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Metra 99-7501 Dash Kit

Fits select 1983-97 Mazda vehicles — single-DIN radios

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The dash opening this kit is made for is a different shape and size than typical aftermarket car stereo receivers.

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About the Metra 99-7501 Dash Kit

Metra 99-7501

The dash opening this kit is made for is a different shape and size than typical aftermarket car stereo receivers. The mounting bracket covers the "gaps" and secures your new receiver in the dash. It also allows you to install an equalizer into the dash along with the radio in a "rack mount" configuration. It works in a variety of Mazda models.

Metra 99-7501

The dash opening this kit is made for is a different shape and size than typical aftermarket car stereo receivers. The mounting bracket covers the "gaps" and secures your new receiver in the dash. It also allows you to install an equalizer into the dash along with the radio in a "rack mount" configuration. It works in a variety of Mazda models.

Note: If you are installing a DIN-style receiver, you'll need to convert the 2-shaft face plate to accept your radio by cutting and removing the plastic shaft supports.

The kit includes

  • storage pocket
  • a slot that lets you install a half-DIN (1" tall) equalizer in the dash, along with your receiver
  • a plate that covers the equalizer opening if you choose not to install an EQ
  • side brackets, which you can use if your receiver is designed for the side support system found in some vehicles (ISO-DIN)
  • rear support bracket
  • Crutchfield's 60-day Total Satisfaction Guarantee
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What's in the box:

  • Radio housing
  • Pocket
  • 1" Spacer
  • 1/2" Spacer
  • Trim-ring
  • EQ face-plate
  • 4 Brackets
  • Rear support bracket
  • Six #6 flat-head screws
  • Four 3/8" machine screws
  • Four #8 phillips-head screws
  • 2 PPH screws
  • 4 Spacer inserts
  • 2 Spacer plates
  • Installation Instructions

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Metra 99-7501 Dash Kit

Crutchfield customer from Pfafftown, NC on 5/26/2019

1986 Mazda B Series

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Although this kit was all inclusive for several different models it almost fit the vehicle I was installing a radio in so it looks ok

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So good cuz it was free

GBP from Waterville, ME on 2/18/2019

1990 Mazda Miata

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Got this free with my order. Nice parts. Didn't end up using though

Pros: Free

Cons: Didn't use, factory harness worked

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Crutchfield customer from Henderson, NV on 1/10/2019

1994 Mazda Miata

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The kit works well as long as you know that it requires customization and you are willing to put time into the job. Quality of plastic is good and it provides for a great looking dash.

Pros: Reasonable price.

Cons: It's not plug and play. A kit like that would cost far more money.

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Crutchfield customer from Saint James, MO on 12/4/2018

1992 Mazda Miata

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I was eventually able to fit it into my MX-5 1992 but the lower corners stuck down too far so I had to grind those down. Plus the pocket didn't fit very well, it was kinda wobbly so I had to use the dummy plate. It'll get the job done though.

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Crutchfield customer from Somers, NY on 9/17/2018

1990 Mazda Miata

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It worked

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Cons: Too much stuff to throw away

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Kit is cheap plastic and doesn't fit

Dale from Montgomery, TX on 8/26/2018

1992 Mazda Miata

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After fully assembling the kit, it would not fit in the car. The housing interferes with the heater control panel above. Also this kit is all plastic, whereas the prior kit for the current radio (also purchased from Crutchfield) is all metal. I was able to modify the metal kit and the new radio looks fantastic. Lastly this new kit has a cubby/package shelf (whatever you want to call it) below the radio. The old kit just had a blank panel below for a cleaner install look, and eliminates a place for dust/dirt to collect. I'm disappointed in Crutchfield on this one as they seem to have gone cheap and not checked to ensure the kits they provide fit the intended application.

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No good for 94 miata

Bill from Nashua, NH on 6/27/2018

1994 Mazda Miata

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Sucks. Housing doesn't fit into the opening in a 94 miata. Holes don't line up because it interferes with the hvac controls above it. And the pocket doesn't fasten to the housing, it's got nothing to hold it in. Called customer service, they gonna send another one and call metra. So now I got this mess. I'll probably try to file and cut the plastic to get it in, no way am I cutting my miata.

Pros: Free. Crutchfield seems to want to help.

Cons: Don't fit. Pocket doesn't stay in. Conflicting instructions metra vs Crutchfield.

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Crutchfield customer from Hilliard, FL on 4/13/2018

1991 Mazda Miata

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Used in a 1991 Miata. Hunk of garbage! Buying a different brand and reinstalling soon.

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didn't fit at all in my miata

Jacob from Rock Hill, SC on 2/15/2018

1996 Mazda Miata

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Got this to install a single-din head unit in a 1996 miata. The directions weren't particularly clear- I've been installing car stereos for well over a decade and it took me about 3 hours, but I got it mounted on this kit and looking neat. Unfortunately, when it was time to put it on the car, it didn't fit behind the oem trim piece at all. It sticks out about 1/3" too much, no matter how I did it, even after removing everything from the kit, just the base was too large to fit! Ended up scrapping it and mounting with the metal bracket included in the head unit box, took 10 minutes and I was on my way. Don't know if this works in one of the dozens of cars it included parts for, but it certainly wasn't working in a 96 miata.

Pros: It was free bc Crutchfield is awesome.

Cons: Absolutely would not fit, and even if it did, it seemed to be too much compromise to fit every type of Mazda from 82-04 or something. It wouldn't have looked right regardless.

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Good enough if you install it properly

Kevin from Weatherford, TX on 1/4/2018

1996 Mazda Miata

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This kit is just fine. I hope readers will take the time to read my review. I was scared of this kit due to it's horrid reviews. But, if you take you time and follow Crutchfield's directions, which they email to you, not Metra's directions, you'll wind up with a good end result. There are some subtle differences between the two sets of instructions and Crutchfield's are the best ones to use. There is some fitment to be done since this is such a universal kit for basically all Mazdas. You will need a pair of cutters (proper wire cutting dikes, not some cheap multitool) and a file. Simply cut the unneeded tabs off like Crutchfield tells you to and do a workmanlike job of filing the remaining nubs smooth. I had to very slightly modify my car. The dash opening is slightly too narrow for the kit to slide into the hole. I used a file and about twenty strokes to remove a slight bit of material from the edges of the hole in the dash. No worries here, the trim piece way covers this area no matter what. I'm exceedingly picky so if I am satisfied with the end results, I suspect everyone else will be too. Just follow the instructions and plan on about half an hour. This kit is all Miata owners really have available to us. No company is going to tool up to build us a better kit since early Miatas are getting older and there will never be any significant demand for new stuff, so put it in properly and be happy.

