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how to relace radio in 2007 kia optima

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how to relace radio in 2007 kia optima
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  George H. replied 7 years ago.

Hello I will help you with your question,


The center fascia is held with clips that will release when you gently pry around the edge of the panel. The clip is a white plastic piece that slips over the tab on the fascia panel so it often falls off as you are removing the fascia. Retrieve the clip and install it to the fascia tab before reinstalling the fascia. If you cannot find the clip a bag of 5 clips is available from the dealer for $2.


Here are the removal instructions, once the fascia is off you remove the Phillips head screws and the radio will slide out.





  1. When prying with a flat-tipped screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damaged.
  2. Put on gloves to protect your hands.
    1. Using a clip remover, and remove the center fascia panel (A).

    1. Installation is the reverse of removal. NOTE:
      1. Make sure the connector are plugged in properly.




This shows the relationship of the components




Let me know if you have further questions about this


Thank you



Customer: replied 7 years ago.
It was more complicated to put a radio in with GPS system than I first thought... I read the installation manual and decided NOT to di it... took it to a shop... please refund my mney...