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Our take on the Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

When you order a car stereo or speakers from Crutchfield, we include detailed instructions on how to take apart your dash, and how to access and remove the speakers in your specific vehicle. We create these instructions by using information documented by our Research Team as they take apart vehicles to gather data for our comprehensive fit database. Keep in mind that the MasterSheet only covers removing the radio and speakers from your vehicle, and does not cover wiring up your new radio or the OEM color code. Wiring instructions are included with any harness that you purchase from us.

Doing it yourself?

When you order a car stereo or speakers from Crutchfield, we include detailed instructions on how to take apart your dash, and how to access and remove the speakers in your specific vehicle. We create these instructions by using information documented by our Research Team as they take apart vehicles to gather data for our comprehensive fit database. Keep in mind that the MasterSheet only covers removing the radio and speakers from your vehicle, and does not cover wiring up your new radio or the OEM color code. Wiring instructions are included with any harness that you purchase from us.

We attach these instructions to your shipping confirmation email; we'll include a printed version if you don't have an email address.

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Want to see what's involved first? Get the instructions now and we'll refund the cost if you buy a new in-dash receiver or car speakers within 60 days. Warranty: 60 days.

Clear and concise directions with good pictures for reference.

Jeff, Douglasville, GA

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions Reviews

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(2030 Reviews)

Great instructions!

Jeff from Douglasville, GA on 9/20/2017

2004 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Clear and concise directions with good pictures for reference.

Pros: A must-have for everyone installing new radios or speakers in their vehicle

Cons: None

Total waste of web bandwidth.

Tom from Ft Worth, TX on 9/18/2017

2010 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger
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I can't believe I wasted money on this. One page of information free on the web. The other 9 just provided information on how to use a screw driver. No information on actually wiring a replacement receiver.

Pros: Can now operate a screw driver

Cons: No useful information on wiring the radio.

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Anonymous from Las Vegas, NV on 9/16/2017

2017 Chrysler 300
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What a great time saver, excellent directions, save the frustration of breaking something through trail and error

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Clear and useful

Christian from San Diego, CA on 9/11/2017

2012 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Clear and easy to understand instructions along with useful photos. Made installation a breeze.

Pros: Useful photos Clear instructions

Cons: N/A

Helpful

Rob from Felton, PA on 9/9/2017

2012 Buick Verano
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Awesome instructions with pictures!

Pros: Great intructions!

Cons: None

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

David from Akron, OH on 9/8/2017

2011 Hyundai Santa Fe
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great guide on how to take apart your car . Would have never guessed the panels to remove and in what order with out the guide. This was a real Time saver.

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Kurt from Holland, MI on 9/1/2017

2011 Chevrolet Traverse
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good set of instructions ,was glad I got them ,but I wish it had more detail on installing a navigation radio ,and back up camera ,and the correct wiring path ,thats what I wanted to install ,but the the instructions for the taking out of the Bose radio was good

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helpful, but incomplete

Robert from Sioux Falls, SD on 8/27/2017

2011 Nissan Xterra

The guide for my vehicle gave useful information about disassembling the dashboard and accessing speakers, but it did not help to identify the backup wire, Vehicle Speed Sensor wire or parking brake wire - all of which are required for GPS head unit installation. You won't find this information in the wiring harness instructions either, so you will need to search internet forums or vehicle service manuals or just start testing everything with a multimeter until you find the information you need.

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Jhon from Vernon Hills, IL on 8/23/2017

2006 Mazda MPV
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Very detailed and helpful The only thing was that the instructions doesn't guide in how to find the factory subwoofer of my car. Other than that it was good

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carlos from New York on 8/19/2017

2005 Nissan Maxima
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Self-explanatory instructions step-by-step can't ask for anything more great for the price thank you Crutchfield

Pros: Step by step can go wrong

Cons: None

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Anonymous from Saratoga Springs, NY on 8/14/2017

2016 Ford F-150 Lariat
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Perfect for all 4 doors on a 2016 F-150.

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Out of my depth

Jodi R from Eugene, OR on 8/11/2017

2013 GMC Yukon XL
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ive never tried to install anything car audio and this was very helpful with all the photos and instruction.

Pros: extremely helpful, clear instruction, great for first timer.

Cons: Couldn't tailor to exactly what i was attempting to install.

Good information

Scott from Boston, MA on 8/3/2017

2015 Mazda 3
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Concise information for accessing the areas to install your speakers and connect to the factory head unit.

Pros: Detailed, concise, accurate

Cons: None

Alpine

Mike from Greensboro NC on 7/17/2017

1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E
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Hardware a little flimsy

Pros: Ease of use and quality of sound

Cons: Had trouble with mounting bracket. Alpine brackets are flimsy and this makes it hard to secure the unit properly.

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Steve K from Howard Beach , NY on 7/13/2017

2017 Honda CRV Touring
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Great info , especially that it's a new model. Great to help plan ahead when upgrading a brand new car.

Pros: Very detailed

Cons: Car is so new the touring model factory amp info is lacking

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Anonymous from Fremont, OH on 7/2/2017

2013 Chevrolet Impala
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very clear info

Pros: very clear info

Cons: none

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Anonymous from Foley,Al on 6/25/2017

2007 Hummer H3
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Easy assembly, great instructions

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Sheldon from CA on 6/15/2017

2006 Toyota Sienna
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Do Not Pay For These Instructions, installation instructions are generic and trim removal directions are easily searchable on the web and if you are going to attempt a DIY stereo install, you probably already know how to remove the trim pieces from your car. I thought this was going to be a comprehensive installation guide which includes how to do the wiring since the site asks for a lot of specifics about your car, down to the exact stereo spec. I only bought this because this was the guide that was included with the stereo bundle with the PAC and it would be a specific installation from receiver to PAC to vehicle.

Pros: trim removal description is vehicle specific but that is easily found on the web

Cons: generic installation instructions, doesn't even show sample wiring instructions

Very helpful

Matthew from Northfield, Ohio on 6/5/2017

2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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The directions can be a bit unclear, and color photos would make a world of difference, but all the necessary information was there

Pros: Photos with almost every step

Cons: Black and white pictures, wording could be a big clearer

Missing speakers?

Jeff from Belleview, FL on 5/27/2017

2004 Toyota Sienna
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It does not show front tweeter removal at all. You have to call in to get pictures and no step by step by step. I still dont know whats under speaker grill in center of dash. What shows is great. But there is too much missing.

Pros: Everything included so very good

Cons: Missing 3 of 7 speakers

Great product

Millard from Niagara Falls, NY on 5/24/2017

2013 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very clear showing you the steps necessary to remove existing radio and also speakers to assist in upgrading to another audio unit. The pictures are clear which will make mistakes a thing of the past.

Pros: Easy to use

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Darrien from Georgia on 5/24/2017

2005 Ford Expedition
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Crutchfield is always amazing helpful and my installs or always excellent

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Randall from Bella Vista, AR on 5/14/2017

2017 Jeep Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

never received any install instructions except for small print instruction included with product Had horrible experience installing head unit

Pros: none

Cons: alot

Crutchfield response on 5/17/2017 Randall, we're sorry to hear that you had problems with your installation. We send out the vehicle-specific installation instructions ahead of the order (as an attachment to your shipping confirmation email) so that you can familiarize yourself with the installation requirements before receiving your order. And if you ever run into any problems during the installation, don't hesitate to call our Tech Support team. They're standing by, seven days a week, and their help is free, as a benefit to our customers.

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Anonymous from Tulsa, OK on 5/3/2017

2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT
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Didn't have enough info to determine install compatibility. Was not worth the price. Might be ok when combined with instructions with unit purchase.

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Richard from Ohio on 4/30/2017

2012 Honda Accord
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Worthless information. It will describe where screws and clips are. There is no detailed Aufio information at all.

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Anonymous from Laramie, WY on 4/24/2017

2006 Toyota Tundra
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I never did receive the print copy, just a generic online set of instructions that does not represent any color wire I have in my harness (2009 Toyota Tundra with factory JBL audio system).

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Crutchfield response on 4/25/2017 We send out the vehicle-specific installation instructions ahead of the order (as an attachment to your shipping confirmation email) so that you can familiarize yourself with the installation requirements before receiving your order. And if you ever run into any problems during the installation, don't hesitate to call our Tech Support team. They're standing by, seven days a week, and their help is free, as a benefit to our customers.

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Marcel from Atlanta, Ga. on 4/18/2017

2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
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It was somewhat helpful. I was looking for a little more detailed stuff and would have rather the option for a video over printout. Not sure i would say it's worth the money but i thank you anyway for taking the time to make documents for the install. The Consummer

Pros: Documents came in handy

Cons: Not detailed enough. I wanted more. I would Prefer a video over the documents

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Todd from Columbus, OH on 4/13/2017

2005 Subaru Legacy
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Excellent directions. It made the job of uninstalling and installing a radio in my daughters car extremely easy. From beginning to end, it only took 1 hour to do.

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Anonymous from Columbia, MO on 4/12/2017

1997 Ford Club Wagon
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waste of money and time - when it gets to the part where you need certain information - it reads... refer to manual! heavy on speaker install / weak on stereo install info

Pros: makes a great paper airplane

Cons: waste of time and money

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Mason from Winters, CA on 4/6/2017

2015 Hyundai Elantra
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I always rely on the Mastersheet from Crutchfield to install stereos! It makes the install very easy. Instructions are clear and correct and the pictures are always helpful. Definitely worth the $$! Highly recommended!

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Anonymous from Logan, UT on 4/2/2017

1989 Ford Ranger
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what can i say this was awesome information

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Anonymous from Braddock, PA on 3/28/2017

2017 Ram Promaster City
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the instructions were a good guide helped the install go smooth and turned out great looks like professional did install

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made my honda odessy come alive with better sound plus hands free blue

chris from Turlock, CA on 3/28/2017

2007 Honda Odyssey
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crutchfield always have the best install instructions and tech help and great products

Pros: everything

Cons: none

Great Visual

Steve from Laguna Hills, CA on 3/17/2017

2016 GMC Canyon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Being that my vehicle is fairly new to market. This MasterSheet from Crutchfield was very helpful in the planning process for a speaker system upgrade. The pictures are a great visual on what to expect and give you the confidence to do it yourself.

Pros: Very helpful in the planning process

Cons: none

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Ric from Pittsburgh, PA on 3/10/2017

2006 Nissan 350Z
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This helped with the replacement of the factory head unit and door speakers...but not the rear speakers! The Roadster (convertible) doesn't have the same enclosure as the coupe. You only have instructions for the coupe which doesn't help me at all. I'm searching everywhere and can't find instructions for removing rear panel to get to the rear speakers in the Roadster! I have a pro audio guy from here in Pittsburgh doing the install but he's never had a convertible 350Z model.

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Cons: Doesn't cover removal of rear speakers on Roadster model!

Crutchfield response on 3/14/2017 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Helpful Instructions

Anonymous from New Orleans, LA on 3/10/2017

2007 Honda Accord SE
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Step-by-step instructions guide you through the process of removal of the factory radio unit and replacement of factory speakers. This was very helpful. I especially appreciate the recommendations provided for accessory tools that were essential to completing the job. Thanks again Crutchfield!

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Installation manuals a must

Gordon from Cincinnati, OH on 3/7/2017

2015 Fiat 500
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These installation manuals are a must and will save you a boat load of time and money. Even someone like me who designs this stuff and has installed car stereo for years needs these! Gordon, Wavelength Audio, ltd.

Pros: Easy to follow and outlines everything you need.

Cons: none

No Hastle Removal Instructions

Todd from Fresno, CA on 3/4/2017

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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These instructions are really nice. I just viewed them on my phone and pulled the radio out of my Jeep with no questions. Thank you Crutchfield.

Pros: Start to finish instructions. From body panel removal to correct wiring harness connections, every step is covered.

Cons: None for me.

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Anonymous from Orem, UT on 3/4/2017

2009 Nissan Versa

This review is for the 2009 Nissan Versa MasterSheet instructions. Everything about the stereo is pretty straight forward but the speakers are a different story. The instructions say that you need to drill 1/8th inch mounting hole. After examining it with the speakers attached to the speaker brackets I couldn't find anyplace where a new mounting hole was required. The bracket lined up perfectly with the factory speaker holes. I did have to drill a new hole though to re-route the speaker wires using a 3/4th drill bit, I went this big so I could get the speaker wire plug through it. The speaker connection for the factory speaker was in the front of the speaker, the connection on the aftermarket speaker was on the back of the speaker, out of the way so there was no where for the wire to connect to the new speaker. I wish these instructions were more specific for this car. I had to do a bunch of guessing. I hope Crutchfield re-examines these instructions and makes corrections to them.

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Crutchfield response on 3/6/2017 We're sorry you had problems during your installation. 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.

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Anonymous from Chantilly, VA on 3/2/2017

1997 Chevrolet Camaro
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Product was good made everything a lot more simple

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Very useful! Glad it came with it!

Anthony from Honolulu, HI on 2/24/2017

2013 Toyota RAV4

Almost perfect! Everything is accurate when trying to remove door panels and speakers. Only problem I had was trying to install tweets in the dash. Instructions were not clear enough to install them. Pictures on the MasterSheet had 2 wires showing when my toyota rav4 had 4 wires, there was also a mention of connecting the positive wires together but no color distinction was mention though I can't find any info on that in many site and forums so i guess its fine? Called support got a solution but holding off until I get the rest of my build.

Pros: Useful!

