Metra 95-8235 Dash Kit
2012 Toyota Tacoma
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Doesn't fit with Clarion CX 505 in my 2012 Tacoma. Very disappointing.
Cons: doesn't fit
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Item # 120958235C | MFR # 95-8235CHG
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This Metra mounting kit lets you install a double-DIN (4" tall) aftermarket stereo in the dash opening of a 2012-up Toyota Tacoma. Please enter your vehicle information or call a Sales Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to ensure compatibility. Warranty: 60 days.
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Average Customer Review(s):
Doesn't fit with Clarion CX 505 in my 2012 Tacoma. Very disappointing.
Cons: doesn't fit
Works good enough, not particularly strong, but adequite
Very clean look with an easy install. I've had other dash kits that just looked cheap, this one looks very sleek and clean
Pros: Sleek matte color looks great with the new double din touch screen, feels more sturdy than previous kits that I've used.
Cons: Would have preferred more adjustment with the angle and depth of the head unit, but I can see where that would be difficult to produce
Pioneer 5200 nex does not fit. Opening is 1/8 in to high and 1/8 in to narrow. Time comsming modification required and will never look as good as it should. Disappointed
Pros: Modified dash perfectly.
Cons: Pioneer radios don't know about others.
The finish has some cosmetic imperfections but otherwise does come close to original gloss. The brackets are plastic and like many others have stated easily bends and hard to install with all the wires that go behind it. I had to trim the interior of the trim as it was hitting my appradio 4 and didn't sit flush. Honestly for a product specifically designed for the tacoma it leaves much to be desired. The install was a nightmare and took me a full day to figure out what needed to be trimmed. Overall it does the job but at much effort. It didn't omen out perfect but close enough or at least satisfied enough to where I don't want to pull the radio out ever again.
Pros: Good match for the original gloss finish.
Cons: Extremely difficult to install and still does not look perfect compared to other after market dash kits.
Glossy charcoal is more of a glossy black which matched my factory look perfectly. Item was slightly warped, but still worked for me. I did have to file approximately 1/8" off of each side left and right to fit my stereo and have a gap of ~1/8" on the top and bottom of the stereo. It's not really noticeable but I was worried before I installed it. It has plastic mounting brackets instead of metal. Overall I'm satisfied with it, but took some work to make it fit with a Pioneer AVH-X4800BS.
Pros: Finish matches the original factory finish of a 2015 Toyota Tacoma
Cons: Mine was slightly warped, plastic mounting brackets, took a lot of filing to fit my radio.
The black gloss matches, but that is about it. The brackets that hold the stereo are plastic. Just a little bit of force causes them to bend, which makes it incredibly difficult to place correctly in the dash. I can't believe Crutchfield would even offer something this cheaply made, but I guess that's why its free with the purchase of a head unit. Do yourself a favor and plan on buying the Sosche dash kit that comes with metal brackets. I'm sick that such a poor quality item was provided by Crutchfield.
Pros: Its glossy black and was free with the purchase of a headunit.
Cons: Its plastic! If you plan to use this dash kit, be prepared to set aside many hours for install because the plastic brackets make it nearly impossible to get seated correctly.
Not as good a fit as I had hoped - probably a 1/8th inch gap all around. Works, but nothing like factory Fit and finish.
Pros: Works (fills the hole)
Cons: Not a great fit
The kit looks good the only thing that I had to do was it would not fit at first I had to grind down the back lip to get it to snap in all the way.
Pros: Looks good and fits around the head unit well.
Cons: Had to grind it down
Really poor fit for my head unit (Pioneer AVH-X4700BS). Adjusted the bracket numerous times to try to make it work and after failing to do so called Crutchfield and the tech suggested that I file it down (not a knock on Crutchfield) . Spent ~1.5 hours shaving the dash kit on 3 sides. When I was finally able to get the dash kit to snap in, there was a huge gap on top between the head unit and the dash kit (did not shave the top). Does not look factory at all. Very frustrating when you think you're about to be done with your install and you're dealt with a dash kit that doesn't fit!
Pros: Snaps in securely after shaving the heck out of it for it to fit my head unit. Paint matches factory.
Cons: Horrible fit with my head unit and possibly all pioneers. Required shaving on 3 sides and still has a huge gap on top. Going to have to spend extra money to try a Scosche kit to see if it's any better.
