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Old 06-18-2005, 22:01   #1 (permalink)
James Sweet
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'91 245 - removing radio?

I'm trying to upgrade the stereo in a friend's '91 245. The stock (broken)
unit is in the standard upper dash location, I removed the two screws but
it's still held pretty firmly from behind somewhere, any idea how to get it
out? Also I tried removing the glove box, took out all the screws around the
perimeter but it's still stuck solidly by something, right along the base it
feels like. Is there something I missed that they added on these newer
240's? It has an airbag so I'm hesitent to try and force anything, that and
generally if something needs to be forced it's not being done right.


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Old 06-20-2005, 07:01   #2 (permalink)
Mike F
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Re: '91 245 - removing radio?

James Sweet wrote:
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> I'm trying to upgrade the stereo in a friend's '91 245. The stock (broken)
> unit is in the standard upper dash location, I removed the two screws but
> it's still held pretty firmly from behind somewhere, any idea how to get it
> out? Also I tried removing the glove box, took out all the screws around the
> perimeter but it's still stuck solidly by something, right along the base it
> feels like. Is there something I missed that they added on these newer
> 240's? It has an airbag so I'm hesitent to try and force anything, that and
> generally if something needs to be forced it's not being done right.


I've never worked on an airbag 240 dash, but all the late ones I've
worked on have had the same glove box mounting as the ones from the
early 80s. The later ones have an interlocking 2 piece spring clip type
support at the rear that snaps together in 2 milliseconds (great for the
guy on the production line) but is a real pain to release (bad for us).
The only one I've ever taken out I disconnected (unbolted) the clip from
the back of the radio (with much cursing) to release it. Of course the
glove box needs to be out, and I had even removed the air grilles and
duct from below the radio.

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