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Holly Hill, FL – September 24, 2020 – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive solutions, is shipping two new dash kits, the 107-TO1HG and 108-TO6HG, designed for Toyota RAV4 2019 and up* models. The new RAV4 dashboards do not have space to fit a standard aftermarket Single-DIN or Double-DIN sized radio provision, so Metra has developed two unique solutions for either a 6.8” to 7” screen or Pioneer’s 8” modular receivers.

The 107-TO1HG is part of the new 107 Series of dash kits designed for radios which have an “L” shaped chassis design with the radio chassis at the bottom of the screen. These kits feature a patent-pending design to work with receivers like the Alpine iLX-207, with special brackets included for installation of the Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX and DMH-C2500NEX 6.8” touchscreen in-dash receivers**.

The second kit, the 108-TO6HG, is designed specifically for Pioneer’s Modular Solutions 8” radios, like the DMH-C5500NEX 8-inch touchscreen in-dash receiver**. Both dash kits are painted gloss black, made in the U.S.A., and available now from Metra Electronics. An installation video with tips for installers is also available at https://youtu.be/zXF6jKHlEdI.

*See MetraOnline.com for up-to-date, vehicle specific information.
**Refer to the radio manufacturer for current models.

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 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 73 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.

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.

 

Holly Hill, FL – February 9, 2021 – Metra Electronics® is now shipping a fully integrated dash kit package that interfaces with a variety of Pioneer’s in-dash receivers. The first product of this new series, the AXPIO-JL1, is designed specifically for 2018-up* Jeep Wrangler JL models and works in both single and dual-zone vehicles. This solution features an Axxess AXPIO Series interface, vehicle specific harnessing, a direct OE replacement camera, built-in STOP/START engine override interface, USB/AUX/HDMI replacement panel, radio antenna adaptor, and a dash kit in one complete package. The AXPIO-JL1 is designed specifically for Pioneer’s Double-DIN 6.8-inch in-dash multimedia receivers, the DMH-W4660NEX, DMH-W4600NEX, and the new DMH-WC5700NEX**. This kit will also work with Pioneer 9-inch receivers, the modular solutions DMH-WC6600NEX and the floating type DMH-WT7600NEX, as well as the floating type 10-inch receiver, the DMH-WT8600NEX, with the additional purchase of the Metra 109-UN02 floating mount kit**.

The AXPIO-JL1 will allow Pioneer’s in-dash receivers to fit in the shallow space within the Jeep dashboard while still retaining important vehicle functions. The included Axxess interface with plug-n-play harnessing allows vehicle information and settings that were controlled on the factory screen to be retained, displayed and controlled on the Pioneer touchscreen. This solution will retain and control most of the settings that would otherwise be lost after replacing the head unit, including HVAC controls and gauges, heated/cooled seats, and other driver personalization options.

Since the factory LVDS backup camera will no longer work, Metra has included an IP68 rated iBEAM backup camera as a high-quality, direct OE replacement. A replacement panel for the USB, AUX, and HDMI® ports is also included with 3-feet of wiring, along with a radio antenna adaptor for GPS. For even more value, Axxess’s patented STOP/START engine override interface is built-into the interface, which is designed to disengage the STOP/START feature of the vehicle and keep that feature disengaged even after the key has been cycled.

The built-in integration technology from Axxess also retains safety chimes through an offboard speaker, retains audio controls on the steering wheel, retains R.A.P. (Retained Accessory Power), and provides accessory power (12-volt 10-amp) and NAV outputs for parking brake, reverse, and speed sense. As new vehicle technology has evolved, the factory head unit now goes beyond displaying just the car audio settings, presenting a challenge for installers who are replacing the factory radio with an aftermarket receiver. Losing the ability to display vehicle settings on the screen is not only an inconvenience for many drivers but may prevent them from upgrading their audio system altogether. With Metra’s new solution, installers can now offer a fully integrated package that will fit and function like the factory head unit.

“This new integration with Pioneer’s products is a first for Metra Electronics and our Axxess integration line,” says Jason Anderson, VP of Product Research and Development for Metra’s 12volt brands. “As vehicle technology changes each year to make car audio upgrades more challenging, our solutions will evolve to help installers continue to offer OEM-quality upgrades for their customers,” he added.

A video showcasing this new product is available at https://youtu.be/_q6HOzewoR4 from Metra’s YouTube channel. The AXPIO-JL1 is in stock now and Metra will release additional integration packages from the Axxess AXPIO Series in the near future that will cover even more vehicle applications.

AXPIO-JL1 Product Specifications:

  • Designed for Pioneer’s DMH-W4600NEX, DMH-W4600NEX, and DMH-WC5700NEX receivers** (also compatible with Pioneer’s modular and floating type 9-inch and 10-inch in-dash receivers with the additional purchase of the Metra 109-UN02 floating mount kit)
  • Allows retention and adjustment of the factory personalization menu through the Pioneer receiver:
    • Provides a visual view of HVAC and gauges on the Pioneer touchscreen
    • Allows adjustment of HVAC functions through the Pioneer touchscreen
  • Complete plug-n-play installation:

○      Includes dash kit with Axxess interface and vehicle-specific t-harness

○      Includes iBEAM weather-resistant direct OE camera replacement rated IP68

○      Includes USB/AUX/HDMI® replacement panel (3ft.)

○      Includes radio antenna adaptor for GPS

  • Provides a built-in STOP/START engine override (if equipped)
  • Provides accessory power (12-volt 10-amp)
  • Retains R.A.P. (Retained Accessory Power)
  • Provides NAV outputs (parking brake, reverse, speed sense)
  • Retains audio controls on the steering wheel
  • Works in both single and dual-zone vehicles
  • Retains safety chimes through offboard speaker
  • Designed for amplified or non-amplified vehicles
  • Micro “B” USB updatable
  • Dash kit is painted scratch-resistant matte black to match the factory finish

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

**Refer to radio manufacturer for most current models.

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®, 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.

Holly Hill, Fla. – February 16, 2021 – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive solutions, is now shipping new Pro Series LED replacement headlight bulbs from Heise LED Lighting Systems®. The Pro Series features five different bulbs that cover every application of HID currently available on the market, plus seventeen single-beam and four dual-beam lightbulb sizes. Matched with a brand new extreme LED chipset, these bulbs not only outlast but will outperform HID bulbs.

Heise has meticulously designed the bulbs to optimize the LED position in order to maximize the headlight housing optics for both projector and reflector systems. The result is a 16,000 lumens solution that is 260% brighter than other LEDs, using only 70 watts per set with a running temperature of only 115 degrees F. By running much cooler than traditional LED bulbs, the Pro Series has an increased lifespan compared to others on the market. “The majority of failures with LED replacement bulbs come from not wicking the heat away from the LED chip. The faster a bulb can get the heat away from the LED chips, the longer the lifespan will be. In our new design, the copper substrate is very efficient at moving heat down through the heatsink and then to the fan away from the chip,” says Jason Anderson, VP of Product Research and Development for Metra Electronics 12volt brands. “When compared to two popular fanless LED bulbs on the market that are less than half the brightness of the Heise Pro Series, their internal running temperatures were significantly higher, at 160 and 170 degrees F,” says Anderson. “Heise’s new LED bulbs are much brighter, run cooler, and will last longer,” he added.

Heise’s Pro Series bulbs feature a 2mm solid copper thermodynamic core, all-metal construction for the build material, a rotatable collar for beam pattern adjustment, instantaneous full lumen start-up, an IC thermal controller with a high-speed smart fan, built-in reverse polarity protection, and a side-cable connection for slimmer installation. A built-in EMI filter prevents the bulbs from affecting the vehicle’s radio reception and they will work with Heise’s existing CANBUS decoders, which, depending on the vehicle, may be required to stop the flashing of headlights or the “lamp out” message in the instrument cluster (sold separately). Due to their intense brightness, these bulbs are for off-road use only and not for use on public roads.

Product Models

HID to LED Conversion:
At the base of the HID to LED conversion bulbs, there is a “C” designation in reference to the unique collar design that allows the bulb to be properly keyed into projector “S” housings and reflector “R” housings. The bulbs accept a 12-24V DC and are connected to the input connection of the factory ballast.

