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Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Fits select 1993-2011 Mitsubishi, Subaru, and Volkswagen models — single-DIN radio dash pocket

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Metra 98-8999

This Metra 98-8999 pocket kit allows you to install a single-DIN (2" 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.

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:

  • Pocket
  • Face-plate
  • Trim-ring
  • 6 Brackets
  • 10 Screws
  • Installation Instructions
Reviews

Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(128 Reviews)

Simple and Straightforward

Ben from Fort Collins, CO on 8/24/2017

1996 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit perfectly with my Boss head unit and into my '96 Legacy. I couldn't have asked for better products or service from Metra and Crutchfield. I've never done a head unit install by myself and the products/instructions that came with my kit were above and beyond what I needed to do this project with ease!

Pros: Fit perfect, bolts worked just right, only struggles came from my inability to put it back in the hole the correct direction.

Cons:

Great picture

Its from Ruckersville, VA on 8/23/2017

2001 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Designed for replacing a double din with a single din unit. Would not work with replacing a factory double din with 6 cd changer with a double din only unit.

Pros: Complete kit

Cons: Irrelevant to my vehicle and would not fit in the space vacated by the factory 6 CD changer.

Crutchfield response on 8/28/2017 This customer contacted our Tech Support team for help. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Salt Lake City, UT on 6/10/2017

2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works super well, easy to install. Fits perfectly with my JVC kd-x50bt. The only problem I can see in the future is that the plastic parts are not very strong, but it is holding up fine, and feels sturdy once it is in the car.

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Anonymous from Central, SC on 4/27/2017

2003 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I mean it is what it is. This came free with my order of my radio, but my Subaru Legacy already had an almost identical pocket in place. The OEM one appeared to be of higher quality and heavier plastic, plus this one has vent holes or something in the back of it. I'm sure it would get the job done but I decided to keep there older, OEM DIN pocket in instead

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Works and looks professional

Chris from Massapequa, NY on 4/5/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good product!

Pros: Fits perfect

Cons: Plastic tabs can break if your not careful

Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Henry from Rockford, IL on 3/18/2017

2004 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This kit came as part of a very complete installation kit for my Jetta. Everything went together well and looked good in the car. The only negative is that this is the second replacement order for the 'pocket' due to the tabs on the faceplate breaking over time. (The 4 tabs are the only thing holding the faceplate to the pocket.) The first faceplate lasted about a year, the second about 4 years. All-in-all, I've been very pleased.

Pros: Fit well, looks good in the car

Cons: Tabs are a bit fragile and will fail over time due vibration and/or excessive load/treatment.

Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Anonymous from San Ramon, CA on 2/7/2017

2005 Subaru Baja
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy install looks factory.

Pros: Fits well

Cons:

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Steve from Federal Way, WA on 12/19/2016

2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The bezel around the pocket interfered a tiny bit with the deck, but otherwise works well

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mike from Marlborough, MA on 11/29/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

looks nice

Pros: looks good

Cons:

Too deep

Erik B. from California on 8/22/2016

2002 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Everything fits, but it's too deep and makes it practically impossible to push the radio in flush in a vw jetta. Plan to modify it to work. Holds the radio well.

Pros: Fits no problems. Easy to install

Cons: Too deep and doesn't leave any space for the radio adapter required for an aftermarket radio in a vw.

Perfect fit

gstel from Cherry Hill, NJ on 5/4/2016

2006 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

What can I say, it fit my radio perfectly. Wish the directions were a bit more clear on installing the factory brackets but other then that, all good.

Pros: Fit my 2006 Subaru Forester perfectly

Cons: Directions not perfect, some trial and error to get things to fit well

Perfect fit

Kenz1727 from Canton, OH on 3/31/2016

2004 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit perfect no modification needed

Pros: Fits great and easy to install

Cons:

VW dash pocket

Ty from Daytona Beach, FL on 3/5/2016

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was a little skeptical after reading reveiws but luckily I had no problems. Place faceplate on a flat surface and the tabs should snap on with ease.

Pros: Variety of use on vehicles

Cons: Directions are not in depth

Fit perfect on my 2003 Subaru WRX

ACDC from Colorado Springs, CO on 3/1/2016

2003 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit perfect on my 2003 Subaru WRX...even with pocket on top. Docked a star just because the instructions weren't 100% clear since this is universal to many cars. A couple of the tabs and trim pieces weren't labelled so I had to go by the crude artwork in the instructions to figure out which one is which.

Pros: Fit great and snug

Cons: Instructions need improvement. Label each part to make it clear which is for which application.

20050 VW Jetta GLI Single Din Reciever Dash Kit

Jason W. from Denver, CO on 2/24/2016

2005 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I've used other brands of Dash Kits in this same car trying to convert from the OEM Double DIN to Single DIN. This kit is more solid (read less rattles/ slop) than another brand I've tried in the past. Good Kit.

Pros: Good Fit. Easy to Install.

Cons: Still kind of cheap looking but no worse than any other brand of Dash it out there.

May take a call/two to translate, but nice product.

David D. from jacksonville, FL on 2/18/2016

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Take your time and Call if you have Any questions. The plastic is a one-time, take it slow....or you're calling for a replacement. Overall, it's nice to have some storage options where I had Very limited prior.

Pros: Easy install for some storage when going from 2x DIN to single. Lots of options

Cons: Not everything was spelled in the instructions, nor made sense. I needed to call to verify if the pocket for my '03 Jetta was 'keyed' or not (there is no 'upside-down' for me) and the 'fins/lip' on the pocket trim (they go against the head-unit itself...so I Could have put it on incorrectly). 1st face-plate, the tabs broke-off; very flimsy/weak/brittle plastic. Would be nicer if they were tabs and thicker. it's a one-try/better-get-it-right-1st-time

Cheaply made

Todd from Dartmouth , MA on 2/6/2016

2003 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very cheaply made pocket, literally had it 2 days and the plastic pieces that hold the pocket and my head unit broke. For now my head unit is sitting loosely and I'm never wasting 15$ on this company again.

