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    al7barfly is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    XLR Radio Removal

    Does anyone know how to remove the radio from the XLR? It's a 2004. It has NO XM tuner, and I'm needing to install a Coastaltech ipod connection. Seems like the trim should just pop off, but I certainly don't want break anything.

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    Re: XLR Radio Removal

    sure lemme pull it up

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    Re: XLR Radio Removal

    1st remove the trim plate:
    1. Remove the console trim plate. Refer to Trim Plate Replacement - Console . (IDK why that needs removed but if you need it i will include it at the end)
    2. Grasp the I/P accessory trim plate at the top edge and pull rearward to disengage the retaining clips.

    Important

    Do NOT damage the metal accent trim on the trim plate.
    3. Disconnect the electrical connector at the hazard flasher switch.
    4. Remove the hazard flasher switch from the trim plate.

    Now removal of the radio:
    1 Remove the cover from the I/P electrical center.
    2 Remove the RDO/CD MiniFuseŽ #5 from the I/P electrical center.
    3 Remove the I/P accessory trim plate. Refer to Trim Plate Replacement - Instrument Panel (I/P) Accessory in Instrument Panel, Gauges and Console.
    4 Remove the screws retaining the radio control to the I/P center support bracket.
    5 Begin to remove the radio control from the center support bracket enough to access the connectors at rear of the radio control.
    6 Disconnect the electrical/audio and coaxial cable connectors from the radio control.
    7 Remove the radio control.
    8 Remove the retaining bolts from the radio mounting bracket. Remove the bracket from the radio.


    Trim plate removal-console:
    1 Open the ashtray door.
    2 Pry the rear of the shifter trim plate up with a blunt tool to release the trim from the console.
    3 Pull upward on the trim plate.
    4 Disconnect the electrical connector to the trim plate.
    5 Remove the trim plate.




    goodluck!

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    Re: XLR Radio Removal

    To get the shifter trimplate off you just have to remove the shift knob.
    Slip the chrome collar down carefully and loosen the T-15 screw under it.
    Then take the knob off.
    Lift up on the trimplate from the center compartment BE SURE THE CUPHOLDER DOOR IS OPEN AS YOU REMOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! (or it will break)
    Disconnect any electrical connections you need to as you lift, then set the plate aside, pull the main dash trimplate towards you as described, unhook the hazard switch connector and move that trim plate someplace safe as well.
    The radio is easy to get out after that.

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    Re: XLR Radio Removal

    1st remove the trim plate:

    2. Grasp the I/P accessory trim plate at the top edge and pull rearward to disengage the retaining clips.

    So I won't break anything by simply pulling this away??

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    Re: XLR Radio Removal

    If you have the console plate off already, then no you should be fine.
    The main accessory trim plate has only spring clips holding it on.
    Just be careful not to yank too hard.

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    Re: XLR Radio Removal

    Midnight auto supply should subscribe here. They simply use a crow bar, and they get it out of there.

    LOL

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    Re: XLR Radio Removal

    How did the ipod connection work?

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