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American International FMK-542 Dash Kit

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American International FMK-542 kit

The American International FMK-542 kit allows you to install a double-DIN (4" tall) car stereo in your vehicle's dash opening. Please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this kit is compatible with your vehicle. Warranty: 60 days.

What's in the box:

  • Radio housing
  • 2 Brackets
  • Installation Instructions
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does the job

Crutchfield customer from Saint Peters, MO on 9/13/2019

2006 Ford F-350

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I would have given this 5 stars but because of the universal use of this dash kit there are a lot of modifications that you needs to do, that are well explained, to make it fit the vehicle. Overall it works nice, does the job.

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Crutchfield customer from Boulder City, NV on 8/4/2019

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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The trim ring interferes with the volume knob on the Sony XAV-AX100 receiver, as it angles out top to bottom. Would not recommend for this use case.

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Crutchfield customer from Valley View, TX on 4/23/2019

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Easy to use and gave my truck a clean OEM appearance!

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Crutchfield customer from Elizabethtown, PA on 4/3/2019

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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The tabs should be easier to remove, the directions were pretty clear but the tabs were hard to cut. Another hint for anyone who reads this, attach the faceplate to the side plates then instal onto radio looks good though in my 2005 F250 and looks stock

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Worked great

Crutchfield customer from Apo, AP on 3/3/2019

2004 Ford Freestar

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Worked as advertised. Very easy to install.

Pros: Great product

Cons: Had to saw off the tabs

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Crutchfield customer from Philadelphia, PA on 1/26/2019

2006 Ford F-350

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Great fit in a Ford F-450. Only one vague part,I had to cut off more tabs in addition to shaded(remove)tabs.

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Paul from Eden Prairie, MN on 1/19/2019

2006 Ford F-350

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Poor fit. The pins in the front do not completely seat into the dash when the 4 bolts are completely seated into the dash. When the dash it put back together the kit sticks out further than the dash. Not a great fit and looks kinda cheesy.

Pros: decent quality

Cons: very poor fit.

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Chad from Steeleville, IL on 12/25/2018

2006 Ford F-350

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Great product

Pros: Perfect fit once you figure out which pins you need to cut off

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Hayden, ID on 12/17/2018

2005 Ford F-350

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The new stereo fit exactly like the stock one easy install

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Jason from Wagener, SC on 10/7/2018

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Perfect fit, looks good!

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Needs improvement

Crutchfield customer from Attleboro, MA on 8/26/2018

2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Installed new head unit with dash kit but it was a pain. The directions are lacking clear and thorough instructions. Cutting the tabs off for my particular model of vehicle wasn't fun. Made of a thick plastic and I just didn't have anything good to cut them off very efficiently or cleanly for install. Had to shave off parts of tabs to make dash kit fit that I couldn't cut all the way down. Seemed to bolt directly to head unit and not use the sleeve provided with head unit, bolts seemed slightly short for bolting dash kit to head unit

Pros: It worked

Cons: Directions lack clarity Cutting plastic tabs not used is aweful without proper tools

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Makes installation a breeze!

Crutchfield customer from Celestine, IN on 8/15/2018

2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Very nice fit in my 2007 Ford F250 Super Duty.

Pros: Easy to install, fits great!

Cons: None

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One size doesn't fit all.

Skip from Manhattan, KS on 6/25/2018

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Once you get it put together for your application it is a pretty nice mount. That being said, it is a multi-vehicle adaptable mount. The two side pieces take a little bit of work to lock them into place. After that you quite literally (its in the instructions) have to break off pieces of the mount in order for it to fit your application. The pieces are not pre-scored or weakened in any way either, since they all have to be strong enough for whatever vehicle they go to. After that you slide your head unit into it and if you're lucky one screw hole on each side will line up with one of the cross-hatched holes, the rest will all be off by varying degrees. I was able to get it to work and I don't anticipate any issues with it now that it is installed, but I won't every by a multi-vehicle mount ever again. My recommendation is to spend a few more dollars on a mount that is actually designed for your application.

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: You have to break it to make it fit. It isn't designed for your vehicle.

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Crutchfield customer from Maple Shade, NJ on 6/13/2018

2006 Ford F-350

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Fit and worked perfect.

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Crutchfield customer from Bonners Ferry, ID on 6/3/2018

2006 Ford F-350

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You gotta have one of these! Don't even think of installing a new head unit without this! The end result is a dash that looks like OEM. Perfect!

Pros: Nice looks, easy install! Way to go!

Cons: Screws that came with the kit should have been flat head. the round head screws interfered with the side of the enclosure in my truck.. It worked though!

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Worked great

Danimal from Belen, NM on 5/13/2018

2006 Ford F-350

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Easy to use, and hold radio secure

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: None

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Michael from Roscoe, IL on 5/6/2018

2006 Ford F-350

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Worked fairly well

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Crutchfield customer from Fallbrook, CA on 4/2/2018

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Great product and looks very clean, the instructions could be a bit clearer. They seem to stop at which tabs to snap off and leave you guessing as to how to assemble and in which order to perform assembly.

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Janice M. from North Plains, OR on 3/11/2018

2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Worked great. Fit is decent. But requires trimming off a lot of unused tabs meant for other vehicles.

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Crutchfield customer from Prescott Valley, AZ on 3/4/2018

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Easy peasy

Pros: Professional look

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Great fit!

David from New Market, MD on 2/12/2018

2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Made install easy. Double check the tabs that need to be removed. Check twice, remove once.

Pros: Easy install.

Cons: Careful understanding the tabs to remove.

