How to Replace a Radio on a 1996 Honda Civic

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How to Replace a Radio on a 1996 Honda Civic
The 1996 Honda Civic can be readily modified and customised. (yellow car, a honda Japanese sport car model image by alma_sacra from

The Honda Civic is a popular and compact coupe, hatchback and sedan that is Japanese designed. The 1996 Honda Civic is known for being modified and tuned, with many aftermarket parts available. In order to get better sound from the Civic's radio, it will need to be removed from the centre console in order for it to be replaced with an aftermarket one. Several components of the Civic's interior must be removed first to gain access to the radio.

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Things you need

  • Phillips-head screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Park the Civic on level ground.

  2. 2

    Remove the three Phillips screws found underneath the left side of the steering wheel, counterclockwise with a Phillips-head screwdriver to unclip and remove the lower dash panel.

  3. 3

    Remove the Phillips screw found at the right side of the top dash panel, near the steering wheel.

  4. 4

    Remove the Phillips screw found at the right side of the lower part of the dash panel.

  5. 5

    Push at the sides of the Civic's glove box to release it from the vehicle.

  6. 6

    Remove the two Phillips screws found on the glove box's left side, at the top and bottom, behind the glove box.

  7. 7

    Remove the two Phillips screws found by the cigarette lighter and unclip the plastic piece and lighter from under the radio.

  8. 8

    Remove the two Phillips screws that are revealed once the plastic piece is unclipped.

  9. 9

    Pull and remove the radio from the Civic.

  10. 10

    Unplug the wiring from behind the radio.

  11. 11

    Repeat the steps in reverse to replace the radio. When reattaching the wiring, connect both the green and red wiring with the green and black wiring to the back of the Civic's new radio. If the Civic is equipped with a keyless entry, connect a wiring harness to the back of the new radio.

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