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Holly Hill, Fla. – November 5, 2019 – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive solutions, introduces a new LED lighting brand, Daytona Lights™, at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. This new brand of aftermarket automotive LED lighting includes ultra-slim and dual-row LED lightbars, cube-style LED lights, and headlight replacement bulbs and decoders at an affordable cost for budget-conscious consumers.

The new Daytona Lights™ value series, manufactured by Metra Electronics of Holly Hill, Florida, (located next to Daytona Beach, FL), has been inspired and named after the area’s history of automotive racing and motorcycle events. This new brand has been engineered and manufactured to meet all international standards while providing incredible value for vehicle owners. All of the Daytona Lights series products are rated IP67 and have undergone rigorous testing during the development and manufacturing process and then again before leaving the factory. Metra Electronics’ 70+ year history, experience and approach to engineering and manufacturing ensures that all of these products stand out among the competitors and provide both quality and value, season after season.

Products Featured at the 2019 SEMA Show:                                    

The Ultra-Slim Lightbar Series (DL-US) has a spot beam pattern and is available in 6 different lengths, from 7.25 inches to 50.25 inches. These lightbars are rated IP67, are constructed of black die-cast aluminum, stainless steel hardware, a polycarbonate lens and integrated-epoxy encapsulated electronics. The slim fit is ideal for installation into tight applications when additional off-road lighting is desired, without the need for an obtrusive or large lightbar system.

The Dual Row Lightbar Series (DL-DR) features a combination of 90 degree flood and 8 degree spot beam patterns, and is available in 7 different lengths, from 8 inches to 52 inches. They are constructed of black die-cast aluminum, stainless steel hardware, a polycarbonate lens and integrated-epoxy encapsulated electronics. These lightbars are rated IP67 and have a military breather port that allows moisture to escape and eliminate fogging. The combination beam pattern and dual-row LEDs provide extra illumination and lighting coverage for off-road use.

The Dual Row Cube Lights (DL-CL1) are 2.75 by 4 inches in size (including the bracket) and come with 6 LEDs. These bright cube lights provide 2,520 raw lumens with a 90 degree flood beam pattern and total of 36 watts. Made with integrated-epoxy encapsulated electronics, a polycarbonate lens and aluminum housing construction, these durable cube lights are rated IP67 and are sold as a pair. They are the ideal addition to any vehicle desiring off-road lighting.

Replacement LED Headlight Bulbs (DL-H) come in single and dual-beam options at a great value. These bright lights are designed to fit into tight spaces with a compact design that doesn’t compromise performance. By engineering a high density fin design, these bulbs stay as cool or even cooler than traditional LED bulbs with bulky heat sinks or messy braid designs. The light output is equally impressive with a total of 6,000 lumens of cool white (6500K) illumination per pair using 20 watts per bulb. Kits are available in the most common headlight sizes.

CANBUS Decoders (DL-HD) will complete a replacement headlight installation and are used with vehicles that have CANBUS systems that monitor the headlights. These decoders are plug-n-play connectors that stop the headlights from flashing and come in a pair with either single-beam or dual-beam options.

The SEMA Show, hosted November 5th - November 8th, is one of the largest trade shows in the world and attracts the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place. The event also provides educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and much more. Metra Electronics will have two booths at the event displaying all of their new products from their 12volt brands. See the new Daytona Lights™ product line at Metra’s main booth 11639 in the North Hall and powersports, truck and off-road accessories booth 37017 in the South Hall Upper.  The full Daytona Lights catalog will be available at  MetraOnline.com on the opening day of the show and in both show booths.

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 - April 2017 – Metra Electronics will be showing off its head turning custom built vehicles at this year’s Jeep Beach in Daytona Beach, Fla.

This is one of the largest Jeep only events in the area, running from April 25 - 30, 2017. Metra Electronics, along with its lighting accessories brand, Heise, and mobile electronics school, the Installer Institute, will have a double booth setup at the main event inside the Daytona International Speedway. Events and meet-ups run all week long, with the final main event inside the Speedway on Friday and Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

About the Show Vehicles

Deadpool, a custom built rock bouncer owned by Mike Morris from Dirty Rat Creations and Outcast Gear, will be on display. This vehicle was built by Angry Fab and features products from sponsors Scott Goforth Tires, Bartact, Raceline Wheels, Yukon Gear and Axle, and Metra Electronics. Look for the Deadpool on display at the Metra Electronics booth.

Other vehicles on display include the Bad Boy side-by-side, the Shok Heise Jeep Wrangler and several other modified Jeeps. The Shok Heise Jeep is outfitted with Heise LED lighting accessories, including several LED light bars, round LED driving lights, Jeep mounting brackets and other custom yet functional updates that Jeep fans will love. The Bad Boy side-by-side uses aftermarket accessories from the new Metra PowerSports product line. Photos from the event will be posted at Facebook.com/MetraElectronics. 

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, FL - July 2017 – Metra Electronics will be teaching two vendor training courses at KnowledgeFest in Dallas, TX from August 11-14, 2017. This industry event is hosted by the Mobile Electronics Association at the Dallas Convention Center and features a full schedule of educational training for 12 volt installers. Metra’s Installer Institute, an accredited school for Mobile Electronics, will also be at the show giving information about their school’s programs and continuing education courses. Both the Installer Institute and Metra Electronics will be at booth #316.

“AX-DSP - Upgrade your digitally amplified system without the hassle” will be taught by Jason Anderson on August 12 from 4:45pm to 5:45pm. How do you effectively install aftermarket amps and speakers in vehicles with digital amplifiers? The new AX-DSP from Axxess Interfaces is the solution to this problem that installers have been dealing with for years. 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 amps while retaining the use of the OE radio controls. Installers no longer have to buy summing devices, processors, or DSP’s, and then spend hours wiring up and troubleshooting. Installers should attend this training seminar at the 2017 summer Knowledgefest event to find out how the AX-DSP can save time, money and headaches in the installation bay. Attendees can reserve their seat for this class online at: http://knowledgefest.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=113&Itemid=332.

The second class, “Metra/Axxess 101: Back to the Basics”, will be taught by Juan Lugo on Sunday, August 13 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. This class will cover basic install techniques and topics such as wiring up combo amplified /non-amplified harnesses, initialization of various interfaces, audio adjustments to interfaces, and the use and operation of the new Axxess App and PC updater program. The class will also discuss the new AX-DSP, TurboTouch Kits and various other new products from Metra Electronics. KnowledgeFest attendees can reserve their seat for this training session at: http://knowledgefest.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=172&Itemid=332.

Please visit the following websites for more information:

KnowledgeFest event information, schedule and registration: KnowledgeFest.org

Installer Institute’s programs and courses for mobile electronics: InstallerInstitute.com

The new Axxess Digital Signal Processor (AX-DSP) from Metra Electronics: AxxessDSP.com

SEMA Show 2018 New Product Rollout for Radio Replacement Turbo2 ® Kits and TurboKits ®

Holly Hill, Fla. – October 30, 2018 – Metra Electronics ® is introducing dashboard kits at the 2018 SEMA Show with two new Turbo2 ® Kits and twenty new TurboKits ® joining their extensive product line. Dash kits will cover select Acura MDX, Cadillac XLR, Chevrolet S-10, GMC Sonoma, Isuzu Hombre, Dodge Charger, Dakota and Magnum, Ford F-150 and Bronco, Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300, Kia Rio, Mazda 3, Nissan NP300, Subaru Legacy and Outback, and Toyota Highlander, Sequoia and Tundra models. Turbo2 dash kits with integrated electronics are debuting for Kia Optima and Hyundai Santa Fe. A speaker adapter for multiple Toyota car models will also be introduced at the show. “As the leader in 12 volt vehicle installation accessories and dash kits, Metra continues to develop new solutions for installers throughout the year, in addition to major announcements for SEMA and CES trade show events,” says Colin Ehrhardt, Director of Research and Technical Services at Metra Electronics. Metra’s kits are proudly made in the U.S. using high-quality ABS plastic and engineered to provide a perfect fit so that the factory dashboard contours perfectly with no gaps between the dash and kit.

New Turbo2 Kits for Kia Optima and Hyundai Santa Fe:

Two new Turbo2 dash kits with integrated electronics are coming soon. These kits include the Axxess ASWC-1 to retain the factory steering wheel controls and feature integrated electronics with laser etched graphics that retain the factory climate control display.

Hyundai Santa Fe 2017-2018 (non-amplified models with factory auto climate control)

● 99-7385B is designed for Single-DIN and Double-DIN radio installation
● Painted scratch-resistant matte black to match the factory finish

Kia Optima 2017-up* (non-amplified models with factory auto climate control)

● 99-7384B is designed for Single-DIN and Double-DIN radio installation
● Retains the factory backup camera, and also includes an AX-CAM6V step-down converter for the factory camera
● Painted scratch-resistant matte black to match the factory finish

New TurboKits from Metra Electronics:

Acura MDX 2007-2013

● 95-7820B is designed for a Double-DIN radio installation
● 99-7820B is designed for a Single-DIN radio installation and includes a pocket
● Painted scratch-resistant matte black

Cadillac XLR 2004-2009

● 99-2026B is designed for Single-DIN and Double-DIN radio installation
● Painted scratch-resistant matte black
● Two trim plates are included to cover different climate controls available

