Works as advertised
2003 Pontiac Vibe
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Fit perfectly, and looks great.
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Item # 142PT2049 | MFR # PT2049B
The Scosche PT2049B 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):
Fit perfectly, and looks great.
this was included by Crutchfield has a gift for buying the radio. I did the installation on a Pontiac Vibe 2005 and the original radio was big one. but with this everything look factory made. clean and nice. This is other element that if you want to DIY project this will make it look like a Pro.
Pros: Easy to install, nice product finish and is also really cheap.
Fit perfectly! Made the radio install a breeze!
Pros: Perfect Fit!
Part was broken upon arrival and did not line up with my 2005 Vibe or fit my Dual XR4120. This product was recommended to me via Crutchfield to use with those two items and unfortunately its not working out.
Pros: Arrived in a timely manner
Cons: Broken Doesn't fit 2005 vibeCrutchfield response on February 21, 2017 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Cameron to issue an apology and help him further. We'll get a free replacement kit on the way and help him get it installed correctly.
works great! looks great!
Pros: adds more storage
Fit is OK, instructions virtually non-existent. Right top screw hole is too small; needed to drill bigger. Had to cut 1/8" across bottom of front to allow the cars molding to fit over this kit; thank goodness I had a Dremel tool. Would have been easier to cut off before installing, if instructions mentioned this issue. If it wasn't for these two issues and lack of instructions, I would have rated 5 stars.
Pros: storage area
Cons: mods required and lack of instructions with product or from Crutchfield, although Crutchfield tech support was very helpful with wiring questions.
Instructions were very easy to follow, just match the wire colors and connect, remove the old stereo (this was the biggest pain for me), make your connections to the new stereo and put back in! Now I have a new stereo and can do hands free phone calls! Thanks, Crutchfield!
It was awesome that this was included in my radio purchase through Crutchfield. It does fit my car, and does what I needed it to do. The install was a little confusing as there are extra plastic pieces, presumably to work in different cars, that got in the way for my car. These easily break off with pliers, but the instructions don't mention doing this. The plastic is fairly flimsy and cheap quality, but it's sturdy enough in the dash, and holds the radio sleeve fine. Overall, it's good enough, but nothing impressive.
Easy to install, clear instructions. The kit was slightly too big for my molding (Toyota Matrix 2004) so it doesn't snap on completely but almost. I'm pleased enough.
Cons:Crutchfield response on November 15, 2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, 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.
Product arrived quickly, instructions were clear, and most importantly...it fit perfectly.
Pros: great fit, well packaged.
Cons: side tabs feel like they could snap easily, but holds firmly once in place.
Excellent product, nice quality and easy fit. I recommend it.
Kit makes install easy and like factory in appearance when you are done
Pros: like factory in appearance when you are done
What was sent fit perfectly
Pros: good fit
Cons: better installation instruction.....add pictures
This is a very basic product, but it fits well and does it's job. This is my second one of these. The first was purchased about 13 years ago when I installed a JVC deck from a previous car into my then new 04 Matrix. The first one held up great. One of the plastic tabs that holds it on broke after about 12 years, but that's a pretty good run. After that, the unit just wiggled a bit if you pushed on it. This new one will hopefully hold up just as well with my new Kenwood Excelon KDC-X700 deck. The extra shelf space is great for storing cd's or whatever you need to store under there. I personally put my iPod in there so I can bluetooth my music to my new kenwood deck! Can't really say anything bad about this product. The only possible negative is that it could have a better face appearance, but that would be nit picking.... Great product.
Pros: Fits great, well built. Does what it is supposed to do.
Holds the radio, but sits too far forward to allow the trim piece to fit back into place. I was replacing the full-face factory unit in a 2003 Matrix. This unit fits , but the original trim won't fit back over it and sit in place. Will requires some significant cutting to get it to fit correctly. Not sure about other versions of the Matrix/Vibe, but I would consider another brand if you are trying to use it on a 2003 Matrix with a full-size factory radio.
