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Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Fits select 2005-up Nissan models — single-DIN or double-DIN models

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Overview

Metra 99-7581 kit

The Metra 99-7581 kit allows you to install a single-DIN (2" tall) or double-DIN (4” tall) car stereo in your vehicle's dash opening. Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this kit is compatible with your vehicle. Warranty: 60 days.

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/ pocket
  • Single-DIN trim-ring
  • Double-DIN trim-ring
  • 2 Brackets
  • Installation Instructions
Reviews

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(139 Reviews)

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Mitch from Miami, FL on 8/25/2017

2006 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Kit brings single din and double din adapters to fit into dashboard. I used the rectangular one for the clarion cx503 double din size. It fits great.

Pros:

Cons: None

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Canton tx on 4/27/2017

2006 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit like a glove

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Crap

Zero from Panama City, FL on 4/23/2017

2015 Nissan Titan S
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does not fit a 2015 Titan A model. Came free with my order and is totally wrong for a double din install on a 2015 Titan.

Pros: Doesn't fit a double din on a Titan, cheap plastic.

Cons: See pros

It worked but......

Monty from Lawrence, KS on 4/23/2017

2007 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I hate to say it, but this doesn't seem to work with my head unit. Pioneer DEH-X8800BHS CD Receiver. It pushes the unit to far out of the dash for a good, clean fit. I had to run the included trim piece and install after the dash panel was in place. Pretty cheesy looking IMHO. Not how I wanted my butt kicking stereo to look.

Pros: Free

Cons: Doesn't work for Pioneer DEH-X8800BHS CD Receiver

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Matt from Nashua, NH on 4/9/2017

2008 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

None of this fit. When I told Crutchfield that the install equipment didn't work I was told to modify it incorrectly to get it to fit.

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Crutchfield response on 5/22/2017 We're sorry you had a tough time with the installation in your Nissan, Matt. Matt contacted a couple of our Tech Support gurus to help him out with the installation, and we also provided him a refund for the installation gear since it wasn't working for his application.

Didn't fit

Juan from Rancho Cordova, CA on 3/29/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

None

Pros: None

Cons: Doesn't fit the stereo Couldn't use it

Crutchfield response on 3/29/2017 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Juan to issue an apology and help him further. We'll either help him get the kit installed correctly, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Kyle from Morganfield, KY on 3/14/2017

2007 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It works great but with a double din unit you only need the small frame that goes around the front of the radio. The rest of the stuff is for a single din unit. I'm glad it was free with my radio. If I had paid for all that and I only needed one piece out of the package, I would have been upset. In my 2007 Nissan Frontier XE the double din frame is held in by a star wrench screw and I didn't have one of those so I just put in the right place and snapped my dash back into place. It holds well and looks good around my head unit. Thanks Crutchfield!

Pros: Easy to install, looks great.

Cons: It's a lot of waste because I can't use 90% of the product with my double din head unit. It would be better if they would just send the double din stuff separately.

Beautiful fit

Fred from Colorado Springs, CO on 2/22/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Metra kit was a perfect fit. I did a DDin ISO, so only needed one piece of the kit. Nice when it fits with no alterations, adjustments.

Pros: What I needed of this was perfect.

Cons: None

Not a proper fit for Double-DIN in the Xterra

Anonymous from Harker Heights, TX on 2/10/2017

2005 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As others have mentioned, this does not property fit a Xterra double-din install. Pretty clear this is an issue after reading the comments but still being sold and advertised for the Xterra double-din. Most people wouldn't consider it proper fit you have to cut off two mounting tabs and silicone the trim piece in to make it fit. If I had known beforehand, I would have probably gone with a single-din radio which the install kit looks like it properly supports.

Pros:

Cons: Doesn't fit double-din installs correctly but still sold as if it does

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Valdosta, GA on 12/27/2016

2005 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Got a bunch of parts but only needed the trim around the double din receiver and it was too big and and left gaps between receiver and dash opening.

Pros:

Cons: Poor fit Paid for a lot of parts I didn't need

Crutchfield response on 12/28/2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the kit installed correctly! Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Phoenix, AZ on 12/23/2016

2008 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Super simple to use, made installation of my stereo a breeze!!!

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Easy and free! Thanks Crutchfield.

Clark from Santa Cruz on 12/21/2016

2008 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I can remember a time when I paid car stereo shops hundreds to do my installs. What a dope. Since then, with the help of Crutchfield I've installed at least 20 stereos and the dash kits get easier to use, even as the dashes get more complicated.

Pros: The right product for the job

Cons: none

2005 Nissan X-Terra

Larry from Ft Thomas, KY on 12/18/2016

2005 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have a 2005 Nissan X-Terra. This came with the purchase of the radio (JVC KW-R920BTS). The factory radio is a double DIN radio and the radio I purchased was a double DIN radio, so the only thing that I need to use from the Dash Kit was the piece of plastic that goes around the radio to give it a more professional look. Had I purchased this somewhere else I may not have considered buying this. The reason for the 2 stars is because it did not fit the opening in my dash properly. The directions said that there would be 2 screws on the side of the air conditioning vents that this would screw into to hold it up. They were not there. If i were to try to install it with the "screw holders" that it came with it did not fit. So, to remedy the situation I simply cut those off and placed it in the opening. The pressure of the radio is enough to hold it up. If I would have purchased a single DIN radio I may feel differently about it because it looks like the rest of it houses the single DIN radio perfectly. If I would have installed the radio without it all together it would look OK with a small area around it that would show the inside of the dash, but it is by no means an absolute. I can't complain too much I didn't pay anything for it, I just wanted to make sure that if you had a 2005 X-Terra you had this information.

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Juan from Monument, CO on 12/13/2016

2006 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not very impressed with this kit. It did not fit my Nissan Xterra 2006. I am glad it was free otherwise I would have returned it.

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Cons: I had to cut pieces to make my radio fit correctly in my car

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Lubbock, TX on 12/10/2016

2007 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Didn't work for a 2007 Xterra using a double din stereo. The double din surround didn't fit and instructions were to screw it in where 2 screws already existed, but the 2 screws it showed in the image didn't exist in our vehicle. It leaves about a quarter of an inch gap below the stereo, so I'll be rigging something to fill that gap. Called Crutchfield Customer Service and they were great as always, but we weren't able to find any other solution.

