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Steps to remove radio

I have a 2004 Santa Fe that the factory CD/Tape player died while a CD was in it. I want to replace the radio and at the same time retrieve my CD. What are the steps for removing the radio? Does the dash bezel around the radio snap in/out or is there some screens that need removed first? Do I need to remove the fan and heater knobs first before removing the bezel? Is there a link showing these steps available? Hyundai's solution is to bring it in and get a new $1000 radio...


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  • georgeh1960 Feb 20, 2009

    "is there some screens that need removed first?"

    ... I meant to say "is there some scews that need removed first?" not sure how that happened.. weird..

  • georgeh1960 Feb 20, 2009

    Thanks! I think I found the same answer on! :-)



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  • Step 1:Disconnect the negative cable from the battery terminal. Position the cable to is doesn't come in contact with any metal parts.

  • Step 2:Pull out the ashtray and remove the two screws that connect the bezel around the radio. Pull off the climate control knobs and remove the two screws at the top of the bezel trim.

  • Step 3:Remove the trim and disconnecting any wires. Not all models will have connecting wires on the trim.

  • Step 4:Locate the two screws, one on each side of the Hyundai Santa Fe stereo, and pull the head unit out of the dash. Disconnect the wires behind the radio.

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