Metra 99-7892 Dash Kit
1997 Honda Accord LX
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Made installation a breeze, very easy instructions.
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Item # 120997892 | MFR # 99-7892
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The Metra 99-7892 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.
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Average Customer Review(s):
Made installation a breeze, very easy instructions.
I have installed many car stereos in my lifetime using both Metra and Scosche dash kits, and from my experience Scosche makes better products. This particular Metra dash kit unfortunately did not fit well, the instructions are vague at best and getting a clean install on the first try was not possible for my vehicle. After cutting the small tabs per instructions you are left with a bezel that is loose, which also protrudes too far from the mounting surface. In short the install now looks amateur and the stereo can wiggle out on one side as the remaining tabs are not enough to hold the stereo securely.
Pros: Free with purchase of head unit
Cons: poor instructions, bad fit
Plastic construction not nearly as robust as the factory radio mounts. Cleaver design, but the Counter-sunk screws included do not reach thru the support plates on the side of the radio. In addition, the universal drilled holes in these plates are NOT counter-sunk, so even if they were a bit longer to reach the threaded holes in the radio, they interfere with sliding the unit into place due to adding to the over-all width of the assembly. I am handy, so counter-sunk the holes myself, and everything fit into the dash as designed. (can't complain too much, since the nice people at Crutchfield's, gave me the mounting kit and the harness adapter included in the price of the receiver. And the 2-day free shipping was spot-on, so these guy's are really serious about customer service!!)
Pros: Radio and kit fit into the existing dash trim, and looks clean.
Cons: Kind of flimsy, and countersunk screws without countersinking the mounting holes, is pretty dumb.
I used this with my stereo for a 1998 Acura Integra. The product came bent! The front part of the kit was curved so it was a pain to install. We blow-dried it to get it to straighten as we didn't want to deal with returning it but the quality was low. The material is a cheap plastic that feels like it can break if you don't handle it right. Breaking the clips off as instructed was a bit of a pain also.
Pros: It's free with purchase.
Cons: Quality, the finish, and the manual are all poor.
Its what I love the most of Crutchfield they send you everything you need to get the job done right and quick
This is a universal kit that fits multiple Honda/Acura vehicles. Because of this you are required to modify this kit for use in some models. For example, when installing a JVC KD-R870BT using this Metra 99-7892 Dash Kit in a 99 Acura CL, I had to cut several tabs off the faceplates. The directions are not very specific so be sure to pay close attention before removing these tabs. The big issue I have with this kit is the JVC Head Unit Faceplate will NOT fit once the final METRA faceplate is installed.
Pros: Mounting holes line up well.
Cons: Unclear directions, very tiny font, had to modify faceplates by removing plastic tabs.Crutchfield response on July 26, 2016 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
The instructions were not clear at all, and i ended up breaking tabs that didn't need to be broken, so the kit was loose in my dash. Luckily Crutchfield has great customer service (literally no wait time both times I called), and they sent me a replacement dash kit i received in 2 days. I broke only the side tabs this time and now the kit holds semi-firmly in the dash, but the base is not long enough to attach to the back where I would normally put the factory screws, so if someone wanted to, they could easily pull out the stereo with their hands and not much force.
Pros: I can put an aftermarket stereo in my Legend, looks ok..
Cons: Instructions, doesn't fit right, but does the job.
This worked out pretty well for my integra and the price was right
Pros: Fit into the dash well
Cons: Faceplate/cover detents are a bit weak and it can pop off if your not careful. And it did not come with the screws needed to secure the radio to the mounting kit
This bracket was a little too big and a little too flimsy for my 98 Acura CL. I was able to make it work, but I had to lift pretty hard to get it to line up properly with the dash trim opening because the weight of the head unit pulled it down. Once I finally got it to stay in place correctly, the head unit's trim ring wouldn't stay in place like it used to. The bracket is obviously bending inward on both the top and bottom, proving that it either wasn't designed to necessarily fit Acuras or just wasn't measured well. It works, but it's not perfect. I know it's not cost effective to sell metal brackets, but I wish they had at least made it a few millimeters smaller so it would fit correctly.
Pros: - Easy to put together (slide the pieces in place, attach screws to keep them together). - Mounting holes line up well.
Cons: - Slightly too big and bends on top and bottom, causes head unit's trim ring to not fit tightly. - Weird bottom mount design (Honda's fault) + flimsy plastic (Metra's fault) causes the head unit to lean down and out and has to be pushed up pretty hard when putting the trim back on.