Pros: Low price. Holds new deck in place.
Cons: Requires modification with a dremel or other cutting tool to make the dash trim fit over it.
Dash adapter kit for my '05 Pontiac Vibe works as advertised. Easy to mount the adapter in the dash and the receiver in the adapter.
Pros: Easy install, provides storage cubby.
Cons: None noted.
This item is quite cheap in quality. It didn't come with any instructions and the Scosche site offered no help whatsoever. The stereo was loose in his mount and there was no way to decipher the purpose of the small bag of parts included with the item. I used packing material between the bay and the receiver to keep it from shaking. Disappointed....
Pros: It was new....
Cons: Poor quality. No instructions online or in the package.Crutchfield response on December 28, 2015 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 properly. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
No trim or adjustment needed for my particular install. Haven't installed a stereo in a while so I forgot that there is an insert around the faceplate area that is removable which caused some initial frustration. Simply push from the back side and it pops out. Instructions did not discuss that I noticed.
Pros: Screw alignment was exact. Fit nicely.
Cons: Plastic is pliable but could break. Use patience and gently install.
It mounted properly and worked how it should but I didn't use it because of the storage pocket. I currently had a single DIN stereo installed with a dash kit but figured I'd replace it with a new one at the same time as I replaced the stereo. Little did I know the storage pocket was too narrow for my liking. The previously used adapter had a pocket that allowed me to reach all the way in whereas this one wouldn't allow it due to how narrow it is.
Cons: Very narrow pocket prevents reaching all the way down. Could prevent access to any small object placed in the pocket.
This proved to be a little tricky to install. The component is actually two pieces screwed together, a frame, and a box like filler section. In my case, the box part came installed upside down, so I had to take it apart and reverse it.
Pros: It fits, but was tricky to install.
Cons: Looks kind of cheap, would be nicer if it had a solid front instead of a box.
It works. Looks cheap, has a few gaps. Due to the way you secure the radio in it, it is not overly solid-feeling. Rear bottom support could have been more substantial, or had some sort of adjustable backstop that would also double to keep the radio more solidly in place when you press on the face of the radio. Directions did not mention breaking off unneeded tabs, which I had to do in order to get it into place. Also, for some reason I had a hard time getting one of the screws through the one hole.
Pros: It fit.
Cons: Cheap, not solid, gaps.
Suggested kit to install replacement stereo in 2007 vibe. Has all you need.
Pros: Install was easy, everything included.
Works as advertised in my 2006 Vibe
Fit 2007 Pontiac vibe nicely. Bonus nook to hold phone and remote.
Pros: Fits. Functions. Looks normal.
Cons: Kinda flimsy but strong enough to serve it's purpose.
This product works perfect with Toyota matrix. It mounted on fine and lined up with screw holes perfectly. It was a little tight trying to get the cover back on around it but it still fit in great and looks great.
I love this stereo! It was very easy to install and works amazing.
Had to break off a tab that was in the way. One screw hole was a bit too small, but it's plastic so I just forced the screw through it.
This replaced a unit on a previous installation that didn't fit well. East to install and works great!
It is made of cheap plastic, but fit well in my 04 Vibe after snapping off some of the extra screw tabs. Mounting instructions could be better, but figured out to remove faceplate surround ( new unit comes with its own). Would prefer metal, hopefully it will last.
Pros: Fit well
Cons: Cheap plastic
My first impression of this kit is that its very very cheap quality. The small compartment under the radio has plastic tabs in it probably for strength but done badly. After 2 hours of trying to install this into my 2003 Matrix i had to quit because there is no way to use the factory brackets and this kit at the same time because they dont mesh well together so the screw holes dont line up. I tried moving the mounting screws on the radio to different holes but none of them made this kit line up properly. Ive done many other radio installs where it looked factory but this one just made me angry that i wasted my money and now have a big hole in my dash. i love Crutchfield but now i hate scosche....