Pros: Easy install

Cons: Cheaply made

Crutchfield response on 2/9/2016 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. In this case we sent out a replacement kit free of charge.

5 Minutes and Done...

Chris U from Georgia on 2/4/2016

2002 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

One of the easiest installs ever. Literally after getting the old radio out I was done in 5 minutes and ready to go. Great quality and easy install!

Pros: multiple vehicle compatible, detailed instructions, quick install

Cons:

Part of a kit, a piece broke easily, perhaps unnecessary

Tom from Fairfax, VA on 2/3/2016

2004 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I received this as part of a "kit" of parts to install my new radio. I was going from a double din to single din radio, so arguably there would be a hole to fill. In my case, however, I soon plan to have something else to fill the gap leaving me without a great need for this piece. Sadly, it was cheaper to order the "kit" including this piece than it would have been to only order the wiring harness and antenna adapter that I needed. All that being said, I did end up installing it, even if for only a week. This is made to fit multiple vehicles and as a result comes with 3 different trim pieces to go on its face. The entire thing seems to be made of ABS plastic, a plastic which is known for being hard, but a bit brittle. Not flexible, in other words. Why is this important? The trip that goes on the front has four little legs that "snap" into the larger piece. One of these legs broke off while I was snapping the face on. I feel like I was careful and lined everything up nice and square. The instructions presume, in a VW, that you will mount this pocket below the radio. In my case, I needed to mount it above the radio. This is possible, but doing so results in you putting this in "upside down" according to the instructions. The instructions don't indicate that installing it this way is even possible.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Presumes you're going to install it below the radio, but you can install it above

Good Product

bbuzzes from New York on 1/12/2016

2001 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It was easy to pick the dash kit for my 2001 Subara Forester using Crutchfield's website. Product came quickly and was easy to install.

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Cons: The kit included trim for several makes of vehicle and instructions to tell you which trim plate belongs with each vehicle. But the photos in the instructions were not detailed enough to distinguish which trim was which. It would be better if the trims had some identifying match or the drawings in the instructions were better. But it doesn't take much trial and error to pick one out of 3 so this is not a serious problem.

fills the gap

subaru joe from richmond va on 12/14/2015

2001 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Flimsy and a beast to put together and install. Be very careful. If you break a tab you're done for. But hey, it's free.

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Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Anonymous from New Hampshire on 10/18/2015

1998 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

very convenient and easy to install

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Easy Install

Allen L. from South Carolina on 10/5/2015

2006 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

We got this to install a Clarion in a 2006 Forester. We installed the Clarion in lower part and the pocket in the top so the touch screen did not cover A/C Vents. This kit worked very well and was easy to install.

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Great Product

Little G.o from Philadelphia PA on 9/30/2015

1999 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great Prodect Perfect Fit For My Car Totally Suggest .

Pros: Perfect Fit

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Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Utah on 9/19/2015

2001 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit perfect, color was a little off from factory

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Like a glove

Josh from California on 8/16/2015

2003 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This fit perfectly in my 2003 Subaru Forester. The only difficulty I had was putting the mounting brackets on upside down or rather putting the pocket on the brackets upside down. With better photos on the directions I could have saved some time but there are no

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Worked Perfect

Mike from Annapolis, MD on 7/29/2015

2004 Volkswagen R32
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fast and accurate product. Install was easy and Crutchfield was there if I had any questions.

Pros: easy to install, clean look of product

Cons: none

Nice Kit

Gen from Ohio on 6/30/2015

2006 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked well to convert my 2 DIN system to 1. Easy install, useful.

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Poor quality

amamar from Colorado on 6/11/2015

2002 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is very poor quality. The little plastic hooks that connect the faceplate to the tray break easily. Crutchfield was great about replacing the first kit. I ended up practicing the attachment with the faceplates that I didn't need, which really helped I found that if you put the faceplate down on a flat surface and press the tray straight down onto it, you have a decent chance of it working. If it gets crooked at all, you'll probably break some of the hooks.

Pros: Looks pretty good

Cons: poor quality

Works great

TN Mnts from Tennessee on 6/1/2015

2001 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This installed exactly like it was supposed to and looks good. No issues.

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Alex M. from Brunswick, MD on 5/18/2015

2005 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not actually needed for my 2005 Subaru Forester install, but seems like an okay product. The face trim on my head unit did not fit with the dash trim in place, and the stock pocket fits better without the face trim. When assembling, be careful how much torque you put on the screws. Metal captive nuts might be a nice improvement.

Pros: Solid construction, parts clearly marked for which application.

Cons: Plastic standoffs for assembly screws strip easily.

Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Washington on 5/13/2015

1997 Subaru Legacy Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

not needed for my installation so don't bother, but it was a good quality.just saying

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Great accessory to fill the hole from the CD player

Paul from Indiana on 4/27/2015

2001 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A nice accessory to fill the hole left by the old CD player. Much more useful than a blank plate. Deep enough to hold CDs, USB cables, AUX cables and other whatnot. Easily installed and looks good.

Pros: Easy to install, more useful than just a blank plate, matches the trim.

Cons: None.

Install kit

Anonymous from Ruckersville, VA on 4/2/2015

2001 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I got this kit for a 2001 Subaru Legacy GT Wagon. I ended up not using any part of it, the tray was not correct for the mounting plate from my factory stereo so I had to use my old tray. There were various adapters but it absolutely just did not match. I had to use my old dingy tray, which was a little disappointing. However that being said I'm actually kind of glad as the new tray had holes in the back of it and anything remotely small you put in it could end up inside the dashboard.

