How to Pull a Jeep Aftermarket and Factory Radio
- Start by removing the dashboard bezel or anything covering the stereo. Sometimes they are screwed in, clipped in, or both.
- In some cases, you might need to remove the cover around the steering column before the dash panel will come out.
- Aftermarket stereos usually have clips on either side of the holder. Push those clips in and slide the stereo out. Or just unscrew the holder and remove as one unit. Factory Stereos are usually held in with a few crews to the left and right of the stereo.
- Unplug the wiring harness by pushing in the harness tabs and disconnecting the harness rather than cutting it.
- Unplug the antennae connection.
- Phillips Screwdriver
- Wire Cutters
Save the Dash and don’t cut the wiring harnesses, other people might want those parts. If the automatic gear shifter needs to be put into 1st gear to give you room to pull the dash, turn the key. If the key is missing, some vehicles have a hidden slot on the console near the shifter where you can insert a Flathead screwdriver which will release the gear selector without having a key.