How to Remove a JVC Car CD Player Stereo

Updated March 23, 2017

There are many reasons that a car owner may find the need to remove the JVC CD player from their vehicle. In the event that the stereo has malfunctioned, removal is necessary to troubleshoot and repair the unit. Oftentimes the cause for the problem lies in the wiring that is connected to the back of the stereo. Car stereo enthusiasts may wish to replace their factory stereo with an aftermarket unit. You can enlist the services of a professional car audio technician to remove your JVC deck and install the new unit, or you can remove the CD player yourself.

Disconnect the grounding cable from the vehicle's negative battery terminal lead and lay it away from the battery. Use an adjustable wrench to loosen the bolt on the grounding cable's clamp. Move to the inside of the vehicle.

Remove the dash panels that conceal the JVC into the stereo mounting dock. The procedure for removing the dash panels will vary among vehicles with many requiring that you remove screws in the panelling with a Phillips-head screwdriver.

Unscrew the four screws on the corners of the vehicle's stereo mounting bracket.

Pull the JVC CD player from the vehicle's stereo dock. Pull the stereo from the dock far enough to reach the wiring connected to the CD payer's rear panel.

Pull the stereo wiring binders from the left side of the JVC stereo. The speaker wiring outlet and power supply outlets are vertically stacked on the left side of the rear stereo panel.

Pull the antenna cable from the right side outlet on the back of the stereo.

Pull any amplifier wiring connected to the JVC CD player. Any amplifier compatible with the JVC stereo will connect to the left side of the unit, just below the outlets for the speaker wiring and power supply.

Remove the two screws on either side of the vehicle's stereo mounting bracket. The screws hold the JVC CD player into the metal bracket and are the last means by which the stereo is held to the vehicle. Slide the stereo from the bracket to completely free it from the stereo mounting.


Leave the negative battery cable disconnected from the battery if you plan to install a new deck or reinstall the JVC CD player. The negative cable must be disconnected from the battery when removing or installing any component connected to the electrical system to avoid shorting the vehicle's electrical system.

Things You'll Need

  • Adjustable wrench
  • Trim panel removal tool (if required for the particular vehicle)
  • Phillips-head screwdriver
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