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suave7 03-18-2013 07:22 PM

DIY Ideas?
 
hey guys, im new to this site. Ive been interesting in doing alot of diys lately but i def need some help.

I cant find the information i need anywhere. I have a 2012 Subaru legacy 2.5l.


Im looking to vinyl wrap my trim, but i havent been able to find any info on how to take the door panels off properly

also i want to install a stereo, but im not sure how to take out the center console. I searched the forum, but i had trouble understanding the instructions. Sorry for my lack of knowledge... im kind of a noob. Most def not used to working on subarus.:)



Also do you guys have pics of your diys? if so please feel free to post it would help me out


anything from footwells, install switches, cluster led lights, vinyl wrapping, stereo install.

Knarfious 03-18-2013 08:27 PM

Stickies are your friend and of course the search bar at the top right corner of the screen.

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...ds-203295.html

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...ds-203293.html

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...ds-203296.html

Fischbach31 03-18-2013 08:36 PM

Plasti dip is your friend...if you want you can do your rims and grill and other little tidbits!!

suave7 03-19-2013 12:36 AM

thanks guys

but i still need help trying to take off the door panels, i got the two screws off, but i dont know what else am i missing in order to take it off

Knarfious 03-19-2013 06:01 AM

Here's info on door panel removal. If you scroll up in the thread there's more info on trim removal as well. Be careful when putting the door panels back on as its very easy to bend and/or break clips, make sure to follow the proper order when putting the clips back in.

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...52#post2738452

pfoyle 03-19-2013 06:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Knarfious (Post 4348178)
Here's info on door panel removal. If you scroll up in the thread there's more info on trim removal as well. Be careful when putting the door panels back on as its very easy to bend and/or break clips, make sure to follow the proper order when putting the clips back in.

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...52#post2738452

Wish I had found this thread when I was replacing my broken mirror yesterday! Went in a slightly different order for popping the clips, but relatively close...

Suave, my $0.02 from removing the door panel yesterday... it takes a fair amount of force to get it started... After removing the screws I was really worried about the amount of force I was exerting, but eventually I got over it and steadily increased the pressure until it popped. Then worked my way around. Also, once you've gotten it free of the clips, pull the bottom of the panel out (maybe a 30 degree angle) and then slide it up to get the top edge free (that hangs on by the window). Good luck!

suave7 03-19-2013 09:36 AM

thanks guys i appreciate it, ill try my best to pop the panels out hopefully. The center console is a B**** i still havent figured out how to pop it out, and the manual didnt really help me. It would be nice if someone made videos since the model is so spanking new.

Knarfious 03-19-2013 09:39 AM

The center console you first need to remove the shifter and then you can pop out clips. Make sure you are slow and careful as there are wires you can rip.

pfoyle 03-19-2013 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by suave7 (Post 4348570)
thanks guys i appreciate it, ill try my best to pop the panels out hopefully. The center console is a B**** i still havent figured out how to pop it out, and the manual didnt really help me. It would be nice if someone made videos since the model is so spanking new.

Given the amount of audio upgrades/swaps that Coppertone (username) has done, he might be a good one to be in contact with! He also tends to sell audio components at dirt cheap prices, which could also help you! I'd PM him if I were you!

aerophool 03-19-2013 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suave7 (Post 4348570)
thanks guys i appreciate it, ill try my best to pop the panels out hopefully. The center console is a B**** i still havent figured out how to pop it out, and the manual didnt really help me. It would be nice if someone made videos since the model is so spanking new.

There is a video...do a search on youtube for subaru legacy navi or something like that. See post #9: http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea....html?t=201623


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