Metra 95-5817 Dash Kit
2003 Ford Econoline
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Item # 120955817 | MFR # 95-5817
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Important Note: You'll have to make permanent modifications in order to install a double-DIN receiver into your vehicle's dash, including removal of dash material. Once this kit is installed, it can't be removed without complete dash removal. The factory radio will not fit properly if reinstalled.
This Metra 95-5817 mounting kit allows you to install a double-DIN (4" tall) 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.
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Average Customer Review(s):
Metra dash kits are the only way to go. Works great every time.
Needs to have top trim piece too especially since you have to cut the dash opening both top and bottom. Hole pattern even though lots of slots only lined up well on 2 holes had to drill additional holes to get more screws in. Final fit was good except for no top trim piece.
Pros: Looks sharp and easy to install
Cons: None really
Works like a champ!
Pros: easy install comes with all of the hardware
Cons: requires dash removal to remove requires permanent cutting of the dash.
Great receiver for the price....... Arrived quickly and with the install kit that came with the unit for free. I put it in the same day... Took about two hours....Installed in a 2004 Ford E-250....
Pros: Easy to install with kit which was included for free..
Worked fine for my install, but I wish there were more depth options. My stereo is inset quite a bit - I'd prefer it to be closer to flush with the stock radio bezel. There is no option here, as long as you want a secure install. That being said, it fits cleanly in the bezel and looks fine. No problems getting it installed, aside from the meticulous cutting of the Ford bezel (Dremel multi-max with the wood/drywall blade actually worked AWESOME for this), but that's got nothing to do with this kit.
works well. quick install
Pros: quick, not drilling into the dash
Cons: shrinks the width so the volume know is a little harder to grab.
easy to use
Pros: easy to install
good to go
Fits into the dash tightly and radio is secure.
Pros: Easily attaches to radio
Cons: Dash has to be trimmed prior to installation
Fit my receiver and is good quality.
To start off this is a three piece kit. That's it. The instructions are of no use. Totally unusable. There is not a precise way to insure depth positioning. I use my factory radio as a guide and took many measurements. Then inserted the radio in to the cavity. And prayed. Because once installed you can not get the radio back out without dash removal. The reason I gave it three stars instead of 1 is because it looked good installed and the depth was perfect.
Pros: -Do not have to remove dash to install -Free
Cons: -Instructions (had to call tec support) -No depth guide
Looks like a factory install
Pros: Follow directions and reuse rear bracket from oe radio, works like a charm!
2001 Ford Escape. removed the factory double DIN radio,installed a Kenwood double DIN receiver. The dash kit worked fine although I have yet to fully snap the receiver into the dash. This is because of the big warnings about not being able to remove the unit once snapped into the dash. It also will slightly recess the reveiver from the dash front. Both of these things an issue with me. Very difficult to believe it can't be mounted better. Everything seems to fit well and it appears to hold the receiver securely.
Pros: holds securely
Cons: not removable once snapped into place recessed the receiver a little bit.
I suppose with just the right head unit this would be a nifty little product. As others have noted, it sets the face of the head unit way too far back and in my case renders the volume knob almost useless. The plastic is very soft and is easily distorted when inserting screws. I dared not utilize it after all the short comings became obvious. I opted for a different mount, which I am not thrilled with, but it's head and shoulders above this item.
Pros: Simple in design, might work well with the right head unit.
Cons: Does not work well with Blaupunkt Cape Town 940. Need to remove step and make it a flush mount on the sides. Step really reduces it's usefulness. Hardly any slots line up on center top to bottom. Glad it was free...
If installed per instruction , good luck removing . I had to cut decorative ends off so unit can set in flush with dash Had to create side trim pieces from units trim
Pros: Free with purchase
Cons: Makes unit recessed in dash Unit cant be removed easily
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When I received this it looked super cheap and it did not have a depth adjustment. It came free with the stereo, but I ended up buying the American International kit which allowed me to adjust the depth perfectly and the trim piece completely surrounds the head unit, which looks nicer than the Metra kit.
Cons: no depth adjustment feels really cheap only one trim piece to put below or on top of face
Build quality of plastic is decent but installation in an early super duty doesn't look that great in my opinion. This kit sets the radio way back in the dash to the point that you can't really use the volume knob. I ended up going to a local retail store and getting a different Metra kit for an 01 F-150. A little work with the rotary tool and it came out very nice. I almost scrapped the whole aftermarket stereo idea due to how terrible it looked. A buddy of mine has the same truck and dash kit. He is going to change his with the 01 F-150 style now that he's seen mine.
Easy too install and works perfect in the dash.
Pros: Included in the cost of the receiver. Easy too use.
This is a functional dash adapter that received the radio and fit in the dash. It does however set the radio screen back almost 3/4" inside the dash.
Pros: Easy to install
Cons: Sets radio back too far
Pros: Easy to install
Cons: Not o well easy to know which screws( they supply you two types) to use and where to put them. If using a Toyota or Nissan it does tell you, but not a ford. So i winged it.
Was unable to use dash kit as shown due to it recessing the head unit below face of dash. This caused interference/access issues with the volume knob. I ended up "modifying" (light grinding) and was able make it work.
Was simple to install looks nice great product
Pros: No problems simple to install great quality
Common sense required alongside instructions
Pros: tight fit
Cons: vague instructions about how the side pieces fit up
Worked perfectly. Read instructions carefully because you have to modify the dash for a double din unit. Very easy install and looks good too!