Pros: -I now have scrap plastic for other custom car installations.
Cons: -Its cheap hard plastic -The compartment has plastic tabs in it -It doesn't fit.... -I payed for it.Crutchfield response on October 21, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
As others have said, cheap plastic that's not very flexible. Fit into the slot easily enough, as did the radio. But the trim bezel does not seat all the way back into its position, leaving gap. Will replace with a better holder as soon as I can find one.
Pros: Easy instructions
Cons: cheap plastic, did not really fit the car well as the original trim bezel on the panel does not firmly seat all the way along the bottom.
This installed pretty well. Since it was included free with the radio, I'd consider it a good value. I'd prefer something made of metal like the original bracket in the car. I installed this and the first time the silvery plastic overlay that came with the card (Ponitac Vibe 2004) didn't fit properly and was about a half inch raised along the bottom edge. I didn't see any possible way for it to fit properly and left it alone for a week. It annoyed me so much I took the overlay off and reinstalled it and then it fit just fine. I see other people had the same issue so they should give it another try.
This Scosche kit is pretty good. I'm not a huge fan of the fact that it's all plastic, but it's relatively stout where it needs to be for a light weight single DIN. The installation was very smooth with no modifications being necessary and the screw holes all lined up perfectly. The only modification needed to earn 5 stars would be to add something to keep the rear of the radio from being able to lift up.
Pros: Great fit, the outside finish looks nice and the cubby underneath is quite useful and not so deep that things get lost. On the back of the cubby there is a little shark fin that holds the radio up.
Cons: The radio is only held in place by the tabs on the stereo sleeve, while most kits are like this some additional bolting options would be nice to keep the rear of the radio from being able to lift up. Also I'm not exactly sure what the adapter that it comes with is for.
Gave a factory install look to the Sony MEX-BT4100P I installed in my son's Toyota Matrix
Pros: Simple installation
Cons: Had to break off a couple of tabs that were not used to make it install correctly. (they looked to be optional)
Worked great for installing a JVC unit in my 2007 Pontiac Vibe. Some mounting tabs needed to be removed to allow the head unit to fit. The only challenge in installation is being careful not to drop any screws inside the dash (particularly the lower screws). Installation is very easy, just need a socket wrench, 10mm socket, and extender.
Pros: Good fit, inexpensive, easy install
It was just what I needed and best of all it was inexpensive.
Form and fit could be better. Cheap Plastic with a tendency to bend.
It's cheap plastic that breaks easily. But it was free so...
Cons: Cheap and breaks easily
The receiver kit was easy enough to install. Take your time. Pre-fit it. check out the extra tabs that you may have to remove to get your stock trim to fit. Make sure the attachment screw holes for the stock screws are big enough and in the right place. If not, drill them a little bigger. Hard to do, but try not to drop the screws. You can attach the screws with a little tape to the end of your screwdriver or socket with a little tape to hold them on till you get them threaded in. Once done, the receiver kit looked like a factory job. Very nice.
Pros: Looks good. Fits good. Easy to install.
Cons: Some of the extra tabs have to be removed in order for the stock surrounding dash to be placed over the kit. This was for a 03 Vibe. Other vehicles may be different. One of the kit screw holes was smaller that the stock screw and had to be drilled out just a little. I did this so as not to crack the kits bracket.
This does what it's supposed to and holds my new radio securely into my car's dash. While it isn't the highest quality product I've ever used, it does the job and I don't foresee any problems with it. I'm glad that Crutchfield includes this since it would have been a pain, and probably cost some money, to get somethings from somewhere else instead.
I had never replaced a stereo myself before, so forgive me if I don't know the lingo- there's no hole for a bottom left screw when installing this in the 2003 Vibe, but everything else went in just fine. The real problem is that the dash cover doesn't completely close on the right side. Also, I had to cut the front face piece so that the face of the stereo could fold down for CDs
Pros: kinda fits
Cons: kinda doesn't fit
Fit in nicely in my Vibe. Easy install. Extra stuff on this but instructions were clear that not all holes/tabs would be needed.
