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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, Removing A/C grilles & center trim plate... in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Hello! I'm putting back the original radio in my 89 brougham, but it looks like i have to put it ...
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    Hello!

    I'm putting back the original radio in my 89 brougham, but it looks like i have to put it in from the inside. However, i must remove the front trim panel. Then 2 problems appear, one screw...or nut (i can't see it) seems to hold the trim panel in place in the middle (between the air vents). Next problem, how do you remove the air vents without tool J-24612-01 (the tool is 225$...) ??

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    Re: Removing A/C grilles & center trim plate...

    Very carefully. I always used a small flathead screwdriver to bend the tabs down a bit, one at a time, while slowly rocking them out the front of the dash. Takes time, but it works. Good luck on your project!

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    Re: Removing A/C grilles & center trim plate...

    Thx, it's all fixed now, so this post is not needed any longer, i just used my nails and fingers to remove the air vents...no need for a 225$ tool, it was really easy x) Anyhow, this is how it looks now! It's not all straight, but i will fix it up and connect the wires tomorrow when i got daylight!
    DSCN5047.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeppi94 View Post
    Thx, it's all fixed now, so this post is not needed any longer, i just used my nails and fingers to remove the air vents...no need for a 225$ tool, it was really easy x) Anyhow, this is how it looks now! It's not all straight, but i will fix it up and connect the wires tomorrow when i got daylight!
    <img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=143337"/>
    Glad to see you got it in.
    Nice UX1 by the way ....is it from a chevy? (black buttons/ face)

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    Re: Removing A/C grilles & center trim plate...

    I bought it from Ebay, it's re built and got Aux now, so i can play music from my cellphone, or MP3. But i believe it was in a Cadillac Seville once.

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    Re: Removing A/C grilles & center trim plate...

    Where did you see the tool for sale? On a website? I would prefer this over screwdrivers to pull out tabs. Takes too long.

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    Re: Removing A/C grilles & center trim plate...

    Nice. Did it plug right in and mount in the same spot? Straight forward swap?

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    Re: Removing A/C grilles & center trim plate...

    I never saw the tool forsale myself, but on another Cadillac forum...i saw someone had a thread about this same question, and someone in there had bought tool J-24612-01 for 225$. But try to search the net, i've not seen it on Ebay yet.

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    Re: Removing A/C grilles & center trim plate...

    I had to remove some plastic covers that held up the other much smaller JVC radio, and i removed the plastic panel and AC grilles to be able to mount it from the inside, otherwise than that, it did fit perfectly in the old mounting dock!

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    Re: Removing A/C grilles & center trim plate...

    Good job, I like your projects and things you have done in your gorgeous car . I think we need to use AUX Adapters too given that cassette player is out of order and CD player sucks because it's aftermarket lol ,other than that only option is radio and it only tunes uneven numbers

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    Re: Removing A/C grilles & center trim plate...

    i Bought this radio re manufactured from Ebay, so everything on it still works...and yes, i do use cassettes a lot I buy new empty cassettes and put my favorite songs on My goal is to make my car as good as new...if not better. In the future, when i got the money (i'm just 19, have had my drivers license for a little bit more than a year :P ) i'm gonna take it all apart, blaster the paint and the little rust away (it's a Canada car...so it has a little rust) and have it painted in it's original Academy Gray metallic color (current paint job which is original is sprayed with scratches and such from the wintery Canadian roads. But my next project is to make the Opera lights work again. Now I've mostly focused on the engine, putting in new good oil, emptied the radiator and put new coolant in, and cleaned carb/throttle body, to make it "mechanically safe" so now at least i know that the engine is good for a few years
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    Re: Removing A/C grilles & center trim plate...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeppi94 View Post
    I never saw the tool forsale myself, but on another Cadillac forum...i saw someone had a thread about this same question, and someone in there had bought tool J-24612-01 for 225$. But try to search the net, i've not seen it on Ebay yet.
    yup found the otehr website..
    http://forums.cadillaclasalleclub.or...?topic=93128.0
    guess screwdrivers it is

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