Pros: It's the only Mazda Miata kit available

Cons: Takes a little fitment effort

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Piece of junk

Stephen from Petaluma, CA on 12/30/2017

1995 Mazda Miata

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Piece of junk. Looks as cheap as it is. I had to bend the entire dash to get it to fit. I'm afraid it's stressing all the plastic pieces in a way that they will eventually fail.

Pros: none

Cons: everything

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Absolute garbage

Jim from Provo, UT on 11/10/2017

1994 Mazda Miata

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I wish I could give this product 0 stars. For starters, to get it to work with my 1994 Miata, I had to -- per instruction -- rip it apart. Biggest piece of garbage ever. After managing to shred the product to bits and crew it together, I finally get to putting it into my dash, and you'll never guess. IT DOESN'T FIT! I am sorely disappointed. I have had good luck in the past with Metra, but this product is so horrible I don't even feel I can adequately shame it. All of this trouble after purchasing the 7505 kit, only to find out it only USED to work on '94's, and now I instead have to deal with this piece of garbage.

Pros: None.

Cons: Have to tear product apart to fit vehicle Product still doesn't fit vehicle

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Crutchfield customer from Chesterfield, VA on 9/27/2017

2011 Kia Soul

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In the end, this fit well and secure. However the instructions in the package were horrible. If it weren't for the instructions sent from Crutchfield I would have never completed the install (and even they were somewhat difficult to follow at times). I am used to a pre built dash kit that you just slid the radio into, so having to assemble for my car was a bit of a larger task then initially expected. If it weren't for the fact that I had some obscure tools lying around to get the job done, I may not have been able to complete it. I will say that the benefit to it being an assemble yourself unit is that I was able to get a much better custom fit as opposed to some of the gaps left behind on some of those pre built units. Would give an extra half star if that was possible due to that benefit.

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Doesn't fit correctly. (It's close but not quite)

J from Ft Wayne, IN on 9/26/2017

1995 Mazda Miata

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It didn't fit my 1995 Mazda Miata, it was a little too wide, we had to cut the bottom portion of the dash kit for it to fit.

Pros: Radio fits fine

Cons: Doesn't fit in my car's center console

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A rational review

Allen from Atlanta, GA on 9/15/2017

1993 Mazda Miata

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This is in response to a lot of the negative reviews. When I got the kit, I was also not impressed with the quality / thickness / flimsiness of the plastic used in the kit, but I was determined to make a best effort to see how it is. I carefully followed the directions, made clean cuts, sanded away any protrusions from my cuts. It still felt flimsy, but once I mounted it in place with the radio and included pocket, the whole system is very solid. No rattles, no creaks, and feels solid and substantial once mounted. I was amazed at how many different options and pieces were included - especially the custom fit pocket to fill the ~double DIN mounting hole in my Miata. One complaint is that the pocket could have been made a good bit larger, it left a lot of unused space in the mounting location that could have been used for more pocket. Another is that the mounting sleeve on my stereo (a budget JVC unit) didn't mate well with the install kit - the tabs that you bend to hold the sleeve in place were blocked by the mounting kit, but that may be a problem with the stereo. Also, the instructions for the kit did not completely work for me. I had to adjust a little by installing the kit first, then covering with the dash piece (tombstone for Miata people), then mounting the sleeve and radio on top. All in all, for free, I'm satisfied. Could be better, but works fine.

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Andy from Freedom, IN on 9/13/2017

1995 Mazda Miata

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I'm reviewing this as it worked for my Miata - not as an an indictment of a kit obviously designed to be as generic as possible. So it may sound a little harsh, even though it turned out to work great. Anyway, I felt like a kid customizing a plastic model car kit. There's a lot of cutting and filing/smoothing to make it look professional. And the Miata-specific instructions from Crutchfield, while vastly simpler and better than the generic booklet supplied with the kit, weren't exactly correct. I ended up varying from the instructions to use the original factory bin/cubby. It required more cutting, but looks great now. That said, the plastic finish was over-pebbly compared to the smoother Mazda plastics. But that's picking nits.

Pros: Looks better than I'd expected. Fits tight. No squeaking or rattling.

Cons: Fiddly. Lots of cutting and modifying. Lots of wasted plastic. Plastic finish too pebbly for my Miata

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JASON from Denver, CO on 9/11/2017

1990 Mazda MX5

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Stereo fit well in dash kit but had to modify lower corners of kit and trim opening in car dash for it to fit in. 1990 miata mx5 miata.

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Works, but needs filing

Clyde from Chapin, SC on 8/24/2017

1995 Mazda Miata

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It works but keep a file on hand. It all comes together easily and the directions are simple and direct, but in the end, you'll need to take .1-.2 of plastic off the sides to fit in the dash well.

Pros: Fits, looks great from the outside

Cons: Needs filing to fit well.

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Modification Required for early Miatas

Crutchfield customer from Pratt, KS on 6/15/2017

1991 Mazda Miata

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Took a lot of modification to fit my 91 Miata. Had to completely round off the bottom corners which also made me remove the bottom screws in the dash kit to get it to fit. I now know why it was free with my head unit.

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Scott from Philadelphia, PA on 3/30/2017

1994 Mazda Miata

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Horrible fitment for NA Miatas (90-97). Had to cut multiple parts of this to get it to fit. Even then, not a great fitment. If you're looking to put a single DIN in your 90-95 Miata, there are others for a 96-97 as they came with a true single DIN (not 1.5 DIN like on 90-95).

Pros: It cost $0.79 with purchase of my radio.

Cons: It's crap for NA Miatas.

