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How to remove the blank caps next to the usb?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Symbol, Jul 26, 2021.

  1. Jul 26, 2021 at 8:06 AM
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    Symbol

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    Trying to pop off the blank caps to hopefully route my wireless car play adapter in there vs having it sit on the center tray.

    What is the easiest way to get the covers off?
     
  2. Jul 26, 2021 at 8:17 AM
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    Lunabird

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    Small thin pocket knife and wedge the blade through the top and bottom of the blank and wiggle it out slowly. I used a long zip tie to thread wires through from there so you don’t need to remove the console.
     
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    Skydvrr

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    I used a butter knife my first time
     
  4. Jul 26, 2021 at 8:34 AM
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    5nahalf

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    I removed the radio, then just pushed the covers out from the back side.
     
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  5. Jul 26, 2021 at 8:37 AM
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    What wireless CarPlay adapter are you using, and do you like it?
     
  6. Jul 26, 2021 at 9:29 AM
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    use a spudger. they are plastic so it shouldn't mar the console
     
  7. Jul 26, 2021 at 9:32 AM
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    Following as that was going to be my question.
     
  8. Jul 26, 2021 at 10:58 AM
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  9. Jul 26, 2021 at 11:04 AM
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  10. Jul 26, 2021 at 12:06 PM
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    Thanks for the info!

    I feel like 1/50 times I have to do the same for the iPhone itself too, so that’s not bad.
     
  11. Jul 27, 2021 at 6:15 AM
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    I managed to accomplish what I wanted.
    Used a chisel tip x-acto knife and popped it out, used a long zip tie to fish the cable and now its a little cleaner. Need access to the cable to reset if needed.

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  12. Jul 27, 2021 at 6:17 AM
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    Nice. That looks pretty clean and you can just swap the blank out if you want to change it back.
     

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