Cons: Why is it 10 dollars alone tho u get it free when u buy something

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Anonymous from New Berlin, WI on 2/21/2017

2011 Ford Explorer
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Easy to follow instructions

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Randy from Greenville,NC on 2/16/2017

2004 GMC Envoy
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Thorough....easy to follow...was very helpful.

Pros: Very easy to follow

Cons: None

Great detail information

Neal from Englewood, NJ on 2/14/2017

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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Excellent sheet to let you know your speaker set up very useful

Pros: Very helpful

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Ypsilanti, MI on 2/13/2017

2013 Ford Taurus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I don't have anything too review. Twice I've ordered the MasterSheet for my 2013 Ford Taurus and still haven't received it... In this day and age why aren't you simply e-mailing these sheets out rather than wasting time and money sending physical sheets.. If I can't get Crutchfield to send a couple of sheets of paper, why would I spend hundreds of dollars on car audio equipment!?

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Crutchfield response on 2/21/2017 We send out the vehicle-specific installation instructions ahead of the order (as a PDF attachment to your shipping confirmation email) so that you can familiarize yourself with the installation requirements before receiving your order. And if you ever run into any problems during the installation, don't hesitate to call our Tech Support team. They're standing by, seven days a week, and their help is free, as a benefit to our customers.

Exactly what I needed

KW from West Chester, Pa on 2/13/2017

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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This is exactly what I needed in order to install speakers into my 2017 Jeep's factory locations. Thanks.

Pros: Super detailed easy to follow instructions Helpful pics

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Los Angeles, CA on 2/11/2017

2010 Audi A3
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Excellent product. Even though they are given free with purchase, I always buy them first. The money is well worth seeing whether or not I want to take on the project or hire pros. These are excellent and I cannot think of any way to improve them.

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Helpful pics

Konan from Gig Harbor, WA on 2/10/2017

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

No wiring diagrams, but very detailed mechanical instructions.

Pros: Easy to read, helpful pics

Cons: No wiring diagrams

Explicit, detailed, illustrated installation manual!

Stephen from MN on 1/27/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent, succinct, explicit instructions accompanied by detailed photographs made my installation process a flawless event!

Pros: Detailed, simple instructions Clear illustrative photos

Cons: NONE! In concert with the head end unit's detailed installation instructions (and the Subaru Forester's straightforward design), the process was flawless: Not a single issue nor error, with what seemed like dozens of wiring interfaces that needed to be completed!

O.K.

Daniel from Springfield, MO on 1/25/2017

2007 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Somewhat informative, could be much better. I found online videos had better content and explanations

Pros: Lists some basic information

Cons: Not very detailed, needs better pictures

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Ron from CA on 1/23/2017

2006 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great instruction, made specifically for my vehicle.

Pros: Exactly what I needed!

Cons: None!

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Anonymous from Jayton, TX on 1/20/2017

2016 Ram 1500

this is not what I thought I was getting, as a free item its good , but to pay for it is not worth the price. Also when its free its titled different than when you pay for it but its the same thing.

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Anonymous from Topanga, CA on 1/18/2017

2014 Toyota RAV4
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Sorry, I cannot give a positive review for somrthing I never received.

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Crutchfield response on 1/19/2017 We're sorry to hear you didn't see your MasterSheet. We send out the vehicle-specific installation instructions ahead of the order (as an attachment to your shipping confirmation email) so that you can familiarize yourself with the installation requirements right away.

great help on spearkers

grant from Byron, GA on 1/12/2017

2008 Ford Fusion
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loved the help

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Anonymous from Satellite Beach, FL on 1/9/2017

2015 Nissan Quest
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This set of install instructions was very detailed and well documented. Great delivery via pdf, and awesome customer service.

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Darin from Orlando, FL on 1/3/2017

2014 Ford F-150 Raptor
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Helped out perfectly

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Worth the money!

Brad from Memphis, TN on 1/2/2017

2013 Hyundai Genesis
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Was definitely worth the purchase! Without these instructions, I would had probably broken one of the dash trims in my car!

Pros: Step by step removal of trim in the vehicle and how to.

Cons: There are not cons. If you don't have these, good luck and get ready to replace some pieces in your car.

Installation Guide

Ken from Chanhassen, MN on 1/1/2017

2001 GMC Yukon XL
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent! Really helped take the guess work out of how to dismantle the dash to install the stereo. Pictures really helped! Would definitely recommend!

Pros: Helpful diagrams. Takes guess work out of project.

Cons: None, worth purchasing!

MasterSheets need more information...

Derrick from Portland, OR on 12/30/2016

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used 2 different MasterSheets for 2 different cars and both had some information gaps that made me look online for different guides to show me the next step.

Pros: Gave a basic idea of what needed to happen.

Cons: The harder parts or harder to find screws/panels need to be described better and have additional pictures. Each car has it's challenges and when doing the install you learn each car from easy to hard. You should make sure to capture the hard ones or hard parts....

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

DON from PSL, FL. on 12/18/2016

2014 Chevrolet Sonic
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COMES IN VERY HANDY!!

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Install Manual

Dennis from Canton, OH on 12/17/2016

2004 Chevrolet Express
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The instructions look clear to me, and I can see that I can do the install myself. I will be ordering a new stereo after the Christmas rush.

Pros: Good instructions and clear enough that I know I can do the install with no problems.

Cons: n/a

Exactly what I needed!

Eddie from Warrensburg, MO on 12/13/2016

2009 GMC Sierra
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My overall experience was fantastic. I installed a new radio and front speakers using these instructions. Any negative feedback from other buyers is more than likely inexperience work on cars. Although they are simple to understand, proper tools and some experience will be necessary.

Pros: Simple to understand. Easy to understand pictures and graphs, I'm a visual learner so that's a huge plus.

Cons: A little on the pricey side for my taste.

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Alfred from Dearborn, MI on 12/10/2016

1996 Chevrolet Tahoe
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It wasn't worth the money I paid for instructions. I bought the installation instructions only to see if I could handle the installation of a new radio but I didn't them very helpful.

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Clint from Greenville, SC on 12/5/2016

2007 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Instructions are great to walk you through the process of disassembling your vehicle effectively.

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Great info!

BBB from Detroit, MI on 12/4/2016

1999 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great info! Couldn't have done the job without this info.

Pros: Great info on removing door panels to install new speakers.

Cons: Didn't show that the original speakers in my 2000 Escort only had 3 screws instead of 4, and that I would have to drill some holes to install the JBL replacements.

Not what I was expecting

Jeff from Castle Rock, CO on 11/19/2016

1999 Ford Mustang
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I was hoping for installation help for the radio I bought. The instructions did not have any wiring help or diagrams. It said to consult the manual for the radio. I wasted my money. I was able to use the internet to figure out how to wire the radio. This will be helpful if I ever decide to upgrade the speakers in the door.

Pros: It is helpful for removing speakers and your stock radio. It looks like it is helpful for installing new speakers.

Cons: No help wiring the radio during installation. No schematics or wiring diagram. A waste of money. I found the information I needed on the internet.

Crutchfield response on 11/22/2016 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.

Great buy for someone that don't know about car audio installation

Joe from Pasadena, MD on 11/5/2016

2005 Ford Expedition
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Very clear, easy instructions on every aspect of my vehicles audio system as far as removal and installation of new products!

Pros: Very clear easy to read great pictures and tells you what tools you need before even going to work on the car

Cons: None

Comprehensive!

Paige from Texas on 10/27/2016

2012 Ford Escape
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Everything i really need to know, saving me alot of guess work, cant be better!

Pros: Shows me tool sizes, and pry spots

Cons: Doesnt do the actual work for me, one can dream

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Robert from Sarasota fl. on 10/23/2016

2006 Lincoln Town Car
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It's o.k. but not detailed enough.

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Anonymous from Batavia, OH on 10/15/2016

2016 Ram 1500
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Wasn't quite what I was looking for. I was hoping to would have a wire diagram bur it didn't. It will prove very helpful though when i replace my speakers.

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Wasipson from Greenfield, IN on 10/6/2016

2006 Scion xB
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Very helpful and accurate.

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Left wanting more

Jim from Dallas, TX on 9/29/2016

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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I have been using and referring others to Crutchfield for years. Perhaps I got to rely too much on the accuracy and complete nature of the Master Sheets over time but I was disappointed by my most recent version for the 2014-17 Sierra/Silverado. As expected, the directions were spot on for dash and console disassembly and even access to speaker locations in the door panels BUT there were no wire ID schedules to guide navigating the factory wiring harnesses forcing me to search on vehicle model forums for info; even more unforgivable are the door panel assembly directions which are as follows: 10. "Test speaker operation and reassemble by reversing disassembly steps." The problem here is they left out small but vital steps to re-assemble the doors without causing damage to the vehicle. I ended up having to go online and watch a YouTube video on the topic after struggling for an hour and bending locking rods and door panel clips.

Pros: Handy to have out in the driveway with half the car taken appart

Cons: Save your time and money just watch a YouTube video for your specific vehicle.

Incredible Guide

Ryan from Woodinville, WA on 9/27/2016

2006 Dodge Ram 1500
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All of the information I find with Crutchfield is fantastic - and this guide is no exception. It is clear, concise, and ACCURATE! The only thing that could be added is someone here to actually turn the screwdriver. The photos are relevant and the easy step-by-step instructions gave me the confidence to do the install and know it was done correctly. Whenever I need audio installation or tutorials, I turn to Crutchfield first, and I have yet to not be able to find something to help or explain what I need. I just cant say enough how impressed I am with the level of detail and knowledge that is provided in an easy to understand format for people of all (or like me low) levels of skill and experience. Thanks Crutch!

Pros: Easy to read Excellent photos Accurate

Cons: I cannot think of any!

Very straightforward. Easy to follow.

Nathan from Perrysburg, OH on 9/26/2016

2013 Honda Fit Sport
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Instructions were very easy to follow. Lots of pictures and point-outs to help find the right screws and stuff.

Pros: Great istructions

Cons: None

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Zeyu from Austin, TX on 9/8/2016

2003 Kia Optima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It is a great guidance for removal and install of my car stereo system.

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Very helpful

Bigdaddy from Raytown MO on 9/2/2016

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The manuals that these guys do are very helpful everything you need to know to do your own work without blowing your truck up. I am definitely using these manual from now on.

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

ERIC from MO on 8/31/2016

2016 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had expected a worrying schematic specific to my vehicle but instead received a wiring 101. Very disappointed but expect the MasterSheet is useful to the absolute novice.

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Great info

Kurt from Ogden, UT on 8/24/2016

2000 Mitsubishi Galant
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These MasterSheets are always helpful. A great resource.

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These are not the instructions you are looking for

Kurtis from Los Angeles, CA on 8/23/2016

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

pretty much useless. I can't believe I paid for a "detailed" install guide.

Pros: Digital, we didn't waste a tree by printing this packet

Cons: you will find more information with a simple google search.

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

TIM from New Jersey on 8/7/2016

2015 Honda CR-Z
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great product. All the info I needed

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car sterio removal

melvin from South Bend, IN on 8/1/2016

1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

nice to be able to view from home pc

Pros: great got old stereo out with no damage to dash board

Cons:

Helpful instructions

Nigel from Oklahoma on 7/15/2016

2000 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased these instructions to help me get through installing a new stereo and speakers in my 2000 beetle I've never done it before and this provided key details that I didn't find anywhere else online. I will say that it didn't contain all of the info that I needed to install the equipment, but it was still really helpful. Thanks!

Pros: Easy to read, visuals for all directions included.

Cons: Only provides basic instructions for install.

Instructions Are Decent

Brian K from Philadelphia, PA on 7/13/2016

2013 GMC Acadia
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These instructions are decent, wish it went into detail in some areas but good for the most part...

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5 Star All the Way

Scott W from Pembroke, MA on 7/7/2016

2008 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It made the install of a head unit and speakers effortless and simple. Well done!

Pros: Contains everything you need to know and simple to understand instructions to remove and replace your audio system.

Cons: None

Not what I expected

DK from Houston, TX on 7/6/2016

2013 Chevrolet Corvette
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Gives basic info on taking the console apart and taking out the speakers, but nothing about installing the new radio or the wiring. They leave that to the instructions that come with whatever you buy.

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Radio Removal Directions

Duane from Holt, Florida on 7/6/2016

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Directions were very precise and easy to follow. I only wish I could get a precise assistance on putting in the new radio. I will be back if I have another job I need help with.

Pros: Easy to follow.

Cons: None

nice to have

genbud from Seattle, WA on 6/12/2016

2001 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

takes the guess work out of the project can have all tools ready to go.

Pros: helpful

Cons: none

Do not buy this product

Keyport from Tacoma, WA on 6/6/2016

2013 Kia Soul

Oh for negative stars.. I would NOT buy this product, and if you get it free with your order, DO NOT USE IT. The mastersheet is completely and totally wrong for my vehicle. It's recommendations has created damage to my vehicle. Do yourself a favor, and search out your car's service manual online.

Pros: None.

Cons: Completely wrong. Get a service manual. You won't regret it.

Crutchfield response on 6/7/2016 If you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially in a situation like this, please contact our Customer Support or Tech Support teams right away. They can help resolve any problem that arises. Lifetime Tech Support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Indespensable

Michael from Palmer, AK on 5/31/2016

2008 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Purchasing the install instructions for your vehicle should be a no brainier. It tells you the tools required and the how to. It can help you save time and money.

Pros: -Clear and concise. -Tools requierments -Step by step guide

Cons: None

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Rick A. from Woodland Hills, CA on 5/31/2016

2016 Nissan Frontier SV
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The installation guide is well written and gives clear instructions how to remove and install audio components. Lot of information for a small price.