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poor quality

Rabbit from Florida on 3/17/2015

2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I found this product to be poorly made, and many of the parts were either unnecessary or confusing. The instructions told me to snap the Subaru plate onto the pocket, however I found that I could not put my original face plate back on with this plate on the front. it was next to impossible to remove without uninstalling the entire stereo. Bolts were too short to sufficiently hold the bracket adapters on, and if you over-tighten (which doesn't take much effort) you either strip the plastic or crack it entirely. Lastly, I mounted the correct right-hand adapter to the right hand side of the pocket, and found it wouldn't work as instructed. I actually needed to put the left-hand adapter on the right-hand side, after lining up the original bracket with my OEM stereo and noting the bolt pattern. I realize there are no one-size-fits-all-cars instructions, but maybe it would be better not to include any, rather than confuse people.

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Cons: Cost far too much for items you end up throwing away, and for poor quality plastic and inadequate length bolts.

Crutchfield response on 3/17/2015 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

okay

nick from 18630 on 2/20/2015

2001 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It would of been perfect if on of the clips on the vw face plate wasn't broken when I received the order

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Worked well but required slight trimming

Spartacus from Pennsylvania on 12/29/2014

1998 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installing in a 1998 Subaru Legacy required some slight trimming of the top and side of trim ring to fit flush with JVC Arsenal KD-AR865BTS CD Receiver. Quick rotary tool work and the results were good.

Pros: Solid mount, expect it to hold up well.

Cons: Might require trimming to fit to CD receiver.

1997 Outback Legacy Limited

WST from California on 12/28/2014

1997 Subaru Legacy Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This came free with my Crutchfield purchase. I didn't us any part of the kit, I just threw it away

Pros: Got it for free. The head unit went into the 1997 Subaru Outback Legacy Limited with out any adapters.

Cons: Not needed for my install.

fitment was dead on

savpanic from savannah, georgia on 11/19/2014

2005 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

this fit my subaru wrx impreza 2005 with no problem and very easy to install.. took me about 10 minutes

Pros: everything fit well and worked just fine.. add a pretty deep pocket to the existing area

Cons: none

Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

TimothyP from Illinois on 11/18/2014

1998 Subaru Legacy Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This item worked perfectly for installing the new stereo into my 1998 Subaru Outback.

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dash kit

nate from meridian ID on 11/3/2014

1997 Subaru Legacy Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

work pretty well for what I needed

Pros: fits pretty well

Cons: still need to trim factory - to fit CD player in

Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

beat2def from kansas city, mo on 9/27/2014

2003 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I never had to use it for my vehicle, but it seems like it would be a great idea to use it.

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Looks cool

Jason S from Freehold, NJ on 9/17/2014

1999 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I think this kit really dressed off the radio in my dash. It took the place of the CD Player that was in it.

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worked great

Jetta tdi from Scotch Plains, NJ on 8/3/2014

2002 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

WORKED GREAT. piece of cake to install. Looks good.

Pros: All. Fills 2Din hole to make nice 1din conversion

Cons: None

2002 Jetta

Justin from Barre, Ma. on 6/30/2014

2002 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This kit was by far, the easiest kit I've ever used. Easy to install and looks totally factory. I'd definitely recommend this for anyone wanting to put a single din into a double din Jetta.

Pros: Easy to install, looks fantastic!

Cons: None

Not bad!

anon from Vancouver, BC on 6/20/2014

2005 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Some people have complained that it's impossible to install this without breaking at least one of the tabs. I used the VW Jetta tabs and had no problem with the install. Nothing broke. It looks factory except for the fact that it isn't 100% perfectly in line with the opening. One end sticks out more than the other by maybe 1 or 2 mm. It's only noticeable if you're looking for flaws. Removing this will likely involve breaking one of the tabs, though. That's one happened to me. Re-installing it went okay and it still fits securely even with one of the tabs missing. It's weird that it has four holes in the back but when I had to remove the "shelf," those holes in the back gave me a way to grab hold of it. Just remember not to put tiny things in there or they might fall through the holes. Or cover them with black tape.

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Great fitment, has pretty close to a stock look.

RyanO from Medina, OH on 5/31/2014

2003 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used the most flush face plate and it fit perfectly behind the factory 03' Impreza (WRX in my case,) faceplace. Looks very clean, could be mistaken for factory to the untrained eye.

Pros: Fit well, looks stock, good price

Cons: I don't really have any

Simple and cheap

Tempest from Sterling, CT on 5/15/2014

2002 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

IT was easy to put together. just follow the directions. It is a little cheap and i had to use some epoxy around the Inside ring to keep it from shifting. But it worked fine

Pros: Simple to assemble and install into your dash

Cons: Plastic rings are cheap. the snap tabs like to break and when they do.. They do not Hold the ring firmly in place. I had to epoxy it on to keep it tight.

Meh...

carytown from Richmond VA on 5/8/2014

2003 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It's a bit on the flimsy side. Quite a few tabs broke while snapping parts together and placing unit in dash to cover the opening left by the removal of the double DIN unit and replacing it with a single DIN

Pros: Turns empty dash real-estate into extra storage. Very handy for placing your phone/player while hooked to head unit. Gives a very clean built-in look.

Cons: Flimsy. Difficult to assemble without breaking some of the retaining tabs. This might be avoided if instructions were re-written with a few warnings and somewhat clearer steps.

receiver kit

Summer from manchester md on 5/7/2014

2001 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Its great

Pros: Its a great product

Cons: Nothing negative to say

Dash Kit for 2002 Volkswagen Jetta

Marc M from Manchester, NH on 1/22/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The kit worked, but it was not quite the primo fit I had hoped for. I had to cut out a support for the factory radio at the back of the dash cavity, which was difficult. I snapped a couple of plastic parts on the dash kit when installing as they are very brittle plastic - you need to be very gentle and make sure things are well lined-up. Overall, the radio is in and looks pretty good, so no drastic complaints.

