How to Remove the Stereo in a Dodge Neon


The Dodge Neon was an instant hit when it was introduced in 1994. The Neon remained a popular small car until it was discontinued in 2005. Aftermarket accessories are popular with Neons, including audio systems. Remove the factory stereo in your Neon to upgrade the sound system.

Things You'll Need

  • Pliers
  • Hook tool (optional)
  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Disconnect the battery. You will be working with stereo wiring; disconnecting the battery will protect you from possible electric shock.

  • Use the hook tool to remove the two air vents above the stereo. Slide the hook tool through the side of the vents to disconnect the clip. If you are not using the hook tool, lower the vents downward and squeeze the outside of each vent to pull off the clips. Remove the screws in the air vent cavity. There are two screws, one for each vent.

  • Pull off the air conditioning vent controls with your hand. Lower the stereo surround by grabbing the upper part of the panel and pulling down. Remove the two screws that mount the stereo in the dash. Pull out the radio head unit and disconnect the antenna cable and the connection module from the rear.

Tips & Warnings

  • These instructions are also applicable to the Plymouth Neon, an identical vehicle to the Dodge Neon.
  • Be careful if removing the air vents without the hook tool. If the clips are broken, the vents must be replaced.

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