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Fleet, Commercial and Heavy Equipment Safety and Jobsite Solutions

Holly Hill, Fla. – August 28, 2018 – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive solutions, introduces the Municipality Series from Heise LED Lighting Systems®designed for government, construction and emergency vehicle lighting. The universal lights were engineered for any fleet, commercial vehicle, or heavy equipment requiring powerful visual alerts.

All of the Municipal Series lights come with matched or built-in controllers for 15-plus different flash patterns and covers from full-size light bars to low-profile marker lights for permanent mounting or temporary magnetic solutions.

“The lighting colors used on emergency vehicles vary based on local, state, and national laws. Metra is now able to offer high-quality Heise LED lighting systems to the government, emergency and construction sectors to meet safety and lighting needs,” said Bill Jones, president and CEO of Metra Electronics.

The safety lights are designed for higher-voltage applications, offering a wide-range of products that work with both 12 and 24 volt systems. With a water-resistant IP65 rating, Heise’s municipality lights are durable; built to withstand all weather conditions, year after year. For those who operate at night, pair this series with the tried and true Heise Work Lights for the ultimate combination of safety and functionality.

There is an array of available solutions that can be grouped into four major categories, Light Bars, Strobe Light Kits, Marker Lights and Light Heads. To learn more about each of the product areas, visit www.HeiseLED.com.

At Metra, 12 volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world. We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources into developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make more dash kits for the most vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice®” for more than 70 years. Our brands include: Axxess®, T-Spec®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBeam Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic® and AmmoTenna®.  Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®. For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 800.221-0932.

Metra Electronics has announced its radio installation kit for the 2015-UP Subaru Impreza/XV Crosstrek and 2016-Up Forester and 2016-Up WRX.

Part number 99-8907HG is designed specifically for single ISO DIN installations. Painted gloss black and silver to match the factory appearance. Retains the factory climate controls in their original location.

Part number 95-8907HG is specific for the installation of ISO DDIN radios.Painted gloss black and silver to match the factory appearance. Retains the factory climate controls in their original location.

Metra Electronics has announced its radio installation kit for all variations of the 2015 and newer VW Golf.

Part number 99-9013HG is designed for both single DIN and DDIN installations. The parts are engineered for sturdy support by using a set of brackets that mount to a sub-dash bracket, then covered by a gloss black trim plate.

Be sure to use the AXXESS ASWC-1 to retain the factory audio steering wheel controls and check metraonline.com, Metra's app, or axxessinterfaces.com for information about harnesses, interfaces, and antenna adapters available to complete the installations in these vehicles.

Metra Electronics has announced its new radio installation kit for the 2002 through 2010 Lexus SC430.

Designed for installation of DDIN or single DIN radios, part number 99-8161S includes parts for installation with or without the factory radio door. The parts are painted to match the factory color and finish.

Sold separately to complete the job is the Axxess TYTO-01. AXXESS interface integrates all amplified systems, provides navigation outputs, and is USB updatable. Also sold separately, the AXXESS ASWC-1 in conjunction with the ASWC-TOY-LEX harness, make it easy to retain the factory steering wheel controls.

Installers Will Learn How to Use the AX-DSP to Upgrade Digitally Amplified Systems Without the Hassle

Holly Hill, FL - October 13, 2017 – Metra Electronics is hosting free AX-DSP training sessions at SEMA Booth #11639 in the North Hall. Training sessions are open to all attendees and a total of six sessions will be hosted. The 30 minute training sessions will be held at 10am and 3pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the show (10/31/17 to 11/2/17). The SEMA Show is hosted at the Las Vegas Convention Center from October 31 to November 3, 2017. It is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world.

About the Training Session

How do you effectively install aftermarket amplifiers and speakers in vehicles with digitally amplified systems? The experts from Metra Electronics will be showing attendees the faster, more efficient solution, using the Axxess Digital Signal Processor (AX-DSP). The “before-the-amp” solution for digital amplifiers is just one of the many ways to use the AX-DSP, but will be the focus for the training session at SEMA. Jason Anderson, VP of Research and Development, and Juan Lugo, Director of Axxess, will be hosting the training sessions twice a day, from Tuesday through Thursday. To learn more about this topic, attend one of the scheduled training sessions at booth #11639 in the North Hall of the SEMA Show. A question and answer session will conclude the training, to allow attendees to ask specific installation questions regarding the AX-DSP. Register at https://www.weare12volt.com/sema to receive more information about the training session. This event will be standing room only inside the booth.

About the AX-DSP

Axxess launched a new Digital Signal Processor (AX-DSP) this summer, as an all-in-one vehicle interface and DSP. It retains vehicle functions and allows full control via a smartphone application. One of the benefits to the AX-DSP, is that it is compatible with any aftermarket amplifier and speaker setup*. The OE radio will work with a digital or analog amplifier, without a factory amplifier, when adding a subwoofer to an OE system, or when using an aftermarket radio system. Unlike traditional DSPs on the market, this allows the installer to present a better, more cost effective solution to their customer, based on what they are wanting to keep or replace in their system.

The “before-the-amp” solution is designed to allow installers the option to remove the factory amplifier or to add a subwoofer while still maintaining the original equipment features and controls of the radio. The AX-DSP takes the digital signal from OE radios and converts it to a multi-channel analog output, allowing an installer to easily add aftermarket amplifiers while retaining the use of the OE radio controls. This results in a faster, more efficient method for installers.

*Visit AxxessInterfaces.com to view an up to date and vehicle-specific application chart for the AX-DSP. For product and training information, visit https://www.weare12volt.com/sema and register to receive notifications.

Holly Hill, Fla. – August 15, 2019 – Metra Electronics® is excited to showcase their high-quality aftermarket motorcycle accessories at the 2019 AIM Expo. Metra will display products from their Saddle Tramp®, Metra PowerSports®, Axxess®, Heise LED Lighting Systems® and iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®brands designed for aftermarket audio, lighting and safety upgrades. Many of these unique productsare hard to find aftermarket items for customizing Harley-Davidson® and other popular motorcycle applications. Saddle Tramp products include a diverse range of inner fairings, saddlebag lids and speaker pods that allow installers to upgrade an audio system while maintaining the factory look and feel of the motorcycle.

The new AX-DSP-X from Axxess will also be available with a water-resistant housing (AX-DSPX-WR) suitable for motorcycles and plug-n-play harnesses designed specifically for Harley-Davidson. This Digital Signal Processor will allow installers the ability to improve a sound system in an aftermarket or factory radio and retain many important vehicle features, while still providing full tuning control via a smartphone app.

