Sadly there isn't a whole lot of info out on installing an aftermarket deck in the Compass. I had to piece together the steps using Dodge Caliber info.
I propose this thread be freely modified and updated by those with better pictures and/or addtional install details. Sadly my digital camera is several years old, of poor quality, and doesn't handle closeups very well!!
Having said that, I will cover the removal of the dash panel and a wire tap for switched pos (+) power.
: Phillips Screwdriver or Socket Set, a panel puller if desired, rag or towel.
The first thing you will need to do is remove the top panel
of the dash, highlighted here:
This is probably the hardest part of the project. As you will see in this photo:
there are several clips holding the top panel down.
Additionally, there is a long tongue holding the front of the panel down, seen here:
You must pull on the sides of the panel, releasing the side clips, and then pull the panel in an arc until the tongue slips out of the groove.
Now that the Top panel is off, you must remove 2 screws from the top of the dash, pictured here:
You must now release the bottom of the dash trim. The next step is geared toward a manual transmission, those of you with CVT, please update any differences.
Remove the rubber gearshift boot by pulling upward. Remove the silver trim ring by unscrewing 2 screws pictured here:
The Dash Trim will now pull out. I advise placing a towel or rag on the bottom of the trim to prevent rubbing on the shift console.
The HVAC controls will prevent the trim from being removed completely. They are held in with screws on the reverse of the panel:
Removing them will allow for full trim removal.
Admire all that space behind there!! Disconnect your Radio, install your mounting kit, and get wiring!!! For those of you who care to elaborate, please do so