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Old 01-07-2009, 01:27 PM   #1
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Stereo install help

I am looking for a head unit for my 2002 reg cab.
All I really want it for is to play my Ipod.
I dont want to have to create a playlist.
I just want to plug in and control from the Ipod.


I also need to know if anyone has any write up's on how to install?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I havent seen a writeup, but it isnt that difficult to take apart.

Remove the heater control knobs, dont lose the clips like I did.
Then the heater face plate pops off, also remove the ashtray.
The ashtray mount comes out next, two screws in vertically.
The cover over the radio is mounted with 3 screws and two clips.
There are a few plugs for the 12v outlet, and the ashtray light.
Then I swing it up and over my steering column, I leave the airbag switch alone.
There are 4 large phillips screws mounting the radio, and most double DIN radios reuse stock mounts, screwed on the sides of the new radio.

The harness adapters work really well, I think I have a pic of one somewhere....



The harness came from Wal-Mart, a bunch of butt splices and a couple of other wires and i was up and running.
This was the radio I removed to install my DNX-5120, it worked well.
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I havent seen a writeup, but it isnt that difficult to take apart.

Remove the heater control knobs, dont lose the clips like I did.
Then the heater face plate pops off, also remove the ashtray.
The ashtray mount comes out next, two screws in vertically.
The cover over the radio is mounted with 3 screws and two clips.
There are a few plugs for the 12v outlet, and the ashtray light.
Then I swing it up and over my steering column, I leave the airbag switch alone.
There are 4 large phillips screws mounting the radio, and most double DIN radios reuse stock mounts, screwed on the sides of the new radio.

The harness adapters work really well, I think I have a pic of one somewhere....



The harness came from Wal-Mart, a bunch of butt splices and a couple of other wires and i was up and running.
This was the radio I removed to install my DNX-5120, it worked well.
Wow nice work.
I got my radio from Crutchfield today.
Took my stock one out.
Putting my new one in and cant get the plastic covering back on
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