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How to Replace the Radio in a 2010 F350 Ford Truck

by Russell Wood

The 2010 Ford F-350 pickup truck came with a variety of different factory stereo options. If you own a base model F-350 and you want to upgrade your stereo to a newer model, one inexpensive way to do this is to purchase a stereo from a wrecking yard or a dealership. Installing one yourself is cheaper than a professional installation and should take about 30 minutes.

Insert the nylon pry bar in the gap between the power outlet on the left side of the dash and the bezel around the stereo. Pull it back to pop the panel away from the dash. Unplug the wiring to the bezel and remove it from the dash.

Unclip the panel to the right of the climate controls similar to the power outlet panel with the nylon pry bar. Remove the screws underneath both panels with the Phillips screwdriver. Pull off the trim panel around the stereo that includes the climate controls with both hands. Unplug the wiring on the back side.

Unscrew the radio from the dash with the Phillips screwdriver. Pull it out of the dash and remove the electrical connections on the back side with your hands.

Connect the wiring to the back of the upgraded stereo. Install it into the dash with the Phillips screwdriver.

Plug in the wiring to the radio bezel and reinstall it onto the dash. Reinstall the screws into the bezel and push the trim panels back into place.

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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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