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Old Mar 26, 2007, 05:49 PM
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INSTALL: radio relocation kit

this is for those who are too scared to start cuz they don't know how to do it. it's easy... but here you are.

all you need is a screw driver. if you're doin' this in the dark a flashlight might help.

empty the box you see screws that you don't need, two short brackets and a plastic cubby. yeah this is gonna be easy.

start off by driving around for two weeks with your stock radio hvac panel gone



then go and unscrew the cubby. this pic is from the bottom up. two screws at the top



take note of what the back of the cubby looks like. after you unscrew the two up top you need to kinda pull down on the cubby and that'll liberate the cubby frame.

then go and take the radio out. mine only came with 3 screws... maybe yours came with all 4. you don't need them by any means. two will do fine. this is the back of the radio, note the two connected things



disconnect them.



take note of how the new shorter brackets will go into the lower radio area. there are self tapping screw holes and these little slide rails you can barely see.





note older longer bracket



see how the new one is shorter?



now for the pain in the *** part. you must route the radio harness BEHIND the metal rail in the back. just trust me, if you try to wedge it in the back of the hvac control module you'll end up bending stuff when you try to shove the radio into the rails. nothing will seat and you'll end up with possible cracked hvac stuff. so it's a major pain to try to reconnect the radio to the harness after looping it behind the rear metal bar thing back there. after a lot of tries you'll get it... don't ask me how to remove it though.





this is what hte radio should look like when it's in place AND PLUGGED IN. don't forget to plug in the radio.



now screw in the self tapping screws from your old radio set up, see told you you don't need those screws in the box. i only put in two.



all done. just snap the cubby cover in place.

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Old Mar 30, 2007, 03:45 AM
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Good little write up. I like this part the best

"start off by driving around for two weeks with your stock radio hvac panel gone"

Lol, how much did you pay for your new cubby hole?
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Old Mar 30, 2007, 04:04 AM
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I like this a lot, does this apply to the ix gauge set up as well??
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Old Mar 30, 2007, 05:11 AM
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Originally Posted by hksevoix View Post
I like this a lot, does this apply to the ix gauge set up as well??
Of course it would, minus you would have to move more wires around for the oem gauge setup.
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Old Mar 30, 2007, 06:04 AM
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Hello. Do you remember the part number of the kit? Thanks.
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Old Apr 5, 2007, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by RavenOZ View Post
Hello. Do you remember the part number of the kit? Thanks.
Call any Mitsu dealership's part department in the country and they will know what you are talking about.
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Originally Posted by Offender View Post
Call any Mitsu dealership's part department in the country and they will know what you are talking about.

You give them way too much credit!

Nice write up trinydex, but I still feel uneasy doing it by myself. When are you available to help me out with the relocation?
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Old Apr 16, 2007, 11:36 AM
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What's up with the double sided tape that's included in this kit? The directions are in Japanese and I'm not sure what the double-sided (long strip of it) would be for?

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so all you're really purchasing is the screws and new shorter brackets?
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^ ??? also where did you buy the short brackets?
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wondering

this might sound like a noob question but i am just wondering do u need a relocation kit to do this or nothin but tools?
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Doing this next week.
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Hello everyone. I bought my 03 EVO two weeks ago and I've been wanting to do
this, of course my stock headunit is on top and the bottom the previous owner
bought and installed the factory three gauge panel, I want to swap them around.

Besides labor and some flat head / phillips screwdriver, any additional parts needed?

Thanks

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Can anyone let me know what parts will I need to swap my headunit
downwards and the 3 guage panel kit upwards? I have this weekend
free and I'd like to do it.

Thanks!
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thanks for the info
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