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Metra dash kit won't snap in

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Tidrow, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. Jul 2, 2010 at 8:38 PM
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    Tidrow

    Tidrow [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i put everything back together but I can't get the metra dash piced to snap in place. I can literally pull everything off with my hand. Is there some trick to snapping it back on?
     
  2. Jul 2, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    rhodehard09

    rhodehard09 sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

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    did you put the little clips on the 4 tabs on it?
     
  3. Jul 2, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    BAP_29

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    x2 i had the same problem you did and that was what i was missing.
     
  4. Jul 2, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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    rhodehard09

    rhodehard09 sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

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    yeah i cant remember if the kit comes with them or if i had to use the ones off the stock piece.
     
  5. Jul 2, 2010 at 8:53 PM
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    BAP_29

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    I used the stock ones, yellow if I remember correctly.
     
  6. Jul 2, 2010 at 8:54 PM
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    rhodehard09

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    yup you would be correct
     
  7. Jul 2, 2010 at 9:57 PM
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    Tidrow

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    thanks fellas, thanks for the quick response

    you mean the small white ones?


    OK ... I just did this, yall are on point.

    THX
     
  8. Jul 2, 2010 at 10:41 PM
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    thanks again,
    [​IMG]

    finished piece

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Jul 2, 2010 at 10:51 PM
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    anytime, and good job on the install, looks nice.
     
  11. Jul 3, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    Is that the KDC-X994? I came so close to buying that HU but I saw it at a local audio shop and got worried the display would be hard to see in daylight because it sits so high in the dash in the Tacoma. Awesome HU otherwise...
     
  12. Jul 3, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    It is the kcd=bt945u... no problems seeing the display night or day
     
  13. Jul 3, 2010 at 9:45 PM
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    Oh yeah, 945's real nice too. It has a different display than the 994 and I wouldn't expect any trouble from it.
     
  14. Jul 16, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    where did you get the dash kit. I am gonna get the same hu. crutchfield says it won't fit with their dash kit. Can you give me a link or tell me where to look?
     
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    I got my HU and metra kit from Crutchfield and the kit came with 5 extra clips that were a little different than the stock yellow clips from my old HU. The new clips had a much better fit.
     
  17. Jul 20, 2010 at 4:39 AM
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    Lets see some pics when you get the deck in, plus I wanna know what you think of the head unit.
     
  18. Jul 20, 2010 at 6:35 AM
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    Right on. I'll do it as soon as I order.... got some ebay junk selling now and gettin my 'play' dough. haha

    I am def going to get this style HU... although I am looking at the kdc-x794. It the same model as yours minus the blue tooth. (At least that is the only diff I can tell.)


    Do you think the bluetooth is worth the extra coinage? It would be like 50 bucks more.

    Any phone can link to it? And are you able to dial a number from the remote?

    Thanks for the info on the dash kit too.
     
  19. Jul 21, 2010 at 5:42 AM
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    I know what your saying bud, I'm working on some change for MODS as well :cool:

    I'm sure that's the only difference in the decks. If you have a phone w/ bluetooth or plan on getting one then yes it is worth the coinage. It is the parrot Bluetooth so it's the most compatible w/ phones. Hooking up the Blackberry was no problem, and yes you can dial from the remote. The mic from the deck is pretty stealth too, I mounted it on top of my stering wheel. Keep me posted.
     
  20. Oct 23, 2010 at 2:55 PM
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    I can't get my Metra kit to stay in, however I do have the white clips on. Almost seems like the tabs or whatever aren't even long enough. I can push it all the way in where it should be but it just doesn't stay.

    [​IMG]
     
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