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Crutchfield makes it so easy to install, the life long support and ste

John from Palm Coast, Fl on 12/8/2016

2006 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is second metra dash Kit i have used. Crutchfield makes it soo easy to install. I matched my vehicles perfectly. Easy instructions to follow. A big box or retail chain store would charge an arm and maybe two legs to install it. Crutchfield makes it easy.

Pros: So simple, perfect match for any vehicle. Looks like a professional installed it.

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Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Boston Ma on 12/5/2016

2008 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit my car like a glove. Easy to install

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Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Christopher from Dover, NH on 11/23/2016

2008 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not much to say - does the job it sets out to do.

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Double DIN part does not fit

Dan from College Station, TX on 10/8/2016

2006 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Unfortunately the double DIN part does not fit the 06 Xterra. The Xterra is missing the two screws it says to mount the trim piece to. If you cut the plastic back and use a bit of silicone you can make something work.

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Crutchfield response on 10/10/2016 Dan, we're sorry you had problems with your mounting kit. 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.

Looks good

Anonymous from Tuscaloosa, AL on 8/14/2016

2005 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Looks good. I had a double din so I only used the outer frame but it works fine

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Works fine

TC from Chester, VA on 7/4/2016

2008 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This worked as advertised.

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perfect fit with pocket

Allen from Davenport, IA on 6/23/2016

2008 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a perfect kit for the vehicle

Pros: Easy to install, nothing to trim or cut off.

Cons: none

It was included with purchase but completely useless

J from Bronx, NY on 6/6/2016

2008 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This came with the Pioneer 4200NEX double din headunit for my Frontier. The kit has a single din kit and a trim ring for double din. Naturally the single din part did not come in handy. So I installed the double din trim ring, its a narrow frame that has a roughly 1/8" lip to fill the small gap between factory bezel and the new radio. Not only was it flimsy which i guess is expected for a thin ring, but it got in the way of the motorized faceplate. The headunit would get stuck both opening and closing. Needless to say I removed it since you dont even really notice the gap without it. Now it works fine. This may infact work for stationary faced double dins, but was useless for my set up. Glad it was free or i would have been quite annoyed with the extra labor having to remove it after i already finished.

Pros: Included with purchase has both single din kit and double din trim ring (see cons)

Cons: for the 05-08 Nissan frontier, this kit is useless no parts are needed The trim ring for the double din install actually interfered with the operation of the headunit and was removed

Crutchfield response on 6/7/2016 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. They can help you solve the problem and get the stereo installed and working! Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Not the best

Pete from Portland, OR on 3/3/2016

I have experience with a number of dash kits. This one was easy enough to configure and install. The finished result is unsatisfactory and I'm in the process of searching for an alternative. The primary issue is the amount of gaping amount of space around the edges of the (single din) deck and the cheap appearance of the pocket. I've always been pleased with Crutchfield, but this kit is crap.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Cheap looking, poor fit.

Dash kit

JT from jacksonville, FL on 2/29/2016

2006 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Kit looks good but the tabs to lock it into the double din frame just wouldn't hold. I finally had to use silicone cement to hold it in and finish the job.

Pros: Looks good.

Cons: Flimsy locking tabs that don't hold.

Overkill for Pathfinder

CG from NY on 2/24/2016

2006 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I got this for a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder and a double DIN radio. The only part you need is a little skinny trim ring that fits around the opening. All that plastic you pay for and only one of several parts is needed. They should sell just that part for a dollar or two. The part doesn't even fill the full gap around the radio. If there other options...shop around.

Pros: See above.

Cons: See above.

Don't purchase if using a double DIN receiver

ccarl03 from blacksburg, VA on 2/22/2016

2005 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The quality seems OK, and this is probably a good kit if using a single DIN receiver. However, none of the parts were useful for installing a double din in my Pathfinder. The instructions show to use one trim ring from the kit, but this looked terrible when installed and was un-necessary.

Pros: Looks like it would work well with a single DIN receiver

Cons: Un-necessary for a double DIN in my 05 Pathfinder.

Crutchfield response on 2/23/2016 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. They can help you solve the problem and get the stereo installed and working! Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

RW from Birmingham, AL on 2/8/2016

2007 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a basic dash kit that I used to install a Pioneer DVD reveiver into an '07 Xterra. It was made of a sturdy plastic and fit perfectly into the dash. The only problem I had was with the instruction booklet... When installing into an Xterra there are some plastic tabs that have to be trimmed to make everything fit. The generic instructions do not include this step. Luckily, Customer Support at Crutchfield was aware of the problem when I called. They were able to get me moving in the right direction!

Pros: Sturdy construction Great fit Easy installation (once I contacted Crutchfield)

Cons: Instructions are generic and may not include every detail needed to complete the install

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Anonymous from California on 1/16/2016

2006 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

did not even need it.

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OK

Mike from Missouri on 12/12/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Literally only used 1 piece from this whole kit. The double din rectangle was all I used. Used this in my 2005 Nissan Frontier and the double din trim piece hangs out over the head unit. Was hoping for a flush mount. But whatever. The quality of this kit isn't that great either. Its pretty cheap and flimsy plastic that easily bends.

Pros: Filled the gap.

Cons: Cheap quality. I only needed 1 of the 5 pieces that were included. Doesn't give a flush mount.

Does the job

Mike K from Nothern VA on 10/19/2015

2006 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed the JVC KW-R910BT in 2006 Nissan Xterra. It fits okay. Not flush and perfect but much more aesthetically pleasing than without. No one that comes in my car notices the imperfect fit, only me since I installed it and I am my toughest critic. The install was tricky. It took a forceful hand to get the panel back in place while placing this in. It doesnt have a place in the Xterra to connect to the panel so I had to hold it in place while I moved the panel back into position.

Pros: Fits

Cons: Tough to install

Fits great

Kit has everything you need from Georgia on 9/24/2015

2007 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The kit has everything you need to install a double din radio. The instructions were good but I called the company with a couple of questions about the installation and they were very helpful.

Pros: Good fit in my 2007 Nissan Frontier

Cons: none

works

WayneP from West Virginia on 8/9/2015

2005 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Flimsy not best quality but works

Pros: Works

Cons: Not the professional install look I wanted.

Nissan pathfinder 2006

Anonymous from California on 8/8/2015

2006 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I kind of had a hard time figuring out how to put it together because instruction are not quite explanatory and they send you extra parts to modify the casing if necessary.

