Charlie Brown: That easy! I feel like a fool! I was about to spend 60.00. Ty
RichardRahl00: how do you remove the top portion.. that's where my stereo is.. Are there
tabs on that as well so it can be popped out as in the bottom?
Zepcono: @djphatzazzin Yes it will, plenty of space, like a street hooker's snuss
Tony Dugan: ty so much. i have the same car as you. this video saved me a lot of money!
zepcono1: 8 months ago you asked this question, 8 long months you have waited for me
to respond. Sadly GasCityGuy I have no answer for you, other than: Remove
molding around the Head Unit (stereo) if it's the top portion it's just
like the bottom portion. Insert flat head ((near tabs) you can feel where
the molding is tight against the dash, lever it there, and the tabs should
pop out, releasing the molding tab by tab.) After the molding is off, only
a few screws should be holding the unit in place.
GasCityGuy: Nice but what he removed is a storage area in my car... I want to get rid
of the factory installed Cassette Tape player that's at the top. How do we
icawn: Well I decided to dig into my dash and found screwed up wiring from the
previous owner, which was some stupid 16yr old. FYI - Anyone installing an
aftermarket stereo in a 98-02 corolla/prizm. No dash installation kit is
required. Don't buy one. You can fit your aftermarket stereo in the
location of the original stereo, so you can retain the nice double
compartment below and the cup holder. All you require is to remove and
re-use the small 3"x2" side mounting brackets from your stock stereo.
kickercvrlivinloud: @Zepcono walmart hu are good
Zepcono: @pavel4 it's two years apart from my model, so assuming that you have the
same package as my Corolla, then it should be similar.
ndelima1: Thanks Mate! Very Helpful.
zepcono1: Excellent FYI, I've gotten this question more times than I would have
Tory Newbold: I have a 98 corolla and i was trying to take out the factore tape player
and put in a new one i dont think i can put mine where yours is and mine is
a different set up all i want to know is if the factory tape player is able
to take out?
Zepcono: @armandothetallguy You're Welcome!
FrencunoZeTroll: Craftsman tools are best
ejeepin: Plastic "blue trim tools" from Harbor Freight work great. Chevy Prisms had
the Delco radio down below so should interchange whichever location.
Zepcono: @OtochimarU Right on buddy!
Zepcono: It's true, every time I re-watch the video I shudder. I'm a barbarian when
it comes to getting it done.
zepcono1: I would imagine it is possible, you will need a wiring harness for the
aftermarket stereo, but in theory after removal of any molding you should
only have to remove a few screws to get what you're after.
danieldiasmauro: Nice video, helped me twice already (when I bought the car, and now, I'm
about to sell it). This Corolla here In Brazil the Japanese imported
(AE111), the stereo is just above the A/C controls, It is possible to put a
aftermarket stereo (It comes with a Alpine, but it can't read MP3). I saw
that on the US model there is no way to take it off... Well, thanks for the
Zepcono: -Radar detector initializing ;)
Zepcono: as I can't post links on youtube, go to google and search with these terms
"1993 corolla aftermarket radio installation how to" look for these links
"1993 Toyota Corolla Car Radio Installation Schematic" "Aftermarket Stereo
install 93 corolla - Toyota Nation Forum ..." "1993 Corolla Stereo Install
- Toyota Nation Forum" "How to Update a Toyota Corolla Car Radio: 11 steps"
and best of all: "How to Wire a Sony Car Stereo Into a 1993 Toyota Corolla
Zepcono: @Bigfatgiant go to the website
ehow.com/how_7242560_wire-stereo-1993-toyota-corolla.html YOUTUBE won't
let me post a link, so that will have to do :)
danieldiasmauro: I just thought the same... =)
SChassisTuning: How do I pop out the Face plate that houses the factory stereo? Putting in
an aftermarket one.
kickercvrlivinloud: why did u buy a uk stereo
Joseph Wheeler: where did you get that dash kit?
jimmygangster2013: also another thing i'm just wondering is if i put my aftermarket stereo in
will the stock CD player still work? or would i have to rig some sort of a
connection to it? just wondering if you would know i know very little about
icawn: Hello, I have a 2000 corolla. I have tried 3 wiring harness adapters and
none of them fit the one in my dash. I am really confused. I do not have a
confident ability to go through and individually decipher each wire in the
current dash harness. It is not what I was expecting to have to do and I am
not sure how it's done. Do you have any advice if i attempt to tackle this
eduardo carranco: hope u can help me whit a problem... ill try to clean my cigarrette lighter
n i touch accidently whit the screwdriver n some wrong turn off my stereo
and the clock u know wtf can happen or what can i do??
