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.