Lighting products from Metra PowerSports as well as Heise LED Lighting Systems that will be on display include weatherproof accent lighting and vehicle-specific replacement products for taillights, headlights, turn signal lights, and more. Additional items like a universal seat heater, weatherproof dual camera and DVR, micro-power amplifiers, motorcycle amp kits and wiring will also be showcased from Metra.

The American International Motorcycle Expo, AIM, is North America’s most important powersports industry trade and consumer show. This four day event runs from September 26th to September 29th at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, and attracts a wide range of companies who gather to reveal their new products and innovations. See Metra’s products on display at the 2019 AIM Expo booth #1107.

At Metra, 12-volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world.  We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources in developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-Spec®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp® and Metra Marine®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.  For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

Mobile Electronics Association Recognizes the Industry’s Best

Holly Hill, Fla. – August 20, 2018 – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive solutions, received the Mobile Electronics Industry Award for 2018 TOP Vendor- Accessories and Materials given at a ceremony held August 19th at the Mobile Electronics Association KnowledgeFest Tradeshow and Conference in Dallas, Texas.

Given annually, the “Mobile Electronics Industry Awards comprise a months-long process to recognize and honor those in the mobile electronics industry that best exemplify the professionalism, business ethics, service and expertise we want to think of when they do business in our industry,” according to Mobile Electronics Association, the entity responsible for the awards.

“Metra Electronics is known as The Installer’s Choice®. This award is another confirmation of that. We take pride in being on the forefront of product development for aftermarket solutions, focusing on quality at the best value,” said Bill Jones, president and CEO of Metra Electronics. “We have developed kits and accessories for a wide range of vehicle applications, where others may invest the resources into the most popular vehicle applications, Metra has created hundreds of kits for many of the ‘hard to find’ vehicles.”

Metra Electronics won in the Accessories and Materials category for products or technology that improve upon the look, style and/or function of existing vehicle components or standard components that accompany aftermarket products.

At Metra, 12-volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world. We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources into developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make more dash kits for the most vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice®” for more than 70 years. Our brands include: Axxess®, T-Spec®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBeam Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic® and AmmoTenna®.  Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®. For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 800.221-0932.

Holly Hill, FL – January 28, 2020Metra Electronics® will host six training sessions at the 2020 KnowledgeFest™ event in Long Beach, California, for mobile electronics installers. As a Diamond Ultra sponsor, Metra is proud to support the industry by providing in-depth training sessions for installers, which will outline upgraded vehicle safety systems, selling and installing lighting solutions, simplified installs with digital signal processors and the future of vehicle integration. Metra will also have a drawing for new product giveaways at each session for attendees. Installer Institute® will also be at the show, promoting their mobile electronics training programs and continuing education courses for existing 12volt professionals.

Both of the iBEAM training sessions, “Upgrading Vehicle Safety Systems with iBEAM,” will assist installers in identifying the essential selling points of safety and convenience, and will be held on Friday, February 7th from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. and Sunday, February 9th from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Installing aftermarket cameras and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in both consumer and commercial vehicles has become a significant revenue source for mobile electronics shops. Attendees will learn about iBEAM’s latest vehicle cameras, dashboard cameras with DVRs, replacement rearview mirrors, vehicle-specific solutions and commercial safety line. Whether it is a simple backup camera integration, an advanced motion detection camera setup or a high-tech 360-degree view system, Metra will teach installers how to sell and install their latest iBEAM safety solutions. They’ll also learn about the hot-button selling points and features that consumers and fleet owners are asking for, plus installation tips for a better understanding of what is involved in an upgrade. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win the new 9” Rearview Mirror Monitor Touchscreen (TE-SM9) and 360-Degree Interior View Dash Camera Kit (TE-360DVR) from iBEAM.

Heise will also be hosting two training sessions, “Selling and Installing Heise LED Lighting Solutions,” on Saturday, February 8th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 9th from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The recent popularity in aftermarket LED lighting presents a valuable opportunity for installers to go beyond car audio services, giving consumers a way to customize their ride and increase visibility in the dark. However, not all LED lights on the market are the same. This session will allow installers to learn about Heise’s unique features and selling points that have set this brand apart from the rest. This training will cover new lightbars, integrating switch panels, replacement LED headlights, RGB and RGBW accent lights and safety lights for upfitting commercial equipment and fleet vehicles. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win the new 8 Gang Panel System (HE-SWP8) or 20" Edgeless Slimline Lightbar (HE-TSL20) product giveaways from Heise.

Axxess will be hosting two different training sessions. The first session, “Simplify your Installs with Axxess Digital Signal Processors,” will cover the entire Axxess AX-DSP product line and how these solutions can increase sales in the showroom and decrease time in the bay. The session will be hosted on Saturday, February 8th from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m and will show installers that upgrading a sound system doesn’t have to be complicated. This training will also go over and explain how to use the different types of applications offered within the AX-DSP line, including CAN-based systems, new A2B systems, MOST25, and MOST50 vehicle technology. Metra will also discuss how to use and set up the AX-DSP through the app for complete tuning control and when to use the DSP “Lite” versus “X” solutions. As vehicle technology becomes more and more complex, installers can look for Metra’s patented DSP products to help simplify installation and provide affordable audio solutions for their customers.

The second Axxess training session on Friday, February 7th from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., “The Future of Vehicle Integration with New Axxess Products,” addresses the growing challenges and complexity of integration for the aftermarket 12volt industry. With the reduction in OE radio chassis sizes, the rising popularity of tablet-style screens, and many of the personalization features controlled through the OE radio, it is difficult for shops to offer simple aftermarket solutions. Attendees will learn about new products from Axxess that have been engineered specifically to address the complexity of today’s integrated vehicle technology systems and retain key convenience and safety features when upgrading a radio. For consumers who want to keep their radio but add safety, navigation, smart device mirroring, or simply override the annoying STOP/START engine feature, installers can learn about these new products from Axxess that will make their customer’s ride much more enjoyable. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win the new AX-DSP-LITE from Axxess.

Attendees can register for the training session or scan their badge at Metra’s booth before the start of the sessions to be entered into a drawing for one of the two product giveaways for each training session. The drawing will take place at the end of the sessions, and attendees must be present to win.

Metra’s customers can register for the KnowledgeFest event at no cost using Metra’s VIP code, available by request from their sales representative. Once registered for the event, attendees will also need to register online at KnowledgeFest.org for each training session they will attend. Metra will be at booth #1006 from February 7th-9th at the Long Beach Convention Center. Additional information about the show, produced by the Mobile Electronics Association (MEA), is available at KnowledgeFest.org.

