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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Lentsnh, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Nov 19, 2009 at 5:50 PM

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2008
    2007 Hummer H3 Tactical Edition
    None yet- Future: HIDs, Tinted tails, LED interior lights,
    This is How To: Remove the air vents and A/C unit faceplate.

    For the A/C unit faceplate:

    Use this link to take out the A/C unit and stereo.


    Once you have the Stereo and A/C unit out (un connected and all). Flip over the the A/C unit and you will see 7 tabs (3 tabs on top and 4 on bottom). Be gentle with these because they can break easily. I would recommend taking a small screwdriver and prying off the tabs.

    There are 4 screws as well. Unscrew those and the faceplate should pop off.

    For the Air Vents (next to the stereo headunit):

    This is where things get alittle confusing without pictures. I will have them tomorrow.

    Pop out the 2 black triangles below the vents. This can be done with simply pushing down on the top while pulling down or Take the small, narrow screwdriver and gently pry off.

    The Air Vent trim is held together by plastic clips like you would find on the center console trim (around the gear knob).

    Get a philips screwdriver and unscrew the screws above the odometer. This is where things get confusing.... Lift up on the dash while pulling the trim towards you (if your in the drivers seat). I should come out of the "track" and pop out.

    I will update this with pictures tomorrow. If you havve any questions please let me know.... DONT QUOTE THIS WHOLE THING, PLEASE!
  2. Nov 19, 2009 at 5:52 PM

    ClemsonTacoma Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2009
    First Name:
    Lexington, SC
    Pioneer DEH-P5100UB single din HU and black dash kit, Alpine 12" sub custom inverted box bed liner'd, various interior trim painted black, 48 blue LED domelight, cheepo floor mats, hose clamp mod, Cobra CB and knock off firestik, Stock steelie rims, with 265/75/16 Sumitomo HTR Sport A/T's
    :thumbsup: Thanks man!

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