remove platic trim panel that goes aroung radio and heater controls the remove to bolts located on bottom side of radio 10mm i think pull radio out disconnect wiring harness and ant from back
The trim on either side of the radio needs to be removed This is best done with a trim removal tool Once the trim is off you will see two bolts each side of the radio Remove these and the unit is out
Remove the dashboard center trim panel. Remove the now exposed radio mounting bolts and slide the radio out.
to remove your radio you need to remove the dash trim first... remove every screw you can find in the dash trim (plastic trim) most of the screws are on the bottom and near the ashtray the top snaps into place (try pulling downward on the trim after you remove all the screws). once you have this removed, there are 2 screws top and bottom of the radio, remove them and the radio will come out, the rest is easy.....
remove the screws holding on the trim, remove the ashtray(should slide out) then remove the trim peice, then unscre the mounting bracket. Then unscrew the radio from the bracket and unplug the wiring harness.
Remove the dash trim above glove box. Then remove the trim above stereo, this will reveal 2 screws, remove these and the stereo slides out.
To remove the dash to get to the radio from a 2005 Kia Optima, begin by prying around the edge of the trim around the gear shifter. Then, remove the screws from the bottom of the dash and pry the trim away from the radio area. This will expose the radio bezel.
With the help of a Trim Tool, carefully pry-out the center trim panel from around the radio. Remove the 4 screws, pull out radio, disconnect electrical plug and antenna. Installation is reverse.....
Remove ashtray and carefully pry off the surrounding trim. Also pry off the trim around the radio. You will see the screws that hold the radio in (4 i think). Unscrew and you are done.
Just use a screwdrive to pull the trim out. They are just clipped in.
You first remove the trim panel that sits right above the glove compartment. Then remove the trim panel that goes over the radio. Then there should be two Philips head screws you must remove, and viola.
Remove the trim panel around the radio, it just snaps in. Then there are 2 bolts that hold it in. They are 10mm. Once removed just pull the radio straight out. You may need to giggle it a bit as it is a close fit. Remove the 2 connectors and the antennae wire. You're done.