Pros: Easy to follow with lots of pictures.

Cons: None

Don't wast your money

Greg from Springfield, IL on 5/25/2016

2003 Nissan 350Z
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased these instruct I ns because they were supposed to give detailed information about the installation including wiring. What a joke. No information about the factory wiring included. I found better information on the Web for free.

Pros: None

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Great Customer Service!

Heather from Sahuarita, AZ on 5/23/2016

2003 Lexus SC430
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Tech was great! Went above and beyond to help me!

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Very Easy to follow

David A from Long Island City, NY on 5/16/2016

2010 Toyota Prius
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was worried I would need professional to install my new head unit, but the instructions given by Crutchfield made it a breeze

Pros: Very Easy to follow

Cons: none I can think of

Great Instructions

Mike from North Liberty, IA on 5/15/2016

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This mastersheet is great. The pictures are clear and precise. And the instructions are simple bullet points. It was accurate and easy to follow. Thank you Crutchfield.

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Awsome

Jaimdogg from Riverside, CA on 5/13/2016

2005 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awsome, got this to install speakers on my moms truck, very easy with this MasterSheet.

Pros: Easy to read, pictures, tells all tools needed for install of any speakers.

Cons: Should say where and how many screws / bolts are in panels, dash etc. And where they are with morw pics. Still awsome.

Great tool

Frao VA from Alexandria, VA on 5/5/2016

2015 Fiat 500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great tool to help you install your system

Pros: Easy to read

Cons: Not a lot of photos on it

Best around

WB from Omaha, NE on 5/2/2016

2010 Chevrolet Silverado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crutchfield vehicle-specific install instructions are fantastic. Will save you a ton of time.

Pros: Clear -- great photos/diagrams

Cons: None

Severely Lacking

Anonymous from INDY on 5/1/2016

2005 Hummer H2 SUT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just look online. This "MasterSheet" doesn't even include information on the tweeters. Waste of money.

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This isn't worth anything.

linuxcav from Katy, TX on 4/24/2016

1999 Dodge Ram
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm not sure why people are rating this so high. The only thing I can think of is that Crutchfield is manipulating the results. If so, this is a one star review. This thing is a piece of junk. It doesn't give any useful information.

Pros: none

Cons: Its total junk.

Crutchfield response on 5/3/2016 These instructions typically cover radio and speaker removal and installation, which most people installing car audio gear do find helpful.

Anything Is Easy WhenYou Know How

Lee from Winter Haven, FL on 4/2/2016

2004 Dodge Grand Caravan
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The instructions were sufficiently detailed and vehicle-specific that I had the dashboard apart and the door panels off within minutes. Between the instructions and the vehicle-specific Metra installation parts it went so smoothly and looked/sounded so good when I finished that I felt like a professional

Pros: Accurate, detailed and illustrated.

Cons:

Jensen NAV RECEIVER

Gary J from Juneau, AK on 3/31/2016

2011 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Crutchfield company built their reputation on selling to do it yourselfers. This implys that the company will supply detailed installation instructions that clearly explain how everything goes together. In this case, the detailed instructions were first of all, not detailed and second, very poor. There is no overall schematic showing how all the parts go together and some of the tools needed to do the job were not provided. I am still working on doing the install. Not a pleasant experience.

Pros: Jensen is a well known name & hopefully their unit will work well when I get it installed.

Cons: Install is a major pain when you are working with very poor instructions and don't have needed tools.

Crutchfield response on 4/4/2016 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

VW Passat Instructions

Cat from san antonio, TX on 3/7/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The instructions were for the removal of the stock stereo and installation of a new pioneer app radio stereo. This was very basic and not too helpful. If changing speakers, this might be more helpful.

Pros: Easy to order and receive. Easy to read.

Cons: Not very detailed.

Great instructions

Raul from Greer, SC on 2/27/2016

2004 Lincoln Town Car
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great detailed instructions

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Crutchfield MasterSheet

Jerome L from crown point, IN on 2/24/2016

2006 Lincoln Town Car
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crutchfield master sheets are the best investment if you are planning to update your car entertainment equipment. From speakers to radios, it shows you the best and fastest way to go.

Pros: Makes life easier and installation must less challenging.

Cons: None

MasterSheet is a must!

CMA from Wilmington, NC on 2/22/2016

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

I used this to replace my factory front door speakers as well as my rear deck speakers. This was essential in the completion of my installation in a timely manner. Being a little mechanically inclined always helps but rather than waster time and so what there was to take off, this sheet helped me do this in a breeze!

Pros: Very easy and simple walk through instructions for speakers

Cons: None!

Mostly worthless

Tom A. from gaithersburg, MD on 1/28/2016

2001 Chevrolet Corvette
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

If all you need to do is remove your stereo from the car, this is the set of instructions for you. Installation ? Forget it. I understand there are many ways to install an aftermarket stereo. Some tips, hints, Something would be helpful. Crutchfield recommends a stereo, and components for this car, why not show how to install it ?

Pros: Great car stereo removal instructions. Perfect for the casual stereo thief.

Cons: Worthless for installation.

Crutchfield response on 2/1/2016 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.

The hardest part, made easy

jdr from Oregon on 1/16/2016

1986 Toyota Tercel
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Designing, selecting, wiring and installing a car audio system can be easy for someone with experience in other audio electronics hobbies - except for the part where you have to TAKE APART A CAR. That Crutchfield makes their vast expertise in dismantling dashboards etc. available to their customers has always struck me as going above and beyond for a mail-order retailer. I'm sure I've avoided a lot of costly mistakes by following the instructions on my master sheet. If I was more of a "car person" and less of an "electronics person", I might be disappointed that the master sheet doesn't include more details on wiring. I think a lot of the negative reviews are from people who don't have any problems figuring out where all 14 dashboard screws are, instinctively know that some pieces of plastic can be safely pried apart and others are best left alone, but don't know how to trace a wire from the factory plug to the left rear speaker. So, if you are OK with electronics stuff and clueless with car stuff, the Master Sheet is for you. If it's the other way around, be prepared to spend some time doing more research.

Pros: The info you need to take your car apart without destroying it in the process.

Cons: If you're expecting detailed wiring instructions, you won't find them here.

Not worth the wait

Disappointed from Alabama on 1/16/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I never received the mastersheet but figured out the installation easily without it

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Crutchfield response on 1/19/2016 We're glad to hear that you had no problems with the installation. We send out the vehicle-specific installation instructions ahead of the order (as an attachment to your shipping confirmation email) so that you can familiarize yourself with the installation requirements before receiving your order. And if you ever run into any problems during the installation, don't hesitate to call our Tech Support team. They're standing by, seven days a week, and their help is free, as a benefit to our customers.

Don't buy it!

Do it yourselfer from San Diego, California on 12/26/2015

2003 Kia Sorento EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Incomplete, superficial, not what you need. Not worth the price!

Pros: Easy to order, not easy to receive.

Cons: Deceiving.

Vehicle info

Eric A from Ohio on 12/8/2015

2013 Honda Ridgeline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Valuable info for dismantling your interior.

Pros: shows required tools and locations of fasteners

Cons: would be better if factory wiring info/locations were included

The installation

me33 from Texas on 10/26/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had no idea how to install rear 6x9 speakers in my car. The guide they sent to me via email really helped. I have completed my install which saved me about $100.00 The only reason I did not give a 5 star is there was a clip that had no explanation as to how I should "unclip it" still I am unsure of the proper way to do it but It left me with a choice of using a screwdriver to pry it apart or to cut the wire and redo it. Went with the screw driver method and got it to work. anything the book does not cover can be covered via calling Crutchfield. All that being said if you do not know what to do I recommend this.

Pros: - covers main subject matter clearly - anything not covered you can call them about - tells you what tools and socket sizes you need before you start the installation process - has some good picture references - I used this product with success

Cons: - could use 1 more picture explaining a clip I could not figure out by looking at it

Incomplete

Alex V from Pittsburgh, PA on 10/3/2015

2012 Subaru Impreza
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The MasterSheet were ok, what was in them was correct and helpful. I am more concerned with what was not in the MasterSheet - specifically any information on how to connect the brake switch wire.

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Crutchfield response on 10/5/2015 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 stereo installed and working! Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Great but Faster is Better

JasonC from Plymouth MA on 9/29/2015

2013 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The instruction are excellent but waiting days for the order to process and get it in an email is not great in this modern Internet Era.

Pros: Great Instructions

Cons: Slow Delivery via email

Good info

Andrew from Oklahoma on 9/29/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very insightful info about installing the speakers in the car!

Pros: Good info about speaker installation

Cons: Not enough insider tips about installing an aftermarket stereo

1996 Toyota Celica

StephL from Florida on 9/28/2015

1996 Toyota Celica GT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent diagram.

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Crutchfield Mastersheet

Drew Boy from Kentucky on 9/15/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Has everything you could ever need to know to install any audio equipment into any vehicle. Will buy for all my future vehicles as well.

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Big Helper

Mike McL from Virginia on 9/7/2015

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As a first time installer, I wasn't sure I could handle the project successfully by myself. I'm a reasonably handy person, but this was uncharted territory for me. I was expecting the "Master Sheet" to guide me literally step by step, but was a bit lacking I thought. The information was correct, while not being as minutely detailed as I expected it gives the info needed. In addition any questions you may have are quickly answered by Crutchfield's oustanding techs.

Pros: Couldn't have done it without it.

Cons: None, really.

Nah...

CJ-Lew from Florida on 8/5/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The process to order was pretty easy, except the fact that I never received the MasterSheet. Don't worry, I figured it out anyway. Pretty disappointing.

Pros: Easy to order

Cons:

MasterSheet Review

Furman T from Florida on 7/20/2015

2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Classic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very detailed and informative

Pros: Excellent material

Cons: none

Crutchfield Master Sheet

Chris from Colorado on 7/7/2015

2012 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great, but it would be helpful if it included specifications and dimensions of all of the factory equipment.

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Quite useful

Anonymous from Paris, KY on 6/25/2015

2006 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This a very useful information tool. Perhaps they detailed this point in the ordering process, but I didn't realize it was a digital copy Only It's not that big of a deal, but I would have appreciated a physical copy, so I wouldn't have had to use my own paper and ink. The product itself was useful, but maybe could have used more and clearer pictures.

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master sheet honda accord

tp from gaithersburg, md on 6/22/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

there is nothing bad about the master sheet except the process to obtain one. Given it can be sent electronically having to call someone to order it and a 24 hours or so processing time after purchase makes it less desirable. Also i noticed that almost all (if not more complete) insturctions in the master sheet are available in articles on the site....makes it a hard pill to swallow paying 10 dollars for it.... otherwise i love how much info especially related to car audio installs but also home audio is available from crutchfield...they operate out of my home town but as a company my unbiased opinion is they are awesome to work with.

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Not really what I was expecting..

Joseph from Texas on 6/18/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is only useful if you know absolutely Nothing about your vehicle. I thought that the MasterSheet was a full step-by-step guide through your entire install, including wiring, with plenty of pictures. They ask a lot of questions beforehand about your vehicle and what kind of install you're doing and say each MasterSheet is vehicle specific. I was disappointed to receive a mere 15 page PDF with partial information and black and white photos. Why ask so many Specific questions about my '12 Ext Cab just to send a "07 and up" with generic info. This really only shows how to prepare your vehicle for the install(remove old stereo etc), but not much on the actual install of your new stuff. Generic information like that is available on tons of other resources for free. There's a few footnotes about wiring but not near enough to really be helpful. The idea here is good, just needs work. I understand that each install is custom to a point, but a full walkthrough of a common install for the vehicle would've been much more helpful.

Pros: Good buy if you don't even know where to start.

Cons: Not an install guide. More of a removal guide with brief notes on install.

Not worth the money!

Jeremie from Chesapeake, Va. on 6/10/2015

2011 Ford F-150 STX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I would have rated it lower than one star but couldn't. I thought I was buying a MasterSheet? It should include a wiring diagram in a MasterSheet not just a few pictures of how to remove dash panels! I even had an electrician say the same thing.

Pros: If your a moron and can't use the Internet to find pics and videos of what you need then this is great I guess.

Cons: Waste of money only includes a few pics and instructions. Either I already new how to do it, found it on the Internet or the instructions were included with the other products I purchased for the install.

What the Dr ordered!

Anonymous from Wilmington, De on 6/3/2015

2012 Volkswagen CC
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This master sheet was exactly what I needed to find out how difficult it would be to do the install myself. It also gave me a preview of what the doors would look like so that I could fabricate brackets and look at dynamat placement beforehand. Well done, Crutchfield!

Pros: All the info needed

Cons: None

Very Helpful

NikolasV from Connecticut on 6/1/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed a Pioneer AVH-4100NEX into my Mercedes-Benz C240 and this MasterSheet was extremely helpful. It was able to tell me all the ins and outs of my car. Things I didn't even know existed in terms of panel removal, what tools I needed, etc.

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Master Sheet for VW Jetta

DennisH from Washington on 5/31/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Master Sheet was very detailed. I purchased the Master Sheet first to gauge the difficulty of the job. Later I purchased the speakers from Crutchfield. Without the Master Sheet I would not have attempted this and would have paid well over $100 to have a shop do the install.

Pros: Very detailed including tools needed.

Cons: none

MasterSheet (2001 Toyota 4Runner)

Michael F. from California on 5/28/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The MasterSheet is very helpful in removing the factory OEM stereo from the vehicle. However, I was in hopes that it would have contained the information pertaining to the wiring identification / hookup.

