Metra 99-8231 In-dash Receiver Kit
2003 Toyota Camry
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Worked great for my 03 Camry and looks ok too.
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The Metra 99-8231 kit allows you to install a 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.
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Average Customer Review(s):
Worked great for my 03 Camry and looks ok too.
Great kit fits the unit perfectly
Pros: Great fit
Cons: Could be a little heaver plastic.
Great product, fit like factory, easy to installed
Pros: Great product, no issues, it fit like factory
Fit well but the bottom section is very thin and flimsy
Seems flimsy at first, but, after attached to the radio, holds together OK. I did not need the pocket so I don't know how well it fits. Other reviews mention the lack of metal fasteners for the trim after removing the OEM radio bracket....I do not see this being an issue. Looks good in the dash and......its a great price!
Pros: Fits well
Cons: A little flimsy
Quite disappointed in all of the aftermarket kits. My dash attached to the old radio no longer attaches, leaving multiple points not attached in my Camry. Going from a metal mount to a plastic bracket was very disappointing. I have looked everywhere and no one makes an OEM metal bracket that would attach to an aftermarket kit that looks halfway decent. At least it looks pretty good as long as you don't pull on the dash which unfortunately comes apart too easy now.
Works as designed, however, the fit is not perfect. Left a 1 mm gap which I had to cover up with other materials.
Pros: Price (when purchased with radio)
Cons: Poor Fit Not rigid enough--too much flex in key areas
Does what it needs to. Poorly.
Pros: It holds the head unit in place.
Cons: Cheap plastic, poor fit, can't put the pocket above the head unit so the unit sticks out and the pocket is recessed.
Looks good after install in 2003 Toyota Camry. The only downside was the screws were difficult to screw into the side of the pioneer stereo I used with this product. I'm not sure if that was more of a problem with the deck than this kit, but it only slowed me down a little with the install. Overall very satisfied.
Excellent fit for my daughter's Camry. Looks GREAT!
Pros: Easily installed and perfect fit.
Fits well and matches
Pros: Matches and fits well
Cons: Would prefer a metal bracket instead of plastic
I even gave Crutchfield the wrong information about my factory radio and the kit still worked with only a tiny bit more work for me! Love how easy these kits and Crutchfield Advisors make the process. Admittedly, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed right at the start and my CA had me going in seconds. Great kit!
Pros: Ease of use, perfect compatibility
The kit fit well in my dash and was easy to install. The fit and finish made the installation look great!
Cons: The screws enclosed were not big enough for my receiver. A quick trip to my local hardware store fixed it. I'm sure you can't put every screw for every receiver on the market!
This kit fit perfectly and was easy to install
Pros: Easy Fit
Cons: All Plastic
parts that were needed
Too bad it's metal like back in the day. All in all, it does the job.
Pros: It does the job...
The bezel was a little thin and doesn't fit very tight in the dash. But it does the job
Cons: Plastic bezel too thin
A bit flimsy, but looks nice once installed. Looks like it should last.
Great product easy installation
Dash kit worked just fine, but the plastic is very thin and it leaves a small gap on the bottom. Also, Toyota had some very sturdy metal brackets off the factory radio, I wish they reused those. it would make it harder for someone to just come in and rip the unit out of the dash (cannot use the cage in this kit and you bolt flimsy plastic in)
Cons: Not as flush as I would like, but cant complain about free. Small gap on the bottom. Wish they reused the sturdy metal brackets for better support and security.
Fit perfectly in my 2005 Camry
Pros: Good fit, better quality than other brands tried.
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I could have put the old housing back in, but this one just looked better
It is a bit flimsy. The first one I received was actually broken, despite the fact that it was packaged very well. (Crutchfield shipped a replacement immediately) The plastic is just very thin. It does fit the dash well but as other's have noted, it does leave a bit of a gap at the bottom.
Pros: Fits well and allows for installation of both Single and Double DIN stereo
Cons: Light, thin plastic that will break easily
Purchased this for 2006 camry. Easy to install and it is a perfect fit.
Pros: Fits as advertised.
The mounting unit was flimsy, the instructions were incomplete and a pain to follow, and I was missing screws in my installation kit. Took me about an hour longer than it would have otherwise if the instructions had been a bit more precise. I'm not a car fanatic by any means but I was able to put this together with the help of two friends in about 2 hours.
Pros: Fits the size of my vehicle, looks pretty sharp when finished.
Cons: The mount and faceplates themselves are in fact very flimsy.
Another great Metra product! Very well designed and extremely easy to use.
Pros: Superb design and fit.
Very good, it was easy to install and fit great.
Pros: Easy install, good fit, and looks good
Cons: Not the best directions
It works well on a 2004 Camry. It doesn't fit exactly the same way as the stock radio the way it snaps into the OEM faceplate however once installed it looks good and works well.
Pros: Simple design, works well.
Cons: Not really a true con but doesn't fit the same way the OEM system does.
