If you have considered upgrading your VW Golf 5 radio for a long time, it’s time to do it now. It won’t take too much time to upgrade a car radio. Before you replace the old radio with a new unit, you have to find a good and suitable head unit for your car. Then, if you know about upgrading car stereos, you can follow installation instructions from the dealer and do the upgrade. But, if you don’t know much about it, you’d better go to a car radio upgrade shop to do the upgrade.
The following removal steps are for a VW Golf 5 radio from 2005 to 2009 for your reference.
- Dismantle the top part of the trim panel. First, remove the two screws in the box of the top part of the trim panel. Then, use a lever to pry the box out of the top part of the trim panel. Third, remove the screws under the box. At last, use the lever to pry the gaps between the top part of the trim panel and the dashboard/the middle part of the trim panel to remove the top part of the trim panel. When prying the gaps, please pry around the trim panel for several times so that it can be loosened from the dashboard easily.
- Dismantle the bottom part of the trim panel. There are two screws at the top right and left side of the radio which are fixing the trim panel. Unscrew them and pry the bottom part of the trim panel to remove it.
- Dismantle the radio. After removing the trim panel, you can see 4 screws at the corners of the radio. Remove them and keep them in a box. Then, use your hands to take the radio out of the dash gently. There are wires at the back of it. Remove them and put the radio aside.
The next would be installing a new VW Golf 5 radio in your car. The wires connections of different products may be different. You should refer to the installation guide from the dealer to connect the wires.
After installation, you should test the main functions in the new unit to check if everything works well. If there’s any problem, you’d better ask a professional for help.
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