The Hyundai Accent comes with a factory-equipped stereo radio. If you ever need to remove the radio for repair or replacement, you'll need to deal with the stereo wiring. This simply requires removing the wire harness connectors from the old radio and reconnecting the harness to the correct ports on the new radio. The wire harness contains the ground, power and stereo speaker wiring as well as the radio antenna. Only a few basic tools are needed for removal of the dashboard panel.
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Things you need
- Phillips screwdriver
Open the hood of your Hyundai Accent and disconnect the negative battery cable. Use a wrench to loosen the terminal nut and then pull the cable off the battery post.
Pull out the cup holders. Remove the two screws in the cup holder tray. Unclip the temperature and blend control cables, which are located underneath the dash on the driver's side. Unclip the glove box door and the ventilation cable below. Remove the radio trim bezel and air conditioning controls. Remove the four screws attaching the radio to the dashboard. Pull out the radio and disconnect the wiring.
Attach the wiring harness connectors to the matching ports on the new radio. The ports are located on the back of the radio, on the right side. Click the harness into place.
Locate the radio antenna port on the back of the radio, on the left side. Plug the thick black radio antenna cable into it.
Slide the new stereo radio into the dashboard of your Hyundai Accent. Avoid pinching the wiring between the radio and the edge of the dashboard. Test the radio to be sure it works. Reassemble all parts by repeating the above steps in reverse. Reconnect the negative cable to the battery and tighten the terminal nut with a wrench. Close the hood and enjoy your new radio.
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