Worked out perfect, good thing i had it because i broke my old one uninstalling the old deck. I would buy it again
Pros: Works like it should
Great fit and looks good. Holds head unit very secure
Pros: Looks good and holds head unit secure, easy to use
Looked like factory after install
Pros: Perfect fit
Easy to install, this dash kit fit perfectly into my '94 Honda Accord LX. I was able to install a new Alpine CDE-143BT stereo. My only complaints are that 1)The material does feel a little chintzy, and 2)The kit should come with some additional mounting hardware for ISO type stereo units. All in all, installation only took about 20 minutes and it looks clean. It mounts the stereo into the dash securely.
Pros: Easy installation
Cons: Should come with extra mounting hardware If it were reinforced, it would feel less cheap. But this is unnoticeable after install.
I've used Metra dash kits for years, always a great fit and finish.
Pros: quality look and feel
It bearly does the job it's just bad
Cons: It doesn't work with the snap on cover so the unit does not stay succure. The directions are vague at best.
Kit was complete, looks good, fit well....but the instructions lacked detail. Had to call into tech support for help. Once I was told what to do, the installation was a breeze. I still havent found what I was told to do by tech in the instructions.
As usual the directions provided by Crutchfield made the job a breeze. The product was a perfect fit.
Pros: Competitive price backed a first rate company with great customer service.
Pros: Excellent fit on my 2000 Acura Integra
Good fit but confusing instructions.
Pros: Good look. Good fit.
Cons: Instructions were a little confusing
After spending $30.00 at the juck yard for an OEM bracket and didn't even fit, I decided to purchase this kits for my 1995 Honda Accord for a change. It is very easy to install and fit perfectly and looks like a pro job. I didn't even read the direction that came with it. I call Crutchfeild to see if I need to do any thing else and was told 'you are good to go'.
Pros: Easy to install. Fit and look perfect. Crutchfeild support team is right by your side.
Installed this on Acura Integra 94. This does fit after a few modifications. You'll need a saw and a pair of clippers. The bad part is you cant really lock it down to anything very well. Make sure to bring your stereo plate with you when you leave your car!
This product does what it was mad to do. Pocket is on bottom is a nice feature to fill in the gap in the dash.
Pros: Instructions are good and looks good in the dash.
Cons: Unit is all plastic, so you need to be gentle with the install. There is a lot of weight resting on the in dash kit and it is not supported until you reinstall the vehicle dash. At least for the Honda Accord install.
Product cracked with use, but still is functional.
This installed pretty easily into my car... installation instructions were OK... they missed a few screws and some info that would have been useful, AND the pictures shown for how it actually attached to the car were completely wrong... but I figured it out easily, and it did work. The plastic's not straight (it's kinda bowed) so it's very clear that it's not OEM and sorta sticks out like a sore thumb and makes my aftermarket deck look cheap or incorrectly installed (This was not my fault... it was warped before I even installed it). HOWEVER, it works and it was free, so I'm not complaining.
Cons: Instructions are nearly useless Looks cheap
I was very impressed with this dash kit!!! The directions were very easy, but it was basically common sense to install. I just checked the directions to see if i did it right. It fit perfectly, all i had to do was break off to tabs because i didn't need them for my car. (95 Accord)
Pros: Easy to install. Fit perfectly.
Cons: None, i have no complaints.
Easy install, fits flush
Pros: Fit, ease of install
Cons: Slightly different color and texture that the rest of dash assembly, but nothing major.
Fit was great. A friend hooked it all up for me and it is gonna be hard to remove...!
Pros: Came free with purchase of stereo! Saved me $25
It fit like a glove. Instructions were clear and precise. I added the wiring harness which added to the ease of installing my new Christmas present stereo. Thank you for a great and useful product.
Pros: Easy and adaptable.
Installed this in my 95 4dr Integra GSR There are 2 tabs on each side that clip into place. The instructions say to clip off the to tabs on the top side. I elected not to initially because it didn't make sense too. but the fitment was shoddy. Decided to finally clip off those 2 top tabs as per instructions and it snapped in like an OEM unit!
Pros: Crutchfield's great price, OE Fitment; SIMPLE
Cons: there were a few extra pieces that it comes with depending on the deck type you have. It confused me so I had to do a lil trial and error. the instructions explain the differences but this being the first time I did my own install so I was new to it.
