Need to know how to take the stock deck out of a Toyota Yaris? You may want to take the stock stereo deck out of your Toyota Yaris to make way for an upgraded aftermarket stereo. As with many other inexpensive cars, the stereo deck in the Yaris is unimpressive, lacking a multi-disc changer or an iPod hookup. Fortunately, the Yaris' stock stereo is accessible with the removal of a few simple trim panels.
To take the stock deck out of a Toyota Yaris, you will need:
- A pry tool
- A Phillips screwdriver
- Gather your tools and prepare. Round up your tools and supplies and make sure you have at least twenty minutes for this project. Disconnect the black (negative) cable from the Yaris' battery to ensure your safety.
- Remove the bottom trim. Underneath the A/C controls, there is a small, triangular panel. Grasp it and pull it toward you to remove it.
- Remove the side trim pieces. Each side of the radio has a plastic panel attached to it. Insert your pry tool into the edge of each panel. Pry with the tool to detach the panels, and then pull them off.
- Remove the speedometer panel. The speedometer panel is directly above the radio. Grasp the bottom and pull it firmly to remove it.
- Remove the main panel. The main panel directly surrounds the radio. Grasp the main panel on the bottom. Lift it and pull outward to unhook the panel.
- Remove the radio. Take out the four screws around the radio. Slide the radio out and unplug it.
Purchase a soft, plastic pry tool for best results. A metal tool may scratch the dash panels.