HE-D1CPRO: Fits D1S and D1R

HE-D2CPRO: Fits D2S and D2R

HE-D3CPRO: Fits D3S, D3R and D8S

HE-D4CPRO: Fits D4S and D4R

HE-D5CPRO: Fits D5S and D5R

Single Beam:

HE-H1PRO

HE-H3PRO

HE-H7PRO

HE-H8PRO
HE-H9PRO
HE-H10PRO
HE-H11PRO

HE-H16PRO

HE-5202PRO

HE-9005PRO

HE-9006PRO
HE-9012PRO
HE-PSX24PRO

HE-PSX26PRO
HE-880PRO
HE-881PRO

HE-P13PRO

Dual Beam:

HE-H4PRO

HE-H13PRO

HE-9004PRO

HE-9007PRO

These solutions are in stock now and come with Heise’s 3-year warranty. Installers can visit HeiseLED.com for up-to-date, vehicle specific information and installation instructions.

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 aftermarket solutions. We make dash kits for more vehicle applications than anyone else in the world and have been “The Installer’s Choice”® for more than 75 years. Our other brands include: Axxess®, T-SPEC®, 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 AV®. For ordering information and pricing, visit 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 – December 7, 2020 – Metra Electronics® will be a part of the virtual KnowledgeFest Live event, hosted December 11-13, 2020. This three-day event for mobile electronics industry professionals is hosted by the Mobile Electronics Association. Metra is proud to be a platinum sponsor and host three manufacturer training sessions online that will help dealers sell and install custom audio and lighting accessories for new Jeep® Wrangler and Gladiator models, powersports UTVs, and Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. Attendees will be able to interact with Metra’s sales team and participants will be able to ask questions during the live training sessions. Metra’s virtual booth will also feature videos of four of their sponsored vehicles, to give attendees a similar experience they would find had they toured the booth at an in-person event.

Training sessions will include the following topics:

“Upgrading the New Jeep® Wrangler JL and Gladiator” will be hosted on Friday, December 11 from 8:20 PM to 9:20 PM EST. Jeep® owners want to customize their rides to reflect their own personal style. With the new Gladiator and Wrangler JL models on the market, aftermarket audio and lighting products designed specifically for the new body style will be a hot item for the holiday season. In this training session, attendees will learn about Metra’s latest audio accessories, vehicle-specific lighting solutions and universal RGB underglow lighting from Metra and Heise LED Lighting Systems®. Metra will unbox the new products, give valuable tips for selling and installing these solutions, plus show a demo of the new RGB lighting controller and smartphone app.

“New Audio Accessories to Improve the System in UTVs” will be hosted on Saturday, December 12 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST. Powersports vehicles continue to be a popular opportunity for installers to add revenue outside traditional car audio installations. Attendees will learn about the newest solutions on the market for upgrading a Polaris RZR® and Polaris General® audio system with Ride Command® technology available from Metra PowerSports®. This training will also showcase new universal and vehicle-specific products designed for upgrading the power system and how to fit aftermarket speakers into Polaris®, Can-Am®, and other UTVs without custom fabrication.

“Lighting and Audio Upgrades for Harley-Davidson® Motorcycles” will be hosted on Sunday, December 13 from 4:10 PM to 5:10 PM EST. Attendees will learn how to cut down installation time on Harley-Davidson® audio and lighting upgrades using Saddle Tramp® products. The session reviews the new plug-n-play harnessing solutions that will reduce time in the bay when adding aftermarket speakers, amplifiers, Axxess DSPs, and RGB lighting to popular Harley-Davidson® models. Attendees will see how they can offer upgrades to make their customer’s motorcycles louder and more stylish, without the need for labor-intensive custom fabrication and wiring.

All three of the sessions will stream live from the Metra install bay with Jason Anderson, VP of Product Research and Development. To register, visit Knowledgefest.live and sign-up for the event. An additional registration is required for Metra’s training sessions, which can be done from the Manufacturer Training page. On December 11, attendees will be able to view Metra’s virtual booth and participate in the event.

Sponsored show vehicle videos will feature a custom-built 2020 Jeep® Wrangler JL Sport S by Extreme Offroad and Performance in Katy, TX using Metra products. A 2019 Chevrolet Express 3500 van conversion by Ryno Built Rods and Customs in Grand Junction, MO will also be showcased, along with a 2016 Ford F-150 Raptor truck conversion owned by Metra’s sales rep, Jon Brothers. A completely gutted and rebuilt military van by the team at Throtl, dubbed “the coolest ice cream truck in the world,” will also be featured in a video that highlights their installation journey using Metra’s products. These videos will go live on December 11 and also be available to watch from the Metra Youtube channel.

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 73 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.

