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  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Adelaide SA
  • Car(s):R32 GTS4
  • Real Name:Nick

Nice guide :( here's the 32:

R32

1. Pull out ashtray like below, undo two screws behind it - My 32 had another 2 screws once you pull out the gear boot and surround.
2. Flathead screwdriver under the rear of the center console, push up, it will pop out
3. Flathead screwdriver under the top half of center console, pops out, remove center console, or turn it around
4. Undo 4 screws, two either side of headunit, pull headunit out
5. Undo cage holding onto headunit, refit to new headunit, finish wiring off and put back in hole
6. Refit going backwards from 4 :)


Posted 03 May 2010 - 10:10 PM


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  • Location:Adelaide
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  • Real Name:Nick
Good guide for the 33 :D

Posted 17 July 2010 - 10:22 PM


  • Car(s):R33 GTS25T '94
  • Real Name:Yosh
Hi Guys

I busted the the volume button on my stezza and its stuck at max vol. I read the explanation for the R33 removal posted by Chris, and it sounds easy enough, but the link to the one with pics seems to be broken. If anyone knows of a new link, or can do something about fixing the old one, It'd be great. Cheers.

Posted 12 September 2010 - 04:10 PM


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OK I used Chris's instructions and a couple of extra things that he told me about so here is a slightly more detailed description with pics.

1 - First pull out the ashtray and undo the screw behind it.

The ashtray just pulls out with no significant force needed. I just pulled on the open lid.


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2 - Pull up the gear stick surround and undo the 2 silver screws at the bottom left/right of the storage bin.

This takes a bit more force, I pulled from the back near the handbrake and levered it up with my fingers. I also pulled off the shift knob at this time but you could probably do it with it on but I thought it would be easier with it off. There are 2 screws at the front of the knob, put the shifter right back in low to get easier access. It takes a little bit of maneuvering to get the surround over the front of the shifter indicator and be careful not to scratch the vinyl with the hard edges of the surround. Unplug the lighter, lighter surround light and steering wheel shift switch. All plugs have a release tab, push it in or you will get real cranky trying to get em off.

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3 - Using a thin flat blade screwdriver on the left side, prize out the 2 vents at the top of the console and disconnect the unit.


This is the panel that houses the 2 vents and the hazard switch. I used some masking tape around the screwdriver to avoid scratching the vinyl when levering. Unplug the plug at rear.

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4 - Undo the 2 silver screws at the top of the heater controls.

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5 - Pull out the heater controls, radio & stage bin (all in a cage together).



I put some toweling over the lower console area to avoid scratching the vinyl.

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6 - Remove the radio from the cage (2 screws each side) and fit your radio.



I undid a couple of extra screws to "open" up the cage a bit to allow the radio to be removed and the new one installed more easily and without scratching anything.

Mine had the aerial adapter already fitted as there was already an aftermarket deck installed but the previous fitter had butchered the wiring loom so it was a bit more work to re-wire all the wires in a decent manner but if you are removing the stock deck then get the correct plug adapters and aerial adapter available from Chris or some auto outlets. I also bundle any wire slack in some padded tape to avoid any rubbing or rattling later on.

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7 - Refit going from step 5 back


I connected everything up and tried all deck functions before re-fitting the cage permanently just in case but luckily for me all went to plan.


Hope this helps, Mark.


thanks for that mark, i was trying to change my head unit but it mysteriously wouldnt come out! ur pics are greatly appreciated

Posted 06 October 2010 - 01:56 AM


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  • Location:Adelaide, South Australia
  • Car(s):R34 GTT

Hi Guys

I busted the the volume button on my stezza and its stuck at max vol. I read the explanation for the R33 removal posted by Chris, and it sounds easy enough, but the link to the one with pics seems to be broken. If anyone knows of a new link, or can do something about fixing the old one, It'd be great. Cheers.


is this guide for an r34 too?

Posted 01 December 2010 - 11:04 PM


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Link for R33 Guide - http://www.30dad.com...-head-unit.html

Posted 17 July 2011 - 09:31 PM


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Any ideas for a V35?

Posted 14 September 2011 - 04:35 PM


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  • Location:Melbourne
  • Car(s):Skyline R34 25GTT
Excellent! ...nice descriptive post :thanks:

Posted 01 November 2011 - 10:22 AM

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R33

contact me for pocket,harness and antenna adapter



Don't do this....
After 10 PM's, 2 phone calls, 1 credit card number given and almost 2 months wasted waiting for this guy, I gave up and went to the local audio shop and bought the gear in under 2 minutes...

Take from that what you will.

Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:11 PM

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Hey mate,

I have to commend you on the guide for the R34 head unit change with the pictures & all. I was about to pay someone to do it for me but once I read your guide I've managed to save myself some dollar. I even joined SAU to show my appreciation, I mean there are a lot of other useful threads here but when I stumbled across your guide that took the cake for me =D

Thanks again buddy & thanks to SAU for being a SUPER AWESOME FORUM. SAU 4 LIFE!!!!! xD

Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:53 PM


  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Melbourne
  • Interests:My car, my bike and my friends oh and my boyfriend, James :)
  • Car(s):R34 , R31
  • Real Name:Zabrina
Perfect post!Thanks! Did this myself without hesitation!

Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:51 PM


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  • Location:Melbourne
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  • Car(s):R34 GTR v-spec II
  • Real Name:Michael
Chris + Mark, thanks a million for your insight and posts. I hate pulling out head units in cars I havent worked on before because things always go awry the first time - but not this time!! :)

Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:57 PM


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  • Location:brisbane.carseldine.qld
  • Interests:作業は/車を再構築し、フンをされて
  • Car(s):R32 GTS4, R31 GTS-X, D21 truck
  • Real Name:Chris Rogers

Chris + Mark, thanks a million for your insight and posts. I hate pulling out head units in cars I havent worked on before because things always go awry the first time - but not this time!! :)


no probs.

Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:58 PM

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