I WOULD TRY TO LOOK UNDER THE DASH TO SEE IF THERE IS A BRACKET ATTACHED TO HELP SUPPORT THE WEIGHT OF THE RADIO IT MIGHT HAVE TO BE LOOSENED OR MIGHT HAVE TO TAKE SCREW ALL THE WAY OUT YES THOSE CLIPS MIGHT BE HOLDING IT BUT MAKE SURE THEY ARE NOT HOLDING THE DASH DOWN BEFORE YOU TRY TO REMOVE THEM IF THIS IS HELPFULL PLEASE GIVE ME A GREAT RATING THANKS PJDADJ
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It depends what kind of car it's installed into and the mounting technique used. Removal keys apply only to a radio that has been DIN mounted (ie: metal sleeve utilized). Many vehicles or radio kits use the ISO mounting method which involves screwing into the sides of the radio to secure it. Keys will not help in this situation. The dash or radio trim must be removed to access the screws on the sides.
With the front trim of the JVC removed, you should be able to see the metal sleeve around the radio if it was used. If not, the radio was ISO mounted.
The stereo in the Eclipse can be removed with nothing more than a Phillips screwdriver
Disconnect the negative battery cable from your Eclipse's battery. Remove the two Phillips screws along the bottom of the radio/climate control trim panel. Lift up the bottom of the trim panel to unlock the lower retaining clips. Work your fingers around the sides of the panel to loosen the other clips and remove the panel. Remove the four Phillips screws holding the stereo in place. Slide the stereo out of the dashboard and disconnect the wiring harness and antenna cable from the back of the device.
Remove the two environmental knobs by firmly
pulling them. Note that they
don't interchange (they're notched 180' out from each other) - but
out which one is which is easy - the FAN should be off when you do this, and that one
have the indicator facing down when you reassemble.
Behind the knobs are keyed nuts. Remove by
using an appropriatley-sized
flatbladed screwdriver while pushing in on the face plate (reducing the
pressure on the nut).
Once you have the two nuts out (one on each
control shaft), you should remove
the stereo face trim. Use an allen wrench or some other small bent piece of
and gently insert it between the stereo and the facing along the side of
stereo (there is some space there), and pull the facing forward a bit at
time (possibly alternating sides). You can also do the same along the
of the facing (near the console) and along the top (below the light
and trip computer).
Note:there are wires along the bottom
edge, and they don't have a long
play, so you'll be pulling the TOP DOWN rather than the bottom up when
clear the front of the stereo housing. Be careful: there are fibre
here for lighting.
To either side of the stereo are two screws.
Remove them and slowly pull the
stereo outward. Disconnect the stereo from the two harnesses (speakers
power/controls), unscrew the grounding strap and unplug the antenna.
There are two 3mm white LEDs inside the face-plate that need to be replaced. Remove the face-plate and turn it over. Remove the 4 screws in the corners. Un-snap the plastic back off the face-plate. This exposes the back of the printed circuit board. Pull the volume knob off the front of the face-plate. You may need to use a small screw driver to gently pry it up. Flip the face-plate back over and remove the one screw that's holding the printed circuit board in. Separate the printed circuit from the front of the face-plate. Be careful to not lose the spring for the push pin. Flip the printed circuit board over and you'll see a raised metal box surrounding the display. The one end of this metal box is covered in black tape. Remove this tape to revel a small cavity in the side of the metal box with two 3mm white LED in it. These are the 2 LEDs that need to be replaced. This cavity is so small there's not much working room. Note that the positive terminal for each of these LED is on the left and the negative terminal is on the right. Rather than un-soldering the old LEDs I found it easier to use a small pair of diagonal cutters to just cut their leads and then pull them out of the cavity. Leave enough of the old leads sticking up to solder the new LEDs to. Trim the leads of the new LEDs to the proper length, slide them into the cavity one at a time and solder their leads to the stubs of the old leads. Make sure you get the polarity correct. Put everything back together and you should be good to go. I hope this helps you out.
The plastic trim was held on, not in the modern way,by a clip in the centre of both sies of the radio/ cassette, which is part circular in shape. This opens up and fits round a pin on the side of the radio, steady pressure with a small screw driver will ease this off, but be carefull not to break the side clipse off, as I think they will be irreplaceable now.I haven't seen a plasic trim held on the same way before. The radio will now slide out of the case as there are no clips as there are on newer alpine models
it's not that hard to remove the panel you'll need to pop up the defrost dashboard trim with a flat head screw driver and then you'll reveal the top screws for the center panel, then you'll need to pop out your ash tray and reveal the bottom screws. after all screws are out you'll be able to remove center panel by hand. then there will be 4 bolts holding your radio to the dash that you'll need to remove and you're done.