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How to Remove a Radio From a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer

by Jule Pamplin

The 2005 Chevy TrailBlazer comes with an AM/FM stereo with built in CD player. Optional stereo systems are available including multi-disc CD changers and units capable of receiving satellite radio. TrailBlazer owners who wish to repair their stereo deck or replace it with a more capable unit can have the task performed by a professional car audio technicians. Save money by removing the stock radio yourself.

Step 1

Lift the Chevy's hood and loosen the bolt that secures the negative battery cable clamp to the negative battery terminal with the 10-mm wrench. Remove the cable from the battery and place it to the side of the battery. Move to the inside of the vehicle.

Step 2

Remove the two screws on either side of the gear selector lever with the screwdriver. Remove the panel around the gear box and set it aside.

Step 3

Remove the two screws in the back of the storage pocket under the stereo.

Step 4

Grab the upper left corner of the trim panel that surrounds the stereo assembly and pry it away from the dashboard. Unplug the two wiring connectors from the outlets on the back of the panel to completely disconnect the panel from the dash.

Step 5

Remove the two screws on the left side of the stereo bracket and the single screw on the right side with the screwdriver. Slide the stereo from the stereo mounting dock.

Disconnect the stereo wiring connectors from the left side of the stock radio's rear panel. Unplug the antenna cable from the right side of the radio's rear panel of outlets to complete the removal.

Items you will need

  • 10-mm socket wrench
  • Trim panel removal tool (optional)
  • Phillips-head screwdriver

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