About Metra Electronics®

At Metra, 12volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world. We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources into developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-SPEC®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp®, Metra Marine® and Daytona Lights™. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®. For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

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Holly Hill, FL – July 17, 2019 – Metra Electronics® is excited to be hosting six training sessions at the 2019 KnowledgeFest™ event in Dallas, Texas, for mobile electronics installers. As a Diamond Ultra sponsor, Metra is proud to support the industry by providing in-depth training sessions for installers which will outline upgraded vehicle safety systems, selling and installing lighting solutions, simplified installs with sound processors and the future of vehicle integration. Metra will also have product giveaways at each session for attendees. Installer Institute® will also be at the show, promoting their mobile electronics training programs and continuing education courses for existing installation professionals.

Both of the iBEAM training sessions, “Upgrading Vehicle Safety Systems with iBEAM,” will assist installers in identifying the essential selling points of safety and convenience, and will be held on Saturday, August 10th at 4:45 pm and Sunday, August 11th at 3:30 pm. Installing aftermarket cameras and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in both consumer and commercial vehicles has become a significant revenue source for mobile electronics shops. Attendees will learn about iBEAM’s latest vehicle cameras, dashboard cameras with DVRs, replacement rearview mirrors, vehicle-specific solutions and commercial safety line. They’ll also learn about the hot-button selling points and features that consumers and fleet owners are asking for, plus installation tips for a better understanding of what is involved in an upgrade. Attendees will also have the chance to win product giveaways from iBEAM.

Heise will also be hosting two training sessions, “Selling and Installing Heise LED Lighting Solutions,” on Friday, August 9th at 1:45 pm and Sunday, August 11th at 4:45 pm. The recent popularity in aftermarket LED lighting presents a valuable opportunity for installers to go beyond car audio services, giving consumers a way to customize their ride and increase visibility in the dark. However, not all LED lights on the market are the same. This session will allow installers to learn about Heise’s unique features and selling points that have set this brand apart from the rest. This training will cover the new DRL lightbars, replacement LED headlights, RGB backlit lightbars, RGB accent lights and the new Municipality Series of safety lights for commercial equipment and fleet vehicles. Attendees will also have the chance to win product giveaways from Heise.

Axxess will be hosting two different training sessions. The first session, “Simplify your Installs with Axxess Digital Sound Processors,” will cover the entire Axxess AX-DSP product line and how these solutions can increase sales in the showroom and decrease time in the bay. The session will be hosted on Friday, August 9th at 3:00 pm. This session will show installers that upgrading a sound system doesn’t have to be complicated. This training will also go over and explain how to use the different types of applications offered within the AX-DSP line, including CAN-based systems, new A2B systems, MOST25, and MOST50 vehicle technology. As vehicle technology becomes more and more complex, installers can look for Metra’s patented DSP products to help simplify installation and provide affordable audio solutions for their customers.

The second Axxess training session on Saturday, August 10th at 6:00 pm, “The Future of Vehicles Integration with New Axxess Products,” explains that integration is the future of the aftermarket 12 volt industry - and it’s only getting more complex. With the reduction in OE radio chassis sizes, the rising popularity of tablet-style screens, and many of the personalization features controlled through the OE radio, it is difficult for shops to offer simple aftermarket solutions. Attendees will learn about new products from Axxess that have been engineered specifically to address the complexity of today’s integrated vehicle technology systems and retain key convenience and safety features when upgrading a radio. For consumers who want to keep their radio but add safety, navigation, smart device mirroring, or simply override the annoying STOP/START engine feature, installers can learn about these new products from Axxess that will make their customer’s ride much more enjoyable. Attendees will have the chance to win product giveaways from Axxess.

Metra’s customers can register for KnowledgeFest at no cost using Metra’s VIP code, available by request from their sales representative. Once registered for the event, attendees will also need to register online at KnowledgeFest.org for each training session they will attend. Metra will be at booth #601 from August 9-11, 2019 at the Dallas Convention Center. Additional information about the show, produced by the Mobile Electronics Association (MEA), is available at KnowledgeFest.org

At Metra, 12-volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world.  We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources into developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make more dash kits for the most vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-Spec®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp™ and Metra Marine®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.  For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 800.221-0932.

Holly Hill, Fla. – February 11, 2018 – Metra Electronics® is hosting three new product training sessions at the 2019 KnowledgeFest™ event for mobile electronics installers in Long Beach, Calif. As a Diamond Ultra sponsor, Metra is proud to support the industry by providing in-depth training sessions for installers which will outline new audio integration products and dash kits with built-in electronics. The Installer Institute® will also be at the show, promoting their mobile electronics training programs and continuing education courses for existing installation professionals.

Metra’s vendor training sessions will cover many of the new mobile electronics and integration products introduced at SEMA and CES, including the new AX-DSP-X and AX-DSP-LITE from Axxess. The training sessions will also go over the latest dash kits with integrated electronics from Metra’s TurboTactile™, TouchTronix™ and TurboTouch™ product lines. The sessions will take place at 3:00 PM on Saturday, February 23, at 4:45 PM on Sunday, February 24 and at 10:15 AM on Monday, February 25. Metra’s customers can register for KnowledgeFest at no cost using Metra’s VIP code, available by request from their sales representative. Metra will be at booth #1010 in Long Beach from 2/23 - 2/25 and will also be at the Indianapolis event in booth #222 from 3/15 - 3/17. Additional information about the show, produced by the Mobile Electronics Association (MEA), is available at KnowledgeFest.org.

At Metra, 12-volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world.  We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources into developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make more dash kits for the most vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-Spec®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp™ and Metra Marine®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.  For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 800.221-0932.

Holly Hill, Fla. – March 7, 2019 – Metra Electronics® is hosting three training sessions at the 2019  KnowledgeFest™ event in Indianapolis for mobile electronics installers. As a Diamond Ultra sponsor, Metra is proud to support the industry by providing in-depth training sessions for installers which will outline new ways car audio shops can expand their business with powersports customizations and reduce installation time with new audio integration products. The Installer Institute® will also be at the show, promoting their mobile electronics training programs and continuing education courses for existing installation professionals.

The training session “Reach New Markets with Metra’s Latest Solutions” will help installers grow their business with powersports and marine customization services. Attendees will learn how to use Metra’s latest aftermarket safety, lighting and audio accessories to diversify into these growing markets and take advantage of additional opportunities beyond traditional car audio. During this training, Metra will cover the newest products launched within the last year designed for popular powersports, motorcycle, Jeep® and marine applications. This vendor training session will be held on Friday, March 15 at 3:00 PM and Sunday, March 17 at 10:15 AM.