Pros: Easy to install, looks great, easy to follow instructions
Me fue muy bien con el producto, luego a tiempo y en perfectas condiciones, la única recomendación que tengo es que deberían enviar los tornillos de adaptación al radio, porque me toco salir a buscarlos cuando estaba instalando el radio. The product is working very well for me. It arrived on time and in perfect condition. The only suggestion I would make is that you should send the radio adapter screws because I had to go out and find them when I was installing the radio.
Cons:Crutchfield response on March 2, 2016 Translation provided by Crutchfield's International Sales & Support team.
The directions are a joke. Once I figured out which way the brackets need to go, with help from a Crutchfield Tech, I began attaching it to my Jensen VX7020. There are several mounting holes. The directions say to use 4 screws on each side. There is no configuration where 4 screws can be used. It is soft plastic so you can't screw them in very far to hold your unit in place. Once I managed to get 3 screws on each side, only 2 actually lined up with holes, the third was an angle fit, I tried to push it in. The unit will not go all the way in and snap into place. the way I have the side brackets they are somewhat flush with the receiver so that I can access the control knob and usb port. After reading some other reviews apparently the brackets are supposed to protrude farther out then the receiver face. That would probably give them the flexibility they need slide in and snap in place. However I then would not be able to access the control knob on the left easily and opening the little usb door is difficult. Right now the receiver is almost all the way in and doesn't look bad but it is not flush with the dash. I am not happy with this kit and will have to find something else. After considerable grinding away of my dash on the top and bottom it is upsetting to find I can't use the recommended mounting kit from Crutchfield.
Cons: See review
This kit made for a great installation of the JVC KW-V30BT receiver. It makes a good solid mounting with the dash and gives the installation a neat finished look.
Pros: Works perfectly with the JVC KW-V30BT receiver.
Cons: Once installed unit cannot be removed without removing dash pad first. Make sure everything is correct before pushing the last 1/2"!
works and looks great and easy to install.
Two pieces of plastic and some screws but instructions were not super clear on which way the pieces went so of course I installed them backwards but fortunately could not get it pushed into the dash. Looked at the pictures again and tried reversing them and that worked.
Pros: Only a few pieces to mess with.
Cons: Not super clear on instructions for this kit.
The dash kit worked and looks nice after the installation. However, I am disappointed that the kit mounts the radio so far into the dash. I bought a Kenwood Exelon stereo to use with this kit and it has one knob on the left hand side. It is difficult to operate the knob with the radio located so close to the side and recessed in. I wish Metra made if differently or at least made the mounting depth adjustable. This kit makes it impossible to remove the radio after installation. It is a little scary knowing that the radio cannot be removed after installation so you better make sure it works and is wired correctly before you push it into the dash the final few inches. If you are not going to hook up all the features (like the back up camera or the phone mic) you better connect wires and route to an accessible location as you can't get back to the rear of the radio without removing your dash when using this kit.
Pros: Looks nice and very secure.
Cons: Mounts the radio too deep in the dash making it difficult to turn some of the knobs. Not possible to remove after installation
Trim kit used in 04 F250. Fits well, nice taper on the trim pieces, and snaps into the dash snug and holds receiver in place. Only complaint is that there is not a filler piece for the top of the receiver. It comes with a bottom filler, but would look even cleaner with a proper install if there was a top piece as well.
Pros: Factory finish, nice look, holds secure
Cons: Would be better with top filler strip
Overall the kit does exactly as advertised. The small piece that is supposed to fill the gap below the new head unit isn't well designed for the application, but if you pay attention to the work you're doing when you cut away the factory bezel plastic, you won't need this piece. It would be nice if the ABS matched the factory bezel color, but that's not a show stopper. If you're hung up on cosmetics you won't like the way any aftermarket unit looks anyway.
Pros: Simple installation Snug fit after installation
Cons: Requires removal of entire dash bezel after install, rather than providing key holes to release the locking tabs
3 stars. While this install kit 'fit' my 2004 Ranger and the Sony double din replacement radio, the radius at the bottom of the pieces did not precisely match the radius of the opening in the bezel and it marred the finish of the bezel when pressed into place. The damage cannot be repaired without replacement of the bezel.
Pros: It works.
Cons: Not a perfect fit in 2004 Ranger dash bezel.
Thanks for adding this item to the stereo I purchased. Made the fit in my Motorhome easy.
Pros: Easy to install and fit great.
It's plastic that dresses up your dash and helps fill out the empty holes. It's much better than the thing of plastic Jensen packaged with the headunit. To do the double-din install on a 2003 Ford Ranger you have to remove the top and bottom sections of the factory plastic trim for the headunit to fit. Then I realized I had to take out some on the left and right sides as well. I tried my best to keep it pretty, but it was looking pretty haggard. This trim kit did a nice job hiding all of that crappy cutting.
Pros: Hides the holes along the left, right and bottom sides of the headunit. Cheap plastic to match the cheap plastic interior of a 2003 Ford Ranger.
Cons: Since it was cheap, the machine screws couldn't really be tightened because of how flimsy the plastic brackets were. If you remove too much of the factory trim on the left and right sides, the dash kit won't be able to hold the headunit in place and the headunit will pull out/fall out. I had to rig up some MacGyver skills to get it back to being tight.
Good but not great. Instructions weren't a lot of help, but figured it out
Overall good product. Just wish radio would stick out a little further.
