Works, but not Exceptionally
2004 Volkswagen Jetta
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Unit worked, but not as well as it could have. The side tabs had slots but the screws, which were beveled, would cause the tabs to bow out. Also, with only six screws you could only do three on each side, so either the top or bottom tabs bowed out more than the others. Flush mounting a unit with a mobile face causes the unit's face to interfere with trim. After filing the trim down it worked, but after pushing it into the dash something shifted and the unit had interference problems again. Finally, the face on mine had a matte, rough, textured surface which looked terrible when surrounded by the smooth, glossy finish of the trim pieces in the Jetta. A few hours of sanding, getting down to 2000 grit, made it passable, but still not quite the same. Once it's in, it's really hard to get it back out; which could be a good thing if you're concerned about theft.
Pros: Basic installation is easy
Cons: Like most things in life, making it perfect takes time and patience Unit interference Flimsy tabs Doesn't match vehicle interior Hard to uninstall