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« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2017, 07:15:52 PM »

Hey there Blue, I love that color! Unique, indeed. I have a 2003 but I really wanted a 2001. You found a good one with all of the options!

You are a hero! That dash replacement was a helluva undertaking! And you were able to get it all back together again!!

I see you had the instrument cluster out. That would be the time to replace any burnt out bulbs in your dash. I can't get over that it takes a soldering iron to replace them!!

I found a Tek in the junkyard that had the HUD and the better stereo. I considered taking those out, along with the instrument cluster, but my guess is I would need the whole wire harness too, to make all that stuff work properly. I did take the steering wheel with the radio controls, as well as the rear radio controls and speakers, figuring I can hook them up to a more modern stereo.

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« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2018, 01:43:02 AM »

Hey there Blue, I love that color! Unique, indeed. I have a 2003 but I really wanted a 2001. You found a good one with all of the options!

You are a hero! That dash replacement was a helluva undertaking! And you were able to get it all back together again!!

I see you had the instrument cluster out. That would be the time to replace any burnt out bulbs in your dash. I can't get over that it takes a soldering iron to replace them!!

I found a Tek in the junkyard that had the HUD and the better stereo. I considered taking those out, along with the instrument cluster, but my guess is I would need the whole wire harness too, to make all that stuff work properly. I did take the steering wheel with the radio controls, as well as the rear radio controls and speakers, figuring I can hook them up to a more modern stereo.



Hah, I don't know about being a hero but it was a whole lot of work. Worth it though! Thank you for the kind words.

Nearly all my bulbs work, amazingly enough. The stereo has bulbs out, of course but we are considering either a Vibe/Matrix navigation unit or do something I almost never do and go aftermarket.

As far as adding HUD, DIC and such, that will be an undertaking and it may get done to our friend Laird's Aztek this year so we will keep everyone updated on how that goes.
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« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2018, 05:03:05 PM »



Found a friend today. Hah, first Aztek I've been able to park next to. Cool
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2001 Steel Blue Metallic GT 1 of 1956 FWD blue GTs.
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