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how to remove 1st gen stock head unit?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by EddieC, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. Jan 29, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    EddieC

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    Hello! My name is Eddie and I'm fairly new here....

    I'm trying to remove the stock head unit so I can access the FM antenna input. I LOVE my satellite radio, but I want it to be crystal clear, so I need to instal an FM Direct connection. Usually when I work with stock head units, I'm replacing them so I just rip them out to get an aftermarket one in there. The stock head unit actually seems fine to me this time, and I want to ensure that I will not break any stock clips or fasteners while attempting to take the stock radio out... I've only had the truck a few weeks.

    I know i've seen it here before.... but I cant find it!

    Sorry if its a re-post... I will delete this posting if someone can hook it up with a link!

    Thanks in advance!

    Eddie
     
  2. Jan 29, 2011 at 5:44 PM
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    steved411

    steved411 I came. I saw. I conquered.

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  3. Jan 29, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    steved411 I came. I saw. I conquered.

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    or

    http://www.customtacos.com/tech/index.php?article=77

    follow steps 1-4

    - once you get the black trim plate off, the stock radio is held in place by 4 nut/screws. - remove the nut/screws - pull the stock radio out - disconnect the harness - disconnect the antenna - disconnect any auxiliary input devices (i.e. cd changer) if you have them
    - when you go to put your new deck in, just follow these steps in reverse
     
  4. Jan 29, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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    EddieC

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    actually... the one I was thinking of was neither of those... but that first one is great! Thanks!
     
  5. Jan 30, 2011 at 4:54 AM
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    747 function > form

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    nice find steved411 :thumbsup:
     
  6. Jan 30, 2011 at 1:53 PM
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    i gota find more dash screws some of mine are missing due to stupid 1st owner oh i mean my dad.
     
  7. Jan 30, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    EddieC

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    i'll be doing mine sometime this week! I'll try to remember to take pics and post them up
     
  8. Jan 30, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    steved411

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    Thanks! :)
     
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