How to Remove a Touran Stereo

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How to Remove a Touran Stereo
Changing the car stereo is a popular aftermarket option. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

The Volkswagen Touran comes with a factory issue CD-player and AM/FM receiver already installed. If you would like to upgrade the stereo system to a more advanced aftermarket system with features, such as DVD players, MP3 players and satellite navigation, you must first remove the old stereo. This can be done with a couple of tools and does not require the removal of much of the dashboard.

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Things you need

  • Adjustable wrench
  • Kitchen spatula
  • Torx screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Disconnect the negative cable from the car battery terminal by twisting it off with an adjustable wrench.

  2. 2

    Pry off the four corners of the radio trim panel using a flat item such as a kitchen spatula. Start on the right hand side and work your way around the bottom to the left hand side. Pop off the radio trim panel.

  3. 3

    Remove the screws securing the radio to the dashboard.

  4. 4

    Pull the factory stereo out of the dashboard.

  5. 5

    Pull out the thick black radio antenna cable from the back of the factory stereo.

  6. 6

    Disconnect the radio wire harness from the back of the factory stereo.

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