Pros: It fits in a nissan 2006 you just have to figure out how to make it work. Being a rookie didn't help. But it fits and keeps the radio tight and stable. Not loose.

Cons: Poor instruction installation booklet.

Nice package

Boilerman from Illinois on 7/5/2015

2010 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a nice install kit......if you need it. I didn't need anything in this package but they sent it anyway. No harm no foul. Could come in handy later. Thanks Crutchfield.

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Barely adequate

HPNQ420 from Wisconsin on 7/2/2015

2005 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used this to install a single DIN Alpine HD148BT in a 2005 Xterra Off Road with the Rockford Fosgate system. The metal bracket set the unit the right distance back, except the RCA connectors did not allow it to be seated. I then used the plastic ears and set the unit out about 1/4" for clearance. The ears do not lock the unit in place well without a super hard push along with prying the tabs on the ears to engage the adapter. The trim pieces do not fit in the dash opening. I trimmed them, but they would not lock in place with the head unit set out far enough for adequate RCA plug clearance in back. I ended up cutting the trim piece down to separate top and bottom (no side) pieces and it looks almost ok. If I cared more I would adapt the factory metal brackets and fabricate my own close out. It did not matter in my case but the double DIN trim piece does not fit the opening either.

Pros: My stereo is in the dash. In all other respects Crutchfield's suggested components worked great, just not this. Main adapter fits.

Cons: Poor retention, trim pieces do not fit, clearance problems.

Not a perfect fit

Eric from Virginia on 6/14/2015

2007 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The only part out of this kit that was needed for my 2007 Nissan Xterra didn't fit without modification. The location where the screws were supposed to go was not correct. My Xterra did NOT have screws in the locations that the directions said it did. I had to trim the screw hole tabs in order to get this to fit. So there is no screws holding it in place. But if you don't trim off too much of the screw hole tab, it will hold in place until the unit is in place. Once installed, the unit will hold the trim piece in place.

Pros: None

Cons: Had to modify the trim piece to work on 2007 Nissan Xterra.

Nothing fits

Chikinini from California on 5/25/2015

2005 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

2005 Pathfinder. Used my factory mounting plates on a JVC Double Din. There's a gap on top of the stereo but I couldn't use the trim ring because it's thick and I can't close the dash. The single din kit would've fit perfectly as they have the same mounting points as the factory bracket.

Pros: Free

Cons: Nothing fits

Crutchfield response on 5/26/2015 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Ridgeley,wv on 2/9/2015

2014 Nissan Titan S
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I think realy great product

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Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit Reviews

MattN from North Carolina on 2/4/2015

2006 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used this in a Nissan Frontier with a Pioneer double den DVD receiver. The only part that was used was the large square shaped trim in the picture. This stuck out much more than the radio which is not really how I was hoping to look, was expecting a flush mount trim. Maybe the single den works better on this. This worked fine but not really the look I was hoping for.

Pros: Filled in gap around radio.

Cons: Fittment

works for me

Jim M from Garland, TX on 2/4/2015

2010 Nissan Frontier XE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Only used one piece for a double din installation. Fit fine.

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Good product

ChrisR from Thomasville, NC on 1/22/2015

2008 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This item came with much more than was needed for my application. It worked well but I had to throw away 80% of what came as I didn't need it. The part that I actually used should have been a $3 part. That is my only complaint is it was overkill for my 2008 Nissan Frontier.

Pros: Worked well

Cons: To many parts not used in my application.

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Anonymous from crestline, california on 12/16/2014

2008 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Since I was installing a double dinn radio I only needed one trim piece but since it was included at no charge I cant complain about the unneeded pieces

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Face plate

Anonymous from Panama city on 12/15/2014

2008 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made a finished look

Pros: Fit first time

Cons: None

Does the job... I guess

JordanBF from New Jersey on 11/23/2014

2005 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This kit provides all you need to install a new 1-DIN unit, but the only piece applicable to a Double-DIN installation is a trim ring that provides acceptable protection around the sides/front of the new stereo.

Pros: Nice quality, lots of options and parts. Single-DIN portion of kit is excellent.

Cons: Double-DIN trim ring is passable, but hardly worth it if you don't get this free with your new head-unit's installation kit.

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Bill H from Hurricane, Utah on 11/4/2014

2006 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

1. Not a well constructed kit. 2. Low Quality

Pros: None

Cons: 1. Kit had to be modified to fit. 2. After installation thin plastic trim strip bends. Should remain straight 3. Kit did not allow dash cover to be re-installed. It was necessary to trim plastic trim. 4. Not a quality product.

great dash kit

gt from East Ridge,TN on 10/21/2014

2006 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

it was great to have them if needed but I didn't need to use them on my install

Pros: great to have them included if needed

Cons:

Does NOT fit 2014 Xterra X

Michael from Portland OR on 10/6/2014

2014 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a well put-together kit made from quality materials. The documentation is clear and it installs with great ease. The only problem is that it does not fit in a 2014 Xterra X. Crutchfield's site specifies it, as does Metra's. but sometime at or before the 2014 model year, NIssan changed the form factor in the X trim audio system to match the S and the Pro-4X trims. As a result, the 99-7581 places the head unit about 3/4" too far back into the dash, and leaves a gap around the installation that varies in size between large enough to insert a finger, and large enough to insert a flat trim tool. For the 2014 Xterra X, you'll need the Metra 99-7619, which is the same kit used for the newer S and Pro-4X models. The 7619 fits like a glove!

Pros: Well-made, clear instructions, solid installation.

Cons: Doesn't fit newer Xterra models.

Crutchfield response on 10/13/2014 Thanks for letting us know, Michael. Our vehicle research team investigated and found the proper kit. They updated our vehicle database so customers will now receive the right installation gear.

05 pathfinder le

Anonymous from Wake forest NC on 10/5/2014

2005 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This by far has been the worst bracket I have had to deal with! Installed a double din jvc in 05 pathfinder had to use the factory brackets that put the unit to far into the dash and the supplied metra trim ring left a large gap at the top. After 3 hours of modifying the factory brackets it looks decent not great. I think the kit should have come with some brackets for the double din that have more mounting hole options and a better fitting trim bezel. Not impressed at all actually disappointed in the fit.

Pros: None

Cons: Does not come with double din mounting brackets

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Ocean city md on 9/6/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good product fit perfectly,very happy.

