2014 Nissan Altima Radio Replacement

To upgrade your 2014 Nissan Altima radio, remove the silver bezel and air conditioning unit to uninstall the OEM radio and replace it with an aftermarket one.
Written by Talullah Blanco
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
To upgrade your 2014 Nissan Altima radio, you’ll need to remove the silver bezel and air conditioning unit to uninstall the OEM radio and replace it with an aftermarket version. 
There’s a lot to praise about the 2014 Nissan Altima, from the upscale interior upholstery and best-in-class fuel economy rating to its sports car-like handling—all at an affordable price! Unfortunately, the factory radio has its fair share of problems. That’s why many Nissan Altima drivers opt to upgrade their stereo with an aftermarket version.
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How to change the radio on a 2014 Nissan Altima

You can swap out your 2014 Nissan Altima radio in a few simple steps. All you need to do is pop out the silver bezel then remove the air conditioning unit and vents along with a few screws and you’ll be ready to install the aftermarket radio of your choice.
If you don’t know where to begin, don’t worry. We’ve got aftermarket radio recommendations for you and more detailed instructions below to help you make the hassle-free swap. Just grab a Phillips screwdriver and dashboard remover tool to begin!

1. Remove the silver bezel

Use the dashboard remover tool to go around the border of the silver bezel flanking either side of the radio and release it from any clips holding it in place. The silver bezel should pop out after this step.

2. Remove the three screws 

You’ll see three screws on each side of the stereo. To remove the screw, set the tip of your Phillips screwdriver into the notched head of the screw and turn the screwdriver counterclockwise. Remove all three screws and set them aside for later use. 

3. Remove the A/C unit and vents

Place your fingers around the A/C unit panel to remove it from underneath the radio. You’ll repeat this step to pop out the A/C vents above the radio. 

3. Remove the mounting screws

Now it’s time to remove the mounting screws securing the radio in place. Start by unscrewing the two mounting screws on top of the radio. You’ll then remove the second set of mounting screws on the bottom of the radio.

4. Uninstall the radio

Pull out the radio and disconnect the wiring harness to uninstall it. That’s right, it’s that easy.
You should be able to reverse these steps to install your new aftermarket radio system. However, some aftermarket setups require modifications before they can be installed. Carefully read your radio instructions before tackling the installation and take your Altima to a professional if it requires vehicle modifications to guarantee it’s done correctly. 
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The best aftermarket car stereo head units for a 2014 Nissan Altima

If you aren’t sure where to begin your search for a replacement stereo, we’ve got you covered! With so many options available online, it can be hard to know what to look for in a radio. That’s why we’ve listed our top aftermarket radio picks for the 2014 Nissan Altima below.

Best all-around stereo: Kenwood DDX5707S

If you’re looking for an all-around great radio, the
Kenwood DDX5707S
has everything you could want in a radio. This DVD receiver comes equipped with a fixed 6.75-inch touchscreen monitor, is compatible with iPhone and Android, and plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices for the ultimate radio experience. 

Best stereo with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto: JVC KW-M56BT

When you plug your iPhone or Android into the
, the multimedia 6.8-inch touchscreen display will match your smartphone interface, so you can control your device with ease. And with Bluetooth capabilities, you’ll never use your phone while driving again. 
If you’re looking for the ultimate upgrade, you can add amplifiers and a SiriusXM tuner for a best-in-class audio experience. 

Best budget radio replacement: Pioneer DEH-S6220BS

So far, our recommendations have tipped the scale, but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to get an aftermarket radio that meets your needs. For just $160, the
Pioneer DEH-S6220BS
comes equipped with Bluetooth for hands-free calling, smartphone control via Pioneer’s Smart Sync app, and a CD receiver with an AM and FM tuner. What more could you want?

Best stereo with a backup camera: Boss BV850ACP Package

Boss BV850ACP Package
doesn’t sacrifice safety for multimedia and audio excellence. Between Apple Carplay, Android Auto, Siri, Google Assistant, and ELPC40b rear-view camera, you’ll never be without safety driving assistance with this package. 

How to save on Nissan Altima insurance costs

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