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Old 01-06-2008, 06:30 PM   #1
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dash trim removal (safely!!)

i want to access the back of the factory radio/CD to hardwire an Ipod, meaning i need to remove the plastic trim from around the radio. does anyone have any experience doing this. i'd rather not break any clips/fasteners if at all possible.

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Old 01-06-2008, 07:11 PM   #2
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check 007Tacoma's excellent writeup on stereo installation for accessing the stock stereo:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/aud...w-2nd-gen.html

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yeah, just that post has it all. all i did was use a butterknife to pop off the a/c controls, then remove the 4 screws underneath that u can see and i think it rest has clips and they popped out. its been like a year since i was in there. definately check out the linked post above
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IPOD Interface Intall

I just installed a VAIS Ipod interface in my 07 Tacoma with JBL. After studying several forums on installs, one thing I picked up on was putting masking tape below heater/air conditioner control module so you don't scratch panel as you pry that unit out. I used the following sites for how to do things.

http://homepage.mac.com/ebones/PhotoAlbum13.html

http://www.starmanage.com/installation/tacomadash/

I ran wiring into center console using a rubber grommet where wire came into center console. IPOD sits in console, much easier to get to then in glove box.
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I just installed a VAIS Ipod interface in my 07 Tacoma with JBL. After studying several forums on installs, one thing I picked up on was putting masking tape below heater/air conditioner control module so you don't scratch panel as you pry that unit out. I used the following sites for how to do things.

http://homepage.mac.com/ebones/PhotoAlbum13.html

http://www.starmanage.com/installation/tacomadash/

I ran wiring into center console using a rubber grommet where wire came into center console. IPOD sits in console, much easier to get to then in glove box.

Great visuals on that 2nd site (and the info was good too).
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Old 01-07-2008, 04:11 AM   #6
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this is the kind of info i was searching for. i aim to tackle the project this weekend with the help of my grown daughter's BF (techno dude).

thanks a bunch, guys!!
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