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Old June 6th, 2004, 12:01 AM
cwdavis4
 
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Getting access to Disco headlining

So I am trying to route the coax cable for the new CB from the rear to
the front on my '03 Disco. I have gotten up in the cable harness area
above the rear cargo window but to continue moving forward I need to get
access to the headlining on the right hand side.

The RAVE CD states I need to remove the Trim casing - upper - 'B' post.
The first 2 steps have me stumped:
1) Release front door aperture seal from 'B' post.
2) Release rear door aperture seal from 'B' post.

Are these the rubber lining around the door frame? I pulled on these
slightly but I am fearful that these might be glued on something. I'm
not sure why you need to remove these to remove the trim casing where
the seat belt connects.

Thank you for any help!
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Old June 6th, 2004, 12:47 AM
curtis
 
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You need to pull back the door seals to remove the B-Pillar trim to keep moving forward in the headliner in your project. Both door seals remove and reinstall easily. They are not glued. No need to remove the whole seal though. Just pull it back from the trim and you should be OK.
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Old June 6th, 2004, 08:26 AM
cwdavis4
 
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Thanks curtis. Off to go remove that 'B' pillar and continue with the installation!
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Old June 7th, 2004, 05:02 PM
cwdavis4
 
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Ok, I got the coax cable routed thru the headlining and down thru the ĎAí pillar.

Couple of questions of the next steps:
1) How difficult is it to get access to the wire harness that goes thru the back corner between the ĎAí pillar and down behind the passenger airbag / glove box? Will I have access if I remove the glove box?
2) How difficult is it to get access to the central console area? I am planning on installing the small CB box (itís the small cobra CB) back behind the cigarette lighter / center console area. The RAVE CD makes it looks pretty long. I also got hung up on one of the first steps of removing the gear selector knob. I placed it in position 'D' but unsure and how to remove gear selector knob (it didnít seem to want to twist off like the high/low gear knob).

Thanks again for the help!
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Old June 8th, 2004, 09:43 AM
curtis
 
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(1) Depends on what you want to do. The A-pillar removal is pretty straightforward. Three clips: top, middle, & bottom. They are located along the centerline of the A-pillar trim. Just slip in a scewdrive and it should pop right off. Be careful with your tweeter wire. Not too sure how to get behind the entire dash without removing a lot of crap. Just find a place to push the wires through.

(2) To remove the gear selector knob just pull up as hard as you can. It will come off and you will probably hit your head on the roof when it does.
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Old June 8th, 2004, 10:26 AM
cwdavis4
 
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1) I got the cable pass thru the 'A' pillar - that was pretty easy. My question was how to route the CB cable back behind the glove box / airbag area. It looks like that is where the cables are already routed but not sure how to get access back there. I am hoping that if I removal the glove box, I would see the cables and could route the CB cable back thru there.

2) I removed the high/low shifter, the panel around the drive shifter, and the cup holders. The center console appeared to move a little but seems to be clipped in around the cup holder area (I did remove both cup holder screws). Is there a bolt or clip inside that area? I'm hoping that I can move the center console just a few inches to get access back there.

Thanks again! --Clay
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Old June 8th, 2004, 11:09 AM
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You've got to disassemble the transmission selector to get the center console to move.

http://www.expeditionexchange.com/cdl/
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Old June 9th, 2004, 12:55 AM
curtis
 
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That is a damn good article. Intersting little fact from the past: "Morris Jesup" was a screen name for this rather strange dude from Colorado. For the life of me I cannot rememeber his name, but I am sure it will come to me after I post this

Here is a pic of him at Moab OTR 2001: http://www.expeditionexchange.com/on...2-1203_IMG.JPG

John will likely remeber him. Rob or Ron something.

Anywho - this guy was a mechanical engineer. Very eccentric. He disappeard off the Rover scene shortly after Moab 2001 and that article.

Sorry for digressing, but these little historical disappearances are interesting to me
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