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    How-To: Removing/Installing Stock Radio

    Here are instructions on how to remove the stock radio out of our cars.


    (*NOTE*) There are two common situations of headunit installation. Most common is the 1-Shaft which is pictured here:



    Then there is a 2-Shaft installation



    Hope this was helpful.
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    Best HOWTO ever. You should be a Mod.

    Edit: Just thought you might want to link this up as well

    https://www.3geez.com/forum/how/93-radio-wiring-color-codes.html

    Color Codes for the Harness.

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    i just pulled two screws then pulled it out

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    one of those L-angle screwdrivers makes it easier to get the screws out.
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    my A20 is not SLOW. ur A20 is slow.

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    The best how to on removing the radio ever

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    Re: How-To: Removing/Installing Stock Radio

    not to burst anyone's bubble but the pics are dead.
    First Accord 88LX R.I.P 7-19-07 (Might be Jolted back to life at least temporarily)
    Seeking another but only with 5-speed I'm joining the Darkside
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    can someone get new pics up or reupload them?

    1988 Honda Accord LX-i Coupe 123k miles.

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    Re: How-To: Removing/Installing Stock Radio

    Yeah please, I'm working on taking out the stock radio and your pics are gone...so please put them back or direct us to the right place...

    thanks...

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    Re: How-To: Removing/Installing Stock Radio

    there are two screws behind the factory radio that need to be removed before sliding the radio out, you can reach back there with a stubby phillips screwdriver.
    Here are two pics of the rear of the radio where the screw are at



    Once you you slid the radio out just unplug the harness and antenna cable

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    Re: How-To: Removing/Installing Stock Radio

    Great pictures!

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    OMG my shop guide LIES! Thanks again 3geez

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    Re: How-To: Removing/Installing Stock Radio

    I take it this doesn't apply to the SE-i bose setup? Do I still need to remove the center console for mine?

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    Re: How-To: Removing/Installing Stock Radio

    they should be mounted the same.....

    1988 Honda Accord LX-i Coupe 123k miles.

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    Re: How-To: Removing/Installing Stock Radio

    Quote Originally Posted by nfs480 View Post
    I take it this doesn't apply to the SE-i bose setup? Do I still need to remove the center console for mine?

    The Stereo should be mounted the same way as shown but I know it plugs into a small amp, which i know nothing about
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    Re: How-To: Removing/Installing Stock Radio

    the small amp should be mounted in the trunk under the rear deck at lest thats were it was mounted on the SEI coupe

    1988 Honda Accord LX-i Coupe 123k miles.

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    Re: How-To: Removing/Installing Stock Radio

    Hi guys

    Am I being stupid, or have the instructions gone?

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    Re: How-To: Removing/Installing Stock Radio

    Quote Originally Posted by whufc View Post
    Hi guys

    Am I being stupid, or have the instructions gone?
    nope there not there.
    just remove the 2 phillips screws on the back of the radio and it will pull right out.

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    Wink Re: How-To: Removing/Installing Stock Radio

    Thanks for your reply Pico.

    I was wondering if it was slightly more involved than that. My problem is, I can feel the screw on the drivers side, but can't seem to gain access to the screw on the passenger side, and I was hoping not to remove any other bits and pieces.

    I'll try again, and if I never post again, you'll know my hand is stuck behind the dashboard https://www.3geez.com/forum/images/icons/icon12.gif

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    Re: How-To: Removing/Installing Stock Radio

    i find its easier to unbolt the little grey box to get more access to the back of the radio

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    Re: How-To: Removing/Installing Stock Radio

    stubby screw driver works the best as well

    you can also use an 8mm socket i believe

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    Re: How-To: Removing/Installing Stock Radio

    Scanned these while doing my KDC-MP342U install.



    here's a "real life" picture of the ash tray chassis screw setup




    Hope these help!
    Last edited by STITCHES; 10-29-2009 at 11:50 PM.

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    Re: How-To: Removing/Installing Stock Radio

    lol on one accord i was working on, some ass nut went and put a stupid aftermarket tape player in and put rivets where the screws would normally go

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    Re: How-To: Removing/Installing Stock Radio

    Hey guys, new to the forum. Just got an 89 SEI and found out the stock wiring harness for the radio was thrown out when an aftermarket radio was put in Came here to ask if anyone new the color codes on the wires and found them on link posted by HostileJava. Found exactly what I was looking for. Thanks. Does anyone know where i can get a replacement stock harness???? If anyone knows, hook me up.

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    Re: How-To: Removing/Installing Stock Radio

    j/y if you can find a sei
    are you planing on staying after market if not you may need the stock bose amp the stock speakers im not sure if after market ones work on them

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