Will this oem radio fit my Jeep? (+full DIY radio removal w pics)
2007 Wrangler Sahara
I have a RES radio without satellite button. I want a radio with satellite button, I must get my SIRIUS back. I have ordered an RES radio with SAT button, BUT a lot of places show 2008 and above. I am worried that I only have 1 harness instead of 2, but you will see that down in my pics later.
You start by removing the upper dash. You pry right in this crevice. It is large and you have plenty of room to pry without scratching anything. It pops up very easily like butter.
After popping both sides, you just pull up on the back:
Then you slide it forward and it comes off. Don't pull too hard! You might have your compass harness here like I do:
I did not disconnect the harness, you can just lay that piece carefully on the dash. Sometimes disconnecting things can trigger a CEL and I dont know Jeeps in that respect. VW's were very picky.
Next, you move to the lower dash cover. You pry from the top of it like this:
After popping both sides, it pulls forward like this:
See how it hooks into the bottom, and then the top snaps into place:
You then remove the 4 bolts from your large console frame. (No pics.)
Then, you start gently pulling. I pulled from the bottom. I then found out that is a good idea because most of the clips are at the bottom. I had 2 on each side near the bottom. This part was not quite as easy as the other covers, but did come off with very careful pursuasion. Don't just pull on the bottom and snap it. You need to get your fingers behind it to help push it from behind also. After the 4 clips at the bottom are popped, I had nothing in the middle and just 2 clips near the top. Then, it was out:
I was then looking at my radio, and the 4 bolts holding it in:
Remove your 4 bolts, then very carefully pull your radio out. I could tell mine had never been out, as it took some effort to pop it loose. I then found the following harnesses plugged into my deck:
My decks part number:
The only 2 harnesses back there:
I am a bit worried, as a lot of pictures of radios I have seen have 2 large harness plugged into them. I do not know if this RES SAT radio I ordered will work. I will find out tomorrow when it arrives.