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Metra 99-6514B Dash and Wiring Kit

Install and connect a new car stereo and retain the factory 4.3" screen in select 2011-up Dodge Chargers without the factory Alpine system

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Metra's 99-6514B dash and wiring kit allows you to install a single-DIN (2" tall) or double-DIN (4" tall) car stereo in the dash panel of your Dodge Charger, while retaining your car's information display. This package also includes the wiring harness adapter to integrate your new radio to the Dodge's stock wiring plugs. That way, you won't have to cut the factory wiring for your installation. The package only works in Chargers with the base audio system — it will not work in vehicles with the factory Alpine system.

Metra's 99-6514B dash and wiring kit allows you to install a single-DIN (2" tall) or double-DIN (4" tall) car stereo in the dash panel of your Dodge Charger, while retaining your car's information display. This package also includes the wiring harness adapter to integrate your new radio to the Dodge's stock wiring plugs. That way, you won't have to cut the factory wiring for your installation. The package only works in Chargers with the base audio system — it will not work in vehicles with the factory Alpine system.

The dash kit is a perfect match for the texture and contours of your dash, and it comes in a matte black finish. Warranty: 1 year.

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:

  • Radio housing w/ integrated AC controls
  • Interface module
  • Vehicle harness
  • Interface harnes
  • Pocket
  • 2 Brackets
  • 2 Metal clips
  • 2 Plastic clips
  • Four #8 x 3/8" screws
  • Installation Instructions
Reviews

Metra 99-6514B Dash and Wiring Kit Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(6 Reviews)

Good kit that becomes great with a little work

Anonymous from Owings, MD on 8/31/2016

2012 Dodge Charger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Overall a pretty good product, which is good since it's the only option for us 4.3 inch Charger owners. Out of box the kits is good quality with clear instructions that result in nice fit and appearance in car. My new DDIN unit looks great! I chose to modify/add functionality to the kit 1. Added a female micro usb to male standard usb adaptor to retain factory remote usb outlet in center console. 2. Used Charger wiring diagram to tap into and add male AUX plug to retain factory remote AUX outlet in center console. 3. Disassemble 12 volt power plug from discarded factory cubby, drilled a one inch hole filed a small slot in the lower left side of kit dash panel to retain factory power outlet. There is plenty of clearance on and behind the lower left corner. 4. Removed and rerouted small led ambient light from discarded factory cubby and installed it in top of small factory cubby located below 4.3 inch display. Some of the buttons require two taps to activate. Also, the Charger has a 9 volt power signal from the factory radio that travels through the vehicle within the factory antenna coaxial cable to the antenna module. The module, located behind the passenger C-pillar trim, is an antenna amplifier powered by the 9 volt signal. Once the cable is separated from the factory radio the antenna module signal is lost, which leads to poor radio reception. I've yet to find a way to tap the 12 volt remote signal from my new head unit into the original co

Pros: Nice fit, great appearance, easily modified to retain ALL factory functions

Cons: A little work from Metra to complete the kit could easily make kit great.

Not the greatest, but worked

Timmer from Knox, TN on 5/13/2016

2014 Dodge Charger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I expected better for spending well over a few hundred for this kit. I got it to work, but with modifications. Had to break tabs, due to hvac cables, had to thicken top tabs, so they would lock in, side tabs, catch radio screen when rotating, more major issues to me was, loss of 12 volt plug with no access to now get to it, it's covered by lower part of in dash cover, sometimes rubber buttons take more then one bump "press" to activate. The internal box that connects to harness, some how now disabled my DRL s function, and some other settings, and after the car sleeps a while, my screens are in a foreign language infill after first startup. If there was another maker of this dash kit I could find, I would try theres, even if I burned the money I did pay for this kit. Just disappointed of what I got for what I paid, expected better. Contacted metra about these issues, still no reply from 2 weeks ago.

Pros: It did work, to some extent and some modifications, boxes were somewhat plug and play.

