Metra Ships New Kits for Older Model SUVs/Trucks

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Metra Audio Kits for Older SUVs, Trucks

Press Release: Holly Hill, FlMetra Electronics, a  leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive solutions, is now shipping two new dashboard panel kits designed to upgrade older model SUVs and trucks with a larger Double-DIN radio. These new solutions give installers an easier way to fit a larger aftermarket radio into the dashboard without labor-intensive custom fabrication, bringing modern technology to older vehicles.


DP-5859 for Ford and Lincoln

Metra’s DP-5859 replacement dashboard panel is custom textured and includes multiple trim panels and brackets to cover different vehicle options and trim levels. It is designed to fit 1997 to 2004 Ford and Lincoln SUVs and trucks. Metra suggests that installers paint the factory vents black to match the new panel. An installation video is available at

DP-5859 Specifications

  • Replacement dash panel for Double-DIN radio
  • Designed to fit:
    • Ford Expedition 1997-2002
    • Ford F-150 1997-2003
    • Ford F-150 Heritage 2004
    • Ford F-250 1998
    • Lincoln Blackwood 2002
    • Lincoln Navigator 1997-2002


DP-6551 for Dodge Ram

The DP-6551 replacement dashboard panel is custom textured and designed to fit select 1998 to 2002 Dodge Ram trucks. Is it not designed for 1998 models with a single knob headlamp switch or 12volt power in the upper right corner of the dashboard*. A product video is available at

DP-6551 Specifications

  • Replacement dash panel for Double-DIN radio
  • Designed to fit*:
    • Dodge Ram 1500 1998-2001
    • Dodge Ram 2500 1998-2002
    • Dodge Ram 3500 1998-2002

These two new dashboard panel kits are in stock and available now.
*See for up-to-date, vehicle specific information and additional fitment details.




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  1. I’m confused on why the Ford DP-5859 exists.. unless these Ford are suffering from bezel failures frequently these days? It doesn’t save any time compared to the 95-5818, still have to cut out the whole radio pocket. Just a more expensive version that isn’t color matched to the vehicle like when you use the OEM bezel with the 5818.

    I like the Ram one, though.

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