Made installation easy
I purchased this for my Accord that had a radio but not receiver kit. The kit was very easy to assemble and install. The only problem was that there is no ISO mounting screws to properly secure the head unit against theft, but thats Hondas fault not this install kit. My only problem was the fitment was 8/10 and the receiver itself was pointing to the passenger side. I removed and reinstalled and I couldnt get it to point straight out. It wasnt too big of a deal but still annoying at times.
Pros: Instructions are great Fit was decent Has a pocket Does the job
Cons: Receiver was a little crooked
Easy to use and fit perfectly
Pros: Came at good price
Free dash kit... enough said.
Pros: free and easy to install
Cons: absolutely none
Great kit. saves cash. and headaches.
No problem; perfect fit and finish. Blended in to the console just right. All parts present and worked fine.
Pros: Quick and easy, excellent instructions
They wanted me to cut off 2 tabs but one tab is so close you end up cracking the frame. Used some glue and black marker to cover crack
Very frustrating for use on my 1992 acura integra. Did not fit properly and required a lot of trial and error modifications. A seemingly easy installation turned into hours and hours of hassle
Cons: Improper fit
This receiver kit gets the job done but it's a little flimsy. Knowing what i know now I would have gotten the double din sized stereo for the Honda.
Pros: Gets the job done.
Cons: Flimsy design.
Overall it does the job, but not very well at all.
Pros: The trim looks fine.
Cons: The fit was off by about half an inch, causing me to have to force it into the dash, putting a lot of stress on this piece, as well as the surrounding interior panels. We'll see how it holds up after a few weeks. The disassemble instructions for a 99 Acura CL are completely incorrect. If you have this model, you will find the Accord instructions much more helpful. The original stereo mount is metal, and this one is a much flimsier plastic.
What an easy install with this kit, and very easy to follow instructions!
Pros: Easy to install, did not have to spend hours on this project, took about 45 minutes total time.
This indash install kit made installation E-Z
Pros: fit perfect
The fitment of the product was a C+ at best. The opening in kit for the deck was actually slightly ovaled out in that it bowed outwards in the middle. This allows the deck's mounting bracket to be seen slightly when the receiver is in the slot with the trim ring. If i ever take it out for some reason, i'll paint the mounting pocket/bracket black so it is less noticeable. I also didnt like how the kit with the deck installed "slumped forward" and did not support its own weight when mounted to the car in its stock location with the stock two bolts. the install kit uses the frame of center console to support the front edge of the deck and hold it upright. I was not a fan of this. It needs to come with a sturdier bracket. Also, the directions for disassemble of the car missed a critical screw thats buried in the center console. Thankfully I happen to have done some work back there before and knew of the screw and didnt snap the powel/tang/screw off but for someone new to this car, they have a 99% chance of doing so. The other kit available through crutchfield got such low reviews that i tried this one. In the future ill pay a few dollars for a better fitting, heavier built installation kit
Pros: Easy install
Cons: not that sturdy and uses the center console frame for support rather than being strong as a stand alone piece.
I used this to install a "hand-me-down" Sony MEX-1HD into my girlfriend's '97 Accord LX. Getting the old stereo out was more difficult than popping in the new one with the dash kit. The fit is flawless. At first I had a gap between the bottom of the pocket and the dash faceplate, but then I lifted up on the pocket and pushed the bottom lip in simultaneously and everything snapped into place perfectly. Looks great with the rest of the trim. I had no issues with the supplied instructions, just had to follow a car-specific set of instructions first before moving on to the general installation directions. Took me just over an hour to start and finish the job with a long dinner break in the middle, so I'd say 40 minutes tops as an absolute beginner working fairly slow.
Installation was easy using a Sony CDX-GT565UP in a 5th Generation Accord EX Coupe. Like others have said, if you are using a DIN, bend the tabs on the sleeve, it does make for a tighter fit. The only problem is that on the right side of the kit, there is a small gap between the console and the kit that is not present on the left side... Not noticeable unless you look closely though.
Pros: Remove the old one, slide this one right in. Simple/easy to follow instructions are included. Looks like the original.
Cons: A bit plastic-y, but still sturdy. Left a small gap that wasn't present before.
Worked as advertised, looks factory and glad to still have the pocket. Took longer to get the factory one out. 94 Accord.
