How to Remove the Car Stereo From a '98 Accord

The Honda Accord hit the market in the 1976 model year, as a complement to the automaker’s existing compact Civic. The 1998 model year brought about the introduction of the Accord’s sixth generation. This generation featured harder body lines and a much sleeker design than the previous generation. The 1998 Accord came in five trim levels: DX, LX, EX, LX V-6 and EX V-6. The DX, LX and LX V-6 trim levels came standard with an AM-FM stereo with a cassette player, and the EX and EX V-6 came standard with an AM-FM stereo with a CD player. Removing the radio from the 1998 Accord requires repositioning the center console.

Step 1

Insert the key into the Accord’s ignition and turn it to the “Run” position. Engage the parking brake and shift the gear shifter to the “1” position, if fitted with an automatic transmission. Turn the ignition back to the “Off” position.

Step 2

Open the center console storage lid and find the plastic access panel on the bottom of the storage box. Pry the access panel out with a flat-head screwdriver to expose two screws below it. Remove these two screws with a Phillips screwdriver.

Step 3

Lift the cup holder door up to open it. Gain a firm grip on the cup holder lid and pull upward to remove it from the center console, exposing three screws below it. Remove these three screws with a Phillips screwdriver.

Step 4

Press the sides on the front-most part of the center console — just behind the gear shifter — inward to disengage the retaining tabs, and pull the center console rearward about 3 inches, exposing two screws just behind the gear shifter.


Step 5

Remove the two screws behind the gear shifter with a Phillips screwdriver.