SuperMoose15 Posted August 9, 2008 Share Posted August 9, 2008 Well everyone, here is the thread catalouging the majority of my audio installation. I tried to take pictures of the majority of the process to help others in their endeavour. I will attempt to organize them in a fashion that is in order. If you have questions please feel free to ask them. The parts used in this installation were Scosche faceplate found here http://scosche.com/products/productID/1600 Pioneer AVIC-F700BT Boston Acoustic SX-60 component speakers Two amps and two subs which were from my other cars, I'll get the models if anyone wants them, I can't recall off the top of my head. A quick side note, the faceplate seen on the website is black. I called Scosche and asked the person there who also told me it was black. I ordered mine off of ebay and to my delight it was already color matched. The first part of the audio installation was the removal of the actual radio itself. This involved removing the shift trim as seen below. The green arrows indicate that you need to pull up from the shift boot to release the clips and then towards the back of the vehicle in order to remove the trim. You then screw off the shift knob itself, remove the plug from the power point and it is out. http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o434/moose00015/P1020479.jpg After the shifter assembly is removed the next step is to remove the two screws securing in the silver trim. http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o434/moose00015/P1020481.jpg After those are removed pull the trim up from the screw area and then towards you. This leaves you with access to the screws holding the actual radio in place http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o434/moose00015/P1020482.jpg They are seen here depicted by the green arrows. Now for the tricky part. The radio won't come all of the way out, at least not for me. I unscrewed the bracket that held the climate controls and radio together on the right hand side, then repeated it on the left (not pictured). I then popped the climate control off of the faceplate (not pictured). It was held on by a tab on either side. After pushing that behind as best I could I turned the radio to the left and unplugged all of the plugs. The antenna is down on the left as seen in the picture below. http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o434/moose00015/P1020493.jpg You need to remove this piece first however in order to get to it. http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o434/moose00015/P1020490.jpg This was done by removing the trim around the steering wheel. First three pop its were taken out under the dash, followed by the removal of the screw in the picture above. http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o434/moose00015/P1020489.jpg Then the trim around it can be pulled down. All that is left is the removal of the plugs near the light dimming switch. In order to complete the removal of the trim the center console has to be moved back. This is accomplished by pulling up on the trim of the parking break. I pulled from the bottom next to the carpet straight up and it came right off. Then two screws in the compartment that flips open need to be removed which are under the carpet in it. http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o434/moose00015/P1020484.jpg Then there are two screws near the location of the silver trim screws. Those come out and you pull straight up on the piece there. However this is a real pain due to this pop-it. http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o434/moose00015/P1020486.jpg So you have to be careful. Then pull the console back a bit and undo the three screws holding the rest of the trim on. The process for the right side is more complicated as it requires the removal of the glovebox which I did not cataloge but it entails some screws and removal of plugs. After all of this was completed I removed the radio. To install the new radio I refitted the factory brackets to it, used my wiring harness I ordered from Crutchfield and plugged it all in. Screwed the hazard lights to the new faceplate, and reassembled. http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o434/moose00015/P1020510-1.jpg Finished product. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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