Holly Hill, Fla. – November 19, 2020 – Metra Electronics® is now shipping a new dash kit for 2020-up* Toyota Highlander models without the factory 12.3-inch screen, designed specifically for the 9-inch Pioneer modular solutions receiver (DMHWC6600NEX)**. The 109-TO7 dash kit includes a set of radio screen brackets and chassis brackets that allow installers to fit the larger screen into the dashboard that has much less depth of space, while still keeping the OE-style look and feel of the vehicle. This kit was introduced at SEMA360 and a video introducing Metra’s new dash kits for Toyota Highlander is available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/75-4MEmnUpY. The 109-TO7 is in stock now and additional kits for this same model, designed for different screen sizes, will be available soon.

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

**See radio manufacturer for current models.

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 73 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.

Holly Hill, FL – March 18, 2021 – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive solutions, is now shipping a new dash kit with integrated electronics and a built-in OLED screen designed for 2010-2012 Cadillac SRX models. The new 107-GM5B dash kit is designed for most shallow mount aftermarket radios and Pioneer’s DMH-C2550NEX and DMH-C2500NEX modular receivers. (See radio manufacturer for the most current models).
 
The 3-inch by 1-inch OLED screen is a first for Metra Electronics, which has previously used built-in color LCD touchscreens in the TurboTouch® dash kit series. The OLED screen allows for a clear display of the vehicle’s climate control functions and customization menu settings, which would normally be lost after replacing the radio. The high-contrast OLED screen is located below the aftermarket radio, replacing the factory analog clock, volume, and tuning knobs from the original dashboard. The factory buttons and controls below that are retained and fit into Metra’s center dash panel. An Axxess steering wheel control interface and harness are included with the kit to retain the use of the factory audio controls on the steering wheel. Additionally, there are several audio control buttons on the center control panel, (seek up and down, band, menu, and back), that can also be retained and used to control the aftermarket radio using Metra’s 107-GM5B. An antenna adapter is also included with this kit to provide a convenient, all-in-one solution for radio replacement and integration.
 
A video showcasing installation tips and how the OLED screen works can be seen on Metra’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/XiDg-5pmBFE and instructions are available at MetraOnline.com.

107-GM5B Product Specifications
  • Fits 2010-2012 Cadillac SRX
  • Designed for most shallow mount aftermarket radios and Pioneer’s DMH-C2550NEX and DMH-C2500NEX modular receivers*.
  • Retains factory control panel and display of climate functions and vehicle customization menus on the 107-GM5B OLED screen
  • Retains factory steering wheel controls with an included interface
  • Retains center control panel audio control buttons for seek up and down, band and menu
  • Harness is included
  • Antenna adapter is included
  • Proudly made in the USA
  • Constructed with the highest quality ABS plastic using injection molding technology to ensure a superior design and fit
*See radio manufacturer for current models.

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 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 75+ 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 AV and surveillance products from MetraAV®. 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.
 

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Holly Hill, Fla. – March 4, 2021 – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive solutions, is now shipping new dash kits for 2020-up* Nissan Titan models, along with a speaker adapter plate for 2016-up* models, and a dash kit for select 2005-2012 Land Rover LR2, LR3 and Range Rover Sport models.

The 95-7639HG is a Double-DIN dash kit and the 99-7639HG is a Single-DIN dash kit with a pocket, designed for 2020-up* Nissan Titan models. These kits are painted high gloss black to match the factory finish. A video showcasing these new kits is on Metra’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/EYEk8xcwmnM. To replace the front factory speakers in 2016-up* Nissan Titan models, Metra’s 82-7402 speaker adapter plate allows 6-inch by 9-inch aftermarket speakers to fit without noticeable gaps. These front speaker adapter mounting plates are sold as a pair.

For LandRover, Metra’s new 95-9406B Double-DIN dash kit fits 2008-2012 LR2 models, 2005-2009 LR3 models, and 2006-2009 Range Rover Sport models. It is painted scratch-resistant matte black to match the factory finish and designed for a seamless fit. All of these new products are in stock and shipping now.

*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 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 75+ 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 AV products, MetraAV™. For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

Holly Hill, FL – December 1, 2020 – Metra Electronics® is shipping four new dash kits to upgrade older model Mercedes-Benz C, S, and SL-Class vehicles with a Double-DIN radio provision, along with a new integrated dash kit for 2020-up* Kia Soul models. These dash kits were announced at SEMA360 and are in stock now.

