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How to Remove the Radio from 1998 Toyota Corolla Hook Tool

by Russell Wood

Although the stock stereo in a 1998 Toyota Corolla can include a CD player, it won't include Bluetooth, navigation, an internal 6-disc changer or any other option that today's stereos can include. That doesn't mean that you can't have those features and more in your car. You can, you just need to take out the stock stereo and replace it with an aftermarket model with those options. But first, you have to remove the stock stereo.

Place the tip of the hook tool behind the dash vents underneath the stereo. This will expose a pair of screws. Remove them using a Phillips-head screwdriver.

Pull the stock stereo out of the dashboard using your hands, prying from the vent holes if necessary for extra leverage.

Unplug the wiring harness and antenna lead from the back of the stereo using your hands. Then unscrew the factory stereo from the trim bezel using the Phillips-head screwdriver.

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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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