My OEM radio bezel area in my 2002 Jetta has the wonderful soft touch black trim that is peeling all over the place. I know in order to completely swap to the OEM aluminum dash trim, I need to get all the pieces plus swap to the correct inner cage.
My question is can I keep my current cage if I decide to keep the two black side panel pieces? Then, I would only swap to the aluminum cup holder cover, HVAC control cover, & thin horizontal piece below the HVAC. Is the new cage only necessary if you want to change the two vertical side pieces?
My reasoning for this is because I really don't feel like tearing apart the dash right now to do the side pieces. The cupholder, HVAC cover, & bottom piece can just be popped out without having to remove other sections of the dash. I just wasn't sure if the aluminum center pieces might be slightly longer or something so they wouldn't fit properly with the stationary black side pieces. Anyone with experience doing this?