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I didn't take that many photos, so if any questions just ask.

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Phillips head driver
Small flat blade driver
10mm Socket wrench

68212884AA is the part I ordered.

Open the lid and pull the black plastic piece on the back up (it comes off easily) remove the 3 screws holding the arm rest on, the two screws on the back of transmission release (thing with orange strap on it) and two screws on either side of transmission release.






Open the usb port/sd card cubby in the front then carefully lift the trim panel surrounding the gear shifter. I started on the sides till I could get my fingers under the back. The panel will not raise that high as the gear shifter surround prevents it. There is a little bit of left/right movement which will be enough to get the rest of the screws.



I only have 2wd so no control panel and was able to lift out the coin holder, it made it easier to get to two of the screws but may be doable if left in.



There are then two screws holding the left/right trim panels on and two screws holding the front of the bin down.


Move both front seats all the way forward and with a small screw driver remove one cover on either side exposing a 10mm bolt.



Pull the rear panel with usb power a/c vents back, wires are short so it will not go that far. Just enough to release it from the side panels.

Undo both bolts, the side panels should now lift straight up exposing two screws on either side of the bin holding it down.



With the seats still back remove the exposed screws.

Move the seat back and down to get the screws on the side holding the bin down.

The bin should now be free.

Pull up on the transmission release and undo the clip holding the cable to the side (sorry no photo)

With the out of the way the bin will come out, remove the connectors for the 12v socket and the CD player.





Install the new bin hooking up the 12v connection



And reverse instructions to re install.



You will have two screws left over as the big bin only has 1 screw on either side of it.

There is a led light in the new bin and it comes with a micro switch, but I couldn't figure out where to install it. So for now I did not hook up the light.
 

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Awesome my friend!
 

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Good job. CDs are so 1990s.... They don't make anything easy on us. One should be able to remove a few screws, and pop out 1 insert, and slide in the other.
 

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Just a quick observation...
When they sent out update software for my radio it was on a CD.
How are you going to upgrade software?

Perhaps you could transfer the files to a USB driver or SD card...
Not sure if that will work though.
 

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Just a quick observation...
When they sent out update software for my radio it was on a CD.
How are you going to upgrade software?

Perhaps you could transfer the files to a USB driver or SD card...
Not sure if that will work though.
Probably not a concern for 2014's, as the CD player is optional, so not all 14's have one.
 

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There is a led light in the new bin and it comes with a micro switch, but I couldn't figure out where to install it. So for now I did not hook up the light.
Awesome work.
Re the light, see Douggggggggggggs post
http://www.jeepgarage.org/f155/parts-list-to-remove-the-14-cd-player-61196.html#post850518

“The new bin has an led light in it to illuminate the box but there was not a harness connection to connect it to per the mechanic. I should have had him connect it to the lights that illuminate the two usb port just below in the back since it was all tore apart”
 

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Excellent, waiting on my limited to arrive early October. First job to be done remove cd. In Aus all come with th cd how dumb
 

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Here is where the switch goes. Sadly, there is no wire or connector to plug it into, so I extended the wires and wired them into the LED's (ambient lighting) under the footwell. Open the lid, and the bin LED lights up.

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Here is where the switch goes. Sadly, there is no wire or connector to plug it into, so I extended the wires and wired them into the LED's (ambient lighting) under the footwell. Open the lid, and the bin LED lights up.
Do you have a slightly more zoomed out shot of that? Also does the led just take 12v or is there less power supplied to the LEDs under the footwell?
 

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Do you have a slightly more zoomed out shot of that? Also does the led just take 12v or is there less power supplied to the LEDs under the footwell?
Here you go. LED must have a built in resistor, as it works fine with 12 VDC. The footwell LED's are also controlled by the dimmer, next to the headlight switch. The right armrest hinge arm is what actuates the micro switch.
 

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Here you go. LED must have a built in resistor, as it works fine with 12 VDC. The footwell LED's are also controlled by the dimmer, next to the headlight switch. The right armrest hinge arm is what actuates the micro switch.
Awesome, my next project for the day :)

Curious though, why not just tap off power directly in the back. Or when you say footwell do you mean the rear footwell lights?
 

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Awesome, my next project for the day :)

Curious though, why not just tap off power directly in the back. Or when you say footwell do you mean the rear footwell lights?
Yes, you could tap off of the back footwell lights. I didn't tap into constant +12 v because I saw no need to have the lamp light during the day, but that's just my preference....either way will work just fine.
 

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Just installed the bin.. Thanks for the writeup.. it was very helpfull.. Well worth the effort..Did'nt bother with the light...

Joe
 
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