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Old 01-10-2009, 10:39 PM
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Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Re: SVX / Legacy radio compatibility

Upper trim panel removed, revealing upper mounting screws. It appears that inner cage may be welded to outer cage [UPDATE: No, it just slides in, held by one screw at rear]. At the very least, the outer cage is slightly different than US/JDM:
Close-up of right side. Car's radio harness hiding behind the metal face? [UPDATE: Yes, that's one of two]
Removing the upper-left screw:
Removing the lower screw (after removing the black plastic cover from the rear of the door):
The owner wasn't able to remove the outer cage, probably due to the SVX's antenna wires (you need to unplug them first — connectors accessed behind the carpet on the left side of the transmission hump). See section 2.3.2 in my SVX Audio Install Guide.
David C.
1996 Laguna Blue Pearl SVX L AWD
See my home page for SVX radio install/removal instructions and wiring harnesses

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