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Saw a post w/your reply about how to remove 2007-2009 Saturn Aura stereo. Description says to gently pry out the trim ring around the stereo and climate controls. I have a "Plastic Panel Tool", and tried to gently pry up that trim ring - it did not budge. In fact, it broke the plastic trim panel with only a slight amount of prying. It is astonishing to me what a mystery it is on how to remove a factory stereo from a late model Saturn AURA. *LOL*

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Hello... sorry about hearing about your problem! Here is the correct procedure for removing your radio. (little late now eh??) First you need to remove the trim around the shift knob with the plastic removal tool. Then remove the panel with the storage pocket, and unplug the power outlet plug. Next remove the trim panel which goes across from the passenger side to the ignition switch and underneath/around the radio/climate controls. Note: you will need to unsnap the instrument cluster panel to allow trim panel to completely come out. After this you will remove the 6 (7mm) screws holding the radio/climate controls together. Then, viola! You have your radio out....(after unplugging it of course!) Hope this helped and good luck with your venture. Depending on the wiring harness adapter you have, you may have to run an ignition wire to power up your radio (the red wire).

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Posted on Mar 14, 2011

Testimonial: "Thank you, very much, for the quick reply. Panel is not broken, only the trim tool. I will try this procedure. I very much appreciate your help!"

  • roger_mukai Mar 14, 2011

    I see I mis-spoke slightly - trim ring was not broken - trim tool broke. I will attempt again following this procedure. Greatly appreciate your very timely reply.
    Very sincerely,
    Roger Mukai

  • Derl Maxwell
    Derl Maxwell Mar 14, 2011

    No problem!

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