Chevrolet S-10 Blazer / Pick-up Truck 1998-2002, GMC Sonoma 1998-2002 and Isuzu

Hombre 1998-2000

● 95-3027 is designed for a Double-DIN radio installation
● High polish finish for a clean aftermarket look
● Detailed instructions explain small modifications to the factory dash panel and an included trim panel covers the cut

Chrysler 300 2005-2007

● 99-6550B has parts provided for the installation of Single-DIN and Double-DIN radios
● Painted scratch-resistant matte black
● Engineered for the new factory panel design with aftermarket DDIN radio opening

Dodge Charger and Dodge Magnum 2005-2007

● New design of factory panel with aftermarket Double-DIN radio opening
● 95-6548B is painted scratch-resistant matte black
● 99-6548CF has a carbon fiber water transfer finish
● 99-6548S is painted bright silver

Dodge Dakota 2001-2004 and Dodge Durango 2001-2003

● 95-6547B is designed for a Double-DIN radio installation
● Painted scratch-resistant matte black
● Detailed instructions explain small modifications to the factory dash panel and an included cutting template and trim panel to cover the cut makes this installation easier Jeep Grand Cherokee 1999-2004
● 95-6546B is designed for a Double-DIN radio installation
● Painted scratch-resistant matte black
● A new trim panel provides the DDIN opening and ability to retain factory air vents

Jeep Wrangler 1997-2002

● 95-6549 is designed for a Double-DIN radio installation
● Textured to match the factory finish.
● Large replacement panel provides the ability for DDIN without major custom work

Ford Bronco 1992-1996, F-Series Trucks 1997 (F-250 and F-350)

● 95-5701 is designed for a Double-DIN radio installation
● Textured to match the factory finish
● Detailed instructions explain small modifications to the factory dash panel and an included trim panel covers the cut

Kia Rio 2018

● 95-7391B is designed for a Double-DIN radio installation
● 99-7391B is designed for a Single-DIN radio installation and includes a pocket
● Painted scratch-resistant matte black

Mazda 3 2014-up*

● 95-7526B is designed for a Double-DIN radio installation with an “L” shaped chassis design, with the radio chassis at the bottom of the screen. Currently, the Alpine INE-W967HD and iLX-107 have this design
● 99-7526B is designed for a Single-DIN radio installation and includes a pocket
● Custom textures and painted scratch-resistant matte black to match factory appearance

Nissan NP300 2017-up*

● 99-7634B has parts provided for the installation of Single-DIN and Double-DIN radios
● Painted scratch-resistant matte black
● International application (not found in USA)
Subaru Legacy and Outback 2018-up* (all models except 2.5i)
● 95-8909HG is designed for a Double-DIN radio installation
● 99-8909HG is designed for a Single-DIN radio installation and includes a pocket
● Painted high gloss black with silver trim

Toyota Highlander (without Navigation) 2001-2007, Sequoia 2003-2007, and Tundra 2003-2006

● 99-8268 combines several model applications into one multi-kit
● Parts provided for the installation of Single-DIN and Double-DIN radios
● Textured to match the factory finish
● Does not require the factory brackets for DDIN

Toyota Speaker Adapter

● The 82-8152 fits Toyota Camry (rear location) 2002-2011, Corolla (rear location) 2003-2013, Solara (rear location) 2004-2009, Yaris (lift-back, rear location) 2007-2015 and Yaris (sedan, rear location) 2007-2013
● Designed for the installation of aftermarket 6x9” speakers
● Sold as a pair with no additional hardware necessary
● Commonly used with Metra Electronics speaker harness 72-8104

All of the new products will be on display at SEMA in the Metra Electronics main booth 11629 (North Hall). Metra’s off-road, truck and powersports accessories will be at booth 37011 in the South Hall Upper Level. *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 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.

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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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.

Holly Hill, Fla. – October 9, 2019 – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive solutions, is introducing Heise® High Performance Trailer Lights and Accessories under their existing Heise LED Lighting Systems® brand. Aftermarket trailer customization presents a growing opportunity for installers due to the growing number of non-commercial drivers purchasing trailers to haul their ATVs, UTVs, boats and other cargo, in addition to commercial drivers looking to upgrade their fleet vehicles. Metra is meeting this demand with a new product line that includes products ranging from universal trailer LED marker lights, clearance lights and lightbar brackets to work lights, lighting connection accessories and more. iBEAM® commercial-grade safety products designed for large vehicles are also available in this lineup and new hardware from The Install Bay® offers a convenient “one-stop-shop” for installation professionals to order everything they need from one place. New products will be on display with Metra Electronics at the 2019 SEMA Show and in a new trailer catalog, available at MetraOnline.com on the opening day of the show.