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Derrick from Bremen, GA on 2/7/2018

2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Horrible kit, Crutchfield needs to find a new supplier. Worthless instructions!

Pros: None!

Cons: Everything ! Pure junk!

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Great

David Fuster from Vega Alta, PR on 1/3/2018

2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Nice fut

Pros: Light and perfect fit

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Crutchfield customer from Banner Elk, NC on 9/19/2017

2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Perfect fit and no cutting on the car. A better and more natural looking transition with the dash.

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Great fit

John from PA on 9/17/2017

2007 Ford Focus ZX4

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This kit fits perfectly, makes it look like Ford put it in there originally

Pros: Fits great was free with radio

Cons: Had to modify kit slightly to fit

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Simple to use, good fit.

Aaron from Lake Saint Louis, MO on 8/30/2017

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Installed in a 2005 F350 Lariat. Fits well, was easy to install.

Pros: Easy to use, fits well

Cons: None really

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Great kit

Joe from Silver Spring, MD on 7/19/2017

2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Awesome kit. Fits perfectly in 2006 F250 superduty. Easy to follow instructions.

Pros: Came free with radio purchase Easy to follow instructions Fit perfect

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Robert from Gainesville, FL on 7/12/2017

2007 Ford F-350

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Used to install my JVC KW-R925BTS into a Ford F-350 pickup crew cab. No problems. Great fit!! Instructions were easy to figure out. Just cut the tab for this vehicle and screw into place.

Pros: Great fit!

Cons: None

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Mediocre mounting kit

Scott from Bluff Dale, TX on 6/22/2017

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Unimpressive - one-size fits all meaning it fits nothing well. Had to cut off all but 4 tabs. Instuctions say cut off tabs which were shaded n the picture. Not all the tabs were shaded well so you're left wondering which way they intended to go. Then fitting the DIN box was nearly impossible once the side panels were in place. Then they said to bend tabs to lock in place. Well if you bend them NOW, the radio won't go in. If you bend them after the radio goes in, you have to guess which ones will lock the radio in place. Lastly, the radio had a front bezel - no one said it had to (or could) pop off to fit this adapter. Figured it out finally.

Pros: one size fits all

Cons: one size fits all - terrible fit and horrible instructions.

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Crutchfield customer from Ft. Lauderdale, Fl on 6/1/2017

2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Could use a few more instructions and more hardware options (screws are on the short side) but overall easy to install. Very secure and clean look.

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Professional fit.

Crutchfield customer from Three Rivers, MI on 3/23/2017

2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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2007 Ford F-250 SD Diesel This makes a very nice bezel for the radio. It fits very nicely in the factory opening.

Pros: fits very nicely adjustable

Cons: Use Something Sharp to cut extra off or better yet carefully break them off and then shave the slag.

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Crutchfield customer from Visalia, CA on 1/30/2017

2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Tabs can be a bit of a pain to cut off without the rite tools. Other than that perfect fit.

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Scott from Warner Robins, GA on 11/27/2016

2007 Ford F-150

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Awesome kit. Simply remove the tabs that do not apply to your vehicle. Much better than the Metra kit that uses loose pieces.

Pros: Perfect fit for 2007 f150

Cons: None

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Matches perfectly in 2006 F-250 dash

VRosa from Midland, TX on 11/23/2016

2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Easy to install, trim piece filled the gap on my dash perfectly. Looks great! My son thought I had a professional do the install.

Pros: Easy install.

Cons: Do not like the additional tabs that need to brake off.

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Steve from Highland, CA on 10/19/2016

2006 Ford F-350

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Tricky directions had me call up the team at Crutchfield.

Pros: Universal fit.

Cons: Tricky directions

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Crutchfield customer from Greeley, CO on 9/25/2016

2006 Ford F-350

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Easy

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Perfect fit

Mel from Macomb, MI on 9/4/2016

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Worked in 2005 Ford F250 perfectly. No complaints.

Pros: Perfect fit

Cons: Always have to be careful when removing plastic tabs.

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Makes installation look factory.

Lee M from Pinnacle, NC on 7/31/2016

2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Makes installation look factory.But had to trim on mount to fit radio in properly and to make mount fit together. Not to big of a deal,but still unnecessary work.

Pros: Makes installation look factory installed

Cons: Mount had to be trimmed for side mounts to fit properly and for Stereo to fit properly

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David from Converse , TX on 6/23/2016

2007 Ford F-350

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Ez to install

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Stereo mount

Clay VF from Fort Polk,LA on 5/31/2016

2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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The tab breaking and making sure you take the right ones off, in the pictures in the instructions all the tabs look shaded, but once you figure out what tabs need to go it goes in pretty easily

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It's ok

Kevin from Florence, KY on 5/20/2016

2006 Ford F-350

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Looks ok, but it take some playing with to get it to work

Pros: securely mounts the radio

Cons: instructions could be better

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James from Oneida, IL on 5/1/2016

2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Easy to use and install

Pros: Universal

Cons: None

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Jeff S. from New Iberia,LA on 4/21/2016

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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I havent installed a sound system in 27 years, this made it Very easy to install, looks professional like in belongs there. Tnx Crutchfield!

Pros: Multi vehicle install, nice finish, look factory.

Cons: Have to look at instructions closely so not to remove wrong unused tabs but not bad.

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It works

Steve from Fairfield, CA on 4/13/2016

2006 Ford Focus ZX3

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It works. Overall its pretty nice, Trying to understand what to snap off and what to leave on was sorta tough.. I just looked at my stock mount and went from there. Other than the tabs that have to be removed for a specific application the mount is pretty nice. Its solid in the mounting location.

