MQ Stereo removal

MQ Stereo removal

Postby nicholaswells on Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:27 pm

Hi all,
I just bought a new MQ 4x2 GLX singlecab Triton and i am wanting yo change the head unit over. i have the new double din and all the facia and the harnesses i just have not idea how to get the radio out. i dont want to break the facia and could use some advice.

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Re: MQ Stereo removal

Postby Naff on Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:37 pm

You're probably a pioneer here... throw up a photo of the factory unit and someone might recognise how it's installed.
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Re: MQ Stereo removal

Postby Cowboy Dave on Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:21 pm

In the previous model the shroud over the top was all clipped on and would pull straight off (towards the back). Photos should give us an idea if this will be the same.
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Re: MQ Stereo removal

Postby glenn63 on Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:36 pm

Keen to find out how to remove the stereo hood as well. Any photos or a video would be of great assistance.
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Re: MQ Stereo removal

Postby Cowboy Dave on Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:39 pm

Here's a video of doing the previous model - does the hood look similar?

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Re: MQ Stereo removal

Postby nicholaswells on Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:26 am

Here is what the new setup looks like.
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Re: MQ Stereo removal

Postby Cowboy Dave on Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:01 am

Well that doesn't look like fun at all. I have NFI I'm afraid.
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Re: MQ Stereo removal

Postby ag9111 on Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:43 am

I would say, from previous working on double din units, that the surround that incorporates the air vents should pop off.
Everything these days seems to just clip together.
All the trim on my daughters mazda 2 from the top of the dash right down through the centre console is just clipped together and can be removed with a plastic trim remover.
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Re: MQ Stereo removal

Postby mamiller on Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:56 pm

I know on a 2007 hilux i had that was similar in that the whole fascia came off to get to the stereo that there were screws behind the aircon controls.

This doesn't necessarily mean anything in this case but maybe.
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Re: MQ Stereo removal

Postby nicholaswells on Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:41 pm

Well I guess I'll just have a crack at it and see how I go lol. I'll post when I have made success or broken the bastard. Lol
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Re: MQ Stereo removal

Postby bigjobs on Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:43 pm

ag9111 wrote:I would say, from previous working on double din units, that the surround that incorporates the air vents should pop off.


What he said.

I reckon there'll be clips at the top and screws at the bottom and if so you'd probably need to remove the trim below the stereo/vent surround first to get to the screws.

My guess is these screws will be concealed by that trim piece and they'll be directly below the vents.

I'd start by taking the trims off from below the steering wheel and the glove box, then try to get the piece below the stereo off.

Take some photos and post them up. Somebody's gotta be the first to do it and mostly, I wanna see if I was right :-)
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Re: MQ Stereo removal

Postby 4wd26 on Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:50 pm

don't forget to take the dials off the control knobs
check inside the vents if you can access any clips/ screws, or if they come out by themselves to provide better grip/ access

see where ever there is resistance and see if you can pry those spots- autopro (and other places) sell plastics trim removal tools, mush better than flat bladed screwdrivers or knives (yes been there have the scratches on the trims to prove it)
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Re: MQ Stereo removal

Postby bobski on Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:49 pm

I'm definitely interested in this - please let us know how you go! I reckon an android white box special from ebay will be a great addition to my future GLX (reversing camera and GPS for less than $300).

Just need to do the homework! :D
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Re: MQ Stereo removal

Postby nicholaswells on Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:17 pm

All done and it looks and works perfect. Steering wheel controls and all. I will be posting a video of the how to remove and install so stay tuned. :D
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Re: MQ Stereo removal

Postby Cowboy Dave on Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:26 pm

:D :D :D
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Re: MQ Stereo removal

Postby Aquagen0 on Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:24 am

Can't wait
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Re: MQ Stereo removal

Postby bobski on Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:19 pm

Brilliant! I've ordered some trim tools in anticipation!! (now I just need to settle the ute :o)
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Re: MQ Stereo removal

Postby nicholaswells on Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:21 pm

I bought a head unit from eonon. http://m.eonon.com/productshow.aspx?pno=G2110ZV
I have had 3 previous models from them and they have been fantastic. This model tho takes the cake. Running Android and it is fantastic. This weekend I'll make up a video instructable. :D
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Re: MQ Stereo removal

Postby bobski on Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:11 pm

Beauty. That is pretty much the sort of unit what I was looking at. Did you happen to run a reverse camera to it?
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Re: MQ Stereo removal

Postby Kingjw2001 on Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:07 pm

nicholaswells wrote:I bought a head unit from eonon. http://m.eonon.com/productshow.aspx?pno=G2110ZV
I have had 3 previous models from them and they have been fantastic. This model tho takes the cake. Running Android and it is fantastic. This weekend I'll make up a video instructable. :D


I can't find the g2110zv on their website, can only find the g2110f.
I found it in eBay but I was wondering if going direct is ccheaper
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Re: MQ Stereo removal

Postby bobski on Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:44 pm

@nicholaswells - hey mate, any hints on how you get the facia off? I've had a look and have all the trim removal tools, but no idea what I'm doing :) Definitely feel like I'm about to break something!
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Re: MQ Stereo removal

Postby navh on Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:46 am

No video yet?
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Re: MQ Stereo removal

Postby JBH23 on Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:34 pm

not sure if anyone is still chasing an answer on this.. I had a look the other day and it seems the ac control cables have to be disconnected from the HVAC housing. One cable on the drivers side and two on the left. Once these are disconnected the fascia pops straight off
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Re: MQ Stereo removal

Postby navh on Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:44 pm

how do you disconnect the cables?? any idea? i have the glx model if that makes a difference
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Re: MQ Stereo removal

Postby JBH23 on Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:20 pm

You need to spread the clip open to allow the cable to pop off. Bit fiddly but if you have giant thumbs that helps.

Once you've got that off the eyelet on the cable pops off easily.

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