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HT1250 Housing Kit

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Premium Subscriber
May 24, 2012
Croton-On-Hudson, NY
Hello all,

I have a Motorola HT1250 and the housing kit is pretty beat up, and I ordered a new one. I have been searching the web a bit, but cannot really find anything that can help me out, so I came here. Is there anyone out there who can give me good instructions on how to replace the housing kit on my radio.? I would need removal of current kit instructions as well.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.



Database Admin
Feb 19, 2003
N.E. Kansas
From memory but most should be correct:

Remove antenna and knobs
Use flat object at bottom of back of housing to pop loose the two teeth from the frame that engage the plastic
Lift the plastic housing up.
Carefully flip the two ribbon cable latches to free them
Use a small pry tool to move metal retaining tabs from front housing
Display is double sticky taped to the front so VERY CAREFULLY pry it off
Reverse order and done.
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