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1998 Cavalier Dashboard

My friend put in a new stereo system and had to open up the dash to do it. Now we can not put it back in place. The top needs to go down about 2 inches. How do I get it to go back into place?

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There are clips that go into place there are some in the front and some in the back. You have to get them just right. I didi the same thing, We took it off and ours doesnt go back down all the way but theres screws and clips you have to put into the dash. Thats the easiest way i can put it

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To connect these wires you'll want to place a piece of heat shrink over one of the wires, strip the ends, twist both ends together, and then pull the heat shrink over the exposed metal parts of the two wires. Heat the heat shrink with a lighter until it shrinks and forms a tight bond between the two wires. When done correctly, you won't be able to pull the wires apart.

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