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    Icon32 Head unit mounting issues.... how do I get these tabs off?!?!

    Okay, so.. I know it's a piece of crap so please don't comment on that.. I'm WELL aware. It's all I really need for the amount of money I want to spend. Anyway, I have a Scosche in-dash installation kit for my 2004 F-150 pickup.. All is fine and dandy except it's time to remove those tabs that I don't need so the kit will fit into my dash. It says in the manual to simply "cut and remove shaded tabs".... but they are like a quarter of an inch thick plastic that I can't break off. How can I cut them off? I don't have any fancy tools or saws or anything so.. help?







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    Re: Head unit mounting issues.... how do I get these tabs off?!?!

    good scissor/dykes and sandpaper, about as simple as it can get



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    Re: Head unit mounting issues.... how do I get these tabs off?!?!

    If you take a razor knife and go around the edge of it to score it then grab it and it should break right off nice and easy. Thats what i do.




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    Re: Head unit mounting issues.... how do I get these tabs off?!?!

    Quote Originally Posted by beat-down69 View Post
    If you take a razor knife and go around the edge of it to score it then grab it and it should break right off nice and easy. Thats what i do.
    Thanks, I'll try that.




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    Re: Head unit mounting issues.... how do I get these tabs off?!?!

    I usually take a pair of lineman pliers and cut them.... But I have also all Klein electrician tools...



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    Re: Head unit mounting issues.... how do I get these tabs off?!?!

    Honestly I just break them by hand they aren't that hard did one 2 days ago.



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    Re: Head unit mounting issues.... how do I get these tabs off?!?!

    everyone has some sort of steak knife, then sandpaper to clean it up



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