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[Electronics/Car Audio] Metra Aftermarket Radio Bezel for 5th Gen Camaros...Pros and Cons?

Old 09-19-2011, 11:32 AM
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Metra Aftermarket Radio Bezel for 5th Gen Camaros...Pros and Cons?

I know a few people have done the Metra kit installation. I have considered it ever since I first saw it...but I am unsure of all of the pros and cons from those who actually did it.

So to those who have it installed in their Camaro or have first hand experience with it, what do you think? Please list the known/factual pros and cons.

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Old 09-20-2011, 10:35 AM
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Re: Metra Aftermarket Radio Bezel for 5th Gen Camaros...Pros and Cons?

is this the kit that replaces everything if you do NAV?
if so ive seen these and im kinda torn about them. i really wanted to do nav but i dont like the button layout of it.
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:14 AM
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Re: Metra Aftermarket Radio Bezel for 5th Gen Camaros...Pros and Cons?

This is just the bezel which retains your HVAC and allows you to use an aftermarket radio.
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Re: Metra Aftermarket Radio Bezel for 5th Gen Camaros...Pros and Cons?

do you have a picture of it? is it this one?
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Re: Metra Aftermarket Radio Bezel for 5th Gen Camaros...Pros and Cons?

That's the one.
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Re: Metra Aftermarket Radio Bezel for 5th Gen Camaros...Pros and Cons?

you dont keep the factory hvac *****. if you look at it, the controls are on the bottom of it. thats the thing i didnt like about this kit. i like the look of the factory *****.
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Re: Metra Aftermarket Radio Bezel for 5th Gen Camaros...Pros and Cons?

I know all about that. I have seen them in person, talked to people who put them in, but never got in depth as far as pros and cons after they use them.
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oh, i thought you said it still retained the factory ***** and hvac stuff.
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Re: Metra Aftermarket Radio Bezel for 5th Gen Camaros...Pros and Cons?

What I meant was, since the factory radio cannot be removed without the factory HVAC controls, vehicle settings, etc. going with it, this replaces all that and allows you to add an aftermarket radio.
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Re: Metra Aftermarket Radio Bezel for 5th Gen Camaros...Pros and Cons?

The Metra includes controls for front/rear defrost, seat heaters (both sides) fan speed, temp, recycle air, locks and hazards.

The old radio had some features for the car, like light delay settings. You don't have the ability to change that anymore. I didn't realize it until someone asked me if they still had functionality.

I bought all of my components from my installer. I could have purchased them a little cheaper online, but I wanted the installer to be responsible in case something failed. This provides faster resolution in case of a product arriving defective. Everything was fine for about a month and then the top display of the Metrea kit started blinking non-stop. I called the installer and he replaced it under warranty. So glad I didn't try to save $10-$20 by ordering it online.
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Re: Metra Aftermarket Radio Bezel for 5th Gen Camaros...Pros and Cons?

So...for the settings that you cannot change with the Metra kit...do you set them with the factory head unit the way you want them, and then they "stick" when you do the Metral install...or do they just sort of go back to a default setting?
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Re: Metra Aftermarket Radio Bezel for 5th Gen Camaros...Pros and Cons?

Prob a default setting somewhere in the middle of the options.
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Re: Metra Aftermarket Radio Bezel for 5th Gen Camaros...Pros and Cons?

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So...for the settings that you cannot change with the Metra kit...do you set them with the factory head unit the way you want them, and then they "stick" when you do the Metral install...or do they just sort of go back to a default setting?
Actually, I have no idea. I never noticed the settings through the stock radio, so I'm not even sure what features I lost.
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Re: Metra Aftermarket Radio Bezel for 5th Gen Camaros...Pros and Cons?

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So...for the settings that you cannot change with the Metra kit...do you set them with the factory head unit the way you want them, and then they "stick" when you do the Metral install...or do they just sort of go back to a default setting?
I'm late to the party but, you can set the settings before removing the stock head unit, and they will stick, then if you need to make changes, there is a special adapter that you can reprogram features with...but odds are you wont need to.

I have the Metra kit, I love it. Having a double din radio is much nicer than the stock radio in my opinion.
I know have Pandora radio, a rear view camera, voice controls over the radio, ipod connection, full visual GPS, DVD, and a touchscreen with my car's logo (BLACKOUT) on it.
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Re: Metra Aftermarket Radio Bezel for 5th Gen Camaros...Pros and Cons?

Has anyone had any experience with this one from Scosche?



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