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Old 10-22-2003, 12:45 PM
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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.

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Open the Ash Tray..

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

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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, 12:47 PM
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Pull the lower left corner of the panel. Then 2nd clip will come out of place.

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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.

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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, 12:49 PM
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Remove the wire that goes to the "passanger airbag light"

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

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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, 12:52 PM
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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:



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

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

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My Hidden Wires! They fit no problem. Plenty of room inside!
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Old 10-22-2003, 12:53 PM
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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, 12:56 PM
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Removing the Side Panel:

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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.

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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, 12:58 PM
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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:

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Sorry its dark!
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Old 10-22-2003, 12:59 PM
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is that rain spots on the window???????????????car wash.............car wash .........j/k
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Old 10-22-2003, 12:59 PM
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How tall is that antenna? It looks pretty low-profile
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Old 10-22-2003, 01:01 PM
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lol!

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

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Old 10-22-2003, 01:02 PM
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nice set-up by the way
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Old 10-22-2003, 01:05 PM
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The antenna is VERY small!

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



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Old 10-22-2003, 01:08 PM
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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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Old 10-22-2003, 01:19 PM
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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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Old 10-23-2003, 04:37 AM
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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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