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Unread 07-27-2009, 05:29 AM   #1
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Need Input On Swapping Factory Radio

I just picked up a factory 6-cd changer/tape deck. RAK. Any tips/advice on pulling the bezel and swapping radios?

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Unread 07-27-2009, 08:48 AM   #2
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I had tutorial online on how to remove everything, but my old site got hacked. I'll try to remember to get it back online when I get home from work today, and reply here to let you know the link.

There's a tool set I used that consisted of several plastic wedged pieces. Worked great and prevented any scratching of the dash pieces. That too I'll have to remind myself what it's called. lol
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Unread 07-27-2009, 08:52 AM   #3
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That would be awesome, thanks.
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Unread 07-27-2009, 06:03 PM   #4
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Here's a couple of links to get you started:

Fit different head unit in Compass

Aftermarket Radio Installation Guide (beta)
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Unread 07-29-2009, 08:55 AM   #5
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Looks like I can't keep this promise! I'll be busy with other work that's come up for the next while. Sorry for the tease. Hopefully Gramps' links can help you out.
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Unread 07-29-2009, 08:58 AM   #6
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No problem, I might try and tackle it tonight if it shows up today.
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Unread 07-29-2009, 10:52 AM   #7
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It's here.
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Unread 08-03-2009, 09:14 AM   #8
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I hope this isn't "too little too late", but I have that tutorial back online.

http://www.rb-designs.ca/blog/2009/0...compass-06-08/

Sorry I couldn't get to it sooner! If you've already installed your new deck, I hope all went well with it.
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Unread 08-03-2009, 09:17 AM   #9
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Nope, this is great. Thanks!
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Unread 08-04-2009, 04:03 PM   #10
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AWESOME write-up bro. I just did the swap. 15 minutes and done. Thanks.
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Unread 08-05-2009, 08:46 AM   #11
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No problem. Glad my efforts helped out someone.
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