Pros: Price for the kit was very reasonable

Cons: Quality of kit parts is reflected in price

Versatile. Nothing wrong with it a Dremel can't fix

RichF from Saint Paul, MN on 1/19/2014

1999 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have a 1999.5 Golf that came to me with Premium 4 Stereo and a CD Deck. - each a single DIN Device. Crutchfield assumes that if you have a MkIV VW, you have the double DIN Monsoon radio. So when I finally tracked this part down, the web site told me "does not fit." I ordered it anyway, based on my own research. My car was precisely the application it was designed for and the supplied instructions from Metra demonstrated that. That said, I did not like the design of the part. It wanted me to remove the divider that VW uses to split the double-din bay into to single-din bays, It had a flange that would lock into the groove doing that would leave. A fine design, but I had already installed my single-din stereo, and it's cage was clipped to VW's divider, so I dremeled the flange off the VW Face plate supplied by Metra, and it fit perfectly.

Pros: At $11.99 , this is the best price you will find. Most of the major auto parts retailers want 19.99 - 22.99 for it, and generally need to special order it. With Crutchfield's free shipping, you will pay less and have it nearly as quickly.

Cons: Once you install it, you cannot expect to remove it intact. A better design would have allowed removal with VW's radio removal tool.

Perfect

Kris from Ticonderoga NY on 1/17/2014

2001 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked out great, fits well

Pros: Fits and looks great, really like having the extra storage and it looks like a professional instal

Cons: Directions a bit confusing and no way to attach the "pocket" to the vehicle or to the stereo and no way to attach the stereo to the vehicle as well so I got creative and it all worked out great.

Another Great FREE accessory!

MikeB from Allentown, PA on 12/1/2013

2004 Subaru Legacy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As usual Crutchfield comes through with quality free installation accessories. Made the install a breeze. Great quality and Free! Can't beat that!

Pros: As usual Crutchfield comes through with quality free installation accessories. Made the install a breeze. Great quality and Free! Can't beat that!

Cons: None at all!

Sufficient

Hunter from Baton Rouge, LA on 11/10/2013

2005 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It looks decent enough. The fit isn't precise so there is a little wiggle after install, but not enough to worry about. Great that it's included for free.

Pros: Ease of installation

Cons: Universal kit, so not a precise fit

Not much to this .

Dave S from Sissonville,WV on 10/19/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy for Subaru Foresters.

Pros: One of the easiest I've ever used to install a stereo!

Cons: None really.

Not the best tray..

Anonymous from San Francisco, CA on 9/28/2013

2002 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

the dash kit looks alright and does the job but during the install everything lines up correctly and after the final push, the bezel/frame broke from the tray itself (4 really weak clips) so the tray is no unusable. Good thing the stereo I bought came with two!

Pros: Does the job

Cons: cheaply made and very quickly broken

just ok.

Anonymous from attleboro,ma. on 9/10/2013

2004 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

fitting ok.

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fills gap in the dash

Dave from E WVa on 7/26/2013

2004 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does a good job filling the hole in the dash if you're replacing a double-DIN factory unit with a DIN aftermarket. Small 3/8" holes in the back could allow things to fall thru if you're not careful.

Pros: Looks professional when installed

Cons: Documentation not the best. Small 3/8" holes in the back could allow things to fall thru if you're not careful.

Indash kit

Kris from Bristol,Ct on 7/13/2013

1998 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use , easy to put together

Pros: Easy to put together

Cons: no cons

It works.

Tindergarten from Moscow, ID on 7/11/2013

2006 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Seems like it could have been better, but it also could have been a WHOLE LOT worse. Installed easily on 1996 Subaru Forester.

Pros: Fits well, contains all needed parts for a variety of installations. Parts all fit, pre-drilled holes match, etc.

Cons: Flimsy and cheap looking. As another reviewer said, some very small items may fall through holes in the back. On the other hand, the holes aren't big enough to thread a USB cable or anything useful through for rear-connect stuff on the back of your receiver.

Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Jess from Hollister, CA on 7/9/2013

1998 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Box is really easy to install. I would like to see one with the lid on it.

Pros: very useful and easy to install.

Cons: Can not place small items in it because of the 2 holes.

Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Anonymous from midwest on 6/3/2013

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

alot of extra parts. worked for my application.

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As part of the Installation kit - it does the job

Jonathan from Baltimore, MD on 3/22/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It is great that Crutchfield throws this in the kit when they match your radio up with your car. It is not the same quality you would get from the factory, but is also not costing you anything - Thanks for including this Crutchfield!!

Pros: Included with the Installation kit

Cons:

2005 Jetta Dash Pocket

Peter T from Mc Cloud California on 3/11/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

this pocket worked as designed. I catually went to a competitor to buy this and they sold me the wrong one. Thanks Crutchfield for all of your technical assistance with this install. I will avoid the compeditor in the future and go to Crutchfield first.

Pros: Fit without issue. Piece of cake!

Cons: None.

Not Necessary

DonJ from Hellertown, PA on 12/26/2012

2003 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not sure why it was required. Subaru 2005 Forester already had one on place.

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cheap with poor instructions

tony s from ny on 9/26/2012

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

poor instructions. If you put the face bracket in wrong, the tabs will shatter when you pull it off to reverse it. Need a new face bracket but isn't worth 13$ so im bonn just glue it... Back holes were too small for rear USB head so you have to drill it out. Would have looked okay if the tabs didnt break.

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Cons: cheap, bad instructions.

Subaru dash pocket

mikem from TX on 9/8/2012

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Obviously it's plastic, but it seemed a little thin and cheapo. It feels like it will warp within a couple years. The edges aren't finished well, and don;t present a factory look. The instructions supplied by Crutchfield should have included a step to remove the bezel attached to the replacement head unit.

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OK

Anonymous from Fremont, Ca on 8/18/2012

2000 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The directions were not complete, it took some figuring out how to install properly

Pros: Once I figured it out it went in fine

Cons: Directions were not clear on where to screw in the brackets.

Dash Pocket

Masi from Costa Mesa, CA on 8/17/2012

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This was required for my Mercedes ML320 because the radio would not fit into the dash with the telephone in the dash. After removing the telephone, which does not work anyway, and installing the Dash pocket, I am up and running. It took some minor changes to get it to fit, but the mission was accomplished.