The 95-8734W is designed for 2000-2006 Mercedes-Benz S-Class models and is coated with a hydrographic film for a woodgrain finish that matches the factory look and feel. The 95-8734B is designed for 2000-2006 Mercedes-Benz S-Class models and is painted scratch-resistant matte black. The 95-8735B is for 2003-2008 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class models and is painted scratch-resistant matte black. For 2008-2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class W204 models, the 95-8733B dash kit includes an upper panel with a recessed re-location of the factory buttons and is painted scratch-resistant matte black. All four of the new dash kits are designed for Double-DIN radio provisions.

For 2020-up* Kia Soul models without navigation, the 99-7397B dash kit fits both a Double-DIN radio or a Single-DIN radio provision with a pocket and is painted scratch-resistant matte black. This integrated dash kit includes pre-wired harnessing and an interface that retains the factory steering wheel controls, plus a 6v adapter to retain the factory backup camera. An antenna adapter is also included and the dash kit features an integrated circuit board and laser-etched graphics for a molded hard button to retain the vehicle’s hazard button. This dash kit is available now from Metra Electronics.

*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 73 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.

Holly Hill, Fla. – April 28, 2021 – Metra Electronics® is expanding its Jeep® Accessories line with two new aftermarket products designed to help installers upgrade the sound and lighting systems in Jeep® Wrangler and Gladiator models. Metra’s new soundbar speaker adapter and RGB off-road fog lights complement the line’s existing speaker pods and RGB off-road headlights, offering a complete solution for Jeep® upgrades.

Jeep® owners who are upgrading the sound system now have a solution to retain the factory soundbar and upgrade to larger speakers in 2018-up* Jeep® Wrangler JL and 2020-up* Jeep® Gladiator models. The JP-1015 is designed to adapt the OEM four-inch speakers and one-inch tweeter to an aftermarket 6.5-inch speaker and optional tweeter. A harness is included along with a mounting plate and cutting template to assist with modifications to the interior material of the soundbar. The soundbar speaker adapter enclosure is made from high-quality ABS plastic and designed to withstand the harsh elements of off-road environments.

Metra’s JP-1014 replacement speaker pods for 2018-up* Jeep® Wrangler JL and 2020-up* Jeep® Gladiator models are a recommended accessory to complement the new JP-1015 when upgrading the sound system. This pair of sealed speaker pods replaces the original four-inch speakers located under the driver and passenger dashboard to install a six to 6.75-inch aftermarket speaker. They are constructed with ABS housing that utilizes the factory mounting locations for a secure fit that will heighten the listening experience. The pods were first introduced at SEMA360 and use the factory grommet and wiring, with a Metra speaker adapter harness included.

To add style and visibility to Jeep® Wrangler JK, JL, and Gladiator models, the JP-704RGBFL are a set of four-inch RGB backlit halo off-road fog lights designed to match Metra’s existing JP-704RGB seven-inch round off-road headlights**. The polycarbonate lens cover is virtually unbreakable and the lights are built with a die-cast aluminum housing, rated IP67 to withstand harsh weather and off-road environments. The 15 white LEDs have a bright 800-lumen output for each fog light, consuming 30 watts total per light. The backlight RGB lights have 16 million different color options using the Metra RGB smartphone app*, which will also sync with the JP-704RGB headlights to complete the look. The fog lights are plug-n-play with Metra’s RGB-CB1 controller, which is sold separately and required for operation. Depending on the model or trim level, additional fog light mount brackets may be required for the installation, and installers should see the JP-JFOG or JP-JFOG2 for vehicle-specific details. All of these products are in stock and shipping now.

*Visit MetraOnline.com for up-to-date, vehicle specific information.
**The RGB headlights and fog lights are for off-road use only, and not for use on public roads.

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 75+ 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 AV and surveillance products from MetraAV®. For ordering information and pricing, visit Metra Electronics online at MetraOnline.com or call 386-257-2956.

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.

Holly Hill, FL - November 2017 – Metra Electronics® will be showcasing new and existing products by Heise LED Lighting Systems®, The Install Bay®, Ballistic®, Shuriken High Performance Batteries® and iBeam Vehicle Safety Systems® at the 2017 PRI Trade Show. The 30th annual Performance Racing Industry Trade Show takes place from December 7 to 9 in Indianapolis at the Indiana Convention Center. Metra Electronics will be at booth #2535 in the Green Hall.