Pros: something simple that works.

Cons: Plastic tabs removal directions could be a bit better.

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Rbc from Niagara Falls, NY on 4/3/2016

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Great product

Pros: Great

Cons: N/A

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BobA from northumberland, PA on 3/28/2016

2007 Ford Focus ZXW

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Looks like original equipment.

Pros: Perfect fit, easy to install.

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Piece of garbage

Aaron from grand rapids, MI on 3/20/2016

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Directions impossible to understand. Cheap plastic crap. This should be the simplest thing, but it wasn't.

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Great Product

Scott from pickett, WI on 2/21/2016

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Very clean finish and makes the double din look simple!!

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Does the job

JT from Ohio on 1/11/2016

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When I first opened this I thought it was kind of cheap. It does the job though and keeps the radio in place. No vibrations or anything, and doesn't look bad after you put the covers back on your car.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: Didn't like that it came with all the mounting options and you have to remove tabs that were not for your specific car. It was easy to do just a hassle.

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Perfect fit!

Mike from Salt Lake City utah on 1/4/2016

2004 Ford Freestar

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Perfect fit, looks great, fast shipping

Pros: Fits perfectly, very good instructions.

Cons: None

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Easy

Rob from Ohio on 12/29/2015

2005 Ford Focus ZX3

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This made the install super easy. Four bolts and I was done.

Pros: Mounts super easy!

Cons: None

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Universal, needs Modification to fit each vehicle

CeeJay from Utah on 12/10/2015

2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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This bracket does what it is supposed to do. Once properly installed it's actually quite sturdy. I'm not a fan of plastic everywhere, but it does the job. I had to use a Dremel with a cut-off wheel to remove the superfluous bracket parts that make this more universal, As Per Instructions, so people without certain tools will have to use what they have handy to modify.

Pros: Sturdy enough, does what it needs to do, easy install

Cons: Need cutoff tools to remove superfluous brackets, as per instructions.

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Gets the job done in the cheapest way possible

Peter from Utah on 10/27/2015

2005 Ford Focus ZX3

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It get's the job done if you manage to not break it. That's about the only plus. It's a cheap plastic that doesn't look the best and you have to break off all sorts of pieces to make it compatible with your specific car model.

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Crutchfield customer from Florida on 10/18/2015

2006 Ford F-350

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perfect fit!!!!

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Like a pro!

WillyB from Colorado on 10/17/2015

2006 Ford F-350

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The instructions took a minute to clearly make sense. But after that it was a breeze and makes for a completely professional install.

Pros: Looks like OEM install when done.

Cons: The directions for trimming the tabs was a little vague, but not horrible.

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Crutchfield customer from Utah on 10/16/2015

2006 Ford F-350

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Worked, but required some modification which were addressed in the instructions. Also seems a bit flimsy. Screw holes and locating pins didn't line up very well with vehicle.

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I wish it was sturdier

WVFocus from West Virginia on 9/1/2015

2007 Ford Focus ZX5

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Worked as described, but kind of pain to remove unwanted tabs. I first scored them with a utility knife at their base, and then bent them over to break them off. Seemed kind of flimsy, but appears to have done the job.

Pros: Worked as it should, fit the space and attachment points on target

Cons: It is somewhat generic, you will need to break off unwanted tabs (in my case many) Seems a bit flimsy, but maybe it is as strong as it needs to be?

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ArthurUSCG from the Washington, DC Area on 8/27/2015

2004 Mercury Monterey

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Works

Pros: Fits like factory

Cons: Texture does not match my 04 Mercury Monterey

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Steve S from Ohio on 7/9/2015

2005 Ford Focus ZX4

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You'll need to break off most of the plastic side tabs for a 2005 focus install. Six out of the eight mounting holes lined up with my JVC receiver, but that was adequate to get the job done.

Pros: Looks great

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Crutchfield customer from Abbeville,LA on 6/20/2015

2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Great product perfect fit easy to install on radio and in dash

Pros: Perfect product

Cons: None

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mcbracing1 from New York on 6/16/2015

2006 Ford F-350

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perfect fit in my Ford F350. looks factory

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MikeC from Colorado on 5/31/2015

2005 Ford Focus ZX3

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The product got here quickly and was very easy to install.

Pros: Easy to follow instructions. Installed flawlessly

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D. Kong from Rutherford, TN on 5/13/2015

2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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At first glance after opening the package, I was skeptical of the overall quality since the unit is somewhat universal and all plastic. The kit requires you to break off plastic tabs that aren't used for your particular application (so triple check the diagram before you commit to breaking). My skepticism was unfounded, the unit is quite sturdy and came with set screws to secure it to the receiver. All in all, this was both easier and sturdier than many of the dash kits I've used in the past.

Pros: Product very sturdy and light weight.

Cons: Not really a con, but you need to make sure you check the correct diagram for your vehicle (provided) before breaking off the unused tabs. There is no going back. Patience is key.

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perfect fit

Dollarbill F-350 from starke,Fl on 4/28/2015

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A fit that looks like a factory fit ,thanks team

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EXCELLENT

FordF250 from Salem, Ohio on 4/23/2015

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Excellent product

Pros: Easy install

Cons: none

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Rod from Winters, Ca on 4/14/2015

2005 Ford F-350

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EXCELLENT

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Cody B from Paris, TX on 4/6/2015

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Works like it's supposed to but directions weren't clear for my 05 F250

Pros: Great fitment.

Cons: Poor instructions for a f250.

