Insert the tools far enough in until you hear a click. Pull out the DIN tools slightly, then pull the radio towards you and out of the dashboard. Disconnect the connector and antenna connector from the rear of the radio by pulling them out with a steady motion. The factory radio has been removed.
You can usually pull them out with a hook, cut them into 20 inch lengths and then fold them into 2 U shapes that fit into the holes on either side. Place them, then slide the hooks outward (away from each other) as you pull the main unit.
To remove the radio without removing the keys from the radio, the dashboard must be disassembled until the side of the radio is exposed. To remove the mounting brackets, remove the 4 small silver screws that secure them to the radio. These are located on the side of the radio, 2 screws per side.
Remove the stereo
- Find the holes in the front of the stereo. There are two on each side.
- Insert the DIN tools into the holes on each side until you hear or feel a click or until the tools stop pushing.
- Easily distribute tools.
How to remove an original car stereo
How to remove a Pioneer car stereo
For safety reasons, disconnect the battery terminal when working with electronic devices in the car. Recommended procedure for disconnecting the car battery before making electrical changes. This is a good safety measure as modifications can cause accidental shorts.
Look on both sides to see where to place the removal buttons on another stereo. Use a flat-blade screwdriver or similar device to press on these tabs and pull the front of the device towards you. Do the same on the other side and the device will be shared. From there you can pull the device.
How to remove a Clarion car audio system
Remove the car speakers
Press 3 repeatedly for the third digit of the radio code. Press 4 repeatedly for the fourth digit of the radio code. When the radio code appears on the screen, save it and unlock the radio. To do this, press and hold the number key 5 until you hear a beep.
1996 XLT replacement radio. Go to the radio shop and purchase tire changers. You will need these 2 flat pieces of metal on either side of the bridge to push a couple of sticks down. Then remove everything and disconnect the wires.