Need help getting to Radio in XG

Discussion in 'Hyundai Grandeur / Azera / XG' started by JB Doner, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. JB Doner

    JB Doner Guest

    I have a 2003 XG 350L and just bought a CD changer and need access to the
    back of the stereo. Anyone know where the plug is on the radio, what side
    and how to get access to it

    Bought a unit that is supposed to just plug into the current system but I
    dont see the easiest way to get access to the back.

    JB Doner, Nov 28, 2004
  2. JB Doner

    hyundaitech Guest

    You'll have to remove the radio. I think the center panel may just pull
    out, but I can't remember for certain. Check around the ashtray for
    screws. Also check to see if the trim on top of the console is in your
    way. I don't think it is on the XG, but I'm having trouble visualizing
    the interior. If the center dash trim panel is in two pieces, you'll
    probably have to remove the lower first and, if you need to remove the
    upper, check for two screws at the bottom of the upper panel. Once the
    necessary trim panels are out of the way, there are four screws holding in
    the radio.
    hyundaitech, Nov 28, 2004
  3. JB Doner

    NobodyMan Guest

    A way to rosy picture. There's a real good reason car radio
    installation places are doing so well - it's because as cars have
    gotten smaller it has become exceedingly difficult to do the
    removal/installs yourself.

    Can you do it? Almost certainly. Do you have the tools? Maybe,
    maybe not. Most cars don't use regular slotted or phillips screws
    anymore; for the most part they use Torx head type screws, meaning
    you'll be buying tools for this one-time use. My experience is these
    smaller cars is that you end up having to rip out half the dash to get
    to the radio, and it almost always takes john q. public three times as
    long to do this as a pro-installer.

    Save yourself a headache, the cost of tools you'll likely never use
    again and scraped knucles. Have an installer help you out.
    NobodyMan, Nov 29, 2004
  4. JB Doner

    hyundaitech Guest

    It's rather easy in this car if you can figure it out. All the screws are
    phillips. Easily a job for the run-of-the-mill DIYer.
    hyundaitech, Nov 29, 2004
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