Very simple and clean,does the job without complicated.
Pros: Easy to use
Cons: Could of identified left and right pieces
Aside from using the sides of this installation kit to provide some filler material on the side of my radio, this kit was of no value in my 2004 F250.
Cons: Doesn't really help. I'm sure this was related to the vehicle, however.
After removing the plastic rim in the OEM dash, the adapter worked perfectly in my 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. New stereo slid right in
Pros: Extremely easy to use.
It works. That's all there is to it.
Pros: Fits and does what it is supposed to do. Can't ask for more than that.
Cons: Why does it have to be black? Why can't we have white plastic? In this day and age, I would think we could have multi-colored plastic.
not sure how it comes back out, directions sucked but easy to figure out
Easy to use and does the job. Unfortunately, there is no depth adjustment and any error in your dash trimming is apparent after installation. I ended up replacing it with an AI FMK552 install kit, which gives you depth adjustment as well as a tight 360 degree surround. My head unit is now nearly flush mounted, (the Metra kit had it recessed nearly an inch) and there is no evidence of any kind of dash modification. The install looks basically stock. Sorry, Crutchfield, but the Metra kit doesn't do the job.
Pros: Quick, easy, and does the job.
Cons: No depth adjustment, and the surround does not quite hide the dash modification required. Head unit installs too far back in the opening and looks like an aftermarket installation.
Installation was a perfect fit. It looks like a professional installation and when it clicks into place, it's solid.
Pros: Fits perfectly and looks great
Cons: A little confusing on positioning the plates on the sides of the unit. A quick phone to tech support and the question was resolved.
The directions were confusing and I accidentally trimmed too much of my dash. Neither my old or new radio would fit until I made intensive mods. After a number of hours of filing and grinding and pop riveting the install was average or poor if you were to look at it real close. This install was on a truck I really wanted to keep a long time. The instructions needs pictures included. Double check with Crutchfield for pictures.
This made life so easy. Three screws on each side (which are labeled left and right) and you slide the deck into the dash and it snaps it in place. Really... it couldn't be any easier.
Pros: Easy and clean.
The radio with these attached does not seem to lock in. I thought I had the radio pushed in far enough but it seems to work it's way out again. Don't know how hard i have to push in order for it to lock. Don't like the fact that once the radio is locked in there is no removing without taking whole dash out. How do you change the fuse? Guess I'm not too worried since the radio is new and uncertain. Actually wasn't sure whether to give a two star. Appears to be no other choice for radio mounting. Wish better.
Rather disappointed in the overall result in my '05 Escape. Double DIN looks to fit, but doesn't really. I dremel'd the top and bottom of the opening as instructed, but the radio would not fit, with this adapter installed, without serious modification to the sides of the opening, and to the kit itself. Holes pre-drilled did not line up with (Kenwood) holes in radio, so I had to re-drill the adapter, then grind it down as it still would not fit with the widened opening in the dash. Still, it doesn't flush-mount in the dash, and the radio sticks out a bit further than that. In hindsight, I wouldn't do a double-DIN in this car, the opening is not sufficient size.
Pros: Creates an attachment point for a car that's really not meant for this size radio.
Cons: Requires extensive...EXTENSIVE...modification to fit a Ford opening.
very easy to use
I used this to install a double din stereo in my 2005 Ford Escape. The stereo fit after all the appropriate modifications, but not after I put this mounting kit on. I had to file down the sides of the opening too, thanks to this thing. It did NOT come with the bottom piece like it show in the picture. I now have gaps at the top and bottom of my stereo opening, so I guess I'm going to buy some weather stripping or something to cover them. I will say, where this kit is (on the sides) looks very nice, but I feel like it should have been an all around one, and not just the sides.
Pros: Looks nice where it is.
Cons: Doesn't cover the top or bottom. Missing bottom piece shown in pictures. Makes stereo too wide to fit in most double din openings.Crutchfield response on June 16, 2015 Our Tech Support team will reach out and try to help the customer. Meanwhile, we'll double-check our supply of this kit and make sure they contain all the pieces they're supposed to.
does a fine job, but the instructutions could be better. it is hard to mke ones for each kind of unit, but they are vague
Pros: nice look when its in.
Cons: the picture display is not really clear which ways it attack to the receiver. the holes only line up the right way, but it is not clear on the on page how that is done.
Bracket fits nice
Pros: Good fit
Cons: Instruction not very good. Didn't tell where to make dash larger and I made opening too big. Had to improvise.
I used this to install a Sony XAV 68bt in a 2004 ford f350. The kit is sturdy and does hold the stereo in well. The only thing I don't like about it is that is recesses the stereo deep in the dash. Makes the stereo look like a scared turtle. Aah, danger, he's running another yellow light!
Pros: Holds stereo well
Cons: Recesses stereo deep in to dash.
Looks factory installed a avh-2700bs pioneer in 2011 ranger a little mod to the bezel and bam. Factory look nuff said.
Pros: Factory look
Cons: Old radio will not fit again
Good, it work as it said.
Very tight fit had to customize
Was recommended by Site for my installation of Stereo/was of great help.
Pros: Stereo looks seamless.
Delivery was on time. Product performed perfectly with nice tight fit, and looks nice.