Cons: Had to slightly mod and cut on in dash piece to get it to not catch radio screen while rotating. Hvac cable in way of tabs. Loss of 12 volt plug, due to being covered by in dash cover, loss of some factory settings, and weird language change from controller.dash cover does not sit flush with dash completely.

Metra 99-6514B Dash and Wiring Kit

JM from denton texas on 3/24/2016

2014 Dodge Charger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Works great fits good easy install

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Metra 99-6514B Dash and Wiring Kit

Jon from kirkland, WA on 2/8/2016

Bought this for my 2015 Dodge Charger and found that it sits a half inch to deep and does not sit flush with the Dash. I'm having a local shop trying to put it in but even they say its something they don't think they can do and they have been trying for 2 weeks.

Pros: Awesome if it would sit flush.

Cons: Does not sit flush with the Dash. More than likely have to return it.

Metra 99-6514B Dash and Wiring Kit

duff from Virginia on 12/4/2014

2012 Dodge Charger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a great product.. would recommend installation by a professional

Pros: Updatable

Cons: Non

install kit for newer charger

Dirk from Sioux Falls on 5/6/2014

2011 Dodge Charger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

it looks nice, but had to reroute the cables, which wasn't in the instructions and still can't get it to sit flush in the dash- has about half inch gap on the right side. I'm gonna end up paying a professional installer to correct it

Pros: looks nice if it would sit flush with the dash, buttons feel nice and not cheap

Cons: it doesn't sit flush with the dash, had to use tape to attach the stereo to the back of it

Crutchfield response on May 7, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
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Vehicle Compatibility: The Metra Turbo Kit 2 (99-6514B) is designed specifically for select 2011-up Dodge Chargers (with factory 4.3" Screen and no factory amp). The 99-6514B allows you to replace your Chrysler factory stereo with an aftermarket navigation receiver to improve your factory audio system and enhance your driving experience.

Automotive Install Kit with Integrated AC/Heater Control: The installation kit fits both double-DIN and single-DIN aftermarket head units. The kit features high-grade ABS plastic and is contoured to match your vehicle's factory dashboard color (matte black) and texture. An included 6.375" (w) x 1.3125" (h) x 4.6875" (d) pocket is provided for single-DIN head unit installation. The install kit retains your vehicle's factory AC, heater, and hazard controls with integrated soft-touch buttons. Your vehicle's 44-pin factory harness will plug into the 44-pin connector on back of the installation kit.

Interface Module w/ Wiring Harness: The Metra Turbo Kit 2 (99-3303) also includes an interface module and two wiring harnesses to integrate your aftermarket head unit with your vehicle's factory audio system. The 18-pin connector of one harness and the 16-pin connector of the other harness plug into the included interface module. The 18-pin harness also features a 22-pin connector which plugs into your vehicle's factory radio harness. The un-terminated wire leads of both harnesses will need to be spliced or crimped onto your new aftermarket head unit's wiring harness (installation tools and accessories sold separately).

Type Wire Color Function
Power Red +12 Volt Accessory
Yellow +12 Volt Constant
Black Ground
Accessory Blue/white Amp Turn-On
Orange/white Illumination
Speaker White Left Front Speaker +
White/black Left Front Speaker -
Gray Right Front Speaker +
Gray/black Right Front Speaker -
Green Left Rear Speaker +
Green/black Left Rear Speaker -
Violet Right Rear Speaker +
Violet/black Right Rear Speaker -
Navigation Brown Note Used
Light green Parking brake
Blue/pink VSS (vehicle speed sense)
Green/purple Reverse gear

Retains Factory LCD: The 99-6514B Turbo Kit 2 retains the factory 4.3" LCD screen, and the factory backup camera will continue to work through this screen. The kit also has two RCA composite video inputs that can be used to connect an aftermarket backup camera, and a video source. In the menu, the two video inputs can be designated as "Back-Up" or "Aux". Both inputs are controlled by data--if designated as "Back-Up", it will only work when the vehicle is put in Reverse; if designated as "Aux", the input will only work when the vehicle is in Park.

