Toyota Yaris Sedan Stereo Installation

Written by michael j. scott
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Toyota Yaris Sedan Stereo Installation
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The Toyota Yaris was introduced in the United States in 2005 as a subcompact sedan. Like many Toyotas, the Yaris is known for its reliability and high gas mileage. The Yaris comes with a factory stereo, which you can replace yourself, saving yourself some money. The process is straightforward, but you will need a dash adaptor to allow the new stereo to fit in the dashboard.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Phillips and flathead screwdrivers

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  1. 1

    Open the hood and disconnect the negative battery cable.

  2. 2

    Pry up and remove the plastic trim panel below the climate controls. The trim panel is held in place by plastic clips. Use a flathead screwdriver to pry the clips free. Set the panel aside.

  3. 3

    Pry up and remove the trim panels along the sides of the centre console.

  4. 4

    Remove the trim panel surrounding the speedometer and instrument cluster. You should be able to remove the panel with your fingers, but if not, use a flathead screwdriver.

  5. 5

    Remove the trim panel surrounding the factory stereo.

  6. 6

    Remove the four Phillips screws holding the factory stereo in place. Set the screws aside for later use. Slide the stereo out of the dashboard and disconnect the cables from the back.

  7. 7

    Slide the cage included with your new stereo into your dash adaptor. Slide your new stereo into the adaptor. Connect the cables from the dash to the back of your stereo. Refer to the installation manual accompanying your stereo for specific installation instructions.

  8. 8

    Slide the stereo and dash adaptor into the dashboard. Use the previously removed Phillips screws to mount the dash adaptor. Replace all of the trim panels, reconnect the battery and close the hood.

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