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Removal of dash and factory stereo

I have a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. 6 disc player model RAQ without navigation. i want to install a part a bought online for my ipod. How do I remove the dash portion over my radio? Thanks!

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    bmoney64 May 11, 2010

    I have no idea, but i would like to ask you about the performance of the vehical, i have a 2005 jeep cherokee standard 6cylinders laredo, does your jeep dash flash off and on at random time through the day,it didn't start out like this but gradually got worse till it does it all the time. I need to know if yours does the same thing or has it ever done it, and what do you think is the cause.

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This is an easy fix. Use a flat head screwdriver andpry out the center stack where the heating and air controls are. this will just pop out. From there there are a few screws to to remove to get the cover off around the stereo.

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