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Old 10-22-2003, 11:45 AM
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Full Radio Removal (and XM Install) - Photos & Instructions!

I've gotten so many questions and i've seen so much posted about removing your radio! So I took some pictures. Hope this all helps.


Open the Ash Tray..


Remove the Ash Tray Dish (Makes it a little easier)


Pull the bottom right corner of the Dash Panel. You will hear 1 clip snap out of place.
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Old 10-22-2003, 11:47 AM
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Pull the lower left corner of the panel. Then 2nd clip will come out of place.


Slowly pull the panel from the sides, starting with the bottom and working your way up. You will feel a total of 3 clips on each side pop out.


Here I have outlined where the clips are! A little extra force may be needed in this spots. Remember to pull straight out..
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Old 10-22-2003, 11:49 AM
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Remove the wire that goes to the "passanger airbag light"


If you choose, you can remove the headunit by removing the 4 circled screws.


Here is the mess of wires and where I selected to mount the FM Modulator for the XM Roady.
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Old 10-22-2003, 11:52 AM
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Here is how I removed to Center console so that I could better hide the XM Roady Wires running from the FM Modulator:




Place your fingers in the hole where the center console snaps in.


Lift up and away. This should unsnap with little effort.


My Hidden Wires! They fit no problem. Plenty of room inside!
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ScottFcasni:

Great pics! Thanks for the details.

Where and how did you mount the antenna?
What antenna did you use?
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Old 10-22-2003, 11:56 AM
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Removing the Side Panel:


Slowly pull from the botton at each arrow that i've drawn. Apply more pressure when pulling on the left side of this piece. The right side has a piece of plastic that hooks around the console frame.


Here is what I did!!




I hope this all helps!!

Let me know if you have any questions. When the weather gets better I will show how to install the antenna on the roof for XM!!
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Old 10-22-2003, 11:58 AM
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I used the antenna that came with the roady! It is reallly small! You can see a pic of it here:


Sorry its dark!
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is that rain spots on the window???????????????car wash.............car wash .........j/k
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How tall is that antenna? It looks pretty low-profile
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Old 10-22-2003, 12:01 PM
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lol!

It was pooring and i'm outside taking pictures for F150 Online!!!

:-)
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nice set-up by the way
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The antenna is VERY small!



The antenna itself is very small! I have tried to find pictures that shows this..



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ScottFcasni:

What do you have the Rhody mounted too, and where did the mounting arm come from?

EDIT: My bad, I can see that it is mounted directly to the dash. The blue conduit looked like one of those flexible cables.
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The mounting kit came in the box. The only thing it did not include was the FM Modulator.

I hid the loose wires in the wire loom (I think thats what It is called). I picked blue because I thought it looked nice.
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ScottFcasni:

What power source did you tie into with the FM Modulator?
Is it the lighter?

Thanks!

Don't forget to post pics of the wiring for the antenna....
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