The housing fit perfect And was easy to attach to both my car and radio. Absolutely loving it
Cons: Color (only available in black, I have a tan interior)
I used this install kit to put a double din receiver in a 2003 Toyota Camry. The kit worked just fine however, the attachment between the front panels and side were very loose and the overall strength and fit was much more flimsy that the factory steel brackets.
Straight forward installation and looks pretty good. My only complaint is that the top and bottom lengths of the faceplate surround are pretty thin. My was broken when it arrived but once installed you can't even see the break.
Pros: Price Ease of Use
Cons: A little cheap looking Easily broken
Easy to install. Looks great in the dash
Pros: Easy to install. Looks great in the dash
Fits dash just as you want it to be. Made my installation quick and easy!
It's rather thin and leaves a gap on the bottom. But I don't have time to stare at it while driving and doesn't affect the unit so no biggie!
Pros: Easy to install.
Cons: A little thin and gapped on bottom. Thought maybe put it upside down but I guess that just the way it is, I'll live with it!
Very good kit. Worked perfectly with my Camrys dash.
Pros: Very good fit.
I used this to install a double DIN JVC receiver in a 2003 Camry XLE. It was a little difficult to clip the brackets on the front frame, but I figured it out. It was a perfect fit. The upper and lower "bars" are a little flimsy, but it will suffice. The quality of construction isn't as good as that of the radio rackets and bezel that was originally in the vehicle. The stereo and this bezel look very snazzy.
Pros: Good fit. Looks good. Relatively easy to install (except brackets).
Cons: Top and bottom pieces a little flimsy.
Nice finish top the face plate
Pros: easy to install onto stereo unit,
Kit looks good when installed but requires a little maneuvering to get it to sit just right.
Good enough to get the radio installed. But not outstanding.
Pros: Has all the parts you need. And with some extra work I was able to make an OEM looking install.
Cons: The brackets fit, but not perfect, and they were plastic. I am picky, but I commute in my car 50 miles a day, so I can't stare every morning at a radio that vibrates, is crooked, or does not look OEM. So I reused the Toyota (quality metal) brackets. Also, the mount screws were ~1/8" too short. I also had to grind off a little plastic to make the bezel fit. Fell short of my expectations, but not terrible.
A little flimsy around the bottom edge if the radio. It bows and you can see between it and the chassis of the radio. I can live with it but mg OCD is a little tuned into it
Pros: Ease of install
Cons: Flimsy in spots
kit worked well but there was a little gap around the radio and the adapter, once the install was complete you could not see the gaps so I am happy with the overall purchase
Pros: price, ease of install. loved the free downloads on the actual installation.
Cons: be careful handling prior to installing into dash the top and bottom of the adapter are quite thin when installing a double din radio
fit was very good.
Looks great in dash!
Pros: Snug fit, blends in well with dash and factory controls
Really easy to install.
Pros: Looks really nice.
Cons: Couldn't put the original cover of the radio.
The unit matches the curvature of the dash fairly well, however there is a gap on the bottom, and at the top right corner. The bottom edge feels rather flimsy, and I was worried about it breaking. To the casual observer it doesn't look too bad, and it does allow you to put in a single or double DIN stereo. The factory original color is a bit off, but that is probably due to fading of the original dash.
Pros: Allows single or double DIN stereos, matches the curvature of the dash
Cons: gaps, flimsy plastic,
To install new radio in my wife's vehicle. [ KENNETH Sep 16, 2017 ]
Mac's recommendation on what we needed [ Shana Sep 05, 2017 ]
Recommended. [ Ned Jun 21, 2017 ]
ease of installation and looks great [ Chad May 09, 2017 ]
needed it [ John May 03, 2017 ]
Bought new cd player in 2010 camry. Needed a mounting kit for 2005 camry to put replaced double din cd player in [ Leslie Feb 19, 2017 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield associate, Buzz. [ Mark Dec 08, 2016 ]
For the look and sturdy support for radio [ Terry Dec 06, 2016 ]
your website recommended it [ Marc Dec 05, 2016 ]
It fits the car [ Roland Nov 29, 2016 ]
web site said I needed it [ Lacey Aug 25, 2016 ]
It fits my car? [ John Jun 27, 2016 ]
Free item with purchase [ Aaron Jun 24, 2016 ]
Good brand always fits well. [ Dustin Jun 11, 2016 ]
Part of the system install kit. [ Michael Apr 27, 2016 ]
To install a pioneer receiver in a 2002 Toyota Camry [ Brett Jan 27, 2016 ]
needed and recommended for a seamless install [ brian Jan 23, 2016 ]
This finishes the installation and leaves no gaps between unit and dash panels; more professional looking. [ Leonard J. Dec 19, 2015 ]
Thanks for your question. I'm sorry, no. This kit is for a Double DIN receiver which is approximately 4" tall. Single DIN receivers are approximately 2" tall. If you need further information I would recommend to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Kenny Feb 18, 2017 ] Staff