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Old 14 Mar 2011, 10:46 pm
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Default 2nd Gen ac control bezel removal/Playing with vinyl PT.2

Ok so i decied to wrap my center bezel in carbon fiber and thought about making a how to on taking it off.

1. Start off by removing the screws in the vents



2. Grab from the bottom and pull. it'll come right out. and then run your fingers up along the side to pop the bezel completely out.



3. Because of the ac controls the bezel wont come all the way off. So i like to start from the top and work my way to the bottom. first i unplug the clock and then the window control. Remember on the window control plug, there's a lock on the connection. Lift the red tab/lock and pull the wires out


4. Unplug the hazards control and unscrew the ac controls.


5. Unscrew the hazard control and ac vents. 4 screws for the hazard control and 3 screws each for both vents.


6. Take off the clock. it has two little star head screws



7. Taking off window switch is a little tricky. Carfully place a very small flat head on the sides of the switch and lift the switch out.


Once you have it off then it'll look like this.

from this point if you need to change any of the controls you can, or swap out the radio.


From this point i wrapped the bezel in carbon fiber vinyl

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Old 15 Mar 2011, 12:05 am
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Have to admitt that is freaking cool love the carbon fiber look and the blue
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thank you. I've been wanting to wrap this bezel for the longest time but then i found out that chrome vinyl doesn't stretch and neither did the first carbon fiber vinyl i got. I love the way the blue tint on the clock looks against the carbon fiber. but it's a pretty crappy job so i'm gonna redo it tonight.
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thank you. I've been wanting to wrap this bezel for the longest time but then i found out that chrome vinyl doesn't stretch and neither did the first carbon fiber vinyl i got. I love the way the blue tint on the clock looks against the carbon fiber. but it's a pretty crappy job so i'm gonna redo it tonight.
I'm not a fan of carbon fiber, but it does look cool.

Something you might want to do is paint around the openings with black paint and trim the carbon fiber at the openings, instead of trying to wrap it around to the back.
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Looks good.

PT Cruisers are so easy to take apart it's ridiculous. Same goes for my old '05 Focus ZX3 SE.
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I'm not a fan of carbon fiber, but it does look cool.

Something you might want to do is paint around the openings with black paint and trim the carbon fiber at the openings, instead of trying to wrap it around to the back.
that's a really good idea, idk y i didn't think of that, but tonight i took it off and redid it. check it out.

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looks great ...nice job ......
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Hey their Wolfman,

Your gonna put me, and old Stalker outta business with all that way cool custom wrapping stuff. No more old school custom painters needed.

Looking really good! I am really impressed at how clean it looks, especially with all those complicated corners involved in the part which I know must have been a pain for sure!.

I know you have more than likely already bought paint and have painted the corners as mentioned above already, but for small or really tight spots where it might be hard to reach or what not, an old trick that is used in window tinting which works well is black nail polish. Does the trick, and comes with a handy applicator for those trouble areas. I have used this trick many times to get myself out of a spot and create a cleaner look. Just a thought.

Anyways, way cool man. I bestow upon you the highest Cruiser honor, the Fro.
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OMG DUDE you got the FRO

It sure does dress the PT up great job isnt heat a wonderful thing
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that looks really sweet! super nice job
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