Removing the CD
Changer and the Amp
Next step is to
remove the stuff along the back wall of the front trunk. This isn't necessary if you're
not going to do the wiring. The wiring isn't needed, but it's not too hard to do.
First remove the two bolts holding
the top of the CD changer if you have one. These bolts screw into a strange rubber
"rivet." I recommend replacing them if you need to remove these components. Mine
fell apart after only a few times in and out. The way they work is a brass nut of sorts is
embedded in a rubber sleeve with a collar.
||When you remove the components, remove the bolts and then after you
remove the CD changer or amp, pull out the rubber rivet or anchor bolt. Just pull it
through the bulkhead. The way the rivet works is that the nut compresses the rubber and
makes it expand so that it blocks the bolt from coming through the hole. For this reason
be careful not to overtighten the bolts.
||Then you pull the changer out of the knife edge connection (I assume
it's a ground) on the front bottom.
||Here you can see the knife edge a bit better.
There are three plugs to disconnect. These are simple
||Here's the CD changer already pulled out. Notice I've already taken out
the spare tire and the battery compartment cover.
||Two more bolts to disconnect the amplifier. These are also "rubber
rivets" and I recommend you replace them. You need to remove the brake booster cover
to get at the other bolt. That is shown in the next web page.
||Porsche has some pretty slick connectors. This connector for the amp
has a little lever that swings down to unlock the connector. Just press a detent and
rotate the lever and the connector is free.
||This is the other cable for the amp. Another clever design. The
connector housing slides, and the cams pull the connector off.
Next you remove the trunk
liner and other stuff. The brake booster cover will be covered in this next page, but
should be done prior to removing the amp.
Page 1 - Introduction:
Starting off, removing old lights
Page 2 - Removing the Rear Components: CD changer, amp
Page 3 - Removing the Trunk Liner
Page 4 - Parts provided in the kit
Page 5 - Wiring it up
Page 6 - Finishing up
Page 7 - Adjusting the Mounting Plate: Not normally
needed, but it may come in handy
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