How to get Pioneer radio out of the car? [With and without keys]

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How To Remove Pioneer Radio Head Unit?

You can remove the Pioneer car radio out of the dash using the extraction keys by unlocking the stereo from the side locks of the cage holding the deck in place. To remove the stereo without radio removal keys, disassemble the dash until the radio’s side is revealed. Detach the restraint brackets from the radio by unscrewing the four little silver screws that keep them in place.

We’ve lined out simple steps on how to get your Pioneer radio out of your car, both with and without removal keys. We’ve all been in a situation where we need to either deep clean the radio or change it out ourselves.

Pulling the pioneer radio out is incredibly easy with radio removal keys, but this easy guide will also help you remove the pioneer stereo from your car without one.

Things You Will Need

  • Radio removal/extraction keys
  • The right size screwdriver
  • This guide

How to Remove Single DIN Pioneer Head Unit

Using your hands, loosen the trim ring that wraps around the stereo.

This is secured in place by clips and can be easily removed. Insert the removal keys into the stereo’s sides.

When you do this, the keys will get pushed into two little slots in the center of the vertical sides of the stereo.

They should create a clicking sound when you push them in, signaling that they’re secured.

Now, we will pull the Pioneer radio out of the dash by pulling on the extraction keys.

The keys will unlock the stereo from the side locks of the cage holding the deck in place.

Dislodge the radio from the dash by using force away from the radio towards the back of the vehicle.

To remove the Pioneer stereo without radio removal keys, disassemble the dash until the radio’s side is revealed.

You can detach the restraint brackets from the radio by unscrewing the four little silver screws that keep them in place.

How to Remove Double DIN Pioneer Head Unit

You can remove a double-DIN Pioneer touchscreen stereo with removal keys in almost the same manner as a single-DIN stereo.

Find the holes on the stereo’s front panel. There are two on each side.

In the holes on each side of the double-DIN stereo’s faceplate, insert the DIN removal keys.

Push the tools fully inside the unit until they’re secure.

Release the stereo from the socket by pulling outward on the tools.

To remove the Double DIN Pioneer stereo without the removal keys, remove the four little screws that keep the faceplate in place by using a screwdriver.

You’re going to need to put some force in to pull the face of the radio off. Pull the hooks back and the radio out with a little screwdriver.

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