We advise drilling pilot holes. Using a small bit, drill pilots in the “guide divot” centers. Next, drill the holes out to their final dimension using a 13/64” drill bit. Slightly bigger is O.K., but holes the same size as the holes in the Tech Deck assures perfect alignment when epoxying the backer plate.
Insert backer plate between the clock/ hazard component and the bezel to check the alignment of drilled holes with holes in the backer plate. Remove plate, apply epoxy, and reinsert. Once again ensure the holes line up.
With the Tech Deck tight against the bottom of the clock bezel AND the face of the A/C panel, mark (a sharpie works best) all “wing” holes for drilling location. If you are installing an HD-Version, also mark the two holes in the “top plate”.
Sharpie marker / Drill & bit (7/64”) / #2 Phillips head screwdriver
1. Remove the Tech Deck from the packaging and place in the recess between
the radio and the A/C controls. Fig.1
2. Press the Tech Deck firmly upward against the radio and forward against the
A/C controls so the rear of the Tech Deck is tight against the dash. Fig.1
3. While tightly fitted against the dash, carefully mark the three holes on each “wing” for drilling locations. No need to mark the two holes in the “top plate” of the Tech Deck. Fig. 2
4. Remove the Tech Deck and drill 7/64” holes where you made your marks. Fig. 3 (It is not necessary, but it may be helpful to remove the A/C control panel to make more roomfor drilling. Don’t forget to replace the control panel before screwing the Tech Deck into place.)
5. Return the Tech Deck to the dash and screw it in place.
Sharpie marker / Drill & bits (7/64 & 13/64”) / #2 Phillips head screwdriver / Small pry tool / awl or ice pick / epoxy
1. Remove the Tech Deck from the packaging and place in the recess between the radio and the A/C controls. Fig.1
2. Press the Tech Deck firmly upward against the radio and forward against the A/C controls so the rear of the Tech Deck
is tight against the dash. Fig.1 again
3. While tightly fitted against the dash, carefully mark ALL holes for drilling locations. Don’t forget to mark the two holes on
the top plate. Fig.2
4. Set the Tech Deck aside.
a. Remove the A/C control panel. Just pull straight to you, it’s held in by plastic clips. Disconnect the two electrical
plugs. Fig. 5
b. Remove the radio. Remove four 10mm bolts…and pull straight to you…it’s held in byplastic clips. Disconnect
antennaand all electrical plugs. Figs. 6 &7
5. Drill the holes for the “wings” where you made your marks. Fig. 3
6. With the radio assembly on a flat work space, drill the two holes needed in the bottom of the radio faceplate (we
recommend the following procedure for best alignment).
a. Press a guide divot into the center of your mark with an awl or ice pick. Fig. 8
b. Drill pilot holes with a small bit. Fig. 9
c. Drill the final diameter holes with a 13/64” bit. Fig. 9
7. Test fit the backer plate between the clock assembly and radio faceplate, ensuring the holes in the bar align with the
holes you drilled. Once you’ve verified alignment, apply a fast-drying epoxy to the bar and reinsert it. Center the plate
over the holes and use supplied machine screws to secure it in place while the epoxy sets. Fig. 10
8. Allow the epoxy time to set. Remove the screws. Reinstall the radio and the A/C control panels. Fig. 12
9. Reinsert the Tech Deck into the dash. Screw the two machine screws into the “top plate” holes, and the six self-tapping
screws into the two “wings”. Fig. 4
Now is a good time to install a RAM ball mount if you choose to. Be sure that you use screws short enough that they do NOT make contact with the windshield.
Snap the plastic base cover on.
Place the Tech Deck firmly in place below the clock/hazard bezel and against the face of the A/C control panel. Ensure that it sits tight against those two panels.
