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04silverz
01-13-2011, 05:48 PM
Installing this unit this weekend into my 05 Silverado half ton thathas pre existing system installed.
Crutchfield mentions needing to cut out a support bracket in order for this to fit. How does one get in there and cut out this bracket? Seems a saw is going to be too big, though I havent pulled out the old head unit yet to check it out in detail.

bubbagumper6
01-13-2011, 05:52 PM
If the metal is thin enough you can cut it with a strong pair of dikes or maybe even sheet metal cutters.

xoutofmyheadx
01-13-2011, 06:45 PM
try using a dremel

04silverz
01-13-2011, 09:05 PM
If the metal is thin enough you can cut it with a strong pair of dikes or maybe even sheet metal cutters.
I don't think dikes will work, at least not the ones I have. Will look into possibly using sheet metal shears but again, not sure if they will be strong enough. Seem to recall this metal being somewhat thick.


try using a dremel
Yeah that might be best bet

Probably going to have to either go overkill when I buy something to be sure it will do the job or pull the old head unit out first and look around in there. Thankfully got a three day weekend coming up.

Big Ed5150
01-20-2011, 09:58 PM
If it is like other gm suv's/trucks of that year it should be a large plastic bracket/bezel type piece, get the dremel out and take your time to cut out the whole thing.

04silverz
01-23-2011, 05:44 AM
If it is like other gm suv's/trucks of that year it should be a large plastic bracket/bezel type piece, get the dremel out and take your time to cut out the whole thing.

Yeah it was. Forgot to update thread.

Was plastic not metal. Nothing a dremmel and a cutting disk couldn't handle

Bob Saget
01-23-2011, 05:58 AM
tin snips