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Every aftermarket deck that is put in a vehicle slides into a metal sleeve into the dash.
This metal sleeve serves two purposes
1.) To secure the deck inside the dash
2.) Serves as a theft deterrent
First thing you want to do is remove the faceplate. Second there will be a bezel (plastic ring that goes around the faceplate. This will be attatched to the deck and not the faceplate. It just snaps in all you have to do is apply pressure with one of your fingers to the edge and it should just come off.
Now if you get this far you should be able to see the metal sleeve I spoke of earlier on the outside edge. The way the sleeve is designed it has perforations that act as little clips when the deck is initially installed. There are tools that are sold to apply pressure to these clips to disengage the deck. In the past I have done it simply with two butter-knives. You insert one on each side preferably in the center, this is where the clips will most likely will be. Both sides will have to be disengaged, at this point with them inserted you should just be able to pull it right out of the dash. Oh before you even get to the deck be sure to remove any dash pieces that are going to obstruct your movement. If you need anymore help then let me know
remove the thin plastic trim the goes around your faceplate you will see a metal frame. on both sides of the metal frame is a slot (left and right.) you need a thin metal key to slide into both side together and the deck will slide out. the keys should have come with the deck. they are L shaped about 1/4 inch wide 3 inch long and 1/16 inch thick. you you dont have them you can goto a car audio installer and maybe ask to barrow a set they are very common.
remove the trim plate(thin plastic strip around your deck) you will see on the center of each side slots for two thin deck keys these always come with a new deck. you you dont have them ask a friend who has recently bought a deck(any make should be fine) or go to your local best buy and ask for a set MAKE SURE YOU ASK FOR THEM FOR FREE unless the installer you asked has purchased his own universal keys they will give you them.
My suggestion would be to buy a wiring harness and a dash mounting kit. After that unscrew or pull out the console/dash part thats around your factory deck. Then unscrew the bolts/screws holding the factory one in place. Remove it. Plug the wiring harness into the factory wire plug. Pull harness wires through the mounting kit. Attach the corresponding colored wires from the harness to your new deck. Slide your deck into the mounting kit and secure it in place. Most decks have little prongs that you can pry up to **** up against the mounting kit so it wont slide out without pushing those down (makes it more secure and harder to steal). Place deck with mounting kit into area factory deck was. Put the screws/bolts back into place tightly. Place console/dash part back on. You will need the mounting kit (99% of new decks are smaller than the factory). Wiring harness is optional but recommended.
One idea that comes to mind is,if I remmeber correctly, that model has a removeable faceplate, try this, remove the faceplate,take some denatured alcohol on a Q-tip,clean the electric contacts on the back of the faceplate and also on the front of the deck where they mate together repeatedly for about 4 to 6 times letting them dry between each time that you swab them clean, then replace the faceplate onto the deck being sure that you are seatting the faceplate completely and properly.
This has worked for me sometimes and sometimes not, its worth a try.
Good Luck !
your deck has two power sources a main for when your car is turned on so the radio kicks on and a remote which is always on keeping stations and clock powered passively so whoever installed it did it improperly or do to road wear and tear it was jossled lose and can simply tightened after pulling the deck out
remove the plastic trim around the face.
there is one slot on each side to insert your removal key.
if you dont have your originals, they can be purchased, or your car stereo shop will have some you can use quickly.
You may be able to put some really thin allen wrenches in to unlatch, but sony keys are pretty long.
This is the tool you will need
It depends which vehicle it has been installed, some radios have to be screwed behind the dash but most you will just need sony removal keys, remove the trim and slide the keys (one each side) down the radio and then slide it forward if you're lucky it will come out without much force. Have fun!