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Old 09-01-2009, 03:03 PM   #1
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03 Stock radio

I want to remove it. But I also need to get the faceplate around the radio off too because i want to paint it. I cant figure it out and I cant find the How-To because it says 404 Either deleted or moved. /: tips?


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If it's like my 03 ZX5 you will need what they call a DIN removal tool. Looks like two u-shaped wires the thickness of a metal clothes hanger. You can get them from Wal-Mart for something like $4 in the Auto/Radio section. They insert into the 4 holes on the front of the radio. Put the wires in and you will feel them kind of pop into place. Once in, put slight pressure on the wires by pushing out and pull the radio towards you out of the dash. Once the radio is out it will expose the screws you need to remove so you can take the radio surround off. Re-installation, just everything in reverse. Very easy job.

If you want to try and save $4 you can actually cut and use a metal hanger to make your own DIN tool, I did it once and it worked but the actual tool itself was easier to use and worked better IMO.
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You will need what they call a DIN removal tool. Looks like two u-shaped wires the thickness of a metal clothes hanger. You can get them from Wal-Mart for something like $4 in the Auto/Radio section. They insert into the 4 holes on the front of the radio. Put the wires in and you will feel them kind of pop into place. Once in, put slight pressure on the wires by pushing out and pull the radio towards you out of the dash. Once the radio is out it will expose the screws you need to remove so you can take the radio surround off. Re-installation, just everything in reverse. Very easy job.
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By the way, just be carefull with the radio. There will be wires and an antenna connection on the back you will need to disconnect before you can fully remove the radio.
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Old 09-01-2009, 03:54 PM   #5
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By the way, just be carefull with the radio. There will be wires and an antenna connection on the back you will need to disconnect before you can fully remove the radio.
Kinda figured that one but yeah. With a new head unit they should all just plug in and be good right? I know i need to get a spacer to make it fit snug.
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Are you putting a stock radio back in or aftermarket?
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Aftermarket.
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Oh, haven't done that so no idea about the connections but I would think it would be pretty straight forward....not sure about the stock connectors.
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