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LR2 with dash board cubby.

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The first thing you have to do is to pry the speaker cover off. Start at the top...

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...and lean it towards you to remove.

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this is what you'll be left with.

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You need to remove the screws that are on the top - there are 4 of them. Two of them hold the cubby in place, two of them hold the fascia in place.

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Remove this cover...

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...and remove these screws.

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With your fingers, separate the fascia by pulling out and toward you. You may have to pull both sides at once.

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You'll need to detach the wiring harness and remove the whole fascia.

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These are the two pieces of the fascia.

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This is the Magellan Roadmate 1700 right out of the box. I recommend that you leave the plastic protector on the screen until after you've finished installation.

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On the inside of the fascia, you'll need to break off (or grind off with a Dremel) several small plastic pieces that get in the way of the GPS screen sitting flush with the bezel.

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Grind these down...

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Once these are ground down, insert the GPS into the hold from behind and situate it, square it up however you like it.

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I used two part epoxy to permanently glue my unit to the fascia.

While the GPS is drying, work on the wiring.

I chose to plug in a 12v/10a extension into the fuse box underneath the glove box, and I used the adapter that comes with the Magellan to power the unit from there. I also attached the USB cord to the unit and left it dangling into the glove box so that I could update the GPS unit from my laptop when new firmware is available. Ultimately, how you choose to power your unit is up to you - but I recommend that whatever power source you choose, you should find one that turns off with your car. The Magellan 1700 DOES turn on/off with the car! It's awesome.

Here are the finished shots:

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