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Terrible, Terrible

Justin from Oroville, CA on 3/14/2017

1990 Mazda Miata

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If I could give this 0 stars I would. I used it for a 1990 Miata and it was straight Garbage. Ive used metra kits in at least 6 cars before with 0 issues. This is the first I have ever had an issue with. Without Crutchfield's instructions I Never would have even gotten it set up right. But still even after all of this it didnt even fit correctly I ended up just cutting the bottom half off so it would fit. So Terrible. Again if it wasn't for Crutchfield's instructions theres no way I would have even gotten it set up to the point I could try and put it in the car...

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything

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Crutchfield customer from Kennewick, WA on 12/10/2016

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The way to go Crutchfield team. Excellent customer Service, It took me 1h 30 m to install the dash kit. It fits perfectly. Thank you

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works.......sort of

Nick from pearisburg, va on 11/21/2016

1995 Mazda Miata

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none of the directions (either metra or Crutchfield) mentioned any trimming being necessary(beyond removing extra tabs). but there is no way to make this work without some trimming of the miata trim, and the metra unit. I have installed maybe 20 stereos and never had this hard of a time. Crutchfield's directions are usually spot on that's why I recommend them to people, they clearly need to revamp their directions on this one though

Pros: it got the job done....eventually

Cons: took about 5 times longer than it should have due to poor directions and kit that just didn't fit well

Crutchfield response on 11/22/2016
Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Nick to issue an apology and help him further. We'll either help him get the kit installed correctly, or get a replacement kit on the way.

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Crutchfield customer from Cleveland, OH on 10/31/2016

1990 Mazda Miata

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Once you figure out the instructions, things fit well. Just make sure you completely remove the tabs as instructed. I had to file a few of them to get the proper fit.

Pros: Makes installation simpler.

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Crutchfield customer from Killeen, TX on 10/13/2016

1990 Mazda Miata

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Good product and instructions. Fitment is good

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Ben from Tucson, AZ on 10/12/2016

1994 Mazda Miata

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This is not a perfect kit. It took some fiddling, but nowhere near making everything from scratch! I suspect the negative reviews are either from perfectionists, or those lucky enough to never have had to install a deck in a car with no kit available.

Pros: Lots of configuration choices.

Cons: Needed minor filing to clear the tombstone on my Miata.

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Waste of time, waste of money, disappointing service from Crutchfield

Alex from Fleetwood, PA on 8/21/2016

1997 Mazda Miata

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There's little to be said that has not been made clear by the other reviewers on here. This product does NOT fit a 1997 Mazda Miata as Crutchfield claim. The kit is made of cheap, flimsy plastic that requires extensive modification. Even after spending 2 hours following the VERY UNCLEAR instructions, the unit ultimately does not fit inside the dash bezel without trimming. I was not about to hack up my dashboard just to install this piece of junk. Ultimately I threw the kit away and fabricated something myself. This is a complete waste of money, and after all of the reviews complaining that it clearly does NOT work for a Miata, it is very disheartening to see Crutchfield still selling it. This was my first purchase from here, and will likely be my last. Next time I will just buy everything locally. The entire appeal of purchasing from Crutchfield is that you get an "all-in-one" kit that you know will fit your vehicle. Since that is clearly a lie, I'm paying more money for no additional benefit. I'll say it again- extremely disappointed, they really dropped the ball here.

Pros: None to speak of. This kit is made to fit all Mazdas for about a decade. Perhaps this kit works for some of those models, but it certainly does not fit the Miata as they claim.

Cons: Quality is very poor. Requires extensive modification, and even then did not fit inside the dash bezel for a 1997 Miata. Do not purchase unless you are prepared to start hacking apart your dashboard to make it fit.

Crutchfield response on 8/30/2016
Upon seeing Alex's review, Clark, our Customer Reviews Specialist, contacted our Vehicle Integration Buyer, Darren. Darren let him know that this is an installation kit for which we have included special instructions on our exclusive Crutchfield MasterSheetT instructions. Using the instructions we created with the Metra kit, a customer can avoid having to modify anything to get a new radio installed.

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New stereo for the Miata.

Scott from Hebron, IN. on 8/18/2016

1993 Mazda Miata

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They kit fit my dash perfectly but we had to do some modifications to the Miata's tombstone to get it to fit over the install kit.

Pros: Slid right into the dash opening and was very secure.

Cons: Had to modify the tombstone to get it to fit.

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Useful

Michael A from Greenville, SC on 7/18/2016

1990 Mazda B Series

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Didn't make a sturdy connection to my dash. I wanted something more solid so I rigged the factory equipment to work and I'm much more pleased with the setup now. Still, this is a great option for someone who doesn't have the necessary pieces to install the unit.

Pros: Fits my dash; not made out of cheap, thin plastic

Cons: Not quite sturdy enough

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Not worth having it included for free with a stereo kit...

Jacob from Orlando, FL on 7/11/2016

1995 Mazda Miata

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After reading some of the reviews on here for this Metra dash kit, I was kinda hoping it was just a matter of some people not be able to figure out the pieces to cut. Having previously "cut to fit" a Metra kit for a Scion tC, I felt confident that I could do it. I was wrong. The instructions are a little hard to understand, but after figuring out what it was talking about I still could not get it to fit. After barley getting the 4 screw holes lined up, it still didn't fit. Even after cutting away part of the very bottom to make room didn't work and the kit ended up cracking. Even if it had worked, the build quality is a very cheap and tacky plastic. My Miata had an aftermarket radio already installed when I bought it, however, whoever put it in didn't do it right with the kit they had. After giving up on this one I took some time to look at that one and realized what they were doing wrong and now my stereo fits correctly with the previous kit that was in the car. I might as well throw this one away. I'm really glad I didn't pay for it...

Pros: None. Not even being free helps because I wasted over and hour messing with it only to end up just making a mess with all of the pieces I had to cut off.

Cons: Lacking instructions, poor quality, and very poor fitment.

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Worthless

Brett from Philadelphia on 4/24/2016

1990 Mazda Miata

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Waste of time and effort trying to make this fit

Pros: None

Cons: Its trash

Crutchfield response on 4/26/2016
Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the stereo installed and working. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Professional look and fit.

