Patrol Pics



Accessing the radio compartment

Accessing the radio compartment

Postby NISMOnator » 27 Jul 2016 18:54

Hi All,

I need to get in behind the radio to see what is going on there?

I can see from glovebox compartment a little bit. But dont see a way of dislodging the glovebox cover to see or access better.

Qeustion is how do I get in there without breaking something.


Thanks:-!
God follows me where I tread.....

2007 Nissan Patrol 4.8 GRX = GRIZZLY!!!
NISMOnator
Senior Member
Senior Member
 
Posts: 336
Joined: 01 Apr 2012 14:44
Location: VALHALLA
Has thanked: 17 times
Been thanked: 3 times
Full Name: Jacques Strauss
Nickname: NISMOnator
Home Town: Pretoria
Current 4x4: 2007 Nissan Patrol 4.8 GRX
Home Language: Afrikaans

Re: Accessing the radio compartment

Postby Abri Hoffman » 27 Jul 2016 18:59

Remove the two screws above the climate control unit.
Grab the section above the radio and pull firmly towards yourself. The facing around the radio should come away.
Remove the connectors for the hazards and demister.

5 minute job :wink:
2006 4.8 GL
1994 4.2 SGL
Metalian Mini
Bundutop on each
User avatar
Abri Hoffman
Patrolman
Patrolman
 
Posts: 623
Joined: 30 Apr 2009 14:06
Location: Ceres
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 7 times
Full Name: Abri Hoffman
Nickname: Abri
Home Town: Live in Ceres / Work in Cape Town
Current 4x4: 2006 Nissan Patrol 4.8 GL
1994 Nissan Patrol 4.2 SGL
Home Language: Afrikaans

Re: Accessing the radio compartment

Postby JoshJ » 27 Jul 2016 20:18

Just like Abri said. :thumbup:
Being alive is a Blessing!!

Regards,
Joshua
User avatar
JoshJ
Patrolman
Patrolman
 
Posts: 988
Joined: 30 Nov 2013 16:16
Has thanked: 75 times
Been thanked: 74 times
Full Name: Joshua Joubert
Nickname: Joshua
Home Town: Swakopmund Namibia
Current 4x4: 2003 Patrol 4.8 GRX
Home Language: Afrikaans

Re: Accessing the radio compartment

Postby ricster » 28 Jul 2016 08:48

Yeah ...thats the easiest way. The glovebox way won't give you any better access to the radio area. The two screws ( by the climate control ) are not that obvious, but once you see them you will laugh at yourself for not spotting them sooner. Pulling the centre cover off is a little tricky though, well at least on mine, and took a little persuasion.
Regards
Cedric
Nissan Patrol GL 4.2 Diesel Turbo (Iron Maiden)
Nissan SANI 3.0 V6 4x4 (SOLD)
Isuzu KB 280 DT 2x4 ('ol Smokey) - SOLD
Suzuki TL 1000R "V twin" (Growler) - SOLD
User avatar
ricster
Moderator
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
 
Posts: 5085
Joined: 13 Jan 2010 11:16
Location: LA..... No not Los Angles ..... Lower Alberton, Gauteng
Has thanked: 144 times
Been thanked: 164 times
Full Name: Cedric Warner
Nickname: Cedric
Home Town: Alberton Gauteng
Current 4x4: '99 Nissan Patrol 4.2 Turbo Diesel
Home Language: English

Re: Accessing the radio compartment

Postby NISMOnator » 30 Jul 2016 15:29

Guys. 2 Screws out, but that plastic panel wont budge? Should I approach the panel from bottom? feeks like it will break if I put more force on. The wooden panel sides are they part of the trick?
God follows me where I tread.....

2007 Nissan Patrol 4.8 GRX = GRIZZLY!!!
NISMOnator
Senior Member
Senior Member
 
Posts: 336
Joined: 01 Apr 2012 14:44
Location: VALHALLA
Has thanked: 17 times
Been thanked: 3 times
Full Name: Jacques Strauss
Nickname: NISMOnator
Home Town: Pretoria
Current 4x4: 2007 Nissan Patrol 4.8 GRX
Home Language: Afrikaans

Re: Accessing the radio compartment

Postby David M » 30 Jul 2016 18:02

IF IT IS THE SAME AS MY OLD 4.5 . Look at the 2 bottom corners of the cover. Should be a tiny cutout near each corner that a medium flat screw driver fits into. Cover the blade of the screwdriver with a decent cloth, insert screwdriver and lift and lever out. Do both sides and the you should then be able to manouvre the other clips out as you will see them.

