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Poor quality, bad instructions
on December 14, 2012
I made a big mistake not to listen to other users' reviews and purchased this installation kit thinking "it's only a plastic mounting bracket, how many things can go wrong with it?"... I've got my answer: everything is wrong about this kit:
1. Material: plastic is very brittle and easy to break, seems to be made from recycled plastic.
2. Workmanship: really poor. The parts don't fit well together. Pegs are either larger or smaller than the hole where they're supposed to fit in. Don't try to force their way in because they will break due to poor material quality. To assemble this kit successfully you will need a knife, a file, a pair of snipping pliers, some tapes and super glue. You will need to modify each and every piece of the kit to make them fit together. File off this side a bit, cut off that protruding peg, put some tape to this peg to make it thicker so that it doesn't wiggle in the hole, snip off that corner 1/16" or these won't snap together.... You've got the idea. It's really frustrating. Doesn't matter how carefully you are, some tabs will be broken and you will need to supper glued them back...
3. Instructions/guides: it's a joke. If you follow the guide, I guarantee that you'll end up breaking more tabs than I did. For example, the instructions read: 1) Break the top part off the main mounting bracket. 2) Snap part #xyz to the location where the top part were. 3)... And at the very end of the 10 steps, they mention that if your car is model A, B or C, do not break the top part off... What the heck? Shouldn't the warning be included in step 1 instead?