Kit that requires modification
2004 Ford Explorer
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This kit is for a 2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer. The kit is unfortunately made of plastic that needs to be put together. The holes on the side panels did not lineup with the Blaupunkt San Jose 120 that I purchased from Crutchfield. I needed to take a drill bit to the holes and continue the pre made slots to accomodate the stereo holes. The rear support piece that comes with the kit is not tall enough to work with the Ford guide that holds and guides the stereo. I needed to cut a grove on the top portion of the support piece with a drill bit to be able to use it at all. I know the car is 13 years old, and there probably isn't much demand for the kit to work on this type of car, but if Crutchfield is going to sell it as a kit that is supposed to work with the stereo that you buy from them, the least they could do is find a kit that works with the vehicle.
Pros: needed to make stereo fit
Cons: poor design and major modifications needed to make it workCrutchfield response on 10/4/2017 Gonzalo, we're sorry you were disappointed with your kit. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you get the kit installed correctly or see if there may be another option for your vehicle! Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.