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Old 06-30-2001, 03:43 PM   #1
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Question Special tools for stereo removal?

Hi, i finally picked up a new head unit... i did a search but most of the info i found was on the WRX. do i need any special tools to remove the stock 2.5RS stereo? or the trim around it? ....and, does anyone have a part# for the piece that i'll need to fill the gap left when i go to a single DIN? thanks...
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Old 06-30-2001, 03:57 PM   #2
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stormy night.....


small philips head
that should be all

metra pocket
MET 88-00-3001 i think is the model number.
thats the last one i used, seen used in a RS
also in a new WRX.

universal pocket put it on the bottom and fill it
with say a boost controler.....
boost controler........
or put a blank panal on the outside of it
and put your nitrous power up switches there
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Old 06-30-2001, 03:57 PM   #3
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The trim and stereo are very easy to remove...all you need is a phillips screwdriver.
1. Open your armrest cover, take off the caps nearest to the ebrake and remove those screws.
2. Pull the trim cover for the ebrake forward...it will pop right off, just remember to unplug the power mirror connector.
3. Unscrew your shiftknob and pull that trim part off too.
4. Slide out your ashtray.
5. Pull off the front trim piece from the bottom...just be careful. It will seem like you are going to snap them off, but it won't
6. Unscrew the four screws that hold in the stereo and slide it out.
7. Remove the connectors for the lighter, ashtray light and so on.
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Old 07-01-2001, 03:50 AM   #4
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Hey thanks lads. to be honest i tackled it before i was able to come back here and check for any replies.... but thanks just the same. it went fine. i fumbled the trim off, while a friend soldered all the wiring together indoors. other than a little bit of dremelling to allow the new head unit (Rfd Fsgt RSX9000) to sit where i wanted it; it all went smoothly. i left the stock CDP in place, as i had nothing else to fill the gap with. i'll track something down soon enough. boost controller is in the works, so maybe.....

thumbs up to the 9000 for anyone that is interested. there is a lot to be said for a CDP that can play MP3's! i did'nt think i'd get much use out of it, until i had squeezed 8 hours of my favorite tunes onto one disc

next up; Speakers.
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