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Cons: Maybe would need to come with a plastic version of the factory plates for double din installs being u need the factory plates to do that install. In case someone had prior removed the factory unit and no longer has those plates.

amazing as always

bjorn from north lauderdale on 8/9/2014

2005 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I dont believe there was ever a time when Crutchfield didn't deliver. Their team is so knowledgeable is ridiculous. Blake for example found what I needed after me explaining for only 30 seconds. How great is that? Product was shipped super fast too.

Pros: Everything!

Cons: They havent discovered star treks transporter technology so I had to wait for shipping

almost perfect

Juan Carlos from new York on 7/31/2014

2005 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to install

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Metra 99-7581 in dash receiver kit

Calvin from Troutville, Va on 6/20/2014

2005 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great quality

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2013 Nissan Frontier S

Jeff from Las Vegas, NV on 6/12/2014

2013 Nissan Frontier S
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked perfectly in my 13 frontier, extremely easy and straightforward install.

Pros: Fits perfect

Cons: Cd player sits in to far.

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cool breeze from winter springs fl on 5/22/2014

2006 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

right dash kit but did not fit right could have been my radio was to deep but made it work

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All I needed was the bezel

Dave from Rowlett, TX on 4/9/2014

2006 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This item included a lot of parts I didn't need, but it did include the one item I required, so it was perfect!

Pros: Everything I needed and then some.

Cons: None

Very nice

Anonymous from augusta ks on 4/9/2014

2013 Nissan Titan S
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

gave my install a professional look without the hassle of going to the local radio shop

Pros: look price (free) wooo hooo!

Cons: came with way more hardware than needed that just ended up in the trash to fill up our landfills

Not needed for my vehicle install.

Gary S. from Las Vegas, NM on 3/4/2014

2005 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This kit was not needed to install my head unit on 05' Nissan Pathfinder as I used the existing factory brackets to mount it.

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Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Abq, NM on 3/3/2014

2007 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice fit

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I was underwhelemed

Mark from Baltimore, MD on 1/6/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was less than impressed with these for my Nissan XTerra. The one peice I needed from the kit does not fit properly at all. It needed to be modifed to work even somewhat, but in the end it was just a temporary peice until I could fabricate my own bezel to give the final install a clean factory look.

Pros: They came free with my purcahse so I didn't waste money on them.

Cons: They don't do pretty much anything they are supposed to do. They need to be modified to work at all in certain applications.

excellent adapter--looks like it has always been there

baddd dogggie from carlsbad, ca on 12/31/2013

2006 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

perfect fit, easy to install, looks great

Pros: perfect fit, easy to install, looks great

Cons: none

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jeff from florida on 12/26/2013

2007 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Made install a snap

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Easy and free!

2wheelsguy from OHIO on 12/26/2013

2005 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to use, everything I needed was in this package.

Pros: Free with purchase. good plastic and good fit

Cons: none

In-dash Receiver kit for 2007 Nissan Frontier

Mish from Rockland County, NY on 12/11/2013

2007 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This product fit my car perfectly. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because the cover bracket that snaps in around the radio was a bit loose. I had to use some electrical tape to keep it from rattling around. It really was not that much of a problem, I just found it odd that everything else fit so perfect except this one piece.

Pros: Fit perfect. Exact same size and shape as the stock harness. The ISO brackets allowed the radio to fit securely in the receiver.

Cons: Just that one cover bracket was fairly loose, but it has not rattled since the install if you tape it down with some electrical tape.

GOOD FIT

MARK M from UTICA, NY on 11/4/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

FITS WELL WITH STEREO IN '05 PATHFINDER.

Pros: GREAT FIT

Cons: N/A

Face plate

Downtown from Decatur, GA on 10/31/2013

2008 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The face plate kit was a bit cumbersome. Had to experiment to see which item worked the best in covering empty space. The good thing there were enough choices to fix the empty space.

Pros: Various covering to accomplish final setup. Visual look is most important and covering empty space is key. Had the perfect sizes to do the job.

Cons: None

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Anonymous from California on 9/13/2013

2006 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Didn't fit my 96 Exterra without modification. Modification was easy but you have to go ahead and cut it and hope it works. It did and now Crutchfield has incorporated my feedback into there instruction sheet.

Pros:

Cons:

Simplicity

Jeff from Port St Joe, FL on 8/21/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple instructions, fit perfectly.

Pros: simple, perfect fit

Cons: none

the Metra 99-7581 In-dash Receiver Kit

bwame2 from savannah ga. on 7/16/2013

2013 Nissan Frontier S
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

fits perfect in my 2013 frontier s

Pros: perfect fit

Cons: none

Works, but confusing.

Tom S. from Lynden, WA on 7/8/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This kit has too many unnecessry parts that do not apply to the specific radio and vehicle.

Pros: Fairly easy to install, once it is determined which of the parts is needed for the particular vrhicle.

Cons: Instructions said to use the vehicle's factory mount brackets, but they required drilling out 3 of the 4 holes for the screws to fit the new radio.

Easy fit.

ReedP from SLC,Utah on 6/27/2013

2005 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Everything fit nicely. Looks good installed. Am missing a part, but Crutchfield is sending a replacement right out.

Pros: Easy install, Good fit.

Cons: Wish it had a little more finished look on the little tray under the stereo for the single din install.

Indash Kit

Chaz from CT on 6/10/2013

2007 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit. Looks like a factory install

Pros: Easy match

Cons:

Not really needed

Bluechapel from SW Oklahoma on 6/5/2013

2005 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

For my particular purchase, this really wasnt needed. I was able to bend the mounts that came on the receiver about 1/16 of an inch and use all the existing hardware and holes.

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Cons:

Trim kit

KNM from Mendota,VA on 6/2/2013

2006 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

2006 Nissan Xterra, all you need from the kit is the trim ring.

Pros: Looks good !!!!

Cons: None

excellence

elvin v from mayaguez Puerto Rico on 4/29/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It fit perfect and work excellent

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Cons:

Not Useful

Chuck from Crawfordville, FL on 4/7/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perhaps this would be helpful with a DIN install but there was no way to make it work on a 2007 Nissan Frontier DDIN install and tech support was no help.

