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How the heck to you remove the radio?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by kingston73, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Nov 29, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    kingston73

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    OK, so I've searched and read and read and searched, and I've tried to follow all the directions i've found, but I'm clearly doing something wrong or I'm just plain slow witted. I can get my center, black dash trim off most of the way, but I can't find any directions and can't figure out on my own how to remove it completely. It's the bottom that is giving my trouble, I have a manual and its the black trim down at the bottom, where it goes behind the ash tray and gray lower piece. I don't want to force anything and break it. Directions and pictures would be great!
     
  2. Nov 29, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    zeeya2000

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    i dont have any directions or pictures (ha) but when i did mine i found out its all plastic clips and shit that hold it on, give it a nice tug itll come off, some of them are a pain in the ass
     
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    there are two plastic tabs on the left and right side of the gray piece (the part with the cigarette lighters) that are near where your feet are. there's also a screw underneath the ash tray, and two more on the metal bracket that holds the ash tray in.
     
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    I have a 2001 tacoma and tried to follow the directions at http://www.customtacos.com/tech/index.php?article=77 however step 3 (remove ash tray and screw) was not applicable to me. That third screw is in a different location, in the bottom center of the black trim.

    What i found out was that i needed to remove the lower part that holds the two cigarette lighter type plugs to get access to that third screw. Hope this helps. EDIT: The type of plugs? that hold the bottom plastic piece on can be removed by pushing in their center until its depressed and then prying the whole thing out. It should be easy to do. There are two on either side and that is all that is holding it on.

    I just ordered a usaspec toy 15 audio in adapter. I will try to document it and share on TacomaWorld in the how-tos, with photos.
     
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    that thread is for older models but serves as a good reference to give enough information to anyone attempting to swap out their own stereo equipment to figure the rest out.

    glad you figured the rest of it out! when i installed my new deck, amp, and sub, two days later i had a dash light go out in the tachometer. Had to rip the dash all the way apart, such a pain but once you do it once it becomes a breeze.
     
  9. Nov 30, 2010 at 3:24 AM
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    That's exactly the info I needed. As above, the CustomTacos thread only applies up to the ash tray instructions, that's why I was having a hard time getting it off. So the lowest grey part with the accessory plugs needs to come off too, do you have to unplug those sockets or can you just pop off the gray trim piece to fully loosen the black trim?
     
  10. Nov 30, 2010 at 6:39 AM
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    Pop the little rivet looking things on each side of the grey piece and then disconnect the sockets from the back, and pull it out of the way or all the way out. I usually put it in gear, and step on the break, pull back the shifter to 2 and then pull it out and over the shifter.
     
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