Easy to install, but the bracket tabs never did snap into place when sliding the radio into position. The radio is being held in place with friction due to a tight fit, which appears to be fine so far. I followed the instructions exactly so I'm not sure why the edges never snapped behind the side edges of the dash opening, but the fit is very tight and I doubt the radio will come out on it's own. One good thing was that I needed to pull the radio back out so I was able to remove the car's glove box and slide my hand up behind the radio and push it out. I kind of like that I can do this if I ever need to get it out again. If it snapped into place, I would need to take the entire dash apart to get it back out.
Pros: Easy to install
Cons: May not fit exactly as described for your vehicle
Great radio comes with installation wires great deal
very simple to use and worked great. only issue was i wasnt sure exactly what holes to line up for the screws. i made an educated guess and got it right on the first try.
Fit nicely in my 01 Sport Trac for a custom looking finish.
The dash kit instillation instructions could be a little clearer on a mercury mariner
Pros: It works
Cons: Fit and finish I wish it had been flush with the dash so that I Could use the trim that came with the radio
THIS WAS EASY TO USE, VERY EASY TO INSTALL
Pros: PERFECT FIT ON A CAR THATS HARD TO FIND PERFECT FITS
Just a little to generic for my liking. Would not work with the Clarion nx404 in my 2004 super duty. Crutchfield tech was even at a loss. I had to grind down the front section's to make it slide in. Would not fit flush with the outside face of the stereo. Once I had it ground dine it fit.
Pros: It will work.
Cons: Not stereo specific. A lot of trial fitting.
These brackets help fill the gaps on the left and right side of your 2-din radio and snap it into place. I installed these on my Ford Excursion. To get a 2-din radio to fit my dash, I had to grind away the upper and bottom plastic edges a little to make more space, as well as remove to dash screw on the top (which did not seem to weaken the dash mount at all). If you use these brackets as intended, you will not be able to pull your radio out fo the dash once it is snapped into place with these brackets. However, if you are like me, I wanted to be able to remove radio without taking anymore of the dash apart in the future. Therefore, I have modified these brackets by grinding off the snap-in prongs. Then, to hold the brackets in place, I drilled two small holes on the left bracket and right bracket to put self tapping screws through the brackets and into the dash plastic. This way, when I need to get to the back of the radio (like to add my future sub-woofer RCA plugs), I will have easy access. The screws I used are allen wrench style and are black to match the bracket color. It's a simple mod, and will save time later.
Pros: Easy install! Perfect fit if you follow instructions for minor grinding of plastic opening.
Does the job but is a little to brittle when attaching to the deck it easily cracked or deformed
Pros: Does what I needed
I have a 2003 Ford Escape and bought a Jensen VX-7020 double DIN GPS receiver. This mounting kit is totally inappropriate for this type of product. See "Cons" below.
Pros: Crutchfield tech support steered me to a mounting kit that will work. Too bad Crutchfield doesn't carry it.
Cons: The protrusion beyond the face of the radio on this mounting kit side brackets makes access to the controls on the left difficult and access to the Micro SD card, USB port and A/V jack on the lower left face of the unit nearly impossible.
This kit works well and if you take your time it installs quickly. The problem is when you want to add an addition component. This is a one way kit as it requires you remove the dash to remove the radio after install. My suggestion is to run extender wires for every possible option when installing.
Pros: Priced right, looks good and is easy to install.
Cons: No easy way to remove.
This is an inexpensive way to get the receiver held in place but unfortunately it locks the receive into the opening requiring you to remove the whole dash. I did not attach the kit to the receiver with screws but slid the receiver into place, then slipped each side trim plate into place, per instructions I place the bottom trim in to place for a finished look. I have removed the receiver with minor difficulty, but no dash removal and it seems to be snug in place with just the friction between the side trim plates and the dash structure.
Pros: Makes the receiver look like it belongs there. Simple way to lock the receiver into the vehicle.
Cons: Difficult to remove if needed. Thief would probably destroy the dash and get the receiver anyway
The dash kit is OK, not great. I used it in a 2004 E350 van with a Jensen VX7020 receiver. When fitted, the side pieces don't fit as snugly as I'd prefer- small gaps, but not too bad. There is no top trim piece. I can tell you that when you cut out the top and bottom of the dash radio hole, be VERY careful not to scuff the sides. This trim kit does not cover everything. I accidentally scuffed some areas on the right and bottom, and they didn't get covered up 100%; the radio recesses quite far into the hole. The bottom piece doesn't cover anything really. There is no trim piece for the top. For the most part, you really don't see that area, but if you bend down a little and look up, you can clearly see the sloppy cuts I made. The best tool for cutting out is probably one of those vibrating saws with the blade used for cutting door trim when installing new flooring in a house. This dash kit is also designed as a permanent install. It clicks into the dash and you can't physcially access the "clip points" to get it back out. I modified the side pieces by shaving off the click tabs and then made a metal strap that I attached to the dash frame and wrapped around to attach to the side of the receiver to hold it. The receiver with dash kit fits very snuggly into the dash hole and the strap really doesn't have to do much work to hold the receiver. With this small mod, I can now pull the receiver out. I highly recommend you remove the engine cowl to do this install.
Pros: Looks fairly clean
Cons: Can't remove once installed without a clever mod No top trim piece Doesn't snug up to dash as well as I'd like
I'll begin with the instructions being very vague, as concurred with my tech support guy. With both side adapters installed, my Clarion NX602 was difficult to slide-in far enough for the locking tabs to work. After receiving advice to sand the tabs down to relieve some of the binding, it still didn't work. So all I did was remove one of the brackets from the unit, and with my dash panel removed, inserted the bracketed side into the ideal location, while holding the other bracket in the correct "installed" position, pivoted the radio up to the bracket and screwed it to the radio. Done.
