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Thread: Metra 99-7505 Radio install kit

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    Metra 99-7505 Radio install kit

    I recently purchased a Metra 99-7505 install kit for my '03 Protege5 from CircuitCity. The guys there assured me it was the correct kit and this forum said it was the correct model. I opened the bag it came in and it had screw tabs on the sides of the face. After I got the factory radio out, I realized there was nowhere to attach these tabs. After being reassured that this was the correct kit, I decided that the tabs had to be optional so I broke them off. After I broke the tabs off it crossed my mind that I may have gotten the wrong kit in the wrong bag. I held the kit up to the opening and it was too wide.

    I'm afraid that I have just lost my money because this kit is not going to fit.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    -C

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    Looks like I actually got a 99-5807 in my 99-7505 bag. Has Metra ever heard of quality control?

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    Metra sucks, I had one of their install kits and the plastic is cheap and breaks off easily.
    I went with the Scosche MA1537 and I am very happy with it, very good quality and easy to install.

    http://www.cardomain.com/item/SCOMA1537B
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    i've got an old pocket i used before i bought the speed pocket. i'll give it to you for like 5 bucks plus shipping. i'll never use it again and i customed the sides a bit so they won't break off ever. if you're intrested, pm me.

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    The Mazdaspeed Protege / Protege MP3 radio pockets are the ONLY way to go! The Metra and Scosche kits are both garbage.. I had both and ugh!

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    yup I had scosche and it was crap... the radio just sat on top of a pocket and vibrated like hell. get an MSP pocket and the bar that creates 2 single din slots, then reuse the rubber stopper from the back of the stock radio to mount things right.

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    My pocket is on top, and the rubber mount is in the back where it's supposed to be. No vibrations with mine.

    I agree with everyone else though, the stock pockets are the way to go.
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    know where i could get a stock mp3 pocket?

    just for future reference

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmbeaver
    know where i could get a stock mp3 pocket?

    just for future reference
    i'd watch here for one for sale. they sell for like 100 bucks brand new from a dealer. i got mine here for about 40, if i remember correctly. it may take a while.

    you could also post in the WTB section and maybe get a few bites.

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    will that scosche kit fit in a 2000 protege? im upgrading my stereo soon and i also looked at the scosche FM2157, which is what is said to fit my car... http://www.cardomain.com/item/SCOFM2157B

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    I've heard that this happens alot (i.e. wrong kit in the wrong bag) with the Metra kits, the 99-7505 in particular. I ended up taking it back, and they exchanged it for me with no problems. With the correct kit in hand, I installed this radio in 5 minutes.

    -C

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