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Anyone do this before? Is there anything special about it? Currently there’s the stock main radio in the center of the dash but the cd player is down by the gear selector.
 

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basically you have to take the tabs loose from the glovebox to drop it. remove the screws that hold the center lower console from there.. then remove two screws from the bottom of the lower center console..
move to the driverside of the car and remove the screws that hold in the underdash knee cover and remove the screws that hold the lower center console.

once this is all removed, you will see about 4 8mm bolts with philips heads on the bottom and the sides.. remove those.. and slowly pull on the center dash .. it should pop out. undo all the connectors, then remove the climate controls by pulling the knobs off and removing the according philips head screws... this should allow you to access the screws to remove the radio.

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errr wait the last paragraph was for the 99 Civic...

on the 98 Civic.. just remove the two 8mm bolts that hold the radio in... and then just slide the radio out.. installing the new radio is simple...

just slide the cage in.. and then bend the tabs to hold it in.. then slide in your new radio.. don't forget to reconnect the radio connectors and antenna!
 

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ugh, I hate working on Honda Radios. I swear the purposely make them as hard as possible to remove.

Case in point, my friends 92' civic hatchback, had the radio screwed in with two screws on a back metal lip of the radio, it was impossible to find an adapter bracket, so he ended up having to "wedge" it in there.

On my brothers 97' Accord, getting the radio out required haveing to remove the entire center console (from inbetween the front seats), and then dismanteling the center dash.

:crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

By the way here is a free set of directions, with pictures

http://www.installdr.com/walkoffhomerun/installdr/installdr/InstallDocs/Honda/Civic.html

^Select the .pdf for the 96-98 install.
 

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TAckhouse1 said:
ugh, I hate working on Honda Radios. I swear the purposely make them as hard as possible to remove.

Case in point, my friends 92' civic hatchback, had the radio screwed in with two screws on a back metal lip of the radio, it was impossible to find an adapter bracket, so he ended up having to "wedge" it in there.

On my brothers 97' Accord, getting the radio out required haveing to remove the entire center console (from inbetween the front seats), and then dismanteling the center dash.

:crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

By the way here is a free set of directions, with pictures

http://www.installdr.com/walkoffhomerun/installdr/installdr/InstallDocs/Honda/Civic.html

^Select the .pdf for the 96-98 install.
Hey that's great! Nice site - the one I gave "used" to be free but he just recently started charging for it but the guy is a nice guy, I've called him and he'll give free phone support if you need it but you can't beat free! ;)
 
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