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October 27th, 2008, 12:11 AM   #1  
How-to: Dash Front Removal and Aftermarket Head Unit Installation

How-to: Dash Removal and Aftermarket Head Unit Installation
I installed a Pioneer head unit in my 2004 Impala and I hope this how-to assists someone.

The main key for removing and replacing the dash front and installing the head unit in a 2000-2006 Impala:
-There are two screws behind the steering wheel up near the speedometer area that need to be removed.
-There are two more screws on either side of the dash (open both doors of the car to get to them)
-Once you have most of the dash removed you can either use special clips to remove the stock radio or just yank it out (which is what I did).
-Putting the head unit in is simple, just follow the directions that come with the radio and make sure all your speaker/raidio/signal cables match up.
-Place dashboard back on and make sure it is flush with the top of the dashboard.


If these instructions are too vague or you have specific questions please feel free to ask me questions or reply to this thread.

I can also answer questions about installing the 6 1/2" speakers and the 6X9 speakers.. I have plenty of experience.

 
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October 28th, 2008, 7:18 PM   #2  
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October 29th, 2008, 2:27 PM   #3  
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very nice diagram

 
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July 16th, 2009, 6:06 PM   #4  
Shawnvw:

you always post amazing graphics!! and I would like to thank you for that!!!

just to follow up on your post..How does one remove the top panel that is in between the steering wheel and a a windshield. Sorry, I do not know the exact name for it but it is the one htat I would buy the dashboard cover for.

Please let me know as i tried to remove that thing and could not figure it out.

thanks,
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July 16th, 2009, 7:45 PM   #5  
This piece??



Remove both a pillar covers and pry it up

 
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July 16th, 2009, 9:47 PM   #6  
Hi, Shawnvw:

thank you for your post. yes, I actually did not realize that there are two parts to the system. I need to remove the one that you showed in your previous post and the one that I drew an arrow to and am attaching the pic.
Do I just lift it or pull it? something besides the screws seems to hold it and I can not figure it out.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7469737@N05/3727635351/

Thank you in advance,

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July 17th, 2009, 8:20 PM   #7  
  1. <LI type=1>Remove the instrument panel (I/P) cluster trim plate. (see first pics at top of thread)<LI type=1>Remove the garnish moldings from the left and the right windshield pillar.



    <LI type=1>Starting at the right side, carefully lift upwards on the defroster grille in order to release the retainers. Continue working to the left side until all of the retainers are released. <LI type=1>Disconnect the daytime running lamps (DRL) sensor from the defroster grille. <LI type=1>Remove the defroster grille.



    <LI type=1>Remove the screws from the I/P upper trim pad. <LI type=1>Remove the remote keyless entry module. <LI type=1>Disengage the I/P insulator retainers near the glass from the upper trim pad.
  2. Remove the upper trim pad from the I/P.

 
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July 19th, 2009, 3:07 AM   #8  
Shawnvw:

This is exactly what I needed!!! You are awesome! Thank you very much!!

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May 17th, 2010, 3:35 PM   #9  
nice diy,,tnx for this..in return I would also want to share this Head Gasket Set,,hope someone would take interest from it.


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October 9th, 2010, 5:12 PM   #10  
Do I need to remove all thisto find the blend door actuator? I got the front dash panel off but can't see the actuator. One of your post say remove ip insulator, whats that?

 
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