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Old 10-13-2010, 05:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello!

How to disassemble circeled area?


It is for my dads Subaru. he needs Tomtom navigation charge cable to stick out somewhere there. I am very familiar with electronics, but never worked with subaru.

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Old 10-13-2010, 08:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you'll need to access it from underneath.
The center bezel around the radio can be pulled out. It's held in with clips that hold it in very firmly. It pulls straight back. I started at the bottom. The vent controls are not removed with the bezel.
Once you get that off the radio is easy to remove and access the underside of the dash.

Good luck.
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thanks, ill try that.
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Old 10-13-2010, 03:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think you'll need to access it from underneath.
The center bezel around the radio can be pulled out. It's held in with clips that hold it in very firmly. It pulls straight back. I started at the bottom. The vent controls are not removed with the bezel.
Once you get that off the radio is easy to remove and access the underside of the dash.

Good luck.
Be very careful doing it that way. I marred up my dash on the drivers side. And busted one of the blades in the vent.
I think Subaru got rid of some of the rattles by fitting the dash together extremely tight.
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Old 10-13-2010, 03:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, I've got a small scratch on the gauge cluster from taking it in and out many time for my carputer install. Be real careful, the plastic under the clusters black paint is white.

This has been posted before but here is a pdf of how to get it apart.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Check this out:
http://www.kudausa.com/manuals/276145.pdf
I did follow official Subaru steps (mentioned above) - but I was installing XM/media hub units.
Hope this helps.
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
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AWESOME help guys!!!
thanks a lot!
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:28 AM   #8 (permalink)
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OK, Job done!
I tought it will be harder to take dash apart

everything removed


Top cover with dock on


everything back 2ge4


power taken from cig lighter.

thanks for help.
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Sorry to bring up an old thread, but I'm hoping someone is still paying attention to it - I recently purchased a 2011 OB and am trying to get that center front panel off surrounding the radio. The instructions are nice in that they tell you where the clips are, but I can't get my thumbs in the vent to release the clips at all. Any tips? I really don't want to break anything on a one week old car . Thanks!
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:22 AM   #10 (permalink)
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get a dash removal kit. You can probably pick them up from most auto parts stores i would guess.
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