Body, Paint & Styling Trim removal tools - Taking out 6CD player

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by hondream, Wednesday 13th May, 2015.

  1. hondream Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Greetings

    Has anyone actually used these trim removal tools?
    And which ones would you recommend (from eperience). There seems to be a few around.

    I need to remove the CD player so that i can get to the back of it and access the Aux port.

    But i may need the trim removal tools for other things as well later on.

    Thanks
     
  2. nauest Premium Member Club Supporter

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    I have, its pretty tricky to get the top part off with damaging the trim. I got best results using a very thin ikea spatula... :Smile:

    What kind of Aux adapter are you using?
     
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  3. hondream Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Simon Walsall
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    Planning to use a Yatour with a Y-cable.
     
  4. nauest Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Cool, I assume you have 6cd but no Nav? I still haven't found a good solution for mine, other than the quite expensive xcarlink.
     
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  5. hondream Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    6cd player and sat nav.
     
  6. nauest Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Can you point out the device you are using to interface? I couldn't find anything compatible with mine. I have 6cd Nav as well.
     
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  7. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    @hondream, I've got a set of these.

    IMG_5917 . 1.

    Only a few pounds from ebay.

    They were perfect for removing the trim on my CN1 when I fitted an XCarLink system. They didn't leave any marks or cause any damage.
    There are many You Tube videos showing how to remove the trim and access the head unit on the Accord.

    They were also used when I adjusted the handbrake, which involved removing some of the same trim.

    Some trim pieces are more stubborn, as the metal clips holing them in place become rough from surface corrosion.
     
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  8. hondream Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Simon Walsall
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    Trim1-A.

    It looks like it's a lot more involved than I first thought.

    I'm going to have to remove everything enclosed in the red line, Starting at the top and bottom.

    Anyone have any pictorials of where the various clips, clamps & nuts are. I want to make sure I'm applying pressure in the right places.
    It is the 7th Generation facelift model. Most of the info is for the pre-facelift which is slightly different.

    Thanks Trim1-A.
     
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  10. hondream Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Simon Walsall
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    that's a super guide - thanks

    Do the 7th Generation facelift models have a secuirty code for the radio/cd player.
    I can't seem to find one in any of the books.

    Thanks
     
  11. Nighthawk Guest

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    no mate, no security code for the radio

    You don't need to actually remove the radio at all, remove the gearlever surround, the cubby hole under the radio, you can then thread your hand through and plug the xcarlink into the rear of the radio with it still in situ.

    Its how I did mine, quick and easy
     
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