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Universal Underdash Kit

Put a new stereo into your hard-to-fit vehicle!

26 Reviews | 5 questions - 15 answers


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Here's a way to get music into a vehicle that does not easily accommodate an in-dash receiver. Mount a DIN chassis (2" tall) receiver into this handy kit, and then attach the kit to the underside of your dash.

Here's a way to get music into a vehicle that does not easily accommodate an in-dash receiver. Mount a DIN chassis (2" tall) receiver into this handy kit, and then attach the kit to the underside of your dash.

You can also use this kit to add a DIN-sized equalizer to a vehicle that only has room for the receiver in the dash.

In most cases, using this kit requires modification to your car and/or the kit itself.

Remember, most vehicles will accommodate a receiver in the dash, not beneath it. Not sure about yours? Try our vehicle selector.

Dimensions: 10"W x 3-1/2"H x 9-1/4"D (including flange); 8-9/16"W x 2-9/16"H x 7-9/16"D (undercarriage only). Warranty: 60 days.

I installed an Alpine unit on Memorial Day in the glove compartment of my 57 Dodge D100 pick up via the under-dash kit, which I trimmed. I was tickled pink with myself and how good the unit within the under-dash kit looks. I am very pleased with the outcome.

Edward, Bowie, MD

What's in the Box:

  • Underdash housing
  • 8 Self-tapping screws
  • Installation Instructions

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Overview: This universal underdash kit allows you to mount a DIN chassis receiver to the underside of most dashboards. The kit is secured to the mounting surface using the supplied self-tapping screws.

Note: In most cases, using this kit requires modification to your car and/or the kit itself.


  • Overall: W=9.985", H=3.484", D=9.197"; the height of the kit decreases from front to back. The front of the kit measures 3.484" tall and the back of the kit measures 2.596" tall.
  • Internal Compartment: W=8.534", H=2.516", D=7.511"
  • DIN Receiver Mounting Dimensions: W=7.202", H=2.123", D=7.493"; the receiver can have a maximum nose width of 7.684" and a maximum nose height of 3.334".

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Why did you buy this?

Fit perfectly for setup behind the seat of my single cab truck. Left the original radio in my dashboard of my 1978 Chevy and left the original look. Now I can bluetooth connect and play what I want without cutting the dash. [ Colin  May 31, 2017 ]
My son has a vehicle that won't accommodate an after market stereo. [ PHILL  May 08, 2017 ]
It was what I was looking for. [ TOM P  May 05, 2017 ]
Easy mounting in a Side by Side [ Jason  Apr 19, 2017 ]
marine mounting to ceiling [ Desiree  Apr 11, 2017 ]
To use as a possible mount in the glovebox. [ Jeffrey  Mar 27, 2017 ]
For my 68 Chevelle convertible. Going to be installed in glove box, leaving original radio in dash. [ Robert  Mar 06, 2017 ]
My car is a Classic and I am installing under the frame leaving original radio in its place [ Eduardo  Mar 03, 2017 ]
I am going to use this to install the head unit in the glove box in a 1968 Cadillac. The factory head unit will remain in the dash and the factory volume and tuning knobs will be modified to control the new head unit. I want the capabilities of the Pioneer head unit without sacrificing the appearance of the classic interior. [ Eric  Feb 15, 2017 ]
installing it into classic car [ pablo  Jan 03, 2017 ]
Needed it for my car [ THOMAS  Oct 23, 2016 ]
wanted solid mount for radio in electronics box on a center console boat. didn't need "water proof' version [ David  Oct 06, 2016 ]
I have old 1956 GMC truck with no holes in dash for stereo mount. Plenty of room under dash. [ Gary  Jul 17, 2016 ]
It was the only way I could install my new radio [ Murray  Jun 07, 2016 ]
Being installed in a enclosed motorcycle trailer for a radio [ Pete  Apr 28, 2016 ]
Will be using to mount radio under dash in golf cart! [ John  Apr 02, 2016 ]
Works every time [ Brian  Mar 19, 2016 ]
I chose this because I am putting the stereo in my 1966 Plymouth Valiant and want to retain the original radio and prevent permanent dash modifications. [ Kyler  Mar 13, 2016 ]
I am installing a stereo in the garage area of my "toy hauler" trailer. This is the simplest and cleanest way to do the install. [ RckyMtnMike  Feb 26, 2016 ]
to make this install in my '73 charger under dash without cutting up the original dash inlay.just makes everything easier 'cause original dash woodgrain insert for these classic mopar's are worth big $$$. [ donald  Feb 17, 2016 ]
I installed this under dash (above hump) in my 65 & 68 Mustang. Allows me to keep a functional and original radio system while using an updated receiver visible (not in dashbox). [ David  Feb 12, 2016 ]
Something universal for a 72 squareback [ Carl  Feb 04, 2016 ]
I'm mounting a HD receiver in my office and this will be used to house the unit. [ Frank  Jan 30, 2016 ]

5 questions already asked

It depends on what you mean by a "funny angle". It's nearly horizontal; I think a surface mount would work fine. Your dashboard surface would need to be very flat, though, and most dashboards are not. [ DAVE  Dec 27, 2016 ]
It should work but it's in my boat so I can't check. I'd say 80% yes. [ John  Dec 27, 2016 ]
Yes, it can. That is how I mounted it and it was fine. [ RODERICK  Dec 27, 2016 ]
It is vacuum formed plastic- looks good and works well! [ John  Nov 15, 2016 ]
Plastic [ WALTER  Nov 15, 2016 ]
Single DIN, the radio has a metal sleve liner that attaches to the kit. Just as it would in the vehicle Single DIN opening. Radio slides into sleve. Perfect. [ Tony  Oct 18, 2016 ]
The same way as installing in the dash. Use the mounting hardware and exterior trim supplied with your stereo. Installing the enclosure may require some creativity unless there is a flat surface to fasten to. [ Greg  Oct 18, 2016 ]
The radio adaptor snapped into the opening in the underdash kit. This was used in a piece of construction equipment and has held up very well. [ Thomas  Oct 18, 2016 ]
it worked great for me put it in my 1971 fj40. Didn't want it under my dash , not much room. mounted in my glove box, I just turned it over and Velcro it down and use a stereo with a remote. [ ARTHUR H  Oct 18, 2016 ]
You have to buy an additional , adapter kit for the type of radio you are installing. For example , I put a Piooner unit in my under dash mount, [ ALBERT  Oct 17, 2016 ]
FLat surfaces is all you need, overhead, underdash, overdash, or vertically... [ Tony  Oct 18, 2016 ]
This mount will not work in dash but you can mount them under the dash or under a seat. We have used these on many different types of vehicles. [ Jesse  Jul 04, 2016 ]
If you have a flat area under the dash you can use this-if you can catch the front screws and 1 or 2 down the side, you can make a bracket off the rear to help stabilize it-I have used several, work great [ james  Jul 03, 2016 ]
I bought the bracket to mount a cd/am/fm under the front dash of a golf cart. Bracket is to flimsy and doesn't seal if the mounting surface is not flat. Also, my intention was to use marine cover on the front, it didn't work with bracket. Don't know about automobile mounting. [ Tillman  Jul 03, 2016 ]
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  Aug 30, 2014 ]  Staff

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