Thanks for the reply, I didn't know what term to search for or how universal they were.
Do I need the cage and the release keys, or just the cage? I'm just trying to decide how much money I should really spend on this old head unit.
And with this cage (or any single DIN head unit), does it really just slide into the Metra faceplate then you bend the tabs up to hold it, and thats it? Thats what holds the head unit in place? It just doesn't seem like a very sturdy mount to me, I'm use to it being held in with 4 screws or something along those lines. I just want to make sure I'm not missing any other components to install this properly because as is its just floating in open space which doesn't seem right to me.
I have a Sony cdx unit in my Jeep, and my last 3 vehicles used the same Sony cage design, including my old Ram which I beat the hell out of pulling trees and crap. The cage does a decent enough job of keeping it immobile.
You don't really NEED the "keys" to remove it, a couple thin pieces of sheet metal will do the trick, I even used a couple of butter knives once even though I had keys for it, just because I didn't feel like going to get them and the silverware was closer, lol.
The only benefit the keys really have is they make it slightly easier to pull the stereo out once they undo the tabs.
Once you get the cage, you'll see what I mean.
It sounds like you've got everything you need for install besides the cage.
One bit of advice I have is to actually turn the radio on before you put the dash back in place to make sure your connections are right so you don't have to tear the dash apart again if you missed something!
Also, do you have the factory Infiniti sound upgrade? If so there's a couple of wires you'll have to do differently to turn the amp on, if not, you're good to go.