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Metra - Installation Kit for Select 1995-2008 GM Vehicles - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 537 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fits good... after some modification

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    Jeckler
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    This kit is designed to fit a lot of different cars. My particular install was in a 1996 Geo Tracker. In addition to the kit manual's instructions for trimming un-needed tabs, I had to cut about 3/16'" off the bottom of the kit as well as the tabs on top so that it would fit properly. When installing, I also had to use a couple washers on the top mounts in order for the dash bezel to fit properly when it was installed. I don't think it takes too much away from the kit, as it still fits very good, and by using the ISO DIN mount option, the radio sits flush. The pocket is a nice touch and is used to hold my phone and a pen or two. The only negative, and will only come in to play is when removing the radio, is that the ISO DIN brackets snap in to the kit, but not that well. It's very easy to pop the radio out with just pressure and not having to squeeze the clips.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    works but could be better quality

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    capt0caveman
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    these kits could use closer tolerances. after installing the kit and radio, there was a gap(as w/ any of these kits) between the dash and front of the kit. easy fix though: simply pry off the screw hole pieces from the parts you dont use and use them as spacers where the screws go into the dash. i used probably three on each screw and it was enough to close the gaps. also be sure that you raise the kit up before tightening down the screws so there isnt a gap at the top.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad Customer Service/ Car installer, but good part

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    dureal99d

    So I arrive at the store located at Brentwood St. Louis. I get there and I ask the girl is I could I get a bezel for the 2005 GMC Yukon Denali with Navigation. They provided this one. I then knew that something was not right as there is no way that I should have to cut the middle strip out of a bezel with a razor as their rude tech lied it states in the instruction and it did not make sense. well I looked it up at crutchfield and I found the proper part number for vehicles with navigation. the part number is. 95-2001 and its at their store and they didn't know it and their tech installer purposely misled and laughed as he walked away.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Kit

    Posted
    Stowestacks
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    Needed the kit for the aftermarket receiver to fit into an Escalade. The reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that I only used one plate to secure the receiver to the dash. I threw away the majority of the kit because I didn't need it. I guess i could have looked for just the face plate that I used but I didn't search to see if that was sold separately and quite frankly didn't know what I was going to need when I started. It did it's job and holds the receiver in place, so I can't complain. Without it I wouldn't have got the job done.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Functional but lacking...

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    mjksuper
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    Honestly, there at little to no directions with this product and there were SO MANY extra parts that were not needed that it seemed like a waste. And the part that I needed to surround my unit had to be cut with a knife so it seemed strange. 10 pieces that you didn't need 8 of them and the one you need you had to cut for it to work...just make one that fits around the larger format stereo and include it! Needed part to install but a waste of extras

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Inexpensive and Perfect fit!!

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    Abby
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    I needed this product to install a new stereo into my care, and it worked out great! The only thing that I would suggest is letting the customer know they might have to cut off a piece of the plastic for certain stereos to fit properly. I was so confused thinking after i had bought it for a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am that it wasn't going to work. But all it needed was for a plastic piece to be cut off. Overall was pretty happy with the product. The Best Buy associates helped me find the right one for my car and it was a decent price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Necessary for install and works great

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    Flatbush
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    I see a lot of questions about installations which really surprise me. You folks end to realize that all vehicles are not the same and you will just about ALWAYS need the correct adapters and similar devices to make any aftermarket stereo plug right into your favorite tory harness. This keeps your installer from having to chop up your factory harness and makes it easier for them to offer requires installing your factory stereo for free if you sell your vehicle and want to keep your new stereo for your next vehicle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It's just "OK", not all that it's advertised to be

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    kf4omg
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    This kit did NOT fit around the face of the radio that I ordered, and after having to CUT the main part of the faceplate in hope of getting it to fit, there's no returning for a refund. The brackets were helpful, as it allowed me to at least secure the radio to the dash of the truck (until the plastic drys out and breaks anyway). Not too much else to say, brackets get a 4, faceplate gets a 0, so the overall score is only a 2.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

