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Where is this mystical screw in the ashtray area on an 03?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by joelwastaken, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Nov 21, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    joelwastaken [OP] New Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    First Name:
    Gilbert, AZ
    03 Taco TRD V6 2wd
    So I'm installing a stereo here in the next couple of days... the only dilemma being I can't get my center dash all the way apart. I have read numerous write ups on it, the customtacos one w/ pics being the most helpful, except that it doesn't show where the screw is in the ash tray area that I'm suppose to take out. There are two that are right on top of the ash tray (if it was still in there) that I can take out that seem to help, but it's obvious it's still attached somewhere, and I don't see any other screws anywhere in there. And yes I do have the two taken out that are by the temp controls. Hah what am I missing here...
  2. Nov 21, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    01Tac0ma Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

    Jun 11, 2010
    First Name:
    West Columbia, SC
    SAS 01 TRD 4x4
    Look at build!
    To install the radio you shouldnt have to take out the ash tray you just have to remove the plastic piece around the floor board with the 2 blanks and cig lighters, then the surround should come off after the 2 screws around the temp controls are out as you said...try removing the piece with the 12v outlets and see if there are any back ther, if they are theres a good chance i dont put them back cause i have it apart so often.

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