need tips on removing radio dash panel on a 1999 Camry

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Old 09 Feb 2005, 10:06 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a special way to remove the radio dash panel on my 1999 Camry so
that I can replace the pocket with a CD player? I found a site that said
to remove the ash tray then pull firmly on the bottom of the plastic dash
panel. I tried that but it won't come off, and I'm afraid to crack it.
Help!

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Old 09 Feb 2005, 11:29 pm   #2 (permalink)
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mlaviolette wrote:
> Is there a special way to remove the radio dash panel on my 1999
> Camry so that I can replace the pocket with a CD player? I found a
> site that said to remove the ash tray then pull firmly on the bottom
> of the plastic dash panel. I tried that but it won't come off, and
> I'm afraid to crack it. Help!


Pull the three Heat/Temp/Air knobs off with your fingers. Behind one of
them is a Phillips screw. Then all should pop off.
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~Philip.



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Old 11 Feb 2005, 01:02 pm   #3 (permalink)
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The narrow trim that goes around the whole thing needs to be popped off with
a wide blade screwdriver. Carefully insert the blade between the trim and
the soft dash near the top, preferably using paper or cloth to avoid marking
the dash. It snaps on in about 4 places. The astray should be pulled out
but there is no need to do anything to the heater to change the stereo
(although some folks do change the light bulbs while everything is off.)



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> Is there a special way to remove the radio dash panel on my 1999 Camry so
> that I can replace the pocket with a CD player? I found a site that said
> to remove the ash tray then pull firmly on the bottom of the plastic dash
> panel. I tried that but it won't come off, and I'm afraid to crack it.
> Help!
>



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Old 12 Feb 2005, 09:03 am   #4 (permalink)
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The combination of using the screwdriver and carefully pulling very hard
did it. Thanks!

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Old 12 Feb 2005, 03:26 pm   #5 (permalink)
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On Sat, 12 Feb 2005 10:03:44 -0500, "mlaviolette"
<m_laviolette@nospam.yadayadayada.com> wrote:

>The combination of using the screwdriver and carefully pulling very hard
>did it. Thanks!


For future reference, this is a good site for information on older car
stereo installation. http://www.installdr.com/

Also, if you go to www.panavise.com and look under cellular phone
mounts, you're likely to find info on how to remove bezels for most
vehicles.

Gary
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