Pros: None

Cons: Didn't work.

three strikes - this kit is out

David B. from southwest VA on 3/12/2013

2008 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

And here they are: 1) As Reich1 noted, the design of this kit puts the head unit in a location that creates physical interference between the head unit's rear wiring and the dash crossbar in the Nissan Frontier (mine's an '08 non-Nismo, so it's not just the Nismo version). This literally made it impossible to install in my vehicle. 2) As MarkP pointed out, the brackets that attach to the sides of the head unit have very poor retention in the main body of the mount. The head unit pops/falls out of the mount with very little force. Be prepared to catch your head unit if you ever get rear-ended 3) The "trim plate" that goes on last had an insane amount of vertical play - in the neighborhood of 1/16 of an inch.

Pros: Crutchfield's return policy - I'm returning this heap

Cons: I was conned into thinking this would work...

Didn't need it

MikeF from Nelson, Georgia on 3/6/2013

2005 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Trim piece didn't fit the dash around the radio. No problem. Can't really notice it anyway.

Pros: Came in a complete kit for single DIN and double DIN radios. Crutchfield included for free with the order.

Cons: Couldn't use anything from the kit but didn't really need to.

Kit not needed for 2008 Xterra

JColeman from Rougemont, NC on 1/24/2013

2005 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Kit is not needed for 2008 Xterra with doulble-din install. I did use the trim ring though because I thought it looked a little nicer and fit a little better than the one with the radio.

Pros: Good universal kit but Crutchfield needs to evaluate better what kind of vehicle and radio install to save themself money.

Cons: None seen.

Not for Nismo

Reich1 from Lexington, NC on 1/14/2013

2006 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I do not believe that the Nismo model was taken into consideration. If all models have a metal cross brace tube that runs behind the receiver this install kit is junk. Where the wire harness goes into the receiver it hits the metal tube. There is no way around it and that issue is not addressed in the instructions. I had to space the metal frame that came with the stereo out about a 1/4". It looks fine but I should have not had to take it out and try different things to make the install kit work. And yes I tried the plastic ears that come with the kit. They two would not snap in place without the back of the stereo hitting that tube. I was installing a Kenwood KDC-BT752HD. Someone at Crutchfield should look to see if all models have that tube. If so the stereo and install kit does NOT work without modification!

Pros: Finish matched factory colors and texture good

Cons: Didn't fit right.

OK

JV from San Jose, CA on 1/10/2013

2006 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Didn't really need the whole kit but with all the different types of decks and the volumes that this company deals with I can see why the entire kit is included. You will need one part of the other in a 2006 pathfinder, so I appreciated it being there. Lots of parts left over, I would have been very upset having to pay for the kit and only using the frame that was needed for a double din to double din replacement. All in all thanx crutchfield.

Pros: Without it there will be an awkward gap.

Cons: Kind of cheap looking but you get what you pay for and this was free, so....

Not optimal

Sven from Houston, TX on 1/4/2013

2005 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The 2-din to 1-din converter has odd construction. It does not fit the Nissan Xterra nicely.

Pros: Kit is free

Cons: Does not fit nicely

Useless for Nissan Xterra

JJ from Grand Junction, CO on 12/30/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This kit was completely unnecessary for my install. I used the factory metal mounting brackets off of the factory radio and the bezel cover supplied with the radio. (Which fit better than the one in this kit)

Pros: They are pretty looking.

Cons: I had no use for them on this install.

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Soddy Daisy, TN on 11/5/2012

2005 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So-so kit. Instructions not at all helpful; figured out how to make it work on my own. Tab features didn't hold, some broke, and had to engineer other solution to lock head unit into kit. Upper "filler bar" a bit warped and is slightly noticeable in vehicle. Lower pocket is a cool feature.

Pros: Cool pocket feature

Cons: Plastic choice not the best (breakable tabs, warp in part); instructions useless

Mounting clips didn't hold stereo in place

MarkP from Seattle., WA on 10/19/2012

2005 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After attaching the plastic mounting clips to the stereo when I went to slid the stereo into the holding fixture the clips didn't clip very well. One little touch and the radio would pop back out. There is no way to bend the clip a little so it catches better since they are plastic. I ended up going to local auto parts store and buying another kit.

Pros:

Cons: Clips wouldn't hold stereo in place

Extra Parts

Len from Rockland County, NY on 10/15/2012

2005 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was replacing a double DIN with a double DIN. The kit was also equipped for replacing double DIN with single DIN. So it came with many extra parts. Instructions not too clear. All I needed was a plastic frame. Glad it came free. I would not have been happy buying this whole kit for just a plastic frame.

Pros: Gives professional apperance. Came free from Crutchfield with receiver purchase.

Cons: Should have separate kits for single and double DIN.

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Deb from Montrose, PA on 10/12/2012

2008 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Does exactly what it is supposed to. Kit drops right in, no issues.

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Cons:

A little frustrated

DEW from Up Chuck, SC on 9/4/2012

2008 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Not really sure if this kit was necessary, but Crutchfield said it was. I installed it on a 2008 Nissan Xterra. The frustration began with the kit had many pieces I didn't need for my double DIN Pioneer unit. The only piece I could use was a rectangular plastic frame. The problem was that it wasn't labeled for orientation on the stereo's faceplate. I tried several placements of the frame and had clearance problems while securring the dash panel, in other arrangements, the frame seemed awkward and cheap plastic looking.

Pros: None

Cons: Missing detailed instructions, cheap plastic.

Dont know why they sent it

Dan G. from Clayton NC on 8/23/2012

2012 Suzuki Equator
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The parts are cheap plastic. I didn't need this to install in my vehicle, a 2012 Suzuki Equator. The instructions they sent were wrong also. I was able to install my radio by adapting the factory mounting plates from my factory radio.

Pros: none.

Cons: cheap plastic.

worked perfectly

JerryS from Peoria, AZ on 8/19/2012

2006 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The kit for my Nissan Xterra 2006 was just right, no problems installing.

Pros:

Cons: none

I guess it worked

Mike R from Seminole, FL on 8/12/2012

2006 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had the factory double DIN radio and was replacing it with a single DIN. This did help to fill the space, but it honestly isn't holding the radio as well as I'd like. The thing works don't get me wrong, but it's not the best in the world. The directions also, were terrible at describing how exactly to place the radio. I ended up just doing what worked best for my scenario; not sure if it is truly right or not.

Pros: Will work well for what it is.

