolling Meadows, IL on 10/7/2007

2002 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just a tad big for an 02 civic dash. Sticks out a little beacuse of that.

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It looks okay, it's not ugly.

Mike from Salinas, CA on 9/10/2006

2005 Honda Civic Hybrid
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used this kit in an install in a 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid. It fit great. It was a little difficult to get set flush, but worth the effort. It leaves a little gap around the stero, but it's tollerable. It also has a very cheap plastic look on the inside of the vehicle. You may want to consider another kit before installing, espcially since you may already know, or will soon find out how difficult it is to access and install your stereo in a Honda. Do it once and do it right the first time. Take a look at the free kit when you get it, but consider the alternatives before you begin your knuckle-skinning work.

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Free isn't always good

jump from Alexandria, VA on 8/3/2006

2005 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This kit came free with my stereo order but the look is quite aweful and my Pioneer DEH-P4800MP fits a tad-bit loose. All in all, the kit is free but I would have rather paid a few extra bucks for a much more decent looking one.<BR>

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You Get What You Pay For -- Or Less

Brian from Albany, NY on 4/10/2006

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This kit was included with the Sony receiver I bought for my 2004 Honda Civic. The pebbly finish of the kit is not the same as the smooth finish of the dash, so it doesn't look very good. This installation kit replaces the factory storage pocket with an open bin. The factory storage pocket has a door, which makes it useful for storing small items. The open bin is a lot less useful and pretty unattractive. All in all, this kit is just not very good -- if I had looked at it before buying my Sony receiver, I wouldn't have bought the receiver until finding a better installation kit.<BR>

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Honda Civic Installation Kit and Instructions

Scott from Kernersville, NC on 1/11/2006

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very nice kit and instructions! Everything fit as it should and good instructions made installation very easy! Save yourself some money and do it yourself knowing that Crutchfield understands what you need and provides great products, service, and support!

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Recommended for my 2002 Honda Civic [ Kevin R.  May 07, 2017 ]
needed and free [ james  Apr 28, 2017 ]
Fits the car I have [ william  Mar 08, 2017 ]
fits honda civic very well [ TAM  Feb 10, 2017 ]
To install my car stereo and secure it in the car. [ Steven  Feb 08, 2017 ]
Recommended by Crutch field for my installation [ Stephen  Feb 05, 2017 ]
Ease of installation. [ Roger  Jan 29, 2017 ]
ease the mounting process [ J  Jan 02, 2017 ]
Makes my install look like its supposed to be there [ BRIAN W  Dec 11, 2016 ]
Trims out the installation so the stereo fills the entire opening, as much like the factory unit as possible. [ Rhett  Dec 05, 2016 ]
because it had everything i needed. [ Jonathan  Nov 22, 2016 ]
For easier install [ Jeff  Nov 03, 2016 ]
For 2004 Honda Civic [ Riccardo M.  Oct 06, 2016 ]
It was the best price [ Benjamin  Oct 04, 2016 ]
I converted my 05' Honda Civic stereo in to a Bluetooth/hands free system. It was nice to have a trusted site to go to for the answers. [ Richard  Sep 19, 2016 ]
Perfect fit [ Lyvierre  Sep 05, 2016 ]
It fits in my dash nicely. 02 Honda Civic Sedan [ ERIC  Aug 27, 2016 ]
Because things from Crutchfield just always work. [ Andrew  Aug 05, 2016 ]
it was free [ Lee  Jun 24, 2016 ]
Needed for install for a friends 2004 Honda Civic [ Cordie  Jun 06, 2016 ]
Great fit and look. Makes install a snap! [ Michael  May 10, 2016 ]
I needed this because I am removing the stock radio, [ WILLIAM  May 10, 2016 ]
This was for my Honda Civic. [ Wendy  May 05, 2016 ]
Crutchfield recommended product to fit my vehicle. [ Anthony  Apr 16, 2016 ]
I was encouraged to purchase this by a friend with a lot of experience. [ Phil  Apr 10, 2016 ]
Rocky the chat adviser recommended this to make my installation look clean and easy. Rocky's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=163 [ KEVIN  Apr 08, 2016 ]
A MUST HAVE TO COMPLETE YOUR INSTALL AND HAVE A FACTORY LOOK [ SHELDON  Mar 22, 2016 ]
Easier installation. It was FREE. [ Kerry  Mar 21, 2016 ]
Factory finish! [ Michael  Feb 26, 2016 ]
Makes for a clean install! [ Steven  Feb 23, 2016 ]
Came with the stereo purchased. Was quite pleased [ Symeon  Feb 03, 2016 ]
I NEEDED IT TO INSTALL MY MUSIC SYSTEM. [ NAVID  Jan 26, 2016 ]
Needed it to mount the radio into the car [ Jason  Jan 15, 2016 ]
It was suggested for my 2002 Honda Civic LX Sedan. [ Christopher  Jan 14, 2016 ]
recommended, ease of installation [ Brent  Jan 02, 2016 ]
Professional installation look [ Timothy  Dec 06, 2015 ]

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We only research vehicles made for use in the U.S. market so we cannot be sure if the kit will work for your application. You may want to check with the manufacturer directly to see if it is a recommended model for your vehicle and, if so, which of their authorized retailers services your specific region: http://www.aius.net/index.php I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan  May 27, 2016 ]  Staff
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff  Sep 03, 2015 ]  Staff
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