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Metra - Mounting Kit for Select 1995-2011 Ford and Mazda Vehicles - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 255 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not a perfect fit, but ok.

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    pilotwebs
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    This was the kit recommended to me by the salesperson at Best Buy for my 2001 Mustang. It fit in the opening, which is a good start. Of the four screw hole tabs only two lined up with the existing screws. It was a tight fit to make everything line up. After I got it all screwed together, I found that it wasn't as stable as I'd hoped. I opened it back up to add the extra support piece provided for some installations, but it doesn't line up on anything to be useful. I'm not a professional radio installer, so maybe I missed something...but I don't feel like it was very straight forward for an average consumer. If there was a better fitting product available, I'd buy and recommend that instead...but this one does do the job.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    More Complicated Than It Needs to Be

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    mrmatch
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    For a cheap piece of plastic this kit is more complicated than it needs to be. We followed the instructions to the letter and have installed other stereos in the past. But we literally had to call Best Buy and talk to someone in the car installation department to figure out how to make it fit. He knew IMMEDIATELY what was wrong and told us how we had to cut pieces of plastic off of the kit and remove parts of the stereo to make it work. NEITHER of those steps were in the instructions for the stereo or the kit. Glad we bothered to ask for help. Still, it was worth saving the $60 to install it ourselves and now we know for the future how it all comes together.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Hey, it works...

    Posted
    Chris
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    Needed to buy it in order to install my replacement deck in my Escape. Wish it had come discounted/included with installation. Seemed a bit of a "bait and switch," but that's how business works nowadays. Putting a deck in is easy, IF you have the testing equipment. Unfortunately, I would have had to put it together and PRAY I followed the instructions properly. So, I coughed up the $85 and had Best Buy do it. On a good note, they WERE the cheapest I found, but if you have a friend that can wire the harness for you, do that and buy the $20 dash mount kit yourself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Harness- Bad Instructions

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    CoolKid010
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    The harness works great in my 2002 Ford Ranger. The only thing that I didn't like were the instructions. For the Ford models, they instructions said to cut off the four screw mounts, which I did. After doing so, half the mount went in but I could get the other half in. After 15 mins I realized I didn't remove the complete screw mount on two of the mounts, the instructions didn't show this. I would compare the instructions to those from IKEA.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    not many choices to begin with

    Posted
    nova
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    Looking around online, I found basically two kits for our vehicle. Left with the choice between these two, or custom-forming plastic to make an aftermarket radio work, I chose this one. It's a no-brainer, really. If anything I blame Ford for designing a center console that requires custom plastic to make things work. It seems to me to 'waste' space up top, while providing only one CD case worth of storage below.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this if you can find another.

    Posted
    ryhad
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    This dash kit looks all good when you buy it. Come time for installation in my truck I had to cut pieces off of it just to fit in the bezel. It can't be bolted into the bezel to increase stability at all. There is another from metra for the same vehicles that is better and can be bolted properly. Don't buy this if you can afford to wait for the better one to be ordered.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what it's supposed to do

    Posted
    IzSo
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    Works well. Does the job. For my vehicle, 1998 Ford Ranger XLT Regular Cab, the instructions actually say to cut off a couple of parts of the unit. Kind of strange to have to do that but it all worked out. I could see how it might not have though. :) Overall, works well. It's one of those things that you don't even think about after your initial setup. I guess that's good though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fit right, slightly bowed in at top

    Posted
    murph1
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    The dash kit is cosmetically poor and does not function as intended. Although, it does cover the factory space, The storage compartment (which is a part of the dash kit.) that is above the custom stereo unit is slightly bowed down from the dash ( doesn't quite fit .) making it tough to get fingers in it to retrieve stuff ie: remote etc. and not giving it a custom fit / look.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes your upgraded stereo player look original

    Posted
    buffdude
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    A necessary requirement to make your recently purchase stereo player look lake factory installed original equipment. The bezel and other parts are designed to match your car cavity that houses the stereo radio depending on your vehicle. This makes the stereo you purchased for your car look both professional and fit snugly into it's allotted space.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Alright mounting kit

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    Metalman007
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    The instructions are not very clear and I had to modify it to get it to fit into the opening with the new stereo receiver in it, but it did work and looks decent in the end of the installation. Also, there will be extra parts depending on what vehicle that you have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes installation simple and easy!

    Posted
    WindowsPhoneRoger
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    This is the second vehicle in which I've used these mounting kit. The installation was easy and the kit makes the interior look good. I like the storage tray - it's a great place for the head unit remote and MP3 player. These items don't bounce all over the interior of the truck on rough roads. Definitely recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It worked

    Posted
    Hmdelgato
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    Not terribly impressed with the overall fit but it worked. The directions are a little vague but I guess that’s what happens when you make something to fit a bunch of different vehicles and need to print it in 15 languages.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as described

    Posted
    Psycopia
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    This was the recommended hardware for the stereo for my truck. Installed my self. First time installing, watched a couple YouTube video's, undone the battery and half an hour and a few cuss words later, WAMMO! Fitted great, stereo works fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Requires a little bit of customizing

    Posted
    disciple
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    Overall the product works just fine, however it did require a little bit of customizing to make the fit perfect in my vehicle. Needed to take my utility knife to shave the edges down so that it fit exactly as needed. Not a major problem as long as you are a little bit handy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well for installing car stereo

    Posted
    Greg
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    Used to install a new Alpine Stereo in my car. Plastic housing clips together well and installation went smoothly after I figured out which brackets worked with my car.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fits the deck but not the car

    Posted
    Augie
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    The deck fits right into the mount but unfortunately on my Mustang GT when the mount is fully installed there is a small gap. Additionally the fittings don't work very well with this mount so you may need to rig it on there with zip ties.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good kit

    Posted
    andyring
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    Used this to put a spare working stereo I had into an old church van. Factory one had long since died. Took a little jiggering here and there but got it solidly mounted.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Looks stylish fits in the car

    Posted
    Underground805
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    The workers helped out dropped the car before I went to work and on my lunch I picked it up and the install was perfect looks good in a mustang :) but.....the storage place it has under the deck was small like 2 CDs 1 iPod iPhone bearly fit but ther then that works out good

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to install

    Posted
    Fredo
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    I bought the kit because I figured it couldn't be too difficult to install the stereo and I was right. The kit I purchased was rather simple and did not take long at all. I recommend this kit if you are thinking of installing a car stereo yourself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    What I needed

    Posted
    RMBDIII
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    Pros: good fit and fast easy install Cons: there were numerous fittings included to adapt to the various vehicle yrs and not very clear which one was for my truck. I had to go through them to get the one that fit

    I would recommend this to a friend