The PRI Trade Show is for industry professionals only, and features the latest in motorsports technology on display for racing business professionals, distributors and retailers. Every type of racing discipline is represented at the show: drag racing, sprint cars, stock cars, road racing, modifieds, dirt late models, karting, off-road racing, tractor pulling, open wheel, muscle car, performance marine, and more.    

Aftermarket solutions by Metra Electronics and its brands have expanded beyond traditional car audio accessories, with many products that overlap into the racing industry. LED lighting, vehicle safety systems, high performance batteries, sound dampening material and installation accessories will be on display in the Metra Electronics’ booth 2535 at the PRI Show. Metra is also showcasing three new products in the PRI Featured Products Showcase. The showcase is a new addition to the event and allows attendees to view the actual products on display from participating manufacturers in a gallery format. In the showcase, Metra will have the iBeam 7” Wireless Monitor with Wireless Camera Kit (TE-WMSC). This large LCD monitor links to a waterproof, wireless CMOS camera that can be installed anywhere on a vehicle. A 120 degree viewing angle and built-in LED night vision camera provides a clear view, while the powerful 2.4GHz Wi-Fi system and wireless range of 150 meters ensures connectivity will not be interrupted, even in adverse conditions. Metra Electronics has launched more than 40 new vehicle safety system products this year for iBeam, with both commercial and consumer solutions.

Also on display will be the Heise 7” Round LED Jeep Headlight Set (HE-PBHL704). These DOT approved headlights feature a black front face with white, partial angel eye halos that connect to running lights. Thirteen 5-watt OSRAM LEDs are in each housing with an 841 lumen low beam and 1834 lumen high beam. These headlights are designed for Jeep Wranglers but also fit most vehicles that use a 7” round headlight, and are popular in the racing industry.

Heise LED Lighting Systems has also launched new LED headlight kits this year, and the H4 LED Headlight Kit (HE-H4LED) will be on display in the featured products showcase. These headlights are brighter and easier to install, with 6000 lumens and a compact, radial designed heatsink to fit better in tight locations. The lights allow for bulb rotation to adjust the beam pattern and come with a 6500K color temperature that can be adjusted to 3000K or 8000K with the included films. The lights features Aviation Level VII aluminum body with 25 watts per bulb and are available in the most common models and sizes for vehicles.

Visit Metra Electronics at booth #2535 at the 2017 PRI Trade Show to learn more about each brand and their products for the racing and motorsports industry.

Holly Hill, FL – March 11, 2021 – Metra Electronics® is presenting three different product training sessions for installers at the virtual KnowledgeFest West Live event. KnowledgeFest is hosted by the Mobile Electronics Association and the online event from March 19 to 21 will take place for the West Coast audience, with events hosted from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM Pacific Time. Metra Electronics will host a different session each day to cover LED headlight bulb replacement, motorcycle lighting, and integration solutions for Jeep Wrangler®. Attendees can connect with Metra on their virtual booth page and register online now for these training sessions, which will be hosted by Jason Anderson, Metra’s VP of Product Research and Development. Attendees will also have the ability to post questions or comments in the live chat section of the training session and receive answers from Metra’s technical support or sales team. The upcoming training sessions are as follows:

“LED Headlight Replacements” - Friday, 3/19/21 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time
Attendees will learn about Metra’s different LED lighting solutions for replacing automotive headlight bulbs and how to upsell each feature. This session will explain what makes an LED lightbulb last longer, compare features of the latest models, and demonstrate how to properly install and adjust the newest Pro Series headlight bulbs from Heise.

“Installing RGB Lighting on Motorcycles” - Saturday, 3/20/21 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time
Attendees will see firsthand how Saddle Tramp’s new RGB lighting kit, the BC-RGB-K1, can instantly transform the look of a motorcycle with significantly less installation time. Metra will review all of their RGB LED lighting options available and demonstrate how the new RGB LED strip light kit for Harley-Davidson® is installed, plus show off unique features available in the Metra RGB smartphone app. RGB motorcycle lighting is a popular upgrade, so any installers looking to reduce time spent on these projects then won’t want to miss this informative training session.

“Integrating with Jeep Wrangler JL®” - Sunday, 3/21/21 from 2:40 PM to 3:40 PM Pacific Time
Metra’s newest integration package from Axxess makes the installer’s job much easier when replacing the radio with select Pioneer modular in-dash receivers. This training session will show installers how to retain important vehicle information and features on the Pioneer touchscreen using the AXPIO-JL1 dash kit, integration package, and its included replacement backup camera. Installers will see a real installation on a 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL® and a demonstration of how they can upgrade the radio without losing audio controls on the steering wheel, HVAC gauges on the screen, heated and cooled seats, and other personalization options that were shown on the factory screen.

