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VE Radio Faceplate Removal

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by VE_WagonII, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. VE_WagonII

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    Hi
    Sorry to rehash an old post however today I finalky have time to work on my car
    Replacing my Series 2 radio trim surround
    People have forwarded info however I need more specific instructions.
    Does the radio/ A/C control faceplate just pull off?
    Also to replace the faceplate trim surround do I need to remove the glovebox?
    See attached photo.
    Cheers
     
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    Just noticed photo too large to uplaod
     
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    The glove box comes off.
    The front trim comes off, carefully.
    The top cover is attached to the facia. The cover that goes around the vents and over the centre speaker. It’s attached with three screws at the top.

    I’ll get some photos later for you.
     
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    Cropping the photo will work
     
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    Try using a 3rd party hosting site like Imgur.
     
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    @VE_WagonII has been outted.
    Rule number one of imgur club is don’t talk about imgur club.
     
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    I have the two parts separated but will be one piece on yours. Undo the screws on top & front, pull the wedge clips on top up, then the facia clips on the bottom half of the facia. They will be tough to pull.
     

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    The hard part is the coloured trim that sits over the facia. May the person who designed that, step in water while wearing socks.
     
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    Or dog doo while barefoot.
     
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    Fu Manchu, You Sir are a man on great knowledge Thank you.

    This forum is awesome.
     
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    Well installed the new trim today. Only took about an hour or so. The things you find when you start pulling things apart. Broken clips, cracked trims and missing screws.
    I was always taught, do things PROPERLY the first time or dont do it at all. But I suppose thats second hand cars.
    Heres the original face plate, broken, cracked and wasn't even screwed in to the console.
    Hot tip, when you change trims etc keep all the old clips, screws etc You never know when you'll need them
     

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    Yep. Agreed. This is why I am doing this stuff myself.
    Sick of fixing bodged up repairs by professionals that don't care.

    Thanks for posting and letting us know how you went.
     

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