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Honda FR-V - how to remove radio  
Honda FR-V - how to remove radio - Jock
As title really, I have a 2005 Honda FR-V and have just bought an Ipod connector cable which has to plugged into the CD changer socket on the back of the radio/cd head unit.
I can't see how the head unit comes out of the dash, there are no holes or slots into which a release tool could be pushed in.
Does anyone know how to do it ???

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Honda FR-V - how to remove radio - grease monkey
jock you will have your work cut out with this one,a fair amount of dasboard stripping is required before you can unbolt the radio unit,it can`t just be released from the front, most of the dash below the radio needs to be removed to gain access,the climate control panel,the centre storage pocket,dashboard centre panel,twin cupholder needs to be removed....,the handbrake lever mechanism needs to be removed., this really is quite an involved job just to get the radio out and to top it all most of the dash is made from "exploding plastic " which needs to be removed very very carefully to avoid damage.. best of luck !!
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Honda FR-V - how to remove radio - Jock
Thanks for the reply Grease Monkey, though I don't like what you are telling me.
I don't really have to remove the radio, just get a cable plugged into a socket in it's rear. Do you know if theres any way to access the rear of the stereo just to plug in the new cable ? Reach up from cupholder opening perhaps?, or reach across from glovebox opening?
Honda sell an underseat CD changer which would need to plug into the same socket - I wonder if there is wiring elsewhere in the car already to make the CD changer addition simple?
I definitely won't strip down the dashboard myself to the extent you describe. If there's no simpler way to connect the cable I'll either have to get my Honda dealer to do it, or abandon the plan to use my Ipod.
Honda FR-V - how to remove radio - grease monkey
sorry jock,honda arn`t so generous as to put in extra wiring so accessories can be easily plugged in,you generally have to run the cables all the way,if you can get some of the lower dashboard panels removed there may be a chance of getting your hand up the back of the unit to plug your ipod in but from memory can`t confirm if this is possible
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if it aint broke don`t fix it
Honda FR-V - how to remove radio - Jock
Thanks Grease Monkey - I'll have a look tomorrow but I am reluctant to remove any dashboard parts since the car is under a year old, and I'm scared I'll break something!
If I can't get my hand to the back of the radio I'll ask for a quote from my Honda dealership when the car's in for it's first service in a couple of weeks time.

Cheers !

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