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I need to remove the radio to get the serial number . My dealer tells me that its a 4 hour job ? Any quiocker way of doing this

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    yadayada Dec 29, 2010

    Ask the dealer to show you the labor guide book time, I suspect that 4 hours is to long, Heck I could remove the entire dash in four hours!

  • pgoing500 Dec 29, 2010

    Thats what they have said . That the dash and the air con unit has got to be removed to gain access to the radio mountings

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Hello i can assist you unfortunately that is pretty much by the repair dealer manuals it should be pretty close to what they have suggested give or take a half hour.Keep in mind if someone has a great deal of experience they might be able to remove the radio quicker perhaps a local car stereo shop that would have a great deal of experience in removal and installation on you make and model that is another route you really consider looking into.I hope my assistant has been most helpful to you.John

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  • John Jon Dec 29, 2010

    Absolutely this is a big job unfortunately this in particular vehicle has to have a portion of the dash remove along with many other dash parts and trim removed along with some of the A/C parts unfortunately they are not designing these any easier to work on.

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