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Center console radio and control removal (4200)

I created a PowerPoint presentation on DIY instructions for removing the radio / radio buttons / other control panels and buttons.

https://acrobat.com/#d=Yp3VBJTpOU3ajsVOcBr5xA

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Andrew,
Your link goes to Acrobat website. I don't have the Acrobat software besides the free reader. Do I need to get more or is there a different format that works for everyone? I remember seeing a few threads how to get it posted so everyone can see it. Thanks in advance for putting together the DIY.
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I click on it and says doscument can't be found. Very interested in this so if any other means of posting available that would be great.

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I changed the account access setting. Everyone should be able to view it. I don't think you need any special software.

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I created a PowerPoint presentation on DIY instructions for removing the radio / radio buttons / other control panels and buttons.

https://acrobat.com/#d=Yp3VBJTpOU3ajsVOcBr5xA

Hope this helps people out.
Excellent illustrations!

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Okay, I think I got it. I changed it to PDF so it has a new link...

https://acrobat.com/#d=IOb5KK9yO3VrNVh2caS4mA

Let me know if it works now.

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Just Awesome - This should be a sticky post
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Nice presentation. For me, the Allen wrench did not work when pulling up the oval T-handle plate, I ended up using a 2.75mm crochet hook.

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Excellent!! Think I will have to build up a little courage to tackle. Looks like a pretty gentle hand is required. Sure took all of the usual guess work with potentially disasterous results out of the equation though. Great job and thanks for taking the time to share with us!

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Bummer, thought I had run across the very thing I need. This link just takes you to acrobat unfortunately. I am looking for instructions on taking out the display in the center console. Sorry to hijack, just looking for ideas since the radio hasn't worked in over a year.
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Bummer, thought I had run across the very thing I need. This link just takes you to acrobat unfortunately. I am looking for instructions on taking out the display in the center console. Sorry to hijack, just looking for ideas since the radio hasn't worked in over a year.

Straight-slot screwdriver - find the slots in the middle of each side of the display unit assembly... stuff a layer or two of cloth/towel/paper towel/alpaca fur/whatever behind it to guard against damaging the leather, and wedge/pry each side out - done... you definitely found the right thread for that - maybe not the right thread for fixing your problem, since this assembly is just the control panel... unlikely that actual functionality of the radio is affected by this unit; more likely to be part of the NIT unit itself, or even something as simple as a blown fuse.



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Bummer, thought I had run across the very thing I need. This link just takes you to acrobat unfortunately. I am looking for instructions on taking out the display in the center console. Sorry to hijack, just looking for ideas since the radio hasn't worked in over a year.
I just checked the links, they seem to still work on my end. It does take a minute or two for them to load though. The top link is PowerPoint and the second one down is PDF. The PDF loads faster. Try it again and if it doesn't work, PM me with your email address, I'll send you the PowerPoint or PDF file (your choice).

And I was just in Nashville yesterday! I spent the night in downtown. If you would have posted this a day earlier, I could have helped you out in person!

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Ah, you're right, it does take a while. Good info.

I'm pretty sure it is the head unit and not the NIT. For some odd reason, the radio started working out of the blue last night, then stopped again. While trying to determine what was happening, I discovered that by pushing on the display it would start again. Alas, I pushed too hard once, and cracked it. I'm such an idiot.

Anyone know where to find a replacement display?
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Try a member on here, dcautomotive. He parts out wrecked cars. Here's a link to one of his posts.

https://www.maseratilife.com/forums/s...?t=9860&page=3

It'd be unfortunate to have to buy a new one since they are so expensive and for the most part, not that great in the first place.

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If DC Auto doesn't have one, there's also a wrecked Coupe on ebay (unless he recently sold it... I searched just now & can't find the link), and you might ask him if he'd sell you the display. He's trying to sell the entire car, but there's always a chance he'll have to end up parting it out.



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