“The Future of Integration and How the Axxess DSP Can Help” training session will address the growing complexity of vehicle technology and OEM integration. With the reduction in OE radio chassis sizes, the rising popularity of tablet-style screens, and many of the personalization features controlled through the OE radio, it is difficult for shops to offer simple aftermarket solutions that are “plug and play.” This training will cover the new Axxess AX-DSP product line and how these solutions can increase sales in the showroom and decrease time in the bay. Metra will also discuss how to use and set up the AX-DSP-X and AX-DSP-LITE through the app for complete tuning control. This training will also go over and explain how to use the different types of applications offered within the AX-DSP line, including CAN-based systems, new A2B systems, MOST25, and MOST50 vehicle technology. This vendor training session will be hosted on Saturday, March 16 from 4:45 – 5:45 PM.

Metra’s customers can register for KnowledgeFest at no cost using Metra’s VIP code, available by request from their sales representative. Metra will be at booth #222 from 3/15 - 3/17. Additional information about the show, produced by the Mobile Electronics Association (MEA), is available at KnowledgeFest.org

At Metra, 12-volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world.  We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources into developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make more dash kits for the most vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-Spec®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp™ and Metra Marine®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.  For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 800.221-0932.

13 New TurboKits® Will Be Displayed at CES

Holly Hill, Fla. – January 2, 2020 – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket dashboard kits, announces an additional 25 new dash kits launching at CES 2020. These new kits are engineered to fit either standard ISO Single-DIN or Double-DIN radios in addition to several custom engineered kits for specific Double-DIN radios with a compact shallow mount chassis design and larger 7” screen. The 13 new TurboKits® will be on display with an additional 2 new 107 Series kits designed specifically for compact shallow mount receivers with a 7” touchscreen, 5 new kits specifically for Pioneer’s DMH-C5500NEX, 3 new TurboTouch® kits with a built-in 4.3” touchscreen and 4 with a built-in 7” touchscreen.

“In just two short months between the SEMA Show and CES, our team has developed a total of 25 new dashboard kits that will make radio replacement even easier for installers, joining more than 50 new kits launched since CES in 2019,” says Jason Anderson, VP of Product Research and Development at Metra Electronics. “With the introduction of new sizes and chassis designs for radios and receivers that are not the standard Single-DIN or Double-DIN radios, we now have solutions for shallow mount radio designs, larger screens and more,” Anderson added.

Metra’s TurboKits are proudly made in the USA with the highest quality ABS plastic using injection molding technology to ensure a superior design and fit. 13 new kits on display at CES will be shipping soon for Chevrolet Captiva Sport, Ford Transit and Ranger, Dodge Ram, Jeep Commander, Hyundai Elantra and Santa Fe, Mini Cooper, Mercedes E-class and Subaru BRZ. Metra is also releasing 4 new kits designed specifically for the Pioneer Modular Solutions DMH-C5500NEX 8-inch touchscreen in-dash receiver for Jeep Commander, Ford Explorer and Ranger and Chevrolet Camaro. Additionally, the TurboTouch® Kit line will also see 3 new kits with built-in 4.3” touchscreens for Ford Explorer, Honda Civic EX and Lexus RX300.

Installers can see all of Metra’s new dash kits on display at booth 5211 in the North Hall at CES from January 7-10 and featured in the 2020 New Product Guide, available for download at MetraOnline.com on the opening day of the show.

TurboKit Part Numbers, Vehicle Models and Specifications:
(See Metra’s other press releases for more information on the TurboTouch kits and kits designed for shallow mount receivers with a 7” touchscreen.)

95-3031B

Chevrolet Captiva Sport 2012-2015 (with factory NAV)

  • Parts included for ISO Double-DIN installations
  • Painted scratch-resistant matte black to match the factory finish

99-3031B

Chevrolet Captiva Sport 2012-2015 (with factory NAV)

  • Parts included for ISO Single-DIN installations
  • Includes storage pocket
  • Painted scratch-resistant matte black to match the factory finish

99-5856B

Ford Transit 2014-2018 (with no factory display)

  • ISO Double-DIN radio provision or ISO Single-DIN radio provision with pocket
  • Painted scratch-resistant matte black to match the factory finish
  • Includes passenger airbag indicator

99-5857B

Ford Ranger 2019-Up* (with factory 4.2” screen)                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

  • ISO Double-DIN radio provision or ISO Single-DIN radio provision with pocket
  • Includes parts that allow the retention of the factory climate control panel, passenger airbag indicator and hazard button
  • Painted scratch-resistant matte black to match the factory appearance

95-6555B

Dodge Ram 1994-1997

  • Compact chassis top mount design
  • Intended for installation of Sony L-shaped radios with chassis on the top, Pioneer 6.8” radio or other shallow mount radios
  • Traditional Double-DIN radios can be installed with extensive sub-dash modifications
  • Painted scratch-resistant matte black to match the factory finish

95-6556G (Gray) and 95-6556DK (Dark Khaki)

Jeep Commander 2006-2007

  • Designed specifically for ISO Double-DIN installation
  • Painted to match the factory dash panel

99-7395B

Hyundai Elantra Touring 2009-2012                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

  • ISO Double-DIN radio provision or ISO Single-DIN radio provision with pocket
  • Cutting template included to simplify modifying the factory dash panel
  • Painted scratch-resistant matte black to match the factory finish

95-7396

Hyundai Santa Fe 2019-Up*

  • Compact chassis bottom mount design
  • Designed for most Single-DIN radios and a special design for ISO Double-DIN radios with an “L” shaped chassis design with the radio chassis at the bottom of the screen. Specifically the Alpine INE-W967HD, INE-W977HD, iLX-107 and iLX-207 (refer to radio manufacturer for current models)
  • Special brackets included for Pioneer modular radios DMH-C2550NEX and DMH-C2500NEX
  • Painted scratch-resistant matte black with a bright silver trim to match the factory appearance

95-8732B

Mercedes E-Class 2003-2009

  • Designed specifically for ISO Double-DIN installations
  • Painted scratch-resistant matte black to match the factory appearance

99-9326B

Mini Cooper Hardtop Coupe (F56) 2014-2017, Cooper Sedan (F55) 2015-2017 (only for Base model radios without high-def display)

  • Parts included for both ISO Single-DIN and ISO Double-DIN installations
  • Painted scratch-resistant matte black to match the factory finish
  • Retains the factory hazard button

99-8912HG

Subaru BRZ 2016-Up*

  • Parts included for ISO Single-DIN installations
  • Includes storage pocket
  • Painted gloss black to match the factory appearance

95-8912HG

Subaru BRZ 2016-Up*

  • ISO Double-DIN radio provision
  • Painted gloss black to match the factory appearance

Kit Part Numbers and Vehicle Models:
(specific to the Pioneer DMH-C5500NEX product fitment)