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Crutchfield customer from Jefferson City missouri on 3/25/2015

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Multi fit products worry me but it looks great and fit great

Pros: Great product

Cons: None

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Billy from Crestview, Florida on 3/22/2015

2006 Ford Focus ZX4

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This made the installation super easy, it was a perfect fit. I would recommend this to anyone installing a car stereo.

Pros: Perfect fit for my Ford Focus, very easy to work with.

Cons: None

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Paul from Fairfield CA on 3/2/2015

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Perfect fit makes for a clean look after my dash panel was reinstalled would highly recommend this for any 03 to 07 f250 owners

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Dash kit

Josh from Moberly mo on 2/28/2015

2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Great look and fit

Pros: No problems to install

Cons: None

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Bill from California on 1/4/2015

2007 Ford Focus ZX5

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Had to break off two times the amount of tabs (per instruction sent) to make it fit and then the screw mount location lined up with the metal frame of the car which I was no about to trim, I used less screws. Fit is tight on the Focus, but Son is happy with overall set up.

Pros: Worked with some modifications. Overall worked.

Cons: Instructions were off for car.

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Had the wrong diagram

Daniel from Bloomington, IN on 11/24/2014

2006 Ford Focus ZXW

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Crutchfield sent the wrong diagram so I had trouble fitting into car until customer service sent me the correct diagram. We got in a mini argument which was not a big deal. Just frustrating due to wrong bracket instructions.

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Intallation made Easy!

EB Crazy from Missouri on 11/19/2014

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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This dash kit made the installation easy and secure. The stereo kit combines the simplicity of installation with that of a professional finish. No modification was required.

Pros: Excellent install product.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Southaven,MS on 10/14/2014

2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Fit like a glove . Made install very easy .

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Good Fit

CMal from Ohio on 9/12/2014

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Nice fit, easy to use

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Harold from Lorain, Ohio on 6/30/2014

2005 Ford Focus ZX4

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Great product for the money

Pros: Easy installation

Cons: Did not fine any

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Crutchfield customer from champaign, il on 5/21/2014

2005 Ford Focus ZX3

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worked perfectly for my double din

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Universal

Jam from WA on 4/27/2014

2006 Ford Focus ZX4

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Took a me awhile to figure out this universal wonder.

Pros: Made my new stereo fit like a glove.

Cons: Instruction to take off certain tabs for my particular stereo so it would fit were sketchy and a little hard to read. Tabs needed to be cut off with some hefty cutters so be prepared.

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Not impressed

WillS from S.E. Idaho on 4/21/2014

2005 Ford F-350

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I got what I paid for with this install kit, free. I installed a double din head unit into a ford F350. The kit didn't fit in the dash opening correctly and it was so tight that there was no adjustment allowed to center it in the opening. I had to drill out two of the tab openings on the kit to have enough adjustment to actually get it centered. It would have looked like crap otherwise. This may be an issue with only this application, I don't know.

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Easy, peasy!

Todd C from Woodbridge, VA on 4/15/2014

2007 Ford Focus ZX4

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Mated up beautifully with the wiring harness on my 2007 Ford Focus ST. I elected to solder instead of crimp, since I am more comfortable with soldering. No hassles whatsoever!

Pros: Did the job, no problem

Cons: None

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The Cat's A--!

Marine223 from Florida on 4/15/2014

2005 Ford Focus ZX4

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This adapter made my day! Without it, you simply can't install a new Stereo unit in the Ford Focus! I'll assume that goes for all vehicles. I bought a stereo at a big box store, their site said it would fit my vehicle. BALONEY! I took the unit back for refund because the foot print was WAY OFF! I ordered the SAME stereo with this adapter and it fit right in the dash! Don't bother going anywhere else, Crutchfield's price was actually lower INCLUDING the Dash adapter and wire harness! Don't hesitate to buy from Crutchfield, they've got their act together!

Pros: Did the job as advertised, made the Installation work!

Cons: NONE / NADA!

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johnl2 from Tobyhanna, PA on 3/1/2014

2006 Ford F-350

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Worked perfect, no problems at all. Fit perfectly into my Ford F350 PSD

Pros: Fit perfect.

Cons: None

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Works great!

Kevin K from Stanfield NC on 2/15/2014

2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Easy to install,fits like it should,looks factory

Pros: Fits my truck dash great,looks like a factory part.

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PERFECT

Tracy from United States on 2/10/2014

2005 Ford Focus ZX4

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Works like its suppose to. No problem!

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Didn't really use.

Natalie from United States on 2/6/2014

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Didn't need it but was glad it came with the radio for free in case i did.

Pros: Great item for free if needed.

Cons: Didn't need for radio installation.

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Crutchfield customer from Kentucky on 1/25/2014

2005 Ford Focus ZX4

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The in-dash receiver kit worked great, but the install instructions were a bit off. We had to remove extra tabs that weren't listed to be removed on the side panels to get it to fit properly in her dash. This was easy enough, but left questions as to if we were doing the install properly until everything was complete.

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DASH INSTALLATION KIT

Steven from Wellington, Fl. on 1/15/2014

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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The installation kit worked great! No problems with the directions they were very clear and descriptive on what material needed to be removed to be installed on your specific vehicle! I would recommend this kit to make it an east install on your vehicle.

Pros: Worked awesome! Looks great with the head unit and seamless with the dash!

Cons: Would be nice if the side brackets were metal for strength.

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JacobChBE from Atlanta, GA on 1/13/2014

2005 Ford Focus ZX4

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The manual was actually inaccurate for which tabs to remove on my 2005 ford focus. However, I was able to get it to work by just leaving in the back 4 tabs. Otherwise, it works as intended. I am giving it four stars due the poor user manual clarity.