Small pry tool / X/XX" Hex-head key (allen wrench)
1. Pop the mirror head off the mirror arm. It is held onto the arm by a “ball and socket”.
The best way is to hold the mirror base and grip the mirror arm with one hand, while
gripping the mirror with the other hand. Make a quick jerk of the mirror head away
from the windshield. It should readily pop off the ball. Fig. 1
2. Take a small pry tool (small screwdriver works well) and pop the plastic cover off of the mirror base. Fig. 2
3. With you finger, or your small pry tool, pull the tab at the bottom of the mirror base away from the window. Wiggle or tap the mirror base upward (toward the headliner). This should disengage the mirror base from the dovetail mount on the windshield. Pull up and remove the mirror base and arm from the windshield. Fig. 3 & 4
4. Slide the Clearview-Rearview Mirror Riser base firmly onto the dovetail windshield mount until it bottoms out, and tighten the set screw. Fig. 5 & 6
5. Slide your mirror base down onto the dovetail mount of the Mirror Riser until you hear a click. Be sure you have the metal spring seated under the rim of the dovetail (both sides). Once you have your mirror base/arm securely seated on the Mirror Riser, snap the plastic mirror base cover on. Fig. 7
6. If you are mounting a RAM ball…it’s a good time install it onto the Mirror Riser now before putting the mirror head on. Ensure that you use screws short enough that they do not make contact with the windshield. Fig. 8
7. Snap the plastic base cover over the base. Fig. 9
8. Press the mirror head back onto the mirror arm. Fig. 10
With the four bolts removed. A quick tug toward you (see pic) will disengage the assembly from the dash. It is held in place with the same clips the A/C panel uses (see yellow clip on lower right side of radio). Disconnect all plugs and take the assembly to a flat work surface.
With the radio assembly on the bench, press a “guide divot” in the center of your marks with an awl or a pick. This will help ensure you drill in the center of your marks, and guarantees the best alignment of the screws into the backer plate when installing the Tech Deck later.
If installing the General-Duty version…install the Tech Deck by screwing in the six (6) “wing” screws. You are done. Enjoy!
SKIP THIS STEP if you are installing the Xtreme-Duty version.
Remove the Tech Deck. Now use a 7/64” bit to drill the six (6) “wing” holes into the sides of the dash. If you are installing an HD-Version you may wish to delay drilling until after removing the A/C control panel and radio. This is not necessary, but it does give more room to work.
Pull the mirror head off the arm. Simply give a quick tug to disengage the ball and socket connection. It's best to hold the base with one hand while pulling the mirror with the other.
Use a small pry tool to carefully pop the plastic cover off the mirror base. This allows access to the clip that allows you to remove the base.
Pull the tab at the bottom of the mirror base away from the windshield, and push (or lightly tap) upward on the base to move it upward.
Xtreme-Duty version ONLY…from this point.
Remove the A/C Panel using a pick, small screw-driver, or putty knife. Simply pop it towards you. It is held in place by four plastic tabs (one each corner). Disconnect the two electrical plugs and set this assembly aside.
With the epoxied backer plate in place and perfectly aligned, use the provided machine screws to tighten the plate against the bezel. This allows the epoxy to dry with the backer plate in the proper alignment.
Give the epoxy 5-10 minutes to set up before removing the screws. You are now ready to reinstall the radio and A/C panels and screw the Tech Deck into place. Six self- tapping screws on the two wings and the two machine screws on the top plate. Congrats on your install, go enjoy it!
Snap the mirror head back on the mirror arm.
Using a x/x" hex-head key (allen wrench), tighten the set screw.
Slide your mirror base downward on the Clearview-Rearview Mirror Riser dovetail. Ensure that the metal clips are fully seated UNDER the rim of the dovetail. Slide the mirror base down firmly until the tab snaps over the bottom of the dovetail.
Slide the mirror base upward and off of the windshield dovetail mount.
Slide the Clearview-Rearview Mirror Riser downward on the windshield dovetail mount until it bottoms out and fully seats.
Remove the radio cluster by first removing the four 10mm Hex-head bolts (bolt locations circleded in photo) behind the A/C panel. An extension will be necessary for the two bottom bolts.