Heise Rear Trailer LEDs Lights

To illuminate the rear of the trailer, Heise has 6-inch oval trailer lights with 14 LEDs, with and without rubber grommets that are sonically sealed and weather resistant. The 6-inch oval trailer lights with the rubber grommets are available in red (HE-TR6001), amber (HE-TR6002) or white (HE-TR6003) LED colors respectively for vehicle braking/turning/taillight, turning or backup functions. The 6-inch oval trailer lights without the rubber grommets also come in red (HE-TR6005), amber (HE-TR6006) or white (HE-TR6007) LED colors respectively for vehicle braking/turning/taillight, turning or backup functions. For oval trailer lights that include LED stop/turn/taillight and backup lights, Heise offers the HE-TR6004. This 6-inch oval backup light, without grommets, has 10 red LEDs for the stop/turn/taillight functions that surround 4 white backup light LEDs and are sonically sealed and weather resistant.

To add more options for the rear of the trailer, Heise offers 4-inch round trailer lights with 14 LEDs with and without rubber grommets that are sonically sealed and weather resistant. These 4-inch round trailer lights with the rubber grommets are available in red (HE-TR4001), amber (HE-TR4002) or white (HE-TR4003) LED colors respectively for vehicle braking/turning/taillight, turning or backup functions. The 4-inch round trailer lights without the rubber grommets also come in red (HE-TR4005), amber (HE-TR4006) or white (HE-TR4007) LED colors.  For round trailer lights that include LED stop/turn/tail and backup lights, Heise offers the HE-TR4004. This 4-inch round backup light, without grommets, has 10 red LEDs for the stop/turn/taillight functions that surround 4 white backup light LEDs and are sonically sealed and weather resistant.

For more visible braking, turning and backup lights, Heise’s new HE-TR1501 thinline light LED bar is only 1-inch tall but features 13 bright LEDs. With 10 red LEDs for the stop/turn and taillight functions that surround 3 white backup light LEDs, this lightbar cannot be missed on the road.

Heise Marker Lights

Heise’s new rectangle marker lights with reflectors function as both a clearance light and a side marker light when properly mounted. In red (HE-TRRF01) and amber (HE-TRRF02), these lights have the 2 LEDs and reflectors combined in one.

Heise’s marker clearance lights also come in 2.5-inch round marker lights with 9 LEDs, with and without rubber grommets. The 2.5-inch round marker lights with the rubber grommets are available in red (HE-TR2501), amber (HE-TR2502) or white (HE-TR2503) LED colors. The 2.5-inch round marker lights without rubber grommets are also available in red (HE-TR2504), amber (HE-TR2505) or white (HE-TR2506) LED colors.

In addition to the 2.5-inch round marker clearance lights, they also come in 2-inch and .75-inch sizes. The 2-inch round marker clearance lights are available with 6 LEDs in red (HE-TR2001), amber (HE-TR2002) or white (HE-TR2003) LED colors. The .75-inch round marker clearance lights come with 3 LEDs in red (HE-TR7501), amber (HE-TR7502) or white (HE-TR7503) LED colors.

Heise Work Lights

Heise’s existing lineup of work lights are idea for trailers and commercial heavy equipment vehicles. They come in black die-cast aluminum housing in 4.75-inch diagonal, 3.625 by 2-inch and 3.625 by 1.75-inch sizes. Each working light is rated IP67 with stainless 316 hardware and integrated-epoxy encapsulated electronics.

Vehicle Safety and Connection Accessories from iBEAM

Reducing blindspots in large trailers or commercial vehicles is a growing priority for drivers. iBEAM has several commercial wireless monitors and cameras designed for larger vehicles where running wires isn't possible or easy. iBEAM also has several heavy-duty cameras with night vision designed specifically for larger commercial vehicles. These existing solutions are included in the new trailer line and new camera connection accessories will be introduced at SEMA.

To allow drivers to quickly power, connect and disconnect the cameras when hooking or unhooking from trailers and other electrical devices, Metra is featuring a new quick disconnect cable and pair of brackets from iBEAM. The new TE-TCEX-1 is a quick disconnect cable with water-resistant seals that has 32 feet of cable to run through the truck to the monitor with a maximum of 10 additional feet of extendable coil at the hitch. The new TE-TRBRKT is a pair of trailer quick disconnect brackets. They are made of heavy-duty metal and have an open slot on the mounting bracket for the disconnects that makes running the cable much easier. These products work together to make connecting and disconnecting the camera from the trailer easier and safer for everyone involved.

Trailer Wiring and Installation Accessories from The Install Bay

New trailer wiring will include a variety of options for installers to provide everything needed for integrating electrical aftermarket parts. New products include, all copper hook-up wire, trailer connectors (with copper internals), all copper trailer wiring plugs (for basic hook-up of the 3 lighting functions), all copper trailer harness (for custom harness applications), all copper trailer wire (for RVs, boats and utility trailers), copper and all copper jacketed primary wire (for auto/truck/construction and light marine), and finally bulk trailer wire colors (for electrical usage in fleet vehicles).

