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Universal Plastic Panel

12" x 12" waffle board panel

34 Reviews | 4 questions - 7 answers


Our take on the Universal Plastic Panel

If you're planning a custom installation, this panel will help you achieve the professional-quality look you want. This 12" x 12" ABS plastic panel is scored on the back, so whether you're creating a bracket for a speaker or filling in gaps around a receiver, you'll be able to create the opening you need. The front of the panel is smooth, so it will blend into your vehicle's interior.

Perfect for your customized installation

If you're planning a custom installation, this panel will help you achieve the professional-quality look you want. This 12" x 12" ABS plastic panel is scored on the back, so whether you're creating a bracket for a speaker or filling in gaps around a receiver, you'll be able to create the opening you need. The front of the panel is smooth, so it will blend into your vehicle's interior.

You'll get one panel per package, so if you're installing a pair of speakers, be sure to order one panel per speaker. Warranty: 60 days.

Perfect for customizing - easy to cut and it gives a high quality finish look.

Ken R, Frisco, TX

What's in the Box:

  • One sheet of ABS plastic

Universal Plastic Panel Reviews

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(34 Reviews)

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Ken R from Frisco, TX on 9/8/2017

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Perfect for customizing - easy to cut and it gives a high quality finish look.



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Troy from Park Ridge, IL on 8/28/2017

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Does the job!



Easy to Use and Strong Support

Greg from Delaware, OH on 8/6/2017

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These are easy to use, just have a coping saw, scroll saw or jig saw handy. Nothing to it really.

Pros: Easy

Cons: None

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James from Amarillo, TX on 7/23/2017

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Good product when there isn't a kit to fit your vehicle

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Making straight cuts

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Anonymous from Seattle, WA on 6/26/2017

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Some reviews of this indicated it was flimsy and easy to break. Not so. This is strong stuff. I used it to install front speakers in a 98 Audi A4 - which is hard since Audi used custom 3 screw speakers when most all aftermarket at 4 screw. The mounts are also at an angle to the face of the speaker, making it even more difficult. The solution I had got very creative and this product was a huge help. I used a jig saw and dremmel to make the many cuts needed to form the bracket/mount. Great product, and much better than wood that will get wet and rot in your doors.



Works fine.

Anonymous from Norwalk, CT on 8/25/2016

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It is what it is - a sturdy plastic panel that you can use for speaker mounts. That's what I used it for. You'll need some snips, hacksaw, or a dremel tool to cut it though, but it's thin enough for a 3.5" dash speaker application. Just trace or score the outline of what you need to create and hack away.



Versatile product!

Luis L from Suffolk, VA on 8/3/2016

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I used this to mount aftermarket tweeters in my wife's minivan. Very easy to cut and shape, as long as you have the right tools, for the job.

Pros: Can be cut, and formed, to fit almost anywhere.

Cons: Need the right tools, for the job.

used to make mount for replacing speakers

Jack G from Guntersville, AL on 6/19/2016

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Crutchfield has great tech support! when we ordered replacement 4" speakers for our in-dash factory speakers in 1991 Toyota, we found with the help of tech support that we needed to create a mount for the speakers as ours was missing and the speaker screw holes didn't match up with the factory screw holes. This was the solution we needed and Crutchfield sent at no charge to ensure we could install our speakers!

Pros: worked to create speaker mount for in-dash replacement

Cons: a little hard to work with cutting it

Meh. . . .

Alexander M from Grand Rapids, MI on 5/25/2016

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These are a worst-case-scenario buy, so of course most reviews won't be great. They work, but if you've never used anything like this, it's a pain.

Pros: Decent plastic -- not too flimsy.

Cons: Difficult to use if you don't know what you're doing.

Very difficult to work with

Brenden from Norman, OK on 5/10/2016

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Was not impressed. Very difficult to cut and work with. Was not at all what the representative told me it would be and pricey for a piece of plastic. A much better solution would have been to work on finding a speaker that had a better fit to begin with.

Pros: It would work after a lot of cutting

Cons: Plenty and I choose a different solution.

Its plastic....

Clinton W. from Alaska on 4/1/2016

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Its black, its plastic......what more can be said? It will work great making speaker adapters.

Pros: Plastic, reasonably priced.

Cons: None

Crutchfield's service

Vincent from Mt. Sidney VA on 3/11/2016

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I purchased two speaker systems for two cars and one stereo amp. I purchased an open box stereo that came packed very well in excellent condition. What stands out to me is the service I received from the Crutchfield team. They were fantastic and took care of the one issue I had very quickly and courteously. Saved money going through them because of the application Hardware that they provide free of charge.

Pros: Quality products , excellent service, Local Company in Virginia and a very easy to navigate site with assistance during your search for the perfect system.

Cons: The speaker's did not match up correctly with the Subaru until they sent out additional pieces for me to make a template. However, they sent the pieces free and quickly.

