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Old 10-01-2012, 05:27 PM   #1
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Dash panel removal...

I want to replace the first HU, with the second HU in preparation for the installation of the UConnect system.

Can anyone direct me to a DIY write up, or instructions, or explain the best way to remove the dash panel to get the swap done?

Also, I should just be able to unplug the old one, and plug in the new one without any further steps correct? I know I'll have to call Sirius to change the ESN.

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be very careful that all clips line up before you put the dash back on. if they don't, you can easily bend/snap the clip.

edit: and yes i think it should be a straight swap

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Old 10-01-2012, 06:31 PM   #3
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I would assume that not much has changed from the 2012 to the 2013?

That's a bit more involved than I expected. I'm going to have to build up the courage to completely remove the dash like that. I'm petrified of breaking a clip or not being able to get it back together again...
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I would assume that not much has changed from the 2012 to the 2013?

That's a bit more involved than I expected. I'm going to have to build up the courage to completely remove the dash like that. I'm petrified of breaking a clip or not being able to get it back together again...
i'm pretty sure the dash is identical. it's really not that bad to be honest. you can get it off inside of 10 minutes and it just pops back on. just be real careful around the instrument cluster because it scratches easily.

i broke a clip on the very far right next to the vent because i thought it was the vent that was stopping that side from sitting flush. turns out one of the clips wasn't aligned and it bent sideways. it still works, but i was a bit annoyed.
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Write up is spot on, exactly the same for 2013. I did mine several times this weekend thank so my cranky Lockpick, so I have it down to having it off in 2 minutes now.
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Where can I find one of those trim removal tools? Auto Zone?
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Where can I find one of those trim removal tools? Auto Zone?
You dont need one. Great video. A butter knife will remove the window switch block, use a nutdriver on the 4 screws. 10 minutes tops. I found a ball point pen back there.
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I want to put some rocker switches on the left side of my dash where the Rubis have the swaybar disconnect. Is there anything behind there I need to be wary of Cutting holes thru there? Can the side panel next to the drivers' door on the left end of the dash be removed? Is it easy and would that give access to the space I want to put switches? I'm putting 3 rectangular clip in rockers in, is there a prefered way of cutting the openings that would minimize screw-ups? Mine's a 2013 Sahara Unlimited and I'm really leery about cutting holes in my brand new dashboard. Any sage advise on how to procede would be greatly appreciated.
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The video is spot on. It's a 5 minute task. However getting Sirius to xfer the radio ID is multiple phone calls, arguing with the reps in India, elevation to supervisors and tons of time wasted on the phone.
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However getting Sirius to xfer the radio ID is multiple phone calls, arguing with the reps in India, elevation to supervisors and tons of time wasted on the phone.
Sirius "America" Canada Customer Service (866) 635-4070. It will transfer to overseas after hours. Never have had a problem with them yet to date. I live in the States and they can service whatever unit that subscribes including account changes.

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