Cons: Definitely has the plastic crappy feeling about it. The directions are awful and offered no help what so ever!

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Naples, FL on 8/11/2012

2007 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Too easy, worked fine

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Cons:

Works

Bob from Herndon, VA on 8/11/2012

2007 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Instructions are not very clear but you can find a video online and that is the way to go. The filler plate looks decent. It all works and it's free!

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Cons:

Just like a glove

Anonymous from Woodbridge, VA on 8/9/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The fit on this kit is perfect. Just looks like it has been there from day one. Was easy to install, and the instructions were clear.

Pros: great looks and another compartment for stuff

Cons: None

Pretty much junk

Flycast47 from Aledo, TX on 7/17/2012

2006 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Only useable part is the bezel and I had to modify it. Used it just as backing for the bezel furnished with the radio (JVC KW-R900BT).

Pros: none

Cons: useless

2008 Xterra - Fits great!

Dan from Austin, TX on 7/2/2012

2008 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Everything worked and looks great in my 2008 Xterra. I replaced the factory radio and this kit looks clean. I like the small storage space to stow my phone and mp3 player. When installing, I would suggest getting everything snug fit and installed outside of the truck, then just install the whole unit at once. A couple wire harness swaps and 4 screws later, and you're done.

Pros: Looks good. Secure fit.

Cons: none

Gets the job done

Brad from Beckley, WV on 7/2/2012

2008 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Well, this product is good and bad. I don't believe there many options for my 2008 Nissan Xterra, but this one came free with my Alpine CDE-122, so it's hard to complain. But, for those of you who are looking at this to purchase, I will give an honest review. The install was simple, and fast. I have never installed any type of in dash system until this and it took me 35 min from start to finish. It's a little flimsy and cheap looking but that's not the bad part for me. I had read some reviews on here talking about how it makes the unit sit too far back in the dash and this is true. I'm not concerned with the looks as much as I am with the fact that it makes detaching the face on my Alpine almost impossible.

Pros: cheap, easy to install

Cons: finish, sits CD player too deep into dash

2012 Nissan Pathfinder SV

Ella from Chipley Fla on 6/23/2012

2012 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Called Customer Service to make sure this was the correct fit for my 2012 Nissan Pathinder SV and was advise it was correct. I proceeded to purchase a Kenwood DDX-419 and was advised by a Professional Installer this kit was the incorrect size for my vehicle. Cruchfield said they would refund my money but there is no company that makes a kit for my vehicle, so I'm stuck with a $300.00 CD Player I can't use

Pros: None

Cons: Kit Doesn't fit my vehicle

Crutchfield response on 7/2/2012 Thanks for your review. Based on this information our vehicle research team took another look at the Pathfinder and determined that there are actually four configurations for audio in that vehicle. The current kit only works with the base radio. We have updated our database, and updates to the MasterSheet are in the works.

Fit 2008 Xterra

Tyler from Denver, CO on 6/21/2012

2008 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit our new deck in our 2008 Nissan Xterra just fine. I don't think it looks cheap, in fact it gives a complete look to the dash since we removed the double DIN stock unit and put in a single DIN. Definitely necessary for the 2008 Xterra.

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Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Tn on 6/17/2012

2007 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Decent quality. It did not work for my 2007 Nissan Frontier though because the kit made the unit I bought sit so far back in the dash that the wire harness was hitting the frame. I just used the existing metal brackets from the factory stereo. The screws lined up perfect with the new stereo I bought. I just bought a pocket from a 99 frontier and it fit perfectly in the metal bracket underneath the new stereo. Subaru and Nissan pockets are the same if you need to find one. I would guess this bracket must work for other vehicles. It just did not for mine but how can I complain when it was free. Crutchfield is awesome!

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Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Dave from Denver, CO on 5/29/2012

2008 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit perfectly. This went into an Xterra which - lets be honest - has a very cheap interior to begin with, so the mediocre finish sort of blends right in.

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Cons:

Harness Kit

BrianR from Mississippi on 5/11/2012

2007 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed double-DIN receiver in Nissan Xterra, worked like a champ. However, I only needed one piece out of the kit (the trim ring). None of the metal parts were needed

Pros: Necessary for a professional look; everything necessary plus some

Cons: none

extra stuff, installed easily

clayton from colorado on 4/24/2012

2008 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Includes a single DIN mounting bracket when the unit I ordered is double-DIN so didn't need that. Also couldn't use the metal mounting sleeve that came with the head unit. Ended up having to use the OEM metal brackets from my 2008 nissan frontier to get the head unit to line up with the dash opening. The OEM brackets only lined up 100% with one screw hole on each side of the unit so I used a drill and file to make another hole in the OEM bracket so the screws would line up better. There was one thin black plastic rectangle piece that filled the opening around the unit very nicely though.

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Nissan 2008 Frontier CC 4WD

Walter W from Colorado Springs on 4/15/2012

2008 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

We only needed one trim piece out of the entire kit to install a Pioneer AVH2400BT. The original metal side brackets had to be reused.

Pros: Great fit and looks professional.

Cons: Only needed one 39 cent trim piece but definitely helped.

not for 2006 pathfinder

barryd from alma,mi on 4/11/2012

I bought this kit for my 2006 Nissan pathfinder, and it's total crap. It doesn't fit. There's this metal bar that won't let you recess the deck all the way in so it locks in. I about gave up.

Pros: non

Cons: Junky

Disappointing at best

Bill from Central Florida on 3/18/2012

2006 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Thought it looked rather flimsy when I unpacked my order, I was right. Unit installed easily enough but sits the receiver too far into the dash. Almost impossible to get the unit to "click" into the DIN cage due to interference with steel support bar behind dash. After finishing the installation, I think it looks like something I would have done on my '51 Ford when I was 15 years old. Unit is not flush with the dash as shown in the picture above and has gaps around it. I intend to remove and fabricate a new spacer that will align the unit correctly. The storage compartment below the unit will be almost impossible to clean. It could have best been left off and replaced with a blank cover to fit the opening but that probably wouldn't have fit either.

Pros: It is mostly hidden from view so no one can see how cheap it is.

Cons: cheap, cheap, cheap

Not Needed for 2006 Nissan Frontier

Stanton L. from Sacramento, CA on 3/17/2012

2006 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was on a 2006 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab with the factory Rockford Fosgate stereo. The dash kit was not needed at all. Required a trim piece, but the stereo I got had one so I didn't need the one in the kit.

