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Location: West Lafayette, IN
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I actually didn't remove any trim pieces, just the radio. Maybe the instructions on that page I linked to weren't clear, but all you have to do to get the radio off is pull of the volume knob (just pull with your fingers), then at the 6-o'clock position under the knob is a little bitty torx screw. Put a torx wrench in there, give it a quarter turn, and the whole lower radio (called the MID) pops free. Then there's just two brass torx screws on the bottom of the tape deck module, and it will come free. That's it...the radio's out.
At this point, play with the door, and look at the right hinge...you should be able to see the little oil pot swiveling free. That of course is the problem--it should be fixed in place. I took very small needle-nose pliers, and a piece of 3M double-sided foam tape double back on itself, and used the needle nose to carefully place it between the oil pot and the side of the cassette bracket. It won't go in all the way, not being so gentle, so once I kind of had it in about the right spot I let go of it with the pliers and then just used their tip to push it further in, jamming it between the oil pot and the side.
Test door, reattach radio and that's it!
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