Great product

Richard from north augusta, SC on 2/5/2016

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After purchasing a receiver for my vehicle, I found the only face plate offered was to small for my dash opening. Called Crutchfield and after talking to them they guided me to this product for my problem. For the first time using the board it was fairly simple to figure out. Now my radio looks like it should.

Pros: Great product to solve fitment problem I had. Would definitely use it again.

Cons: The only problem and it was only a minor one, was figuring the best way to cut it for the best appearance.

Universal Plastic Panel

Anonymous from New Hampshire on 1/17/2016

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The application (2004 Toyota Corolla) required an adapter to mount after market speakers in the rear deck. For molded plastic I found the price to be excessive. I was also disappointed to find out I needed two which would be the case for any rear deck application nd had only ordered one. My opinion if sold they should include two sheets for the price. I ended up manufacturing my own and threw the sheet of plastic in the trash.

Pros: None

Cons: Expensive and only enough material for 1 speaker


G Word from Texas on 12/27/2015

I'm sure this is a great product but I purchased as advised and did not need it

Pros: none

Cons: none

Necessary for my install

Muleyman from Utah on 11/30/2015

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I had to fabricate a mount for my new speakers to go in to my '04 Corolla. These panels probably made it as easy as it could be. The pre-scored lines help as a cutting guide. I used a jig saw to cut the plastic.

Pros: Pre-scored lines. Easy to cut with a jig saw.


waste of my money from a Crutchfield person i spoke to

aqtlibra from California on 9/14/2015

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the person i spoke to on the phone advice me to get this template "you have to have this" for your 99 carrera coupe it's a perfect template for the new kicker CS44 speakers on the dashboard. it takes a long time to cut it and doesn't fit. waste of my money. i used the factory bracket that came with the old speakers instead.


Cons: waste of money. hard to cut and no instruction.

2008 GMC Sierra

Brandon from Tyler, TX on 12/10/2014

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Could not use these in rear doors of my extended cab truck. They were recommended my Crutchfield but had no instructions regarding how to cut the plastic or mount it. They were pre scored but not with the speaker size I ordered (6.5"). They appeared to be made of durable plastic but after purchasing them, I have no use for them. I managed to modify the factory mount and used the mounts that came with the speakers. If I had not already opened the packages, I would be sending these back.

Pros: Durable plastic

Cons: Simple sheet of plastic. Hard to cut and trace pattern onto. No instructions or recommendations for use at all.

Easy to work with.

Ron N. from Seattle, WA on 11/17/2014

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The jury is out on this product. The product worked out fine and filled the need perfectly. It is very easy to work with. One thing I noticed is that the material was a bit too soft (imho) and melted when drilled. The softness does make sure it doesn't 'snap' or break when drilled or being bolted in place. So as I said, I am torn whether the material is the correct hardness. I will definitely purchase more because of the ease with which it is to work with.

Pros: easy to work with. Flexible

Cons: Melts when drilling large holes and motorized sanding .

Universal Plastic Panel Kit

Tms from Houston on 10/28/2014

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Its plastic,....

Pros: Its plastic

Cons: Its plastic?

Tough plastic

KT from LA on 10/12/2014

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The templates are helpful and ultimately the plastic makes a decent bracket. Cutting out the circles is more of a pain than I expected - just scoring with a carpet knife doesn't work for circles. No instructions included. I would prefer buying a bracket that has the hole for the speaker cut out and only adjust the size around it to fit it in my car...

Pros: works

Cons: hard/involved to cut out circles no instructions included

speaker plate

bandana from windsor mo. on 9/30/2014

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The speaker adapter plate will work for some of the speakers. I have a titan se crew cab . It would not work in my truck.

Pros: Last resort

Cons: Would not work.

Worked good

Anonymous from Greeley, co on 8/19/2014

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Very stout and easy to work with! Will use again!



Universal Plastic Panel Kit

Ken B. from Lac du Flambeau, WI on 7/11/2014

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Great product, it allowed me to fit my new radio into an opening that was to big for the new radio,

Pros: Looks great and it allowed me to fit my new radio into an opening that was to big for the new radio

Cons: There should have been instructions on how to cut the panel. I used a jig saw with a fine tooth blade which caused the plastic to gum up. A course blade might have worked better.

Pretty good

Alex C from Columbus, OH on 6/23/2014

2005 Toyota Camry
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They are made of pretty solid material and everything cuts out well, but the one thing they failed to mention when I was ordering these is that using them to install speakers that do not line up with the original holes would require you to drill new ones into steel frame of your car. I got around this issue by screwing the mount into the original holes, then using silicon to hold my speakers in place. Worked very well.

