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2004 radio removal

can i be directed as to how to remove my factor radio out a 2004 toyota xtracab?
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Re: 2004 radio removal

refer to the tech section....here: http://www.customtacos.com/tech/

and find the dash take apart instructions here: http://www.customtacos.com/tech/index.php?article=77

It's pretty simple but theres a lot of plastic stuff so just take it slow and be careful



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Re: 2004 radio removal

Check the first page in this 2003 dash removal chapter (attached) ...
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refer to the tech section....
i am trying the same, to remove the stereo of my Tacoma 2004, and i printed and followed all the instructions from the tech section. however i'm stuck now.

step #3 says "Remove ashtray and remove the phillips head screw on upper right side". im assuming the screw is inside the slot where the ashtray was, but there are too screws there. since the instructions are *VERY* detailed, im afraid i might be removing stuff i shouldnt.

also, it seems that the console below the dash, where there are two other lighters and the "toyota security", this console seems to be holding the dash, but the tech section doesnt say if i should remove that either (there are no screws!).

i need to find someone that went through all this, because these questions are not in the tech section....
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i am trying the same, to remove the stereo of my Tacoma 2004, and i printed and followed all the instructions from the tech section. however i'm stuck now.

step #3 says "Remove ashtray and remove the phillips head screw on upper right side". im assuming the screw is inside the slot where the ashtray was, but there are too screws there. since the instructions are *VERY* detailed, im afraid i might be removing stuff i shouldnt.

also, it seems that the console below the dash, where there are two other lighters and the "toyota security", this console seems to be holding the dash, but the tech section doesnt say if i should remove that either (there are no screws!).

i need to find someone that went through all this, because these questions are not in the tech section....
Ok, I did this to my '03 about 3 years ago, but this is what I remember from it:

I just checked the ashtray area, and there are two screws that hold the ashtray mounting frame to the black trim. Both of them will need to be removed.

You are correct that the console below the dash is holding the black trim in place. There are 2 plastic anchor things on each side of the console, close to the back. Once you remove those, the console can be moved out of the way to reveal a 3rd screw that holds the plastic trim in place. Those pins that hold the console are technically single use, but it is possible to remove them without breaking them. I actually never put them back because they are a pain to remove again should the need arise, and really not necessary anyway.

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You are correct that the console below the dash is holding the black trim in place. There are 2 plastic anchor things on each side of the console, close to the back. Once you remove those, the console can be moved out of the way to reveal a 3rd screw that holds the plastic trim in place.
you are absolutely right. this is the step that is missing in the tech section: removing the console below is a must, and reveals a 3rd screw, then the trim goes.

in my case i didnt need to remove the two screws of the ashtray, i just needed to pull the stereo a little bit and connect the TOYAUX. everything is back together, and working nicely.
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refer to the tech section....here: http://www.customtacos.com/tech/

and find the dash take apart instructions here: http://www.customtacos.com/tech/index.php?article=77

It's pretty simple but theres a lot of plastic stuff so just take it slow and be careful

The MIA Tech article on 1995.5 - 2004 dash take-apart instructions has been salvaged and re-posted as a new reference thread within Interior:

'95.5 - '04 Dash Take-Apart Instructions (TECH SALVAGE)

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