How to Install an In-Dash CD Player in a Mazda Tribute

Written by daniel valladares
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The factory-installed radio and CD player in a Mazda Tribute is positioned in the middle of the dashboard. You may remove the original equipment and install a CD player of your own choosing. The process is fairly easy and painless. It should take you only about 15 minutes to remove the existing radio and CD player and install a replacement.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Phillips screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Use a flathead screwdriver to pry off the trim panel in front of the radio. It is held in by four plastic tabs.

  2. 2

    Remove the four screws securing the radio and CD player in place.

  3. 3

    Slide the radio toward you and disconnect its wiring harness, located at the rear of the radio. Remove it from the Tribute.

  4. 4

    Connect the wiring harness to the new CD player and slide it into the space. Reattach the screws.

  5. 5

    Snap the plastic trim panel back into place over the radio.

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