Pros: Strong material

Cons: Hard to cut Might require drilling new holes into the steel frame of the car

Custom fit

Midlothian sound from Midlothian on 6/8/2014

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Not sure how you were supposed to cut this as there was no instructions, I used a jug saw that melted the plastic and you only had a 1 sec to separate the plastic before it fused back together

Pros: Ability to make custom mounts

Cons: Workability

Great Plastic Panel

James P from San Francisco, CA on 1/26/2014

2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320
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I was a bit skeptical purchasing a piece of plastic, but it worked out great, the plastic has a grid on the back, all I had to do is score it with a utility knife, then bend and the piece I wanted broke of easily.

Pros: Easy to work with


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tom from lufkin tx on 12/7/2013

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i had trouble cutting it but it worked out ok

Pros: nice finish if it was visable

Cons: no instructions

Should work

John from Minnnesota on 11/30/2013

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The website says 5 x 8 speakers are standard for my car, but when I took out the old ones I knew the new ones were going to be way too small. Crutchfield sent me this for free to make up the difference. Very nice of them, but I wish now I would have ordered 6 x 9's instead.



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RSimp from Modesto, CA on 7/21/2013

2003 Jeep Wrangler
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This product worked out great, cut a larger hole than needed in the dashboard of my boat, This product made it look more of a professional install. Was great that had a larger sheet than needed, knowing that if I messed up I would still have more pieces to work with.

Pros: Was easy to work with and cut, had pre-scored lines to help with the measurements.

Cons: None

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DanL from Slater, Mo on 7/3/2013

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Worked great for front & rear speakers cut easy with jigsaw templates made it very easy to cut holes

Pros: Worked great for front & rear speakers cut easy with jigsaw templates made it very easy to cut holes

Cons: none

panel mounts

chefonfire911 from Griffin, Ga. on 4/4/2013

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Kind of a shame I had to call back the original sales person said it was a factory fit. Not even close! Howeverr the panel kit did it's job.



Almost perfect

DickG from Atlanta on 2/8/2011

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When it turned out that my radio was not as good a fit as Crutchfield indicated it would be, I called technical support for help. They sent me this Universal Panel kit at no cost (nice). Before I received it, I was concerned about my ability to make accurate cuts in a piece of hard plastic so that it would fit around the radio with no cracks. When I received the piece, I was delighted to see that the back of the panel was deeply engraved with a series of closely spaced lines, making it much easier to ensure that my cuts were straight and parallel. The plastic was still very tough, and it took several passes with a utility knife to score it deeply enough to "snap off" the excess for the outside cuts. The inside cuts were even more difficult. I finally used a razor saw to do the interior cuts. The piece was big enough that with careful measuring, I could have made two face plates for my double-DIN radio. This made me a little more confident in my cutting, knowing that I had a second chance if I messed up the first time. All in all, it's a very nice product if you need it. Just take your time and measure carefully.



Good deal

Dave F. from Philladelphia PA on 11/22/2010

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This is a good peice to fill in some space. It has templates in it for different size speaker, if that's what you need it for. The frontside of it is like a crinkle finish so you don't see the templates from the front. The rear is set up so it can be easily and evenly scored and snapped apart to fit. The only problem I see is down the middle of it is a dark colored discoloration that is not extreme but noticable, I only have to use half of it so I can keep that part out.




Hands-on research

Product Research


ABS Plastic Sheet: The plastic is scored on one side for easier customization. The scoring lines include horizontal and vertical straight lines, four sets of three concentric circles (approximately 4.9", 4.0", and 3.1"), and an 8.5" x 5.75" oval, containing 5" and 2.9" circles.

Note: Only one ABS plastic sheet is included.

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Great value, very handy

Written by Jude, Director, Digital Imaging, on 7/10/2014 9:23:00 AM
My son just purchased a newer car, a 2002 Pontiac Sunfire and the sound system it came with was, well, awful. We sat down together and planned a system and since he was on a budget we decided we would go with our house brand Sound Ordnance for most of it, and we are not disappointed. We installed the P65-C in the rear deck using the SA69 6X9 adapter. We then installed the P-40 in the front doors with fabricated brackets we made from the 12x12 sheet of ABS #1208900903 and then used the Dynamat #15410415 to seal it all up and add sound deadening to the doors. We chose the JVC KD-R950BT for the Bluetooth and the generous power the internal amplifier has, plus the abundant color choices made it easy to match the red backlighting in the Pontiac. We needed bass so we used the Sound Ordnance B-24 and the Rockford Fosgate #575P500X1B we had from his previous vehicle and connected it using the EFX 8 gauge wiring kit #142PA8. We spent a Sunday working on this project and have to say it exceeded my expectations on sound. It sounds clear, the bass hits as hard as you want and the total price was well within his budget. This is a great system and it was also a great day spent with my son.
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Why did you buy this?

