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 Post subject: Removing radio
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:01 pm 
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How difficult is it to remove these radios? Reason I ask is mine is at the dealership and they are changing the radio due to failed update and they proceeded to break every trim piece around the radio. Looks as if the plastic clips were stronger than the panels themselves. Anyone else run into this removing the radio?


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 Post subject: Re: Removing radio
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:12 pm 
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It is a PITA and you have to be careful with the clips. I broke one on the long trim piece that runs from center to the door on passenger side.

I do not have time to go over what needs to be removed and the order, but you can see what needs to be done looking at the parts diagrams here: http://www.tonkinonlineparts.com


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 Post subject: Re: Removing radio
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:46 pm 
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This might help a little... just on the wrong side!

https://sites.google.com/site/udcaus/ho ... structions

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 Post subject: Re: Removing radio
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:06 pm 
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I should forward to the dealer. They broke at least 5 panels.


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 Post subject: Re: Removing radio
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:44 pm 
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arizona wrote:
I should forward to the dealer. They broke at least 5 panels.


They are going to replace them on thier dime, correct? They broke it, so they have to replace it.

If they would have looked at the parts diagram they should not have damaged any parts. Also correct body panel tools as well. Yes I broke only one clip, but that maybe due to the cold weather. You can get the body panel tools at Harbor Freight for like $10.


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 Post subject: Re: Removing radio
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:43 pm 
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Yep, its on their dime. I could understand 1 clip or two but all of the panels surrounding the radio, no. Just wondering if the same is going to happen to me when I remove it and send it in, lol.


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 Post subject: Re: Removing radio
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:11 pm 
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Probably not... you are going to be alot more careful, because it's yours... they just yank, because they know their employer will replace it...

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 Post subject: Re: Removing radio
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It's not that hard, but I've taken my radio out several times. One thing to be careful is that they make sure to disconnect the antenna on the drivers side and the radio harness on the passenger side first. I broke the antenna connector on my original connector thinking it was located in the rear. When I pulled the radio out, the antenna connector snapped.


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 Post subject: Re: Removing radio
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:12 am 
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Hey Greg, any tips for just getting to the side of the radio on the 9c1
Everything I can find looks like a 9c3 console.

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 Post subject: Re: Removing radio
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:50 am 
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Solardude wrote:
Hey Greg, any tips for just getting to the side of the radio on the 9c1
Everything I can find looks like a 9c3 console.



Remove the plastic panels on each side of the center dash. They just pull right off. It easily snaps back in. On the drivers side of the radio, you'll be able to see the antenna connector. You have to push on a tab and pull to remove it. On the passenger side, if you lower the glove compartment after removing the panel, you'll be able to see the radio harness. It won't pull out just by pulling on it. Theres a lever that needs to be swung open from the bottom of the harness to get the harness to release from the radio.


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