Cons: Instructions to vague. Locking tabs are not flexible enough to allow easy install.
This installation package lacked clear/any guidance for a good installation. The plastic side pieces have several combinations of holes that might be used. Only one set should be used for any given vehicle type. Unfortunately, to find the correct holes you weould need to install the pieces and loook at them. If you do that, you will never get it out of the dash to change the alignment. There is a warning that says as much. So you will need to guess which holes to use. Don't expect the pieces to help out either. The sides that face the inside of the radio will overhang and are not finished so they will not appear to m ake any sense whatsoever. Also, the hardware is not supplied. The screws you are to use are too short and to get a single thread on it, you will need to crush the plastic side pieces. Good luck.
Cons: No clear directions and inadequate hardware.
helped my new stereo fit perfectly
Not very happy that I have to disassemble the dash to remove the radio after its installed!!
Pros: Look ok when installed
Cons: dash disassembly required to remove radio
This is the best install kit I have ever used. It gave me the clean install without the custom look
Pros: Factory like finish, easy to understand and follow instructions, and every detail was thought of so you don't have to.
I didn't use the bottom trim piece because it wasn't needed. It seems like these could be changed to "lock" into the dash better, but they work and they look great.
The instructions were not clear on which side to install, but if you look at the pieces you need to have the tabs on the outside to engage the dash plastic. It comes with one trim piece for the bottom, it would of been nice to include one for the top also. The plastic dash needed to be roto zipped out and the extra plastic piece would of been nice to cover the top.
Cons: instruction paper was not as clear as could be
Does what its supposed to , Easy to install.
Cons: Kit says radio comes with screws to install , Radio says mount kit comes with screws , i had to go buy my own.
Looks great in the dash and easy to install.
Made for very easy, quick installation
Pros: Simple & quick
Got the job done but the illustrations and instructions were lacking.
Pros: Wit these parts, my in dash unit fits snugly and looks fine
Cons: The diagrams and instructions were vague and did not clearly show which way to position these on the sides of my receiver unit. I took a lucky guess. Also, instructions said to use the hardware (screws) that came with the unit....mine came with no mounting hardware so I had to rummage through my spare nuts and bolts to come up with the hardware that I needed. Fortunately I had some odds and ends that worked.
Not much to it- just three pieces of plastic. The instructions are a bit skimpy as well. Crutchfield includes an extra information sheet that helped a lot. Must plan carefully because you can't take the unit out once you snap it in all the way. You'll need to pull the whole dash panel. Looks pretty good though.
Pros: Easy to install. Looks good once in place.
Cons: Skimpy instructions. Can't be removed once fully installed. Check everything before snapping it in.
The kit made the install very easy, and looked great.
Pros: THI KIT FITS THE DASH VERY GOOD.
Fit nicely and looks great.
Pros: Fit was perfect
Cons: None at all
It was a great fit for my truch
Pros: fit prefect
Cons: the screw slots were weak. When tightening the screws the slots opened up even when taking care not to over tighten.
Purchased this along with the Pioneer FH-X700BT for my 1997 Ford Ranger and it finished out looking like a factory install. Awesome! It really looks nice. One small trim job on the original equipment face place area. I trimmed it at the bottom and a little on top and used only the two side pieces for a great fit.
Pros: All good
Cons: Nothing bad here.
Overall not bad, but had to cut out more than expected from the dash in order for this to fit, that and you cannot test fit too much once it is installed you can't get it out. There was barely enough room for the cross piece and I had to modify that as well to get it to fit.
Pros: Clean finished look
Cons: Had to cut more than desired out of the dash, and no way to test fit and adjust
Worked as described and fit perfectly
Pros: Perfect Fit
Cons: Not removable! Once snapped in place you can't get radio out.
Made installation easy!
Attached the side mounts with screws I had left over from another installation. Once I cleaned out the bezel area, the unit went right in and is a sung and secure fit. It took a little muscle to get the unit to snap into place ,,, but once in, it is in and it is not coming out! The trim piece for the bottom of the HU made for a perfect installation.
Pros: Ease of use and perfect fit,
Ensured the radio fit into the double din hike perfectly.
Pros: No need for modification
Dash kit worked fairly well with minor manipulation. Installed in an 04 ranger. The supplied screws from the head unit were a bit short but still adequate. Was able to get two screws on each side and feels firm. The fit and finish was decent but not perfect. Not really a big deal in a beater work truck but may bother some looking for a stealthy, factory look. Be ready to do some extensive grinding of the bezel/sub dash or whatever you call it. A high speed rotary tool would make quick of this though.
Pros: It was free with stereo and holds it nicely in place.
Cons: Not perfect look but does the job
It did the job, but the plasticbrackets are also "fillers" to compensate for the radio being nearly an inch narrower than the factory one. So the cheezy plastic fillers do nothing to disguise that this is an aftermarket compromise.
Pros: They hold the radio into the dash panel.
Cons: Installation looks tacky.
Worked just as it ought to. Very tight fit so no gaps.
Pros: Fit just right.
Cons: No mounting screws. But I think this is an issue more related to the radio I bought, as different radios may require different screws.
This looks great when installed but the instructions leave a lot to be desired.
Pros: Great look. East installation
Cons: Instructions could use more detail.