Additional accessories range from connectors, terminals, cables and tubing, to hardware kits and tools. Two featured must-need accessories are the Brake Light Flasher (IBBLF) for use with non-LED third brake lights and the Strobe Flash Controller (IBLEDBLF) for use with LED third brake lights to flash the third brake light for extra visibility. With a wide range of installation accessories from Metra’s 12volt brands, Metra’s new line of trailer accessories is a one-stop-shop for lighting, safety and aftermarket installation projects. 

Metra Electronics will showcase these new products at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas from November 5th - 8th at booth 37017 in the South Hall Upper Level with their off-road, truck and powersports products. They will also be at Metra’s main booth 11639 in the North Hall.

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 - January 5, 2018 – T-Spec and Raptor by Metra Electronics are both adding new 6-channel RCAs to their car audio product lines at CES 2018. T-Spec’s new v10 Series Audio Cables feature dual twist for improved noise rejection and an ultra-flexible PVC blended jacket. T-Spec’s patented, high-tolerance, compact, machined metal end uses a quad-split tip for maximum contact area. These cables are BC-5W2 marine compliant and can can be used on boats and powersports applications. The V10RCA-617 is 17 feet (5.18 meters) and packaged in T-Spec’s signature high-end retail box. T-Spec is best known for their competition rated car audio products built for ultimate performance.

Raptor’s new 6-channel RCA audio cables will launch under their Mid Series product line, and feature a dual twist, compact tip design and flexible construction. The RCAs are color coded for easy channel identification. The R4RCA617 is 17 feet (5.18 meters) and offers enhanced sound quality at an affordable price.

See both of the new 6-channel RCA audio cables at the Metra Electronics booth #5211 in the North Hall at CES, January 9-12, 2018. These new products will also be available to view online or in the Metra Electronics New Product Guide, which will be released on opening day of the show. Visit TSpecOnline.com and RaptorOnline.com to learn more.

Holly Hill, Fla. –  October 16, 2019 –  Metra Electronics® will debut a new set of universal 7-inch replacement headlights with an RGB backlit LED to give owners more styles and custom color choices for their vehicle in addition to an RGB LED headlight and fog light kit. These universal lights will fit most of the newer Jeep Wrangler® models (including the 2018-up* JL with use of adapter) and other vehicle applications with a 7-inch round headlight and 4-inch round fog light. Additional accessories including fog light adapter harnesses and connectors will also be available. An 8 gang switch panel designed for outdoor vehicles from Heise® will also be introduced to integrate lighting control for aftermarket add-ons. These products will join Metra’s large display of off-road, truck, Jeep® and powersports products at the 2019 SEMA Show in booth 37017 in the South Hall Upper Level and also be at their main booth 11639 in the North Hall.

RGB Backlit LED Headlight (JP-704RGB)

The new JP-704RGB replacement headlight set features backlit (15) 5-watt RGB LEDs in each light and produces 4,000 lumens for the high beam and 2,200 lumens for the low beam. The virtually unbreakable polycarbonate lens cover makes this the ideal off-road solution for trail riding Jeep owners. The HE-CBRGB controller is sold separately and required for operation of the RGB lights, which allows the user to change colors, sync to music and more from the Heise RGB app, available for Android® and iOS® devices. The control box is sealed so that it can be mounted in an engine compartment without fear of failure and features a simple two wire connection. This headlight set also works with Heise’s existing RGB accent lights, plus Infinite Series lightbars and cube style lights with RGB backlit LEDs, allowing an entire system to be synced using the HE-CBRGB controller.

RGB LED Headlight and Fog Light Kit (JP-706RGBKT)

A different style of 7-inch headlights with addressable RGB LEDs will be introduced in the JP-706RGBKT kit, which features (9) 5-watt LEDs in each headlight. The headlights produce 3,600 lumens of illumination for the high beam and 2,400 lumens for the low beam. This kit also includes a set of matching 4-inch fog lights with RGB LED lights and the RGB controller. The fog lights have (6) 5-watt LEDs each that produce 1,400 lumens of illumination. Drivers will be able to change the color of their lights with the swipe of a finger with 120 different color changing patterns that can sync to music and are controlled via the Car Light mobile app, available for Android® and iOS® devices. Both of the new RGB replacement headlights are rated IP67 and use the standard H4 connectors.