Pros: It was free and provided as another demonstration of Crutchfield's customer support.

Cons: None, since not used.

Dash Kit not needed, except (read comments)

David H. from Sacramento, CA on 3/3/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed radio on a 2008 Nissan Frontier. I only used the dash cover plate. Didn't need anything else for my double din radio. I can see it being used for a single din unit.

Pros: For a single din a must.

Cons: NONE!!!!

Dask kit not needed.

CT_HappyUser from Stamford, CT on 2/10/2012

2007 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Radio, instructions sheet and harness are excellent. The Nissan Frontier Kit was not neccessary.

Pros: Kit never used.

Cons: The Nissan Frontier Kit was not neccessary.

In Dash Reciever Kit

Luis from Queens, NY on 2/7/2012

2012 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent product Easy to install, I give it thumbs up.

Pros: Easy instructions the display makes it easy to understand how to install.

Cons:

Nissan Frontier indash receiver kit

Jose S from Buckeye, AZ on 2/1/2012

2007 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used the existing factory bracket, it fits snugly, there was no need to use any of the plastic brackets. All the wires connected fine but I should have ordered the connectors along with the JVC stereo radio. Instead, I ended up buying butt connectors from Radio Shack.

Pros: Everything came as promised to help make the job as easy for my Nissan Frontier.

Cons: No complaints and nothing to argue about.

Nissan In-dash Receiver Kit

SteveP from Lubbock, TX on 1/23/2012

2005 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent product with clear instructions. Fit like a glove!

Pros: Excellent product with clear instructions. Fit like a glove!

Cons: None

Dissatisfied with fit and finish

Bill from Seattle, WA on 1/22/2012

2008 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I, too, have a 2008 Xterra in which I just installed a single DIN HU, and I, too, am really dissatisfied with the fit and finish of this kit. The two plastic brackets provided with the kit that attach to the left and right sides of the HU began to degrade (shed bits of plastic) the moment I placed the requisite screws into them. Installed in the dash, this kit looks unfinished, is not tight to the touch, seems too recessed into the dash, and with flex around the edges, just looks plain cheap. I also hate that fact that thin, poor quality plastic is now used to hold the kit into the dash as opposed to the solid metal brackets that came with the factory unit, and I'm worried that those other terrible plastic brackets that are holding the stereo in place yet began to degrade even prior to installation into the vehicle won't be able to hold up to button presses and on-the-road bumps and vibrations in the long run. This kit really ended an otherwise easy installation process on a sour note, and as it seems I'm not the only one with this specific vehicle that has noted the above with this kit, I implore Crutchfield to find a better quality, more suitable replacement for the Xterra.

Pros:

Cons:

It works

PaulH from Seattle, WA on 10/26/2011

2005 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed a Double DIN unit in a Nissan Frontier. For that job I needed one (and only one!) of the many parts supplied. Just for fun I put it on a scale I had in the garage. 92.3% of the material shipped in the kit went in the trash. The plastic looks cheap. I'm not sure what it is, but it looks like ABS from a poorly textured tool. In the end it did fit, was reasonably square after some fiddling, and looks generally OK.

Pros: It works.

Cons: Lots of wasted plastic, looks cheap.

Perfect fit

Chris B from Houston, TX on 9/27/2011

2005 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This was a perfect fit ...right down to the angle of the tabs on the two screws to the AC vent anchors.

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Works great with tiny revision

John from Fairview, TN on 7/25/2011

2007 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The mounting kit had a tiny rattle because the faceplate did not fit the radio as snuggly as it should have. I added a small piece of velcro to the top and bottom of the faceplate. It fits snug and looks great. Thanks...

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Works but could be improved

JM from St. Louis, MO on 6/12/2011

2007 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The kit worked and made installation relatively easy, but it could use a spacer for the unit I was installing. Without one, the back of the unit bumps up against a metal support bar on the firewall. The kit has a somewhat unfinished look to it.

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Nissan Install Kit

JTR from Atlanta, GA on 5/5/2011

2007 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product. Perfect fit and made install super easy. Wish they had these when i was installing stereos back in the day. Really well done.

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Cons:

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Mike F from Baltimore, MD on 3/16/2011

2007 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The kit was just right for my vehicle and easily allowed for the conversion from a double din setup to a single din setup with a storage area below the unit. It took all doubt and confusion out of the equation. Very good service from Crutchfield.

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Cons:

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Victor from orocovis PR on 2/1/2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to instal.

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Cons:

Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Sam from San Antonio, TX on 1/28/2011

2007 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

stereo fit fine but the plate that goes around it to fill the gap did not fit, too big. I have a small gap all the way around the face, 07 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab.

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Kit works - 2010 Nissan Frontier

ckam from calabash, nc on 12/6/2010

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I am not a big fan of these plastic kits. For the install of my Double DIN JVC rx 600 radio, I just had to use the thin trim ring. It fit pretty well so the radio install looks good. Not too bad an item.

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Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

DarC from Houston, TX on 12/3/2010

2005 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installation of the kit and radio was easy. The only confusing thing was the extra parts. One of the extra pieces was labelled as possibly extra but in addition the slides were not needed with radio I installed neither was a trim piece.

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Convenient and easy set up but...

Rob D from Los Angeles on 10/26/2010

2005 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Instructions were great and very clear. Install was quick and easy with provided material. Fit was superb. My only disappointment with the package is that the plastic frame makes it difficult to remove my receiver's faceplate.

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Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Bill from Austin Arkansas on 9/22/2010

2006 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great Kit The instructions and kit parts made for the easiest stereo install ever

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Cons:

Not a good fit

Wm from Tampa on 9/17/2010

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have bought many head units from Crutchfield in the past and was always impressed with the kits they sent. Unfortunately, this time around, this kit that was sent with the head unit for mounting in a 2008 Xterra gives for a cheap and atrocious looking mount. Gaps can be seen around the stereo and the unit sits too far back in the opening. I now have to figure a way do do a better looking mount.

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Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Leo from Morgantown on 8/29/2010

2006 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I felt the actual kit was on the flimsy side. It held the unit too far into the dash and the harness was pressed up against a bulkhead. I would have paid more for one that was a bit more studier and fit without worry.

