Monday, December 14, 2009

Installing a new stereo in a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer (with photos)

  1. Remove all 3 HVAC knobs. (aircon, heat etc. They just pull off)
  2. Unscrew 2 screws inside pocket holding it to the trim panel, both screws are inside at the top.
  3. Unscrew 2 screws behind temperature knob and vent selector knob.
  4. Remove trim panel around radio and HVAC controls.
  5. Unscrew 4 screws holding radio in place, two on left, two on right.
  6. Pull radio out.
  7. Unscrew 2 screws from adapters, one on each side.
  8. Remove wiring harness and antenna cable.
  9. A wiring harness/adapter removes the need to splice/solder the new stereo in.
  10. Earth the new stereo to the metal chassis as the factory model is earthed through its case.


  1. where can you get there harnesses?

    1. This was about 5 years ago, but it was a multi brand stereo to female ISO harness. I got it via out local equivalent to ebay: