Issue with Metra bracket for JK HU install - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > Communications and Electronics

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 09-18-2013, 04:53 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 5
Issue with Metra bracket for JK HU install

I installed a new head unit yesterday, and spent far too many hours swearing at the Metra bracket that crutchfield supplied. My issue was firstly that the screws supplied with the radio are too short - a trip to HD fixed that.

My main issue is/was figuring out the correct alignment for the bracket, so that the curve of the sides did not extend beyond the sides of the radio, and show hollow gaps. It seems the front of the brackets are indented and not aligned with the plate part you screw to the radio. Is that expected? it doesn't seem quite right?

Without something holding the rear end of the head-unit, it didn't seem very stable. I used a mechano like tin strip to go from the end of the unit to a screw on the bulkhead holding the trim in place. Is that the common way to do it.

I should have taken photo's as then it would be easier to explain.

Oh, I have a 2013 JK Sport, with completely base spec. Can I add the Bluetooth control buttons to the left hand side of the steering wheel? If so what's the part #/price?

Samsp99 is offline   Quote Quick Reply

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:42 PM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC