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Old 03-22-2005, 11:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering what is involved in changing the interior from the aluminum to wood? Relax, I don't mind the metal look, but not in the combination I am looking at. Is it a huge job to change this?

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i think the panels are held in by clips,,most of the manuals all say "use a wooden spatula to prize off the trim" or similiar wording
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Yup, all you have to do is pry them off with a spatula or screwdriver. Be careful when you do it though. Pry left and right at the same time or keep swithcing sides and pry little by little so it won't crack the wood. On the dash, you have to take the one to the right (passengers side) off first to access the one arouind the head unit. Good luck.
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Thanks for the information. If I was to buy a book on the car that tells all, what would you recommend and where does one buy it?

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where do you live,,here in the UK i have bought a HAYNES manual....

but in the USA you have a different manual,,,someone here will know the name but i forget it....
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I live in the US. It would be great to have a good detailed manual.

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PS. your picuture doesn't come up on my Mac, unless you are Monet or an abstract artist. If you are, I like it.
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I am using a Mac. Wonder if you picture looks okay with my PC? I will have to check it out when I use that, even though I don't use it much due to a Mac being a better computer.

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