Dan M from Jupiter, FL on 4/11/2016

1991 Mazda Miata

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Wow, this kit came with everything to make my alpine head unit look right at home in my Miata. Fit was perfect and the instructions made it a breeze to install my head unit. Got the job done in my drive way with basic household tools in under an hour and the finished product is nothing short of a professional job. Everything fits tight and secure. The previous owner had a double din unit professionally installed and I was worried that because of this the installation wouldn't be smooth but this kit had everything to make it work. Not to mention the new installation is far better than what was done " professionally" the first time around. I highly recommend using this product in fact it is why I always order from Crutchfield, great products and support at an amazing price always.

Pros: Everything to make the job easy and flawless. Great car specific instructions with diagrams and easy to follow steps.

Cons: None this product exceeded all expectations.

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John from springfield, IL on 2/4/2016

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Delivered on time. Shipping packaging protected the items well. Kit was complete and will make for an easy installation.

Pros: Complete kit with everything you need.

Cons: None

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Cheap and Awful

Zac from New England on 9/22/2015

1991 Mazda Miata

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"One size fits all" seems to be the motto of this mounting kit. Mass produced with tabs everywhere, you're expected to cut off the correct ones for your application. Assuming you read the horrible instructions correctly and clip off all the right tabs (some of which come off easy, others bend and twist and leave jagged bumps and edges) you're then given the task of assembling sharp, brittle plastic that doesn't line up quite right. Having completed that task, you need to insert the mounting kit into your dash, again, finding it doesn't quite fit or line up right. I actually had to cut an entire section of the bottom out to make it fit. Overall, terrible product with terrible instructions that required serious modification to make work. I do not recommend it at all.

Pros: The radio is in there....I guess....for now

Cons: Quite literally everything. Build quality, instructions, fitment. The list goes on. It stinks.

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Its not that bad

Brian J from North Carolina on 8/19/2015

1993 Mazda Miata

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I had read the mostly poor reviews prior to receiving this kit and was expecting the worst. Once I started the install on my 1993 Miata, it honestly was not as bad as the reviews led me to believe. It took a good bit of sanding, sawing and filing to get everything perfect, but in the end, it looks like a professional installation. It was very similar to assembling a plastic model car from the '80's. Just use some patience and skill. :)

Pros: The supplied Crutchfield instructions made the install much easier than the instructions that were shipped with the kit.

Cons: It could be a bit more "plug & play" friendly.

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Just as Advertised

Rick3:16 from Pennsylvania on 8/9/2015

1991 Mazda Miata

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This worked perfectly. I will buy one for my other cars when I replace the radios

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An Exercise In Frustration

Mark from California on 7/4/2015

1992 Mazda Miata

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Its one thing to be working on a 23 year old Miata, where every piece of plastic is ready to call it a day... This was the first Crutchfield install kit that has performed so poorly over a period of many years. Although the directions were clear - it was really clear that I would rather have a design that was not meant to fit every Mazda ever made. It's a complicated process to cut tabs and remove pieces to make it appropriate for a 1992 Miata. When all was said and done, it did not fit correctly. When I went to install the DIN sleeve, there was no way it would fit into the plastic. A simple call revealed that "oh, you're not supposed to use that". Once the headunit was screwed in to the side brackets, the fit was still nothing short of not good. While it was possible to get the lower two of the four screws into the dash lined up, the upper two ears remained a good 8 mm away from seating. As I tightened down the screws on these elevated ears, I though of how easy it was to break off all of the extra tabs. I did manage to get the tombstone reinstalled and make it look good at 10 feet, and it does seem to hold things in place. A closer inspection reveals some minor gaps between the tombstone and the rest of the dash...and a cubby that tends to rattle around. I did an install with a Metra kit into my previous 1992 Miata about 10 years ago and the process was much much smoother - and things actually fit.

Pros: Eventually - it did work.

Cons: It required a lot of creative cutting and faith in the entire system holding together to make it work. It doesn't really fit the 1992 Miata.

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Does NOT fit 1991 Miata Dashboard

MiataDriver from Pittsburgh, PA on 4/29/2015

1991 Mazda Miata

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Metra Dash kit is really a terrible hodge-podge of ill fitting parts. Plastic parts made for an awkward and difficult build.. I had to file, shave, sand, cut each and every piece to properly put it together. If you do use this product, make sure to file off all the tab nubs before putting it toghther. I first used clear silicone to seal the parts so they would not rattle. Had to bore out the screw head countersinks so the screws would not stick out past the frame and be to wide for the hole in dashboard. Ended up taking it apart, peeling off all the silicone and used Super Glue. Hack sawed all four corners at a 45 degree angle to allow fit into the Miata dash. Side spacers for stereo were too thick, so I had to grind them to half thickness to fit. Filed off all nubs on the front "trim" piece and Super Glued it in place, making sure to hold the piece in place so it was flush with the plastic frame. Finally got it in place and it looks Cheap and shiny... Really junk, but it came free with the stereo unit.

Pros: None.... If another product came out that actually Fits the Miata, I would buy it and switch out this piece of junk.

Cons: Everything about it... Would most likely spend the $65 or so to have it professionally installed had I not invested so much time into making it fit...

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Piece of Junk

Guest from California on 4/14/2015

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these are worthless. Your are better off scratch building something yourself. If you could get it to fit it's cheaply made, flimsy and ugly.

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Miata Dash Kit

Al from Oklahoma on 2/2/2015

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I have to admit this is the first time I wasn't impressed with an install kit. It took additional grinding of the opening in my dash to fit it in. The frame of the install kit is so flimsy it cracked and broke on the left side of the radio opening. Glued it and used it and it did work but not so good.

Pros: Overall, after installation was done it does look good.

Cons: Definitely lacking on instructions and quality on the main vertical supports of the mount. I feel for someone with little or no experience installing this one.

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Not up to typical Crutchfield standards

Chris C. from Bettendorf, IA on 1/25/2015

1990 Mazda RX7

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Poor quality, very fragile "multi use" installation kit.

Pros: Price since it was included with purchase.

Cons: Quality, instructions,fit.

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Poorly designed

Tony Y. from VA on 12/29/2014

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Instructions were poor, they were incorrect on what tabs were to be cut off. I had to do a lot of filing and trimming to get it to fit in the dash opening.

