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post #1 of 19 Old 02-06-2008, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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How do I get this out?! there's tabs on either side... and they just look like they'll break
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Have you tried removing the door panel and taking a look see on the inside?

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Have you tried removing the door panel and taking a look see on the inside?
yep- that's how I saw what I explained... it's 2 tabs on each side. I can see it clear as day, just wondering if there is a secret to getting it out. they don't look like they're gonna move too easily either
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yep- that's how I saw what I explained... it's 2 tabs on each side. I can see it clear as day, just wondering if there is a secret to getting it out. they don't look like they're gonna move too easily either
Well from the sound if it I would just squeeze and push, firmly but slowly.....what are you trying to do there anyway Nate?

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Well from the sound if it I would just squeeze and push, firmly but slowly.....what are you trying to do there anyway Nate?
welll... i'll tell ya when it's done! custom Julian- it's my middle name

i got it out, btw. It's a metal clip on the back side, you have to move the plastic junk out of the way and you can see it all!
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So whatcha doin to it??
well- i'll post up some pics now. I was getting anxious waiting for my headlights and was wondering what I could do to my truck in the mean time. I got tired of looking at the dry rotting plastic backplate on my keypad. So I had some extra black and clear spray paint, so I thought I'd do some free modding when I had some free time. 5 coats of black, 4 of clear and you see the results.
To get the key pad off; pull the whole inner cover off the door and reach into the door up by the pad, there's a metal bracket (in the picture) on the right side, just slide it off, unplug the electrical connector and it just falls out.
The rest is simple, there are tabs on the numbers, just bend the cover around them and it'll come off. Here's some pics.
Keypad Apart- notice the plastic... kinda gettin chalky

Thought it was going to rain, so I made a high end door cover... I ran out of carbon fiber, so a sandwich bags did the trick! oh- and it didn't rain.

Final Product: it just blends right in! I like it- and it was FREE!
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Looks good Nate.....but what about like a chrome color to match your 08 side vents?

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Looks good Nate.....but what about like a chrome color to match your 08 side vents?
goin for the murdered out look... so chrome may get a bit odd on my rig. But it's a good idea. I also only had black paint, I was going for super free haha I don't have no dippin chrome either- that'd just rock!! I'd have a chrome truck dang it! :nate:
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goin for the murdered out look... so chrome may get a bit odd on my rig. But it's a good idea. I also only had black paint, I was going for super free haha I don't have no dippin chrome either- that'd just rock!! I'd have a chrome truck dang it! :nate:
....still looks good, I know what you mean by the way it looks faded and old......just can't leave that truck alone....

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