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How do you remove the stereo from a 2005 Malibu

Customer Question

how do you remove the stereo from a 2005 Malibu
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  JOHN aka Eauto replied 4 years ago.

RADIO REPLACEMENT

REMOVAL PROCEDURE

  1. Remove the instrument panel (I/P) center trim panel.
  2. Remove the HVAC control module.


  1. Remove the radio screws.
  2. Remove the radio.
  3. Remove the radio wire harness connector.
  4. Remove the antenna cable at the radio.

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

  1. Install the antenna cable at the radio.
  2. Install the radio wire harness connector.


  1. Install the radio. IMPORTANT: Verify that the locator pin on the back of the radio is firmly seated in the I/P structure extension.
  2. Install the radio screws. NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions. Tighten the screws to 2.5 N.m (22 lb in) .
  3. Install the HVAC control module.
  4. Install the I/P center trim panel.

 

 

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank you John, However the real problem is how do you remove the instrument panel

 

Expert:  JOHN aka Eauto replied 4 years ago.
ervice and Repair
Notes

INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER (IPC) REPLACEMENT

REMOVAL PROCEDURE




  1. Remove the instrument panel (I/P) cluster trim plate bezel.
  2. Remove the I/P cluster screws.
  3. Remove the I/P cluster.
  4. Remove the I/P cluster wire harness connector.

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE


  1. Install the I/P cluster wire harness connector.
  2. Install the I/P cluster.
  3. Tighten the I/P cluster screws. NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions. Tighten the screws to 2.5 N.m (22 lb in) .
  4. Install the I/P cluster trim plate bezel.

 


Customer: replied 4 years ago.
EmbarassedJohn, I am a girl. So let me ask for a response that I can understand. I dont understand your picture. Its doesnt show my radio panel for a 2005 Chevy Malibu LS. the stereo /heater/ac unit has a big plastic thing around it. How do I get that off please, can you please clarify. Thank you.
Expert:  JOHN aka Eauto replied 4 years ago.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I am sorry but the pic does not help,that is not my car panel.

It does not show my car or where to put the screw driver to get the cover off. The diagram is not helpful. Isn't there a better way to get the answer I need?

 

 

Expert:  goodwrench9124 replied 4 years ago.
Hello, we will try to help you out. just so I make sure I understand you correctly, you are needing the info on how to remove the trim bezel around the radio? is this correct?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Yes thank you. My car is a 2005 Malibu LS.

 

Expert:  goodwrench9124 replied 4 years ago.
Great, give me a few mintues and I will upload the info. just hang tight
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thank you very much. Cooking Breakfast
Expert:  goodwrench9124 replied 4 years ago.

 

 

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Remove the right instrument panel (I/P) trim panel.

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Remove the left center I/P trim panel.

 

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Open the instrument panel (I/P) compartment door.

 

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Remove the I/P right outer trim cover

 

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Remove the knee bolster.

 

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The I/P center trim bezel is painted and can be damaged. Pull on the bottom of the bezel to disengage the lower clips first or damage to the HVAC control module could occur.

  • Remove the I/P center trim bezel.
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    If there is anything I missed, or you dont understand, Please feel free to ask me to explain

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