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Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:17 pm 
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hey every1 need to get the faceplate out of my brothers EF, ive pulled the ashtray out and removed the screw in the bottom left what do i need to remove on the right, the left is loose but the right wont budge yet
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Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:43 pm 
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bump, come on guys i just need to know how to get the faceplate off my stereo ive got the car half to bits and im in the country help me out
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Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:56 pm 
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a screwdriver should do it... maybe you should try putting some vice grips on the screwdriver and then try turning it.

its not normally that hard to do...
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Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:01 pm 
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yer whell i pulled the ashtray out and undid the screw in the bottom left and the left is as loose as and the right is still stuck i dont wanna pull at it incase i crack the surround, are they hard to crack and if that does happen how much to replace it
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Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:09 pm 
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Ah M8 simple answer there isnt a screw just pull it's a ball joint thing just pull it and itll come off fine Did with my EF Fairmont shopuldnt crack it or anything
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Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:12 pm 
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well my bro reckons he read a technical doco and there was something about a clip underneath u have to release
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Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:14 pm 
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Ive pulled my dash off/out several times over the pass few weeks for audio and various other stuff just firmly pull on it and itll come off!
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Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:29 pm 
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Yea its a ball join and just pops out.
from there pull the bottom out first then you have 3 little lugs on the top.

too easy

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:32 pm 
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yeh little ball joint. seems scary the first time....but the more u do it the more u realise how harmless it is

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:52 pm 
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SpuDTE wrote:
yeh little ball joint. seems scary the first time....but the more u do it the more u realise how harmless it is


Yeha i agree i was like s**t havea i broken somthing when i first did had a look at the backa nd i was like sweet too easy
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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:09 am 
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still a bit scared bout doing this so were should i grip and how hard do i pull

EDIT. Just gave it a massive yank. THere is definately some sort of clip in the bottom right corner
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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:54 am 
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step 1: grab a hammer...

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:56 am 
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mate im being serious i want to get this done tonight also i have some 6.5 speakers any chance of getting them in the front doors or will i have to mount the 4s i got packed in a box in the boot
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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:02 am 
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could sum1 get me a pic of the radio surround side on out of the car?
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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:49 am 
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Will toomorow M8 but im telling ya there deffiently no clip there only a ball join thing...(maybe try witha flat head screw driver down the side and try and loosen/move it forward)
You should be able to fit 6" speakers without any spacers what sort of speakers are they????
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