Pros: Useful in removing the stock OEM stereo from the vehicle

Cons: Does not contain wiring identification / hookup

F150 mastersheet

Rt willis from Michigan on 5/6/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The MasterSheet was helpful to a point, I was able to remove the front panel and stereo with instructions from the mastersheet's help. But, what I was really hoping for was more wire identification ie. Color and location for speaker and amp tie in.

Pros: Photos were helpful

Cons: Could have been less generic and more model specific.

Ford Explorer 2000 2 dr.sport Problem

Michael51 from Arizona on 5/1/2015

2000 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Well had a problem with the radio install for my Ford Explorer 2000 2 dr.sport ,the U shaped wires did not pull the radio out,heard the "click" but no go ,so removed the dash and radio all in one pc,pushed clips from the side and it slide out .Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness was easy- color to color . The plastic slide(in the dash for the radio) had a lip around the back edge,(Pioneer FHX-720BT 2-DIN CD Receiver) radio would not slide in ,had to cut the lip off ( not hard to do with a razor knife) Metra 95-5817 Double DIN Installation Dash Kit worked well ,good fit ! So all and all the Crutchfield MasterSheetT was very helpfull ,I would buy it again, my explorer was exception to the rule . Front speaker only had 3 screws ,they didn't put in 4 .I was prepared for Murphy he's family after 60 + years LOL ! Hope this helps. GOTTA LOVE FORD !

Pros: tools,clear step by step, screw location and type .Picture good

Cons: some trucks are different .

2008 Honda Civic LX Sedan

JohnM from California on 3/11/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is the second time I've used these MasterSheets. I really like how they are well written with included diagrams (the pictures are very helpful). It takes the guesswork out of trying to figure how to take your dash apart. Thanks Crutchfield!

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Master sheet

Steve from 45371 on 1/11/2015

1996 Toyota Camry
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Accurate master sheets, such as these, are an absolute requirement for a successful install.

Pros: Accurate, illustration supported directions.

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

NoahG from Louisiana on 12/31/2014

2007 Pontiac G6
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Gave me the instructions I needed in order to install aftermarket head unit and speakers. 5/5 would reccomend to a friend.

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Great Source Of Information

Bashar from Minnesota on 12/30/2014

2005 Buick Century
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a great source of information. I would not be able to install my back speakers in my 2005 Buick Century without the explanations in this Sheet. I bought it sepreately even.

Pros: Clear details with drawings and figures

Cons: None

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

wayne r. from Winthrop WA on 12/26/2014

2006 Nissan 350Z
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Love the service

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Master sheet

Brad from Strum, WI on 11/30/2014

2005 Ford Five Hundred
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Invaluable. I would not have been able to do the install without it.

Pros: Very clear

Cons: none at all

Job done correctly

John from MO on 8/6/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The manual was ordered for replacing speakers in the doors or a 2005 Chevy Cav. Got them replaced, and I also got to replace the back speakers, and even the headunit. Because those instructions were also included. It wasn't my first time using it, I also used a manual from MasterSheet for my 2008 Liberty. For the price, you can't beat it for a job done the right way. You go into a task with confidence when you haven't messed with the task previously. Just as long as you have the MasterSheet.

Pros: Pictures, step by step instructions, how to do more than just what you originally ordered the manual for, pdf file so you don't have to have a bunch of papers to deal with, price is worth every penny, gets the job done

Cons: none

Master sheet

bikeskiut from Utah on 7/2/2014

2001 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great resource. The master sheet made installing my stereo and speakers so much easier. The description and pictures were so nice to have and are a valuable item that Crutchfield provides!

Pros: Makes installation easy and fast!

Cons: None

1993 Volvo 240 Install

Dave from Norheast PA on 6/6/2014

The MasterSheet for the Volvo 240 (1993) was good as far as it went. What it didn't include was details about how to access the harness and connector connected to the external amplifier. Since the stock external amplifier is bypassed with this install, access to that connector is necessary. The wire harness set included the correct connector for it, but said that it was located below the steering column. On this model, it is actually located below the HVAC controls in the center console, and is little tricky to get to and remove. Thankfully a person who reviewed the wire harness provided the necessary information in their review.

Pros: Procedure that was described was accurate.

Cons: An essential part of the installation procedure was omitted.

Mastersheet Goodness

Bryan P. from 37686 on 3/12/2014

2009 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This little gem helped more than I thought it would. My wife has an 09 Ford Escape XLT and it has very well hidden points of contact on the interior. Plus, I was unfamiliar with the car so I didn't really know where to begin with taking the dash out. I swear I had the head unit out inside of 4 minutes. It may seem a little pricey, but if you're at all unsure about how to go about your install, this is the ONLY way to go. It will tell you up front exactly the tools you need, as well as any tips or tricks they deem relevant. The best part is, it covers every part of the stereo, so if need to know how to pull out the door speakers later, that's included too. The only thing I could say negative about the whole process, is that it wasn't possible to buy this online, I had to call them and order. The guy I spoke to was good, and the transaction was over fast, but I was told the sheet would come in the confirmation email and it didn't. I had to call them back and get it emailed to me because I had a very limited amount of time to work with. That turned out to be a wise move, because I didn't officially even get the mastersheet until 2 days later. Something to work on guys.

Pros: Extremely comprehensive and accurate

Cons: a bit pricey difficult to purchase

Awesome

Julio from Castlerock, CO on 3/7/2014

2001 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm a do it yourselfer and with the MasterSheet it gave me everything I needed to know to make sure I did not break any panels while removing them. It gave me detailed instructions and even had images to go with them. Awesome product.

Pros: Detailed instructions Easy to understand Visual help

Cons: None

Master Sheet For Ford F-150

A. Dickerson from Sugar Land, Tx on 2/1/2014

2005 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Ford F-150 Master Sheets

Pros: Easy to download & follow, more than worth its weight in gold

Cons: None that I can determine

Simple and worth the money

Scott from Logan, UT on 1/28/2014

1997 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

For the money, this saved me a lot of time and hassle. The diagrams are simple and there was a diagram for every audio part in the truck. I could have found similar information had I looked hard enough on the internet, but that is never guaranteed, nor as well done. I had a minor issue getting it e-mailed to me (the automated system took 48 hours), but I called in a after 3 hours and they were able to e-mail me one manually so I could get started.

Pros: Simple easy to understand diagrams

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Steve from Belleview, FL on 1/27/2014

This sheet is great. Had every bit of info I needed for a clean, quick, and simple install of everything.

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2005 Tundra Master Sheet

Adam C from Chesterfield, VA on 12/31/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The MasterSheet provided me with step by step directions to install my aftermarket door speakers. Very easy to follow. I will keep the MasterSheet so when I replace the factory deck, my install will go smoothly. Two thumbs up!!!!

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Merrix w from smyrna,ga on 7/17/2013

2004 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It was a basic master sheet that shows you how to install head unit and speakers. I thought it would have given me more details on the vehicles wiring. But it's cool

Pros: Good for a beginning do it yourselfer.

Cons: I thought it would have been more detailed

Didnt come with the speakers I purchased?

Fred A from Azle, Tx on 7/11/2013

For some reason crutchfield didn't include these with my purchase. I had to look up how to remove the door panel off of my 93 ranger on YouTube. Somewhat simple process but instructions would have been nice.

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does just what it says

faar from austin, tx on 7/3/2013

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

visual & printed instructions tell you exactly what you need to do. exactly as advertised & done very well.

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So easy

ron from Morrisville, Pa on 7/1/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The mastersheet made installing the door speakers very easy. This is I will always try to purchase my gear from crutchfield.

Pros: Everything is positive A++++ company.

Cons: Absolutely none

MasterSheet 2000 VW Jetta

Anonymous from Payson, Utah on 6/27/2013

2000 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Overall a great help. It would be more helpful to include specifics on wiring connections/connectors for us novice installers. Component speakers are definitely more challenging and it would be nice is the mastersheet helped address the installation of such products more specifically.

Pros: Easy to understand and comprehend.

Cons: See review aboce

makes life on install for most much easier.

VinnyinRI from Cranston, RI on 4/7/2013

Takes the hassle out of install. I'm not good with electric at all and this helped out a lot along with the wiring harness.

Pros: Easy to follow

Cons: none

Good Stuff

BrianD from St. Clairsville, OH on 3/8/2013

Everything went together the way it was displayed.

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Anonymous from Atlanta, GA on 3/8/2013

Step by step easy to follow directions.

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Great Instructions

Mark S from Tulsa, OK on 3/7/2013

Clear, easy to follow, pictures very, very helpful.

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Perfect

SS from il on 3/2/2013

Perfect. All of the instructions and photos were of my exact car (2005 Pontica Grand Prix). No guess work at all. Thanks

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You need this

happy_pilot_guy from Columbus, OH on 3/1/2013

The instructions are excellent. You gotta have-em

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info

G D. from mich. on 2/25/2013

the mastersheet,is a must. it has everything ou need to know,makes the so much easyer thanks to you.

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Excellent Instructions

ratchis2 from Birmingham, AL on 2/23/2013

Clear and concise instructions.

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Crutchfield MasterSheet

Luis from Orange Park, FL on 2/22/2013

This was the first time purchasing from Crutchfield, I will most certainly be making all my future purchases from them. The little things that no one else thinks of or cares to think of are what I notice. I received these instructions via email and with my product without even asking for them. Made my install so easy and quick.

Pros: Detailed exactly for my car

Cons: none

Crutchfield MasterSheet

Phil from Queen Valley, AZ on 2/21/2013

Good information.

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2005 Mitsubishi Lancer ES

lewsays from Mesa, AZ on 2/20/2013

Very nice to have some instructions specific to my vehicle and the photos were basically accurate. It would have been 5 stars if it included the detail about needing to ground the aftermarket head unit. Apparently the stereo in the '05 Lancer is grounded through the chassis of the stereo, so grounding the new unit was needed. Not a deal breaker, just had to get some extra connectors to get it done.

Pros: Good basic instruction set for the receiver and speaker installation. Included in the price on my purchase.

Cons: Missing info on grounding for the '05 Lancer.

2003 Eclipse

Jim from Shawnee, KS on 2/20/2013

Excellent, worked perfect.

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Anonymous from Austin, Tx on 2/20/2013

Great info for easy install

Pros: Easy install

Cons: None

Great guide

Todd K from Colorado Spgs, CO on 2/20/2013

No issues. Very clear instructions.

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easy to follow

aj from Valmeyer, IL on 2/19/2013

Everything worked exactly as noted.

Pros: Great to keep the install fees in your pocket.

Cons: Too bad for the chain stores.

Very helpful, but needed internet for more help

Anonymous from Laramie, WY on 2/19/2013

Good overall; however, when detaching vent wires didn't say where they were. I had to get on a subaru forum to find out that they're way in the back, and if you get down next to the gas pedal and look up, you can see one section of the vent.

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Not as clear as expected

CW from Quad Cities, IA on 2/19/2013

The basics of the instructions were good but there were details about the installation that were not. I had to call customer support a few times to figure out that some wires needed to be cut so to bypass the harness.

Pros: Descriptive, pictures helped.

Cons: Not complete.

You guys rock

Happy guy from Ferrysburg, MI on 2/19/2013

You guys rock! I used to pay to have radios installed till I heard about cructhfield this took me 20 mins start to finish and was just like the master sheet said it would be! No surprises!

Pros: Great!

Cons: None

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Anonymous from Venice, CA on 2/19/2013

Instructions seemed easy, but ended up being superfluous because my speaker grills popped off. No door disassembly required. Still, C'field guidance is always top notch.

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Well Done

Patrick A from Duluth, MN on 2/18/2013

Unless you can find a detailed post outlining your specific install, on your specific vehicle, with pictures, this is the best you can get.

Pros: Excellent

Cons: None

Helped with the installation.

David from Phoenix on 2/18/2013

The illustrations were good, would have definitely used if I did not know what I was doing.

Pros: Works great.

Cons: none

2006 Impreza Master Sheet

Augie from Boone, NC on 2/18/2013

Perfect and easy to use

Pros: Easy to use, and understand

Cons: N/A

Wiring Harness Diagram

Bob J from MN on 2/18/2013

Master sheet was excellent on the stereo Install. However Master sheet fails to show the wiring diagram from The Crutchfield provided harness to the Ford Harness. Pioneer owners manual was cryptic to say the least. Finally we just matched colors and everything worked. Which is a tribute to Crutchfield for getting this right.

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Cons: Simple statement in the master sheet just to match wiring colors because Crutchfield knows what it is doing would have worked for me.

Instructions

Mike from Westminster, MD on 2/17/2013

Simple...These are the greatest things since sliced bread!

Pros: Very detailed for all versions

Cons: none

helpful

Anonymous from lakeville, MN on 2/17/2013

good and helpful information

Pros: easy to read

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Master Sheet for 2003 Honda Accord

midlc from Fenton (St. Louis) MO on 2/16/2013

Unfortunately, like the web site re fit of my speakers in my car, expectations were not met. Only 2 of four mounting holes in the speakers line up with the tapped receivers in the rear deck, and the factory grills will not fit over the replacement speakers without non-minor modification.

Pros: Provides general instructions that give one a good sense of the depth of the job.

Cons: Doesn't accurately relay modifications needed to the car -- sets the expectation that none are needed, when in fact, they are.

Generic but easy to understand and work with.

B.J. from Placerville CA. on 2/15/2013

Easy to understand and work with.