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Waste of money

Anonymous from Lubbock , Texas on 3/4/2010

2005 Nissan Pathfinder
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I order this kit because I wanted to put a double din stereo on my pathfinder and this kit was completely useless, there were no parts for a double din after market stereo. I had to remove the factory brackets from the factory stereo to put on the after market stereo because the kit only works for a single din stereo. It was a waste of my money for a kit that I'm never going to use.

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if u find something else get it

brian from nc on 12/13/2009

2008 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Poor instructions.Have installed 6 or 7 stereos over the years and this was by far the worst. Finally got it secured good but does not look close to good, but it is installed . Looks cheap and unfinished.Maybe crutchfield needs to make there own installation kits.

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Metra 99-7581 Dash Kit

Anonymous from Alabama on 11/20/2009

2005 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fits 2006 Nissan Frontier adequately. After doing research, I found only two options for install kits for the Frontier, Metra and Scosche, so there you go. This one is from Metra. Feels flimsy at first, until completely installed. Not the best looking install kit, but then again, only one other manufacturer and that one looks the same. I do not like the storage, look unfinished.

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Cheap, Doesn't fit

Anonymous from Steamboat Springs, CO on 10/3/2009

2007 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is the dash kit Crutchfield sent with my Alpine head unit for my 07 Nissan Xterra. It doesn't fit. the plastic bows out, it's not flush with the dash and it looks terrible. I'll be ordering a different one.

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Useless

Steven from Minden, LA on 7/29/2009

2007 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This installation kit is useless, I did not even open the bag. It was a waste of shipping cost. My Double din stero fit right in the place of the originial.

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2005 Frontier

Curtis from Kailua, HI on 7/18/2009

2005 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Kit installed fine, but paired with the Dual XHD7714 which has a large center dial, you can't fully flip down the front panel to put in a CD because the dial hits the bottom tray. I then remounted the receiver flush with the bottom tray and now the factory facia interferes with the receiver trim ring. End solution, I had to trim back the factory facia to fit around the receiver trim ring so that everything works as it should.

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Documentation Poor or Nonexistant

montyrose from SF Bay Area on 5/21/2009

2006 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

All parts fit my Nissan Frontier well, but there was no documentation on how to install I got it right through trial and error and comparison to the unit that was uninstalled. Most of the parts are not needed for the Frontier.

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Could Be Better

cf5000@verizon.net from Staten Island NY on 4/13/2009

2005 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Although is fits the Nissan Frontier, the appearence looks unfinished., and storage tray should be lined with rubber or felt. Also it doesn't hold the head unit as firmly as I would have liked.

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Perfect kit for Xterra!

dennis from New Windsor, NY on 3/31/2009

2006 Nissan Xterra
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I bought an Alpine iDA-x305 and this kit was a perfect fit. I read other reviews and I agree the extra cover plates do not fit around the radio, but this particular radio didnt need the cover plate. It looks fine the way it is. I can't speak for other head units. The back screws lined up perfectly and it's a nice and secure fit. At least for my radio.

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Xterra Kit

Eric from Philadelphia on 3/8/2009

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The kit fit easily front to back, but width wise the cover plates do not fit at all.

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The Frontier kit

Botti from Kamuela, hawaii on 2/7/2009

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the back park was fine, But the front frame didn't fit, it looks kind of silly now.

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Mounting kit

Bret from Dallas, Tx on 1/29/2009

2008 Nissan Frontier
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Mounting Frame looks cheap and flimsy. When connecting or disconnecting IPOD connection from the stereo, it allows it to move.

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Why did you buy this?

to mate new stereo to factory set-up[ Duane  Sep 05, 2017 ]
Nice[ Scott  May 31, 2017 ]
Need it for my Nissan Xterra[ Keli  May 20, 2017 ]
It was offered for installation.[ Gilbert  Apr 17, 2017 ]
Needed for the install of a new car radio.[ Roy  Mar 29, 2017 ]
not sure, thought it might look better[ Marshall Ray  Feb 08, 2017 ]
Essential to install aftermarket stereo in vehicle[ MATTHEW  Jan 29, 2017 ]
needed for instalation[ Antonio  Jan 27, 2017 ]
help with new receiver install after removing factory double din module[ JASON  Dec 27, 2016 ]
needed[ Tanner  Dec 26, 2016 ]
needed. 'fits' - we'll see. gonna try it.[ William  Dec 19, 2016 ]
Its FREE![ S  Dec 13, 2016 ]
Clean install[ Christopher  Nov 25, 2016 ]
For easier install[ Jeff  Nov 03, 2016 ]
I chose this to make the installation of an aftermarket head unit look more professional.[ jackie  Oct 27, 2016 ]
This kit was not need in my 2007 Xterra when installing a double din stereo.[ Joseph  Oct 23, 2016 ]
Seamless install in factory dash[ Robert  Oct 11, 2016 ]
Makes it easier to install stereo[ Aurelio  Oct 11, 2016 ]
To properly attach the receiver to the dash.[ DONNIE  Sep 17, 2016 ]
I trust Crutchfield (from past experience) to provide everything I need to make that stereo receiver fit beautifully into my car[ Ryan  Aug 30, 2016 ]
Looked easy[ Cheryl  Aug 30, 2016 ]
Need it[ Ron  Jul 01, 2016 ]
to aid in the installation of my Blaupunkt New Jersey[ gerald  Jun 27, 2016 ]
Metra products have perfect size and professional products that make the installation easy and make a looks fancy[ manuel  Jun 21, 2016 ]
Need to install new radio[ andre  May 03, 2016 ]
will work well.[ Peter  Apr 01, 2016 ]
Free with the unit and makes for clean install. No brainer.[ Robb  Mar 18, 2016 ]
Need it[ Timothy  Feb 26, 2016 ]
Got this to install a double DIN receiver into my 2005 Nissan Frontier. The only thing from the kit I used was the double DIN trim plate. The rest of it went unused. May be a way to get the rest of it to someone else who needs a single DIN install.[ ROBERT  Dec 29, 2015 ]
Needed to install into my vehicle.[ Michael  Dec 13, 2015 ]

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Thanks for your question. This kit should fit any Double DIN (7" wide by 4" high) or Single DIN (7" wide by 2" high). Those sizes are pretty universal for aftermarket receivers. Hope that helps.[ Kenny  May 26, 2017 ]  Staff
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.[ Krissy  Apr 02, 2015 ]  Staff
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