Adapter Harness for Fog Lights

The new JP-JWFLAH is a simple plug-n-play 9145 to PSX24W connector adapter harness for Jeep Wrangler 2010 and up* JK and JL models that comes in a 2-pack. This harness is designed for use with specific Heise (HE-JWBFL01, HE-JWSFL01, or HE-JWBFL02) or Metra Jeep Accessories (JP-706RGBKT) fog lights only.

H4 Connector to H13 Connector

The new JP-H4H13DE is designed for 7-inch headlights in 2007-up* Jeep Wrangler JK models. This set comes with 2 adapters and 2 CANBUS decoders to eliminate the bulb out warning light and flickering of headlights when replacing factory lights with aftermarket lights.

Heise® 8 Gang Switch Panel

Integrate lighting control into any Jeep model with Heise’s universal control panel that can fit into the dash panel, center console, vehicle pillar or even the overhead sunglass holder. This gang switch panel system controls up to 8 different auxiliary LED lights or electrical devices and has 50 different switch stickers included for customization. Blue LED backlighting illuminates the switches and it can handle all types of 12V DC accessories. The panel is ideal for applications such as cars, trucks, Jeeps®, ATVs/UTVs, RVs and even boat installations. The compact control panel measures 2.6 by 4.6 inches while the under-hood mounted control box has a 4.2 by 7.5 inch footprint.

Metra Electronics® will showcase these new products at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas from November 5th - 8th at booth 37017 in the South Hall Upper with their off-road, truck, Jeep® and powersports products. They will also be at Metra’s main booth 11639 in the North Hall. A new catalog for Metra’s Jeep® Accessories will also be released on the opening day of the show and available for download at MetraPowerSports.com.

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

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® 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 - October 2017 – Metra Electronics, a leading manufacturer for aftermarket car audio installation accessories, is introducing ten new speaker adapters for several late model luxury cars and other popular vehicle applications. The speaker adapters will be on display October 31 to November 3 at the 2017 SEMA Show at booth #11639 in the North Hall. Booth #35227 in the South Hall will have Metra’s off-road, powersports and truck accessories.

Speaker Adapters for Luxury Models

For Audi A3 and A4 2000 - 2010 models, the 82-9101 includes a break-away tab design that allows flexibility for installation of aftermarket 6 inch to 6 ¾ inch speakers in the front and rear doors. The 82-9102 is for Audi A3 and A4 1996 - 2001 models, and includes a break-away tab design for aftermarket 6 inch to 6 ¾ inch speakers in the rear doors. For Lexus RX300 1999 - 2003 models, the 82-8151 includes break-away tabs for installation of aftermarket 6 inch to 6 ¾ inch speakers in the front doors.

Four new speaker adapters will debut for Mercedes-Benz C-Class and E-Class models. The 82-8701 is for Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2007 - 2017 models and the  82-8702  is for  2000 - 2011 models, with a break-away tab design for aftermarket 6 inch to 6 ¾ inch speakers in the front doors. The 82-8703 is for 5 ¼ inch speakers in the rear doors for Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2000 - 2011 models. The 82-8704 allows installers to upgrade to aftermarket 6 ½ inch to 6 ¾ inch speakers in the rear deck location for Mercedes-Benz E-Class 1995 - 2004 models.

Speaker Adapters for Other Popular Models

Chevrolet Camaro 2010 - 2015 models will now have the 82-3019 speaker adapter, which adapts 6 by 9 inch speakers to the rear deck location. Metra’s existing 82-6901 is available to convert speakers for 6 inch component sets. For Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2007 - 2013 models, the 82-3020 offers a break-away tab for installation of 6 inch to 6 ¾ inch speakers in the front doors. For Kia 2014 - up* models, the 82-7303 includes a break-away tab for aftermarket 6 inch to 6 ¾ inch speakers in the front doors.

One pair of adapters is included with each part number. *Visit MetraOnline.com for up-to-date vehicle specific applications and to see additional accessories to make installation easier for installers. Download Metra’s SEMA New Products catalog at http://www.metraonline.com/catalogs, which will be released on 10/31/17.

Holly Hill, FL - May 2018 – The outside sales team for Metra Electronics will be on the road in a new fleet of branded trucks, decked out with the latest aftermarket products from their 12 volt brands. The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado trucks have headed out to cover different regions around the United States. “By using and experiencing our solutions firsthand, our sales team will be better positioned to showcase our products to customers. It’s one thing to show a product in the box, but now our outside sales representatives will be able to show products which have been installed into the vehicle and integrated with factory and aftermarket systems,” says Jake Bates, VP of Sales at Metra Electronics.

            The trucks are outfitted with Heise LED Lighting Systems throughout, with replacement headlight and fog light bulbs, an 8-pod RGB rock light kit, a tailgate lightbar and track, LED strip lighting in the bed of the truck, accent lights in the interior and a 30” Blackout Series dual row LED light bar in the front grill. On top of the Rhino Rack are two 39.5” Slimline single row LED light bars, two 22” Blackout Series dual row lightbars, amber cube spot lights, green high output LED hunting cube flood beam lights, cube flood lights, roll bar clamps and mounts. Switches from The Install Bay are located inside the truck bed to control the lighting.