Pros: same as review.

Cons: none

Great for Removing Factory Equipement

Anonymous from Atlanta GA on 2/14/2013

The Mastersheet was great for removing the Factory Equipment not so much for installing the new system. Then again maybe that's the whole point.

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Not entirely accurate

erwin from Austin, TX on 2/14/2013

While this mastersheet can serve as a guide, you cannot use it as a step-by-step instruction sheet for a 2005 Santa Fe. There were several omissions, misstatements, and misguidance. For example, do not use a 90 deg screwdriver where indicated. A phillips straight screwdriver is much easier. I feel for anyone who tried to use a 90 screwdriver, especially if they went and purchased one on advice fo the mastersheet. Also, the climate control panel comes out by prying at the top edge of the top 2 corners, not by the sides of the 4 corners as the instructions state (or imply, I don't have them in front of me). There were other inaccuracies, but I can't remember the details now. In short, skim the mastersheet for a general guide to the steps involved, but don't waste time trying to follow the steps verbtim (unless your vehicle matches the photos exactly, mine did not).

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easy as 123

Jeffs from cincinnati oh on 2/13/2013

The only way it couldve been easier is if I had someone install my head unit themselves. Great step by step instruction, tells you exactly what tools you WILL need and no surprises. I HAVE NEVER EVER EVER installed any kind of head unit or speakers before and really not the most mechinally sound individual but it really was that easy. I wish Crutchfield did these instructions for marriage! Thanks Crutchfield great tool

Pros: everything

Cons: none

General help

Anonymous from Mont Belvieu, TX on 2/12/2013

Nothing special, not really useful for anyone who has any form of back ground of auto electrical.

Pros: None

Cons: None

These are the sheet.

Note E from Cotati, CA on 2/12/2013

Invaluable, simple, the key to a successful install.

Pros: You would never find the screws or clips without it.

Cons: None.

MasterSheet

Michael from Petaluma, CA on 2/12/2013

Not having the joy of installing a car radio before I found the MasterSheet indispensable. Easy to follow and understand.

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Mike from Anderson, IN on 2/11/2013

Was a wonderful tool to have. It made the removal of the old radio and installation of the new so much easier.

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Anonymous from Modesto, CA on 2/11/2013

You need to write up new instructions for 2003 Ford F250. I had to figure out installation on my own.

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Paul from Forney, TX on 2/10/2013

very helpful

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Anonymous from Longmont, CO on 2/10/2013

very helpful, I had other internet input which also helped.

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Antonio from Ca on 2/9/2013

Excellent and very informative

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very helpful to anyone

Anonymous from RI on 2/9/2013

Very helpful made job even easier

Pros: Free doesnt get any better

Cons: None

Helped with part of the product install

Parrish from Monticello , Ky on 2/9/2013

Good for the install with the iPod adapter I purchased but not for the amplified sub woofer I purchased. Of course it's not advertised to help with wiring issues anyway, so it helps with the basics.

Pros: For basic install help it's invaluable, it's not much use for wiring issues but its not advertised to be.

Cons: Not much use for issues beyond basic install

Crutchfield MasterSheet

Harsand from Puerto Rico on 2/9/2013

Excellent

Pros: Very useful

Cons: None

Not complete

jiminkirkland from kirkland, WA on 2/8/2013

Seems like a good idea but-----. Not particularly complete for an installation of my Kenwood x596 into a Honda Element. After installation I found that I had really poor AM/FM reception and was quite dissatisfied with the radio. After I called Crutchfield Support I found that a particular blue wire was NOT supposed to be wired to a particular blue wire but to a blue/white wire. So, out came the radio again. Why couldn't that have been noted in the instructions?

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Steve M. from Drexel Hill PA on 2/8/2013

The sheet had great info. the speakers were not well sized. they recomend 5.25 speakers to fit all locations. The rear adapter did not fit perfectly as i had to drill new holes in the rear deck to attach the adapter plare

Pros: great info

Cons: needs updating

Thanks for including this!

Mariam from Brookings, SD on 2/7/2013

I have not used the instructions myself. I have asked professionals at a local Audio shop to install this for me, however, I know that they have followed the instructions very carefully and it definitely had made it easier to complete the install much faster. So, thanks so much!

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Love the detail

Naoya N from Vero Beach, FL on 2/7/2013

Great details and drawings. You can't go wrong with these in hand.

Pros: Very informative

Cons: -None-

Great addition to the purchase from Crutchfield

Matt from IN on 2/6/2013

Nice

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This is why I buy from Crutchfield!

Gorilla W from NC on 2/6/2013

I have never attempted to install a set of speakers of a stereo in to a car. I was sent detailed instructions on how to install 4 speakers and a stereo into my '08 Mazda 3 and I did so for the first time ever without ease. I ran into one little issue while connecting my old speaker harness to the new ones I bought. I called the Crutchfield help line on a Saturday morning and was given a very quick answer to my question. Awesome! These instructions saved me nearly $300 on doing it myself instead of paying someone else to do it. After I got everything installed I couldn't believe that people would charge this much to install a stereo and 4 speakers. Crutchfield rules!

Pros: Allows anyone with zero experience simple and clear instructions to do the work.

Cons: None

Nearly useless

Alissa from Madison, WI on 2/6/2013

I'm not sure why this is "worth" the price. The directions were nearly useless and if you had no other resources, would be completely useless. I found forum posts specific to my car that were MUCH more detailed and helpful. Getting this for free was not a perk, but a waste of paper, and pretty much just a marketing gimmick. What would be better to include would be step by step directions on how to take apart the dash and how to actually connect the wires for the wiring harness. In this day and age, there are better resources out there.

Pros: Will make great kindling when grilling season starts up again.

Cons: Nearly uselss.

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

rlb3 from Dundee, MI on 2/5/2013

Awsome instructions, no steps were skipped.

Pros: Very descriptive

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Made it so easy

Nazario from Kansas on 2/5/2013

Made it so easy to install the new speakers. Step by step was easy to follow.

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Instructions/manuals

Mark W. from Valley City, OH on 2/4/2013

The service @ Crutchfield only continues to improve over the years, makes me wonder why anyone would ever purchase elsewhere. I almost felt guilty for the service I received for such a modest purchase. Your company is a wonderful balance of customer service/brick and mortar/catalog only enhanced by the internet and yet NOT created because of the web...

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Crutchfield MasterSheet

Brandt from Hemet, CA on 2/4/2013

Better than a U-tube video i looked up.

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Good

Anonymous from Fosston, Mn on 2/3/2013

It was good fairly easy to follow.

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Not helpful

Anonymous from Oklahoma City, OK on 2/2/2013

The master sheet is useless. It shows how to take old radio out, nothing more. May be helpful to some but not most. Installation/ wiring help would be more appreciated.

Pros: None really

Cons: It's a sales pitch. Master sheet is useless

Master sheet

Cosmic Silverback from Austin, TX on 2/1/2013

Very useful, thanks Crutchfield.

Pros: Makes taking apart dash and doors easy.

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Easy does it.

Ben236 from Florida on 2/1/2013

Without, something may break.

Pros: Screenshots and written instructions are right on point.

Cons: none

Helpful!

RonF from Lake Charles, LA on 1/31/2013

I would rate the directions as being very helpful.

Pros: Covered almost everything you needed to know on how to remove panels and install new speakers

Cons: Lack photo description on how to remove the door release cable from bracket and unplugging electronics

Nothing left to doubt

Bill from Omaha, NE on 1/31/2013

Clear instructions leave nothing to doubt. Every step laid out with text and diagrams. It might help to have a little previous experience with wiring, but that would just make it faster. Even a complete noob will get the job done with the MasterSheet.

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Mastersheet is Awesome

JeffP from Poquoson, VA on 1/31/2013

Can't beat the Crutchfield MasterSheet. If you are at all handy or have installed a car stereo before. this document will get you through the rough parts. I did have to make a call to tech support... However Crutchfield tech support is top notch! This MasterSheet combined with Phone support saved me $350 in installation costs.

Pros: Good photos. Good instructions. Very valuable. Could not have done this install myself without it.

Cons: Could be a little more specific to the exact vehicle, but I understand the need to consolidate and not have thousands of different versions of the MasterSheet. Any cons are negated by great Crutchfield phone support.

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

JamesN from Louisville,KY on 1/31/2013

by using the mastersheet it was so much easily to install the unit

Pros: the mastersheet was great

Cons: none

Perfect

David from Huntsville Alabama on 1/31/2013

Easy to understand. Saved me a load of cash.

Pros: Easy

Cons: None

Ford Focus Install

J@C from CT on 1/29/2013

Guide was not clear or accurate on the guide. Could not find the location of one screw. I called for help and the tech could not see it untill he called around. We found the one screw on the inside of the dashboard on the passenger side near the air vent. A second concen was, more screws needed to be removed for the In dash receiver panel to come off. [4 screws at the base of the panel, below the duel 12v plug adapters.]

Pros: If it wasn't in the master worksheet, I could call [When I did call the Tech was very helpful!]

Cons: Missing some detailed procedures

Good Instructions--very helpful

Bill T from Detroit, MI on 1/29/2013

Very good instructions...helped a lot!

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Helpful for the DIYer

Chris from Valdez, AK on 1/28/2013

Good descriptions and helpful for the DIY people

Pros: Good photos and descriptions

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99% Accurate

Mike from San Ramon, CA on 1/28/2013

Great job with the install sheet - a couple of minor points... if you have the "fold-down rear seats" there is no need to remove them, you can just fold them down to get them out of the way for the speaker install. Also, the wiring harness for the radio does not activate the illumation dimmer / night-time lighting that normally activates with the car headlights on the radio.

Pros: solid, easy to follow- instructions

Cons: no mention of how to deal with the fold-down rear seat

Master sheet

KJ from Utah on 1/27/2013

Good instructions helped me to connect the sub in my jeep wrangler.

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Good Overall

Dave from KS on 1/27/2013

Instructions were good for getting the factory deck out.

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Master Sheet

Anonymous from O Fallon, IL on 1/27/2013

What a great tool. Able to complete install in less than 30 min thanks to the master sheet.

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Master sheet for Ford Taurus

Garry from Windsor Va. on 1/27/2013

Master sheet helped a lot. Great instructions.

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Crutchfield MasterSheet

Gary from Mt. Holly, NC on 1/26/2013

Instructions for door panel removal were better than GM manual. Great detailed pictures for bracket and speaker instllation. Crutchfield has it all together!!!

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2000 Tundra w/JVC KW-AV70BT

Mr. Bill from N CA on 1/26/2013

The instructions were complete and clear. However in my case there is one instruction "use a long screwdriver to remove the factory amp..." Not only can you NOT use a long screwdriver to do this, it requires a philips screwdriver no longer than 3/4 in. I resorted to buying a special screwdriver after two hours of knuckle busting and swearing.

Pros: Complete

Cons: Undoable

Accurate info, but not a requirement

Nick Danger from Southwest FL on 1/25/2013

I had a SiriusXM after-market radio installed professionally in my '06 Chrysler Sebring convertible. ( Installer did not even look at this material.) There is good info included regarding speaker installation. Just wished that more specific installation material was included for a convertible, because the first time I lowered the top, the radio stopped working, and I received a message- loss of antenna signal. (Now, I have to go back & have the installation checked out.)

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Joey from Fallbrook, CA on 1/25/2013

I already knew what i was doing so i didnt need it. But i did look at it, seems like good information for people that dont know exactly what to do.

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Crutchfield MasterSheet

LB from KANSAS on 1/25/2013

DIDN'T MATCH UP EXACTLY BUT COMMON SENSE MADE IT WORK

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master sheet

Bill from Lusby, MD on 1/25/2013

Easy to follow instructions made it a breeze to match wiring. I would recommend Crutchfield to all my friends and family. Thanks

Pros: Easy to read

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Great

Mike from Dothan, AL on 1/25/2013

All the info you need. Never disappointed with Crutchfield.

Pros: Great info

Cons: None

"04" Dodge Durango MasterSheet

Mike L. from Smithtown, NY on 1/25/2013

The master sheet for installing the sets of speakers for my 2004 Durango was an excellent tool in helping me get the job done right and quickly. The information was detailed and the pictures also are a great help and very detailed. The install went just as described with nohitches at all.

Pros: Very Detailed instructions with pictures to help in doing the de-install as well as the installation of Stereo, and all speakers,

Cons: none

Didn't really help that much

Danny T. from Oklahoma City, OK on 1/24/2013

I already knew how to get my dash fascia pulled off and how to remove and disconnect the factory stereo. I was hoping the master sheet would provide more detail on how to hook the aftermarket adapter to the new stereo unit. But instead, I had to use the instructions that came with the adapter, which were very complicated and had no diagrams or illustrations, just all text. Thankfully, between my prior electronics training in the Navy, and the help of Crutchfield's tech support folks, I was able to get everything installed and working properly.

Pros: Good for someone who has never pulled apart a GM truck dash before.

Cons: A little too generic, maybe a separate version that goes more in-depth for folks with the Bose factory system.

Master sheet rocks!

Anonymous from Charlotte, NC on 1/24/2013

The master sheet was absolutely wonderful! Wish I had one that covered the whole truck!

Pros: Easy to understand and extremely helpful!

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Great, but be careful ...

Chris from NYC on 1/24/2013

Very helpful for a novice like me. Be careful to skip the subwoofer step if you are only doing the speaker on the door frame. Don't take apart the subwoofer on the door panel (like I did) only to discover that I should not have done so.

