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After Market Dash Kit Not Fitting Properly HELP!

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by RastAco28, May 7, 2012.

  1. May 7, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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    RastAco28

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    Hey Guys,

    SoJersey and I recently installed a new Sony MEX-BT4000P head unit in my 2006 taco. I got the unit from crutchfield so the dash kit installed was one included for free by crutchfield. After installed, the kit does not seem to be fitting properly. The side edges do not really match up and neither does the ridge that goes across the front. It is also pretty loose in some areas. I have included pictures below. I saw a tacoma at a local store the other day, and noticed his after market kit fit perfectly. Some things I have tried to fix this problem include:

    • Double Side Tape to make the clips bigger
    • Took the yellow clips off of the OEM Stereo and put them on the kit
    So I am just looking for a little bit of help on this issue. Any suggestions and insight is greatly appreciated. I also wanted to ask if anyone knows if the Taco Tunes dash sare any different/better from the standard textured kits? Thanks in advance guys! Boom Blaze!:rasta:

    Kit.jpg

    Kit 2.jpg
     
  2. May 7, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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    Krewblink

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    Oops thought u had a 2012.
     
  3. May 7, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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    That is exactly how mine looked, not really much worse than stock.
     
  4. May 7, 2012 at 8:48 PM
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    If it was me i'd heat that spot with a heat gun to soften it up and mold it into place.
     
  5. May 7, 2012 at 9:02 PM
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    wrmathis

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    get rid of the metra and get the scosche. works a whole lot better and looks better in my opinioin. i have used both of these kits
     
  6. May 8, 2012 at 6:33 AM
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    These are not textured correct?
     
  7. May 8, 2012 at 6:35 AM
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    chadderkdawg

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    Might be a dumb question... but did you get the clips that go onto the mounting points that secure the thing to the dash?

    edit: Here is a picture of where the little plastic clips should go, after the clips are on there, it will snap into the dash pretty securely.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. May 8, 2012 at 7:05 AM
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    Yes, I actually had to take the yellow stock clips off on the OEM radio and use those because the clips that came with the aftermarket kit were cheap and kept falling out. The kit clips into the dash but as you can see its not flush and is still a little loose. Thanks!
     
  9. May 8, 2012 at 7:06 AM
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    Ok, wanted to double check, the instructions are so terrible that I had to scratch my head looking at my leftover parts to figure that part out!
     
  10. May 8, 2012 at 7:34 AM
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    Yeah..Did you install an aftermarket kit in yours? BTW Sweet Taco..
     
  11. May 8, 2012 at 7:37 AM
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    Yea, mine looks pretty good to me, ended up fitting better than yours does, so I'm not sure what the difference is.
     
  12. May 8, 2012 at 7:38 AM
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    Ok.. did you get yours from crutchfield or somewhere else?
     
  13. May 8, 2012 at 7:38 AM
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    Yea Crutchfield.
     
  14. May 8, 2012 at 7:40 AM
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    I called Metra and made them send me another piece because of the horrible fit...

    Take photos and call them. They will fix you up.
     
  15. May 8, 2012 at 7:40 AM
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    Alright man. Thanks a lot for your help!
     
  16. May 8, 2012 at 7:43 AM
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    I'll call crutchfield today and see whats up. I didn't get my kit through metra so I dunno what they could do for me. Thanks!
     
  17. May 8, 2012 at 11:11 AM
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    Yea mike maybe crutch will send u another dash piece..
     
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    The first Metra kit I got was defective. The part that sticks out where the clips go were 1/3 as long as they needed to be. Included pics comparing it to stock radio which clearly showed the issue yet Crutchfield wouldn't believe that I just got a bad part and thought my truck was different. Asked them to just send me a new one they insisted it would be the same. Got tired of the run around and bought another from Amazon which worked fine. Crutchfield was quick to reimburse me when I showed them I was right from the beginning and went elsewhere to buy the replacement.
     
  20. May 9, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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    You bought another textured metra or scosche?
     
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