IT WAS AN EASY FRAME JOB, THEY JUST DIDN'T KNOW IT!.
Instructions on where to cut the dash were a bit vague. Once I got it in it looks fine, not the best fit but passable.
Works good, instructions are good but could be better.
Pros: Good fit.
Cons: Poor Instructions.
After installing the mounting hardware, I found that radio did not fit in the double din opening. Took it off and am not using it.
Pros: Looks nice
Cons: Did not fit, even with whittling the opening.
Fits like a glove. It fills the gaps perfectly. It couldn't look any better, it makes the DVD player look like it was put in from factory
Pros: Very easy installation
This mounting set works like it's meant to. Clean fit Looks great.
Pros: Easy to install once you trim the sub dash.
Cons: Instructions do not tell you what part of the sub dash you need to trim for Ford vehicles...it's a trim and fit process.
Was skeptical at first but it looks like a pro installed it.
Cons: After it is in, the dash has to come off to remove it.
Worked great. Good smooth and tight fit so the unit is help in place firmly in the dash and doesn't move or wiggle in the dash opening. Looks nice once installed and has nice fitting trim at the edges that look like they were supposed to be that way and not some aftermarket thing.
Pros: Easy to use with a nice tight fit.
Cons: Does not come with the screws you need to attach the side pieces to the side of the radio box before sliding it into the dash opening. You have to try to salvage/use any screws that might have been already in place in the old radio unit as part of its mounting system.
Fit perfectly in my 04 F250 with my Kenwood stereo. Did have to use the Dremel to grind part of the dash, but nothing major. Instructions were easy to understand.
Perfect fit to make my new hu fit seemlessly
Pros: Looks great, custom fit
Cons: I havent yet installed it bc the way its designed, you wont be able to remove the receiver again once its clicked in with the 6 plastic barbs. Once im sure I have everything wired up correctly, ill do it.
made install a breeze
The reciver kit is great . made the install look like it was done at the factory
Pros: great kit
Excellent fit, good quality.
Pros: It fits
I used this in a motor home to replace a Visteon CD6 (same radio as used in a Ford Excursion and others). There are two side-mount plates which are plastic and fasten to a DIN-2 size radio chassis with screws. Some trimming of the opening is needed. Only three screws for each side were provided; 4 would have been better. I also would have preferred if the plates them selves were made of steel rather than plastic. Once installed the radio fits snug in it's place.
Made install of DD look factory. Very easy to install. Directions were not very good but Crutchfield sent another sheet they made that help a lot. Installed in 1999 F250 Superduty
Pros: Looks Easy installation
Cons: Makes radio removal difficult later
Kit itself is good. The install is quite an undertaking. By having to cut away plastic from the dash, there is a larger room for error.
Pros: VERY simple, just screw on to deck
Cons: Everything else required in the rest of the install
Easy to install,some cutting of inner dash was involved.At first I thought it was metal,but was only hard plastic.Side holes that lock into double din dash unit were very brittle but worked well as long as not to over tighten the screws.Once the unit is in the dash thats it, cause there is no turning back.Great product for the double din stereo cars.
Pros: Very secure,locks into dash very well.
I used this kit to install my new head unit. Yes, to get my HU in, I needed to trim out the top and bottom flanges in the dash. It was not the kit that made this take place, the HU it self did. The kit looks great and works good. It did set the unit into the dash about the same depth as the heat and A/C. Which is fine, even with a dvd screen that tips out. There is a kit out there that mounts the HU flush with the dash. I think it will be a personal choice.
Could not have installed my Alpine and have it look factory without this.
Pros: excellent product!!
Cons: None, it fit like a glove.
Mount fit perfectly! Excellent product!
I could not get it to snap into place but the system fits tight enough that it does not move so I left it alone. I would have preferred to have a metal system similar to the stock side brackets.
This adapter worked great. It makes my new radio look like it was meant to be there.
Pros: made my stereo look original
Cons: Instructions should be clearer on what needs to be trimmed to make it fit. It sets the radio back a little farther than the original but it wasn't much.
easy to install
Pros: looks like it came from the ford factory,awesome
Nice and clean
Pros: Look professional and I like it
Fit like it was supposed to. No complaints at all.
Pros: Clean looking and fits great.
Used with the AVH-X3500BHS, installed in my 2004 Ford Ranger, looks like a factory install. Easy and fast.
Left the installation looking perfect! I was so surprised that I was able to do that.
Pros: looks awesome
Like most you'll find, you have to cut away some of the dash that is normally hidden to fit a double DIN in its place. It's not excessive or hard. The pieces fit on the sides of the radio an after your re-install the dash, you then attach the wiring harness and push the receiver into the slot. That is why I took one star off. Now when I attempt to remove just the instrument dash to change a bulb or route wires, I have to fuss with a large heavy double DIN receiver as well.
Pros: Fits and looks nice
Cons: stays attached to dash when dash removed. Awkward.
it will set the stereo way back and makes any nob or button on the edge difficult to use. Notice the big flange? Ya all that is in front of the stereo. Plus no mounting depth adjustment.
Cons: its very existence.
