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Metra - Installation Kit for Most 1995-2008 Ford Vehicles - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 83 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works better than competitive brand

    Posted
    JKH68
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    I purchased a competitive brand from another major retailer to install a Pioneer deck in my '95 Ford Ranger. It didn't work properly without major modification, so I took it back it and bought this one from Best Buy. The package included the pieces I needed, and the instructions were much easier to understand. Unfortunately, that's where the pleasure ended. Upon installation, I discovered the side DIN plates that the installation calls for prevented me from sliding the assembly into the dash panel. Off they came. I also discovered that the assembly only snapped in properly at the bottom. I thought I was doing something wrong, until I read some of the other reviews. So, at the top (pocket end), I drilled a screw through each side of the pocket to secure it to the dash panel. Unfortunately it doesn't look professional, but it does an excellent job of securing the mount. This is the reason for 3/5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Functional, but not secure.

    Posted
    Birdnose
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    I used this installation kit for a 2002 Grand Marquis and I have mixed feelings about it. It fits just fine, but there is no way to secure your possessions with this harness! The nubs that hold it in place are pathetic, you can remove them with a light tug since the harness wasn't designed to receive the original FORD plate locks. And to make matters worse the kit does NOT include a complimentary set of bolts to secure the back of the stereo to the adjustable harness so if it ever comes loose the stereo may jangle. But for $20 it could be worse. If you decide to buy- HAVE A CAR ALARM INSTALLED FIRST, but that goes for anyone upgrading their stereo.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    A little on the cheap side.

    Posted
    Jerry
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    It is 100% plastic, doesn't include the bolts for securing the stereo into the bracket and if you need to install it into certain car models you need to carefully snip the two bolt flanges on the bottom to make it fit. And worst it isn't secure, you can just tug on it lightly to remove the whole thing! Does it function? yes, but it feels really cheaply made that one mistake could crack it like an old graham cracker. But there is no other way to upgrade the OEM stereo without breaking bank.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    2003 F-150

    Posted
    timclark78

    Installation couldnt have been easier. All you have to do is unscrew the top two screws for your temp control panel, and snap the whole thing in and reattach the screws. Installed in less than a minute. Everything else fit great, the sleeve for the radio I bought slid right in. No problems whats so ever. And the compartment on top is perfect to put your ipod and/or a remote. I highly recommend this product. I gave this 4 stars for price because I feel it could have been cheaper. Hope this helps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Installation Kit

    Posted
    RockingDad
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    Turned out perfectly! You want to do the best job possible, solid install - no wobble. This kit fills the odd shaped space left when the OEM unit is removed (it's not a true double DIN). There are plastic and fabric paints that will match your interior perfectly. I removed the trim work, cleaned, and sprayed the trim and installation kit. No cheap plastic look, freshened the entire dash! Four stars due to slight play that I securely fastened using neoprene and zip tie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great install kit for car stereo

    Posted
    Glenn06770
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    This is a great install kit made for my model and make car harness is easy to attach to the new radio and the plugs directly into the factory car harness no cutting or splicing the factory harness the bezel fits the radio like a glove and slides in the dash like charm. Way to go Metra awesome design and easy to install

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple and easy

    Posted
    RangerOwner
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    Makes installing a DIN-sized radio in the oversize space in the dash easy and convenient. The faceplate could be a little burlier, but it works fine--it would just be more confidence-inspiring if it were more rigid. Does fit perfectly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quick installation

    Posted
    RoadRacer524
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    The mount looks perfect in my Ford F150 truck (1998) Geek Squad finished the installation before my estimated time which only proves that the installation went without a problem. I am very happy with the look this mount gave the overall installation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what we needed

    Posted
    Broke
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    Daughter was home from college for the weekend. We were able to find this very quickly and was so happy that they had it in stock so that we could get her new radio set up and ready to go before she had to hit the road again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to install.

    Posted
    kartracer99
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    I installed this kit on my 05 Escape and it works well. There is a little play from top to bottom, but side to side it is perfectly tight. When you install it snaps in and it will not come out easy so be ware!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    he didn't complain, so...

    Posted
    girlwithhat1985
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    My husband actually bought and installed it for his new (to us) truck. He didn't complain, so it couldn't have been too difficult, and it fits in pretty naturally with the look of the truck, I guess that's all you can ask for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Looks good

    Posted
    Phil45
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    This fit in my 97 Ford Ranger like a glove. I was prepared for it to look like the stereo was replaced however if I did not know what the factory install looked like I would think this was the original radio trim.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed, not disappointed

    Posted
    Liberteedoff
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    It is what it is, I wouldn't rest any weight on it aside from the radio itself, on turns I find myself blocking the radio so it doesn't fall out/ have the plastic snap. Could just be my driving, it hasn't broken yet....

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Metra always delivers

    Posted
    MarkG
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    I used to be a professional 12 volt installer, Metra has always been a tried and true product. their fit and finish are industry standard

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fit perfectly

    Posted
    1911
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    Had my head unit installed in no time at all. Easy to use and looks professionally done. I wish it would have included a screw for the rear support but nothing a trip to the hardware store couldn't fix.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What's not to like?

    Posted
    Richard
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    I don't see anything bad that I could say about this product. It looks nice in my truck and the tray underneath is deep enough to house my phone, my iPod, and the remote control for my media player.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    fits perfect

    Posted
    Anthony
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    It fits perfect in my 2005 Ford escape hybrid and even has a cubby hole for the radio remote or my lighter I'd give it five stars if the cubby hole had room for my smokes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    functional for what its intended for

    Posted
    EJFed
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    This product made it easy to replacy my broken factory car stereo by myself. It provides a small storage "shelf" under the stereo which works great to hold my phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's an installation kit

    Posted
    Kacy83
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    It fit my vehicle fine. Nothing fancy gets the job done. I have no complaints. Everything required was provided and instructions were simple enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stereo Vehicle Dash Install Kit

    Posted
    MB42
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    My brother bought a Kenwood stereo for his truck and needed this dash install kit to install it.

    I would recommend this to a friend