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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 6:22 pm 
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Hey guys.

How do i remove the plastic surround around the deck in my EL XR8?
It feels like its stuck around the cigarette lighter somewhere. I took out one screw that i found just to the left of that...

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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 7:06 pm 
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just gently pull it away were the lighter is , there is a clip there then needs some gentle reefing

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 7:23 pm 
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Thanks MRE-40L

Is it like a circlip sort of thing that wraps around something directly under the cigarette lighter?

Cos ive found some sort of clip under there, and its a bugger to get that clip off! Does it sound like the right one?

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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 7:31 pm 
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It's sort of like a ball and socket joint, give it a fair pull from around the cigarette lighter area, pretty hard to break, once you take it off, you will understand completely how it works.....very simple

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 7:38 pm 
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Got some good and some bad new..

I got it off.. But.. There are 2 strange looking screws holding the actual deck in. The screws have a star looking connector on top of them.

How in hell do i remove them?? :(

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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 7:58 pm 
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Bassfreak55 wrote:
Got some good and some bad new..

I got it off.. But.. There are 2 strange looking screws holding the actual deck in. The screws have a star looking connector on top of them.

How in hell do i remove them?? :(

Thanks guys.


you will need an Anti Tamper Torx Screwdriver or bit im not sure were to find these but you could try autoshops

 

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yer most auto shops/hardware stores sell em nowdays
pretty silly if you ask me

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:14 pm 
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Bugger! ..Have to wait 'til tomorrow then :?

Dont understand how they are "tamper proof" if the bit is readilly available over the counter, lol?!

Just another question while in here..
Is it hard to install a new CD deck? Or are the wires connecting the original deck labelled or something?
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Installing a new deck is pretty easy, so long as you have the wiring diagrams.. Only thing you have to really worry about is if the stock brackets will go on the new HU perfectly.

 

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its simple to do
u just need to know wot cables to tapinto
lol i just did 1 on the week end , well yesturday arvo

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:45 pm 
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Ive got everything i need to install it within the kit..
Its a Pioneer DEH-P1Y deck and comes with the wiring diagram and bracket. Will the new bracket replace the factory bracked alright?

Ive installed a deck in my old car about a year or so ago..
In an old XF falcon, lol, but that deck had knowhere near as many wires as this deck has?!

Is there anywhere i can get a wiring diagram for my factory deck? That way it'll save me from trying to figure out which wire is what when installing the new one.
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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:00 pm 
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the funny screws your talking about are torque screws, you can buy a security bit set from d**k smith for about $15. i wouldnt use the cradle that comes with the HU. the sides of the HU has a selection of screw holes to mount brackets, simply line up the existing brackets on the side of the new HU to make sure that it will sit the same as the old one, to make it easier do one side at a time and mirror it buy sitting the old HU beside the new. you may have to drill and counter sink some new holes in the bracket to suit. the mounting will be alot more rigid than the cradle and will be harder to steal.
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joolz wrote:
the funny screws your talking about are torque screws


Just to be anal, they're torx screws :wink:

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:11 pm 
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Good stuff.. I'll get started on that at sunrise tomorrow mornin' then! :)

By the way, what are your opinions about the deck? Any good?
Here's the info:

http://www.pioneeraus.com.au/car_entert ... index.html

Any feedback about the deck would be greatly appreciated! :)
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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:52 pm 
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just to be mega anal and it may save you a trip back you will need the correct number torx driver and make sure it has a hole in the centre as the cheap ones do not always have this

i think it is a #10 :roll:
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