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 Post subject: EL Ashtray surround removal
Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:43 pm 
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Hi Guy's.

first, about 6 years ago my Fairmont was broken into and they removed my premium sound system. Last week I bid and won the same system on eBay. But because I didn't fit the Sony radio I have now which is the normal system. The system I won and want to add is one CD controller and the other one is the radio cassette.
So if any one can help here I will be very happy.
The problem is I am not sure of how to remove the ashtray surround from my Fairmont!! I can see one screw at the bottom left, I would have to take that out and than I suppose you pull the bottom out right hand side to release the bottom and I suppose pull down so that it is released from the top or do i have to take the whole dash out??

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Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:51 pm 
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if there is only the one screw on the left then the right is clipped in, a ball and cup type clip
give the rh side a yank and it will unclip, then unclip the cig lighter wiring
the bottom of the surround can then move towards the shifter and the top can unhook

the other style (earlier) ashtray/radio surround has 2 screws at the bottom

refitting is a reversal of the procedure
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 Post subject: Re: EL Ashtray surround removal
Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:04 pm 
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Hi,

Hay thanks for that!!
I just wasn't sure if that was the right way to remove the ashtray. But I was on the right track.
Always good to check.

Many thanks again.
Take care.

John
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Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:24 pm 
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I'd be wondering if the premium sound u brought was yours that got stolen lol :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Ashtray surround removal
Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:02 pm 
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No wrong VIN number.
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 Post subject: Re: EL Ashtray surround removal
Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:00 pm 
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piperjon wrote:
No wrong VIN number.



What are u on about? vin number ?A sound system has no vin number

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL Ashtray surround removal
Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:18 pm 
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ef/el you pull the ashtray out and there's another screw
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 Post subject: Re: EL Ashtray surround removal
Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:26 pm 
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To get the radio to work you need a pin code and that is from your VIN number that's what I'm talking about!!
If you know some other way of getting the radio to work with out pin codes news to me.

Maybe that why they knocked it off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:29 pm 
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piperjon wrote:
To get the radio to work you need a pin code and that is from your VIN number that's what I'm talking about!!
If you know some other way of getting the radio to work with out pin codes news to me.

Maybe that why they knocked it off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I get ya now, I'd say there would be some way but I myself do not know

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:32 pm 
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If only they were like commodores, we can get there pin codes with the scan tool lol

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:47 pm 
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I suppose where there's a will there's away. I think that is why they take them.
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Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:53 pm 
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My mate lost his code in his vx he went to Holden and got it so u could get the code from ford

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:56 pm 
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Yes that is right. They will give you the pin code if you have the VIN number or take your car in, if you have bought the radio say off ebay you must have the code or the or the VIN number for a ford. Don't know any thing about Holden's, but I suppose they some thing the same.
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