How to Remove an Acura TSX Stereo

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The radio in Acura TSX models is in the center console. Removal of the radio necessitates removing the existing center console, including the climate-control assembly. Only simple hand tools are required, and there's no reason the moderately capable do-it-yourselfer shouldn't be able to handle the job.

Things You'll Need

  • Small screwdriver
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • 8-mm socket and ratchet
  • Panel tools
  • Pry out the hazard lights switch panel, located between the vents above the radio. Use the tip of a small screwdriver. Disconnect the switch from its wiring plug. Remove the Phillips screw located behind the switch location with a Phillips screwdriver.

  • Pry out the trim strip above the glove box, using the tip of a screwdriver, starting at the edge next to the radio. Pry out the trim strip on the other side of the radio, then disconnect the wiring plugged into the back of the strip.

  • Open the storage bin under the climate controls. Pull out the bin with your hands and let it hang to the side. Remove two 8-mm, hex-head screws behind the bin, using an 8-mm socket and ratchet.

  • Pry around the edges of the receiver and climate-control assembly with a panel tool. When the radio is loose, pull it out and disconnect the wire harnesses connected to the back of the radio. Remove the radio.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can purchase a panel tool at an auto parts store.

References

  • "Car Stereo Cookbook"; Mark Rumreich; 2005
  • "Acura 1999 thru 2008 (Automotive Repair Manual)"; Editors of Haynes Manuals; 2009
  • Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images
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