Factory stereos in Honda Civics are built adequately, but many audio fans find them to be insufficient. Audio professionals charge by the hour and removing a stereo may take them an hour or two. Save money by learning how to remove the stereo from a Honda Civic on your own.
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Things you need
- Philips head screwdriver
- Ratchet and 8 mm and 10 mm sockets
Locate and remove the two screws that are below the stereo on the curved panel. Open the glove box and remove two screws. One is located at the top left corner of the open glove box. The other is at the lower left corner, but the glove box should be pulled out to get to this one.
Remove the lower left dash panel by remove the three screws. This panel is to the left and beneath the steering column. There is one screw at the top and one at each bottom corner. Pull the panel away from the dash and unsnap the two plastic snaps by pulling on them gently.
Find a screw that was hidden behind the panel just to the right of the steering column. Remove it. Pull the center panel away from the dash. It should now be free.
Look up under the dash where the center panel was just removed. Locate two 8 mm bolts and remove them from the back of the stereo.
Pull the stereo from the dash and unplug the black cable and plastic wire harness from the back of the stereo. The stereo is now completely removed.
Tips and warnings
- Don't pull or jerk on the plastic dash panels. Wiggle them and pry them gently so that they don't snap or crack.