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Old 12-12-2011, 08:27 AM   #1
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I just bought a Kenwood DNX9980HD and was wondering if someone can detail or point me in the right direction how to remove dash safely for a 2012JK. I been searching forum and haven't had much luck.

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This is what I used and it was surprisingly easy.


Aftermarket Stereo Install - With pics!
I have been searching the forums looking for some good aftermarket stereo install pics in a 2011 JK, but have not found anything...so here's a go at providing some information that may help everyone.

STEP ONE: Remove the dash panelIf memory serves me, all the screws are 7mm
I'm not going to post shots of this because many people have already done it. I can tell you that there are 4 screws to remove BEFORE you try to remove the dash. (2) Behind the "snap-out" panel below the steering column. (1) Underneath the "junk tray" at the top of the dash. (1) Behind the power window switches in the dash.



(Don't forget to disconnect the electrical connector them. Just slide the red tab, then pinch the connector and it will release. You can see the connector in the pic below)



Once you have these screws out, simply pull on the dash toward the tailgate. Once out, you should see this:



STEP TWO:

Take out the four screws that hold the stock stereo in. You’re gonna have to find these on your own. If you can’t find them, you’ve got trouble…
Pull the stereo forward and release all of the connectors. The standard antenna and satellite antennas have some interesting connectors. You can lift a small tab on them to release them. Here’s an OK shot of the antenna connectors:



STEP THREE:
Contrary to what many posts indicate, you DO NOT have to cut anything behind your dash. You can pull the metal bracket that will get in the way of a double-din stereo install by removing (2) 7mm screws.



And she’s out!

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Old 12-12-2011, 10:37 AM   #3
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For some reason the pics wont load. But they are not needed. Good luck!
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Here you go.
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:30 PM   #5
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thanks
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:07 PM   #6
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Thanx!, seems like allot of work , haha gonna need to set some time aside for this!
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:52 PM   #7
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Someone posted a PDF of instructions. I used it. Try a search. I can't find it at the moment.

For me the a/c vents was the hardest part.
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3 posts up =)
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Sorry. It's not showing up on my phone. Glad you got some help.
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You dont have to take the AC vents out. They come out with the dash as one. Makes it way easier. I just did my new radio last week.

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