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Just installed my kenwood DD NOT happy.

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by stattonmw, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Mar 7, 2011 at 10:29 PM
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    stattonmw

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    So just picked up my truck about 3 weeks ago and got around to putting my deck in yesterday and used the metra kit and I dont know if this is normal but this has to be the ugliest I have seen my deck out of 2 different cars its been in.

    1. Nice big gap on the sides where you can see the HU
    2. Alighnment is horrible seems to sit tilted to the left
    3. Head unit sticks way the f*** out
    4. Hazard button sticks

    who makes this garbage!!!!!!!! :mad::mad::mad:

    here are some pics and they do no justice. maybe I screwed something up in the install process sooooo PLEASE correct me if I did.

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  2. Mar 7, 2011 at 10:41 PM
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    upwardpgv

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    I never had much luck with Metra, I always buy Scosche. Dont know if it's just me but their parts always seem to fit better.
     
  3. Mar 7, 2011 at 10:44 PM
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    Do you have a double din installed??
     
  4. Mar 7, 2011 at 10:48 PM
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    Not yet, I am in the process of ordering everything for my '06. Everything is on the way except fo the HU. I cant decide on which to buy. My comment was mentioned because I have installed some units in other cars and the Metra parts just were not the quality the Scosche is, just my opinion.
     
  5. Mar 7, 2011 at 10:50 PM
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  6. Mar 7, 2011 at 10:52 PM
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    ya at this point I just wanna take it out... Thanks.

    Anyone have pics of a kenwood DD using the schoosh kit lol.
     
  7. Mar 7, 2011 at 10:54 PM
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    sometimes with the metra kits you have to do a little fine tuning. With mine i had to sand a little around the hazard button so it wouldn't stick. Also around the backside of the whole kit to have it sit flush. Try just sanding it and im sure it will help A LOT.
     
  9. Mar 7, 2011 at 11:04 PM
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    they arent perfect. thats what you get when you buy aftermarket.
     
  10. Mar 8, 2011 at 4:19 AM
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    I too bought the Metra kit, and I too was very unhappy with the fit. Mine actually angled to the right, and the hazard button fit was perfect, but the thing is ugly and didnt fit right.

    I decided it was woth 25 bucks to try the Scosche, and am very happy I did so. looks and fits much much better.
     
  11. Mar 8, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    ^^^ That!! Well worth the rebuy on the second dash kit. Fit and finish is perfect match.:D
     
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    I have the exact same problems with my metra kit, except for the tilt. I have found that if you pull the bottom corner away from the dash, the button will function. I'll have to give Scosche a try.
     
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    i have the metra and it actually fits perfect on my double din pioneer lol, i dont have any complaints with it
     
  14. Mar 8, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    my Scosche fits perfect with my double din, it took some wiggling and adjusting to get it straight where i wanted it tho
     
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    For what it's worth, My metra kit fits really well with my Pioneer avh-p3200bt. I did have to adjust the HU a bit at the mounts to get it perfect but thats all and I am very happy with it.
     
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    Thats why i always go with scosche, not saying metra is bad, but IMO scosche's fit and finish seems better
     
  17. Mar 8, 2011 at 6:11 PM
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    well your first mistake was buying the silver metra kit. I got the black and its perfect :thumbsup:
     
  18. Mar 8, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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    I used scosche for my DD too. No complaints
     
  20. Mar 8, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    I got the metra kit and use it with my double din Pioneer but I had to do some trimming around the hazard button to get it to not stick too. I probably should have tried the Scosche but never got around to it.
     
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