Pros: Once it was installed, the replacement radio fit perfectly and I have more storage.

Cons: It took a few more days to receive the pocket before I was able make the final installation of the radio.

dash pocket

dragon71 from Rouses Point NY on 8/10/2012

1996 Mitsubishi Galant
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

this is a very nice kit. it fits perfect into my 96 Mit Galant.

Pros: None

Cons: Non

Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Mar from Pa on 8/5/2012

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Didn't really need it in my 1997 Subau

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Only ok

Dave from Columbia, MO on 7/30/2012

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Not quite right, Jetta 2003. It's a bit wobbly.

Pros: Fills the spot, I guess.

Cons: Doesn't fit quite right, the directions indicate that there's something for the teeth to snap into. There's not. It basically slides in and stays there, sort of. It was free so I'm not complaining bu if I paid for this piece I would return it.

waste of money for a vw

upset from indiana on 7/1/2012

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I wish they would refund my money on this, but it would cost me more to ship it back .

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Cons: way to complex for a vw when there is an oem version to fit the spot.

Good construction

Ian B. from Woodbridge. VA on 6/30/2012

2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i
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Seems to be well made, though I ended up not needing it, as the car I was installing into actually had a pocket already.

Pros: Good construction.

Cons: None noted.

Perfect fit. Easy install.

NismoZ from Savannah, GA on 6/30/2012

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
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Looks great, and fit great. Will buy again.

Pros: -Easy Install -Clear instructions for VW. -Matches interior.

Cons: -I had to put it on top of the stereo due to the VW space confinements :(

Very nice fit !

P. Jones from Syracuse , NY on 6/18/2012

2005 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This kit fit the stereo perfectly into my dash opening .

Pros: It fits perfectly and looks like it was made for the car , as in a 'factory look' .

Cons: None that i can think of .

Dash Pocket

Dino from Limerick, PA on 4/2/2012

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went in with no problems, love the huge space below the radio.

Pros: you can make the space top or bottom. installs easy

Cons: n/a

No Saab instructions. Poor fit.

Djpren from Astoria. Or on 3/24/2012

1999 Saab 9-5
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The instructions did not mention saabs. So I had to guess on which brackets to use. I ended up using the only ones that would work. Unfortunately the fit is horrible and none of the trim plates work. So all in all it looks like crap.

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Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Dave K from Allentown, PA on 3/12/2012

1997 Subaru Legacy
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Everything was well thought out except for the fact that the radio plastic trim built into the radio that does not get removed. it was in the way of the original trim plate fitting properly. it had to be trimmed to make it fit

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Dash Pocket

Dash Pocket from Dillon, MT on 2/12/2012

2003 Subaru Baja
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This product was not needed for my vehicle. The 2003 subaru baja had a dash pocket in place (one with a closing face, so this was not needed for my stero installation.

Pros: looks good.

Cons: not needed.

VW Pocket for Subaru

N3NF from Pittsburgh on 1/28/2012

1999 Subaru Forester
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Installed easily in '99 Subaru Forester. It was not clear which trim pieces to use with the particular installation and required some trial and error. End result looked like a factory install.

Pros: Great appearance. Pocket size very useful.

Cons: Seemed odd to order a Volkswagen piece for a Subaru installation. Trial and error required to determine which trim piece to use.

Easy install

gossm from Denver, CO on 1/25/2012

2001 Volkswagen Jetta
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The pocket installed as expected. I mounted the pocket on top and deck on bottom to meet my needs. It installed without a hitch. However, I think that if I had had to remove it for any reason, I probably would have had to break it (the plastic tabs). It would be nice to have the option of removal without destroying it.

Pros: Easy install. Can mount with pocket on top or bottom.

Cons: Only one chance to install it....to remove it you have to break it.

Did not fit well

UltimaMC from Pendleton, OR on 1/24/2012

2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
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I had to really tweak it to get it to fit, even now it doesn't fit well I plan to buy a stereo from somewhere else next time.

Pros: pocket is handy

Cons: does not fit well, much tweaking was needed.

Great product!!!

Anonymous from Champaign, IL on 1/20/2012

2003 Volkswagen Passat
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Looks like factory

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2006 VW Golf

PaulM from Crawfordsville, IN on 11/14/2011

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The dash pocket does not snuggly fit. It is retained by the new receiver DIN sleeve but has around 1/8" of play. Crutchfield sent me a replacement pocket, but it fits the same. The tabs slide into the recesses in the dash, but do not lock into place.

Pros: Easy to assemble.

Cons: This does not snap into place on a 2006 VW Golf with the OEM double din Monsoon receiver.

1999 SABB 9-5

vedo4ave from Atlanta, GA on 11/2/2011

1999 Saab 9-5
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The opening created by removing the factory radio is to wide for a typical aftermarket radio and pocket accessory. Also, you will still need to keep the factory radio bracket to fit the new radio, but will need to make some modifications to the back of the bracket(cut out back) and drill holes on sides to mount new radio. I did all this with a simple Dremel tool. You will also need to get a trim plate to cover the rest of the opening around the radio/pocket assembly since width is different from factory trim. Radio WILL fit in bracket, the trim around the factory radio is just wider than the aftermarket radio, so a plate will need to be made to ensure a clean looking install.

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Cons: This item does not fit the 1999 SABB 9-5. Multiple modifications required to fit product.

worked reat on a 2000 forester

mh from denver, co on 7/31/2011

2000 Subaru Forester
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worked great thanks for including the removal and installation instructions

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Great item!

Michelle from Milwaukee, WI on 4/27/2011

2005 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great item! Especially for the price. I was worried after reading the other reviews, but it looks like Crutchfield listened and changed it to a regular dash pocket. It no longer has the annoying CD separators that everyone else has talked about. Fits perfectly in my dash (2005 WRX). I can fit my sun glasses in it and rest my iPod in it while it's plugged into the stereo above. Works great!

