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Confused about how to use dash blanks?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Lunercrab, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. Apr 16, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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    Lunercrab

    Lunercrab [OP] AKA "06tacosport"

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    Ok so I'm getting my new HU and I want to modify some dash blanks for aux and USB. Well call me dumb but how exactly can u use these blanks? I pulled on out and there's no room to run anything. There's a lot of plastic backing on them. Do u just cut the plastic down and the grind away behind the face of the blank? Also I saw there was a sticky about how to modify the existing aux port to work with a new HU but how do I dismantle the aux buttons guts to do this? Thanks guys

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  2. Apr 16, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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    Brunes

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    The blanks aren't really made to be "used" for stuff...They are just meant to hold that spot. It'll take a bit of cutting and molding and what not to get them to be useful for your purposes.
    So you can work with those or just make a completely new face plate to go with your new parts...
     
  3. Apr 16, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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  4. Apr 16, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    Use a dremel to cut out the size of the hole you need by taking off little amounts at a time and test fitting repeatedly to get a good fit.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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    I drilled a hole and squared out the spot for a 1' USB extension and superglued it in there.

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  6. Apr 16, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    I'd like to go the route of just getting one of those aux/USB switched from a tundra. Don't know if I can justify spending like 60-70 bucks on it. But it may be easier to go that route.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    somewhere on here somebody did something very similar. I just can't find the thread right now.
     
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