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Unread 01-10-2007, 08:04 PM   #1
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Gettin' in the dash in the JKU

How do you take apart the center stack to get in behind the radio?

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Unread 01-10-2007, 09:27 PM   #2
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I just installed the Jeep Trail Guide last weekend and had to remove the dash as well. Never doing it before it was trial and error for me...........

On the top center portion (above the radio), take a flat head screwdriver and press in on the back left and back right sides and the top portion of the dash will pop off. You will see two screws, remove them.

On the bottom flat panel right behind the gear shift and below the five buttons, do the same thing and remove the two screws.

Slowly work from the top and pull the dash off. Be aware, the dash only comes off a few inches due to all the wiring.
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Unread 01-11-2007, 03:46 AM   #3
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If you need to get more space, the wiring connectors aren't too hard to remove (they have a red latch slide that locks them) and there are quick-release slots for the two climate control cables...the whole thing can be removed.
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Unread 01-11-2007, 12:50 PM   #4
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I just had mine off yesterday to install the Trail Guide GPS. Just a few things to be carefull about. First, the plastic scratches very easily. I now have a few, which are bugging me. Second, there are small metal clips that hold the panel in. As I was pulling it off, two of them fell off and into the void of the dash. I searched for quite a while and was not able to find them. Went to the dealer today, and you can't buy just the clips. You need to get the entire panel for like $65! I was able to put it in without those two little clips. Everything seems fine. I just hope I don't end up with rattles.
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Unread 01-11-2007, 01:14 PM   #5
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I just had mine off yesterday to install the Trail Guide GPS.....
ARJFLYR...not to change the tone of the thread......I take it that the install was fairly basic for you?
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Unread 01-11-2007, 02:32 PM   #6
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I was able to put it in without those two little clips. Everything seems fine. I just hope I don't end up with rattles.
I've been driving for almost 5,000 miles after losing those clips...no problems.

The ones you have to watch out for are the ones on the top panel...there's no screws to back them up and if you lose those your top panel won't fit tightly. I lost one and it (somehow) wound up INSIDE the frippin' radio. Don't ask me how, I still don't know. I had to open up the guts of the radio to get it out before something got shorted out though.
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Unread 01-13-2007, 06:43 PM   #7
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I also Lost clips in dash

Those little copper color clips seem to fall back into the dash with absolutly no way to get them. I put dash together missing 3 of them I will order new ones when I get a chance. If you are opening the dash be prepared to loose them.
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