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Installed fine

ElTiante from Boston, MA on 4/13/2011

2006 Subaru Forester
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Its pretty much the same as the stock pocket that came with the car but it doesn't have a front cover. Not much else to say besides the fact that it was easy to install and doesn't look bad! It came with my unit for free so I have no complaints!

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great item AND it's FREE

MSL from greenwich, ct on 4/4/2011

2004 Subaru Impreza WRX
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i saw some lukewarm reviews that i couldn't understand. it takes up that empty space that my old double din stereo left off and allows storage space -for iphone, glasses, whatever. the installation is a snap - almost literally best of all it's free when you get the car stereo. there is nothing not to like.

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Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

VW Chick from Charlotte, NC on 3/18/2011

2001 Volkswagen Passat
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Purchased for 2001 VW Passat with Monsoon system. Fits perfectly after uninstallig factory unit (double din) and easy to install. Instructions were very clear. Thanks Crutchfield!

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Has holes in the back and CD "shelves"

Jeremy from Eastern CT on 3/7/2011

2002 Volkswagen Jetta
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I'm very dissapointed in this kit for several reasons: - it has holes in the back, so any small item you would want to store in it could fall into your dash. - it has CD shelves. These take up usable room for things like an MP3 player or phone. - It does not appear possible to remove the pocket w/o damaging or breaking it. If I need to access that part of the car for a repair or future upgrade, I will probably have to buy another kit. Only one good thing about it is that it installed easy and looks good. But it wasn't what I was hoping for in terms of functionality.

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Works, but lots of room for improvement.

. from Phoenix, AZ on 2/26/2011

1997 Subaru Legacy Outback
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Metra brand universal dash pocket was shipped as a set with Mitsubishi, Subaru, and Wolkswagen adapters. If I would not receive it as free installation gear from Cruitchfield, I would have returned it. In the end it works, but definitely looks and feels as a low grade aftermarket. The visible edges of Subaru adapter (which I used) are not straight and appeared to be visibly buckled toward inside of the pocket. Also there are approximately 1 inch wide CD case shelves on both sides inside the pocket. Intended for 3 CD cases only one CD case fits resulting in poor usability, and significant waste of space due to excessive width of the shelves. Installation instructions were straight forward and easy to follow, but 6 flat head screws appeared to be too short to reliably hold the attachment brackets.

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Didn't need it

AndyB from VA on 2/9/2011

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So, I now have two of these laying around as I don't actually need them with my WRX. They look and feel flimsy, but I can't comment as to their longevity because I haven't actually installed them anywhere.

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Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Zoli from Sterling, MA on 2/1/2011

1998 Subaru Forester
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Very straigthforward, easy installation. Well made kit.

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Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

dbg from Charlotte, NC on 1/31/2011

2004 Volkswagen Jetta
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Very easy to install and is a quality product. Wish it wasn't a CD holder though and just a cubby.

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Perfect Fit-Easy Install

Steve from Pottstown PA on 1/16/2011

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I'm stunned to see ratings less than 5 stars! What were you expecting for this price? I installed this in a 99 Jetta. It was a perfect fit and installed in less than 5 minutes. Granted the screws are barely a friction fit, but if you install the flathead screws they are fine. My helper tried one of the round head screws and it was slightly larger and stripped out the female thread. That's what Loctite is for!

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Perfect Fit!

Michael from Milwaukee, WI on 10/20/2010

1998 Subaru Legacy Outback
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Although reviews are generally positive, there are plenty of mixed reviews on this dash pocket, but I ended up buying it anyway using the logic that if it broke, it was only a few bucks wasted. I installed it on my 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback, and it fit perfectly. Installation was very simple and straight forward. I could see how it could be flimsy, but as long as you are careful I honestly don't see how someone could break it. For an inexpensive way of filling an empty space in my older vehicle it worked perfect.

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Poorly constructed.

Anonymous from Murray, KY on 9/9/2010

2001 Volkswagen Passat
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The clips used to install the faceplate to the pocket are poorly designed and made out of a weak material. The pocket broke in a matter of minutes from being installed. Maybe with some heavy duty clips for the faceplate would solve this problem.

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Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

David from Chester, Va. on 9/6/2010

2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
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Perfect fit, install in your sleep.

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Adds function

miksich from Des Moines, IA on 6/1/2010

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
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The dash pocket was super easy to install and assemble. It sits nice and snug in the opening where the stock deck was. i would recommend installing the head unit first so you don't limit your working space. One thing I wish I would have done is to drill an opening and run the aux wire through the back of the dash pocket.

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Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Sparky69er from San Diego on 5/30/2010

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This thing is cheap. After reassembling the dash is when I found out how cheap is thing was. The front face peace brook and the whole thing fell apart. Had to take the dash and everything back apart. the only fix was to glue the thing together. Thanks for making me do the install twice I may have forgot something the first time!!!!!!!

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Made it better.

Eddie from Hendersonville, NC on 4/6/2010

2001 Subaru Forester
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I read the reviews before my system arrived and I agree the free dash pocket is lacking in quality. It took some time and a little effort but I cut out the CD holders from inside the pocket and then lined the bottom with a non-slip adhesive pad. Now I have a full pocket for more storage and stuff stays put without slipping out. Installation was easy and went according to the instructions. It looks like has been there forever.

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Looks kindof cheap

CarAudio from WA on 11/7/2009

2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was included as part of a free installation kit to fill the gap when I ordered a 1 DIN receiver to replace the original 2-DIN one in my subaru WRX. It looks kind of cheap, and requires some filing/sandpapering to fit. The outside frames also require some filing. I haven't done that yet... Nevertheless, it is an ok free stop gap solution. I can always buy a better DIN pocket from subaru, but probably won't bother.

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Works

Arthur from Rochester, NY on 8/24/2009

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
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Easy to install, should include removal instructions. Wasn't clear whether it was to go above or below new radio - could do either it seemed. Ended up below. Kind of cheap but functional, agree that the CD shelves are wasted, could use the unimpeded room for storage. Does the job, though.