Pros: none

Cons: Needs to be reengineered one size does not fit all very poor quality

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Worked for 95 Miata

RLK from Arizona on 11/19/2014

1995 Mazda Miata

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Instructions were clear and easy to follow. In my case the fully assembled would not go in the dash, removed spacer and pocket to allow sides to flex into opening. Then replaced spacer waited to put radio in to install pocket. Security tabs placement on radio did not allow me to bend tabs much, but was able to secure radio enough to prevent movement during operation, don't know if that is a radio or adapter issue.

Pros: Good instructions assembly pretty easy.

Cons: Security tab placement and kit design did not allow real a real secure fit..

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Metra 99-7501 Dash Kit

Jim in Phx from Phoenix, AZ on 9/24/2014

1997 Mazda Miata

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Lots of parts, but it worked great.

Pros: Worked.

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Cheap stuff

Steve from W/S NC on 9/4/2014

1990 Mazda Miata

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Cheaply made. Very fragile. A one size fits all. Nott he same quality kit used in earlier purchases from Crutchfield. Dissapointed

Pros: None really

Cons: Cheaply made. Does not fit well. Flimsey

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not impressed

Kevan from Albuquerque, NM on 7/21/2014

1992 Mazda B Series

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In the end I threw it away. It proved impossible to adapt to my truck, much too flimsy to support my stereo

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We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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mazda rx7 dash kit

kwl33 from Sarasota, Fl on 7/7/2014

1987 Mazda RX7

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Great product. Easy to install! Looks great in the car. Seems like it wkill hold up for another 15 years like the last one. Only pain is having to cut the tabs off.

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Be patient, use the Dremel

Crutchfield customer from Boise ID on 6/12/2014

1990 Mazda MX5

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It seems like people either love or hate this kit. I thought I would try it before spending over $80 on a custom mount for the Miata. The metra kits are full of plastic and have tons of little parts and spacers. This can be a bit daunting but if you take your time and use your Dremel and file you can do a pretty good job with this.

Pros: Lots of trim pieces. Price (free) Decent fit, I'm not ashamed of the installation

Cons: Finish of plastic is slightly different than the Miata tombstone Instructions are a bit sparse. "Almost" perfect fit - still a bit uneven on one corner

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Miata molding kit

Jonny from Atlanta GA on 3/17/2014

1994 Mazda Miata

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:)

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Great fit.

Jack51 from Abbotsford, BC CANADA on 3/16/2014

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Ordered this installation kit to update the stereo in my 1990 Mazda Miata. The instructions were clear for the most part until nearing the final step. Called tech support and got the info I needed to finish the job. I am very pleased with the finished product - a very tight and professional looking fit. This was my first time installing a car stereo and it was reasonably easy with the detailed instructions and adapters provided in the installation kit.

Pros: great price and service

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Pain

Oreste from Florida on 2/21/2014

1996 Mazda MX5

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This kit was a pain to install to say the least fitment was horrible you have to "customize" to fit your miata it did not fit in the dash i had to make more space with a dremel to be able to put it in all said and done if you put yourself to it follow the very instructions it is doable and once installed it does not look bad.

Pros: looks decent when done

Cons: extremely tight fit

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Adapter Kit

Ed L. from Oxford, MS on 1/31/2014

1994 Mazda Miata

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Kit eventually worked, but not without creative alterations.

Pros: Low price.

Cons: A little complicated to use and kit had to be altered to fit.

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Horrible

Crutchfield customer from Miami on 12/17/2013

1990 Mazda Miata

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this unit was horrible, did not fit correctly, I had to shave it down so it would slide in, the directions were terrible... I don't recommend it... sure it's free, but you'll be better off buying a real bracket...

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real nice

rx7 club from cali on 12/8/2013

1988 Mazda RX7

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to find this kit anywhere else is practicly impossible

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The story of a 93 Miata and a useless piece of junk.

D P from West Sacramento, Ca on 12/1/2013

1993 Mazda Miata

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Total piece of junk when trying to use with my 93 Miata. The instructions are horrible and wrong about which bracket to use. The brackets do not line up with screw holes in the tombstone and after trimming to fit, it still looks like junk. Wish I had read the reviews before wasting the money. Hope I don't get black lung from trimming all the parts to try and make it fit.

Pros: Won't take up much space in the landfill

Cons: Waste of time, doesn't fit, cheap piece of junk.

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Requires a bit of work

B C from San Diego, CA on 11/3/2013

1994 Mazda Miata

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This is a decent universal kit, but requires a bit of work to fit in a 1994 Mazda Miata. As per instructions, most tabs have to be removed except for two on each side to match the factory mounting areas. Even then, the kit is a bit to wide by about 2-3mm and takes a bit of work to get in unless you shave down the sides of either the din area in the dash or the kit itself. The bottom area by the third screw will need to be removed though as it will hit the bottom trim of the dash and you won't be able to mount the kit flush with the dash unless you cut it. End result is an OK fit. Not too happy but the end finish in the top din area after cutting some tabs, but its a good temporary piece until I find something better.

Pros: It works, eventually.

Cons: Poor instructions, poor fitment, requires a bit of trimming to fit.

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Metra 99-7501 Dash Kit

Crutchfield customer from Canton, OH on 9/10/2013

1995 Mazda Miata

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Lots of cutting required to use in Miata. Doesn't have perfect fit.

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Mazda Miata In-dash Receiver Kit

SDA from Robertsdale, AL on 9/8/2013

1993 Mazda Miata

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Gets the job done but is very convoluted.

Pros: Cost was reasonable.

Cons: Cheap plastic, instructions were vague.

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Metra 99-7501 Dash Kit

Crutchfield customer from greenville, sc on 7/29/2013

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did not fit my car! No were close1

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1992 Miata install OK

CP from Indiana on 7/23/2013

1992 Mazda Miata

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I had good results with this kit in a 1992 Miata. Some of the unneeded tabs must be dremeled flush and sanded, and you'll want to paint them, since the molded finish is pretty unsightly--glossy and overly pebbled. If you ever built a model car, you know the drill. I used a spray truck bed liner, which gives a matte appearance with a better texture than the molded finish. Don't install using a DIN sleeve, as the instructions seem to recommend, since the front of the unit will protrude about 3/8"; instead, use the included screws along with the rectangular trim ring. This trim ring is a little warped, since it has a pretty thin section, but the slight seam width variances aren't noticeable once everything's painted and snapped together. I had to superglue the cubby into place to seat it solidly, as noted in another review. Would've done that even if the fit had been better, to guard against rattles.

