Hyundai’s 2006 Tucson vehicle came with an AM-FM radio as well as a CD player located in a module in the instrument panel. You can remove and exchange your Tucson’s factory stereo or radio for an aftermarket head unit, or add aftermarket mechanisms to the existing module. This time you will learn how to remove and change the radio in a 2006 hyundai tucson correctly.
Before you can make the corresponding device connections or put on the new cover, you will have to remove the radio, you will also need to buy the tools that you will need and you will be able to remove the original radio from your Tucson vehicle in less than half an hour.
How to remove and change the radio in a 2006 Hyundai Tucson?
The steps you need to take to remove and replace the radio in a 2006 Hyundai Tucson are as follows:
- Raise the hood of your Tucson so you can make way for the battery, then make the screw that stops the clamp of the negative battery cable yield to the respective negative terminal, this action is carried out by using a battery wrench. Remove the battery cable and clip or position it to the side, then head inside your vehicle.
- Gently pry off the small access panel on the gear selector lever shaft, using a flathead screwdriver. Remove the two gear shift knob screws with a Phillips screwdriver and also remove the gear shift knob and set it aside.
- Pry up the bezel around the shifter knob with a removal tool, then you need to remove the 3 screws located under the radio trim panel with the help of a Phillips head screwdriver.
- Put the trim around the stereo and heater controls and put it in a safe place, then remove the 4 screws from the limits of the stereo bracket.
- Slide the head unit from the instrument panel mounting base, and then proceed to unplug the two radio wiring connectors from the sockets on the back of the radio. Pull the antenna cable from the antenna outlet on the back of the stereo, and installing the new unit is the opposite of removal.
Finally to finish you just have to adjust all the mounting screws and that’s it.
If you are going to fit the same stock radio you will need the security code to hand, this can often be found in your owner’s manual, and if you don’t have the code then write the serial number in the third area of the radio and contact your local dealer to get the code.
Items you will need
All items or tools to use are as follows:
- battery key
- flat head screwdriver
- Phillips screwdriver
- Trim panel removal tool