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Stock Radio removal question........?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Werloc, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Sep 23, 2009 at 1:09 PM
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    I have a 2000. My CD player doesn't work, so I found a good used one on craigslist for $30 bucks. Stock, I just want to swap it out. I didn't really look at it yet, but plan to do the swap tomorrow (Friday) after work. Since I don't have a garage and have little time before sundown, I figured I'll ask here on how to remove it before I do it so I can get it done quicker. I see there are 2 screws behind the ashtray for the black center piece on the dash. Other than that, how does that center piece on the dash come off...? I did a radio job on another vehical, and ended up breaking the plastic. I don't want to start prying and do it again on my truck...:eek:

    Thanks for the help...:D
     
  2. Sep 23, 2009 at 1:56 PM
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    getting there....
    ok....you gotta remove the a/c knobs..they just pull off(im going of when i swappwd my headunit a few weeks back)....gotta remove the bottom part of dash...2 push pins, and disconnect the 2 12v power plugs.....back up top....there are a total of 4 or 5 philips head screws that you need to remove....then the surround will kinda snap out. then, the stock cd player will come out by removing 4 screws.

    shoot man....i got my stock head unit...still in great shape.....you coulda just payed shipping for it, and i woulda gave it to ya.
     
  3. Sep 24, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    I only see the 2 screws just behind/below the ashtray. Unless you mean the other 2 screws on the front of the center console. I really don't want to break the black plastic center piece pulling it off.
     
  4. Sep 24, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    getting there....
    yeah...those screws gotta come out too. some of the screws are hidden tho...use a flashlight so you dont miss any of them.
     
  5. Sep 24, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    Cool, thanks....:)
     
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    yea, if you are pulling and feel like something is going to break then that means you are and some screws are still in. i spent a while trying to figure it out once and it ended up being the a/c knobs
     
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    wrong year murph
     
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    Manville... Jeeeze I remember some crazy things about Manville! I grew up in Montgomery in the 70's... I was just reading a couple of emails from freinds that are going to a 25 yr reunion and we were talking about a Manville freind that had a Hemi Cuda. Right in front of a Montgomery cop he put it in reverse and punched it to about 50 mph and then did a moonshiner's turn. I'm sure Manville culture hasn't changed much huh?
     
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    sorry about that - I just remembered that vid. I'm sure there's one for the 1st gen!
     
  11. Sep 25, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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    Manville has changed some just like anywhere else. Still need a boat tied to the house, but I'm high and dry. I grew up in Middlesex, so I've been in this area all my life.
     
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    Man, I'm really happy I didn't do it yesterday. Thanks for your reply with link. This helps big time. Exactly what I was looking for .....:) I'll get it done today....:D
     
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    I finished the stereo replacement yesterday. I also replaced the stock speakers with some low end pioneers, but they had 0 bass without an amp, so I put the stocks back in.

    Did you notice a dimmer wire? My truck had one, but doesn't seem do anything.
     
  15. Sep 28, 2009 at 11:31 AM
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    I did the swap this morning. Took about an hour. Pretty easy. MAJOR help knowing where the screws and pins where. Didn't notice a dimmer wire, maybe the gray wire between the 2 plugs on the head unit? Anyway, all buttoned up and no extra parts so I guess all was done correct....:D

    Thanks for the help...;)
     
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