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on March 22, 2013
Just received this today. I regretted taking the dash apart again because I already was using another face plate but everything worked out for the better. Putting it together was a little confusing at first because I used the wrong screws to put the connectors on it, so make sure you use the little screws and nuts if you have a Pontiac Grand Prix.
After figuring that out I installed the stereo carriage and it went in ok but you will need to bend most of the tabs so it doesn't slide in and out easy.
The face plate fits good and looks great compared to the other because the stereo no longer sticks out as far. The storage area fits my IPhone 4 good so it is great for that and other items. I would of given it 5 stars but it could of been designed better to get the carriage to fit tighter.
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on January 12, 2014
Previous dash kit had left my a small gap in my interior, then saw this kit recommended through a popular forum. Gave it a shot and am now satisfied; no gaps between the interior, the extra compartment is nice, and the color is close enough to my OEM dash's color.

Instructions have some of the most low-res pictures for reference I have ever seen. Ended up using one of the wrong bolts which denied fitting it into my dash properly. A 10 minute setback which could have been avoided, but oh well.
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on February 8, 2013
Fits nice and snug in my '98 Malibu, the pocket is perfect for my iPod and cord. I really worked on the tabs to get the mounting sleeve from my head unit as tight as possible.
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on May 6, 2013
I bought this dash kit to install an after market 1 DIN stereo in a 1.5 DIN hole. Fit perfect. Kit had every thing I needed but I recommend making it even more secure by using some rubber outdoor 2 sided tape to help secure the Din Cage into the Dash Kit. Be sure and place the bolts into the Dash Kit before installing the tape and DIN Cage into the Dash Kit. I used a female wiring harness wired to my stereo plug so all I had to do was plug it into my car's wiring harness plug, plug in the antenna, and push in the stereo until it snapped into place. Job Done. Compartment under the stereo is small but holds my remote or sunglasses fine. Looks good and works well. I would buy another one.
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on October 21, 2012
This proved to be a great kit which I purchased on Amazon from HookedOnTronics. It's a 1.5 din, three model type radio specific kit, unlike others that look like a 150 piece Revell model kit trying to fit every make and year known to man. As such, I found the plastic to be thicker and sturdier than other kits I've dealt with. The sculpted molding for the dash opening(vs. the "flat-face" generic style) added to the structure of the main section as well, which also improves the aesthetics over generic kits. The under pocket adds to that aesthetic and is a bonus for storage of MP3 players or the remote, if the unit you're installing has one. The pocket is very thin, but only a few inches deep, so I don't expect many items to disappear beyond reach- though I wouldn't use it for coins!!

After removing the "reinforcement" from the main opening with cutters and trimming with a hobby knife, I used HD double-sided adhesive tape(the thinner grey all-weather outdoor type) along the bottom edge to secure the stereo's mounting cage, as there is no place to bend the tabs due to the under pocket. I clamped the bottom edge using a bunch of 4 1/2" style spring clamps to allow the tape to "set" while waiting for other accessories to arrive for the installation. I do think that this is an obvious need for this kit, and some sort of adhesive strip should have been included in the first place.

When time came for the physical install into the van, it could not have been simpler. I had also purchased the appropriate GM wiring harness(also made by Metra) and had prepared it ahead of time against the new unit's harness. Literally took less than 10 minutes from unlocking the door to listening to the new stereo. The Astro uses the longer "spring-lock" sides of the kit which attached solidly using the included screws and a nut-driver. The right side didn't seem to want to really lock into place, but it seemed more like an issue either with this particular van, or Astro's in general as the two sides were uneven with respect to the "spring arm" gap. With the fascia in place, it's solid as a rock, and looks like it's supposed to be there. What more can you ask for?
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on January 23, 2015
This dash Kit almost looks like the stock plastic dash cover/bezel as far as color and texture. One draw back was that in my truck it basically only installs one way using the clips provided. These clips are bolted on the the main housing of the kit using a couple of bolts and nuts provided. It only has one hole where these go through the main unit and into the clips. I got it all installed and put my new stereo in it all wired up and everything and then went to put the truck's dash bezel/cover back on and it was hitting at the bottom of the dash kit so my dash would not go back on flush even if I tried to force it down over the lip of the kit. So I had to disassemble everything and drill to new holes about a quarter inch away from the old holes and reinstall the clips and then reinstall everything again and this time the dash fit over it perfectly. The look is great and my phone or iPod fits right into the little storage compartment but for having to modify the thing a little bit I gave it three stars. Heck maybe other people won't run into this problem but I did. Almost forgot when I got it in the package the face plate of the kit is already glued on to the body of the unit. This face plate was already coming off on one side but a little epoxy glue stuck it right back on.
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on March 13, 2014
The front bezel of this unit protrudes about 1/2" further than the OEM deck sat. This causes an aftermarket head unit to sit almost 5/8" out from the dash and, if similar to my case, interferes with a basic coffee travel tumbler sitting in the pull out cup holder just below the head unit. The manufacturer also includes multiple types of mounting hardware, two square neck pan head carriage bolts, two threaded nuts, two small flat topped studs, and two push on retainers. Installation instructions for most vehicles they tell you to use the small studs and the threaded nuts. While the nuts thread on the studs correctly, the head of the stud pulls right through the plastic it is meant to hold together. I decided that I would just use the larger headed carriage bolts, but these were too long and stuck out both sides of the kit which prevented it from mounting squarely in the dash. Quick thinking me, I just hit my bench grinder and took a few mm off each bolt, but this was a miss on the QA team at Metra for sure. Overall, holds the head unit in place. Would I ever try to save a buck and use Metra over Scosche again? Nope.
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on July 14, 2010
While this kit made the installation of an aftermarket radio very easy, there was a fair amount of difficulty in securing the DIN cage.

The clips for my application mounted securely to the kit and are more than enough to secure the whole thing into the dash, but the DIN cage was difficult to secure to the kit. The tabs on the top of the radio's DIN cage were easy to bend into place, but the jewel case pocket prevented the tabs from securing the bottom. I was finally able to create shims to place between the pocket and the cage, which virtually eliminated the looseness in the installation.

Overall, the result is a look that is not as obscenely "aftermarket" as other radio installs I have seen. It places the front of the radio even with the surrounding dash panels, and in my opinion makes the aftermarket install blend into the dash better than the factory deck did. My shims bowed the top of the jewel case pocket a little, but it isn't too noticeable.

In summary, the kit looks good, and holds my radio very securely, although it took a slight bit of fabrication to make it fit as secure as it does.
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on February 4, 2012
this item was a perfect fit . I would recommend this for any of my friends. it was very easy to install I only took a couple minutes to put together .also fast shipping .
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on April 6, 2015
used on a 2003 chevy astro and fit great. Very easy to install and looks good too! The pocket is perfect size for remote.
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