Pros: Generally good instructions except tor the DIN sleeve reference, which may be the preferred install for other dash types.

Cons: Tough to get a smooth finish on some exposed tab locations.

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I should have listen to other reviewers.

DonM from Toledo, ohio on 7/21/2013

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Well, you were right, this install kit was totally useless for my 1991 Miata. Even though the expert on the phone said it would work. I ended up using the metal piece that came with the radio, and I superglued the cubby hole piece(from a wrecked Miata). The only piece from this kit I used was the 3/4 inch spacer bar, to fill in space between radio and cubby. The side mount pieces I was to use did not line up with any of the screw holes. Making it unmountable. Good thing I only wasted this much. I cannot suggest this kit to anyone.

Pros: none that I can think of.

Cons: Doesn't fit, no parts useable.

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Not very useful

MP from Atlanta on 6/23/2013

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Not good, does not fit, cheap plastic parts. The parts are supposedly made to fit a large number of Mazda cars by using a combination of parts from several bags of parts all molded together. You need to snap them apart and choose the parts for your particular car. Very confusing, unclear instructions. After you finally sort out, identify and assemble the "correct" parts, you might find that they do not quite fit properly. I've tried using these kits on 2 separate occasions with poor results. Your results might be better than mine as cars are not all quite the same. But I find it not very good.

Pros: None

Cons: hard to use, did not fit my application very well.

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Mazda in-dash kit

Alex from Bradenton, FL on 6/20/2013

1994 Mazda MX5

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This kit fit perfectly in my 94 Miata. It's a multi-car kit so it has some extra pieces and you have to saw off a few bits, but the instructions were model specific and very easy to understand.

Pros: Perfect fit, comes with pocket, matches interior, durable material, good price, fast shipping.

Cons: Nothing that I can think of.

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pretty good

Peru from GA on 5/22/2013

1990 Mazda Miata

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Worked pretty well - had to modify the bottom piece because it was too wide - took me a while to figure out how to do it but now that it is installed, all is fine.

Pros: instructions, pieces

Cons: size was not right and had to be modified

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Useful, stable

Michael from N. Charleston SC on 5/4/2013

1991 Mazda RX7

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Has this design changed in 20 years? Apparently not. Fitment and ease of installation was about the same when I tinkered with the same kit some 15 years ago in my 90 RX-7 coupe. This was for. 91 RX-7 Convertible, so presentation and fitment were a much higher priority than before. Instruction a very small. Useful, but small. I used the URL and my iPad to enlarge a PDF from the interwebs. There were tons of extra parts, which is to be expected, but it does add a layer of complexity. Removing unneeded tabs from the faceplate frame is a bit daunting in the thin, tight areas, so proceed with caution or a much sharper exacto-type knife to get them off.

Pros: Universal

Cons: Extra parts. Some inapplicable instruction to my application

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Metra 99-7501 Dash Kit

Crutchfield customer from Huntsville, AL on 1/1/2013

1986 Mazda B Series

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Put this into a 1986 Mazda truck and must admit after reading some of the reviews I was a little worried. But for the older truck, this was perfect. The molded plastic actually looked better then the trucks original dash parts. There are a lot of parts you have to go through and once you figure out you don't need most of them, everything is O.K.

Pros: fit perfectly

Cons: Instruction needed just a little more explanation but relatively easy to follw

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crappy kit, don't waste your money

Larry from King George on 10/30/2012

1990 Mazda Miata

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The early Miata is KNOWN to have a slightly undersized DIN mount. I bought from Crutchfield believing they would spec a kit that was designed to fit. NO - it was a generic Metra kit and DID NOT FIT. It was a waste of money. I ended up using the factory radio mount and screws lined up with the new stereo.

Pros: none. I think I might have used part of the radio surround piece

Cons: generic kit, not designed for the Miata, does not fit - did Crutchfield even TEST this kit???

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Rx-7 Install

Calvin from Glenwood, IA on 10/2/2012

1988 Mazda RX7

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I hate this kit, I've done a ton of radio installs and I've never had a kit that fit this horribly. I understand that some modification may be required on all installs, and that's not what I'm getting at. This thing just down right sucks, I've got gaps everywhere between pieces, the pocket is constantly rattling around and popping out, and it had to be trimmed to fit the DIN sleeve. I mean come on, this kit is supposedly made for installing radios but it can't even fit a standard DIN sleeve without needing trimming? If I remember right it's a kit from Metra, I know I won't be using any of their kits ever again now.

Pros: None that I can think of except that it came free with the radio.

Cons: Everything, loose fitting, horrible QC from Metra, needed to be modified to accept the DIN sleeve.

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Miata dash kit

torranosaurus from Michigan on 9/16/2012

1994 Mazda Miata

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This product is not "Plug and play". You will need to cut, file, etc to get it to work in your dash. It is a multiple kit for many Mazdas and did not like working with it.

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In 1990 Mazda Miata

Phil from Long Islland, NY on 7/30/2012

1990 Mazda Miata

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The directions where poor, and there are a lot of parts. But I did figure it out. I remove my old original benze box and installed this kit. It did fit well, and does support the radio well.

Pros: It fit well

Cons: Many parts, for may cars

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not the quality I'd expect

Anthony from Houston, TX on 7/9/2012

1992 Mazda Miata

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Very dissapointed in the quality of this trim kit. This was used for the install into a 92 mazda miata with the small pocket below the radio. Now that it is installed, the pocket rattles like crazy when driving down the road. I had to pull it back out and use some foam to dampen any vibration. Also, the radio trim piece will not stay on. I haven't investigated enough to know if this is due to a radio issue or a trim kit issue, but this is the first time I've had any troubles with a crutchfield supplied part.

Pros: none

Cons: clunky, poor build quality, did not allow radio trim panel to fit.

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Miata kit

DougD from Franklin, IN on 7/4/2012

1992 Mazda Miata

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Cheap ill-fitting plastic parts. I did not use this. Please improve quality.

