How do you remove a Honda CR-V radio?

I want to update my Honda CR-V radio. How do I remove the old one? I want to make sure that my car stays in good shape so that the new radio works, but I also don’t want to have to pay someone to take it out for me.

Answer
Stereo removal can be a little complicated, so make sure to take your time! If you aren’t confident, consider taking your car to a shop specializing in sound systems.
That said, here are the steps to remove your Honda CR-V’s radio:
  1. Find the interior knee panel on the driver’s side. It will be just below the steering wheel and held in by two Phillips-head screws.
  2. Remove the screws, then release the clips with your hands and pull the panel away from your dash.
  3. On the passenger side of your CR-V, open the glove box and hold down the sides. Then, push the sides of the glove box in so that it drops down.
  4. Remove the two screws on the left side of the glove box.
  5. Next, find the small interior pocket located at the bottom middle of your dash and, using an interior clip removal tool, pop off the clips on either side of the panel.
  6. Once you’ve removed all the clips, you should be able to remove the panel from the dash.
  7. Grab the plastic panel below the stereo and gently pull it away from the dash. You’ll have to disconnect the cigarette lighter to do this.
  8. Find the two Phillips-head screws on either side of the stereo. Remove those, then use a ¼ inch ratchet to remove the two 8mm bolts located by the screws.
  9. You should be able to pull the stereo panel away from the dashboard.
  10. Make sure to unplug the wiring harness and antenna lead from the back of the stereo, then use a ¼ inch ratchet and socket to unbolt the stereo from the stereo panel.
  11. Slide your stereo out of the stereo panel. You’ve successfully removed your stereo!
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Liz Jenson
Answered on Dec 20, 2021
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