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Metra - Installation Kit for Select Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Mazda Vehicles - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 260 reviews

96%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Very very vague instructions, basically had to figure it all out by trial and error, it's style didn't allow me to use the faceplate for the radio and there's gaps at the top the plastic insert doesn't fill and a big gap at the bottom.Terracottapie
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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Needs Improvement

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    tntbct
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    When installing the new radio with this installation kit there was a sizing problem. This was the kit for the year and model of the car. I looked up step by step videos just to be sure it was being done correctly. However, when it says you must cut to make the hole larger to fit it in there was not very accurate. Trim maybe but definitely not cut. Seemed to have changed the style of the installation kits. There have been kits I have used previously worked great with no problems.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easiest installation ever!

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    Guitartripp
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    Three piece install kit...can't be any easier. Install two pieces on SIDS and snap third piece on bottom. On a Ford Escape, you'll need to cut off the top of the dash plastic. I simply placed the radio on the bottom and then lined up and made a Mark with a pen on the top, then cut with a utility knife...your vehicle may be different. One warning...line the sides up in front before tightening the screw because if you tighten them and then push it into the dash, the front parts may not be even with the dash bezel, and it's very difficult to remove once installed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well, hard to install

    Posted
    jasonrj
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    This product replaced a stereo mount that never fully fit into the stereo bezel. The stereo now looks great, but install was difficult and did not slide in like the OEM. I had to remove the bezel, modify it slightly, shove the mounting kit through the opening and then mount the bezel. I would like to add accessories to my touch screen in-dash DVD player, but it's too difficult to get the stereo back in my dash so I'm going to live without. I recommend the product, but only because I haven't found a better mount for a Ford stereo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect fit

    Posted
    KRISPFRIES
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    This is a great installation kit and worked flawlessly. I have a 2003 Ford F-250 and with minor dash modifications, the dash kit worked great. The dash modifications is only due to the truck model and nothing to do with the install kit. Once you screw the side mounts in, the radio slid right in and locked into place. I am very pleased with this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    Posted
    Markus
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    The kit works well enough. It's just the fit on the left-hand side of the unit that just doesn't quite fit the way it should and I'm not sure if that's a problem with this kit or the way that I did the modifications to the dash. So I will give it a four star. But the company could do a better job to make it fit, maybe more spacers of different sizes?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple enough kit, instructions could be better.

    Posted
    SoundNerd77
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    Bought this for a double din aftermarket radio install for a Ford Ranger. The side brackets didn't quite match up ideally for my setup. The screws to hold the brackets could have been tad longer to hold them on more securely. You may have to get creative if using for a Ford Ranger install.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Need skills

    Posted
    Hondu
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    Mounting kit was not a perfect fit. Needed to file parts to make perfect. Once it's snapped in place it's very difficult to remove so run all future wires and cables the first time installing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Looks perfect!

    Posted
    Bobby
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    At first I wasn't sure how was going to look installation was very easy and it makes my excursion look very nice very happy with the product and it was in stock when I needed it and nobody else had it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad

    Posted
    Terracottapie
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    Very very vague instructions, basically had to figure it all out by trial and error, it's style didn't allow me to use the faceplate for the radio and there's gaps at the top the plastic insert doesn't fill and a big gap at the bottom. The absolute worst mounting bracket I ever had to work with

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It does the job but it's not easy to fit and insta

    Posted
    JaimeT2
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    I had a hard time trying to make it fit and when I did I had the same struggle placing the car stereo in it. Once placed it didn't move but it's not easy. That's why I give it 2 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    FIT KIT LOOKS GREAT

    Posted
    BADINSTALL
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    Very happy with the product. Not happy at all with the installation. The head unit is also a dvd player but they didn't install the brake switch so it can operate, also intallers would NOT provide me with the extraction keys which were included in the product box I purchased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    simple and effective

    Posted
    Rambo
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    Used this to install a pioneer touchscreen on a 2010 ford ranger. everything fits nice and tight. The side brackets force you to recess the unit a little bit farther back than I like but it still looks real good. Simple to install.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    Stylingdj
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    Exactly what I needed. Ordered another online that said it would wor, it didn’t. Talked to the installers at Best Buy. They said this is the one I needed. They ordered and was in in three days. Perfect fit

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for double din install

    Posted
    Crombei1
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    Product was easy and directions were straight forward for installing a touchscreen head unit in a 2007 ford e450. Minor trimming needed of factory dash to fit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fit with minor trimming

    Posted
    SportTracDriver

    Worked with 2003 Explorer Sport Trac. I did have to use a dremmel tool to cut small slots in the existing bezel which made for a perfect fit. Slots would not show if the factory radio was re-installed so I was pleased with this kit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works just fine and looks good

    Posted
    Raaper
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    The Product is not a lot of plastic for what you pay. However, it was easy to install and did look nice completed. I am not sure how it will come out if I ever need to take it out, but I'll worry about that when the time comes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Did not fit

    Posted
    Scooter
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    I ordered the skit with my stereo and adapter which I had bought this kid would not fit in my 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis I can only use one of the side pieces and the other would not fit

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Did what was supposed to

    Posted
    Vahandyman
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    Installation associate let me know every part I needed for new radio purchased for my van. glad I was told before taking old radio out!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worked great

    Posted
    taz29420
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    I bought this for my 2004 ford crown Victoria and it worked great. Side pieces lined up with holes in the new stereo. And fit right in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An item I needed when I purchase the stereo

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    pam1102
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    This item was also suggested to me that I purchased when I buy the stereo on Black Friday I'm glad they suggested it was much cheaper that I purchased before hand before the installation

    I would recommend this to a friend