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Crutchfield customer from rockmart gas 30153 on 1/2/2014

2005 Ford Focus ZX5

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Easy to follow directions an looks better than factory

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Griffin, GA on 12/31/2013

2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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A little confusing about which tabs to remove but worked great!

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Great fit

Crutchfield customer from North Dakota on 12/16/2013

2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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I used this install kit in my 2006 Ford SuperDuty. It fit great, the instructions were very clear on what parts had to be removed to get it to fit in my vehicle.

Pros: Great installation instructions

Cons: none

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Inadequate Instructions

oliver3 from Canton, MI on 11/24/2013

2007 Ford Focus ZX5

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More of the generic mounting tabs must be snapped off than what the instructions indicate. Additionally, the instructions don't give any information at all on fastening to the head unit. We had to remove a trim ring and a metal sleeve from the head unit in order to get the bracket to fit. Crutchfield's 800-number support line was great in helping us figure it out, but pretty much agreed that the instructions for the bracket are inadequate.

Pros: Fits, once you figure out which additional tabs to remove and how to get it onto the head unit. Free with purchase of head unit.

Cons: Grossly inadequate instructions.

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Did The Job

Bryan from Washington, IL on 11/6/2013

2007 Ford Focus ZX4

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Fairly easy install with head unit. Followed directions and ended up having to snap off more tabs than indicated, but really not a big deal. Sits flush with dash and looks good. Fits 07 Focus.

Pros: Holds head unit in the dash where it belongs.

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Worked perfectly

MitchH from Livingston, MT on 8/15/2013

2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Fit Ford F250 just fine

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GREAT FIT

Kyle W. from Portland, TN on 8/2/2013

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Fits and looks great!

Pros: Great fit and looks

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Great for 2006 F250

Eric from Jefferson, GA on 7/8/2013

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I was concerned that it would scream "I'm not original," but this kit made my Kenwood install look like it really belonged in my F250. Impressed with the fit and finish. My goal was to not notice it after I installed the radio--mission accomplished!

Pros: Texture matches the OEM dash perfectly

Cons: None that I can think of, maybe the instructions are a bit vague?

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Perfect fit

Crutchfield customer from Reno, NV on 6/20/2013

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not much to say but everything fit perfectly

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perfect fit

ms from monroe la on 6/10/2013

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perfect fit on f250

Pros: fits and supplied at no extra charge

Cons: none

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randy from dfw, teXAS on 5/27/2013

2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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the intall kit is kind of a puzzle to put together. the instructions are ok at best. bottom line is it fit. it did not allow the surround that came with my deck to snap into place but it really isnt super noticable. it looks flimsy and you will think it isnt going to look or work very well untill you get it in the truck then it looks and works fine. as for the multitude of tabs on the universal bracket i found using a good set of electricians side cutters (klien wire cutting piliers) was all i needed. the edges left from the tabs are conceled behind the dash piece so cutting them smooth on my application was not nessisary.

Pros: for the price paid it works and looks good once the dash is back in place

Cons: the instructions could be a little more helpful. it is made to cover a dozen different vehicles and decks though so possibly a set of online directions with decent pictures would be helpful

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pelkey from New Gloucester, Maine on 5/11/2013

2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Easy to use, looks good in the dash.

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Cons: Cutting off the unused tabs was kind of a pain, but that's what Dremel tools are for.

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Nice fit

Bobby from Mass on 4/25/2013

2006 Ford F-350

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Tabs that are not needed are a bit tough to cut and they have to be cut flush for proper fit. I found scoring them with a utility knif first made them much easier to keep flush. Seeme a bit flimsy but worked out great and once all assembled wa svery sturdy.

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Be careful and you'll be fine.

Chris from Appleton, WI on 4/13/2013

2007 Ford Focus ZX3

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This receiver kit fit my receiver and the dash of my 2007 Focus perfectly. You do have to read the instructions carefully and look at your dash where the kit will go before you go cutting off the unneeded mounting tabs. The tabs are a bit tough to cut. I used a wire cutter but a roto-tool might be in order as my wife says I have freakishly strong hands. Be a bit careful as it's just made of "regular" plastic, not Glock plastic.

Pros: Holds receiver solidly. Very clean and flush in final install.

Cons: I hesitate to put any cons here as the product does its job and "improvements" might just increase the price.

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Good product

Jeff from Memphis TN on 3/28/2013

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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As always great product from Crutchfield.

Pros: Perfect fit

Cons: Always have to many tabs to cut off.

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kevinj from Dundalk,Md. on 3/25/2013

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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EASY INSTALL GREAT INSTRUCTIONS

Pros: EASY INSTALL.FITS PERFECT

Cons: NONE

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Cheap and flimsy

Crutchfield customer from Palatka, Fl on 3/2/2013

2006 Ford F-350

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I don't know why I was expecting more out of "univerisal kit". The instructions are very vague at best. It tells you what tabs to cut off, which leaves nice sharp objects. After it tells you what tabs it doesn't tell you anything on how it will work on your head unit. I was installing the JVC KW-HDR81BT unit and after about 15 min I finally figured it out. I just wish the finish you do see was better than the flat black.

Pros: It was free from Crutchfield

Cons: Quality, instructions, fit...etc

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Cheap, basic, universal bracket

Dan from Santa Clarita, CA on 1/2/2013

2006 Ford Focus ZX4

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It's ok. It's a cheap, plastic, universal bracket. I had to remove 8 plastic clips and the long piece across the opening to make it compatible for double-din installation in my car. To make it look decent, I then used a dremel to round the sharp edges left from the long piece. Not hard, but not super quick or convenient.

