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how to remove a chevy venture radio and install a venture ...

Customer Question

how to remove a chevy venture radio and install a venture CD. anyone did something like, appreciate the help. when tried to remove it, i couldnt see any screws or anything else to remove it
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 10 years ago.
HiCustomer Thank you for asking your question on Just Answer. . By the way, it would help us to know:

-What year is your Venture?
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
its a chevy venture mini van 2001, I am trying to replace the radio with a radio/Cd and I dont know how to take the molding sorrounding the Radio off, so that i can get to it. I dont see screws in the moldings. any help would be ppreciated.Thanks.
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
still waiting
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 10 years ago.

1. Open cup holders and remove (2) Phillips 7mm screws.

2. Unsnap and remove dual power outlet assembly from lower storage.

3. Open lower storage door and remove (2) 7mm screws inside.

4. Models with DVD - Remove DVD player and remove (2) 7 mm screws from

behind and (2) 7 mm screws near the floor.

5. Remove lower storage compartment .

6. Remove (2) 7mm screws (facing up) from under cup holder.

7. Remove (3) 7mm hex-head screws and remove radio.

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Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to Lurch's Post: cup holder is bot coming off, how to take the cup holder out?
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 10 years ago.
I don't remove the Cup Holder. I use a Spring Swivel Extension & 7mm socket.
The Cup Holder should have a tab on the sides to release
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
I think I got an incomplete answer,the first time I asked my question, this a follow up, I havent been able to remove the Radio the way your expert describe it.
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 10 years ago.

You did Not recieve a Incomplete Answer........
Removal of Radio & Components require a Understanding of how the Dash & Console are connected. If you do Not understand the Removal proceedure, then you should seek a Qualified person to complete the Remval & Install:

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Expert:  Bob replied 10 years ago.
Document ID# XXXXX
2001 Chevrolet Venture

Instrument Panel Accessory Trim Plate Replacement

Removal Procedure
  1. Open the ashtray or the cupholder.
    Object Number: 318192  Size: SH

  2. Remove the following sets of screws:
    - Two screws from the front of the trim panel. For access to the front screws, remove the ashtray or the cupholder.
    - Two screws from the bottom of the trim panel. For access to the bottom screws, remove the console storage box.
  3. Use a small, flat-bladed tool in order to remove the upper tabs on the IP accessory trim plate from the instrument panel.
  4. Disconnect the electrical connectors, if equipped.
  5. Remove the IP accessory trim plate from the instrument panel.
  6. Radio Replacement

    Removal Procedure
    1. Remove the instrument panel accessory trim plate.
      Object Number: 65091  Size: SH

    2. Remove the bolts/screws from the radio.
    3. Remove the radio from the center support bracket enough to access the connectors at the rear of the radio.
      Object Number: 318001  Size: SH
    4. Disconnect the electrical/audio and antenna cable connectors from the radio.
    5. Pull straight out from the instrument panel in order to remove the radio.