Navigation Outputs: The Metra Turbo Kit 2 (99-3303) also provides Mute, Parking Brake, VSS (vehicle speed sense), and Reverse outputs to make installing an aftermarket Navigation head unit simpler and less time consuming.

Retained Accessory Power (R.A.P.): The ignition power source of many Chrysler vehicles keeps the radio on until one of the doors is opened. This feature is called the R.A.P. (retained accessory power). The 99-6514B Turbo Kit 2 is designed to retain this feature.

OEM Steering Wheel Control Compatible (optional): The 99-6514B Turbo Kit 2 features a right-angle 3.5mm connector that lets you keep your vehicle's OEM steering wheel controls via the optional Axxess Steering Wheel Control Interface (sold separately).

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The Metra 99-6514B Dash and Wiring kit is designed solely for select 2011-up Dodge Chargers that came with a factory 4.3" Screen and no factory amplifier. If you would like to discuss further, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Larry  May 17, 2017 ]  Staff
Yes they do.. they are the same color as the stock buttons the blue lights . Also yes to the switch activation [ Brian  Oct 16, 2015 ]
You can see the controls at night if that's what you're asking. It's an expensive part but I've been happy with it [ Dirk  Oct 16, 2015 ]
Yes the do [ Darren  Feb 26, 2016 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Krissy  Oct 18, 2015 ]  Staff
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: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff  Feb 10, 2015 ]  Staff
I think it is, but it all depends on your needs. [ Cody  Feb 10, 2015 ]
Thanks for your reply. I was either going to go with the 8.4 upgrade and add the Alpine pxah800 for subs, and amp my mids. But if I do the Metra kit, I was looking into the Kenwood dnn991hd, still adding subs and mids+amp. The backup camera is something I have, but I have no installed it yet. Would it still work going the metra route? [ John  Feb 08, 2015 ]
I think that it is. It can add a lot of flexibility. With gps, bluetooth calling, backup camera, multiple monitors, aftermarket system, and a whole lot more. [ TYRONE W  Feb 07, 2015 ]
Me and my customer like the way it looks and i believe its better then the 8.4 upgrade [ DONOVAN  Feb 07, 2015 ]
Yes when you add this with a navagation radio. I know have a backup camera, 10 point equalizer better music, subs pound harder and have the ability to add up to 4 more video connection and have the steering wheel adapter all for just under 800 dollars. So to add up 4.3 +6.1= 10.4 screen size bigger and more is better. [ Darren  Feb 06, 2015 ]
The 8.4" is limited compared to a pioneer or keneood head unit. I can have Bluetooth resources streaming (like gps) at the same time while listening to XM with my now installed pioneer. The 8.4" is cool but just very basic. I like the option of picking my head unit. I like having my car guest watch movies while the vehicle is in motion too :) [ JAMAL  Feb 06, 2015 ]
It just depends on what you want to do ultimately. If you don't plan to add subs, probably not. If you want the best sound possible and/ or you plan to add subs, I'd say yes. Cause with the 8.4, you can't put in an aftermarket stereo. If you were just gonna put in something a little nicer than the factory soundwise, its probably not worth it. If you were going to get something really nice, its probably worth it. You can get a line level converter to add subs, but you usually lose sound quality. That said, the backup camera with the 8.4 inch screen is phenomenol and they do put in a better quality stereo than the factory stereo that comes with the base model. All of that said, if you buy the base model and put in an aftermarket deck. Its totally not worth putting in a cheap deck. Go double din and get something nice. [ Dirk  Feb 06, 2015 ]
Yes it does. It looks great after install, I couldn't be happier. Just remember that one bad thing is that you will lose the 12 volt plug in. [ TIMOTHY  Jan 01, 2015 ]
Where your climate controls are now will be replaced with the radio kit and radio and the climate controls will be where the bottom gung hole and cig lighter was.... YouTube the kit you will see it [ Darren  Dec 26, 2014 ]
Yes the cubby goes bye bye. Stereo goes where controls are. Controls shrink and move lower. You can also use the touch screen to watch movies if you buy a DVD receiver [ Dirk  Dec 26, 2014 ]
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