108-GM3B

Chevrolet Camaro 2016-2020

  • Painted scratch-resistant matte black to match the factory appearance

108-FD8CH TurboTouch® Kit

Ford Explorer 2011-2019 (with factory 8” screen)

  • Touchscreen display for climate, audio interfacing and personalization features
  • Included interface for climate and steering wheel functions
  • Painted charcoal and matte black to match the factory finish

108-FD9B

Ford Ranger 2019-up* (with factory 4.2” screen)

  • Includes parts that allow the retentions of the factory climate control panel,
  • passenger airbag indicator, and hazard button
  • Painted scratch-resistant matte black to match the factory appearance

108-CH4DK (Dark khaki) and 108-CH4G (Gray)

Jeep Commander 2006-2007

  • Painted to match the factory finish

TurboTouch Kits Part Numbers and Vehicle Models:

  • Parts included for both ISO-DIN and ISO-DDIN installations
  • Built-in 4.3” touchscreen display for climate, audio interfacing and personalization features
  • Included interface for climate and steering wheel functions

99-7821B TurboTouch® Kit

Honda Civic EX and Higher 2016-up*

  • Painted scratch-resistant matte black to match the factory finish

99-5858CH TurboTouch® Kit

Ford Explorer 2011-2019 (with factory 8” screen)

  • Painted charcoal and matte black to match the factory finish

99-8164G (Gray) 99-8164T (Tan) TurboTouch® Kit

Lexus RX300 1999-2003

  • Painted to match the factory finish

*Visit MetraOnline.com for up-to-date vehicle-specific applications.

At Metra, 12-volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world. We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources in developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-SPEC®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp® and Metra Marine®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®. For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

PIONEER is a registered trademark of Pioneer Corporation.

13 New TurboKits® Will Be Displayed at the 2019 SEMA Show

Holly Hill, FL – October 23, 2019 – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket dashboard kits, is excited to showcase 13 new vehicle-specific dash kits at the 2019 SEMA Show. These new kits are engineered to fit either standard ISO Single-DIN or Double-DIN radios in addition to several custom engineered kits for specific “L” shaped Double-DIN radio chassis designs. These new plastic TurboKits® will be on display with an additional 20 new kits designed specifically for the Pioneer® DMH-C5500NEX 8-inch radio that will be announced next week. 

Metra’s plastic dash kits are proudly made in the USA with the highest quality ABS plastic using injection molding technology to ensure a superior design and fit. Dash kits will fit select models for Jeep Cherokee, Kia Forte, Mazda 5, Mercedes Sprinter, Nissan Altima and Kicks, Subaru Ascent, Toyota Corolla and Hatchback and the Volkswagen Jetta. Installers can see Metra’s dash kits on display in Metra’s main booth 11639 in the North Hall of the SEMA Show from November 5th - 8th and featured in the 2019 New Product Guide, available for download at MetraOnline.com on the opening day of the show.

Dash Kit Part Numbers, Vehicle Models and Specifications:

95-6554B

Jeep Cherokee 1997-2001

●      Permanent dash modifications required

●      A new Double-DIN version for an old application

●      A complete replacement panel for a factory look

99-7394B

Kia Forte 2019-Up*

●      Designed for most Single-DIN radios and a special design for ISO Double-DIN radios with an “L” shaped chassis design with the radio chassis at the bottom of the screen. Specifically Alpine INE-W967HD, INE-W977HD, iLX-107, and iLX-207 (refer to radio manufacturer for current models)  

●      Special brackets included for Pioneer modular radios DMH-C2550NEX and DMH-C2500NEX (refer to radio manufacturer for current models)

●      Painted scratch-resistant matte black

99-7527S

Mazda 5 2006-2007 (with factory NAV)

●      Storage pocket included to replace the factory NAV screen                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

●      Designed for Single-DIN radio provision with pocket or Double-DIN radio provision

●      Painted silver 

95-8731

Mercedes Sprinter 2019-Up* (excluding models with the factory touchscreen radio)

●      Designed specifically for Double-DIN installations

●      Polished gloss black to match the factory finish

99-8731

Mercedes Sprinter 2019-Up* (excluding models with the factory touchscreen radio)

●      Designed for Single-DIN radio provision with pocket

●      Polished gloss black to match the factory finish

 

95-7637

Nissan Altima 2019-Up*

●      Designed specifically for an ISO Double-DIN radio with an “L” shaped chassis design with the radio chassis at the bottom of the screen. Specifically Alpine INE-W967HD, INE-W977HD, iLX-107, and iLX-207 (refer to radio manufacturer for current models)  

●      Special brackets included for Pioneer modular radios DMH-C2550NEX and DMH-C2500NEX (refer to radio manufacturer for current models)

●      Painted gloss black with bright silver trim and a textured back plate to match the factory finish

99-7637

Nissan Altima 2019-Up*

●      Designed for Single-DIN radio provision with pocket

●      Painted gloss black with bright silver trim and a textured back plate to match the factory finish

 

95-7636B

Nissan Kicks 2018-Up*

●      Designed specifically for Double-DIN installations

●      Painted scratch-resistant matte black to match the factory finish

99-7636B

Nissan Kicks 2018-Up*

●      Designed for Single-DIN radio provision with pocket

●      Painted scratch-resistant matte black to match the factory finish

95-8911HG

Subaru Ascent 2019-Up*

●      Designed for Double-DIN radio provision

●      Painted gloss black

99-8911HG

Subaru Ascent 2019-Up*

●      Designed for Single-DIN radio provision with pocket

●      Painted gloss black

99-8270HG

Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2019-Up* and Toyota Corolla 2020-Up*

●      Designed for most Single-DIN radios and a special design for ISO Double-DIN radios with an “L” shaped chassis design with the radio chassis at the bottom of the screen. Specifically Alpine INE-W967HD, INE-W977HD, iLX-107, and iLX-207 (refer to radio manufacturer for current models)  

●      Special brackets included for Pioneer modular radios DMH-C2550NEX and DMH-C2500NEX (refer to radio manufacturer for current models)

●      Painted high gloss black to match the factory finish

99-9014HG

Volkswagen Jetta

●      Specifically designed for an ISO Double-DIN radio with an “L” shaped chassis design with the radio chassis at the top of the screen (or the current Pioneer 6.8" screen and separate chassis)

●      Blank plate included for Single-DIN installations

●      Painted a color-matched gloss black to match the factory finish

*Visit MetraOnline.com for up-to-date vehicle-specific applications.

