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Unread 07-10-2007, 07:20 PM   #1
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Help removing overhead console

I posted this in the audio section, but does anyone know how to remove the overhead console? I pulled gently down on the front on the sides and it popped down about an inch but then stopped. I don't want to force anything. The rear of the console stayed tucked up in the headliner. Thoughts? I'm trying to hardwire my Valentine One without having to run the wires down to the fusebox. Thanks!

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Unread 07-11-2007, 04:38 AM   #2
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I just did this last week. I was able to get most of the console down by gently pulling and wiggling it until I could expose the wires that are on the front passenger side of the console. You may want to try something plastic to help pry the back down. I wasn't able to get the back down all the way, but I was still able to access the wires towards the front and make the connection with a t-tap. Everything just snapped back into place when I was done.
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Unread 07-11-2007, 08:10 AM   #3
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It will come all the way out, it just takes a little force but you shouldn't break it. I hardwired an escort8500 throught the wires in the console. I ended up using the wires on the built in garage door remote box.
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Unread 07-11-2007, 08:11 AM   #4
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Thanks... since I posted this twice on the forum, another guy said that there may be a screw underneath the lens of the lights. I played with those a bit with a small screwdriver but couldn't seem to get them to pop off. I tried wiggling and a little more force and it sounded like fabric was tearing, so I stopped. I'll call my dealer today and see if they can help me.

As for your wiring, did you tap into a wire that is linked to the ACC switch or is it a live-all-the-time wire (like I think the homelink wires are?) If switched, do you remember what color it was so I don't have to monkey around in there? I want mine switched with the ignition. Thanks!
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Unread 07-11-2007, 11:49 AM   #5
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The switched line in mine was the pink and yellow striped wire. I grounded to the screw for the visor.

I heard the same tearing of fabric that you did. I stopped as soon as I heard it, but found that I had enough of the wires exposed to make the connection.
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Unread 07-31-2007, 08:30 PM   #6
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OKay guys, I just did a full post in the other thread under audio or something like that. If you just tug harder, the whole unit pops out. Then I tapped into it. I also showed all pics with descriptions under my galley (search bobh or bobholthaus). Far right wire of homelink (striped) was switched positive and the black wire next to it was the ground. I tapped into those with posi-taps. If you aren't using posi-taps, see www.easternbeaver.com for a complete write up. I just started using these and they are FAR superior to any other wire tap on the market, and I've used a ton of them.
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