            To increase driver safety and visibility, the trucks have iBeam Vehicle Safety Systems integrated into the new radio. The 360 degree 3D view camera system (TE-360-3D) gives drivers a bird’s eye view of the vehicle using four aftermarket camera feeds. The rear-view camera has been customized to fit into the tailgate handle for an unobtrusive yet OEM style look. The iBeam Microwave Blind Spot Detection System (TE-BSM) has also been added to assist with lane changing. Activated by turn signal triggers, the system's two microwave sensors will warn the driver of vehicles in their blind spots via LED visual indicators on either side of the vehicle and also with an audible alert.

            A new radio was installed using the 95-3016G Metra TurboKit for the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado with Metra’s speaker adapters and speaker harnesses. For seamless integration, the GMOS-LAN-09 interface from Axxess was installed with the ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Interface to retain factory functions for the new head unit. A vehicle-specific USB Hub Replacement Knockout from Axxess (AX-GMUSBAUX-3) was added to retain the auxiliary jack, two USBs and an HDMI port.

The Metra trucks would not be complete without an updated sound system. To improve the sound quality, the Axxess Digital Signal Processor (AX-DSP) was installed with both the two and four channel Micro-Power Amplifiers by Metra PowerSports (MPS-AMP100X2 and MPS-AMP60X4). The system is powered by Shuriken High Performance Batteries with T-Spec wiring, fuse holder and distribution blocks. A License Plate Kit (SDHP-LIC) from the Ballistic Hollow Point Series is used for vibration and sound damping. Team Metra’s trucks will be on the road this week and making appearances at industry events and shows. Follow the #TeamMetra hashtag and Metra Electronics 12 volt brands on social media to see more images of the trucks.

Now Available for Mustang, Tacoma, Sequoia and Tundra Models

Holly Hill, Fla. – September 17, 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-TO1 and the 108-TO2 are both plastic dash kits available in several painted options to match different models for Toyota Tacoma, Sequoia and Tundra. The 108-FD4CH is a TurboTouch® kit with an integrated touchscreen and interface designed for Ford Mustang 2010-2014 models.

The 108-TO1 premium dash kit is available in three colors: matte black, high gloss black and high gloss charcoal and fits Toyota Sequoia models 2008-up* and Toyota Tundra models 2007-2013. The 108-TO2 premium dash kit is available in black and high gloss charcoal and fits Toyota Tacoma models 2012-2015. 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.

For Ford Mustang 2010-2014 models, the 108-FD4CH TurboTouch kit has 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. It also features an Axxess interface built into the touchscreen with ASWC technology to retain the factory steering wheel audio controls. An antenna adapter is included and the dash kit provides NAV outputs for parking brake, reverse and speed sense, along with 12-volt 10-amp accessory power. This kit is painted charcoal to match the factory finish.

108-TO1 Product Specifications

●      Dash kit designed specifically for the installation of the Pioneer DMH-C5500NEX 8-inch radio. Fits Toyota Sequoia 2008-up* and Toyota Tundra 2007-2013.

●      Available in three colors:

○      108-TO1B - matte black

○      108-TO1HG - high gloss black

○      108-TO1CHG - high gloss charcoal (matches 2010-up*)

108-TO2 Product Specifications

●      Dash kit designed specifically for the installation of the Pioneer DMH-C5500NEX 8-inch radio. Fits Toyota Tacoma 2012-2015.

●      Available in two colors:

○      108-TO2B - black

○      108-TO2CHG - high gloss charcoal

108-FD4CH Product Specifications

Dash kit designed specifically for the installation of the Pioneer DMH-C5500NEX 8-inch radio. Fits Ford Mustang 2010-2014.

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

●       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

●        Painted charcoal to match the factory finish

These new kits are now shipping and available from authorized Metra Dealers. *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.

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, Fla. – November 1, 2019 – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket dashboard kits, is excited to feature 20 new vehicle-specific dash kits designed specifically for the Pioneer Modular Solutions DMH-C5500NEX 8-inch touchscreen in-dash receiver, expanding more than 30 different popular vehicle models. These patent-pending kits allow installers to seamlessly install the modular Pioneer touchscreen display panel into customers’ vehicles with minor or no dashboard modifications, making for a more cost-effective installation process. Several kits are available in multiple color options to maintain the cosmetic appearance to match the factory color and finish for different trim level options.