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    ScottCW75
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    I purchased this to install a stereo in my grand daughters car. It was easy to put together but did not fit exactly. I had to trim and file a lot to make it fit right. I’m not talking a few minutes, I’m talking about an hour and a half of trimming and fitting. I’m not putting the blame completely on the kit but the make of the car had a lot to do with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Made me look like a professional

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    bumble14075
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    I knew going in that I would need some kind of adaptor kit because of the enormity of the factory unit I was replacing. After reading a few online reviews, this is the unit I selected. The price and ready availability were very helpful and it really makes the new stereo look like a factory installation. The directions were simple and detailed. Installation was quick and easy. All the parts you need and extras included.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worked well but a little tricky to get just right.

    Posted
    cyclik
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    I bought this kit to use with an aftermarket double din head unit I installed in my 2004 Pontiac Grand AM GT w/Monsoon. It worked quite well although it took a little finagling to get it just right because these kits are designed for multiple applications in many different vehicles. It worked though and the finished result is totally professional. If you need this part for your install, just buy it. It's the one you need for a professionally done job!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's okay

    Posted
    Ziad
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    I didn't understand why the microphone they would already there could not be used and it's not always very clear for people to hear me but it does service purpose so I can't complain too much and the guys in the installation Department were very nice and cool about everything and they've even checked it a few times for me when I had problems

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fits great

    Posted
    Stevenl852
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    This fits my Chevy Blazer 2005 perfectly, tried others like metra and scochee ( what walmart caries) none of them fit, eventhough the packaging says ot will. The only problem is the plastic mounts that you screw it into place with, they can break easily. Other than that with care I was able to install my single din sony in my suv

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Be aware of other options

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    Synic133
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    Product does what it needs to, but be aware that there are other options that will look better. If you're looking to install a double DIN stereo, look elsewhere for the trim. Middle piece needs to be cut in order to fit. What ends up happening is the edges of where the middle piece was prior to the modification, becomes rough and discolored... Not aesthetically pleasing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice adapter kit for aftermarket stereos

    Posted
    Robert
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    This adapter as purchased along with a JVC stereo and accessory kits to complete the installation at home. The fit and finish were better than expected, and made the unit look as if it were installed at the factory. It was simple to assemble correctly, lined up perfectly and didn't require any additional trimming or adjustments.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worked Perfectly

    Posted
    OFalDar
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    This item fit perfectly in a 1998 Buick Century to allow us to remove the GIANT factory radio and replace with a new one. This kit had a slot for the single radio and then a little pocket type space just below the radio face that perfectly fits your cell phone. It has a few extra pieces included than we needed, but since it is for multiple models, I understand why.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Looks Fine, just don't look too closely.

    Posted
    PimpMyRide
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    In fairness this kit allows for many different set-ups and some of which may be perfect. However, for a double din receiver you have to cut out a center divider piece manually. Would have been nice if this piece had been semi pre-cut from the factory to snap apart more evenly. I used a black marker to dress up the imperfections...details man!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It works but......

    Posted
    Meandnobody
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    The half DIN pocket makes for a good place to put stuff allow it is really too deep because when stuff falls back in there it is so thick so it is very hard to get your fingers in there to get stuff out or you'll need a pencil or something to reach in there & fish stuff out. Go ahead & buy the properly sized stereo not one that needs this to git.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works fine, but very generic

    Posted
    Chad
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    This item is usable for a large variety of vehicles, which I believe is why BestBuy chose to stock this specific item. Metro makes a double din specific dash kit, which is slightly cheaper and does not require any trimming which would have been nice. With that said, this unit works just fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    This did not work for me

    Posted
    Mulberry
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    This dash install kit was not for my model year vehicle. Best Buy needs to list all the vehicles that the kit is made for not just the year group it covers. I had to return this and order from another site that listed my exact year application. Disappointed in how Best Buy listed this on their website.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend