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Old 03-11-2013, 05:55 PM   #1
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Does anyone know how to remove the tread to access the back of the basement radio on a 320rs. If you remove the screws in the tread it will not come loose.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:03 PM   #2
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What's a tread? Do you mean one of the wooden stair steps? Mind you I have not taken any of my stairs apart but seem to remember a thread about this last summer. Access to basement radio via taking off one of the hallway stair wood covers. I doubt this design of wood stair is unique to Columbus. Look at other brands too in the Palomino lineup.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:09 PM   #3
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Yes it is the hallway stair tread.mi took the screws out and it acts like it is glued down i do not want to crack it.
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Tap it with a rubber mallet. I'd go ask a dealer myself and find proper method.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:22 AM   #5
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Tap it with a rubber mallet. I'd go ask a dealer myself and find proper method.
I was told that is how you service the vacuum and the radio, by removing the steps, but of course they don't want you to do this so they probably have double sided tape or something.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:42 AM   #6
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Does anyone know how to remove the tread to access the back of the basement radio on a 320rs. If you remove the screws in the tread it will not come loose.
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Wondering why your wanting to get to the back of the radio?
Not familiar with your model but does it not have the regular style head unit with the beauty ring and 4 screws behind it?
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:15 PM   #7
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Read this thread for more info on the round style basement radio on a Columbus 320RS. The brand new units got a design change to a rectangular car stereo style radio. The round one is a boat/marine style.

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Old 03-15-2013, 09:43 PM   #8
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Well if it has the car style head unit, thats an easy one. Go to Wal-Mart, back in the car audio section and pick up the car stereo removal tool. I got a set for $3.00. Or you can try two small flat head screwdrivers. Its alot easier with the proper tool. Just pop off the small outside bezel and slide the tools to the right and left of the unit. Apply slight pressure outward from the unit and pull. It should come right out. If its the Marine type, I haven't a clue....
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:09 AM   #9
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Take the top screws out of the top step. The step is also held down with double sided tape. Pry up easy all the way around the front of the step. I have replaced that round radio twice. Now the dealer is suppose to put in the upgraded car stereo.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:17 PM   #10
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Thanks to everyone for the info I purchased a din style automotive radio that will play DVDs as well as support iPod playback. Going to remove round radio and make a plate out of 1/4" black abs plastic to cover the hole and cut out for new style radio. With this I will have satellite radio and be able to watch DVDs on the tv I mounted in the basement.
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