When re installing fit top first and work your way down.
There are still places out there!!!! - Daniel Goz - The "Tapam" movie
User avatar
David M
Patrolman
Patrolman
 
Posts: 653
Joined: 12 Nov 2013 15:13
Location: Midrand
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 52 times
Full Name: David Marais
Nickname: David Marais
Home Town: Midrand
Current 4x4: 1998 4.5 GL Patrol
2006 4.2 Td Bakkie (SWAMBO's) - The "Firetruck"
Home Language: English

Re: Accessing the radio compartment

Postby NISMOnator » 30 Jul 2016 19:10

2007 4.8 GRX
God follows me where I tread.....

2007 Nissan Patrol 4.8 GRX = GRIZZLY!!!
NISMOnator
Senior Member
Senior Member
 
Posts: 336
Joined: 01 Apr 2012 14:44
Location: VALHALLA
Has thanked: 17 times
Been thanked: 3 times
Full Name: Jacques Strauss
Nickname: NISMOnator
Home Town: Pretoria
Current 4x4: 2007 Nissan Patrol 4.8 GRX
Home Language: Afrikaans

Re: Accessing the radio compartment

Postby David M » 31 Jul 2016 07:50

NISMOnator wrote:2007 4.8 GRX


Check from the bottom if those 2 little slots are there. I was told by Nissan that the new cover for the double din fitted my old '98 but when I heard the price I modified my old one for the double din I fitted.


This would mean your 2007 should be the same. Will take a photo of where the slots are just now and post.
There are still places out there!!!! - Daniel Goz - The "Tapam" movie
User avatar
David M
Patrolman
Patrolman
 
Posts: 653
Joined: 12 Nov 2013 15:13
Location: Midrand
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 52 times
Full Name: David Marais
Nickname: David Marais
Home Town: Midrand
Current 4x4: 1998 4.5 GL Patrol
2006 4.2 Td Bakkie (SWAMBO's) - The "Firetruck"
Home Language: English

Re: Accessing the radio compartment

Postby David M » 31 Jul 2016 07:56

Where the cloth covering the screwdriver is at the bottom of each pic

Slot RH.jpg
Slot RH.jpg (471.52 KiB) Viewed 389 times


Slot LH.jpg
Slot LH.jpg (466.65 KiB) Viewed 389 times
There are still places out there!!!! - Daniel Goz - The "Tapam" movie
User avatar
David M
Patrolman
Patrolman
 
Posts: 653
Joined: 12 Nov 2013 15:13
Location: Midrand
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 52 times
Full Name: David Marais
Nickname: David Marais
Home Town: Midrand
Current 4x4: 1998 4.5 GL Patrol
2006 4.2 Td Bakkie (SWAMBO's) - The "Firetruck"
Home Language: English

Re: Accessing the radio compartment

Postby Picasso » 31 Jul 2016 08:36

Hallo Jacques

Its basically as David described it.

The fitment / removal of the center console panel is basically the same on the 4.5 and the 4.8.
Its secured with 2 screws as described above. Other than that the panel is clipped in.
It is actually a bit easier on the 4.8 compare to the 4.5 due to the allocation of the switches.

Try to loosen it from the bottom as per Davids pictures, You can also try to loosen it from the side. Start with the LH side . (The center console panel includes the vertical wood-trim ... its one part )
If you are relay not sure than I would suggest taking a drive out to the Zambezis Traders market.
Go to the parking at the back and have it quickly removed by Tony. He is driving a Nissan 1400 .
He can than also check out your radio unit and / or install a new one. He does radio installation 7 days a week. :salute:
Picasso
Senior Member
Senior Member
 
Posts: 230
Joined: 27 Jul 2014 15:56
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 27 times
Full Name: HS
Nickname: Picasso
Home Town: Pretoria
Current 4x4: Nissan Patrol
T3 Syncro
Home Language: German

Next

Return to 13. Electrical & Electronics

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests