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Old 07-18-2022, 02:55 PM   #1
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2000 DSDP Cabinet Removal Help

I am trying to replace the factory front speakers; the ones over the dash, in the overhead cabinets. There is one speaker on each side of the TV. The speaker on the left side has easy access via the electronics shelf. The speaker on the right is in the overhead cabinet behind the switch panel. One needs to remove the trim panel around the switch cabinet to access the speaker (see picture attached).

I have found several screws attaching the trim and removed them, but the panel seems to be still securely attached.....

Has anyone had experience removing the subject trim? The attachment is most likely unique to the 2000 Dutch Star.
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Old 07-18-2022, 08:16 PM   #2
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I haven't had mine out ; but it looks like a PO had ; I'm thinking the split up the center of the panel indicates the boards ; with switches attached ; have to come out one side at a time through the opening .
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Old 07-19-2022, 12:36 PM   #3
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Hi Skip,
Good to see your still around.

I recently replaced my tank monitor with a new SeeLevel tank monitor so I was working with the "split" switch panels you mention. I found that the right panel (and the left panel) cannot be removed from behind the subject trim due to the dimensions of the switch panels. One maybe be able to jockey them around and sneak them out if all the switches were removed, but I didn't try that. I actually thought of that while working on the tank monitor, but wasn't sure that after all the work of removing switches one could even access the speaker.

PS: I even removed the TV to the left of the subject cabinet to see if any screws enter the trim from the left side, behind TV; no screws.

I have removed other facia trim for the TVs in the bedroom and the living room and know how the manuf normally attaches the trim with hidden screws, so I am perplexed by the one I'm working on.

Need to get those speakers replaced...
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Ron,

I'm finishing up vinyl plank install and cleaning furnace duct tomorrow , I'll have a better look around my cabinet for anything I can add .
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Ron , looks like changes were made between 99 and 00 , my coach doesn't have any screws where you've indicated , and although it would appear to be a very tight fit ( and a real !@#$#@! with all the wiring attached ) I think it would come out the opening right side panel first.

DW wants the pleated curtains down to wash them , I'll have a close look at the cabinet back to see if it's removeable .

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Romeo ; sorry for the long delay in replying ; life got in the way .
If you haven't gained access to change the speaker yet .
Another member with a 2001 DS just told me he replaced his speakers , his only access to the right side was to loosen the right section of the switch panel and CAREFULLY pull it sideways until he could access the speaker.
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Yes. On my 2001 DS there’s 6 screws. 3 on bottom and 3 at the top. I removed them and carefully removed the panel. Be careful with all the wires. Good luck with it

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After looking at your panel it appears to be the same as mine. The screws I took out are the ones by your pens or whatever is sitting on the ledge. Looks like there’s 4 screws across the bottom and can’t see the top. I think I also had to remove the door shocks to pull the panel out a bit
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