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Ken
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7/15/2001
10:18:41

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Does anyone know how to get the stock
am/fm cassete deck out of a 01 dakota?Can
you just pull the round bezel part around the
deck?Hope someone can help before I trash it
:) Thanks



Chris
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7/15/2001
14:08:58

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Go to http://carrola.home.texas.net/dodge/DakStereo.html



Art
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7/16/2001
00:59:35

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Hey chris I checked out your site,I also am thinkin of gettin a new head unit,you say the intrepid instal kit fits a 01 dakota?
good pics on there thanks



Mr.Sleepy
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7/16/2001
09:26:15

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You can simply pull the dash panel off with little effort. You may or may not have to lower your tilt wheel in order to do this. The dash panel is held in with retaining clips which do not require any screws or fancy maneuvering to remove. The radio itself is held in with 2 screws. I believe these screws need a nut driver to remove. When replacing the radio with an aftermarket system be sure to make a note where the wire harnesses rest because you will need to put them back in order to fit any DIN style reciever. Aftermarket conversion kits (panels, harness clips, ect ect) can be bought by at any Auto Stereo shop. If you want to make your installation as simple as possible, go visit, www.crutchfield.com and order a conversion kit. I bought a Pioneer DEH-7300 and it fits like a glove and looks great. Its kinda scary how easily the interior is dismantled. Hope this helps.



MikeC
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7/16/2001
10:22:01

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Tweeter also has the dash kits and harnesses.




Chris
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7/16/2001
10:58:45

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Art,
It's not actually my page, just one I have seen. I did follow the instructions on the page and the Intrepid kit worked correctly.



LSett
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7/17/2001
13:29:58

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Great info!!



Todd W
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7/17/2001
20:03:09

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Yeah, I think there was four screws total holding the instrument cluster in... takes me exactly 52 seconds to remove it! :0)






MikeC
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8/16/2001
13:29:41

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I just bought and installed an Alpine CD receiver yesterday. A couple of things I noticed (maybe they were in the article posted above) but there were 3 torques in my lower dash panel. Also, if you want to completely remove the dash parts, you need to disconect the parking brake lever, light switch, temp/vent/a/c wiring. AND, if you have an automatic, you need to shut it off in D1 so you can get the top dash over the shifter arm. For my stereo (it may be specific to mine) I had to run a wire to the fuse box. I found a good spot to bring it in behind the parking brake lever. (There are some wires that come in thru there. Just pull the rubber insulation from the outside while under the hood.) All-in-all, it was done in an hour and a half, and I am not an expert - but one step closer now =)

MikeC
01 CC 4X4 SLT Silver



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3/13/2002
06:00:22

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Are 98 dakotas about the same as a 01 ? as far as the stereo install ? thanks



Drew
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3/13/2002
15:13:47

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our '98's Are Even easier,

I replaced mine last week or so,

The front panal of the dash just pulled off from some clips, and you had to unscrew 3 screws from under the steering wheel, After that there were only 2 bolts holden it in, I found no "T20" torx that the instructions mentioned.. must be a different year.



hope that helped, Took me 15 mins to install my Cd player,


Hope that helped some.

Drew.




Travis
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3/13/2002
19:13:51

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actualy Mr.Sleepy was close but a little off.I put a Pioneer 7300 in my 2001 Dakota sport last week and to get the dash off you have to remove the two philips head bolts above the spedometer under the dash, then pull the dash carefully where it's tightest where the push clips. To take the dash all the way off you have to disconect the airbags, climate control, lights and one other conector next to the airbag conector. It's easy once you get it off.
Good luck mine turned out great. 01'Dakota Sport EC V6 2WD



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3/13/2002
21:30:52

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I need to pull the radio on my 91 Dak. Is it similar to this procedure?



Lodiboi
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7/28/2002
21:40:43

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Looks like this site is down: http://carrola.home.texas.net/dodge/DakStereo.html

Is there another to check out?

Lodiboi



FredDQC
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7/29/2002
17:42:15

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I'm sorry to dissapoint you all but I'm an electronic technician and in my previous job, I used to refurbish all kind of aftermarket car stereos. One thing they all have in common is cheap components. you are better off with the manufacturer stereo specially chrysler/dodge which use high quality components like "sylvannia and texas instruments" If you have the regular am/fm, you can go to a junk Yard and buy the OEM stereo w/cd player and cassette for $100 bucks. Trust me is worth it. Note that if it doesn't sound great like the ones with "infinity sound system" is because that system has the amplifiers on the speakers. But you can also buy those at the junk yard. Don't worry about the wire hardness is already ready at the factory whether the vehicle is loaded or not.



Vinay Gidwani
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10/13/2002
18:04:42

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www.carstereohelp.com

how do you remove the stereo of a 98 dodge dakota.



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mera
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12/30/2002
19:20:31

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What color are the wires for the interior/horn ? Which hook-up to the fuse panel?



Mera
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12/30/2002
19:22:38

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91 dodge dakota
what are the colors for the interior light and the horn? which hooks up to the fuse box panel?



arem
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12/30/2002
19:43:30

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my interior lights have a yellow glow, but my horn doesn't light up at all.....just makes noise.

Most everything runs thru the fuse panel.



corey
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9/27/2003
01:03:30

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help me plz.



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9/27/2003
02:09:13

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Fred DQC,

I don't know about "high quality OEM". My infinity system with CD player puked out on me before the car warranty was up. First the cd player acted up and wouldn't eject all the time then it had problems accessing tracks. It doesn't work at all now. Also the unit developed some sort of short in it where by only one speaker will give sound no matter where the balance is set. Funny thing is I can "hold in" certain buttons on the unit and ALL the speakers will get sound until I release the button. I didn't bring it back under warranty like I should have because It was a work truck and I was too busy and I figured I would just upgrade it later anyways, but I am still living with it mainly cause I listen to talk radio and I don't need it in stereo. Some times If I listen to FM and I here A good song I will hold my finger on the set button for "stereo" driving down the road. Too fkn funny. What a POS stereo to go with my POS dodge I paid 25K for.



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