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#1 boneTSI

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 12:53 PM

ive tried so many times to get my radio out,thought it woulod be a piece of cake.i cant get it out,i feel like every bolt,screw,nut,etc.. is out and it doesnt come loose!!!!!am i missing something?or is someone able to get me step by step directions..i feel like an idiot asking cause i know this shouldnt be a diffilcult task.thanks
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Posted 04 April 2010 - 01:30 PM

i had a problem getting mine out as well,

you have to take the side carpet pieces off, there is a screw in the little vent, and one in the very back of it, you can just take the screw out of the vent part and fold it back though if you want, (i did)

there are 4 10mm bolts, 2 in each side of the radio.. take those out, and it comes out with the radio/shifter piece though.. (im pretty sure)

to take the radio/shifter bezel out, you have to take off the shift knob, open the center console lid, pull out the little cubby, and there are two screws under there, at the very back. then lift the emergency seat belt levers and take the screws out of there and pull the handles off. now lift the plastic center section off (it just pops up, then unplug the mirror switch and the light), and there are two screws under there, just behind the shifter. then lift that piece out (you dont have to take the seat belts lose, just lift the console up enought to get the screw for the shifter bezel out) and there is one more screw that holds the shifter/radio bezel in.. once you get all those screws out and the 4 10mm bolts out of the side of the radio, you just pull the shifter/radio bezel out with the radio attached...


hope this helps..

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Edited by 19cturbo, 04 April 2010 - 01:33 PM.

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The only reason I'm doing it is basically... cause I can.

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Posted 04 April 2010 - 05:22 PM

^^^yes.

And, when actually to the radio removal...try your hardest not to strip the craptastic supersoft phillips screws out.

I had the correct screw drive it called for, and they stripped out all except for 1 of them, I think.

I ended up pounding a flat head into it and getting them out :P

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 04:50 PM

hahaha yeah,ill give it all a go,thanks
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Posted 13 December 2019 - 02:22 AM

What an involved process just to take a radio out lol.  Two of my phillips screws are stripped out.  Hopefully I can vice grip it or something.  When I get all those out I'm going to replace them with proper bolts or torx head.

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 09:03 AM

View Postdamageinc86, on 13 December 2019 - 02:22 AM, said:

What an involved process just to take a radio out lol.  Two of my phillips screws are stripped out.  Hopefully I can vice grip it or something.  When I get all those out I'm going to replace them with proper bolts or torx head.

I highly suggest if you are going to keep your Quest long-term you invest in a set of JIS Screwdrivers.  The screws Mitsu used on these cars are NOT a true Phillips head screw.  When you use an American Phillips head on them when they are tight after 30 years of sitting in the same position they will often mangle the head.  The JIS screwdrivers fit sooo much better.  I invested in a set when I did my restoration and I use it all the time.  Well worth the money.
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Posted 13 December 2019 - 11:32 AM

Wow.  Had no idea.  That makes sense.  Thanks for that info.

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 03:04 PM

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 03:56 PM

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View PostJohnnyWadd, on 04 March 2010 - 10:01 PM, said:

my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 09:18 PM

It ended up not being too bad after all.  The whole radio bezel, radio, and shifter area come out together easily once you get the rear console off.  Weird how they made it this way, but oh well.




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