Pros: Step by step.

Cons: Watch out for the subwoofer!

Mastersheet

Frank from DFW on 1/24/2013

The master sheet was extremely helpful especially with the pictures added. I did not know anything about taking apart the radio dash but the master sheet showed me exactly what to do with ease.

Pros: everything, the pictures were very helpful

Cons: None

Master Sheet. Almost...

Jermdog from Independence, KY on 1/23/2013

The Honda Master Sheet I received with my purchase wasn't quite right. The 2005 Civic LX appears to be a combination (in the Master Sheet) of two different vehicles. It really is not an issue for me as I have 25 years of installation experience, lucky me! For the novice, take your time and read thoroughly. You will find that the sheet is accurate in that it does provide all locations correctly - maybe on different sheets, but in total, correct.

Pros: Easy to follow for Amateurs/Pros, detailed

Cons: Not to easy to follow for a Novice.

2001 Ranger door speakers

F.Newham from Charleston, SC on 1/23/2013

The mastersheet was helpful, but did not address the extra door panel around the door handle in my Ranger. Everything else was correct.

Pros: I am impressed with your manuals.

Cons: Missed one detail on this one.

2003 VW Eurovan speaker location wrong

squagle from St. Louis, MO on 1/22/2013

The location of the front speakers is for the 2002 base model, if you have a 2003 premium sound the speakers are not located where described in the Master Sheet.

Pros: Stereo location correct

Cons: Front speaker location incorrect

great detail

Dino from 06278 on 1/22/2013

great detail and easy to follow

Pros: great detail and easy to follow

Cons: none

Needed More Info

JayL from San Anselmo CA on 1/22/2013

This was used to install a contemporary Kenwood speaker in a classic 1987 Toyota Supra. Removal of one of the mounting screws on each of the old speakers was virtually impossible due to the limited vertical clearance and a plastic overhand; it could not be accomplished with a stubby Phillips, as suggested, or even with a right angle socket screwdriver. Eventually, the screws were removed with a tedious process using pliers. This should have been mentioned. Also, the instructions said to substitute the new wiring harness. It gave no reason, and there was no necessity to do so-- the old wiring worked fine.

Pros: Gave a pretty good overview of what was necessary.

Cons: Needed to be more specific on when wiring should be replaced, and give reasons. Needed to provide a better solution for removing the old screws than just use of a stubby Phillips

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Anonymous from Runnemede NJ on 1/22/2013

I have always used crutchfield for my truck stereo systems and the how to instructions are a great help.

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Speaker replacement fot 1989 Z-24 Conv

Dumplin from Okeechobee,fl on 1/22/2013

Really helped in stereo removal and installing new kenwood.

Pros: Excellent instructions.

Cons: Doesn't Help with the removal of the rear speakers on a convertible. I'am still lost. My 1989 Z-24 Caviler was a special one for GM.

Skips the Most Important Part

Anonymous from Arizona on 1/22/2013

This MasterSheet will give you detailed instructions on how to remove the old stereo but will skip completely the most important parts like wiring the new stereo. Defiantly not a real help for beginners.

Pros: Stereo Removal

Cons: Stereo Installation

Assistance

Matt from Ca on 1/22/2013

Helpful

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Instructions

Dave S from TN on 1/20/2013

Instructions were easy to understand.

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GMC Sierra 2007 Master Sheet

Gerry from Chalfont, PA on 1/20/2013

A couple of instances where the pictures did not match up with my vehicle. Wasn't a big deal as it was similar and we found a YouTube video. Wiring could have been described a bit more, basically no reference to it and JVC manual was a bit vague. All in all, installation went very well and quality of parts recommended by Crutchfield advisor was very good.

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Mark b from North Port Florida on 1/20/2013

It make the installation a breeze, Even a novice can install a radio, Don't be concerned if you've never installed one. Simple hand tools are all thats needed.

Pros: Easy to read clear instructions. Just follow the steps!

Cons: None

Excellent clear information

Excellent clear information from Pennsburg, PA on 1/20/2013

The information in the MaterSheet was spot on , clear concise and most useful. Well done.

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Pretty good instructions

GTO77 from Central CA on 1/20/2013

Even though they are a few places for improvement I was impressed with how specific the directions were to the GTO.

Pros: Actual pictures of the GTO interior, some instructions are very detailed

Cons: Though some directions are a little lacking, such as I thought there could be a little bit more specifics on removing trim pieces

Toyota RAV4 master sheet

Mike from Tulsa, OK on 1/19/2013

The master sheet makes it a Super DIY for Dummies, Ecellent.

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Sets Crutchfield apart from the rest

Seth from East TN on 1/19/2013

This is what makes Crutchfield the best. Easy to follow and understand. Very detailed. Takes the guesswork out of installing car audio.

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Worthless

MattN from Cameron, NC on 1/19/2013

I've never installed a car radio or swapped out speakers. These instructions were utterly useless besides the invoice on the front. Thank goodness there's plenty of people who uploaded videos and How-To's with pictures that actually applied to my car (BMW E46). I wouldn't have been able to do it otherwise. Called the "special" number on the front twice, but the technicians were always busy. The instructions showed pictures that weren't my car. It didn't talk about the adapter needed for the radio or the bracket for the speakers. I still don't know if the speakers were attached correctly, but they work.

Pros: Had an invoice.

Cons: Pictures and some instructions didn't match my car. Not enough information to install radio & speakers. Couldn't get a technician when I needed one.

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Steve from Nixa, MO on 1/18/2013

Great directions and very clear pictures. great for first timer.

Pros: Crutchfield is the best

Cons: None

Who signed off on this?

CLAW from Charlotte, NC on 1/18/2013

Useful but what a hot mess this was...None of the pages were in order and there were two copies of the same thing with different page numbers. Page 9 says go to page 10, which is three pages later and still page 9! Useful information once you sort out the mess.

Pros: Helpful Instructions and images

Cons: Page numbers out of order and two different revisions with conflicting page numbers all stapled together in same pamphlet.

honda civic 2009 speaker replacement

Anonymous from virgina on 1/18/2013

Need more detail. Not all instructions have corresponding pictures. They tell you what do to, not how to do it. Had to google further instructions and found a detailed set online for free. That helped. After doing one front door (one hour), the second one took me 10 min, and the rear ones were 10 min.

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Tollie from Roodhouse,IL on 1/17/2013

Easy to follow.

Pros: lots of pictures

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Dan from Palm Bay, FL on 1/17/2013

One of the main reasons I was drawn to Crutchfield. Instructions are good, but sometimes a little confusing. However, through perseverance I was able to finally decipher all the instructions.

Pros: Decent photos, detailed instructions

Cons: Sometimes a little confusing

Crutchfield Mastersheet

Linda from MT on 1/17/2013

Instructions weren't very helpful since they didn't include the wiring diagram for my pick-up. Luckily I was able to find it on your website. Without this it's pretty much impossible to install the stereo properly.

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Greg from MN on 1/17/2013

Great guide with all the details.I would give it a five star rating if they fix the following: 1. Include the instillation guide for only your model vehicle. I have a '04 Ford F-150 super crew cab and was a bit confused as they had the standard and crew instructions before the super crew cab instructions. 2. Refine the wiring guide for the harness adapter. The colors of the wires are not always the same shade and they can be confusing at first.

Pros: Thorough guide with pictures.

Cons: Needs more wiring detail.

Well written, easy to follow.

Russ from Southington, CT on 1/16/2013

It's been 30+ years since I replaced a factory radio. These instuction made the process a whole lot easier.

Pros: Well written, easy to follow.

Cons: None

Crutchfield Master SHeet

Ed from Charleston, SC on 1/16/2013

Very detailed and helpful.

Pros: Easy to use, step-by-step.

Cons: None

Instructions

Dan from Toledo on 1/16/2013

The instructions were very clear and easy to follow other than it missed a screw on a side panel that needed removed.

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LOOKIN4U from LIHUE, HAWAII on 1/16/2013

Very Helpful & Right On

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helpful

nick from niles, michigan on 1/15/2013

Very thorough info. Learned alot about a vehicle that I've had a few of.

Pros: Tons of useful info.

Cons: Didn't own it sooner!

Mastersheet Instructions Were Nearly Perfect

hlynnbv from Arkansas on 1/15/2013

The Mastersheet was great for explaining how to disassemble the console on this 2002 Mustang and create the wiring harness so all wiring could be done on the bench instead of in the car.

Pros: Clear instructions for installation, good wiring schematic

Cons: Only omitted that one car harness connector was unnecessary even though it plugged into the original receiver.

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Jay from Strathmere, NJ on 1/15/2013

Well written and easy to understand.

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Anonymous from Martell, NE on 1/15/2013

Comes with product and helps if new to stereos

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Rusty Holt

Rusty H from Greensboro,NC on 1/15/2013

Some of the best instructions i have received

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Master Sheet Review

JS from WL, IN on 1/15/2013

The master sheet wasn't bad, a great guide on how to remove the previous system. Not so much for installing the new one. Mainly, they left one big thing out, that the two gray connectors, needed to be attached to the current ones. We called the Tech people and within a few seconds, they were able to help and we were on our way.

Pros: Great for removing the old system.

Cons: Not so great for installing the new one.

easy

Anonymous from 92656 on 1/15/2013

ok

Pros: simple instructions,easy to follow,good information for taking apart car

Cons: not enough details

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

BooM from Kingsport TN on 1/14/2013

Master sheets were accurate and easy to understand!

Pros: Perfect

Cons: none

So so instructions

AZS from Oro Valley, AZ on 1/14/2013

Nice drawings but not much information. Nothing on wiring

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Cons: Poor detail on how to mount, what to bend if you use sleeve. Could not figure out how to use mounting tools so I just reused the Jeep mount frame. No instruction on supporting unit from the top

installation sheets

BOB from Stockton,CA on 1/14/2013

excellant instruction made installation fast and easy

Pros: excellant for us layman

Cons: none

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

MK from Pittsburgh, PA on 1/14/2013

I've always heard good things about Crutchfield but was always hesitant to buy something I haven't had the opportunity to hear. I'm happy with my new speakers however this Master Sheet is what will bring me back. It was spot on perfect and made a slightly intimidating job a breeze !

Pros: Absolutely perfect instructions.

Cons: none

Excellent instructions

DavidW from Atlanta, GA on 1/14/2013

I wasn't expecting the detailed build sheet but it was very helpful to have step-by-step instructions along with pictures, all specific to my model vehicle. By including instructions for other components, as well, I learned of a hidden sub that I didn't know existed (and wasn't working). All included parts made the install extremely easy!

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Everything I needed...

Fuzi0nt3ch from Vernon, CT on 1/14/2013

Very intuitive instructions. Nothing was left out. Between this and my haynes manual, no further investigation was necessary in order to install this unit in my vehicle.

Pros: Straightforward. Pictures included.

Cons: None

Great instructions to keep around

DeCirce from Royal Oak, MI on 1/14/2013

Still amazed that it came with photos of a forester dash. it made everything so much easier. the nice part is it shows instructions for not only the deck but also putting speakers in the doors which is probably going to be my next purchase from crutchfield. Definitely keep it hand as its a great radio installation guide.

Pros: photo assisted guide of your make and model car

Cons: none noteworthy

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Mike from New York on 1/14/2013

came in handy

Pros: usefull

Cons: none

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Anonymous from Florida on 1/13/2013

Pleasently surprised that I received this Master Sheet.

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Stock Toyota Tacoma 2007

Stock Toyota Tacoma 2007 from Hawaii on 1/13/2013

Good... but be aware that it just tells you how to take stuff out, nothing about wiring. Had to figure that out on my own, not a big deal but it might take you a little longer if you were expecting ALL the instructions for installation. Just look it up on youtube.

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Excellent in some ways, flawed in others

Mike L from Rochester, NY on 1/13/2013

The master sheet was excellent at describing the process of removing the radio from the dash. But like the product's (USA Spec iPod Interface) instructions it failed to describe the radio that I have and in this case left me figuring out how to connect the device. Both instruction sheets assume that everyone installing this has Nav or a CD changer - I have a single CD radio. The connector plug for the interface connects in a completely different way for this radio than for those with Nav, XM or a CD changer. It does not connect in-line with the stock wiring harness, but rather to an open plug on a different part of the radio than the instructions indicate. This caused confusion and delay for me and ended up with a much longer installation than Crutchfield suggested.

Pros: Step-by-step, clear descriptions of what you need to do to remove the radio; good illustrations

Cons: Doesn't recognize that some of us are cheap and don't buy cars with Nav, XM, CD changers, etc.

Easy to understand

Darren from Kona, Hi on 1/13/2013

Perfect set of instructions. I'm a first time do-it-yourselfer and these instructions made everything extremely easy to do and more importantly there were no surprises.

Pros: easy to understand

Cons: none

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Anonymous from New Jersey on 1/13/2013

I was always told that the master sheet was specific for my car/radio combination. These instructions were USELESS and I did not even use them. VERY disappointing,

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Davidg from Olive Branch, MS on 1/13/2013

Less than 2 hours to uninstall factory radio and install upgrade radio. Clear concise instructions and photos.

Pros: Easy to follow.

Cons: None

Great help

LeeS from Baton Rouge, LA on 1/13/2013

My son was amazed at the concept of installing a stereo in his own driveway...I told him I was using Crutchfield over 20 years ago because of how easy they make it with the mastersheets. It made it so easy.

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A, B, C easy

KYboyinCO from Aurora, CO on 1/13/2013

I was a little nervous. I don't work on vehicles but work on everything else. The pictures helped tremendously. I've got enough confidence to order a radio next week and install myself, and I have SYNC!!!