Was unable to use the kit, would not fit either the stereo or the opening. Looks poorly made
Cons:Crutchfield response on October 22, 2012 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
pretty good installation kit to convert ford radio to double din
Pros: very simple to use, nice color match,
Cons: has a slight tilt out at the top on both sides, not bad, but, noticable and the single bottum piece is a be odd once in place, but not to bad all in all
Great fit made the dash look filled in after having to grind out part of the dash for double din radio
If you're not handy, get someone to help you. If you have a Dremel cutting tool and some technical savvy, you'll like this kit. The most difficult part was trimming the opening...take your time with the Dremel and then use a file for finishing touches. My JVC KWR800BT snapped right in place perfectly. It's not hard to take out, either...just remove the radio bezel and the unit comes along for the ride. You can then access the retainer tabs for removal if needed. As far as putting the old system back in if I sell the vehicle, I picked up an extra bezel at a junkyard for ten bucks; even a new one is onlly 40 dollars.
Pros: Perfect fit for my 1998 Explorer.
Cons: If you're not handy and willing to take the time to do the job perfectly, get someone else to do it. Be careful there, too....there are a lot of butchers out there that dont know what they're doing. This takes some patience and expertise, but it's worth it.
Looks great, easy to install. Directions were clear. 2004 F250 diesel crew cab The little piece for the bottom really isn't necessary, but I used it. The top and bottom lips on the dash opening disappeared quickly using a Dremel with a course cylindrical stone and a course file. My dash opening required just a little filing (1/16 or less) on each side to clear the mount. The big drawback to this mount is that once it is in, it won't come out again from the front. If you use your Dremel tool and reshape the six tabs that lock it in, it will come out again with a firm push from behind. Reshape the tabs by grinding down the front edge of the ramp shaped tabs. The new profile should be low at front & back and raised in the middle, leaving just enough hump to hold it in, it doesn't take much. The unit is a pretty snug fit without the mount tabs,
I think the product is great. I used it on my F250 when installing a Pioneer DVD receiver. It really made the installation look like it came from the factory
Pros: Looks better than the factory set-up.
Cons: I agree with the others about the directions but my installation was easy because the pieces would only fit one way on my receiver. You do need to read the instructions because they clearly state on the front page that once the unit is snapped in, that's it.
This product did not come with vehicle specific instructions. Also, the master sheet for my vehicle did not suggest this product. And, the reciever installation did not reference this product. I ultimetaly had three sets of instructions and none of them correllated with one another. I had to hack the fit myself. I still haven't found a way to make the reciever theft proof. It just slides right out of the dash.
It works well but has some of the worst directions I have ever encountered in 40 years of stereo installations.
Pros: Fits and works well for a reasonable price.
Cons: Terrible directions.
easy to install and looks great fit perfectly
It worked very well, but the directions did not show or were not very clear on the location to place the receiver pieces on the radio. So once the radio was snapped in place I discovered it should have been mounted further back to give a cleaner lines in the dash. Otherwise it was great and holds the radio in tight and makes a clean look.
Pros: clean look and fits great.
Cons: directions are not real clear on location to mount on radio.
Just have to say, I have been a customer of Crutchfield since 1979. You can't have a professional look without their trim kits. You do have to have some skill to install it, but my last installation looked like a factory instalation.
Pros: seamless look to existing dash no open or awkward pieces showing
Cons: There was some cutting to dash so it is not for someone who has no skill
The product does its job and is self explanitory, however it shouldn't be needed. Its a shame that Ford decided to make their "double din" setup 1/2 an inch smaller than every other double din radio. I am appreciative of Crutchfield notifying me that this was needed, if not I would have been quite upset.
Pros: The product does the job of remedying Ford's attempt to block a third party product.
Cons: That I needed to use it.
Look cheap and I would not use them again!
I found it easier to trim the sub dash then use rivets and washers to attach the radios mount directly to the sub dash rather than using the supplied mounting kit. The problem with the mounting kit is that it's next to impossible to remove the radio later. I used black paint to "black out" the area around the mount after install. I looks great and this way its easy to remove the radio later just by removing the dash cover then the four small screws.
Used this kit to install into my 2003 F250. Product works good, but the directions are horrible. Lots of test fitting and removing/installing the radio.
I was under the impression that these would mount right up to the JVC KWHDR720 reciever and slip right in. I actually found no use for these. None of the holes lined up with the reciever. To slip right in, I would have had to butcher the outer dash panel extensively to make them fit. Even then there would have been a huge gap on each side behind dash I would have had to fill to hold unit tight. Maybe on another reciever they would have worked but not for this JVC unit. Im not the type of guy to just start hacking away and shove it in hoping for the best. I chose to use some metal strapping I had from another stereo to make my own mounts behind the panel onto the main dash. Then I trimmed the outer dash panel so the JVC unit slipped right through. Then trimmed some more so the JVC trim piece would cover the opening. All in all I was able to install my unit without too much trouble but the instructions are vague. They pretty much tell you to modify away as neeeded but are not specific at all. If you are savy with things you can do it no problem. But I wouldn't recommend an amateur to do this.... I hate to give a bad review but these didn't work for my application.....
This kit does not allow you to uninstall the head unit unless you disassemble the whole dash facia. Dash facia really needs to be removed in the first place to get at what you need to install the wiring anyway and test fit the kit. The thin slice of plastic for under the unit does not fit well. More explanation should be included on opening up the hole in the facia for head unit installation. instructions say "sub dash" needs to be altered. I wouldn't consider facia the sub dash i.e. how much material needs to be removed and from what surface (FYI almost all of the plastic facia needs to be removed up to the corner area both top and bottom of the original opening for the unit to fit). Head unit basically hangs on the facia, there is a metal support under the old head unit but to keep from beating up the new head unit or causing a rattle I used a couple of wraps of "gorilla" tape around the support. I will see if this works for the long run with the jaring it will take being in an F350 4x4 (I hate concrete highways). Once you get it installed it does look remarkably finished for how simple the kit is though.
