How to Remove an Isuzu Radioby Jule Pamplin
You can have your factory Isuzu radio removed by a professional car audio technician. For a price, the tech will remove the dash panels, release the stereo from the mounting bracket, slide the stereo from the dock and disconnect the wiring from the back. Or you can remove the radio yourself and save the cost of labor. It really is a straightforward job that won't take you very long and requires only a few basic tools.
Raise the Isuzu's hood by pulling the hood release lever under the dashboard. Move to the front of the vehicle and lift the hood. Loosen the bolt on the negative battery terminal with the wrench and remove the battery cable from the terminal. Set the cable aside and return to the passenger cabin of the vehicle.
Slide the ashtray from the dashboard and set it aside. Remove the single screw in the ashtray compartment with a Phillips screwdriver.
Grab the trim panel that surrounds the radio and climate controls and remove it from the dashboard. The panel will have wiring connections attached to the lower back side of the trim. Leave the connections intact and rest the panel in the foot-well area of the passenger's side of the vehicle.
Remove the two screws on either side of the Isuzu's radio bracket with the Phillips screwdriver. Slide the unit from the dashboard dock and disconnect the wiring from the back of the deck. Unplug the antenna cable from the back of the radio and set the unit aside.
Things You'll Need
- Adjustable wrench
- Phillips screwdriver
Jule Pamplin has been a copywriter for more than seven years. As a financial sales consultant, Pamplin produced sales copy for two of the largest banks in the United States. He attended Carnegie-Mellon University, winning a meritorious scholarship for the Careers in Applied Science and Technology program, and later served in the 1st Tank Battalion of the U.S. Marine Corps.