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Old 10-31-2009, 04:40 PM
W2RKJ W2RKJ is offline
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Dash storage bin

Greetings to all. Here's a question for the pro's. I am installing a transceiver in my 08 E83. I have placed the radio itself in the left rear compartment where the other electronics are located. I am planing on installing the remote head unit and microphone in the dash storage bin for maximum concealment. The question is, to remove the compartment, am I correct in understanding from posts in this site that the front vent plate has to be removed first to enable me to get to screws that will remove the compartment for access?
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Old 10-31-2009, 05:20 PM
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That's correct.

That vent panel is easily disengaged by grasping it at the upper corners and pulling slightly down and out.

You can then see how to remove a cable end attached to it, and set it aside.

The 2 screws retaining the storage bin are fairly obvious. (Plastic moulding pieces on the base of the bin provide the other means of support by interlocking with the dashboard frame.)

On reassembly, make sure that the foam gaskets around the vents seal properly as you slide the vent panel back into place.
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:49 PM
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:12 AM
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Thank you both, that's exactly what I needed. Now if I can snake the wires down to the console area I'm good to go. I really appreciate it.
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