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Feed cables behind climate control

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    Hello I am trying to feed some cables from the back of my stereo to come out from the back of the 'coin tray' under neath the climate control unit.

    I have my Parrot mounted there, but currently I have the cables feed through the side towards my steering column and then back in through the grab handle hole.

    Ideally I would like this to come straight down the back.

    I have remove the plastic cover from the back of the tray and I can see two bolts. Surely it can't be that simple..?

    Cheers
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    If you remove the radio unit then the climate control panel just hinges forward and pops out.

    This should give you easy access down the back to feed the wires through.

    Hope this helps
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    Cheers Mike

    I will give that a go at the weekend. I now have an xcarlink to fit as well :)
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    Do you have ashtray or the storage cubby hole fitted?

    If ashtray, then there is a trim that kinda blocks of that area & needs removing to get to the back

    If its the cubby hole then you may also need to remove a trim that kinda covers the bottom of the climate control to gain access to that area.

    Radio out of course, but no need to remove the climate at all.
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    Also... Different for single-DIN and double-DIN setups.

    Worth mentioning.
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    My climate unit wont pop forward if i dont loosen the knee-triangles around the center console
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    I dont have an ashtray I have a cubby whole. I can remove the trim, but it doesn't give much room to work\feed cables.

    It's a single DIN unit.

    I'll have another go today hopefully and see what I can do.
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    Its very advisable when trying to remove climate, to push the top silver climate slips downward, cause if they ping of they can become lodged in the center console & that means either you risk leaving it there & a rattle when driving or you have to remove the whole lot to get it out.
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    When i did the cubby hole retrofit i had to remove the knee triangles or the trim wouldn`t fit.

    After i put everything back together i wanted to do a quick job behind cause i had some rattle, but the AC unit wouldnt drop since i had screwed the triangles too firm :)
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    Sorry to pinch thread a minute but Aristides, does that steering ecu support mfsw ?

    Can't remember and can't find thread !!
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    Ah now I get you, knee triangles, sorry you mean the center console arms, arms shouldnt stop that coming out tbh, I was referring to those bloody climate fixing clips, real pita they are.
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    Sorry mate its off my 2008 and only supports Cruise!

    :End off topic: :)
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