Waste of a piece of plastic. Double din won't fit in it unless you shave off some of it. Looks cheap too. Just buy a scosche one and save yourself the headache.
Cons: Everything about it
This thing is a pain to install, IF you have a detatchable/moving faceplate (i.e., Pioneer AVH 4100NEX). The reason is that the fit of the mounting bracket isn't perfect, so the edges of your headunit will be TIGHT inside the dash kit - if it rubs the faceplate, the pioneer HU freaks out! It took me about 4 hours to get the thing right because it takes about 20 minutes to remove the headunit, adjust the bracket, and shove it back in with all the wires... I did that about 10 times. Other metra dash kits I have experience with didn't take this much wiggling to fit. On top of that, part of the finish was marred right out of the package. I'm giving this thing 3 stars because it's not very easy for a moron like me to install :)
Pros: The color matches perfectly!
Cons: Don't expect to install this in 20 minutes.
Pros: Good product
Cons: Its not a perfect fit for the radio
This product finished off my project well and looks very professional!
Pros: Fits like a glove.
Cons: None yet.
The metra in dash kit looks excellent compared to stock dash and blends in very well. The kit meshes well with the new stereo and the stock clock/ emergency piece. The kit fits right over the stereo and the brackets work well in the stock bolt holes. Very good design
Fits well in my 13 tacoma- looks like it belongs (color is a little off- more matte finish than the stock) but the stereo is mounted using the four screws per side that come with the head unit, the thick plastic brackets make this a challenge- screws barely engage--- it would be nice if it mounted with the slide- in DIN cage like some others--- you need to be really sure you've got everything working and hooked up before snapping the top dash piece in............The head unit mounts to the brackets, screw that into the vehicle, then the front piece snaps in place. Looks good but the plastic clips don't hold quite as well as the factory mount-- rattles a little and don't lose the stupid plastic clips that hold the Toyota dash together... The finished product is worth the effort. Also without using the DIN cage mounting method, it is difficult to know where to mount the side pieces because it's hard to gauge the depth --- where it will be in the dash when mounted - to far in or to far out? Took a few tries to find the right set of holes to use with the mounting plate to have the head unit be flush when done. One bit of advice --- look at the instructions that come with this kit - removing the hazard / airbag light from the stock part is difficult - without breaking it, this part has to be taken off and put into the new mounting--- the hardest part next to getting the new double din unit into the limited dash space...... All in all a good fit but could be a little better.
Pros: Looks like it belongs there
Cons: A little off from factory color and the Plastic on side brackets is pretty thick - stock is metal, not a huge deal BUT some head units need you to use the use the screws that come with it to mount it --- they are very short (would work with metal) so with the thicker plastic, they just barely hold on
I was surprised to see how well this fit. It is the same exact color as the factory dash, and it fits flawlessly.
Pros: great fit, great look
The fit and finish is just not there! The replacement dash piece is glossy and the original equipment was dull, so it does not match the remainder of the vehicle. The dash piece does not snap in as tight as the original and so leaves a gap on the bottom and top. The kit did not contain enough body clips for the reinstall and so I had to remove some from the original piece.
Although this is a very nice looking/working product I have an issue on two fronts. I was told by Crutchfield that this would fit the Pioneer FH-X700BT unit I purchased. It does cover the unit but isn't wide enough to allow the unit to have its face come through. So the unit actually sits behind this product almost giving it a "unfinished" or "unprofessional" look.
Pros: - nice looking/working unit
Cons: - may not fit the aftermarket stereo as stated
Free [ JOSE A Jan 26, 2017 ]
yay [ Margery Dec 22, 2016 ]
It Was Added Automatically [ William Dec 18, 2016 ]
required for easy install in my 2013 Tacoma [ John Dec 12, 2016 ]
Free [ Matthew Oct 20, 2016 ]
Part of installation kit recommended by Crutchfield for Toyota Tacoma 2014 Crew, short bed, without JBL. Comes in Charcoal too. I chose black, since my truck is red. [ Jose Jul 26, 2016 ]
Want to retain factory appearance [ Kyle Feb 19, 2017 ]
East install for new stereo [ Steve Feb 02, 2016 ]
I picked the glossy kit to better match my factory finish in my truck [ Jeff Dec 13, 2015 ]
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