How to Remove the CD Player From a Chevrolet Equinox

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The Chevy Equinox was manufactured with a factory-installed radio. If you're interested in replacing this radio with an aftermarket model so you can enjoy better features and performance, it's necessary to remove the existing radio first. This only requires some basic tools and a few simple steps.

Things You'll Need

  • Panel tool
  • 7mm hex screwdriver
  • Pull up the rubber mat around the gear shift lever. Place it to the side.

  • Pry off the front console panel with a panel tool. This is the panel that surrounds the climate controls. Start at the bottom edge and work your way up. Place the panel to the side after you've removed it.

  • Now pry around the edges of the trim panel that surrounds the receiver. Remove the panel and place it to the side.

  • Take out four 7mm hex screws from the sides of the radio that are now exposed. Pull the radio out, unplug the connections and remove it.

Tips & Warnings

  • Be sure the ignition is off and the parking brake set before you begin removing your radio.

References

  • Car Stereo Cookbook; Mark Rumreich; 2005
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