Originally Posted by tomthbomb
Great "how to"! Can you do one for your Lock Pick installation? Then I am going to jump on it. One question. I am still under warranty. Will Lock Pick void it?
Here goes my best attempt at it. I di the lockpick a while ago. I don't have power windows, so I can't speak to what you need to do there but the radio install instructions from Mopar will help you remove the dash.
Remove the storage bin (where power windows are for those with them). I just pulled and it came out.
Remove the 2 center air vents - There is a tab inside of them that you can access. I pressed the tab toward the middle of the vent with a small flat head screw driver and then rotated the vent. Then just pull the vents out.
Remove the steering column cover. I just pulled it off. It has retaining tabs.
Remove the storage bin mat (in top of dash) and then remove the screw.
Remove the screw from where the storage panel (power window area) was.
Remove the two screws on either side of the steering column.
Reach through the vent openings and carefully pull outwards to release the retaining tabs.
The rest of the dash is also secured by retaining tabs, pry them off slowly as well.
Unscrew the radio and pull it out slowly, you don't want to pull any cables off.
From there follow the instructions from coastaletech: disconnect the electrical connectors from the radio and plug into the lockpick harness and then plug the lockpick connectors where the original ones were on the back of the radio.
plug the lockpick harness into the lockpick. I stuffed the lockpick behind my glovebox in the back left. It sits nicely.
Reinstall the radio and the dash.
More comprehensive radio/dash removal instruction: K6861157 (1).PDF
Lockpick Install Instructions:
New CHR550 Instructions.pdf