How to Remove the Honda CR-V Stereo and XM Radio

Written by daniel valladares
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Some Honda CR-V models come standard with an XM radio option, while others do not. If you wish to replace your Honda CR-V's stereo with an XM radio, or any other radio, you need to remove the initial radio from the vehicle. Thankfully, removing the CR-V's stereo is a simple process, as it is only held in by a few bolts. The entire removal process should take no more than fifteen minutes provided you have the proper tools.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Socket wrench

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  1. 1

    Remove the four screws from the centre dash cover trim. There is one screw in each corner of the cover trim and they can be removed with a Phillips head screwdriver. Pry the trim from the CR-V.

  2. 2

    Remove the four bolts securing the radio to the CR-V. There is one bolt in each corner of the radio requiring removal with a socket wrench.

  3. 3

    Pull the radio from the vehicle. Reach behind the radio and disconnect its wiring connector.

  4. 4

    Remove the radio from the vehicle. Installation is the reverse of removal.

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