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How to Remove a Mitsubishi Car Radio

by Russell Wood

Removing the factory stereo from a Mitsubishi car is a fairly straightforward process. By removing the parts around the stereo, you can usually expose the radio itself, and unscrew it from its mounting place. Once the stereo is out, you can install the new stereo of your choice. In this case, the project vehicle is a 2003 Mitsubishi Galant, but the process is similar for other vehicles as well.

Step 1

Grip the silver bezel around the radio with your hands and pull it off of the dashboard. Set it to the side where it's out of the way.

Step 2

Unscrew the climate controls from the dashboard using the Phillips-head screwdriver. Pull the climate controls away from the dashboard and unplug the wiring from the backside using your hands.

Unscrew the radio from the dashboard using the Phillips-head screwdriver. The screws are located at the very back of the deck, behind where the climate controls were located. Pull the radio out of the dashboard and unplug the stereo harness on the backside, as well as the antenna lead.

Items you will need

  • Phillips-head screwdriver

About the Author

Russell Wood is a writer and photographer who attended Arizona State University. He has been building custom cars and trucks since 1994, including several cover vehicles. In 2000 Wood started a career as a writer, and since then he has dedicated his business to writing and photographing cars and trucks, as well as helping people learn more about how vehicles work.

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