Aug 24, 2021
Holly Hill, Fla. – Metra Electronics® is now shipping a new dash kit designed to upgrade 2021-up* Ford E-Series Cutaway models to fit a larger Double-DIN aftermarket radio. The 95-5860G dash kit uses a trim panel to cover the minor cutting modifications required to fit the larger radio into the factory dash panel. The trim panel is textured, painted gray, and made from the highest quality ABS plastic to match the original factory appearance. An installation video is available from Metra’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/5ELMSTBBeIs and additional installation accessories can be seen at MetraOnline.com.
Aug 10, 2021
Holly Hill, Fla. – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive solutions, is now shipping a new dash kit designed to fit 2019-2020 Hyundai Elantra models. The 95-7399B dash kit fits an ISO Double-DIN radio provision and is painted scratch-resistant matte black. A blankout panel that goes below the aftermarket radio screen is also included with this kit. It is made from the highest quality ABS plastic for an original factory-like fit and finish. An installation video is available from Metra’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/Rf_sgouHNIw and additional installation accessories can be seen at MetraOnline.com.
Aug 5, 2021
UPDATE: KnowledgeFest in Dallas has been rescheduled to December 10-12. Stay tuned for more details.
Holly Hill, Fla. – Metra Electronics® is heading to Dallas, Texas to host six training sessions at KnowledgeFest™ and showcase their latest aftermarket installation products. At the booth will also be a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD built by Extreme Offroad and Performance and customized from the front to the back with Metra’s Heise LED lights and more.
Jul 29, 2021
Holly Hill, FL – Axxess® by Metra Electronics® has a new interface, the AXA2B-FD1, designed to retain the A2B® amplifier in Ford’s 2018-up* F-150 and 2017-up* Fusion models. This add-on amplifier interface is used when replacing the factory radio with Metra’s 99-5834CH and 99-5841B TurboTouch® dash kits, which are sold separately. This solution retains the Bang & Olufsen® amplifier with an A2B® input in Ford’s F-150 and retains the Sony® amplifier with an A2B® input in Ford Fusion. This Axxess interface also retains the balance audio feature when replacing the factory radio and is Micro “B” USB updatable.
Metra Electronics® Ships New Dash Kits with 7-inch Touchscreen Designed to Fit 2015-up* Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 Models
Jul 16, 2021
Holly Hill, FL – Metra Electronics® is now shipping two new dash kits with their biggest built-in touchscreen yet; a 7-inch color display. These new TurboTouch® dash kits are the first of their kind, with previous kits in this series having a 4.3-inch built-in touchscreen in addition to the opening for the aftermarket radio screen. The 95-6552B dash kit fits 2015 and up* Dodge Charger models and the 95-6553B fits 2015 and up* Chrysler 300 models, giving the interior a high-tech, upgraded look and feel. The kits include the necessary wiring harness, antenna adapter, steering wheel control interface, USB/AUX-IN replacement panel, and data interface for a complete installation.
Jul 8, 2021
Holly Hill, FL – iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems by Metra Electronics® has two new commercial safety products in stock and shipping. A wireless 7-inch monitor and high-definition camera package, the TE-WMCE, and a 9-inch quad-view monitor, the TE-9VS-4. Both universal solutions feature heavy-duty construction and are designed for the demands of larger vehicles like commercial work vans, RVs, and more.
Jun 23, 2021
Holly Hill, FL – Axxess® by Metra Electronics® has two new data interfaces designed to fit Ford’s 2020-up* EcoSport, Escape, Transit, Transit Connect, and F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 trucks. The interfaces also fit Ford’s 2021-up* E-Series van, also known as the Econoline.
Jun 8, 2021
Holly Hill, FL – Metra Electronics® will host six training sessions at the 2021 KnowledgeFest™ in-person event in Orlando, FL. As a Diamond Ultra sponsor, Metra is proud to support the industry by providing in-depth training sessions for installers, which will outline new integration products, lighting and audio upgrades for Harley-Davidson®, aftermarket accessories for Jeep® Wrangler and Gladiator, and new products for upgrading vehicle safety systems. Installer Institute® will also host a session to show shops how to connect with trained, certified graduates through their online career portal and explain the future of mobile electronics education. Training sessions include:
Jun 2, 2021
Holly Hill, FL – Axxess® by Metra Electronics® is now shipping two new plug-n-play packages for its AXDSP-X, five new packages for its AXDSP-L “Lite” models, and a universal water-resistant AXDSP-L. Additional new integration products include a personalization retention interface designed to fit select Mazda CX-5 and CX-9 models and an LVDS camera interface designed to fit select Chevrolet and GMC models.
May 26, 2021
Holly Hill, FL – iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems® by Metra Electronics® has just released a new replacement camera designed for 2020-up* Jeep® Gladiator JT models. When replacing the radio on these vehicles, the factory LVDS backup camera presents a challenge for aftermarket screens and can be expensive to retain using an interface. iBEAM’s JP-JTKT camera replaces the factory camera to provide an affordable solution that allows the driver to see their backup video on a compatible aftermarket screen when in reverse.