Metra’s plastic TurboKits® are proudly made in the USA with the highest quality ABS plastic using injection molding technology to ensure a superior design and fit. 14 TurboKits fit select models for Jeep Wrangler, Ford F-150 and Super Duty, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, and Toyota’s Tacoma, Tundra, Highlander, Corolla and Camry. Additionally, Metra is featuring 6 new TurboTouch® dash kits to fit select Dodge Ram, Ford F-150 and Ford Mustang models. TurboTouch dash kits feature integrated electronics and have a 4.3 inch touchscreen display and buttons that retain and control most climate vehicle customization functions normally lost when removing the factory radio. An Axxess® interface is built into the touchscreen and Axxess ASWC technology retains the factory steering wheel audio controls. These kits also include the antenna adapter and wiring harness and are Micro “B” USB updatable.

Metra began shipping several of the kits for the Pioneer DMH-C5500NEX in the Spring of 2019 and has been releasing new models each month. Now, installers will be able to see all of the existing and new Metra engineered solutions for this unique 8-inch Pioneer in-dash receiver on display at the SEMA Show. In addition to these 20 vehicle-specific models, Metra has introduced a universal trim ring and universal mounting kit for the Pioneer DMH-C5500NEX to cover even more vehicle applications.

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

108-CH1B - Now Shipping

Jeep Wrangler 2011-2017, JK 2018 (only)

 

108-FD3B - Now Shipping

Ford F-150 2013-2014 (with CD player, without color screen)

Ford F-150 XL 2009-2013 (with CD player)

Ford F-150 XLT 2009-2012 (without NAV)

 

108-FD7B - Coming Soon

Ford Super-Duty F-250/350/450/550 XL 2017-UP* (without color screen)

 

108-GM1G - Now Shipping

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LD

Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

GMC Sierra 2500/3500 2015-2018

GMC Sierra 1500 2014-2018

GMC Sierra 1500 Limited 2019

 

108-GM2B - Now Shipping

Chevrolet Tahoe, Avalanche and Silverado 2007-2014 (with center console)

GMC Yukon and Sierra 2007-2014 (with center console)

 

108-TO1B, 108TO1HG, 108-TOYCHG - Now Shipping

Toyota Tundra 2007-2013

Toyota Sequoia 2018-UP*

 

108-TO2B, 108TO2CHG - Now Shipping

Toyota Tacoma 2012-2015

 

108-TO3B, TO3BR - Coming Soon

Toyota Highlander 2008-2012

 

108-TO4 - Coming Soon

Toyota Camry 2015-2017

 

108-TO5HG - Coming Soon

Toyota Corolla Hatchback 2019-UP*

Toyota Corolla 2020-UP*

TurboTouch Kit Part Numbers and Vehicle Models:

108-CH2B - Now Shipping

Dodge Ram 1500/2500/3500 2013-2017 (with 5” or 8” touchscreen)

 

108-FD1CH - Now Shipping

Ford F-150 2015-2017

Ford F-250/350/450/550 XL 2017-2018 (base model “XL” with CD “XLT”)

 

108-FD2B - Now Shipping

Ford F-150 2013-2014 (with 4.3” screen)

 

108-FD4CH - Now Shipping

Ford Mustang 2010-2014

 

108-FD5CH - Coming Soon

Ford Mustang 2015-UP* (with 4.2” screen)

 

108-FD6CH - Coming Soon

Ford Mustang 2015-UP*

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

These kits will be on display at 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 opening day of the show.

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. – October 2, 2018 – Metra Electronics®, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive solutions, will introduce more than 100 new products from their 12volt brands at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. All of the new products will be on display at the main Metra Electronics booth #11639 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center from October 30th to November 2nd. Metra’s off-road, truck and powersports accessories will also be on display at booth #37011 in the South Hall Upper Level. Vehicles sponsored by Metra Electronics and Heise LED Lighting® will be showcased throughout the event, many of which will be outside the convention center within the show area.

New product highlights include high-tech safety solutions and convenience upgrades from iBEAM Vehicle Safety Systems®, new Metra TurboKits® and Turbo2 Kits® for radio replacement, additions to the latest vehicle integration product lines by Axxess®, and a wide range of truck, powersports and off-road accessories. Metra PowerSports® will debut new motorcycle integration accessories and replacement lights, along with audio and aftermarket solutions for ATVs, UTVs and side-by-sides. Heise LED Lighting will debut new lightbars, headlights, and Jeep lighting accessories to complement new Jeep dash kits, a reverse camera mounting and integration solution, and vehicle-specific mounts that will also be introduced from Metra Electronics. The Install Bay® will also introduce new power inverters, switch panels, voltage indicators, inline fuse holders, silicone speaker baffles, terminal connector kits, waterproof connectors, fuse kits and replacement LED headlights. Additional product information will be released from each brand closer to the show.

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.

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