Registered attendees will be able to log in to the event website and register for Metra’s training sessions at Knowledgefestwest.live. Metra’s online booth will also be open to attendees to view starting March 19 at https://metraelectronics.knowledgefestwest.live.

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 70+ 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.

Holly Hill, Fla. –  December 14, 2018 – Metra Electronics® is debuting 138 new products from 7 of its 12 volt brands at CES 2019. Highlights for CES will include more motorcycle and powersports products, next-generation DSP products and radio replacement interfaces from Axxess®, and 34 new dashboard kits from Metra’s TurboKits®, Turbo2 Kits® and TurboTactile™ product lines. 

Saddle Tramp® will introduce new motorcycle audio accessories including amplifier mounts, saddlebag lids, lower fairings and speaker adapters. For motorcycle lighting, Saddle Tramp will debut new headlights and headlight housings, LED tail lights, flasher adapters, and accent lighting. “In addition to our Saddle Tramp products designed specifically for motorcycles, we’re excited to introduce new water-resistant solutions from Axxess and iBEAM to work in motorcycles, UTVs, Jeeps and other outdoor vehicles. This is a benefit to installers who are expanding to include powersports or marine applications into their services but still focus on car audio,” says Jason Anderson, VP of Product Research and Development for Metra’s 12 volt brands.

Additional new products include a new series of lightbars in addition to more Jeep Wrangler JL accessories and safety lights from Heise. iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems® will showcase a new commercial camera solution, vehicle-specific camera kits, a DVR for powersports applications and new monitor mounting accessories. Metra PowerSports® will have new lighting harnesses and brackets on display, designed for mounting Heise cube lights to Polaris RZR headlights. T-Spec® will debut a new series for their competition rated car audio products line that features improved technology and construction. Raptor® car audio products will also receive many improved and updated product designs in addition to new accessories.

All of these new products will be on display at CES in the Metra Electronics booth 5211 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 8 - 11, 2019. New product catalogs will be available to download at MetraOnline.com on January 8, 2019, with additional product announcements leading up to CES.

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.

Premium Dash Kits for Ford Edge 2015 and up* and Lexus RX300 1999 - 2003

Holly Hill, FL - January 3, 2018 – Metra Electronics® is debuting three new premium dashboard kits with integrated electronics that will join the TurboTouch™ Kit product line in 2018. These new kits will be featured in a working display at CES booth #5211 in the North Hall.

The 99-5851CH is for Ford Edge 2015 and up models with the factory 4.2-inch screen. This versatile design with multiple panels allows for installation of the radio or touchscreen in the upper or lower area of the kit. The 99-5851CH has an integrated hazard button and passenger airbag indicator. It is painted to match the factory appearance and is anticipated to begin shipping in spring of 2018.

The 99-8164B is for Lexus RX300 1999 - 2003 models. This kit is custom textured and painted to match the factory finish, and also available in a tan finish as the 99-8164T. Both of these TurboTouch kits are anticipated to begin shipping in the summer of 2018.

Metra’s TurboTouch Kits feature an integrated 4.3” touchscreen and user interface that retains and controls most of the climate and vehicle customization functions that are normally lost when removing the factory radio. Their smart interface technology automatically detects the vehicle’s features. Steering wheel functionality is retained and the patent-pending touchscreen design also retains the factory safety features, including backup camera. TurboTouch™ Kits feature 8 backlit buttons with more than 250 customizable color options, with parts included for Single-DIN and Double-DIN radio installations. TurboTouch kits are proudly made in the USA.

See a working display of the dash kits at the Metra Electronics CES booth #5211 in the North Hall from January 9 - 12, 2018 in the Las Vegas Convention Center. All of Metra’s new kits can also be viewed in the Metra Electronics 2018 New Products Guide, which will be available to download at MetraOnline.com on January 9, 2018.