Pros: Installation, looks fine
Kit went in easy.
Pros: The holes lined up perfect with the factory mounting holes. The radio fit perfect in the kit.
Cons: Several extra holes on the side of the kit needed to be removed so that the factory trip would fit.
My first one came in broke, the plastic mounting tabs are not very strong. Crutchfeild sent out another and I got the stereo installed.
Pros: Came with the new stereo at no extra cost.
Cons: Cheap and it doesn't fit the best (The factory bezel doesn't fully seat back to the dash) it is really close though
Great fit and looks great! Highly reccomended!
Pros: Fit, ease of install, looks great
Good fit. Instructions should indicate tabs must be removed to get dash trim back on.
Great kit. Had no idea that the Matrix and the Vibe were sister cars. Good thing that I had the kit or I could see myself having lots of installation problems. Once again, Crutchfield comes through.
Get that bulky, dim, stuffy, featureless factory stereo out of there and get something awesome instead. This unit installs easily and is a no-brainer. As a bonus you gain a storage space underneath for an iPod, remote or whatever else.
This item works fine. It just feels a bit cheap and isn't the most attractive thing. Had to remove a few of the included brackets so my screwdriver fit properly to tighten. This was no big deal though since they weren't needed. Gets the job done.
Great product. Easy to install and looks great. Would recommend to any Vibe or Matrix owner.
First, It probably works fine, but I did not attempt to install it. My wife and I both agreed after one look at it that it looked cheap and ugly. Thankfully, my car already had one of these installed with another aftermarket stereo. It was just little things like the exterior finish and the older one had beveled edges around the opening to the storage bay. Make no mistake, the previous one is just cheap plastic as well, but it looks worlds better than this one. I threw this one away. My car is not fancy (2003 Toyota Matrix), but this thing is ugly. I'm sure its mother loves it.
I have a 2008 pontiac vibe the installation was extremely easy. I love this product. I was initially alarmed as the side tabs kept the stereo cover from sliding into place. As another reviewer stated remove the tabs prior to installation.
What a great and easy setup. I now have an extra compartment to hold ....? whatever. Stereo fit perfectly and the whole thing went in very easily. It feels very secure after tightening everything down and is completely flush with dash. So nice not to have a stereo that says, "Hey I'm new in here, come look at me, check me out and get me out." It really looks like the stereo came with the car, only better looking than the OEM.
Extremely easy to install. Looks good. Does the job. Break off the pieces like the review below says. Instructions could be updated a bit to reflect this. I used a couple of washers to help straighten out the rear bracket.
This kit was easy to install and the instructions were straight forward. Break off excess mounting tabs to allow easier access to right side bottom mounting screw. It is easy to drop the screw if you don't have a magnetized driver. When you have the kit in place save the right bottom screw for last, then place the screw in front of the hole with your left hand by going over the top of the kit that way you don't have a balancing act by going through the front. Then bring your driver through the front while holding the screw in place with your left hand.
Crutchfield has been providing conversion kits for a long damn time.... they are my go to supplier for car stereo installation stuff. [ Greg Mar 25, 2017 ]
Ther original radio is big and this will make the installation look very professional since everything is cover and looks original :D [ jaime Mar 13, 2017 ]
So I could install it. [ Anna Mar 05, 2017 ]
Required for installation [ Stacee Jan 28, 2017 ]
supplied with kit [ JAMES Jan 13, 2017 ]
This item came free for the radio replacement to mount into the dash [ James Nov 26, 2016 ]
I needed this to install my new radio that is a single din and the factory one was a double din. Nice product and easy to install. [ Javier Sep 08, 2016 ]
It was included with my order automatically. I assume Crutchfield knows what its doing. [ Mark Mar 17, 2016 ]
its what fits [ Phillip Jan 29, 2016 ]