by Jule Pamplin
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The 2006 Hyundai Tucson came with an AM-FM radio and CD player integrated into a component in the dash panel. You can replace your Hyundai factory stereo with an aftermarket head unit or add aftermarket components to the stock unit. However, before you can connect the devices or install the new deck, you will need to remove the original radio. Buy the necessary tools and you can have your original Tucson radio removed in less than 30 minutes.
Raise the hood of the Hyundai to access the battery. Loosen the bolt that secures the negative battery cable clamp to the negative battery terminal post, using a battery wrench. Remove the battery cable and secure it aside. Move inside the Tucson.
Carefully remove the small access panel on the gear selector lever shaft, using a flat-head screwdriver. Remove the two screws from the shift handle with a Phillips screwdriver. Remove the gear shift knob and set it aside.
Lift the bezel around the shift lever handle with a trim removal tool. Remove the three screws underneath the radio trim panel with a Phillips screwdriver.
Pry the trim around the radio and heater controls and set it aside. Remove the four screws in the corners of the stereo bracket.
Slide the main unit off the instrument panel mounting base. Disconnect the two stereo wiring connectors from the outputs on the back of the radio. Pull the antenna cable out of the antenna socket on the back of the radio. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten all mounting screws.
- If you are installing the same radio as standard, you will need the security code at hand. This is often found within the owner’s manual. If you do not have the code, write down the serial number on the back of the radio and contact your local dealer to obtain the code.
Articles will need
- Battery wrench
- Flat head screwdriver
- Phillips screwdriver
- Trim Panel Removal Tool