Zepcono: @pavel4 it's got my factory CD player on the top near the AC vents, and
then it's got my after market stereo below the AC controls.
kithkinman: Hey I am installing a Sony CDX-GT56UI in my Toyota but I also ordered a
Sirius-XM SXV100V1 XM in-car tuner + antenna so I could listen to XM radio.
The tuner hasn't come in the mail yet but I have the stereo receiver. My
question is should I wait until I get the XM tuner to install the stereo
receiver? I kind of want to install the radio now so I can at least listen
to my ipod on the road while I wait for the radio tuner
SuperNinjaHashi: much appreciated
Ryan Campbell: Ok I'm confused, are there 2 different places to install a stereo in this
car? I noticed that there was one installed a little higher up by the air
vents but he's showing how to get to this one that's above the cup holders.
Why would you want 2 stereos/cd players in the same car? My friend has this
car and his cd player has always been up higher, the one between the vents.
That player got stolen and I was looking for a video to see how to replace
that one. I'm just confused.
BOB BOBBY: Why is this car so popular
Sebastian Martinez: because it's basically bullet proof. Cost of ownership (repairs,
maintenance and gas) is really low but you still get a decent ride.
Bigfatgiant: Is there a video anywhere for the same purpose but an older car? Say about
1990? Any help would be much appreciated
jimmygangster2013: my car is the way this guy was talking the radio itself is above the AC
controls and the 6disk changer is under the controlls with the storage
compartment on top of the CD player right above the cup holders but would
you be able to do a video just for the sake of showing how to get to where
your CD player is which is where my stereo is if you could?
Zepcono: @Mauser2012 --from wiki answers -- first you remove the knobs on the
console around the radio. After that take a Flathead screwdriver and pry at
the top corners and bottom corners of the upper console. then remove the
electrical connectors from the right hand side and back of the console
face. after you remove the upper console face there are 4 screws holding
the radio in place. after you get all 4 screws out, pull the radio out and
disconnect the wires attached to it. -- -- hope that helps!
Zepcono: @dontfallapart69 You're Welcome :)
Zepcono: @Miguel713DH I'm not too sure, I think it's a CE, it's a 4 gear automatic
the CD changer in the top slot was an optional installment, the standard
head unit was a tape deck am/fm radio unit. So it could have been an LE also
kanechokeslamsu: You said you stole it but your white?? I'm confused
OtochimarU: Thanks for the video!
Zepcono: @RichardRahl00 I'm actually not too sure what your talking about. I'm
assuming that the section that you're talking about is the part where
there's a CD player on mine. I would like to again assume that the tab
structure on it is similar to the bottom portion. Be gentle though.
Anthony Starfield: That is good advice, thank you. Mark Wieleba, my high school buddy and car
repair wizard, said, "The negative cable comes off first and goes on last."
Zepcono: @Guitariistt the cd changer was an "extra" on my Corolla LE, I'd imagine
that you are correct with your theory. the operation is similar though,
there are tabs keeping that section of molding on, *gently* wedge a flat
head into the crevice between the dash and panel, then ease up waiting for
a pop. The only complication with the location of your radio being there,
is that routing the wires for the amp and subwoofer, should you choose to
add one later, might be hard to route up that far.
Zepcono: @Bigfatgiant Not to sure buddy, but I'd recommend first searching the web
for an owners manual for your particular model/year of car, that's how I
started out. I can't post links so put this text in the meat of a web link
like where "google" goes pdfdatabase corolland
Sebastian Martinez: hey man, thanks for the video super helpful. I wanted to ask: How do you
remove the panel above where the factory stereo sits? I'm guessing I'll
need to remove that to access the wires that are needed for the
after-market panel I want to put on. I'll probably follow your example and
put the new stereo in that storage space below since it probably won't fit
where the original stereo sits.
Zepcono: Right on my possible Australian Cobber... I totally didn't go off on a
tangent looking up Australian slang or anything. Which brings me to this,
why do people hate kangaroos? I don't know why, but they seem to be
zepcono1: I just pulled the molding off, there are two "slits" at the bottom of the
molding, insert the flat head here, pry back and the tab will let go, once
that tab lets go, it's pretty easy to man handle the rest free, the whole
thing slides out held on by the wiring for the clock, easy peasy.
Zepcono: Because: it's a 2002 Corolla with a dim looking life span ("ninja oil" oil
that leaves the engine but doesn't drip or burn) (an engine light for
either, temperature or air sensors failing, and or the devices related to
them) Keeping in mind it's my third time to do this without any prior
training (IE: couldn't find a video of it being done before I put one up)
Now I know better, just like putting a towl down before leaving anything on
a painted car surface.