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Help! removing radio bezel

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacomaRXP, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Oct 19, 2011 at 10:31 AM
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    TacomaRXP

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    hey guys before i get mad and break it how do you remove the radio bezel trim? ive removed the four screws on the sides and clips and it still wont break free.
     
  2. Oct 19, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    i just did this like a month ago, have you taken out the clock and hazard light fixture yet? also post some pics to help
     
  3. Oct 19, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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    Its kind of a P.I.T.A. all I know is mine won't go back in! I ripped that shit apart
     
  4. Oct 19, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    no im affraid to tug on it and pull it out. do the two rediculously small screws need to be taken out right above the hazard light?
     
  5. Oct 19, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    post some pics of your problem. i think i can help if i can see it, i might just pull my old one after my baseball practice and try and help
     
  6. Oct 19, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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  7. Oct 19, 2011 at 10:48 AM
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    well it just split in two not sure if thats a good thing or not but its def seperated from the radio with the motherboard showing
     
  8. Oct 19, 2011 at 10:49 AM
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    I don't think thats right
     
  9. Oct 19, 2011 at 10:51 AM
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    When referring to your truck, splitting in two is never a good thing.

    We really need some pics of it man.

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  10. Oct 19, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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    ok hold on pics coming and just tested radio still works
     
  11. Oct 19, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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  12. Oct 19, 2011 at 11:01 AM
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  13. Oct 19, 2011 at 11:06 AM
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    What are you trying to do? Change the LEDs?
     
  14. Oct 19, 2011 at 11:08 AM
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    no this is the last piece im trying to paint black. not really sure why its this difficult. need to find a way to remove the buttons for painting and ive seen people on here who have done it
     
  15. Oct 19, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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    I think you're fine man. That looks pretty normal to me.

    Good luck painting it!

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  16. Oct 19, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    does anyone know how to remove the motherboard so all the buttons will come out?
     
  17. Oct 19, 2011 at 11:53 AM
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    X2 that's how mine came apart
     
  18. Oct 19, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    I took it apart .... more tiny screws than you would think ... keep looking ... the best advice I have .... remember to put it back together in reverse order ... I know, I know ..... I used to inspect reactors but when I re-assembled this bastard I had parts left over and took it back down to parade rest ... not for the weak of heart ... best of luck ... slow and easy wins the race.

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  19. Oct 19, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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    How you have it now you need to remove the screwes on where you would put the CDs and then I think I see a few screws on the bottom. Take those out and gently remove the mother board and you should have acces to the buttons.
     
  20. Oct 21, 2011 at 11:00 PM
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    There r ten little screws on the back of the motherboard remove all of em including the one under the little metal clip on the right top. Then the circuit board will lift out but removing the eject n the disc radio am FM buttons r hard. U can remove the numbers pretty easy they r just rubber backed plastic buttons.
     
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