GU Patrol questions: Dash surround removal & rear door light switches

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 16:22
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Hi all,

A couple of Patrol questions.

1. Replacing the CD player - how does the dash trim around the stereo come off? Don't want to pull too hard in case there's a trick to it. (Are the clips fragile?)

2. Rear barn door light switches - I've got a rear door light flicker problem. There is one regular push switch in the passenger side door that I've found. Is there another in the catch mechanism of the door with the spare mounted on it? And is there any adjustment in it?

Any help appreciated.

Thanks,

Dave
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Reply By: Outbacktourer - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 16:37

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 16:37
I can help you with the first one. At the bottom of the stereo surround trim you will find a notch on either side for a flat blade screwdriver. Lever out at the bottom and it will come away easily.

OT
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 16:46

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 16:46
Thanks OT.

I'll go and give that a burl.

Dave
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 17:20

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 17:20
Two screws too...

I'd already found the two screws, just the trim needed a little more pressure than I had been prepared to try before I found out about the notches.

Hey presto it's off.

Thanks

Dave
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Follow Up By: Waynepd (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 19:19

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 19:19
Hey Dave,
have you come over to the dark side?
Can't wait to see some of the mods that are heading for the GU.
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Follow Up By: Member - Luke (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 23:51

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 23:51
Two screws???

Is your a later model GU? Mine is a S1 and it doesn't have the screws, only clips

Cheers Luke
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 15:08

Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 15:08
Hi Wayne,

If it's the dark side consider me here! 2004 GU Series III 4.2 Turbo Diesel!

Been in the shed until 1:30am every night this week as I'm in Talbotville for the weekend.

Glind Heat Exchanger
Dual Battery System
Icom Pro400 UHF
In Dash USB/SD card MP3 & DVD Player (screens not in yet - kids will complain no doubt...)
Codan NGT - made an antenna mount for the autotune to go on the spare.
12v permanent power to the Ciggy sockets
Extra Merrits plug in dash
Black Widow Drawers are in
Power to rear cargo area

I'm sure I've forgotten something...

Oh yeah. ARB Compressor (the new one) is in too.

And the Compressor & shower pump aren't in under the seats - that doesn't look like a particularly sharp idea. I fabricated brackets and both are in under the bonnet.

Pics on my website next week after I get back and unpack.

Dave
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Reply By: zigglemeister - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 17:32

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 17:32
Hi Dave,

Re the flickering light, I had the same problem - in my case it was due to the catch for the smaller of the two barn doors being slightly loose (the catch is mounted on the other barn door) which allowed the smaller door to move slightly, hence the flicker.

Tim Z
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Reply By: mechpete - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 22:28

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 22:28
how did ya go with the courier
Dave .
fiegs
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Reply By: Member - Glenn D (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 04:19

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 04:19
Hi Dave,

I have had the light flicker problem as well.

I pulled the switch off the l/h door and checked that it worked correctly , then put some packing in the door jamb to make sure the switch is made ( if problem continues must be r/h door ).

From memory the only adjustment for the r/h door is on the lower door frame , the switch is in the upper latch . the first adjustment I did was to bring the bottom of the door in , this made the light come on all the time , adjusted the door out so it is sitting square and all is good .

The top latch also gets full of crap.

A bit long winded , but hope this helps you out.

Glenn.

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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 15:09

Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 15:09
What adjustment is available in the RH rear door Glenn, and how did you do it?

Dave
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn D (NSW) - Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 21:59

Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 21:59
The loop of metal that the door latch grabs onto ,on the bottom middle of the door frame can be moved when the screws are backed off . When I did mine the nutplate in the frame was stuck and took some force to move it.

Would be a good idea to mark the starting point so you have a reference .

Glenn.
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Reply By: Wheatbelt Wayne - Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 21:07

Friday, Jun 06, 2008 at 21:07
G'day Dave

Your first question has been answered.

Re the door switches, I disconnected the plug in the larger door that goes to the switch. Anyone want to enlighten me as to why it's there. You have to open the smaller door to get the big door open and the light will come on when the smaller one is opened. The doors dont shut properly if the big door isnt shut properly, so there's no need, as far as I can see, for the switch at all.

Cheers
Cheers

Wayne

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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 13:04

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 13:04
Thanks Wayne,

That sounds like the go to me.

Dave
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