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Old 08-13-2013, 05:25 PM   #1
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Metra Double din dash kit fitment

I can't be the only one with this dilemma. So I put my double din unit in and tried to find one that matched as best I could. Now everything is functional however, it does NOT stay put very easily and although at first glance looks clean once you take a closer look it looks awful.

What did you guys do to fix this? Any other kits fit better? or am I just out of luck here.

Here are a couple pics to show what I'm talking about.
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:31 PM   #2
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Welcome to TW, and no you're not the first... mine (albeit the single din version) fit horribly. Save yourself some hassle and get the Scosche kit:

http://www.amazon.com/Scosche-010TA2053B-2005-UpToyota-Matched--Silver/dp/B0014KOA42/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1376436590&sr=8-1&keywords=scosche+tacoma+double+din

and don't forget the search function
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Sorry I can't help, I've got the same issue as you and would like to know also if their are any better kits
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Does that kit fit much better and more securely? Reviews seem to be complaining more so about the color and texture vs actual fitment.
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I'm an idiot. Reuse the clips from the factory setup and everything locks in tightly and sits flush
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I'm an idiot. Reuse the clips from the factory setup and everything locks in tightly and sits flush
Ha glad you figured it out quickly...want to post some updated pictures of the fitment?
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:06 AM   #7
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I can't be the only one with this dilemma. So I put my double din unit in and tried to find one that matched as best I could. Now everything is functional however, it does NOT stay put very easily and although at first glance looks clean once you take a closer look it looks awful.

What did you guys do to fix this? Any other kits fit better? or am I just out of luck here.

Here are a couple pics to show what I'm talking about.
Where did you get your kit at?
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:13 AM   #8
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I have metra black textured kit and I ordered it from eBay with the JBL amplifier adapter kit for about 85$ shipped. Ill post pics when I get home from work.
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:42 AM   #9
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I have metra black textured kit and I ordered it from eBay with the JBL amplifier adapter kit for about 85$ shipped. Ill post pics when I get home from work.
Thanks OP. I am looking to get a double din tv from Crutchfield. I have been wondering about the quality of their dash kit that comes free with purchase.
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Thanks OP. I am looking to get a double din tv from Crutchfield. I have been wondering about the quality of their dash kit that comes free with purchase.
Just a heads up..the Crutchfield free kits are Metra/Schosche...they have both options in black and silver.

When putting them in the cart you get black, textured or silver, textured..those are the metra. The black/silver, smooth are schosche. Just confirmed this with a sales rep also
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Anyone suggest one over the other? I have the textured stock right now. Is one better then other? Just silver or textured?
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Anyone suggest one over the other? I have the textured stock right now. Is one better then other? Just silver or textured?
You can search for dash kits and you'll get quite a few mixed reviews for each, but through my research it seems that the metra (textured) is what a lot of people prefer. One of the biggest issues I've seen is, like the OP here, forgetting to reuse the stock yellow clips
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I'm pretty satisfied for the time being. Few months ill he upgrading with a couple amps and real subs not the jbl garbage. Here are pics of the dash after actually clipping it in lol.
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I'm pretty satisfied for the time being. Few months ill he upgrading with a couple amps and real subs not the jbl garbage. Here are pics of the dash after actually clipping it in lol.
That's a solid install - I like that headunit a lot. It looks much more OEM than most of the aftermarkets out there. Also a big fan of the black textured dash kit
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Ive had both the Metra DD kit and and the Scosche DD kit. Although the metes is textured to match better.. I hated how it fit. I prefer my Scosche much more.
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Ive had both the Metra DD kit and and the Scosche DD kit. Although the metes is textured to match better.. I hated how it fit. I prefer my Scosche much more.
How did the fit compare with the scosche? Was it an edge thing or hazard button fitment?
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How did the fit compare with the scosche? Was it an edge thing or hazard button fitment?
Both actually. I had to trim the hell out of the hazard button opening. And even it never fit right. Like it got hot and tweaked.
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I didn't need to modify anything at all. Maybe they've improved on the design? Hazard works perfectly, but it does take a little finesse to get everything lined up.
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Anyone ever order anything from Crutchfield marked "scratch & dent"?

Just ordered my Kenwood DDX770 double din. Pretty excited. Talked to their rep. guy and he assured me it was probably something really minute.
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I'm an idiot. Reuse the clips from the factory setup and everything locks in tightly and sits flush
You sir...dang. I made the same mistake and you allowed me to fix mine. Fitment still isn't great on one side but a Dremel or razor knife should fix it tomorrow. This has plagued me for a year. The made it look almost factory. Thank you. Don't care how old this thread is, don't care one bit.
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