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Removing the plastic bezel around the radio

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Old 10-28-2010, 08:14 AM   #1
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Removing the plastic bezel around the radio

How dos the bezel around the radio get removed? Just pop it off or does other trim around need to be removed first?
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:25 AM   #2
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On one of mine there are two screws sort of hidden, just above the climate controls, that is where I would start. We will remove it soon and repaint a different color. Good luck.
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:10 AM   #3
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If you're referring to this piece:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2003-...#ht_500wt_1164

Then it just pops off. No screws involved. No other trim removal required. Work a PLASTIC pry bar around the outside. There are a total of 4 clips, 2 on top, 2 on the side near the bottom. Also expect wires going to the climate controls.




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Old 10-28-2010, 09:14 AM   #4
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If you're referring to this piece:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2003-...#ht_500wt_1164

Then it just pops off. No screws involved. No other trim removal required. Work a PLASTIC pry bar around the outside. There are a total of 4 clips, 2 on top, 2 on the side near the bottom. Also expect wires going to the climate controls.
That's it exactly.

No screws then?
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:15 AM   #5
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On one of mine there are two screws sort of hidden, just above the climate controls, that is where I would start. We will remove it soon and repaint a different color. Good luck.
Another responder showed me a picture of an identical bezel. My doesn't have any screws above the climate controls.
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That's it exactly.

No screws then?
Correct, to remove that bezel there are no screws. There are 2 screws to remove the radio once that bezel is removed, but that will become obvious when the bezel is gone.




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Old 10-28-2010, 09:59 AM   #7
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Correct, to remove that bezel there are no screws. There are 2 screws to remove the radio once that bezel is removed, but that will become obvious when the bezel is gone.
Very good. Thank you.
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:30 AM   #8
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Crazy Joe Devola (I hope that is a Seinfeld reference and I didn't just insult you), Check out this thread for removing the radio bezel: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=271666

I recommend using a flat, wide object so you don't leave any marks. I use a butter knife and haven't left any marks.

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I popped mine off with a 3" wide paint scrapper. Worked just fine.

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I took the 4 screws off the bezel just under topp of dash, and have some play with now with bezel, but it doesnt seem to want to get loose all around....its a 1988 ford ranger some bozo stuck a radio BEHIND the bezel and not secure it...so need to replace it, but can't get old radio out thru bezel I am scred I am going to vreak it,,, tried to find a utube viseo on how to..no luck
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remove the two small screws under the bottom of the bezel, then carefully snap the rest of the brackets off. the radio should come out with it.
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This thread is from last year. I think the original poster may have already figured it out by now. On the 4 door Explorers from 2002-2005, I know for a fact that there are no screws holding this bezel in place. Also, +1 on someone else's suggestion of using a butter knife. No marks!




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On the 1996 xlt there are 2 small screws on the front on the facing. these are practically hidden near the botton. once you get those out, and pull the radio out (which is still attached) there are two screws on the right side that hold the radio in.
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On the 1996 xlt there are 2 small screws on the front on the facing. these are practically hidden near the botton. once you get those out, and pull the radio out (which is still attached) there are two screws on the right side that hold the radio in.
All fine and good, but this section of the bulletin board is for 2002-2005 Explorers, which are a different animal than a 1996 model.
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