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kgbwaly
12-07-2008, 01:51 PM
Hi I'm trying to remove the stock car stereo to get the code on the back - so I
can replace my battery wuthout losing the radio.

Can someone please help....I have no idea how to remove this thing?
:confused:

Louisiana_CRX
12-07-2008, 01:57 PM
You can buy a device at Wal-Mart that plugs into a live cigarette lighter plug (one hot all the time) you plug a 9v battery into the end the other in the socket and it will save your radio info....these run a few bucks and are located by the battery acc's at Wal-Mart...a very handy tool ...:)

alibies
12-07-2008, 01:58 PM
1.Using PRT, extract entire dash bezel surrounding radio,
a.c. controls, and a.c. vents.
2.Using a PHS, extract (2) at base of LCD Display.
3.Using PRT, unsnap LCD trim bezel.
4.Using PHS, extract (4) screws securing factory LCD.
5.Using a 10mm socket and ratchet extract 1 bolt at the
rear of the radio which is accessible after the LCD monitor
is removed.
6.Using a PHS, extract (4) screws securing factory radio.
Disconnect and remove.

kgbwaly
12-07-2008, 02:03 PM
Thank you very much for the info...I'm new so apologize in advance.
what is PRT and
PHS

alibies
12-07-2008, 02:04 PM
panel removal tool, philips head screw driver

kgbwaly
12-07-2008, 02:06 PM
There is a special panel removal tool?
Am I in over my head...and should I just have someone do it for
me, before I f%#$ it up?

Louisiana_CRX
12-07-2008, 02:08 PM
my way is the easiest...

Rich B
12-07-2008, 02:09 PM
There is a special panel removal tool?
Am I in over my head...and should I just have someone do it for
me, before I f%#$ it up?



Do you have a Harbor Freight near you?

The panel tools are $3.99 there........

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=95214

kgbwaly
12-07-2008, 02:11 PM
my way is the easiest...

The device will tell me the serial number that I need?

natisfynest
12-07-2008, 02:12 PM
what year endeavor do you have???

kgbwaly
12-07-2008, 02:16 PM
what year endeavor do you have???

2004

natisfynest
12-07-2008, 02:17 PM
it doesnt have a code

kgbwaly
12-07-2008, 02:21 PM
it doesnt have a code

Really? I called the dealership and they said that when I
change the car battery - my radio will stop working until I put in a code...
And the only way I can get that code is by removing the radio
and giving them the serial number on the back so he
can pull up the code I need...
Is that not true?

natisfynest
12-07-2008, 02:25 PM
i have a 04 endeavor limited and i called the dealership and they said they dont have codes mine had the 6 disc premium system but i took mine apart and got a flip up dvd player now but i switched my battery 3 or 4 times when i had the stock one and never needed a code but if for some reason you do need a code the silver panel pulls right off just a lil force is need no special tools nothing

kgbwaly
12-07-2008, 02:28 PM
That sounds good. Do those 3 knobs for the A/C, the climate control etc. just pull out?

kgbwaly
12-07-2008, 02:31 PM
...and do you think the 04 Endeavor Limited matters (mine is not limited edition)

natisfynest
12-07-2008, 02:32 PM
That sounds good. Do those 3 knobs for the A/C, the climate control etc. just pull out?


no its a box bolted to the face plate so is your front panel of your cd player but it not connected to the cd player its self lol its hard to explain but the panel does come off rather easy

it'll look like this when you pull it off
http://i7.ebayimg.com/03/i/001/1f/d4/6c7c_12.JPG

natisfynest
12-07-2008, 02:33 PM
...and do you think the 04 Endeavor Limited matters (mine is not limited edition)


i doubt it the limited is just option package like i got heated leather sunroof upgraded wheels color matched mirrors and the 6 disc stereo with the amp and sub

kgbwaly
12-07-2008, 02:34 PM
....also, do you think the Limited edition part matters ('cause mine is not a Limited Edition)

natisfynest
12-07-2008, 02:39 PM
....also, do you think the Limited edition part matters ('cause mine is not a Limited Edition)


no

kgbwaly
12-07-2008, 05:46 PM
I just finished succesfully replacing the car batery!
All of the settings were still working. Just in case I bought a
device for $5.99 at Pep Boys that plugs into the cigarette lighter and
uses a 9v battery to save the car computer settings.

So thank you everyone for helping me with this, I really
appreciate it. :veryhapp:

natisfynest
12-07-2008, 06:29 PM
see told you so glad everything worked for ya