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HI, I have an AU series 1, i'm 'trying' to get the damn grey plastic centre facia off, i've read a couple of threads that say that it just "unclips" how the heck does it unclip, i'm already cut my finger try to pull the damn thing off! please help!.
 

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its really tight but it will just pull off... i think from memory there are 2 screws behind the ashtray? might be wrong though its been a while
 

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yes i have temoved the screws, looks like i need to pull more (prardon the pun)
 

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Definatly nothing wrong with pulling more
 

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XTS220, I think you are correct, I now have 4 cut fingers and a dammaged ego!, the damn thing still wont come off!
 

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I pulled the sterio out, removed the screws, and edged my fingers around the outside of the panels

It does pull off, but needs some force..
 

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how do i remove the stereo?
 

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you need special hooks to snap in and then release the locking mechanism... You can get away with coathangers but its not easy... Is it a DD head unit? Or single with security torque bits?
 

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its a double
 

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You really need to update your profile so we know where you are...

any good Car Audio place will pop the unit out in under 10 secounds with thier tool

They propb help with telling you where the screws are too

cheers
 

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I been using the forums for over a year, man i'm lazy... should be updated now...
 

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ah yeah, i hate that stupid thing, i was fidding for 20 minutes trying to get it off, in the end i gave up coz my fingers were all sliced.
never got it off and installed the stereo without taking it off as i found out i didnt have to :p
 

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I need to take mine off becuase the damn thing rattles, and its giveing me the s#%t's
 

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yep as everyone has said, you need to take the stereo out, there is two screws behind it (i left mine out, so the stereo can stay in next time) Like laminge said, most stereo places will do it for free. Then remove the ash tray, as you have done, take the screws out, it then unclips, but you will have to disconect power to the cigerette lighter, etc..

not to hard, once you get past that stereo.
 

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I use Gary Car Radio in the City, the Store Manager is Tom

Been using him for over 10 years now... my last 3 AU's was simple task to pop the sterio, however if you try it yourself, like i did on the TE, I pushed to far in and stuffed uo the clips and had to drill them out!

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For memory Ford can sell you the part to remove it, i just dont know how much its worth - If your in QLD i can probarly help you out with removing it, but it will cost.
 

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I found a set of these in my car after my premium head unit stuffed up, I guess they accidently left them there.
 
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