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Metra - Stereo Installation Kit for Select Honda Civic Vehicles - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 223 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Fit/ poorly made

    Posted
    mloylo

    I attempted to use this product for a 2001 Civic EX and the main piece was simply too big for the Honda dash it was designed to fit in. I bought this product not really expecting it to work as every SCOSCHE product I have purchased in the past has always been of very low quality. Aside from the mount being too large, there were several small plastic "nipples" around the outside edge of the mount that were at least 1/16 -1/8 in. tall from when the product was molded. Had the mount fit in the space it was intended for, this would be an area of interference with the SCOSCHE stereo mount and the factory dash assembly. Finally I would like to add how disappointing it is that they package the stereo install Kit as a "cover all" kind of sale, meaning if you want to buy an install kit for a 2001 Honda, you must also buy the unnecessary and unused hard ware for a 96-98 Honda. At least that was the case with my purchase. All of the hardware came in one large, cheap, plastic bag. Bottom line, I will never buy another SCOSCHE product again and I am disappointed to know that Best Buy carries such a low quality product line. I originally purchased a scosche product from wallmart in the late 90’s and it was horrible then too

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does what it's supposed to in the end

    Posted
    Wagonman

    I bought this kit fot a 1998 Civic EX 2 door. While it worked in the end, I had to grind some of the factory plastic bezel inside the radio area to get the tabs used to lock the aftermarket radio carrier to the kit to clear enough to make the face plate fit flush. You can't see the area ground away with the stereo installed. I used the L-bracket supplied to hold the stereo in place by bolting it to the dash frame. That lined up with a factory hole in the structure. In the end, it looks okay, but was disappointed to have to grind the original bezel when all they had to do was shift the radio opening to the right a little bit. I agree that it it ridiculous to include pieces for 2 different body style cars in the kit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    OEM look, good fit

    Posted
    Andy
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    The dash kit fits perfectly and looks OEM in my 2003 Honda Civic LX. The only gripe I have about the product, is that the bottom of the dash kit, where the little cubby is at, isn't secured to anything, just the head unit. I can jiggle it back and forth a bit, but it's not a huge deal. I'm still happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Doesnt fit

    Posted
    SSGojeta

    This does not work for a '98 civic hatchback, the large piece doesn't go anywhere on the car. it says to use the medium and small pieces. so that's what i did. the medium piece fit but there is nothing to secure it to the dash. when i placed my radio in it the hole was way to big. and there was nothing on the medium or small pieces to secure the radio to them anyways. so even if it did fit it would have just floated there until it fell out.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Makes Any Custom Stereo Appear Factory

    Posted
    MJFrog55
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    PRO: One kit can handle several applications. CON: I paid a lot of money for a lot of pieces that went in the trash, only one piece was needed for my installation. The rest, about 8 large and small pieces were worthless to me. I would rather see them sell specific pieces for each application for less money than have us waste all the pieces that could be used elsewhere. It creates more plastic waste for the environment at our excess cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad, and affordable

    Posted
    Ganon
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    I had no real problems assembling it other than there were two tabs that I had to cut off with a dremel to make fit. I realize it's a universal product, but nowhere in the instructions did it tell you to remove them, it wouldn't fit otherwise. After I cut them off though, it worked perfectly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Make sure it fits

    Posted
    TheSpoilerReview
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    I originally bought this part from Best Buy, with the assistance of a Best Buy associate. She told me it would fit in my car. When I went for the Geek Squad install a few weeks later, they told me it did not fit in my sub-model. They didn't even have the right part! I had to order it from Amazon. So the moral of the story is to make sure it fits your car.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product but high price

    Posted
    SSIdawg
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    I recently purchased a Kenwood KDC-BT555U in-dash CD receiver at Best Buy. I decided to let the Geek Squad install it there. I was informed at the time of purchase tha I would need to also buy a Metra - Stereo Installation Kit for Select Honda Civic Vehicles to mount your car stereo securely . It works fine and looks good but was a little pricey.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    98 Civic needs this special kit for the radio

    Posted
    DoctorJohnnyFever
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    If you have a 1998 Honda Civic DX and want to change-out the factory radio, this is the way to go, as you'll notice that the radio has an angle on the side, not straight up and down, so have BB get you this special package for your Honda Civic. Priced about the same as many other units.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Seamless look

    Posted
    Ginger
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    It's always a little scary to replace factory installed equipment with generic after-market items because of expecting it to look out of place but this kit fits beautifully and the install looks great. It even retains the storage cubby under the radio face. Very happy with how it turned out!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Required if you want things to look nice

    Posted
    MotherShoe
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    Being an aftermarket stereo, the installation kit is a necessity if you want things to look like they belong. There were a lot of extra pieces left over, though, and my husband and I are finding it hard to figure out what to do with the ones we didn't need for our particular car. Hmmm...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    A waste of money

    Posted
    Disappointed

    A sad excuse for directions left me with a table full of useless plastic parts that didn't seem to go with each other. I think they tried to satisfy to many options in one kit. I threw it in the trash and used the old fit from the old receiver!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A must

    Posted
    Omar
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    Unfortunate that you need this in order to mount your new head unit, but it looks nice and secures your new investment quite well. Costly at about $70 and I do miss the factory kit which had a cover, but getting used to the open concept.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Neat installation.

    Posted
    Joece
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    The installation looks neat, but you can tell it is not OEM. You lose the little cubby hole door so you lose some storage. I'm trying to figure out a way to put the door back. I believe with a little yankee ingenuity I'll be able to figure this out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    Mbryand
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    I recently got a JVC radio installed at the SE Military location in San Antonio. Rickey was amazing and I think everyone should go see him for car audio installations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Wrong Item given

    Posted
    LT64
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    Salesman assured me that the item purchased was the right part for a 1998 Honda Civic LX even after I advised him that it wasn't. I trusted his advise. Ended up purchasing kit from Crutchfield anyway..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is the kit to get

    Posted
    hoss0691
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    I used this kit on my 03 honda civic and it was the easiest and cleanest installation a have ever done. I have installed about 5 or 6 radios and this one was the easiest. Everything you need to put it in is in the kit and I would recommend buying this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works good, but instructions are bad!

    Posted
    KJDad
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    Overall the bracket works great - but there are so many pieces that are NOT needed for a Honda that it was confusing. Instructions are worthless, we went on-line and got better info. Buy it but be prepared.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Makes the new radio look better

    Posted
    BlameitOnBen
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    It's a necessary evil with any factory radio replacement, when you go from a single double din to single din radio. Looks good works good, and a must for the install. Only brand option available during jy install, so i had to buy this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It holds the car stereo

    Posted
    Ella
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    I would have like it to have a lip on the top so I would be able to see the car stereo display. The glare of the sun make it had to see.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend