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Unread 01-31-2010, 03:39 PM   #1
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Upper Dash Panel Removal (How-to Guide w/Pics)

Since this topic comes up a LOT and I couldn't find a good thread on it, I figured I'd make a thread to help everyone out. Not that it's that hard, but anyhow...











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Unread 01-31-2010, 03:53 PM   #2
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And now for the rest of the dash?
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Unscrew the 4 screws on the 4 corners of the front of the dash (7mm I belive), and pop of the dash. Now you can get to your radio.
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Unscrew the 4 screws on the 4 corners of the front of the dash (7mm I belive), and pop of the dash. Now you can get to your radio.
Check the title of this post. It wasn't meant to be full dash removal guide.
Anyhow...if you want to get your radio out, all you have to do is loosen the two tops screws on the dash.
If you want to remove the bottom two, you need to pop the panel off the bottom first to get to them.
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Check the title of this post. It wasn't meant to be full dash removal guide.
Anyhow...if you want to get your radio out, all you have to do is loosen the two tops screws on the dash.
If you want to remove the bottom two, you need to pop the panel off the bottom first to get to them.
I know, someone asked how to get the rest apart, so I threw in my $.02. Forgot about the lower panel though.
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Unscrew the 4 screws on the 4 corners of the front of the dash (7mm I belive), and pop of the dash. Now you can get to your radio.
Cool! Instead of me trudging through the snow to go look, can you post their locations? (I have the Tuffy stereo cover/dish, so no easy accesss to top)
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Cool! Instead of me trudging through the snow to go look, can you post their locations? (I have the Tuffy stereo cover/dish, so no easy accesss to top)
I got a picture of the dash from google images, and put arrows/dots at the approx. location of the screws. (the top ones are higher.. i dunno why I put them so low ) You'll see them once you get the top cover and bottom cover off (they both pop off, the bottom one all you have to do is put a screw driver under the top, pop it out, and it kind of pulls upward and out).

Once you get those 4 screws off, the dashboard around the radio all the way down to the bottom cover just pops off. It's hard to get off the first time because it's such a tight fit, but all need to do is pull from the bottom and put your fingers under it to keep it flat so it doesn't snap. It's pretty strong, so you should be ok.

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Sweet! thank you!
the jack for my ipod is screwy, and I only get the DS speakers most of the time (depends on cord's position). Bought new cord, same problem....so I wanna pull the radio and check the set screws on the jack are tight before I cry warranty!
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I posted a redirect to this thread on my mygig database thread, http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/m...thread-960968/

and I credited the OP.
cheers.

p.s. if you have the daystar or whatever it's called, the aftermarket stereo cover, you just yank it up, no tools required.
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Unread 01-31-2010, 07:15 PM   #10
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It should be noted that if you have the compass, the compass component is wired to the inside of the dash panel, so be careful when pulling it off, it could be attached to wires.
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Pics helped alot, thanks.
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