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Grateful for instructions ( or directions to an existing thread
covering this information ) on removing the standard Pilot radio.
Particularly taking off the trim. The info needed to reduce
the learning curve, and possible trim damage, related to installing a new radio.
 

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Check out these instructions for installing a CD changer. The first few pages detail the removal of the head unit from the LX, EX-RES, and EX-Navi.
 

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Tim.S

Thank you for the information. Using the relevant drawing of the CD Removal Instructions as reference the radio trim was successfully removed by doing the following.

1. Allocated 15 minutes of time, undisturbed work
environment, and mental preparation not to be
hasty in removing the radio trim. Necessary so as to not
damage the soft plastic associated with the trim.

2. Removed the upper of the two blank switch covers
on the right side of the radio trim. The selected blank
cover has a slot on its bottom for a pry tool to lever
the cover out. The pry tool utilized was a thin &
wide bladed regular screwdriver. The screwdriver blade
wrapped with a bit of duct tape and then blade wrapped
with a shop cloth. Carefully levering the screwdriver
( one is not to be rushed doing this ) resulted in the
the cover coming off.

3. Selected the largest allen wrench in the collection of tools,
together with a large vise grip. The objective being to use
the allen wrench as the main tool for pulling out the radio trim.
The objective was accomplished by wrapping the short end of
the allen wrench and shaft with duct tape and shop cloth.
Inserted the short end into the removed switch cover
( see 2 above ). Fiddled around to get the allen key short
end with good purchase on the rear of the radio trim.
Then using the big vise grip, locked onto the allen key shaft,
and some focused strength, it was possible to start the pull-
out of the upper right of the radio trim. Using care, logic, and
the wrapped thin blade screwdriver in Step 1 above all of the
trim was removed. Working from the trim upper right right
around to the upper left. The trim all coming out. The two left
side connectors disconnected and the radio trim set aside.
Easy access thusly to the radio.

4 The radio trim replaced by re-connecting the left side
connectors, fitting and pressing in the radio trim and the
removed blank switch cover.
 

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move radio in EX lower

Is it possible (and easy) to move the radio in the EX (non-NAV) to the lower position like it is in the NAV version? I'd like to put it
lower and use the upper space maybe for a little storage drawer or something (where the NAV screen normally would be).

Thoughts?


Carl
 

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You'd need to order the trim plate and maybe the mounting brackets which are standard on the Navi dash. But otherwise is should be doable. Neatly filling the space left by the radio will be more difficult.

Here's the instructions for removing the radio from the "non-Navi" Pilot and for removing the radio from the Navi Pilot, so you can compare. (from Ferdball's website)

Maybe SteveLuman or someone with a parts manual ;) can get you the part numbers for the trim plate and brackets. :1zhelp:
 
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