Install Radio Dash Faceplate Kits / Dash Kit for Stereo Installation.
Dash Kits are "designed" to match your console when Upgrading to Aftermarket Stereos
Allows a New "Aftermarket Stereo" to be mounted into the opening where the Original / OEM Radio was
Install Kits are used to Convert size differences between OEM Stock Radios & Aftermarket Replacement radios.
Many auto makers have factory radios that are bigger or shaped differently than an aftermarket radio.
(Allows a smaller aftermarket replacement stereo to fit into the larger hole where the auto makers factory radio was originally.)
The sole purpose of an install dash kit, is to blend the new aftermarket radio so it looks like it belongs
Professional Installers use Dash Installation Kits when gaps are evident.
Install Dash Kit Features:
Works on Single DIN Installations
FAQ. Why do I need a Dash Kit?
In the simplest explanation, most auto makers factory radio is different in size and/or shape than a new aftermarket replacement radio.
What is a Single-DIN, 1.5DIN, Double-DIN & Shaft Radio?
- A "DIN" receiver (or "E" fit) is the most common sized receiver. It has a rectangular chassis that measures about 7" wide by 2" high (depths vary), and loads into the mounting surface from the front. DIN-size receivers slide into a metal or plastic sleeve that attaches to the front of the mounting location.
- The "I" and "J" fits are essentially the same dimensions as the DIN receivers, but they do not mount through the mounting sleeve. Instead, they attach directly to the side support system of the factory receiver location. "J" fit receivers have a slightly wider faceplate than do "I" fits. Mounting an "E" or "I" fit receiver into a "J" size hole would leave a slight gap on either side of the faceplate.
Single DIN = Standard Aftermarket Radio Size - Measures 7in x 2in (180x50mm)
1.5 DIN = 1/2" Larger than Single DIN (Mostly Used by GM)
Double DIN = 2xs Larger than Single DIN (Many Import Radios) - Measures 7in x 4in (180mmx100mm)
"Shaft Style"= Old type of radios w/ Knob Controls