How to Remove a JVC KD-G161 From a Car

Written by leonardo r. grabkowski
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The JVC KD-G161 is an aftermarket CD player. If your car has this CD player and you want to remove it from the dashboard to install another audio unit, you can do so with ease as long as you have the JVC keys. If you don't have the keys, you'll have to contact JVC to order them. You can't remove the radio without the keys.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • JVC radio keys

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  1. 1

    Turn off the car's engine. Push the square button in the bottom right corner of the JVC faceplate. This releases the faceplate from the radio. Pull it off and place it in its storage case.

  2. 2

    Open the car's bonnet. Turn the nut on the negative battery cable with pliers to loosen it. Lift the cable to unhook it from the battery.

  3. 3

    Pull off the plastic trim ring surrounding the JVC radio. You can use your hands. If you have trouble removing it with your hands, pry it off gently with a flathead screwdriver. Behind the trim ring you'll see the key slots.

  4. 4

    Insert the keys into the key slots firmly. You'll hear them snap as they engage the clips. There is one slot on each side of the radio. The side of the key with the hole in it goes in first. The curved handles on the keys should be facing outward.

  5. 5

    Grasp the keys' handles and pull outward to remove the JVC from its holder. Unplug the connections on the back.

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