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How to Replace Radio 05-16 Toyota RAV4

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How to Replace Radio 05-16 Toyota RAV4

Created on: 2019-09-17

Find out how to remove the radio with the steps in this how-to video

  1. step 1 :Removing the Radio
    • Pry off the hazard switch side trim panel with a trim tool
    • Disconnect the electrical connector
    • Pry off the AWD switch side trim panel with a trim tool
    • Disconnect the electrical connector
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts on each side of the panel
    • Pull the radio forward
    • Disconnect the antenna connector and electrical connectors from the radio
  2. step 2 :Installing the Radio
    • Connect the antenna connector and electrical connectors to the radio
    • Press the radio into place
    • Tighten the two 10mm bolts to each side of the panel
    • Connect the electrical connector to the AWD switch
    • Press the AWD switch side trim panel into place
    • Connect the electrical connector to the hazard switch
    • Press the hazard switch side trim panel into place

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

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What's up, guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. In this video, I'm going to show you how to remove and reinstall the radio on this 2010 Toyota Rav4. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to 1AAuto.com. Just take a trim tool. We're going to take this piece of trim right off.

Just get underneath here with a plastic trim tool. That way, you don't scratch anything. Slide it off. Then you can disconnect this connector right here. Slide it off. Just take a trim tool underneath here and just pop this up just like that.

There's clips on the backside. The backside right here, there's a little tab. Release the tab for the connector. Disconnect it. All right, I'm going to take these bolts out. I'm going to use a 10-millimeter socket, extension, and a ratchet. There's two on this side and two on the other side. You might need a magnet. Use a magnet to be able to grab them. Once they're loose, pull those up. Take that one out.

Now, what you want to do is just grab the radio and just give it a little force. Pop it out. From the backside, disconnect the antenna, and then these other connectors. There's a button on the bottom side of them. Push down on the button and release the connector. It's a little bit tricky to do this with one hand. Got that one, that one, and this one. There we go. This is the radio.

All right. Now, we're going to connect the butt connectors on the backside of the radio. Now, these connectors only go in one position, so we just line up the connector at the right position. Those two go right there, the bigger one and the smaller one. Then this blue one I think goes right here. There is another connection port, but we don't have another connector for that. This one goes to the antenna. That goes over here. Just line up. Then I can slide this back in position. Just watch out for those other wires this side. This is lined up. Lock that in place.

Now, we can take these bolts, and I'll use the 10-millimeter socket extension. Get these started. I'll just get them all started first. You could use a magnet to get these back in if that helps you. All right. Those are all started, and I'll just take a ratchet. All right. Just snug those all up. Those are good. All right. We're going to plug the hazard switch back in just like that, and then line up these tabs.

Once it's all lined up, just press it in. Now, we're going to connect this locking switch. Line it up. I'm going to line up the tabs and lock it in.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket


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