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Pioneer FH-X700BT good install sheet

WillR from Oak Ridge, TN on 1/13/2013

Install instructions exact and correct

Pros: Made the install extremely easy

Cons: no cons

MasterSheet is a Godsend!

Shullj from Boulder City, NV on 1/12/2013

Although I am a do-it-yourself enthusiast, I hate doing anything on cars because of lack of documentation and difficulties getting into tight spots. However, the MasterSheet provided with my recent purchase of an upgraded radio for my basic Ford E150 van was a Godsend! The instructions were accurate and clear. The only time that I had any problems was when I misread or skipped over something and re-reading the directions cleared things right up. The radio and speakers are installed, sound great, nothing was broken and I didn't swear too much! I wish the instructions that came with the Sony radio were half as good. I figured it out, but id took some head scratching to make it fit. I'd definitely buy from these folks again and recommend them to my friends.

Pros: Great instructions, lots of pictures and specifically for my vehicle. Great job!

Cons: I cannot think of anything to complain about and that is unusual for me!

Good reading

Jeffrey from 30241 on 1/12/2013

Very good and well wrote.

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not so complete

Mike09Ram from Elgin Il. on 1/12/2013

Very basic instruction sheet. Not complete for the radio I bought, did not explane mods needed to install radio in my vehicle, and gave no instructions on how to run mic up the A pillar. Had to use two different sheets for my dash panel.

Pros: Most things there if you look hard.

Cons: Not specific for the products I bought.

Mostly good

Hobby level installer from Idaho on 1/12/2013

Used master sheet to upgrade the factory deck and speakers in a 2008 Subaru Forester The master sheet had decent instructions, but I felt it was lacking in 3 areas: (1) Center console trim removal. The trim pieces don't pop out easily. Ended up using a wad of folded copy paper and a screwdriver wrapped in electrical tape. (2) climate control box removal. I feel greater detail was needed to remove the climate control box after removing trim pieces. If the installer removes the glove compartment(easy) first, the picture of how to disconnect the vent control wires makes much more sense. (3) Door panel removal. Popping the first clip was the hardest for each door. Each panel has at least one small gap. Slid a flat bar into each gap and gave one hard pop outward. After that, a series of short, hard pulls against the panel popped the rest of the pins. Did have to research online for clues on how to beat these issues. Once each of these roadblocks was overcome, the remaining instructions were correct and easy to follow. Total job time ended up being about 5 hours. My first install where I haven't broken any of the car's trim pieces :-)

Pros: Wiring diagrams and actual deck installation guidelines (once the factory deck sleeve is accessed) No one else does these instructions, so I appreciate that they were even available.

Cons: vehicle dis-assembly lacked detail

I love it when a plan comes together!

BJ D from Hudson Valley, NY on 1/12/2013

I was pleasantly surprised how detailed the MasterSheet is. It really made the installation of both the in-dash receiver and speakers in my doors a breeze to understand. It is an incredibly useful tool those looking for DIY solution.

Pros: Easy to read and understand, free with purchase.

Cons: None

Makes it worth it!

Anonymous from Flagstaff, AZ on 1/11/2013

I love that the Crutchfield team sends out detailed instructions with pictures. Then, when my model of car was slightly different in a way that made it difficult to know what to do next, they emailed me a more detailed picture that helped me figure it out. They do a great job of customer service. I'd definitely buy from Crutchfield again!

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Bill from Paris on 1/11/2013

All you need to know

Pros: No surprises

Cons: None

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Anonymous from Birmingham, AL on 1/11/2013

Sheet had detailed instructions on how to remove everything that I needed to in order to install the ipod interface that I ordered.

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Awesome

Anonymous from Waco,Tx. on 1/11/2013

Easy to read and follow instructions with excellent descriptive illustrations on how to remove and reinstall factory stereo and door panels

Pros: Easy to read and follow and great illustrations

Cons: None

Helpful

97 celica from Claremont, CA on 1/10/2013

The master sheet provided was spot on. It made it that much easier to install the product I purchased, because the screws and other fasteners that had to be taken out were clearly identified. As a visual person, the illustrations were very helpful! Thanks!

Pros: Illustrations were very clear.

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usefule

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

The "Master Sheet" was useful gave a type of experienced perspective before you actually dived in for the install.

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Anonymous from Fredericksburg, VA on 1/9/2013

Master sheet did not mention anything in regards to the tweeter disconnection, had to call Tech Support to find a solution, which was resolved by disconnecting the wire to the tweeter and running the remaining wire to the speakers. Also the screws listed in the bottom panel of the door indicated it was a 1/4 inch, actually is the same as the screws in the upper door handle

Pros: Great asset in removing the door panels and installing the speakers

Cons: Need to mention the correct screw size and mentioned something about the additional wire going to the tweeter

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Anonymous from Columbus, OH on 1/9/2013

Well researched with great pics to get the job done.

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Great

huizar from oceanside, ca on 1/9/2013

didnt think id need it but had to reference back to it a couple times.

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Master Sheet saves the day

Flip from Longwood, FL on 1/8/2013

What can I say tells you what you need to know.

Pros: Makes the job much easier

Cons: Maybe I missed the note but the emergency flasher button has a spring that can fall out when you take it apart. Without it the flashers turn on but they don't turn off. Could have been bad but found it. Would have been nice to know in advance.

2005 Chevy Silverado

Dave E from DFW Texas on 1/8/2013

Satisfactory overview but inadequate detail. You're better off calling Crutchfield Tech Rep--they are great and seem to have access to much more detail (not sure why they don't put all the wiring diagrams on line for the particular installation you purchased--the tech rep seemed to have access to all that in an instant.

Pros: Free

Cons: Not very detailed.

Handy to have even if you don't use it

Roger B from Sumter, SC on 1/7/2013

A wealth of information.

Pros: Handy

Cons: None

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Nolan from Reston, VA on 1/7/2013

The instruction sheets were awesome and easy to follow.

Pros: Perfectly written

Cons: None

Almost very good

David C from South Carolina on 1/7/2013

everything was terrific except it did not include instruction that one must connect the blue with the blue/white wire in order to get sound in a BMW. The Crutchfield tech was immediately responsive and the call only took one minute. He knew immediately and answered before I finished the question. Master Sheet incomplete, tech 5 stars

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Anonymous from Marcellus, MI on 1/7/2013

Overall a great overview, it would be nice if they had some reference material on installing component speakers and wiring.

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Great for Radio & Speakers but not A-Pillar or Headliner

Ody07 from Richmond, Va on 1/7/2013

Instructions are thorough for radio and speaker removal but did not address running a wire up the A-Pillar or headliner. Crutchfield tech support could not offer any furhter assistance either.

Pros: Radio removal instructions are great. Insludes photos which were helpful.

Cons: Had to figure out how to run the mic wire for a BT-35 HON on my own. Not too big of a deal as I was able to mount near the gear selector.

MasterSheet update

SteveK from North Hollywood CA on 1/7/2013

Your MasterSheet needs a "tweak". I have a 1992 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 (extended cab). Your directions fail to indicate that a ratchet wrench of 7/32" is needed to remove the original screws holding the speaker in place, not a phillips screwdriver as your directions state. I know mine were factory installed because I am the original owner of the vehicle and no work has ever been done to the stereo or speakers since I purchased new off the lot. I also have power windows and door locks and removing the door panels and working around them with no directions on how to deal with the wiring of these options made installation of the door speakers extremely difficult. Maybe you could indicate in your MasterSheet a way to work around or even temporarily disconnect the wiring of these features to get better access to the speaker for removal and re-installation. This request would also apply to those with the optional 4x4 and low-range features on their vehicle. There is a small panel just above the stereo component that needs to be worked around and/or temporarily disconnected. Both issues were difficult to manage without any help from the MasterSheet.

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Little Short on Details

lk from Round Rock, TX on 1/7/2013

Not bad but short on details. Not sure what I expected from the master sheet but for my 02 Explorer it seemed a little short on details. When I was replacing the stereo I had a connector with two wires that was no where on the sheet. I had to do some digging online to find out that it was related to the 6-disc changer I was replacing and therefore no longer needed. Would have been nice if there was a little section on the Master Sheet that mentioned possible variances and what they mean.

Pros: Every little bit helps on your first install

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Anonymous from Santa Clarita, CA on 1/7/2013

Excellent step-by-step instructions on how to disassemble and reassemble my door panels to replace my speakers on my 2000 Saturn L-series wagon. Without it, I'm sure I would have missed a screw to remove from the door panel and, consequently, could have damaged the plastic panel severely from brute force. Thanks!

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Silverado from Union Ky on 1/6/2013

Helps you prepare for job, good info

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Anonymous from Navarre, FL on 1/6/2013

Crutchfield techs or always on top of things. Mastersheet took out the guess work.

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Pioneer AVH-P3400BH

Paul C from Alexandria, Va on 1/6/2013

The Master Instruction Sheet is good but not great. It is better than nothing but I think they can add more detail photos to the instruction. I think Crutchfield should do car specific video instruction where customers with purchase order number (I assumed they don't want the whole world to view it for free) can access the video and view the instruction.

Pros: Good instruction but not a whole lot of detail.

Cons: Too little photos.

Installation info

Bobby from Owasso OK on 1/6/2013

Master sheet came free with my order.

Pros: It is free and usually has good help full hints.

Cons: This one did not give the right direction. I was suppose to put my old deck under the dash to keep it wired in so I can still use my keyless entry but there was no room. So I believe that this application was not correct for my car.

Very helpful

W71king from Escondido, CA on 1/5/2013

Every vehicle is different but Crutchfield makes disassembly so easy with their instructions; and they're FREE! I had no idea how to get the GPS head unit out our '07 Odysee but the directions were clear and concise.

Pros: Great time and money saver! "Professional" install is expensive!

Cons: None

2006 Accord MasterSheet

Chris B from Rutland, MA on 1/5/2013

Clear, easy instructions that contain detailed illustrations specifically tailored to my car and the products that I purchased.

Pros: Tailored to my specific vehicle

Cons: None

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Bruce from PA on 1/5/2013

Great to have and you can call for any help needed.

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Roberto from Ft. Lauderdale, FL on 1/4/2013

Very useful. I got stuck a couple of times, but I just called the customer service number and they were amazing! Gotta love Crutchfield!

Pros: Clear and detailed, written in perfectly understandable English. Imagine that!

Cons: None. Well, they're not written in verse, but that no biggie.

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

rd from middle TN on 1/4/2013

At first glance I was a little hesitant, but after looking at the instruction for a few minutes I realized this was going to be easy----and it was!

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Difficult and time consuming installation due to poor MS instructions.

Ken from Marquette Heights, IL on 1/4/2013

Master Sheet instructions for my vehicle, an '06 PT Cruiser, were very general and "generic in nature." The Instructions did not make sense and I was not able to complete installation utilizing the Master Sheet. Finally had to call CS rep who agreed my MS instructions were difficult to follow. The rep was able to give me some alternate tips which allowed me to finally complete the installation. The rep was very nice and knowledgeable. Would not have been able to complete the installation without his help! The head unit and hardware are good quality and appear to be worth the cost. Overall, the installation took much to long due to the complex MS..

Pros: Quality hardware.

Cons: Difficult instructions to interpret.

92 Chevy pickup install sheet

Johnny Z from Fort Worth, Tx on 1/4/2013

These install sheets really helped out; going through them before install, helped make it easier with sense of direction.

Pros: Made install easier

Cons: None

Honda/Acura Master Install Sheet.

Joe from Miami, FL on 1/4/2013

Excellent. It helped out a lot. I would have liked it to be a little more descriptive as to what type of clips I needed to remove and their exact placement, but all in all WAY better than flying blind.

Pros: Very helpful.

Cons: Not as exact as I would have liked.

'02 Protege Crutchfied MasterSheet

Chris from Naples, FL on 1/4/2013

This is just a little more generic in the way it's written than it's represented to be.

Pros: It covers the process of installation.

Cons: Not really a con but you do need to use a little imagination with the MassterSheet. I'm guessing someone who gets confused can call Crutchfield Technical Support and get the clarification he or she needs.

Accurate information

dalo13 from Laguna Niguel, CA on 1/4/2013

Master sheet was accurate and made speaker installation go smoothly. Seeing the additional information about head unit replacement gives me some confidence that when the time comes, I can do that job myself also.

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EXCELLENT

K Dub from Cleveland, TN on 1/4/2013

Great pictures and step by step instructions to make my installation a snap. Way to go!

Pros: Pictures a plus!

Cons: Would like a picture of the rear of the existing unit...couldn't find one anywhere!

Mastersheet

Anonymous from Birmingham, AL on 1/3/2013

The master sheets always have the information I need and have it well organized.

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2008 Mazda 5 MasterSheet work instructions

Phi_alpha@hotmail.com from Greenville, NC on 1/3/2013

Well written and easy to follow work instructions! Only step missing was removing the clips from the factory radio assembly and transferring them to the new receiver assembly before installing the new receiver in the dash.

Pros: Good pics and easy to follow text!

Cons: Missed 1 step that should be documented for us rookies!

You should sell these - seriously

SongH from Santa Cruz, CA on 1/3/2013

Without the great info in these sheets, I would have been very hesitant to tear into my car. This isn't the first time I've purchased from Crutchfield and benefited from this excellent resource. I'd be willing to pay for these things....

Pros: Give you the confidence you need to do the job right.