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Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Anonymous from carson,ca on 8/5/2009

2001 Volkswagen Golf
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this component doesnt work as well as it should . the screws in the side does not hold and it comes out right away the plastic holder that snaps breaks easily. i would rather have bought the stock one from the dealer at least it pits perfectly

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It does the job but is cheap.

Charles from Denver, CO on 6/14/2009

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
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I am about to order my third one. The tabs that hold the face onto the body fail and it rattles. Additionally, the pocket has tabs in it that are supposed to act as a CD shelf. I think this is an outdated idea and the tabs make it so that a wallet or larger item won't fit. I'm not sure many people carry CD's in their cases any more or if the CD case would stay in the shelf under acceleration. If there were a different product available I would buy it.

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Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

John from VT on 5/30/2009

2001 Subaru Forester
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Fits and works like a charm!!!!!! Really easy install!!!!

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Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

TurboPepe from Independence, IA, USA on 5/18/2009

2002 Volkswagen Jetta
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Easy to install and modify for access to USB cable running to back of stereo. Might want to include removal instructions for first timers like me that need to tuck wires from the stereo---THEN---install pocket :).

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Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Geoff from Rochester, NY on 5/4/2009

1999 Subaru Legacy
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Fits well enough, slightly flimsy but no problems that I have found.

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Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Alexander from New Jersey on 4/7/2009

2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i
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I got this with the stereo I bought for my Subaru Impreza. First of all I will say that the item is not needed and should probably not be used. The new stereo swapped easily into the place of the old one and the stock bracket and shelf are a much higher quality. It seems that these days many cars and aftermarket head units are designed on a standard and there is no need for this item in the Subaru.

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double din pocket

tmcvermont from Castleton Vt. on 3/17/2009

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this item is ok and filled the space when installing my single din into the double din space. However, this is not the quality I have come to expect from Crutchfield. The instructions are a bit spotty and having to adjust the position of the unit within the dash I had to loosen the screws and when retightened the threads strip. It works but is somewhat disappointing.

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Only thing good about this item: it was free

VK from Albuquerque on 3/3/2009

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The install went relatively smoothly. However, the pocket itself had a face already attached to it that didn't match my car, so it had to be removed. But in so doing, one of the plastic hooks snapped -- this is very cheap plastic. Yes, I was able to get the new face on and it looks fine, but there is a little gap that I can notice. I would have exchanged it but I already had my old stereo out and my new stereo ready to go. I really didn't need the hassle of waiting for a replacement. When installed, the item looked fine. But, if this item didn't come with my install package, I definitely would have went with something more sturdy.

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jim

jim from WI on 2/15/2009

2006 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This came with my purchased radio, and works as advertised. It does fill the space left by removing the OEM radio and substituting my purchased HD. The brackets and screws work as advertised, although they are plastic and as such, the installer must be careful to put them in right the first time (with plastic, there's no second chance!). The storage space is nice, too.

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Great addition

Luke from york, pa on 2/6/2009

1997 Subaru Legacy

I was skeptical about this pocket after reading others reviews. But pleasantly suprised at the ease of installation and appearance. I had no issues with installing this in my 97 subaru legacy, and it looks great, and sturdy as well. directions were not that great, but worked. thanks

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Isn't high quality, but is fine once installed

John from Northeast on 2/2/2009

2003 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had zero problems with this. I thought it looked a little cheap, but once installed, it is no worse or better than the other OEM material. We live in a "make it cheaply" world, folks. The installation is a bit odd. In a 2003 VW, you need to make sure the prongs on the faceplate are on the TOP so it will fit into a notch in the dash. NOWHERE does it say this in the instructions. I got lucky on my first try.

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Not awesome, but FREE

Adam from Little Rock, AT on 1/27/2009

This went into a 2004 GTI. I don't really like the slots for holding CDs. I don't really carry CDs anymore, so it makes the pocket smaller than it actually is when it comes to holding other items. What bothers me more, is that this does not match the finish in my dash. The supplied dash pocket has a texture to it, although the rest of the black plastic in my interior is perfectly smooth. Neither are a big deal though. The texture on the dash pocket isn't really noticeable anyway, as it is placed below the new headunit I purchased. But hey, 4 stars for being FREE! Thanks Crutchfield, you guys rock!

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Installation easy, compatible looks

Mark from Quinton, VA on 10/16/2008

2002 Volkswagen Passat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install. Looks good. VW Passats have limited storage capacity, so increase is appreciated. Don't like the tabs in the back of the slot that are designed to hold CDs. Who brings CDs when you're using a USB port Sony? The zip drive I use holds 30 CDs.

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Its OK

Steve from Seattle, WA on 10/5/2008

2005 Subaru Forester
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It's OK. The installation is a little confusing. The screws provided are entirely too short to work. The adapters are a little confusing.

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Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Allen from Northern California on 9/22/2008

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just like the other reviewer, I didn't like this pocket thing either. It does fit in my 03 VW Jetta - but the stuff is cheap. Once you get it in, you can forget about getting it out unless you want to break it. BUT... what am I to complain about! The good people at Crutchfield send this to me for free b/c the order was over $129.

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Metra 98-8999 Dash Kit

Vince from Florida on 9/21/2008

2003 Volkswagen GTI
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I would give it 0 stars if I could.. while installing the plastic clips broke.. I wound up super gluing it together so it would stay.. Since I was able to RIG it to work.. I'll accept the fact that I HAVE to give it 1 star..

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Not great

bikedork from Mpls. on 9/20/2008

This pocket was a disappointment. The finish looks just fine on a VW 2002 Jetta, but the screws that hold the two plastic side clamps did not screw in deep enough. I ended up using some plastic glue to bind the clamps to the side of the pocket, I drilled down the countersinks so the screw portion could hold, and then I covered the screw heads with glue so there was no chance they would rattle or pop out. This was important because I'm not sure how I could release this from the slot once it was snapped into place.