At Metra, 12-volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world.  We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources in developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-SPEC®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp® and Metra Marine®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.  For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

Holly Hill, Fla. – December 30, 2019 – Metra Electronics® introduces new RGB and RGBW LED lights, controllers with programmable triggers and a new mobile app for their 12volt brands. RGBW lights feature the full spectrum of RGB LEDs plus an option for true white LED light color. The new mobile app will work with Heise LED Lighting Systems®, Metra PowerSports® and Metra Marine® RGB and RGBW lighting products, allowing multiple devices to be grouped together and synced to the same lighting patterns, colors and more. Additionally, Heise is releasing an RGB and an RGBW control box with several new rock light options and connection accessories. Metra PowerSports will also unveil a new RGBW dome light, RGB and RGBW rock lights, a new control box and lighting connection accessories at CES 2020.

RGB/RGBW Mobile App

The new RGBW mobile app is customizable for each brand, allowing the user to select from three different backgrounds to reflect Heise, Metra PowerSports or Metra Marine’s brand style. The app has a selectable color wheel with 16 million different RGB color options and a true white light color option, available with RGBW products. The app automatically updates via Bluetooth® and detects if a product connected to the control box is RGB or RGBW, allowing groups of both products to be used and controlled within the same mobile app.

Users can also select from built-in pre-programmed lighting transitions for rainbow, fire and water, with additional transitions that include blinking, fading or pulsing between a combination of any two colors. For accurate color matching to completely customize the LED lights, a camera color capture feature is also available in the app. The new mobile app uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for wireless control that streams in the background, uses significantly less power and does not impact the user’s ability to stream music via Bluetooth from the same mobile device. Metra’s new app will be available in the Google Play® and Apple® store soon.

New Control Boxes

Both Heise and Metra PowerSports are launching new IPX4 rated control boxes for RGB and RGBW LED lights with conformal coated circuit boards. The new control boxes can group multiple devices and handle up to ten amps of current, which allows for more lighting products than what most competing standard control boxes can handle. The mobile app also allows for multiple control boxes to be grouped together and installed within the same system. Unique to both Heise and Metra PowerSports control boxes is the ability for installers to put a positive voltage trigger to lights to offer four programmable triggers for any color. For example, yellow for a turn signal, red for the brake light, white for the reverse light and an additional option for the fourth trigger. This feature is exclusive to Metra and allows for even more customization of the RGB and RGBW lighting products.

RGB-CB1 - Heise Control Box for RGB Lights with 4 Triggers

RGBW-CB1 - Heise Control Box for RGBW Lights with 4 Triggers

RGB-CB3 - Heise Control Box for 702RGB Headlights and Fog Lights with 4 Triggers

RGB-CB2 - Metra PowerSports RGB Control Box with 4 Triggers

RGBW-CB2 - Metra PowerSports RGBW Control Box with 4 Triggers

Control boxes are required for operation of RGB or RGBW lighting products.

New RGB and RGBW Lights

Heise and Metra PowerSports are both introducing rugged, off-road RGB and RGBW rock lights rated IP68 to accent vehicle wheel wells, footwells and more. Heise pod lights are available individually or as 4-pod kits in 9-watt RGB CREE® LED or 24-watt RGBW 3030 LED options. Metra PowerSports rock lights feature 3 pods per strip with 5 LEDs per pod, available as individual strips or 4-pod strip kits. Metra PowerSports is also introducing a new RGBW dome light with 10-foot wire and female micro 5-DIN connector. Control boxes are sold separately and required for operation.

Heise Rock Lights:

RGB1-4KT - Heise 4-Pod RGB Rock Light Kit with CREE LEDs

HE-TL1RGB - Heise Single RGB Rock Light with CREE LEDs

RGBW1-4KT - Heise 4-Pod RGBW Rock Light Kit with 3030 LEDs

RGBW1-S1 - Heise Single RGBW Rock Light with 3030 LEDs

Metra PowerSports Rock Lights:

RGB2-4KT - Metra PowerSports 4-Pod RGB Rock Light Kit

RGB2-S1 - Metra PowerSports Single RGB Rock Light

RGBW2-4KT - Metra PowerSports 4-Pod RGBW Rock Light Kit

RGBW2-S1 - Metra PowerSports Single RGBW Rock Light

RGBW2-DL - Metra PowerSports RGBW Dome Light

Lighting Connection Accessories

To complete the lighting installation, Metra is introducing new “Y” adapters, pigtail adapters and extension accessories from both Heise and Metra PowerSports to work with the new lights and control boxes.

These new products will be shipping soon and can be seen on display at CES from January 7-10, 2020, at booth 5211 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Additional specifications and part numbers are available in the 2020 New Product Guide and MetraOnline.com, which will be released on January 7, 2020.

At Metra, 12-volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world. We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources in developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-SPEC®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp®, Metra Marine® and Daytona Lights™. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®. For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

CES 2019 New Product Rollout

Holly Hill, Fla. – January 2, 2018 – Metra Electronics® announces new TouchTronix™ technology for radio replacement dash kits with integrated electronics launching at CES 2019. TouchTronix is a new kit series with a combination of Metra’s interfacing technology to retain the factory climate control features and sleek laser etched hard buttons. Fan speed and mode are shown on a custom fitted, painted and laser etched plastic kit with PCB driven LED lighting. The kits provide an upgraded look while still maintaining the intended factory style of the vehicle. Metra will debut three new TouchTronix products at CES with two additional prototypes.

TurboTactile™ is another line of kits from Metra with integrated electronics and built-in interfacing. Compared to TouchTronix, TurboTactile features rotary knobs with LCD status displays for climate controls and more vehicle integrations. Turbo2® Kits are the lighter version of the electronic kits from Metra, which include audio and stereo wheel interfacing. TurboKits® are plastic dashboard parts with no electronic components and new products for this line will be announced on January 8 at CES. All of Metra’s kits are proudly made in the U.S. using high-quality ABS plastic and engineered to provide a perfect fit.

For Metra’s kits with integrated electronics, part numbers and vehicle applications are below, with up-to-date, vehicle specific information and additional specifications available at MetraOnline.com and booth #5211 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 8.

New TouchTronix™ Kits:

Integrated electronics with laser etched graphics retain the factory climate control display features. Includes ASWC-1 to retain the factory steering wheel controls. Retains factory backup camera if equipped.

●      99-7388HG fits Kia Soul 2014-Up* (with factory NAV) Single-DIN and Double-DIN radios

●      99-7389B fits Kia Sportage 2017-Up* (non-NAV display radio) Single-DIN and Double-DIN radios

●      99-3028S fits Chevrolet Camaro 2010-2015, Double or Single-DIN radios with pocket

New TurboTactile Kits:

Features rotary knobs with an LCD climate control status display and hard buttons. The built-in interface retains most of the key functions and personalization features, which will vary by vehicle. Fits Singe-DIN and Double-DIN radios for models with single-zone climate controls.

