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Default Power outlet mod - having a lot of trouble

Ok, so I decided I'd put the power outlet mod in and I don't understand my problem. With great difficulty (lying on the floor of the driver's side and ruining one tap), I managed to attach the wire tap and jumper to the correct green cable (I hope!)

The next step is to remove the plug under the power outlet, which I did. According to the instructions, removing this plug "allows the dash to be pulled back to expose the rear of the outlet."

But I can't pull the dash out! Am I doing something wrong? I'm afraid that if I yank too hard, I'll damage the dash and won't be able to put it back. Or worse, yank the power outlet right out of its socket and damage something else behind it. With or without the plug, the dash seems to be stuck. Anyone know what I'm supposed to do? Now I've got this silly yellow wire dangling on the drivers side floor. Do I remove the whole dash, or just one side of it? Help!
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Hi Paul,

I haven't seen the directions for the power outlet mod but I'm guessing you're talking about that part of the dash that has the power outlet built into it? It's the cowling atop the hump between the passenger's and driver's seat?

If so, I know what you mean. It does feel like you're pulling harder than you have to. But, keep pulling, it'll come off without breaking.

Make sure that the little plastic rivet on the passenger's side of the cowling has been removed. Is this the plug you're talking about? If you're having trouble with that, you can reach behind it to help push it out. Theres' no catch to it. It just pops in and out.

As for the cowling. Start on the driver's side. Grab the cowling up by the dash and pull straight back. On the driver's side, there's two clips that hold it in place. These clips are near the top of the cowling. And, there's also a clamp that goes around an aluminum tube back there. Just pull straight back and all three will release. Gt your fingers as close to the top of the cowling as possible. After that, the other side is easy. There's two similar clips on the passenger's side. You'll be able to pull this off without wrecking anything or damaging the wires to the outlet.

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Most of the dash is held by clips and claws, and only a handful of screws.
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Thanks for the help...I managed to get it off after some effort and put the second connection on. Now I just have to get a car charger for my phone to make sure it really works .
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