Do you want to change out the stereo in your truck and need to know how to remove a stereo from a Ford pickup? Whether you are trying to customize your car with a new stereo or replace a broken stereo, you can do it yourself and save time and money. The stereo in a Ford pickup can be removed without tearing apart or messing up the dashboard. Removing the stereo form a Ford pickup can be done in a short amount of time and is not difficult to do. Just follow a few simple steps and before you know it you will have the stereo removed from your Ford pickup.
To remove a stereo from a Ford pickup, you will need:
- A Phillips screwdriver
- A metal hanger
- Release the clips on the stereo. Grip either side of the dash panel next to the stereo and pull it towards you. This will release the clips inside holding it in place on the dashboard of your Ford pickup.
- Unscrew the stereo. If the stereo has any additional screws, use a Phillips screwdriver to unscrew the stereo from the dashboard.
- Remove the stereo from the dash. Cut a metal hanger into two pieces and then bend the pieces into a U shape. There are two holes on either side of the front of the stereo. Place the two ends of the hanger into the holes and slightly wiggle the stereo to loosen it from the dashboard. Carefully pull the stereo from your Ford pickup out an up towards you from the dashboard. Use both hands when removing the stereo to make it a little easier.
- Unplug the wires. Once the stereo on your Ford pickup is removed from the dash, remove the wiring from the back of the stereo. Also remove the antenna by pulling it out from the back of the stereo as well.