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Recommendations For An After Market Stereo Face Plate For '97 Es30


Matt Penner
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I just installed an after market stereo in my '97 ES 300 because my LCD was delaminating. I figured a $110 for a Dual XHD6425 was better than the cost of replacing the LCD for my 10 year old stereo.

Anyway, Crutchfield sent me the wrong mounting kit. They sent one for a 1996 Lexus. it's only one year different but apparently Lexus swapped the order of the A/C unit and the stereo.

It turns out (many of you probably know this) that the ES300 stereo is just a dual DIN unit, so my new stereo installed just fine. However, now I have this large hole in my dash because I don't have a face plate. Crutchfield doesn't sell one for my car.

So I thought I'd ask here.

Since my stereo is a single DIN I'd like a face plate with a cubby slot for throwing keys and such. I may have to order these separately. I really want it to match the look and texture of the factory plates so that it still matches my A/C and clock units.

I'm sure many many people here have already done this. Can anyone recommend where I can get these? Model numbers or urls would be great.

Thanks!

Matt

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I just installed an after market stereo in my '97 ES 300 because my LCD was delaminating. I figured a $110 for a Dual XHD6425 was better than the cost of replacing the LCD for my 10 year old stereo.

Anyway, Crutchfield sent me the wrong mounting kit. They sent one for a 1996 Lexus. it's only one year different but apparently Lexus swapped the order of the A/C unit and the stereo.

It turns out (many of you probably know this) that the ES300 stereo is just a dual DIN unit, so my new stereo installed just fine. However, now I have this large hole in my dash because I don't have a face plate. Crutchfield doesn't sell one for my car.

So I thought I'd ask here.

Since my stereo is a single DIN I'd like a face plate with a cubby slot for throwing keys and such. I may have to order these separately. I really want it to match the look and texture of the factory plates so that it still matches my A/C and clock units.

I'm sure many many people here have already done this. Can anyone recommend where I can get these? Model numbers or urls would be great.

Thanks!

Matt

I think that this 2001 kit might work (Scosche Part Number: LS2075B)

http://www.scosche.com/products/productID/121

I used their 1997-2000 double DIN kit for our 2000 ES300 and it works fine.

Hope that helps...

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Thanks! That one looks great.

Do you know how it mounts in the dash? Does it screw into the DIN bracket or does it mount some other way?

Thanks,

Matt

I just installed an after market stereo in my '97 ES 300 because my LCD was delaminating. I figured a $110 for a Dual XHD6425 was better than the cost of replacing the LCD for my 10 year old stereo.

Anyway, Crutchfield sent me the wrong mounting kit. They sent one for a 1996 Lexus. it's only one year different but apparently Lexus swapped the order of the A/C unit and the stereo.

It turns out (many of you probably know this) that the ES300 stereo is just a dual DIN unit, so my new stereo installed just fine. However, now I have this large hole in my dash because I don't have a face plate. Crutchfield doesn't sell one for my car.

So I thought I'd ask here.

Since my stereo is a single DIN I'd like a face plate with a cubby slot for throwing keys and such. I may have to order these separately. I really want it to match the look and texture of the factory plates so that it still matches my A/C and clock units.

I'm sure many many people here have already done this. Can anyone recommend where I can get these? Model numbers or urls would be great.

Thanks!

Matt

I think that this 2001 kit might work (Scosche Part Number: LS2075B)

http://www.scosche.com/products/productID/121

I used their 1997-2000 double DIN kit for our 2000 ES300 and it works fine.

Hope that helps...

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I remember the double DIN kit used the same install dash screws/points as the factory double DIN radio.

Here's a picture of the double DIN bracket - not much to it:

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Thanks! That one looks great.

Do you know how it mounts in the dash? Does it screw into the DIN bracket or does it mount some other way?

Thanks,

Matt

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