Pros: Cheap, which lets Crutchfield supply it for "free." It did work.

Cons: Looks pretty cheap. Is compatible with a multitude of different cars, so it requires a lot of modification to make it work with your specific model.

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It Fit Both the JVC Receiver and the Ford Focus

Biker Jeff from Benton City, WA on 12/9/2012

2007 Ford Focus ZX4

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Crutchfield included this mounting kit free with the purchase of the JVC KW-HDR720 receiver. Yes there were lots of not quite conspicuously marked in the instructions ears to break off of it to make it work. I used plastic model cement to glue the sides onto the face plate. That made installing on the receiver a lot easer because I had to try three different combinations of fitment to get it right. Because of its width, a rotary file on the cordless drill was also required to relieve some plastic from inside of the Ford Focus dash hole.

Pros: It works and looks as good as the factory install.

Cons: None really. Gluing the sides onto the faceplate made fitting to the receiver a lot easier, but they don't tell you that.

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Mounting kit FMK542 does not fit the JVC-KWR900BT

Terry from Lenoir City, TN on 10/28/2012

2006 Ford F-350

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The FMK542 mounting kit fits the Ford Truck but it DOES NOT fit the JVC- KWR900BT Radio/CD unit. The Spacer/faceplate of the mounting kit will not fit over JVC-KWR900BT as the hole the radio goes in isn't wide enough and there is no way to modify it to fit. So make sure you get a different mounting kit if you buy the JVC unit which works great.

Pros: None. It will not fit the JVC-KWR900BT and cannot be modified to do so

Cons: It will not fit the JVC-KWR900BT and cannot be modified to do so

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TRhone from Bellingha, WA on 10/22/2012

2006 Ford Focus ZX3

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"Universal" almost always means "modification needed" for a perfect fit. I expected this however, this kit didn't require much for installing a 2-din JVC media player in my friend's Focus ZX3. Yes we had to cut out the middle bar out since our unit was a 2-Din unit and yes we also had to remove a few of the MANY mounting tabs on the sides and we also only use 4 of the 8 screws for mounting the unit to the dash kit (use of the other screws would make it bind up on the factory mounting tabs) but it was otherwise smooth sailing and the end results look nearly OEM.

Pros: Fit well (once modified), good fit-'n-finish once installed, easy to follow instructions

Cons: will need to be modified - not ready-to-go right out of the package, may require the use of cutting tools

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BryanG from Kenosha on 8/6/2012

2004 Mercury Monterey

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Kit was supposedly correct for my application, but was warped and just absolutely would not work. Ended up having to buy another kit at a local car audio shop.

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Does the trick, but flimsy

JeffH from Mahomet, IL on 7/15/2012

2004 Ford Freestar

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First off let me say that the fact Crutchfield gives this away instead of charging for it is awesome! You'll need this to install your stereo and the fact that it's free is fantastic. That's why I feel bad giving it a mediocre review - after all, it is FREE! The unit is designed to work with dozens (hundreds?) of different vehicles, so you have to modify it to work with yours. As you can see in the photo, there are lots of "ears" on the sides of the housing for mounting screws in different vehicles. Well, in my van, I only needed 4 of these and had to break off all the others. Wasn't difficult to do with pliers and cutters, but you had to keep fitting it in the vehicle to make sure you weren't accidently cutting off the ones you needed to keep. Also, the unit comes in 3 pieces (front, left, right) and they all fit together with hinges in the corner. But you have to hold the unit together or else it falls into 3 pieces again.

Pros: Free unit that you'll need to do your install. It does the job and looks great once in place.

Cons: Flimsy and the user has to do lots of customization to fit in your particular vehicle

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Low Quality, Generic, Poor finish

BC from St. Pete Beach, FL on 6/28/2012

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This is a one-kit-fits-many Ford vehicles. The fact that it is so generic makes it junk. It has like 10 tabs and most vehicles need 2 tabs so you have to cut off the other 6-8 tabs you don't need leaving jagged, broken remnants--granted this is not seen once the install is done. The sides don't securely mount to the front trim plate--they just hang there with a tab in a slot (without even snapping in) and count on screwing to your receiver to support the whole thing. The screws supplied aren't long enough, are the wrong threads and the screw holes didn't line up with my receiver (Kenwood DNX6990HD). The outside trim ring plastic is a rough sandpaper texture like from a 1982 stereo. Most newer vehicles have smooth-finish electronics and dash panels. I understand it's cheaper to manufacture and inventory a one-kit-fits-many item, but I would gladly have paid more for a quality kit, made for my exact vehicle that did not require me to customize it to make it work and matched the texture and finish of my factory dash. I'm using it now but will be searching for a better kit to replace it with soon. I've been a Crutchfield customer for over 22 years and they are AWESOME, but sorry guys, this particular item is a very bad pick...

Pros: None.

Cons: Generic-must customize it to fit your vehicle, rough-textured finish doesn't match vehicle interior, Low quality--sides don't securely attach to front, screws not long enough, screws have wrong threads

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Crutchfield customer from Pa on 6/27/2012

2004 Ford Freestar

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It was advertised for the 2004 free star van but left a gap a the bottom of the radio. Very disappointed

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First view thought was CHEAP.

Lostie from Missouri on 5/20/2012

2006 Ford F-350

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Dash install kit seemed borderline inadequate in quality but was functional.