This worked great in a 94 accord. I was skeptical at first that nothing would be there to support the front of the radio but found uot that the black full length factory bezel takes care of the front just fine. The only thing I wish the kit had included was the 2 screws that allow the attachment of the kit's rear support to the factory bracket in the bottom of the radio opening. If you are removing an existing radio you would already have these screws. A trip to the hardware store for 2 M5.8 x16 mm screws and 2 M6 washers was what I need to complete the install.
Pros: Easy 10 minite install. it took longer to solder the wires from the facatory harness adapter to the radio harness than mount the radio. Nice having a pocket. below the radio. I am not sure why the Crutchfield shopping cart defaults to the other model (120997890) with no pocket and no rear support.
Cons: Wish it had included the two required M5.8 x16 mm screws and 2 M6 washers to mount the rear support of the kit to the car.
The receiver kit has a different finish than the black plastic in by dash board; it's more textured and darker, so it sticks out a bit. Also, it's not completely flush with the dashboard, so I can see some of the top of my silver radio, between the receiver and the dashboard.
Pros: fits, easy to install
Cons: doesn't look very good
Does the job and fits well! Should fit all integras 94-01 just fine. I assembled according to instructions and it popped right in. Before this I tried one made by Scosche from WalMart. I figured its just a dash kit and they should all work about the same. I was wrong. I returned the Scosche one to walmart and ordered this one.
Pros: Works as intended!
this mount does not work with the 94 Acura Legend unless you remove all the tabs and glue it in the opening. I ended up making my own mount and cutting the pocket out of this mount to glue into mine.
Exact fit, looks great, easy to use
Pros: Excellent fit and finish, looks like factory original. Preserved my "pocket" which is nice as I keep stuff in there.
After reading the reviews, I was worried that this would fit poorly. Happily, it fits just fine. First, don't worry about the directions. They're fine. There is a section specific to each car model, then a section the applies to all models. I put this in a '94 Accord. The side tabs must be removed - that is plainly shown in the instructions. I had no issues with fit. If using a DIN pocket, bend the tabs on the metal DIN sleeve BEFORE sliding it into this. It'll snap in and fit tighter. The plastic bracket seems flimsy, but when installing the factory trim, move this adapter up slightly, and it will be supported on the front lower edge by the factory trim piece. The plastic rear bracket plus the support in front is sturdy enough.
Pros: 1. Does what it should. 2. Rather than the other model that gives you a 1/2 hole, this kit gives the factory-style "pocket". 3. Included with my stereo.
Cons: Two screws suppied seemed to be too small for the holes, but they did the job.
Typical Crutchfield, the installation kit was fully documented and all the pieces were there. Absolutely no problems, just a smooth job because of the complete parts and instructions.
This kit works after drilling a couple of holes to get the radio mounted. Plastic bracket that attaches to the car with screws are too flimsy and almost broke due to weight of the stereo.
This unit came as part of the package and I'm glad I didn't spend money on it. The instructions were poor quality (thanks to Crutchfield support for helping) and the quality of the product is "acceptable" at best. I had to modify the unit to fit properly in my car (per instructions) and the unit looks somewhat cheap. It did end up working in the end, but upgrade if you want a higher end look.
BEST ITEM EVER INVENTED. THANKS CRUTCHFIELD!
Well, Instructions are pretty much junk. It confuses you in thinking you have to install it 3 ways when you should only choose 1. And by choose I mean YOU decide which 1 you think you'd like to try. I chose the sturdiest 1, and to do that I had to cut and manually carve until the unit fit the way the directions said they should have already!!!. The assembly didn't slide into place, and if not for the screws on the base that attach to the car AND the cars dash panel, the whole assembly would be kinda wobbly when I drove. Thank god I left a whole weekend for me to figure this out!
Had a 1995 with a stereo and separate CD player bought at the time the car was purchased. The LCD on my OEM car stereo had to go and the CD player wouldn't read burned CDs or MP3. I bought one unit (Kenwood KDC-MP342U) which had both CD and stereo. Then I had to "fill" the hole where the separate CD player used to be. This kit worked perfectly, was easy to install, and fills the space perfectly. The only drawback is that it looks like cheap black plastic when installed. Not that the interior of a 1995 Honda Accord is anything to shake a stick at but it would be nice if they had kits that look more in unison with the car's interior.
This came free with my radio purchase. What more can you ask for...Plus, it flush with interior of my car. Love it.
I can't describe how bad this adapter is. I would give it negative stars if I could. It is very flimsy and doesn't hold the receiver in place very well. Although it would probably work well if you never plan on actually driving your car! I would pay more for a better unit if I could find one.
