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Old 06-16-2011, 02:42 PM
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Default How To: Paint Radio Bezel

Tools Needed
  • 7mm socket
  • flat blade screw driver
  • masking tape
  • your choice of paint color
  • sand paper


7MM bolt holding bezel on remove those


Use your fingers to pry it off the dash or use a flat blade screw drive and pry it off




Remove the connectors for the 12v


Remove connector for the cig lighter


remove the foglight connection


Unplug radio antenna also remove the radio harness


Now I dont have a stock radio but it removes the same way
pull up on one side to release this tab and gently push radio toward front then repeat on other side and radio will come out the front of the bezel



Remove foglight switch 2 Phillips head screws



Now starting at the bottom of the vent release the tabs holding the vent on once they are released to do the top ones



Now u have this


Remove 12v plug


Stuff tape down in there covering the metal parts of it


Cig lighter cap wont come off so tape around it



Then your ready to paint scuff up the bezel with a light sand paper there is a rubber type stuff on there it will come off easily

If you don't want to remove the rubber just clean real good with soap and water let dry and spray away
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:49 PM
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Default Re: How To: Paint Radio Bezel

Great write up.
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:07 PM
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Very nice, helpful write up!
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:16 PM
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:28 PM
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nice, that "rubbery stuff" is soft feel paint, recommend you remove it entirely.. as new paint will harden and old will stay soft, end result in chipping easy..... use 400 grit to remove soft feel, and this is ok spray solid color over 400g scratches.. if using a metallic color, final sand with 800grit before applying metallic color.
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:02 PM
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what about the 4x4 switch? just tape over it?
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:14 PM
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what about the 4x4 switch? just tape over it?
I believe it will pop out. You may have to tape over the indicator part though.
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:36 PM
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You can get the 12V plug out. One the back it unscrews. You just have to work it.
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:14 PM
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I believe it will pop out. You may have to tape over the indicator part though.
ok im going to do mine as soon as i get time and white paint
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:53 AM
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You can get the 12V plug out. One the back it unscrews. You just have to work it.
Ya that was discovered later on. This all was done last year. I found it when searching for something yesterday.
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:50 AM
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for the 12v ground do i just pry the connector and wires apart?? im confused ...:/
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:55 AM
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Default Re: How To: Paint Radio Bezel

No, youll see man when you take off the bezel you can just pull the plugs off the 12v. Everything unplugs dont need to pry anything. After I unscrewed the bezel I just grabed the bezel at the top and pulled it off so I didnt damage the bezel at all with the screw driver.
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:11 AM
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i ended up taking apart the 12 v by unscrewing it and i dropped it...shit fell apart and now it dont work cuz i never saw how everything went back together
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Default Re: How To: Paint Radio Bezel

do you NEED to take off the bezel to paint/strip it?
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do you NEED to take off the bezel to paint/strip it?
Makes it a ton easier
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