Holly Hill, Fla. – January 02, 2020 – As the size and fit of new radios continues to evolve, Metra Electronics® is launching a new 107 Series of dash kits designed specifically to fit most shallow mount receivers with a 7” screen. The new 107 Series allows installers to seamlessly replace headunits that do not fit the standard aftermarket Single-DIN or Double-DIN size. These kits feature a patent-pending design that will work with receivers like the Alpine iLX-W650*, with special brackets included for installation of the Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX and DMHC2500NEX 6.8” touchscreen in-dash receivers. They will also fit most compact shallow mount 7” screen receivers with minor or no dashboard modifications, making for a more cost-effective installation process for these vehicles with restricted space in their dashboards.

The 107-GM4B plastic TurboKit is designed to fit 2019-up** Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 models and 2020-up** Silverado and Sierra 2500 and 3500 models. It includes a blank out plate to replace the factory radio control buttons. The 107-CH3B is designed for Jeep Wrangler JL 2018-up** and Jeep Gladiator 2020-up** models and the 107-GM3B is designed for Chevrolet Camaro 2016-2020 models. A Turbo2 Kit®, the 107-GM5B, designed for Cadillac SRX 2010-2012 models is also being released with new technology. This kit features an integrated OLED screen to retain the climate control information display and the trim panel retains the use of the factory climate control buttons.

These four new kits will be available soon and will be on display at CES 2020 alongside 19 other new dash kits from Metra Electronics at booth 5211 in the North Hall.

*Refer to the radio manufacturer for current models. **Visit MetraOnline.com for up-to-date, vehicle specific applications.

Dash Kit Part Numbers and Vehicle Models:

(Designed specifically for compact shallow mount receivers with a 7-inch screen.)

107-CH3B - TurboKit

Jeep Wrangler JL 2018-up**

Jeep Gladiator 2020-up**

107-GM3B - TurboKit

Chevrolet Camaro 2016-2020

107-GM4B - TurboKit

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2019-up**

Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 2020-up**

GMC Sierra 1500 2019-up**

GMC Sierra 2500/3500 2020-up**

107-GM5B - Turbo2 Kit

Cadillac SRX 2010-2012

Featuring an integrated OLED screen for climate control display. Trim panel retains use of factory climate control buttons.

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.

PIONEER is a registered trademark of Pioneer Corporation.

Holly Hill, Fla. – January 02, 2020 – Metra Electronics’s popular TurboTouch® dash kit with a built-in touchscreen is expanding from 4.3 inches to a 7-inch screen size for the latest Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 models. Metra’s TurboTouch kits feature an integrated touchscreen that retains the factory steering wheel functions and safety features, including the factory backup camera. The touchscreen and hard buttons in the kit also retain and control all climate and most vehicle customization functions normally lost when removing factory radio components. These kits are updatable via Micro “B” USB, provide accessory power (12volt 10-amp) and provide NAV outputs for parking brake, reverse and speed sense.

Launching at CES is the 99-6552B dash kit for 2015 and up* Dodge Charger models and the 99-6553B for 2015 and up* Chrysler 300 models, both designed for Double-DIN radios and painted scratch-resistant matte black to match the factory appearance. These 2 new kits with a built-in 7-inch touchscreen will be available soon and showcased at CES 2020 alongside 21 other new dash kits from Metra Electronics at booth 5211 in the North Hall.

*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.

New Dash Kits and Axxess® Products to be Presented

Holly Hill, Fla. – July 3, 2018 – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive solutions, is hosting a booth and also presenting a series of vendor training sessions August 17th through August 19th at the KnowledgeFest to be held at the Dallas Convention Center. The vendor training sessions will focus on several products introduced by Metra in the last year. Metra’s booth is number 401. The training sessions* are from 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Friday, August 17th and from 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Saturday, August 18th.

The training sessions will be led by Juan Lugo, Metra’s leading Axxess® research and development expert. Interfaces from the Axxess brand slated for discussion are AX-ADDCAM, new radio replacements with MOST25 amplifier retention and new AX-DSP T-harnesses and packages. Introduced at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the new line of electronically integrated TurboTactile™ kits will be presented in addition to updates in the TurboTouch™ line. Attending the education and training sessions will provide vendors with ideas and information to increase and improve the understanding of the new vehicles that can now be serviced with Metra integrated products and accessories.

To learn more about these products, register to attend KnowledgeFest and sign up for the Metra and Axxess new product training click here Register Metra. Non-member pricing is $249 for the first registration, and each additional registrant is free. Metra customers can contact their sales representative for a VIP code for free registration to this event.

*Session times subject to change. Please check the KnowledgeFest schedule online for updates.

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.

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