Metra 95-7863 Dash Kit
2004 Honda Element
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Easy install with this and the instructions
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This Metra 95-7863 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):
Easy install with this and the instructions
fills the gap
Didn't fit the deck at all, cheap non fiber reinforced plastic, didn't fit the dash well either was bowed and deformed and tabs broke when I removed it. Trash at best and that's where it went. I just used the mounting hardware of OEM deck and factory trim plate.
Cons: EverythingCrutchfield response on 9/11/2017 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our customer service or tech support teams right away.
READ the 1 Star reviews first, and you quickly discover the Metra 95-7863 has disappointed many users. 2003 Honda Element install, it does not mount a double DIN radio flush like an oem radio. The radio is noticabley recessed about 3/8" to 0.5" all the way around. It also has a vertical 1/8" gap. If you use this piece of junk dash kit, it will look like a complete amateur hatchet job and will noticeably look like crap. This kit does not do the job your customers come to expect from Crutchfield. PLease look into the American International Double DIN kit, that has a much better design and promises "factory look when completed". This Metra kit is laughable, the only thing it will do is to secure the radio so it won't fall out. But it will look terrible.
Pros: None, even when it was free. Don't bother using it.
Cons: Your radio will never look oem install. Your radio will be recessed between 3/8th" to 0.5" The install kit is a failure. Look into American International Double DIN Kit: HONK831
This kit is missing parts IMO. There are clips that need to come off the factory trim piece to make the new one that comes with this kit stay attached. I just used the factory one. They don't come off easy and metra should include them.
Pros: It fits the head unit into the car...I guess that's a pro
Cons: For fitment and design. Requires clips from the factory fascia that the instructions don't clue you in about.
This didn't seem to work with the stereo I purchased. It wouldn't slip over the front or the rear of the radio. I ended up just screwing the ears on the side of my stereo and I used the supplied beauty panel to cover up the opening between my stereo and Element Bezel. It came free with my purchase though, so it was no big deal.
Cons: Doesn't fit Axxera AV6117B
Fits, easy to install, wasn't flush like factory.
Outer trim is not flush like the oem was. That's disappointing. I think I will have bigger issues as it warms up this summer. I will be happy to send pics.
Cons: Poor alignment and fitCrutchfield response on 4/19/2017 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Michael to issue an apology and help him further. We'll either help him get the kit installed correctly, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.
Looks good and installs easily. Instructions should note that it may be necessary to move the metal clips from the upper tabs of the stock trim piece to the new trim piece to allow it to snap in place firmly.
it was very cheap and i had to redo the adapter . i while never buy another item from metra.the rest was very good and your service was excellent. your call in service people were great, very good customer service
Mounting bracket worked perfect.
Pros: Perfect Fit.
This unit adapter kit worked just fine with some very slight adjustment. Trim looks great in the dash. Holds the unit perfectly.
Pros: fit, looks and ease of use
very sub-par quailty. especially for a product Crutchfield sells.
Cons: doesn't fits properly on dbl din sony touch screen unit. very flimsy cheap plasticCrutchfield response on 2/2/2016 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
It fit on the face but it's not flush like the OEM was but it looks good enough, if I don't point it out you wouldn't know
Pros: Fits...........sort of !
Cons: Not a good as OEM fit and finish
This mounting bracket is a perfect fit for installing a Pioneer DVD head unit in my 2003 Honda Element.
Pros: Clean look
Cons: Radio is a bit deeper that I would like.
Dash kit was decent, easy to put together, but I would prefer some sort of screws to secure the side brackets to the main trim plate, instead of just snapping in... When I installed it around the Pioneer DVD stereo, there was a little bit of a gap at top and bottom, but not enough to cause major issues.
Pros: easy assembly
Cons: not the perfect fit
The quality feels a bit wonky, and the JVC radio I got did not fit perfectly, but overall- looks good in place!
this trim looks really out of place in my element; we used the beat up trim we took off of the stock stereo
Overall very good quality, packaging, and instructions.
Pros: Good appearance MasterSheet instructions
Cons: Needs to be installed in one specific orientation - instructions could have been more specific in that regard Metal clips from factory trim ring need to be re-used on new trim - instructions could have been more specific in that regard
Perfect fit easy to install
Pros: It works on my 2008 honda element.
Perfect for my install in a 2005 Honda Element. Professional fit.
Easy as could be, didn't even need the pictures
Pros: Took only seconds to install
Radio did not even fit in the outer face plate. Tried to grind it out to fit (it was about 1/8" small all the way around), and it cracked.... even with being extremely careful.
Cons: Won't fit anything.... so being cheap isn't even a real "pro".Crutchfield response on 10/16/2013 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
This product will NOT fit the above head unit or any other 7" double-din unit that is considered "over sized Double Din." The trim piece will not fit through the front or the back of the unit so that you can attach the trim and the side panels together and then to the head unit. I contacted Metra and they will not provide any other advice other than that this unit and any other aftermarket unit will not fit oversized double dins. According to the Metra tech, "modifications are required." When I asked if modifications meant cutting, he simply replied that Metra does not provide any information about how to modify their units and that I should "do what you need to do in order for it to work." That's a bunch for that insightful piece of advice, Metra.
Cons: Doesn't fit oversized double dins. Crutchfield should've recommended a different unit.
At first I thought it wasn't going to fit right. Then I realized I had to take off the brackets and trim piece that came on the JVC radio. Well, then it worked beautifully. It fits very precisely, and looks better on my 2003 Element than the original. Very pleased.
Pros: Fit. Looks. Precise construction.
It's plastic, it's cheap, but it works. No problems and everything lines up just fine.
Poor fit. Radio will not flush mount with dash. Has to be recessed. It would have been possible to have radio flush, if front trim ring was made different.
recommended kit for easy installation [ Connie Nov 17, 2017 ]
ease of install [ todd Oct 13, 2017 ]
Free install kit with purchase. [ Jerry Sep 06, 2017 ]
I ordered the installation kit you suggested. I want to have the correct parts to install this unit. I clicked on the link for the suggested kit for my 2004 Element EX. I I need a wire harness adapter 70-7863 and whatever else..........Sam [ Samuel Aug 28, 2017 ]
Came with my JVC 925BT reciever. Fantastic! [ David Aug 03, 2017 ]
custom fit [ Michael Jun 16, 2017 ]
Metra manufactures quality products. [ john Mar 18, 2017 ]
installation ease [ Archie Feb 20, 2017 ]
Was needed for proper installation [ John Dec 12, 2016 ]
Recommended/needed for receiver installation [ Frank Aug 28, 2016 ]
Look and subwoofer output [ Thomas Aug 25, 2016 ]
Perfect fit with car [ dan Jul 21, 2016 ]
needed to install my 2DIN in my 2002 Regal GS [ CHRIS May 26, 2016 ]
Compatible. Recommend free [ ERIC Jan 13, 2016 ]
It was required for my install. [ R Dec 08, 2015 ]