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Thread: no0b...how do i go about removing my dash? i can't see any bolts!

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    Constant Bitrate saikano's Avatar
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    lookie lookie

    i got it got it!

    thanks guys

    the screws are in the cigarette tray, just two of them


    and here it is, removed!


    looks like i have a lot of cleaning to do...
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    I had a girlfriend with a tracker. If you replace the battery or remove the radio, it loses it's security code, so make sure you have that if you ever want to put it back in! There's also an annoying "service engine soon" switch that you have to flip at 80k and 100k miles. That may not have been a 97 model though.

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    [freaked out] loses the security code??! what security code? what's it for? why is it there? what am i not supposed to do again? and aren't i supposed to replace the battery at some point in the vehicle's lifetime?

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    I can't remember exactly, but if anything goes wrong, a dealer will fix it for like $20. There's something in the owner's manual about pushing buttons on it to see the code and how to enter it again. Or after you replace the battery and see "LOC" on the display (radio won't work) you can hit some buttons to see a different code that you give someone at 1-800 number and they will give you a new code to enter.

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    Most new factory HUs read a part of the VIN and check it aginase what is programed in by the dealer (it says so in my manual) So if the radio is stolen and reused the VIN it reads wont match whats in memory and render the unit useless.

    Cutting the power can reset the VIN in memory... thus the reset memory wont match what it reads and the dealer has to go reprogram it.
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    Nice... You got room for a lilliput in there. Are you going to put one there? You will have to do some custom work but it shouldn't be that hard. You have a great spot for it.

    Once you get you lilliput or xenarc or whatever just take off the front bezel of the screen and cut out in the dash bezel room for screen bezel. Then epoxy it in place with the 5 minute dry epoxy. Then break out the bondo and the sand paper and go to town. 12 hours later you should have a sweet looking dash peice.
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    oooooooh....ok....

    i checked the manual

    Theft-Deterrent Feature
    The theft-deterrent feature for the AM-FM stereo with
    cassette tape or compact disc player can be used or
    ignored. If ignored, the system plays normally. If it is
    used, your system won?t be usable if it?s ever stolen
    because it will go into LOC mode.
    If your vehicle loses battery power for any reason, you
    must enter your secret code again before the system will
    turn on.

    Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature
    The following instructions will tell you how to enter a
    security code into the system.

    blah blah blah

    thanks for letting me know, though, curiosity
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    Nice... You got room for a lilliput in there. Are you going to put one there? You will have to do some custom work but it shouldn't be that hard. You have a great spot for it.

    Once you get you lilliput or xenarc or whatever just take off the front bezel of the screen and cut out in the dash bezel room for screen bezel. Then epoxy it in place with the 5 minute dry epoxy. Then break out the bondo and the sand paper and go to town. 12 hours later you should have a sweet looking dash peice.
    yeahh, that's the plan - thanks for the quick how-to! that's actually why i started this thread, so i could see what i needed to change...

    last night i made up a quick photoshop foto [phake photo, that is], to see what my setup would look like...



    i'm also really happy because the dash thingie comes out about two inches, providing protection from the glare of the sun...
    don't let a day go by without finding some wonder in it...

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    Wow. That looks so real!

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    Wow. That looks so real!
    [thanks for the compliment] i breathe photoshop. i was born with a brush tool in my hand. [she shuts up before her boasting gets her in trouble, or worse - disliked]
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