Martin W. Bauer - Elmhurst IL
Carl J. Thys - Chicago IL
Peter A. Fredriksen - Prospect Hts. IL
David J. Robin - Elmhurst IL
Richard J. Schaar - Northbrook IL
International Jensen Incorporated - Schiller Park IL
A front panel assembly for an automotive radio is disclosed which includes a central control panel, a left side control panel, and a right side control panel, each of which includes a respective plurality of control switches. Conductors, such as flexible conductors, are provided for interconnecting the control switches on the two side control panels with the radio. In addition, the side control panels are removably mountable on the left and right sides of the central control panel after the radio has been mounted in place in order to mask mounting hardware. In the preferred method of this invention, a front panel of the type described above is mounted by first positioning the left and right side control panels over the central control panel, and then passing the central, left side and right side control panels through a central opening in a mounting panel. After the radio has been secured in place, the left and right side control panels are moved from their initial position over the central control panel to positions on either side of the control panel. The left and right side control panels are then secured in place.