Older vehicle, with no trim available [ William  Oct 31, 2017 ]
The sales representative advised me since the speakers I am purchasing are not a direct fit to use this for the best application for mounting speakers in my rear door. [ andrew  Jul 23, 2017 ]
Apparently to replace the rear speakers (4") in a 2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Station Wagon, you have to make your own custom mounting bracket. That sucks but at least Crutchfield sells this panel to make that simpler. [ Matthew  Jul 09, 2017 ]
perfect for tweeter mounting. Using this to mount my new kicker tweets in the dash of my 2017 Tacoma [ chris  Jun 12, 2017 ]
Needing to make a din blank cover for my boat where the old radio used to be. [ Aaron  Jun 04, 2017 ]
To cut tweeters into my dash speaker mounting area. [ Dayton  May 26, 2017 ]
This will help me install the small tweeters in the doors. [ Severn  May 05, 2017 ]
Was a nice material to use to cover the opening left in my ML320 after installing a single din stereo [ JAMES B  Apr 30, 2017 ]
I tried to make adapters to mount speakers in my 1993 Toyota Camry wagon hatch, but i don't have time for all that. I do have a jig saw, though, and a drill. And I've been to the hardware store and found screws that will fit. I just don't have the time and patience to make a template and cut out the adapters. I also just want to do as much of it myself since it is an old car. [ Alison  Apr 13, 2017 ]
Will use to fabricate a mounting plate for odd sized dash speaker opening. [ Joseph  Mar 31, 2017 ]
these panels are perfect for installing new speakers in the stock locations. [ john  Mar 30, 2017 ]
only bracket that would hold my rear 6x9s in my car [ Richard  Mar 09, 2017 ]
Good price and very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Thanks for your help Tyler. I have purchased from Crutchfield before and you are always be my first choice. [ STEVE M  Feb 20, 2017 ]
just in case [ KIPPLIN R  Feb 16, 2017 ]
To fill in the dash where someone previously hacked out an opening for a stereo. [ Jim  Jan 24, 2017 ]
I choose it for a custom backing for my front door speakers from factory to Rockford Fosgate. Ended up using MDF because it is stronger and worked better in my specific application. Product is very flimsy. [ A  Dec 16, 2016 ]
had to [ Calvin  Nov 27, 2016 ]
to manufacture needed spacers [ luis  Sep 04, 2016 ]
to mount super tweeter behind moulding piece... [ B  Jul 03, 2016 ]
Putting a double din stereo into a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee which has a stock 1.5 din. Fabricating a new spot to accommodate the larger stereo. [ JEFF  Jun 06, 2016 ]
I am installing front speakers on a 1984 Ford Bronco II. The factory speakers have only three mounting points so I need an adapter to mount the speaker on and then in the dash corners. [ Stephen  May 31, 2016 ]
Needed to modify the mounting plate on my boat to accommodate a new Audio Head Unit. [ Jim  May 21, 2016 ]
To close spaces in the door to help produce a better bass response from the speakers. [ C  Mar 16, 2016 ]
Need for custom speaker mounts. [ CLINTON  Mar 05, 2016 ]
The product adviser recommended it for installing speakers into the rear door of my 2008 Chevrolet Silverado extended cab truck. [ Chris  Feb 17, 2016 ]
Holes in doors too big [ Fred  Feb 06, 2016 ]
It was recommended due to a special size speaker requirement for my automobile. [ FRANK  Dec 30, 2015 ]
Tech Advisor stated I was going to need it for the modified installation into my Toyota Sequoia. [ David  Dec 07, 2015 ]
I need to enclose the area behind the center console of an antique car. This looks like an ideal material. The dimensional size is also nearly perfect for my needs without much waste. [ Michael  Dec 07, 2015 ]

4 questions already asked

Have'nt done that particular application before, but I would be a bit hesitant that the weight of the phone might too much depending on the way you attach the plastic panel to the opening. The panel is not very thick and may over time crack or break from the weight of the phone. [ Joseph W.  Aug 16, 2016 ]
I didn't end up using mine. [ VICTOR M  Oct 22, 2014 ]
You need to cut out a piece that will fit around your speaker hole then trim a hole to mount speaker (will look like a donut) only issue is this material is pretty stiff and difficult to cut unless you some kind of power tool to trim Would be fairly difficult with heavy duty snips I ended up not using and just got other precut trim rings [ WENDELL  Oct 22, 2014 ]
This is essentially a blank piece of black textured plastic to fill an unwanted hole in your dash or elsewhere in the vehicle. You could in fact mount a speaker to this material as long as you attach it to your substrate sufficiently. [ Joseph W.  Aug 16, 2016 ]
The panel is pre scored for the speaker and space size that you are using. Either you use the pres scored, of cut it to the desired space measurements [ C  Mar 21, 2016 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Krissy  Oct 24, 2014 ]  Staff

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