Pros: it allowed the install but thats all I can say for it.

Cons: borderline inadequate in quality

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Looks Professional!

SK from Philadelphia, PA on 5/6/2012

2005 Ford Focus ZX4

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This kit provided by crutchfield for free with my order made the radio look professionally installed. The instructions tell you have to trip the plastic to fit your specific radio/model car. After installation, you can't tell that the car was made for any other radio. I installed this trim around my Clarion CX501 double din radio into my ford focus 2005.

Pros: Very please with the look. Fits great.

Cons: the screws on the side strip easily and require some care to not overtighten!

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Hari from Fairfax, VA on 4/30/2012

2004 Ford Freestar

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It fit my Ford 2004 Freestar well. Instructions were good.

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Perfect Fit

Frankie from Tennessee on 2/2/2012

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Fit as advertized. Made the installation simple and seamless

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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Greg from Tampa, FL on 9/27/2011

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PROS: Looks great when complete. Fits my truck correctly. Breaking off the tabs with pliers was easy. CONS: At first its hard to make sense of the correct orientation but when comparing to the original mount ist a piece of cake. i had to use a grinding bit on my dremmel tool to grind down the lip on the outer edge of the metal sleeve that surrounds the stereo. With a good push it fit right into place.

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It's ok.....

TT from Seattle, WA on 6/13/2011

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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As the title says it's ok. It got the job done but it was more work than I wanted to do. First off there are several tabs that had to be cut off to be usable for my application. Not a big deal but something to consider when purchasing this. I just used a hacksaw blade and that made quick work of the tabs. My big issue with this kit is... wait for it... It would not fit a double din stereo!! I had to trim about an 1/8th of an inch for my stereo to fit inside of it. I know this comes free with the purchase of a stereo but I would have paid for something that fit without hacking off tabs and trimming the opening. Maybe there is not a better option, I really didn't spend any time looking into it. So all in all it's ok! If you get this kit be prepaired to spend a few minutes cutting and trimming to make it work.

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Be prepared for some work!

Tim from Phillips, ME on 4/8/2011

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If you order a double din head unit and get this install kit, be prepared to do some very delicate work. The trim plate that goes around the face of the radio does not fit correctly! You will have to very carefully file or cut some material from the top and bottom to get the unit to fit.

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A little confusing

Herb S. from longmont, CO on 2/11/2011

2007 Ford F-350

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It was a little confusing at first a lot of tabs to break off and if you get the wrong one your hosed. But with a little effort and reread the instructions it is easy enough.

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jason from stokesdale, nc on 1/19/2011

2004 Mercury Monterey

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Easy to use, instructions were clear. just one thing, in the Mercury Monterey minivan we had to adjust the positioning of the kit before tighten to allow the stock trim plate to snap into proper position.

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Chad from Dallas Tx. on 3/21/2009

2005 Ford F-350

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Great product. Made for a very easy install.

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Dean from North Syracuse, NY on 1/19/2009

2005 Ford Focus ZX4

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This Kit allowed the Pioneer AVHP4000DVD to fit perfectly in the dash. Installation looks just like a factory system. Only issue was that I couldn't use BOTH of the mounting screws on each side between player and bracket as they interfered with sliding the system into the dash. However player is held snug between screw on each side and tang on kit. All 4 screws between kit and dash were sustituted with ones with larger heads to spread the pressure over the plastic (personal choice).

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Cannot Flush Mount Receiver

Damion from Wichita, KS on 9/13/2008

2005 Ford Focus ZX4

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I installed My Clarion MAX685BT flush with my dash with this kit and realized that i could not get the face to rotate down for disc access. The kit prevented the face plate from rotating. The flush with the dash look was factory perfect but I had to reconfigure. Now, the receiver sticks out from my dash and it looks like an amature install. The more and more I look at it, more I'm leaning on sending the entire package back. I spoke with the support folks and sent in pics of the install and they informed me that there was nothing more I could do, unless I wanted to forfeit my disc access. So I would recommend that you purchase a receiver that has a front disc access with no rotation if you are going to use this kit.