I appreciate that this receiver kit was given for free as a way of enticing us to buy, but a better system could have been given or even offered at discounted price. I live in Los Angeles and I found a better receiver kit for less and gave this one away. I just expected something better from Crutchfield. Two stars for getting this one for free.
After reading some of the installation kit reviews, I was worried I would have problems. I installed this in a 1996 Honda Accord LX, I followed the steps provided with the kit and everything went well. The installation kit fit nice and when I put everything back together, the whole install looks great
Great installation kit. Results are impressive since this kit gives such a clean and "Factory" look.
How much can you really review a kit like this? It felt ridiculously cheap, the plastic wasn't very sturdy at all. The top portion (rectangle) where it connects to the pocket is not well built. I'm not sure if mine cracked during shipping or if I did it. I really doubt I did considering nothing as far as abuse occurred, and I am really OCD when doing installs and take a lot of care. Not that I expected it, but the pocket being that it is a slick plastic is worthless to hold things in (my decks remote in this case) as it will just slide out as you accelerate. I'll have to put a bit of rubber padding in there to give it some friction. The directions could have been better, but needless to say I did get it installed and it looks good, it's just not well built in my opinion. Considering this needs to hold an expensive piece of electronic equipment, you'd like to see better quality.
I bought this kit for my self-installation of a single DIN head unit to replace the Double DIN factory cd player in my 97 TL. It's a good kit - however, I wish I had been more patient in trying to get it to fit in the factory harness. In addition to the top 2 tabs, i also removed the bottom tabs as was mentioned by the previous 2 reviewers to get it to fit flush --- the problem is that the weight of the headunit causes the bottom trim of the kit to protrude without the bottom 2 clips keeping it flush with the harness - if there was a way to support the rear of the source unit to the mounting harness, this could be prevented (I had no radio backstrap and the rear support helped brace the rear some but I felt not enough to prevent vibration movement while on the road) I ended up buying another kit from a local store & kept the lower tabs for support . If I could do it over, I'd keep the lower tabs for support - maybe alter them somewhat as needed for a good fit but keep them. I wish the kit had had extended to the rear support bar of the factory harness to allow a fixed support.
Well, I got it in and it looks fine. The instructions for installation into my '96 Acura TL were a bit nebulous though. The rear support bracket would not install as shown in the step 3 of the illustration. For the unit to fit flush with the finished bezel, I had to remove both clips on the Radio Housing (the instruction say just remove the upper clips). As I have installed other after market units in this vehicle, I was not surprised nor thwarted by need modifications.
Great looks when installed. Really clean finish, I was very impressed. The install was rough in my 96 Acura TL. It tells me to cut off the top pair of snap in connectors which I did. I get everything in, and realize the bottom isn't flush because you need to cut off the bottom ones too, so I remove the WHOLE thing again. Cut off the bottom connectors and then it slides in properly. It wasn't horrible I suppose but took me pry 20 mins longer than it should have to get everything in and out. Like I said once it is there, it looks clean and professional. My unit is very safe I don't worry about it going anywhere, it was just tough to get in even when following the directions exactly.
This kit worked as expected for the most part. In a 97 Acura TL, I had to insert a screw through the factory mount into this one to stablized it at the bottom of the dash. After that it was very solid. Looks really nice within the dash for not having a double din receiver. Instructions were clear and covered a great many Hondas and Acuras.
Being a Honda technician for over 8 years, I was fairly impressed with the quality of the kit. The installation in my 96 Accord wagon proved very simple. The only downside of the kit is when I installed the sleeve for the radio I found that the hole was a little too large for the radio to fit snug. All that was required was to add a few thin shims under the sleeve and the radio fit flush. Overall a good product. The instructions that were included are very well written and should make this an easy project for anyone.
Fast instalation [ CARLOS Dec 22, 2016 ]
Makes for easy installation. [ Michael Dec 19, 2016 ]
Included. [ Amber Nov 18, 2016 ]
I would not try and install a radio without this kit. [ James Oct 22, 2016 ]
Correct part. I will let you know if is not. [ Timothy Jul 29, 2016 ]
crutchfield recomended... [ HENDDY Jul 29, 2016 ]
95 honda accord kit hopefully it fits [ christobal Apr 24, 2016 ]
To facilitate installation. [ David Apr 18, 2016 ]