Originally Posted by CommandSystemsGo!
Now its a matter of figuring out if its just the 8 allen head bolts to take the dash insert piece out in my cabin to access behind the vent openings...if it is then i should easily be able to mount inside with a cup mount then snake the wire down to somewhere where I can find it a way thru the firewall to the engine bay to wire. When I get all this done I'll post up pics...now I just need to find the time to do all this.
Its more than that, but you're on the right track.
- You have to pull up the trim piece off the shifter first (1 or 2?)
- Then pull up the center console trim panel that goes around the shifter.
- Then remove the trim panel that goes up the center from the center console (the one that covers the radio and has the heat knobs in it).
- Then you remove all 8 allen screws to pull away the dash.
Actually, one of the 8 allen screws is a dummy screw, it just screws into the plastic dash piece and NOT the support underneath it. They must have added the extra just for symmetry to make it look cool. BUT, pull all 8, don't want to mix them up and break something.
Thats from memory, I probably forgot something, so if something isn't giving, don't force it, look for what else needs to be removed.
Grounds are a no brainer to find.
You have to pull the instrument cluster to get to wiring behind it and splice into the few circuits you need.
The Switched source and lights are harder to find, I have them listed in the how too, hopefully they did NOT change the pin-outs and wire colors over the model years. Mine was a 2010.