2006 Interceptor 232 Radio Removal

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2006 Interceptor 232 Radio Removal

Postby dsm1212 » Wed May 29, 2013 5:14 pm

Ok, I want to add something (ipod controller) behind the stock Kenwood radio. I remove the side panels, remove the 4 screws pull on the radio. The top of the radio is loose but the bottom center and bottom right seem to be catching on something. I'm afraid to pull any harder or break the faceplate.

I can remove the rubber gasket behind the radio faceplate to get a little wiggle room. I can see there is a plastic covering around the top of the radio, but it's impossible to see in the bottom as the faceplate hangs over the frame a bit more on the bottom.

Any idea how to get this puppy out without breaking it?

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Postby rward182 » Thu May 30, 2013 8:11 am

On my LS187, there is a metal strap from the back of the head unit to the dash where the gauges are. Behind the bezel that the gauges are mounted to.
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Postby BlewByU » Thu May 30, 2013 8:38 am

here is the installation, Take a look.

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Postby dsm1212 » Thu May 30, 2013 10:19 am

Thanks, hopefully there is no strap in the back because there is no way to get to it :-(. I have the original manual with this page. I haven't been able to tell from it what might be catching on the bottom. I wonder if that accessory 6 is solid or is it the plastic wrap I can see on the top. Maybe if it is solid the bottom edges are getting caught. Maybe I should try to make myself a small flat jig that I can slip in the bottom and slide across while I'm trying to remove it?

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Postby Adisonjim » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:24 pm

I am sure you figured it out but I was able to squeeze my hand in via the cup holder. I thought mine had a clip but it was the speaker wire harness holding it in (it was soooooo short.
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Postby dsm1212 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:51 pm

Adisonjim wrote:I am sure you figured it out but I was able to squeeze my hand in via the cup holder. I thought mine had a clip but it was the speaker wire harness holding it in (it was soooooo short.


Thanks, I've not had a chance to spend time at this yet, but I'll try the cup holder!

Very strange, but I posted another question here and it is gone. Google found me a link to here, but the post was gone. Anyhow, I want to replace the transom remote. Boat is a couple hours away at a lake marina. Is it difficult to reach into that transom corner? Should be up to the left of the battery I think. Photo showing location here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/85aanb0g8azot ... ransom.jpg

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Postby AndrewT » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:34 pm

The post disappeared due to the server migration.
Try removing the vent grill and see if you can reach the back of the remote.
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Postby dsm1212 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:23 pm

Good idea, thanks. If I can't get there through the inside by the battery I'll try the grille.

I'm also thinking of putting in a perko switch with a second battery. I'd like to put the second battery on the port side for weight considerations. Any recommendation on where to run the cables between the batteries? On the back of the panel in front of the engine? Marina wanted $780 to put this in and that seemed like robbery to me or is this a lot harder than I thought?

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Postby m_snow » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:46 pm

Gawd no, please do it yourself. Buy as thick a guage as you can handle and put that battery where you want it. I too put a second batt on the port side. Perko is on the right and the cables run over the engine, secured with zip ties to all the other cables that run over the engine.

I went to Home Depot for some heavy guage cabling and found some good connectors to solder on the cable ends. Not too much work but takes a little time. Hobby time!

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Re: 2006 Interceptor 232 Radio Removal

Postby dsm1212 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:51 pm

Managed to install the iPod addon through the cup holder without pulling the battery out. Replaced the rear transom remote control by reaching up around the battery. Btw if you need one of these there is a guy selling the kenwood remote panels for $8.62 including shipping. Brand new in box. Crazy cheap so I bought two so I have a spare. Will tackle the perko when I bring the boat home in the fall.

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Re: 2006 Interceptor 232 Radio Removal

Postby BUCKY32 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:51 pm

Do you have a contact for the guy with the remotes?
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Re: 2006 Interceptor 232 Radio Removal

Postby dsm1212 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:16 pm

Sorry, wasn't able to get in here for a while. I bought two from this guy. Arrived brand new in box. Can't beat the price with free shipping :-).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-KTS-RC100MR ... 4218114%26
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Re: 2006 Interceptor 232 Radio Removal

Postby BUCKY32 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:47 am

You ROCK!
Thanks!
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Re: 2006 Interceptor 232 Radio Removal

Postby dancaravelle267 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:38 pm

dsm1212 wrote:Managed to install the iPod addon through the cup holder without pulling the battery out. Replaced the rear transom remote control by reaching up around the battery. Btw if you need one of these there is a guy selling the kenwood remote panels for $8.62 including shipping. Brand new in box. Crazy cheap so I bought two so I have a spare. Will tackle the perko when I bring the boat home in the fall.

Thanks
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I bought two of these a year ago for spares too. They work no problems.
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Re: 2006 Interceptor 232 Radio Removal

Postby dsm1212 » Sun May 11, 2014 12:37 pm

Just a followup in case someone else wants to take this radio out. I later was able to remove the radio. There is a metal bar attached to the back of the radio whose other end is screwed into the bottom of the glovebox. The only way to get at this is to put your arm through the cup holder and unscrew the bar from the back of the radio. If you are a beefy guy I doubt you can get your arm in there far enough. I've got pretty thin arms and don't bruise easily but I ended up with my forearm all bruised getting to it. Can't believe anyone thought that bar was a good idea.

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