How to Remove a Cassette Player from a '95 Honda Accord

In 1973, Honda had its first commercial automotive success with the Civic, so the maker stretched its bounds by releasing the larger Accord. Despite Honda featuring the Accord as its larger vehicle, the vehicle only came with a four-cylinder engine for its first 21 production years. The 1995 model year was a marquee year for the Accord, as this was the first time Honda offered its midsized sedan with an optional V-6 engine. The 1995 Accord also had an optional AM-FM, cassette audio system available. Removing the cassette player from the 1995 Accord requires moving the center console slightly, but is something most home mechanics can complete.

Step 1

Open the center console's door, and find the small access panel on the bottom of the center console storage area. Pry upward on the access panel with a flat-head screwdriver and pull the panel out of the center console. Remove the two screws located under the access panel, using a Phillips screwdriver.

Step 2

Open the cup holder door, if needed, and pull the cup holder insert — the plastic piece that holds the cups — upward to remove it. Remove the three screws located below where the cup holder insert once was, using a Phillips screwdriver.

Step 3

Press the sides of the center console closest to the gear shifter inward, and pull it rearward just about 2 to 3 inches — just enough to access the two screws behind the gear shifter. Remove the two screws securing the dash bezel — the plastic trim surrounding the gear shifter and the radio — behind the gear shifter, using a Phillips screwdriver.

Step 4

Grab the ashtray firmly, and pull it straight out of the dashboard. Remove the screw behind where the ashtray once was, using a Phillips screwdriver.


Step 5

Pull upward on the rearmost part of the dash bezel and pull the entire bezel rearward to disengage the retaining clips around the radio area. Remove the bezel and set it in a secure area.