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Old 09-21-2017, 02:57 PM
NVSMITH NVSMITH is offline
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Unhappy Remove Control Bezel

-On my 2002 XLT the left hand 12V outlet got pushed in and I can't fish it out to glue it back in. The Chilton manual doesn't give instructions on removing the bezel. How do I get in behind the bezel?
-Has anyone else had this problem? Is there a good way to glue the outlet back in and reinforce it so this doesn't happen again?
-Thanks!!
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Old 09-21-2017, 03:52 PM
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Default Re: Remove Control Bezel

Right above the heater and AC controls will be two screws. I believe they are 7mm. Remove them and pry the whole bezel out radio, 4wd switch (if applicable) and all comes out. Never had a problem so I nt have an answer how to keep it in.

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Old 09-21-2017, 03:56 PM
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Default Re: Remove Control Bezel

They certainly are 7mm. Remove them both, you should be able to pull it forward afterward. The radio will come out with it. Once you get it most of the way out you can start removing the lighter wires, radio plug, antenna, 4X4 switch plug if you have it, fog light plug to the switch if you have it, then it will come the rest of the way out.

If it is the truck in your sig you won't have to worry about the 4X4 switch
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Old 09-21-2017, 07:58 PM
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Default Re: Remove Control Bezel

For what it's worth I had the same issue in my 99 when I picked it up. A healthy dose of epoxy on the back side seems to have permanently cemented it in place with no visual evidence of the repair.
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:45 PM
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-My thanks to you all. Somehow I missed seeing the screws when I was looking around. Too much dependency on manuals, I guess.
-I'll work on it this weekend & hope that "Crazy Glue" works.
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:41 PM
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Default Re: Remove Control Bezel

I would go with Caleb's fix. Epoxy would do much better than crazy glue. It's a little thicker and more likely to stay in place to make a more permanent fix. Just my 2. Never had much luck with crazy glue.

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