Pulling the front dash window speakers

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Audio and Electronics' started by aolm, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. aolm

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    Anyone have photos pulling the front dash window speakers. How do the grills come out? Looks very tight to get in there.
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    Based on Spiderman's pdf instruction, it looks like you'll have to pull the A piller covers out (I tried, it was a PITA! and only got a gap and never pursue further because I didn't want to break the tabs), then the air vent cover on the side where that small glass piece is (the side view mirrors) and then you can lift the plastic grill off the front dash.
     
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    Pull the A pillar out until the top tab(white) pops out. You will have a gap and in the middle of the pillar you will see a black plastic tab. Take a pair of needle nose pliers and twist the tab 90 degrees and the pillar will slide off of it. It took me about 20 minutes to figure that out. From there the other panels just pull off.
     
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    +1 - first time was a PITA - once you know to twist the connector 90 degrees, it's simple. The grills need force to pull up/out....
     
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    Good video on this subject
     
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    ... which means the people who start the job by looking in the repair manual have it too easy ... they miss out on that whole character-building first PITA experience.
     
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