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How to Remove Pioneer Car Stereo Without Keys

How to Remove Pioneer Car Stereo Without Keys

The installation of a new car stereo in your car is a great benefit as you will refine the sound quality of your current system and add more functionality according to the model of the stereo system. However, if you already have a Pioneer stereo system in the car and you need to pull it out, it is easy to do and will not take more than 5 minutes.

Different car manufacturers create their stereo systems for retrieval and replacement with the help of specific procedures. If we speak about Jeep Wrangler, it is a remarkably famous car, considering its heritage as a wartime tool. They are not really fashionable and don’t drive as well as standard cars. Besides these problems, they sell like insane. In 2017, Jeep released the fourth generation Wrangler featuring better aerodynamics, a bigger interior, and improved fuel economy. If you didn’t choose the premium Alpine option, the stereo system in these cars is frustrating. For example, Ford Motor Company frequently has removal keys in order to pull their factory stereos from the docking station.

For other vehicles, removal of the car stereo can be presented without special tools. Let’s take a look at the basic stereo system and how it can be removed and upgraded.

Basic Instructions

My personal advice: You should use a flat screwdriver, which is equipped with a fabric wrapped around a blade to move any dashboards away from a car’s dashboard.

The Best Stereo Upgrade for Jeep requires a guide to remove the car stereo correctly. Here I presented 4 stages of this seemingly easy process.


In the beginning, you need to be aware of some things you will use:

  • Wrench for 10 mm
  • Screwdriver with cross slot
  • Wire hanger
  • Screwdriver flat
Stage 1

Unplug the negative battery cable from the vehicle’s battery using a 10mm wrench or a screwdriver to ease the clamp on the negative lead.

Stage 2

How to Remove Pioneer Car Stereo Without KeysTake off all instrument panels or additional components that mask the mounting bracket of the car stereo. The process for accessing the stereo mount bracket depends on the vehicle.

Stage 3

Unscrew the screws on both sides of the stereo system with a Phillips slot screwdriver. It cannot be complex, so you will do it easily.

Stage 4

Extract the stereo from the stereo mounting bracket to obtain access to the stereo wiring attached to the radio’s back. Extract the stereo wire out of the back of the stereo deck. The wires that are fastened with plastic tape should be pulled out of the stereo system behind it, not behind the wires. The antenna cable might be taken out of the factory stereo’s back.

To conclude, if you are not satisfied with the audio system of your SUV, don’t worry. You can easily upgrade it. I sincerely hope that this article will be helpful for you, and according to my guide, the process of removing a pioneer car stereo without keys will be easier.

About the author

Andy Shane

Andy Shane

My name is Andy Shane, and I like to spend my free time conquering the most difficult off-road tracks. Off-road vehicles fascinate me more than any other vehicles types. Surely, there are not so many people who would share the passion for getting out of all possible muds and wilderness in their Jeeps, but those who do will find lots of interesting information in my blog.

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