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Old 12-29-2007, 05:14 PM   #1
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Hi! I have been reading som e of the threads and really feel for you guy's up in the North...sorry you have to live there....Its a nice 61 here in Tyler and I am hoping to pull the old cassett unit out of the 345 and replace it with a newer CD player. My question is where do I take tha dash appart in order to access the existing radio. I also want to have a new dash cover made since I will be doing a complete interior overhall so it needs to come completly out.
I also need to know how to remove the decrative wood grain panel on the front of the dash without damaging it.
Pete
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Old 12-29-2007, 06:06 PM   #2
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I am restoring my overlander and was thinking that same thing today. I would like to know how to get my old am fm out? Let my know if you find out

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Old 12-29-2007, 07:44 PM   #3
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Hi! I have been reading som e of the threads and really feel for you guy's up in the North...sorry you have to live there....Its a nice 61 here in Tyler and I am hoping to pull the old cassett unit out of the 345 and replace it with a newer CD player. My question is where do I take tha dash appart in order to access the existing radio. I also want to have a new dash cover made since I will be doing a complete interior overhall so it needs to come completly out.
I also need to know how to remove the decrative wood grain panel on the front of the dash without damaging it.
Pete
Pete, check out the following link. Chaplain Kent did a dash and wiring harness make over on his MH. You might find some interesting info there.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f311...ver-21077.html

Good luck and keep us posted on your progress!

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Old 12-29-2007, 07:46 PM   #4
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By a strange coincidence, I am sitting next to our radio in our Sovereign. It's pretty straightforward, you will need to unscrew the two screws holding the handle in the front housing, and remove the handle. After that, there are several screws and clips holding the front mounting plate in place, and the knob attachment nuts on the front of the radio. There will also be a fader control in the front mount plate, you will need to remove the mounting nuts for it as well. I cut the wires leading to the fader control, as our new radio has one built in.
Each speaker has two wires that go to the radio, if your new unit has a common ground, you will need to ground the speakers.
Let me know if you need more info, I'll try to get more in-depth.
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