How to Remove the Radio on an Envoyby Jule Pamplin
Owners of the GMC Envoy may choose to have their stereo replaced or repaired. First, though, you will have to remove the stock radio from the stereo mounting dock in the Envoy's dashboard. You can always choose to have it removed by a professional car-audio technician, but removing the stereo yourself will take less time, cost less and does not require previous experience.
Lift the Envoy's hood. Loosen the negative battery cable with the wrench and remove it from the battery terminal. Set the cable aside. Move to the inside of the GMC.
Lift the parking brake lever. Remove the panel at the bottom of the cup holder with a trim panel removal tool. Remove the screw beneath the panel with the Phillips screwdriver.
Open the center console storage compartment. Remove the two screws at the forward-most edge of the compartments opening with the screwdriver. Pry the rubber covering from the rear side of the compartment with the trim panel tool. Remove the two screws beneath the covering. Remove the rubber covering at the bottom of the center console covering. Remove the screws beneath the covering.
Grab the center console and pull it away from the dashboard. The gap between the console and the dashboard will allow you to remove the stereo bracket screws.
Remove the two screws on either side of the lower dash panels with the screwdriver. Take the panel away from the dashboard. Remove the two screws at the base of the dash panel that surrounds the stereo and climate controls. Grab the panel at the bottom edge and pull it away from the dashboard.
Remove the four screws at the corners of the stereo bracket. Slide the stereo from the Envoy's stereo mount. Disconnect the stereo wiring and antenna cable from the back of the unit.
Things You'll Need
- Adjustable wrench
- Phillips screwdriver
- Trim panel removal tool
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.