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Old 09-23-2010, 08:19 AM   #1
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2011 Radio Removal Help

I just picked up a new 2011 2 door earlier this week and plan on replacing the base RES radio with a SAT version and adding bluetooth, SAT and an iPod adapter. Does anyone have instructions yet on how to remove the radio from the 2011? I was looking at the dash this morning and it almost looks like the entire top half of the dash needs to be removed to gain access to the radio as the trim around the radio appears to be all one piece with the top portion of the dashboard.


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Old 09-23-2010, 08:42 AM   #2
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It's easy. Remove the dash top piece- you should be able to pop it up by hand (grip it and rip it method), or use a flathead screwdriver. Then, grab the mesh net at the bottom of the center stack, and pull that out.

From there, you'll need a 7mm socket (deep)- remove the 2 screws at the top and 2 at the bottom of the dash piece. Then, pull the entire dash piece towards you. Not too far, as your HVAC controls are on there. There are 4 tabs that hold it in- get those out.

Then, take your 7mm socket and remove the 4 screws for the radio. Remove the connector and antenna plug at the back.

This all is how it was done on 2007-2010 JK's. I can't promise it'll be the same on the pretty Wrangler (2011), but it shouldn't be MUCH different. I honestly haven't even seen one yet. Nor can I promise that the CANBus speed will be the same.

I can promise that before the Bluetooth or satellite radio will work, you'll need to have it reflashed at a dealership. Keep the sales codes (RSP and RSC, if I remember correctly, but CHECK THAT- it's on the instruction sheets) handy, and your VIN. They'll give you crap for DIYing it, and charge you 1/2 hour- do NOT let them charge you more than that! It's a 5 minute procedure- Mark W.
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