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Post by Eric2205 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:32 pm

Morning,

I have in my scimitar a car radio Clarion without MF and I found an old Senn-Sound with MF.
But I have a problem: I can not remove the clarion from behind the dashboard and I can not find or pass it
Do any of you have any advice?



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Post by David Tew » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:16 pm

You'll need a Clarion radio removal tool. There are various types so search Google for the correct one or get a complete set such as THESE.


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Post by Coupe Racing » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:25 pm

That's assuming it's a DIN fit


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Post by siw1800 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:54 pm

"MF"?

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Post by Eric2205 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:51 pm

It's an old clarion that I replace with a vintage car radio but has FM (band U)
Disassembly does not pose a problem, which blocks me it's I can not remove it from behind the dashboard

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Post by peter freeman » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:04 pm

Looks like you will have to pull the panel out



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Post by scimjim » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:24 pm

There’s a metal plate behind the dash on the 5a between the radio and the dash panel.

Edit - couldn’t see the picture but your plate obviously isn’t fitted but the dash hasn’t been cut out.


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Post by David Tew » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:31 pm

Coupe Racing wrote:
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That's assuming it's a DIN fit
Steve, you were right to be cautious - it isn't! :wink:


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Post by rebel alliance » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:48 pm

Emailed you David about timing gear cheers



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Post by Oldconn » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:53 pm

It looks as though Eric will have to remove the centre panel of the dashboard.


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Post by David Tew » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:20 pm

rebel alliance wrote:
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Emailed you David about timing gear cheers
Gottcha, replied. :wink:


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Post by Ken Davies » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:51 pm

The instructions start 'prise the steering wheel boss off and withdraw the steering wheel with a puller' and go on to remove the entire dash. There may be another way but I didn't see it when I swapped mine for a Retrosound. The opportunity for project creep is immense. Have fun 😊


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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:09 pm

I don't have a 5a, but it's not like a 6a is it, where you can remove the standard radio by taking out the glovebox liner, and then taking the radio out sideways through the glovebox?


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Post by Eric2205 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:23 pm

Thank you for yours answers

By the glove box it not possible

I think I must remove the dash...



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Post by Coupe Racing » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:50 am

The glove box liner is removable


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