●      99-5849CH fits Ford F-150 2015-2017

●      99-5852CH fits Ford Explorer 2011-2015

●      99-5853CH fits Ford Mustang 2010-2014

●      99-5854B fits Ford Fusion 2015-2017

●      99-5855CH fits Ford Edge 2011-2014

New Turbo2 Kits:

All audio and stereo wheel interfacing is included, in addition to the antenna adapter for an all-in-one complete kit. These new kits are designed for Double-DIN radios only.

●      95-9317B fits BMW 3 & 4 Series (F30-F36) 2012-2016 (without amp)

●      95-9318B: BMW 3 & 4 Series (F30) 2012-2016 (with MOST® amp)

●      95-9319B: BMW 2 Series (F22/F23) 2014-2016 (without amp)

●      95-9320B: BMW 2 Series (F22/F23) 2014-2016 (with MOST® amp)

●      95-9321B: BMW X5 (E70) 2007-2013 (with iDrive/without amp)

●      95-9322B: BMW X5 (E70) 2007-2013 (with MOST® amp)

●      95-9323B: BMW X1 2013-2015

●      95-9324B: BMW X3 (E83) 2004-2010

●      95-9405B: Land Rover LR4 2010-2016 (with 4.2" or 7" screen)

At Metra, 12-volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world.  We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources into developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make more dash kits for the most vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-Spec®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, and Metra Marine®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.  For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 800.221-0932.

Now Available for RAM, Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado

Holly Hill, Fla. – August 8, 2019 – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket dashboard kits, is now shipping three new solutions made exclusively for the new 8” Pioneer® Modular Solutions Receiver (DMH-C5500NEX) radio. The 108-CH2B and 108-FD2B are part of Metra’s TurboTouch® dash kit series with integrated electronics and the 108-GM1G is a plastic TurboKit®.

The 108-CH2B TurboTouch dash kit fits Ram 1500/2500/3500 2013-2017 models and Chassis Cab 3500/4500/5500 (with 5” or 8” touchscreen) 2013-2017 models. The 108-FD2B fits Ford F-150 (with 4.2” screen) 2013-2014 models. These TurboTouch kits have an integrated 4.3 inch touchscreen and buttons that retain and control most climate and vehicle customization functions normally lost when removing the factory radio. They also feature an Axxess interface built into the touchscreen with ASWC technology to retain the factory steering wheel audio controls. An antenna adapter is included in the dash kit provides NAV outputs for parking brake, reverse and speed sense, along with 12-volt 10-amp accessory power. The hazard buttons and passenger airbag indicator are also integrated into the kit and it is Micro “B” USB updatable.

The 108-GM1G dash kit is painted gunmetal gray and fits select Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra models from 2014-up*. Using the vehicle fit guide at AxxessInterfaces.com or MetraOnline.com, installers can see a variety of interfaces that work in these vehicles, which are sold separately. These three new kits are now shipping and available from authorized Metra Dealers.

108-CH2B Product Specifications

●       Designed specifically for the Pioneer DMH-C5500NEX 8-inch radio for Ram 1500/2500/3500 2013-2017 and Chassis Cab 3500/4500/5500 (with 5” or 8” touchscreen) 2013-2017 models

●       Integrated 4.3 inch touchscreen and button display for climate control and vehicle customization features normally lost when removing the factory radio

●       Integrated hazard button and passenger airbag indicator

●       Axxess interface built into touchscreen

●       Built-in ASWC technology to retain factory steering wheel audio controls

●       Antenna adapter is included

●       Provides accessory power (12-volt 10-amp)

●       Provides NAV outputs (parking brake, reverse, speed sense)

●       Micro “B” USB updatable

108-FD2B Product Specifications

●       Designed specifically for the Pioneer DMH-C5500NEX 8-inch radio for Ford F-150 2013-2014 with 4.2" screen

●       Integrated 4.3 inch touchscreen and button display for climate control and vehicle customization features normally lost when removing the factory radio

●       Integrated hazard button and passenger airbag indicator

●       Axxess interface built into touchscreen

●       Built-in ASWC technology to retain factory steering wheel audio controls

●       Antenna adapter is included

●       Provides accessory power (12-volt 10-amp)

●       Provides NAV outputs (parking brake, reverse, speed sense)

●       Micro “B” USB updatable

108-GM1G Product Specifications

●      Dash kit designed specifically for the installation of the Pioneer DMH-C5500NEX 8-inch radio. Fits:

○      Chevrolet

■      Silverado 1500 2014-2018

■      Silverado 1500/2500 2015-up*

■      Silverado 1500 LD 2019

○      GMC

■      Sierra 1500 2014-2018

■      Sierra 2500/3500 2015-up*

■      Sierra 1500 Limited 2019

*Visit MetraOnline.com for up-to-date, vehicle specific information.

At Metra, 12-volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world.  We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources into developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-Spec®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp® and Metra Marine®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.  For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

Holly Hill, FL – July 29, 2019 – Metra Electronics® has updated phone numbers for the U.S. and international sales team and technical support departments in its 12volt/automotive and home theater divisions. Installer Institute has also updated its main phone number. The previously used 800 numbers will be phased out in the future and only the local numbers will be in use moving forward. Metra’s customers, vendors and suppliers should reference the new phone list below and update their records.

  • Metra Electronics - Main Phone (Corporate):        386-257-1186
    Metra 12volt Sales - Phone:                           386-257-2956
    Metra 12volt Sales - Fax:                                386-258-3940
    Metra 12volt - Technical Support:                  386-257-1187
    Metra 12voltt - International Sales:                386-257-2956
    Metra Home Theater - Sales:                         386-255-0234
    Metra Home Theater - International Sales:    386-255-0234
    Metra Home Theater - Technical Support:     386-255-0234
    Installer Institute:                                             386-672-5771

At Metra, 12 volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world.  We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources in developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-Spec®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp® and Metra Marine®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.  For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

 

www.MetraPowerSports.com

Holly Hill, Fla. – July 17, 2018 – Metra PowerSports, a brand of Metra Electronics®, announced the launch of its website today, putting the final touch on the new product line rollout for the corporation. The Installer’s Choice®,for more than 70 years, Metra is the leading manufacturer of audio, lighting and video installation accessories. Metra PowerSports taps into the growing market of off-road vehicles, trucks and watercraft by providing high-quality solutions with proven performance and value for the installer who wants to deliver the best for their customers.

Metra’s PowerSports website is intuitively designed to be mobile-friendly with the ability to put you in touch with the right products quickly. Navigation guides you directly to product areas that include motorcycle audio and lights, ATV audio, lighting and accessories, audio accessories, batteries and accessories and installation accessories.

