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Old 04-17-2004, 12:02 AM   #1
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Question How to remove center panel of STI

Hey everyone, I just got an STI. And I want to install a head unit, but I don't know how to remove the center panel and also I want to install door speakers. Any help, will be appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 04-17-2004, 12:21 AM   #2
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Yeah, I did that one. And I did it all wrong the first time. I thought to myself, Hey, you must have to remove this stuff at the bottom to be able to get the surrounding pieces out of the way. I looked and kept going further back finding stuff that overlapped the piece I wanted to remove. I ended up going all the way back to the center console, taking it apart and off, taking the e-brake surround off, taking that little tray under the e-brake off, taking the gear shift surround off, taking the ash tray area off, unscrewing the glove box and the driver's side dash (because they overlap the center of the dash console), only to find out that all I had to do was basically, carefully pry the center out and then remove the blanking plate and cubby hole box (6 screws hold them in place, 3 right, 3 left). Then I got to put all of that back together and boy was I happy with myself. I got it all back together only to find that I hadn't reconnected the DCCD. Haven't taken it all back apart to reconnect it because I figure the car is pretty smart and doesn't need me telling it what to do, but now I need to because that darn factory 6 disc changer is crapped out (and to think I bought it because it would be easy to install, keep the factory look, and provide 6 discs in the dash). After I take it apart tomorrow (again), I'll give you better (more detailed) instructions
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Old 04-17-2004, 11:06 AM   #3
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when the STi first came out and everybody was installing head units a couple of people put up how tos on various message boards. try searching here, but also poke around at scoobymods and imprezawrxsti.com (iirc).

it's really not that bad a job to do, but it helps to know how to do it right before you start.
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Old 04-17-2004, 01:06 PM   #4
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Should be the same for the STi as the WRX:

1. Open cupholder and take out the 2 screws on either side and pull the entire thing out.
2. Carefully pull on the trim piece around where the HU will go and it will pop out. There are 4 pop clips.
3. This is the part I'm not sure of. . .there should be 6 screws holding the HU cage in place. 3 on either side. Remove those and the cage will pop out.
4. Install your HU and reinstall in reverse.

For the door speakers:

1. Roll the window down first as it will make it easier to remove the panel.
2. Look in the door grab and pop the plastic piece up to gain access to the screw beneath it. Be careful as the piece only comes up one way and hinges on the other side. It's easy to break this piece off by accident.
3. Pull up on the entire door grab area and disconnect the connectors for the power windows and door locks.
4. You should see another screw beneath now. Remove that.
5. At the corner where the door meets the A-pillar, remove the black plastic triangle piece by pulling on it.
6. There is a trim piece around the door handle. You can either try to pop it off with a credit card by working your way around the inside edges or you can just pull on the door panel and the piece should just pop off. I've done it the latter way many times and haven't broken it, but you need to be quick and just pop it.
7. The door panel comes off easiest from the bottom up. It's held on with pop clips.

Hope that helps.

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Old 04-17-2004, 01:08 PM   #5
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Here's a post with some helpful information: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=170844

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Old 04-18-2004, 02:35 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone, however, I cann't seem to find any pictures on the installations for the head unit. I'm scare, I'm going to break something on the trim part, since it's so tight. Hope, everything goes well.
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Old 04-18-2004, 10:39 AM   #7
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I'm scare, I'm going to break something on the trim part
As long as you work slowly there shouldn't be any problem. The trim is stronger than it looks. I generally try to start at the corners and work around.
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Old 04-18-2004, 11:05 AM   #8
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What I used to pry mine off was one of those rubber spatulas for cooking.

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Old 04-18-2004, 11:34 AM   #9
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Thanks for the tips and help everyone; you guys are really helpfull.
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