Radio Removal Instructions

Last updated: September 6, 1998

Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 20:36:56 -0800
From: Spencer Hutchings

Get a wire coat hanger and cut two 8" pieces. Bend each peice into a "U" shape. Insert one into each side of the stereo and gently pull out. Presto.


Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 10:01:02 -0500
From: Andrew Ma

Answer: Remove the two plastic end caps on the radio, they're about 3 mm wide and about the height of the radio. After these are removed you'll find four holes, you'll need to insert metal sticks to release the catch mechanism. Removing the radio requires a special tool normally. I made my own, I took a clothes hanger and curved it into a "U" shaped tool. Two to be exact, then I filed a notch into the end about 1/4 cm from the ends. This allows the metal "hooks" to release the metal plates and also to "catch" on the radio to pull it out. I would recommend doing this to the map pocket (my CD player is there --Steve) too so that you can reach behind the radio. My 93 had some really short molex plugs and the ...crap.. forgot the name of the antenna now, but there is a secondary antenna that needs to be removed by taking a screw out of the back of the radio and taking a metal plate off. This is assuming you have the basic radio.

Good luck. It's easier than it sounds.

Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 20:14:17 -0400
From: "Wade Lanham"

Get it started ... with a coat hanger or walmart stereo removal tool.

Pull it out enough so you can get your hand behind it. On the rightmost (passenger) side, there are two black, heavy cables for the antenna. They lead down the left side of the passenger area. Take the small piece of plastic off the side (about where the passenger knee is) and you can probably find the connectors. Once you fish the connectors out, pull them apart. Then you can get your hand behind the head and pull the cables up (and out).

Once I removed this for the first time, I found there is quite a bit of slack in all the cables but the antenna. If you can get the antenna disconnected FIRST, you could carefully pull the head unit out enough so you can actually see the back of the unit and remove the rest of the connections. That would definitely be the easiest way.

But if you can't get it that way, you can remove the other cables like this: (I did it this way because I didn't know how much slack there was in the cables)

A little to the left of the center, there is a medium sized harness (about 1 inch long). It has a click button on top. It's kinda hard to get it disconnected if you have large hands or aren't real good with them. I put my right arm left of the shifter (had it in R), and used my index finger to push the button, and the other fingers to pull the harness out.

All the way to the left is another harness of about the same size. Remove it in the same manner. The button is on the leftmost side on this one.

There is a small black connector just left of the antenna cables. It's more like halfway between the center of the head and the right side. It has a small click button on top that needs to be pushed to remove the connector.

Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2000 15:31:05 -0500
Subject: Re: (rx7) (3) Center Channel Speaker Replacement

It is a 2.5" speaker. Not just a tweeter, and yes, just pry up on the front of the grill, and then pull it up and towards you. Then unscrew the three bolts and unplug the connector. That is all.

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