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Old 04-28-2015, 03:38 PM   #1
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My Ride: 2001 330Ci
2001 e46 330Ci center vent and radio removal

The on-board computer/nav display in the center console in my car died. Found a used replacement on Ebay but could not figure out how to remove the old unit. With some input from the friendly folks on the Forum I quickly learned that after removing the wood trim pieces the center ac vents had to come out before the radio module could be removed. Turned out the most difficult job for me was removing the ac vents. My old arthritic hands were no match for the strength required to release the retaining clips. In the end I used a robust broad blade drywall finish blade forced in along the bottom edge to help release the retaining clips. Also found a couple of very useful sources of info on the internet. The following two URLs were the most helpful:


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