Pros: None

Cons: Cheap

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Metra 99-7501 Dash Kit

Crutchfield customer from Ann Arbor, MI on 5/22/2012

1994 Mazda Miata

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Overall, not a bad kit. There are a lot of pieces, but the instructions (albeit a bit lean) gave enough to be able to install the unit. The under-radio pocket was a bit too wide at the bottom, but I managed to jam the pocket in, and it holds fine now. Some of the thinner sections of plastic were trouble, and I broke one, but it held together. The factory plastic bezel for the JVC unit didn't fit due to the kit's plastic surround, but the include bezel just squeezed in, and made it look much cleaner than with nothing

Pros: Universal Everything included

Cons: Universal Fit Qaterial quality

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Metra 99-7501 Dash Kit

pwat from Atlanta, GA on 5/21/2012

1991 Mazda Miata

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This kit was made for many applications which means it serves none of them very well. My application was a Miata. I attempted make it sturdier by using some of the parts I cut away (per instructions) and super gluing them to the corners to stiffen the whole assembly. This is probably the flimsiest kit I have gotten from Crutchfield. Maybe I have grown to expect too much.

Pros: Cheap and it does fit.

Cons: Flimsy, has to be assembled from an array of parts and has to be trimmed quite a bit. I also had to file the stubs that were left over after trimming the extra parts.

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Absolute Rubbish

Absolute Rubbish from Carmel, NY on 5/17/2012

1991 Mazda Miata

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I would rate this a quarter-star if i could. The materials scream CHEAP. On my prior dealings with Crutchfield, I had found the install kits of much higher quality. This was super flimsy, poorly formed plastic parts. I can see why they are offered free. Very disappointing.

Pros: It worked.....

Cons: Cheap, shoddy manufacture....inconsistent with the money spent on the purchase

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Better than nothing

JT from Las Cruces, NM on 5/1/2012

1993 Mazda Miata

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I first followed the instructions for installation and did not like the way it looked so I used the mounting bracket that originally came with the Miata factory casette player and it looks much better. The only piece I used from this kit was a 3/4" spacer to use between the original factory pocket and the Pioneer receiver that I purchased with this kit. I think it looks very professional by installing it this way.

Pros: It has a lot of pieces that you might be able to find a use for customizing your installation.

Cons: The original bracket works much better

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Mazda in dash kit

Dave from Bethany, CT on 4/5/2012

1986 Mazda RX7

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instructions not very clear and hardware called for not in kit. I had to make a lot of modification to the face plate and side plates to fit it in my 86 RX7. but after all was said and done the installation looked neat and clean. Everything was secure and matched the original dash.

Pros: the kit had enough parts to make it work.

Cons: to much engineering and modifications to make it work correctly.

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Installation Kit

HRColey from Oxford, AL on 3/30/2012

1994 Mazda Miata

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Everything I needed and then some. Adapter plates cover any gaps and make the unit look built in. Had to do a few simple mods, but the instructions cover most of them.

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Pretty Aweful for 1991 Miata

GRAPHIXV from Jeff, indiana on 3/24/2012

1991 Mazda MX5

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I rate this product 2 stars. The only reason I'm giving it 2 stars because Crutchfield provided it and the plastic mount for the stereo at least worked. Outside of that, it is a 1 star product. The stereo mount uses brackets made out of plastic with various plastic tabs. You break off the ones you do not need. That part worked ok (although I'm not real crazy about securing the radio in the car using plastic tabs). There is not enough room using the plastic bracket to reinforce it with a modified OEM metal piece either. If you follow the directions... What Directions? There is one tiny page listed for the Miata with a Din diagram which is literally the size of a postage stamp! I'm not kidding. It's almost as if the people who made this knew it wouldn't work and decided to hide behind a diagram which required a microscope to examine. Crutchfield must realize this as well, since they include a "Cliff Notes" version of their own diagram. All the directions in the world couldn't help this kit anyway. Outside of the plastic bracket, the parts are pretty useless for the Miata. The cubby hole piece seems to go in behind the original dash cover (not explained in the directions either). The piece is not secured from the back end! So, it's sort of well.....loose. If you had well fitted front end it would be supported better. But the spacers are all too thin or too wide to fit properly and have no real solid support either. Not recommended.

Pros: Well, the plastic bracket works.

Cons: Extremely bad directions (almost non-existent). Dash pieces do not fit properly. Spacers wrong sizes. No solid support for pieces on plastic mounting bracket. Radio surround too narrow. Will just get you there, will not refit the dash to look correct.

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In-dash Receiver Kit

Jorge from San Bernardino, CA on 2/23/2012

1991 Mazda MX6

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I am giving this a 3 only because it is a rating. I am extremely happy that Crutchfield provided the kit at no cost. I found the receiver at a lower price, but it did not come with the car kit. I would come back and purchase from Crutchfield again, and this time I would not bother looking for a better price.

Pros: My dash looks great! It looks like a professional installed my radio / receiver!

Cons: You have to cut it to fit it in your car. The screws (half) did not align with my dash board. They missed it by a few cm. You have to use pliers or something to cut the plastic parts that you do not need and then use a blade to trim it, or it will not fit in nicely. It took me a lot longer to customize the kit than the complete installation of the receiver.

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WARNING: Kit doesn't apply to certain Mazda factory setups.

AndrewS from TX on 2/5/2012

1997 Mazda Miata

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The factory radio in my Mazda (1997 Miata) consisted of two stacked DIN units: a radio/cassette head unit and a separate DIN CD player made by Panasonic for Mazda. These units are removed in a manner similar to a Ford-style radio with the U-shaped wire tools. I didn't actually even need the kit to install the DIN head unit I bought (the included DIN sleeve fit well). However, it left me with an empty DIN opening in the dash. With some ingenuity, I was able to put something together from the parts in this kit to make a filler panel for the empty slot and it looks good, but I had to do some drilling of the kit parts and use some sheetmetal screws I had on hand to put something together. It's definitely not something the kit was designed to do. It would probably be most helpful if, when the Crutchfield website asks about what radio your car has, if it would offer an option to (I think that certain 1996 and 1997 Mazda models apply here) indicate that you have the twin DIN units as I described above. Then, instead of the unnecessary install kit, they could include a set of the U-shaped stereo removal tools (I was lucky enough to own a set already or I would have been stuck) and either a generic DIN filler panel kit or (more usefully) a DIN storage pocket kit for the other slot.