Cons: Hmm, we'll they covered several years of my model car. I had to spend some time understanding what to ignore. It's a small nit, but just something to note.

so easy...

Anonymous from tampa fl on 1/3/2013

So easy explains wire by wire,anybody can do it ,thx :-)

Pros: And if you not 100% sure,you can call crutchfield tech help ,and they will go with you wire by wire,...great stuff,thx :-)

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Crutchfield MasterSheetT for 2004 Envoy XUV

Stan from Atlanta, GA on 1/3/2013

I didn't realize what the documentation was at first. Once I flipped through the pages, was very happy to receive it. Had good instructions on installing the radio in my car.

Pros: Very useful information

Cons: Wasn't specific to the type of radio (double-din) I purchased.

Helped

cotilyn from tracy,ca on 1/3/2013

Made the install easy

Pros: Made install easy

Cons: none

Trouble at first

ripper from Chino Hills Ca on 1/3/2013

The instructions are pretty good overall, any missed items the customer service had the answers.

Pros: You will need the Customer service help and they do have the answers.

Cons: A few missed items when it came to my truck install.

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Anonymous from Austin, AR on 1/2/2013

Great!

Pros: Very handy. Nice touch.

Cons: Na

Crutchfield at its best!

BK from Ohio on 1/2/2013

It had been over 15 years since I've replaced a factory radio. I used Crutchfield then and returned this time because of their easy and detailed instructions, customer support, harnesses, install kits and selection. I won't buy from anywhere else. Thanks Crutchfield!

Pros: Great instructions and quality materials

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All I needed/wanted and more!

Mr Mike from Pullman, WA on 1/2/2013

Very Good

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Perfect for any installation

osirisrq1@gmail.com from Jupiter Fl on 1/2/2013

This is definitely a plus to any installation, thank you crutchfield.

Pros: A+

Cons: None

Great help

P6 from An on 1/2/2013

The master-sheet was a great help in installing my receiver and speakers in my car. I would still recommend having a service manual for your vehicle, but really - I found the master sheet more useful as it included only what you needed to do. There was, however one flaw - the receiver install kit included a plastic "pocket" to fill the second half of the 2-Din spot where the 1-DIN receiver was going. It didn't explain how to install it - or even more importantly when you may need it or if you DO need it if you already have the OEM pocket in your car.

Pros: VERY helpful

Cons: Missing detail on part of the install kit (dashboard pocket kit).

Made install easy!

Anna from Baltimore, MD on 1/2/2013

This made install of our car radio so easy! Wow!

Pros: Easy install!

Cons: None

Crutchfield MasterSheet

Anonymous from Winston, NC on 1/1/2013

Very generic install sheet. Left out a few details specific to the Saturn L100, but better than no install sheet.

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good

Anonymous from florida on 1/1/2013

good

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very helpful

jd from north canton oh on 1/1/2013

very very useful

Pros: a great thing to have acess to

Cons: none

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

RichC from Overland Park, KS on 1/1/2013

Great, accurate detail.

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Would have helped

Rhinomcc from Round Rock, TX on 1/1/2013

I had already taken apart the dash on my wife's '03 Corolla a few times, so I didn't look at the MasterSheet until I was done. It had some better ways of doing things that would have come in handy. I will know for next time!

Pros: Clear instructions

Cons: Copy quality could be improved

Thanks for the help!

mikemis from Louisiana on 1/1/2013

Crutchfiled included several additional installation instruction sets, as well as the installation kit at no cost. they've put a lot of thinking into helping owners install electronics in cars - the instrucions are straightforward with no gotchas. Really great support. Thanks!

Pros: Great support at no extra cost.

Cons: None

Pretty good, as far as it goes

MJ from Carlsbad, CA on 1/1/2013

Made removal of old stereo and install,of new one relatively painless. The new stereo came with a remote mic for hands free phone, and it would have been nice to have some help figuring out how to route the cord and mount the mic.

Pros: Great for base stereo unit

Cons: Didn't include accessories like microphone, so incomplete. Contained several pages for different irrelevant car models.

I would have been lost w/o them.

grich6700 from Efland, NC on 1/1/2013

I followed the directions exactly and came out with a flawless install. Easy to follow and understand. Thanks.

Pros: easy to follow and understand for someone new to stereo installation.

Cons: none

Nice addition to package

E542b from Bellingham, WA on 12/31/2012

Nice reference guide. Great idea as an addition to the package.

Pros: Awesome!

Cons: None

Happy Customer

SteveS from Olive Branch, MS on 12/30/2012

Spot on!! Excellent notes and Excellent customer service! Could not ask for more!

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Awesome

Donte P from Belfair, WA on 12/30/2012

It was great! Made the install painless. It has other installation instruction on it too. A great reference to keep around.

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Honda Accord Master sheet

Phil from Minneapolis MN on 12/30/2012

Just the right details to get stereo installed, no problems at all.

Pros: Very concise information

Cons: none

no less than the best

dross from akron OH on 12/29/2012

as always, crutchfield gives you no fuss, no BS instructions. incredibly easy head unit replacement.

Pros: clear instructions, no confusion.

Cons: none

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

KIPP527 from MANCHESTER, MO on 12/29/2012

WAS VERY HELPFULL

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Bob from Eatonville, Wa on 12/29/2012

Very nice to have some instructions. Most instructions in the stereo boxes are not the best. These really help.

Pros: Having instructions.

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Great idea that takes the worry out of removing trim panels

Jim P from Inglis, FL on 12/29/2012

Other than stating one bolt head was a 7mm when mine was a 10mm I have no issues with this product. It takes the stress and worry out of removing trim panels. I had the door trim off and the speaker replaced in 10 minutes.

Pros: Accurate and easy. Nice to have around for future use.

Cons: None

Great help

Jody from Fort Worth, TX on 12/29/2012

I liked these instructions. Since every car is different it is nice to be able to refer to a picture when you get 1/2 way into a job and can't find a screw you know has to be there somewhere.

Pros: Saves times, reduces headaches.

Cons: Does not contain the cars factory wiring schematic.

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jsorland from Chicago area on 12/28/2012

nice extra information

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Almost perfect

D.M.Morvant from Sulphur, LA. on 12/28/2012

The only thing I would add would be the factory radio wiring diagram.

Pros: Good simple to read and follow instructions.

Cons: Factory wiring was a little different, but after a little search on the net I got it.

great help

Anonymous from Chicago on 12/27/2012

great help

Pros: easy to figure out

Cons: non

I am new to installs

Kent from Chicago on 12/27/2012

Helpful, but still left me in the dark in some spots for my 2005 Honda Civic LX.

Pros: --gets the big picture right

Cons: --completely overlooks the microphone installation instructions. This cost me a lot of time and effort to figure out on my own. --does not show you how specifically to remove panels. Would like to see inset pictures of the connections so I know where to exert leverage safely. --image showed an after market assembly that I did not get, and when I called about it I was told that it is not possible to get it. So why is that the installation image?

So easy . . .

KingLouisV from Boston, MA on 12/27/2012

So easy I didn't even need the instructions!

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OK

Wayne P from WV on 12/27/2012

Ok not great detail but enougn to get the install done.

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Cons: Could be more detailed

96 Toyota Tacoma

DanielM from Gilbert, AZ on 12/27/2012

Exactly the information I need to install a car stereo in Single and Double-DIN configurations. Also has the door speakers and rear extended cab speaker installation instructions as well.

Pros: down to the point.no unnecessary details, has pictures when needed for screw locations and mount options.

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Great

Justin from Maryland on 12/27/2012

2006 Lancer ES. Although I didn't need the instructions I did check them over and they were accurate for getting a new head unit installed. Great to see the extra time taken to document the steps and take pictures.

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Decent instructions

32Tudor from Skillman, NJ on 12/26/2012

Instructions were a little too generic. Could have used a little more clarity on the mute wire, which is apparently specific to the manufacturer radio.

Pros: really helped to identify the order and places to pry to remove pieces in the way of the radio screws.

Cons: Could have used a reference to a place to look-up or details on which mute wire to use. It seems to be vehicle manufacturer specific, but I had no clue how to find out which of three wires to use. Lucked out the first time by guessing.

Word for word instructions

Randolph from Shreveport, LA on 12/26/2012

Step by step for instructions

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Big Help!

AustinC from Chattanooga, TN on 12/26/2012

Definitely get this to help with your install. It will make it so much easier. Crutchfield is awesome.

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

Master Sheet 2012 Nissan Frontier

RonT from S.E. Georgia on 12/26/2012

The Master Sheet was pretty good but lacks some detail.

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Subaru 2005 Master Sheet

DonJ from Hellertown, PA on 12/26/2012

Overall the sheet was fairly complete. For complete removal of the HVAC Bezel, you need to both disengage the cable loops under the driver's and passenger's dash (as listed in the instructions) AND you need to remove the cable from the cable retention clip (not mentioned or pictured). The directions on how to prepare the stereo head where also a little lacking, including removing the face bezel and factory installed sleeve.

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Frank G from San Antonio, Tx on 12/26/2012

The instructions were right on. It took me 5 minutes to remove the IP trim to gain access to the radio.

Pros: Easy to follow and pictures are exact.

Cons: None

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Otis J from Riverside, CA on 12/23/2012

Good instructions.

Pros: Instructions were clear and percise.

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Anonymous from Greenville, SC on 12/23/2012

Paper work is nice, but not 100% completer

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Very helpful guide

Quintin from Avon, IN on 12/23/2012

The Crutchfield MasterSheers supplied with my new head unit were very helpful during the installation of my new Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS into my 2003 350z. Providing these sheets with every new receiver purchase is excellent customer service on Crutchfield's end.

Pros: Easy to read, very specific, detailed pictures of every single step involved

Cons: None

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DennisA from Napa, CA on 12/22/2012

Good install info.

Pros: Clear instructions

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Lyn from Miranda, CA on 12/22/2012

Instructions were easy to follow and wiring descriptions were great.

Pros: Made installation easy. Simplified wiring tangle

Cons: Some of the terminologies did not match on the wire tags and the MasterSheet

Insructions

FZ1 from Liverpool Tx. on 12/22/2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crutchfield made it easy as long as you will go by step by step instructions i can it works great if there were no istructions i would not have a clue where to start since i don't take cars apart all the time.

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Lacking crucial information

Brian from Huntsville, AL on 12/20/2012

It would be nice to have the polarity of the wires identified. The factory speakers are not marked. This required additional research to correctly install the replacement speakers.

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Crutchfield Master Sheets

Chas N. Mayhew from Warrenton, VA on 12/20/2012

The free Master Sheets, installation adapters and wiring harnesses are worth the premium prices on purchases through Crutchfield. When I'm looking for replacement or after-market equipment for my cars, I always start with Crutchfield and more often than not, buy from them as well. The knowledge and how-tos are great!

Pros: Descriptions and accurate photos and diagrams make the job easier and give me the confidence to do it right and to do it myself.

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Oh My!?

ThomD2053 from Augusta, GA on 12/20/2012

Definitely not worth paying for.

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Cons: 10 pages of mostly irrelevant prattle.

easy 2 read

Soul8Death from Wisconsin on 12/20/2012

the directions were easy 2 understand.

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Keith from Little Rock,AR on 12/19/2012

This MasterSheet made installation a breeze.

Pros: Great instructions!!!!

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Anonymous from Houston, TX on 12/19/2012

Clear and complete. Not a single problem.

Pros: Comprehensive and simply illustrated. Works fine.

Cons: None

Perfection

ScottG from Brentwood, TN on 12/19/2012

Every Mastersheet I have ever used has shown me everything I have ever needed to know, from safely taking my dash apart, removal of old unit, installation of new unit, and reassembly of dash. I have never had to call for help, all pertinent information is presented in writing and graphically. The sheets include any variations in install that might be necessary due to vehicle options. I do not see how they could be made better.

Pros: Very thorough and complete descriptions and excellent graphics.

Cons: None

Wish I had this last install

Henry from Federalsburg, MD on 12/19/2012

This sheet was the best thing ever. I would never have got my wife's new radio in with out it. The details and illustrations were 100%

Pros: Great detail, awesome directions, free

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Ernie R from Fallbrook, Ca. on 12/19/2012

As always, Crutchfield master sheets are right on.

Pros: Crutchfield quality and attention to detail

Cons: None

I Love Crutchfield

Matt from Arkansas on 12/17/2012

Crutchfield saved me over $500 in installation cost! I couldnt have done it without the vehicle specific installation instructions, adapters & tools. I'm a customer fore LIFE! Thx Crutchfield & a special thx to Tyler my Crutchfield advisor, he had all the answers to my questions & also helped me choose the right product!

Pros: Crutchfield assist you from the beginning of your purchase to the end of the installation!

Cons: none

Crutchfield MasterSheet

Frank from Richmond, In on 12/17/2012

The instruction sheet was clear and concise. Good Job.

Pros: East to follow.

Cons: None

Excellent quick-reference guide.

Shawbonez from Corona, Ca. on 12/17/2012

Even though you know what you're doing, there's always that little question you have about something in the installation proceedure that would just delay things until you got it answered right, and this guide knows your vehicle and has the answers first hand (kinda like I did forgetting one screw in the door panel and wondering why the thing wouldn't come off!). Good job with this guide.

Pros: Great quick reference guide.

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Dino K from New York on 12/16/2012

The installation directions were extremely clear and logical which made installing the stereo a quick and easy exercise. This saved me over $200 in installation costs that a local shop wanted to charge me.

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Anonymous from Maryville, TN on 12/16/2012

Spot on

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