“We keep the custom installer and end user in mind whether we are developing a website or time saving and factory finished products. From the simplest of parts like connectors and splitters to the most advanced interface solutions, we have our customers covered with powersports products built, tested and proven to withstand the demands of off-road environments,” said Bill Jones, president and CEO of Metra Electronics.

While Metra PowerSports does not sell directly to the public, powersports enthusiasts can contact Metra Powersports for assistance in locating the nearest installer or shop that carries Metra PowerSports products. Dealers and distributors can place orders online at MetraDealer.com. To establish a Metra account apply online or contact a member of the sales team for more information.

At Metra, 12-volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world. We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources into developing the highest solutions. Known as “The Installer’s Choice®” for more than 70 years, our brands include: Axxess®, T-Spec®, The Install Bay®, and Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBeam Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic® and AmmoTenna®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®. For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 800.221-0932.

Holly Hill, FL – April 04, 2019 – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive solutions, will display their newest accessories for the Jeep® Wrangler JK and the new JL models at the 2019 Jeep Beach® Event in Daytona Beach, FL.  Metra’s booth will be set up inside the Daytona International Speedway on April 26th and 27th. Metra and Heise products will also be available to purchase at the event from local dealers. Metra will be highlighting their Heise LED Lighting® solutions for vehicles, plus safety and radio replacement integration accessories designed specifically for Jeep models. All of Metra’s aftermarket solutions to customize any Jeep model will be on display at the event for Jeep fans. This week-long event is held annually in Daytona Beach and benefits local and national charity organizations.

Jeep Products on Display

Metra introduced all new accessories for Jeep models at the 2018 SEMA Show and CES 2019, which began shipping early this year. Now, consumers will have the chance to view these new products at the Jeep Beach event and purchase from their local shop or dealer.

A few of the latest aftermarket products for Jeep include:

●      Headlight adapter kit - allowing Heise 7 inch headlights to work with the latest Jeep Wrangler JL models from 2018 and up*

●      Heise 50” light bar A-pillar bracket and post mount brackets for Jeep Wrangler JL models from 2018 and up*

●      Replacement LED headlights and fog lights for Jeeps - offering brighter performance and available in several styles

●      RGB halo headlights and fog lights -  matching with the new Heise Infinite Series or RGB accent lights, available for Jeep Wrangler JK or JL (with adapter).

●      Spare tire brake light for Jeep JK models - providing a brighter visual alert when braking

●      Spare tire mounting brackets with a reverse camera, side mirror covers, tail lights and more for Jeep JK models

●      Heise lightbars and cube lights designed for off-road use

All of Metra’s accessories for Jeep models can be seen in the latest catalog at MetraOnline.com.

Jeep Beach Raffle

A Heise RGB Accent Light Kit will be one of this year’s giveaways for the official Jeep Beach event raffle. This small but powerful auxiliary accent lighting kit is ideal for custom lighting in even the most rugged vehicles. It is rated IP68 and has a virtually unbreakable polycarbonate lens, designed to withstand mud and dirt from off-road use. The RGB lights can change colors with a swipe of the finger. The eight light pods are designed to be used with the Heise control box (HE-CBRGB) that turns a smartphone or tablet into a remote control via the Heise RGB App; available for both Android and iOS devices.

Jeep Beach is also raffling off a brand new 2019 JL with custom accessories, including Heise LED lights. To enter the raffle, more information and tickets can be purchased directly from JeepBeach.com.

*See MetraOnline.com for up-to-date, vehicle specific information.

At Metra, 12 volt installation and integration is our passion. We strive to continuously offer the highest quality products to meet the fluctuating technological challenges of the automotive world.  We actively listen to our customers’ requests and invest resources in developing the highest quality dash kit and harness solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world. That’s why we’ve been known as “The Installer’s Choice” ® for more than 72 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-Spec®, The Install Bay®, Heise LED Lighting Systems®, iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries®, Raptor®, Ballistic®, AmmoTenna®, Metra PowerSports®, Saddle Tramp® and Metra Marine®. Metra’s expertise in connectivity solutions is also applied to its division of premium home theater and surveillance products, Metra Home Theater Group®.  For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 800.221-0932.

AX-DSP Training Will Also Be Hosted at the Metra CES Booth

Holly Hill, FL - December 12, 2017 – Metra Electronics, The Installer’s Choice® for aftermarket automotive accessories, will debut many new products at CES from January 9-12, 2018. All new vehicle integration products from Axxess®, additional plug n’ play T-harnesses for the AX-DSP, and AX-DSP training sessions will be at CES booth #5211 in the North Hall. Metra’s additional brands will also be on display at CES, showcasing 2018 products for vehicle safety, lighting, powersports, wiring, batteries, installation accessories and more. CES is the world’s largest consumer technology and electronics show, hosted at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It’s where businesses introduce their innovative new technology to the world, spanning a wide range of industries, including automotive.

New AX-DSP Plug N’ Play T-Harness for Toyota

New AX-DSP plug-n-play T-harnesses have been released from Axxess, with even more debuting at CES. These time-saving solutions are competitively priced and one part works with a wide range of applications, allowing shops and distributors to carry and store fewer SKUs. Axxess is now shipping a new Plug N’ Play T-Harness for a wide range of Toyota / Scion applications. The AX-DSP-TY2 allows for easy installation with the AX-DSP (sold separately), cutting down installation time significantly. The AX-DSP-TY2 is for standard audio vehicles only, and works with non-amplified systems. From the popular Scion FR-S, iA, iM,iQ, tC, xB and xD models to the Toyota 4Runner, Avalon, Camry, Corolla, FJ Cruiser, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Matrix, Prius, RAV4, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza, and Yaris, this T-Harness covers a wide range of Scion and Toyota model years from 2010 and up*. The AX-DSP-TY2 is now shipping, and additional T-harnesses for the AX-DSP are expected to debut at CES.

*Visit https://axxessinterfaces.com/product/AX-DSP-TY2 to see an up to date list of vehicle specific applications and instructions.

AX-DSP Training at CES

Two training sessions will be offered each day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11am and 2pm at Metra’s CES booth #5211 in the North Hall, 1/9 to 1/11. Attendees will see a live demo of the AX-DSP in a digitally amplified system and learn how installation using the AX-DSP compares to traditional DSP installation, saving the installer both time and money. Training sessions will be hosted by Juan Lugo, Director of Axxess, and Jason Anderson, VP of Product Development for Metra’s 12 volt brands. Those interested in attending should visit https://www.weare12volt.com/training for more information. See all of the new 2018 products from Metra’s 12 volt brands at CES booth #5211 in the North Hall.

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