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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I want a factory look with an aftermarket radio [ Thomas  Aug 28, 2019 ]
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You recommended it. [ Gunther  Aug 27, 2019 ]
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free?? [ justin  Jul 06, 2019 ]
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Recommend by website [ Peter  Jun 21, 2019 ]
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It is supposed to fit my 2006 Ford F250. We'll see. [ Walter  Feb 24, 2019 ]
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For good fit [ Paul  Feb 17, 2019 ]
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2 [ Kevin  Feb 12, 2019 ]
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Included for free [ Daniel  Feb 09, 2019 ]
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For professional installation [ Robert  Jan 31, 2019 ]
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Identified as required by the Find Your Vehicle feature .. [ Mark  Jan 07, 2019 ]
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great fit and trim look. [ BRIAN KEITH  Jan 03, 2019 ]
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It was included in the installation package. [ Doug  Dec 29, 2018 ]
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Fits my truck [ Robert  Dec 12, 2018 ]
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Used in the past. Like the fit [ D.J.  Dec 12, 2018 ]
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came with install pack [ Thomas  Nov 23, 2018 ]
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I chose this install kit so I could finish installation of my new stereo receiver. [ Ryan  Nov 16, 2018 ]
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It comes free with purchase of the deck [ Gavin  Oct 07, 2018 ]
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Easier install and appearance. [ Mark  Sep 18, 2018 ]
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Fast easy installation. [ W  Sep 17, 2018 ]
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I needed this item to install the Kenwood receiver I purchased. [ Jeffrey   Sep 12, 2018 ]
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Fits my vehicle [ Michael  Sep 03, 2018 ]
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Needed for proper fitment. [ Allan  Aug 31, 2018 ]
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They were included with the stereo I purchased. Awesome deal and saved me a bunch of money! [ Julie  Aug 17, 2018 ]
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2007 F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab [ Shawn  Aug 13, 2018 ]
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recommended [ Craig  Jul 07, 2018 ]
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required. [ ANTHONY  May 16, 2018 ]
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Installation [ Ross  May 11, 2018 ]
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Thought it was needed [ Edwin  Apr 17, 2018 ]
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for a clean look [ Christopher  Apr 14, 2018 ]
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Same, it was selected to work with my car and included with my purchase [ James  Mar 23, 2018 ]
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Crutchfield automatically chose this for my truck. [ zmanmikey  Mar 10, 2018 ]
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Crutchfield always recommends the right accessories. [ Klaus  Feb 25, 2018 ]
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Because it is the one that is supposed to fit my vehicle. [ Bruce  Feb 12, 2018 ]
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It was determined that I would need it to put the unit I bought into the dash. [ John  Feb 10, 2018 ]
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Need it [ DAVID  Dec 30, 2017 ]
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Recommended by Crutchfield [ Daniel  Dec 16, 2017 ]
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It makes it a lot easer to install the stereo in to your car or truck! [ Donna  Dec 13, 2017 ]
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So it would look right [ Chase  Dec 12, 2017 ]
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was included free for my installation [ M  Nov 21, 2017 ]
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Better connection [ Jovany  Nov 21, 2017 ]
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mounting. [ Boatman  Nov 10, 2017 ]
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Recommended [ Robert  Nov 03, 2017 ]
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ease of installation [ Blaine  Oct 09, 2017 ]
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Truck fit [ Robert  Oct 09, 2017 ]
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Included [ Craig  Jul 11, 2017 ]
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Because it fits my Ford F250 [ Dustin  Jun 20, 2017 ]
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NEED! [ Anthony  May 15, 2017 ]
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Required for installation [ Michael  May 07, 2017 ]
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was recommended part for my application [ Tyler  Apr 06, 2017 ]
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I wanted to make sure my install looked clean and professional. [ CARLOS  Apr 02, 2017 ]
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Had to. [ Gabriel  Mar 24, 2017 ]
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Needed for installation [ Craig  Mar 10, 2017 ]
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Proper installation [ Clyde  Feb 27, 2017 ]
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Ease of installation [ MATTHEW  Jan 31, 2017 ]
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Came with install kit [ Daryl  Jan 13, 2017 ]
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came with the radio purchased through crutchfield [ Michael  Jan 11, 2017 ]
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Goes with my car [ Jesus  Jan 10, 2017 ]
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It works [ Ron  Dec 20, 2016 ]
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For a clean look [ Annita  Dec 06, 2016 ]
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Looks good. [ Joseph  Dec 02, 2016 ]
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You suggested them. [ Charles  Oct 15, 2016 ]
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Came with kit [ Linda  Sep 11, 2016 ]
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matched the car [ BRYAN  Aug 22, 2016 ]
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Recommended install kit. [ Jeff  Jul 08, 2016 ]
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For a perfect fit in my dash. [ JOHN  Jul 04, 2016 ]
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This will fit the aftermarket head unit to the factory hole size in the dash. [ JAMES  Jun 04, 2016 ]
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fit my vehicle [ Laura  May 12, 2016 ]
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Required for a proper installation [ Steve  Apr 22, 2016 ]
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Compatible with my existing Kenwood deck, to install into my new (to me) F350 [ TIM  Mar 12, 2016 ]
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One of the main reasons I shop Crutchfield. Free gear and easy install. Whoever thinks they can't install a car stereo, they are wrong. The simplified instructions Crutchfield provides is an absolute must have. Been shopping with them since 1991 (out of the catalog and mail back then). [ DWAYNE  Mar 02, 2016 ]
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Required for the install. [ Ikon Landscape,  Feb 26, 2016 ]
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It was recommended [ Brian  Feb 09, 2016 ]
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Makes installation easy. [ MICHAEL J  Feb 06, 2016 ]
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Clean [ william gerstenmeier  Dec 23, 2015 ]
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2 questions already asked

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Can you mount two single DIN devices in this bracket? I'm looking to add a CB radio to my rig and I one option I'm weighing is buying one with a single DIN form factor to mount under my single DIN receiver.
[ Matthew  Mar 06, 2016 ]
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I really don't know...I was using it only on a double size radio, and I no longer have that car, so I can't even look for you. Best of luck!
[ Todd  Mar 08, 2016 ]
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How do you remove extra tabs?
[ Roland  Mar 27, 2014 ]
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or just break with fingers
[ Jordan  Jan 09, 2016 ]
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Hack saw blade.
[ KEVIN  Mar 28, 2014 ]
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I clipped them off at the base of the tab with a pair of wire cutters. You could also probably bend them back and forth with a pair of pliers until they yield.
[ CHRIS  Mar 28, 2014 ]
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I took a pair of wire cutters (dikes) to cut off the tabs.
[ ADAM  Mar 28, 2014 ]
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I just bent them over and they snapped off
[ STEVE  Mar 28, 2014 ]
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With a electric hot knife, a dremal, or a pair of pliers. If you use pliers just be careful. Rock the tabs back and forth till the break off. You can also use a pair of wire cutters if the allow for flush cut.
[ MATTHEW  Mar 28, 2014 ]

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