Originally Posted by Jsquared
But I've got a couple questions, if anyone has the time to answer them:
Do I need to disconnect the car battery before starting?
You mention the 2 wires for power and ground, what do you do with the extra ones?
Any tips or tricks to getting the dash out?
I recommend disconnecting the battery, one wrong move and you could blow a fuse. You can do it without disconnecting the battery but safety for a reason.
The 2 wires for power and ground were in the harness. Shouldn't hurt anything to remove the wire that isn't connected. I just crimped them together. Take a look at your harness, should come with a wire diagram.
For the dash, you can use a puddy knife(or actually by the panel removal tool at an auto store) to help pry out the dash to keep from making marks on it. Though I just used a large flat head screwdriver with no ill effects. The tabs that go on the back side of the dash panel will some times come off and stick to the slots they go in, just remove them with pliers and stick them back on.