The double din bracket works fairly well. It tilts the head unit up slightly, and I don,t see anyway to adjust the angle. The installation instructions are vague, generic, and lack detail. They tell you that modifications will have to be made to your sub dash, but they offer no further instruction as to what those modifications are. You will have to figure that out for your self. Do not attempt to install this part your self, unless you are a professional fabricator. It would be easy to butcher, and ruin the appearance of your dash, or to unnecessarily cut out part of the sub structure of your dash.
to help me with my install. [ Kevin Feb 22, 2017 ]
Hard to find. [ GREGORY Feb 21, 2017 ]
recommended for my install [ Michael Feb 15, 2017 ]
came with the install kit [ lovethetwins Jan 28, 2017 ]
my experience with these vs. say the garbage from Walmart is night & day difference. Bottom line, these fit & they look good. [ Martin Jan 20, 2017 ]
I need it for the car im working on [ Brandon Jan 19, 2017 ]
My truck has a double DIN so i need it for install. [ CHRISTOPHER Jan 16, 2017 ]
a must have [ Sean Dec 31, 2016 ]
Rock and roll, lock and load! makes the whole job easier. [ Dean Dec 26, 2016 ]
Needed [ Willliam Dec 23, 2016 ]
needed for installation [ Howard Dec 13, 2016 ]
This holds my stereo in the dash [ Jeff Dec 05, 2016 ]
Present [ Renee Nov 17, 2016 ]
easier installation [ Joann Nov 12, 2016 ]
Needed [ eric Oct 30, 2016 ]
Correct fit for radio [ RYAN A Oct 27, 2016 ]
Extra confidence during install [ Mark A Oct 24, 2016 ]
Part of the free combo package with radio purchase. [ Dale Oct 19, 2016 ]
required for install [ C Oct 17, 2016 ]
Needed for proper installation in 2000 Ford Explorer [ Craig Oct 14, 2016 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield [ Roger Sep 22, 2016 ]
Proper installation. [ Jeffrey Jay Sep 17, 2016 ]
really helps for an easy installation. [ Tanya Sep 07, 2016 ]
recommended by expert [ C Aug 28, 2016 ]
Need to install new radio [ Emmett Aug 19, 2016 ]
Recommended by customer service [ Jose Aug 16, 2016 ]
I need this to make the install look good. [ Joshua Aug 09, 2016 ]
Recommendation [ Joshua Jul 30, 2016 ]
Needed to install the receiver I bought. [ Zac Jul 29, 2016 ]
Included in installation kit [ John Jul 24, 2016 ]
Mount properly [ JESUS Jul 15, 2016 ]
install bracket perfect fit [ H Jul 09, 2016 ]
This is needed in order to install the new stereo in the factory location. [ Willie Jun 27, 2016 ]
Using a dash kit the install has a proper finished look [ Todd Jun 24, 2016 ]
hope it works [ Antonio Jun 20, 2016 ]
Complete installation [ Carlos Jun 13, 2016 ]
It's a great extra from Crutchfield to get what you need for successful installation...and they're free. [ MICHAEL Jun 04, 2016 ]
This helps mount after market units into the ford mounting system [ Conrad May 23, 2016 ]
A required (and previously successfully used kit by others with my type vehicle) accessory for the proper installation of the new radio purchased. [ E Darrell May 20, 2016 ]
Dash kit worked well. Fills in the gaps on the right and left side of the opening. I did modify the mounting brackets for easier removal later. [ Dean May 13, 2016 ]
recommended for my vehicle [ Mark May 12, 2016 ]
For a tight fit with no vibrations. [ Howard May 09, 2016 ]
I picked this item as it is required to install into my dash properly [ charles Apr 21, 2016 ]
To make the new Head unit fit properly. [ Kit Apr 21, 2016 ]
free [ William Apr 17, 2016 ]
To install new radio in existing 2 Din space without major work on existing space. [ Rick Apr 08, 2016 ]
Made the installation of a double DIN radio in my Ford E450 RV chassis pretty straight forward. A little bit of cutting of the factory dash and the radio slipped right in. [ Michael Mar 31, 2016 ]
Again, it was included for free. [ Leonard Mar 28, 2016 ]
Necessary for a clean install [ Don Mar 26, 2016 ]
Ease of install [ Paul Mar 21, 2016 ]
For a clean professional looking installation. [ john Mar 16, 2016 ]
You will need this kit to install your radio in the Ford Escape 2005. [ Craig Mar 08, 2016 ]
Crutchfield recommended for installation. [ Leonard K. Feb 26, 2016 ]
Cause it works the best [ Walter Feb 16, 2016 ]
Was automatically included with installation gear. [ Michael Feb 03, 2016 ]
made the double din stereo install in my 99 f250 look factory. [ wren Jan 26, 2016 ]
To facilitate installation of new audio unit. [ ANTHONY R Jan 09, 2016 ]
To make it fit my dash right. [ Bobby Dec 15, 2015 ]
Another inclusion with the particular radio model for my son's suv [ George F. Dec 14, 2015 ]
This was a direct fit for the stereo I am going to put in my truck. I will still have to do modifications. [ Dale Dec 05, 2015 ]
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Sep 14, 2014 ] Staff