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2005 SSR. The Radio- CD player has go on the blink. Tried some suggested remedies and they don't work. Have ordered a new Radio / CD in dash 6 CD player. Factory OEM

Can any body give me instructions or tutorial on how to take the dash apart to remove and replace the radio/cd player. Does whole dash have to come apart or just the top.? Any diagrams or instructions would help. or a point in the right direction .. Hints or tips also

Big Thanks!!

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Go to Search box and search "Library", there you'll find info on how to do it.
 

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After Radio change you MUST have Dealer program replacement Radio to your SSR VIN#.

Radio will not work and is part of SSR Security System.

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Email me, [email protected] I am in Clearwater, we will help you do this.
 

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thanks Guys. Going to take the dash apart tomorrow. Going to do the stepper motors in the instrument cluster at the same time. Check everything.
Thanks for the site information. Dicktator your the best Big think You. i have a friend who has built some hot rods coming over to help me .

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Hi guys. Well With the Tutorial the dash came apart with no complications in 18 minutes. Now Trying to get it back together is another thing. Im having trouble aligning the Air Conditioning duck work with the dash vent louvers . Anybody got a trick on how to do that. ???

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Hi guys. Well With the Tutorial the dash came apart with no complications in 18 minutes. Now Trying to get it back together is another thing. Im having trouble aligning the Air Conditioning duck work with the dash vent louvers . Anybody got a trick on how to do that. ???

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In case you haven’t noticed yet the vent vanes are extremely fragile. Avoid attempting to use them for prying, etc. I have a 12” piece of 1/4” dowel I use to guide the plenums to line up with the vents. If it’s not too late I would recommend that you look at the cluster lens for scratches. Mine was scratched pretty heavily and I was able to remove most of them with a mild plastic polish.
 

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Air Duct Alignment

Hi guys. Well With the Tutorial the dash came apart with no complications in 18 minutes. Now Trying to get it back together is another thing. Im having trouble aligning the Air Conditioning duck work with the dash vent louvers . Anybody got a trick on how to do that. ???

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The foam that was installed by the factory as a "seal" around these ducts frequently deteriorates with age and loses its ability to hold the ducts in place. Velcro may help...see this post:


http://www.ssrfanatic.com/forum/f5/dash-removal-experience-129553/#post2260569

You might also consider removing each vent vane assembly at its upper and lower pins using a plastic pry tool so you can better align the ducts, then reinstalling the vanes after the dash face is reinstalled. It's a bit more work but will save you from the risk of breaking vanes by stuffing a dowel through them to achieve alignment of the ducts.
 

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Hi guys. Well With the Tutorial the dash came apart with no complications in 18 minutes. Now Trying to get it back together is another thing. Im having trouble aligning the Air Conditioning duck work with the dash vent louvers . Anybody got a trick on how to do that. ???

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Use a long narrow screw driver (or similar object) and stick it through the vent veins (be careful to not damage or knock the veins out of their detents). You will need a flashlight to align the duct with the vent. Be careful, get one aligned and push the dash into place. Move from one side to the other.
 

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In case you haven’t noticed yet the vent vanes are extremely fragile. Avoid attempting to use them for prying, etc. I have a 12” piece of 1/4” dowel I use to guide the plenums to line up with the vents. If it’s not too late I would recommend that you look at the cluster lens for scratches. Mine was scratched pretty heavily and I was able to remove most of them with a mild plastic polish.
Mine are good No scratches
 

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Well Little Red's radio finally came back from the Repair Depot and I installed it today. Working Great. The Local G.M. Dealership had to do the re-programming but it all went well..
The dash went back together without a hitch and in tack.

I want to take this opportunity to thank " DICKTATOR " for sending me the photo guide pages on the dash removal. They really made a difference. What a wonderful reference source and true gentleman he is. A Big thank you also to all the members that contributed to the success of the project with helpful hints and tips.

The job could not have been done without you.

Im proud to be a member of this forum and own an SSR.

Layne12gun
 
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