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Not needed for single-height stock radio

Al from Worcester, MA on 9/18/2008

2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

My base Subaru didn't need this. The existing pocket is just fine. The ordering process strongly recommends it, so I ordered it. I didn't know until I had the dash apart that it wasn't really needed. I knew I already had a pocket, but I didn't know if it was incompatible or something. Turns out it wasn't needed. Crutchfield issued a credit and didn't want it back, so it wasn't painful, but you might skip this if your stock radio is single-height.

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cheaply made

Jordan from Houston, TX on 9/15/2008

2004 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product works OK in my 2004 VW Jetta, but I recommend getting the VW shelf and pocket used on 2000-2001 models as it fits perfectly and the finish quality matches the rest of the car. The VW part is about $70 and can be ordered at any VW dealer.

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Great to have, some improvement possible

Jerry from Palo Alto CA on 8/6/2008

2003 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Thanks to Crutchfield for sending this along with my new receiver. It was easy to fit and looks great. A few suggestions: The mounting setup is straightforward and sturdy, but I don't see how it can be removed once installed. I will need to take it out to fix my broken antenna, most likely. This one replaced another just like it, which had been broken in the past. The new one is improved, with tighter slots that keep CD cases from rattling. However, I would rather use this pocket for sunglasses, iPod, etc and so the CD Case slots get in the way. CDs are so Yesterday, so it would be nice to have a pocket that was all open inside. But thanks again, I like it!

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Better than 4" factory unit...

Joe from Atlanta, GA on 11/29/2007

I purchased a new head unit for my 2002 Jetta and was thrilled to be getting rid of my 4" factory unit. The dash pocket was a welcomed addition. Though the pocket is slightly brittle, if handled carefully, it's nice to have. It installs quite literally in a snap. My only issue with it is that when I accelerate, my items in the pocket tend to slide out, so I'm contemplating adding some rubberized inserts to add a little grip, but other than that, it's great.

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Dash Pocket Caution

Jordan from Provo, Utah on 6/29/2007

2002 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I wasn't very pleased with the dash pocket they sent me. When doing the installation, the hooks wich join the faceplate to the pocket are extremely fragile, and if you snap them in to hard or fast they will break...making the whole dash pocket useless because the pocket will fall back into the radio cavity. So, be careful. Of course, Crutchfield is amazing and they sent me another one the next day.

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Makes install easy.[ Kenny  Sep 18, 2017 ]
Required for install.[ PETER  Aug 30, 2017 ]
It was recommended for my car[ Pete  Aug 21, 2017 ]
A pocket to hold flash drives, aux wires, and more[ Diego  Jun 26, 2017 ]
perfectly filled the gap of my double din radio when I replaced it with a single din.[ GIANPAOLO  Jun 15, 2017 ]
TO properly install the radio into the dash.[ Chris  Jun 08, 2017 ]
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didn't feel like running thru the junkyards looking for a car, like mine, that already had a factory one. i know this will be the perfect fit.[ Michael  Mar 06, 2017 ]
My OEM radio comes with a 6-disc changer below the radio; changing the whole unit leaves the changer useless, so I will create another storage slot.[ Clayton  Jan 19, 2017 ]
Stereo installation.[ GLENN  Jan 19, 2017 ]
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Nice look[ Jose  Nov 27, 2016 ]
There would be a big hole in the dash; or I would have to leave in the stock cd player which would no longer work.[ Greg  Oct 26, 2016 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield for installation[ Zona  Oct 20, 2016 ]
It fits.[ DAVID  Oct 18, 2016 ]
It was the correct cubby that I needed to fit my Alpine RUX-C800 controller into my dashboard.[ Jimmy  Oct 17, 2016 ]
It came with the install package.[ RICHARD A  Aug 29, 2016 ]
A must for that "factory" look[ R  Aug 13, 2016 ]
A friend recommend Crutchfield and said everything I would need to do a factory-like install would be available.[ Jon  Aug 09, 2016 ]
Don't have one[ Keaton  Jul 27, 2016 ]
Made install a breeze[ MICHAEL  Jul 26, 2016 ]
Easy fit for my Subaru![ MARK  Jun 03, 2016 ]
Needed a dash kit so that I can install my Pioneer DEH-X9600BHS in my VW Passat.[ Anthony  May 16, 2016 ]
Good Dash kit to hold my single din radio[ Gerardo  Mar 21, 2016 ]
Crutchfield's experts said I'll need 'em. And they're free! Beats having to go back out shopping for install gear![ Justin  Mar 20, 2016 ]
Makes installation look factory installed![ Robert  Mar 16, 2016 ]
I have a current dash kit similar to this and is worn out. I wanted a replacement without having to install a whole new dash kit.[ Jesse  Mar 10, 2016 ]
I wanted a single DIN stereo so this was free to take up the space of my factory double DIN stereo[ G  Feb 17, 2016 ]
It was recommended by Crutchfield to install the aftermarket radio.[ Eric  Feb 03, 2016 ]
mo space = more fun DERP!!!! :) [ Jenna  Jan 31, 2016 ]
Makes installation a breeze[ Juan  Jan 17, 2016 ]
I already had one of these and it works out really well for storing your cell phone while you're in the car.[ DANIEL A  Jan 11, 2016 ]
Makes a neater fit in your dash ![ James  Jan 11, 2016 ]
Crutchfield dash kits make installation of the new radio easy and professional looking, even though I do the work myself using the recommended dash kit and the installation instructions provided.[ Philip  Dec 23, 2015 ]
Fit like a glove[ Walter  Dec 12, 2015 ]
NEEDED TO FILL THE OPENING OLD RADIO MUCH LARGER[ Dan  Dec 03, 2015 ]

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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.[ Kenny  Jan 06, 2016 ]  Staff
your radio would be installed above it, this is a cubby hole for underneath the radio[ JORGE  Jul 25, 2015 ]
This may depend largely on your vehicle. For details on 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 what you will need for an installation.[ Greg  Jul 25, 2015 ]  Staff
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