Pros: None, other than the fact that the spare parts came in handy to make up for the fact that the kit doesn't fit my car.

Cons: Kit overlooked my factory radio configuration.

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FC3S

snowdoody from grand rapids, MI on 11/18/2011

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be careful when reading the diagram, the first time i did it i took off the wrong mounts.

Pros: Way easier than making my own. Very stable when done right. looks somewhat clean and is ready for paint. but realize that this will change clearance.

Cons: a single din only works in the top space. if i could i would put it into the bottom and my fuel comp in the top, cuz gauges

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Mazda in dash kit does not fit 94 Miata

Louis from New York on 11/17/2011

1994 Mazda Miata

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Product did not fit Miata, I had to use only the side latches, the front portion of the kit was too wide to fit in double din space. Poor quality plastics and fit was not perfect.

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Metra 99-7501 Dash Kit

George B from Neosho, MO on 8/1/2011

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A ton of peices in this kit. Read directions carefully though and you will find the ones that work with your car. Radio didnt fit exactly in the hole, so I had to notch the corners slightly. I would have gave it a 3 instead of a 4, but the final appearance looked very good, so it just wasnt worthy of a 3. Radio was solid, and looked like a factory install.

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1994 Miata hard to fit!

Karl from Honolulu, HI on 4/29/2011

1994 Mazda Miata

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I bought this kit because my 94 Miata didn't have the storage slot and I didn't want to have a covered space below my new single DIN deck. The custom plastic frame that you need to build from the parts in this kit does not fit right into the center console opening. I had to make a bunch of adjustments to not only the plastic frame, but to the Miata plastic center console cover. A little scary since I was hoping to not make any modifications to the stock car parts. Once I got everything together it looked great... just took a while to whittle down the plastic parts to get everything to fit right.

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Not Perfect

Jose from Downey, CA on 2/4/2011

1988 Mazda RX7

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This kit came with my new stereo for a 1988 RX-7 and although it fits, I had to cut it and sand it down at many different locations. It was a hassle to install. But at the end of the day it did work out. Just took more effort than I had hoped for.

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1988 Mazda RX7

Jerick from Wichita, KS on 3/27/2010

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Poorly engineered, Installation instructions had very few, small pictures. Confusing at first, once you get it all together it doesn't fit. The cubby is very sloppy and rattles around in there because there is no solid way to mount it. Possibly the worst money I've spent in a long time. This isn't crutchfield's fault, but this individual manufacturer's. Ended up just buying a plate of aluminum and making my own, which worked alot better.

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Doesn't fit my 95 Miata

Crutchfield customer from Burlington, VT on 3/17/2010

1995 Mazda Miata

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I assembled this to the letter, only to find it actually doesn't fit. I ended up rigging my receiver up with the original mounts.

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Not very good

Billy from Orlando, FL on 5/8/2009

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It was a great idea, but... First you have to sort through about 40 pieces of plastic to get the right parts, then you have to grind down about 12 extra plastic studs for it to fit together. When I finally got the thing together (correctly, I might add) it won't fit in a '96 Miata. The base is too wide to fit. I actually had to grind the opening in the dash to finally get it in. Everything is fine now, but it took about 12 hours and 4 or 5 calls to Crutchfield for help to install from start to finish. I've done several installations in the past that only took a couple of hours tops. Unless you are prepared for a project, you might want to go a different route. I gave 2 stars instead of one because Crutchfields advisors really tried to help, however, they finally gave up and said "sorry".

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Kit not that great

Justin from PA on 5/6/2009

1989 Mazda RX7

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As other have said this kit is very flimsy and not the greatest at fitting properly.

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Useless

Ronald from Florida on 1/20/2009

1995 Mazda Miata

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This kit is so "universal" as to be useless. It is fragile and easily broken. I gave it my best shot but there was no way that I was going to mount the Kenwood headunit in my 1995 Miata and make it look presentable. There were gaps all around and since the 95 Miata is not a DIN size unit (taller than 2-DIN and narrower than a normal 1-DIN unit), it won't work for this car. I gave up and returned the kit and the headunit and went back to the 14 year old stock am/fm/cassette. I have installed headunits in Miata's before and never had these type of fitment problems, but have only installed in true DIN radio bezels previously. Metra needs to make a kit specific to 90 through early 96 Miatas - and they need to actually use a Miata as the model for the kit.

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OK - but could use more work

Ken from Poquoson, VA on 7/28/2008

1997 Mazda Miata

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The kit was complete and capable - as a one size fits very many can be - yet the instructions for the Miata were difficult to decipher. The need to cut off multiple tabs (6 plus) and cut the enclosure facings made the project 2 hours longer than needed. The quality of the kit finish spoke "cheap" big time. If you have a chance to use a standard DIN bracket for the Miata, do it. After doing all the mods required with the kit, I discovered that I could use the DIN enclosure and trashed the kit. There was no need to make my pride and joy shine forth with model car quality plastic brackets!

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Great Kit

Mark from Gulfport, MS on 2/2/2008

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Kit included everything necessary for a clean installation. Couldn't ask for more.

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Free. Part of the recommended installation kit. [ Ricky  Mar 26, 2019 ]
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Came with install kit. [ HKeith  Sep 15, 2018 ]
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installation package [ Trevor  Aug 22, 2018 ]
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gives me options on the mounting, useful because I make my own Tombstone and console from wood. [ Dennis  Jul 12, 2018 ]
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Same answer. [ George  Jun 18, 2018 ]
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easy and convenient [ DIETRICH  Mar 23, 2018 ]
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Free [ Daniel  Mar 16, 2018 ]
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it showed up by its self on order [ william  Feb 09, 2018 ]
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needed to fill the dash space left from removing a 2 1/2 DIN factory radio. [ Margaret  Nov 08, 2017 ]
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package [ Kurt  Nov 05, 2017 ]
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I did not [ Gerald  May 23, 2017 ]
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Want to fit in right [ Boni  Dec 18, 2016 ]
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Recommended by Crutchfield [ Jeffrey  Nov 25, 2016 ]
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if you're going to put a radio in the dash, you need this. [ rob  Nov 03, 2016 ]
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Required for installation ... [ Joseph  Apr 04, 2016 ]
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