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Metra 95-8235 Dash Kit

Fits select 2012-up Toyota Tacoma models — double-DIN radios (Gloss Charcoal)

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Metra 95-8235 kit

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.

Note: Most vehicles will require additional installation parts — please identify your vehicle if you haven’t done so. You can also call an Advisor for more information.

What's in the Box:

  • Single-DIN radio housing
  • 2 Brackets
  • Clock/Hazard switch bracket
  • 3 Panel clips
  • Six #4 x 3/8" screws
  • Installation Instructions

Metra 95-8235 Dash Kit Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(26 Reviews)

Metra 95-8235 Dash Kit

Eric from Newport, OR on 9/4/2017

2012 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Radio mounts made of plastic and have variable size holes, so where do the screws really go? The face plate itself is larger by 1/4" total so the radio sits in the middle with gaps on the top and bottom. So much for looking good.



Crutchfield response on 9/5/2017 Eric, we're sorry you're having issues with your kit. Please just reach back out to our tech support team if you don't get the problem resolved. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase.

Skip this hassle!!

Wayne from Corpus Christi, TX on 8/5/2017

2014 Toyota Tacoma

Cheaply made with very poor instructions. Did not fit my pioneer deck in my 2014 Tacoma. I got fed up and had to modify the opening to accommodate the radio. Looks good, but not worth the frustration.

Pros: Looks like the factory dash

Cons: Doesn't fit my Pioneer 5200Nex Worst radio setup and instruction Had to modify their dash kit to fit my radio

Skip this Kit

Scott from Irvine, CA on 5/30/2017

2015 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Terrible kit. Very cheaply made. The radio brackets are cheap plastic and it is IMPOSSIBLE to get your radio aligned correctly. The poor reviews are completely accurate. I spent a few hours over 2 days trying everything I could to get my radio lined up with this kit. I couldn't even get all four factory bolts back in because the brackets were so bad. I finally purchased a Scosche kit elsewhere online and my radio went in perfectly the first time. I recommend skipping this kit and purchasing the Scosche kit. It's more expensive, but more than worth the price!

Pros: The plastic cover looks nice

Cons: -Brackets are cheap plastic. -Impossible to get radio aligned properly.

ive head the good and bad

Miguel from Fountain Valley, CA on 5/2/2017

2013 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

i think it looks good. way better than flat black. Could not get the stereo to line up correctly. fit my kenwood no problem but would not fit my pioneer 4200nex

Pros: looks good

Cons: plastic mounting legs. wont line up correctly

Better than the flat black

Keola from Kekaha, HI on 4/9/2017

2014 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice high gloss black just like the factory stereo.

Pros: Looks way better than the flat black

Cons: Had to trim a little to fit my double din head unit. No big deal.

Toyota Dash Kit. Matte Black

Anonymous from Salt Lake City, UT on 3/31/2017

2015 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Please never sell one of these again. This is the cheapest, mount I have ever purchased. The plastic legs do not hold the weight of the radio. I have spent hours trying to get it to line up properly. I agree with other reviews, find one that has metal legs not the plastic. Avoid this product at all costs. Pay the extra money and get a better kit. I should have listened to the reviews. I will be returning this if I don't break it into little pieces first.



Metra 95-8235 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Bozeman, MT on 3/19/2017

2013 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Matched stock dash perfectly and was shipped with no scratches. Doesn't come the yellow clips to pop into dash. Make sure you save from the stock frame piece and be careful taking out.



Metra 95-8235 Dash Kit

Stephen J from North Pole, AK on 2/14/2017

2012 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Doesn't fit with Clarion CX 505 in my 2012 Tacoma. Very disappointing.


Cons: doesn't fit

Metra 95-8235 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Bedford, TX on 11/21/2016

2012 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works good enough, not particularly strong, but adequite



sleek look

ryan from Gardendale, AL on 10/16/2016

2012 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Radio does not fit

Bill w from Jacksonville, FL on 8/8/2016

2015 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.

Not up to par

Angel from Altadena, CA on 6/25/2016

2015 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.

Does the job

Jeff from Wisconsin on 12/30/2015

2015 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.

Don't Buy - Garbage

Caleb from Missouri on 12/28/2015

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.

So so fit in my2013 Tacoma double cab

Kevin K from Nebraska on 11/18/2015

2013 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Metra dash kit

Randy from Winchester va on 11/9/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Bad fit for Pioneers

chief from Texas on 9/28/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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 time sending it

Kyle from Missouri on 7/20/2015

2012 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.

Pros: Free

Cons: Everything about it

Funky fit

chris from Arizona on 7/13/2015

2015 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.

Radio bezel

Henry A from Fairfax, VA on 2/11/2015

2012 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not bad

Pros: Good product

Cons: Its not a perfect fit for the radio

Nice Fit!

Dale from Pennsylvania on 2/3/2015

2012 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product finished off my project well and looks very professional!

Pros: Fits like a glove.

Cons: None yet.

Metra 95-8235 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Denver, CO on 9/8/2014

2012 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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




Andy b from Dallas tx on 8/13/2014

2013 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Fits and looks perfect

Burke from Atlanta on 2/2/2014

2012 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Cons: none

Not so good!

RichardF from Casper, WY on 11/24/2013

2012 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.



Nice product but have issue

Chris from Clearwater, Fl on 9/16/2013

2012 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Q & A

Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

Works for my truck[ Mark  Jul 04, 2017 ]
I actually purchased a Scosche dash kit, because of the reviews on this product and I couldn't work out how to remove it from my cart.[ Kenneth  Mar 15, 2017 ]
very important so that the double din will fit[ Clay  Mar 03, 2017 ]
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 ]
Better OEM look than the flat black dash kit[ Lee  Mar 28, 2017 ]
The gloss charcoal kit has more of a custom look than the flat black. In my opinion.[ JOSHUA  Mar 26, 2017 ]
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 ]

1 question already asked

If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Jeff  Jan 03, 2014 ]  Staff

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