Radio/cassette player - removal and refitting

Standard fixing
1 Disconnect the battery negative lead.

2 Pull off the two control knob assemblies.

3 Release the trim panel by unscrewing the two securing nuts from the control spindles.

Remove the trim panel.

4 Using a hooked instrument, pull the mounting plate securing tangs towards the centre of the radio/cassette player, then slide the unit forwards from the facia panel (see illustration).

57.4 Radio/cassette player securing tangs (arrowed) viewed from the rear of
57.4 Radio/cassette player securing tangs (arrowed) viewed from the rear of the unit - standard fixing

5 Disconnect the wiring plugs and the aerial lead, then remove the unit.

6 Remove the plastic support bracket from the rear of the unit, and unscrew the nuts and washers from the control spindles to remove the mounting plate from the front of the unit.

7 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

DIN fixing
8 An increasing number of radio/cassette players have DIN standard fixings. Two special tools, obtainable from in-car entertainment specialists, are required for removal.

9 Disconnect the battery negative lead.

10 Insert the tools into the holes in the front of the radio/cassette player and push them until they snap into place. Pull the tools outwards to release the unit (see illustration).

57.10 Removing a radio/cassette player using special tools - DIN fixing
57.10 Removing a radio/cassette player using special tools - DIN fixing

11 Pull the unit forwards and disconnect the wiring plugs and the aerial lead. Remove the unit from the facia panel.

12 To refit the radio/cassette player, reconnect the wiring and the aerial lead, then simply push the unit into its bracket until the retaining lugs snap into place.

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