DIY: Volkswagen MKIV Stereo Removal

How to remove the stock radio on a Volkswagen Golf , Bora, Beetle or Jetta MK4. You will need special tools to remove this stereo which can be purchase from your local auto parts or electronics store. These special tools can also be made by little pieces of steel or credit card plastic. Although I would be cautious about the credit card plastic because it can break. Once you insert the Special Tools on the slots on each side of the radio, this will unclip the deck from the dash and you can now pull it straight out. After you’ve removed the stereo, you can now continue to unplug the wires on the backside.

Note: When removing the stereo, make sure you still have your access code in order for the stereo to work again if you intend to use it in the future.

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22 Responses to DIY: Volkswagen MKIV Stereo Removal

  1. They just pop out. …
    They just pop out. There is snap clips on the the sides which hold them in. I do have a vent removal video which shows how to remove the whole assembly and then you can remove the switches easier. You you can pop out the empty switch slots first with a flat screw driver and then stick your finger in behind the switch and pop it out like that.

  2. any idea how to …
    any idea how to remove the switches above that? like the hazards and what not? how do i get all that out?

  3. i want to buy a …
    i want to buy a Pioneer 5.8 in dash touch screen radio. its fit in vw golf 2001 ? Thanks

  4. Possible if they …
    Possible if they are the same diameter and depth. Most likely you’ll have to modify the connectors to make them work also.

  5. Where did you get …
    Where did you get the box compartment above your stock radio (In place of your stock cd player)?

  6. You won’t be able …
    You won’t be able to get that function back with an aftermarket unit unfortunately. That function is set into the stock stereo setup.

  7. hi. my original …
    hi. my original stereo used to go off when i remove the key and would also go on when pressed the button. i removed the original one and installed a new one but it doesnt work the same? when i connect the power to the key it does not turn on without ignition. when connected directly it does not turn off when i remove the key. how can i get that function back?

  8. My VW casstte …
    My VW casstte player doesn’t work (no power) after my battery went flat and I had to jump-start it. I checked the main fuse box and the fuse there is ok. Is there another fuse at the back of the unit somewhere I need to check as well?

  9. Hi ive just bought …
    Hi ive just bought one of these, now i seen a nice radio with a screen, would i have to do this to fit it? And would you be able to help me? Thanks!

  10. Great video. It …
    Great video. It will be very helpful to me. It’s actually “Mark Four” not “Em Kay Four” and MKIV

  11. I purchased my …
    I purchased my radio removal tools at a Canadian Tire. I would think Walmart also carries the same tools bc they also sell car audio equipment. Even a auto parts or audio shop should have have the tools. I have heard of people using pieces of credit card plastic. But I would be very cautious of this considering it can break. I also pm’d you a link where they can be purchased online too.

  12. hello, how and …
    hello, how and where I can get the keys? and what’s his name? that appears in 00:28 minutes of your video “DIY: MKIV Volkswagen Stereo Removal”
    thanks

  13. in your aftermarket …
    in your aftermarket stereo which cable is the one that some poeple connects to the kline wire? is it the (remote/atenna)..?? i have that problem at this moment.

  14. Ahhh thanks a …
    Ahhh thanks a million. I took apart the whole interior on both the passenger and driver side trying to get behind the thing, only to realise there was some mechanism holding it. Oh well, this helped a lot. Next time I’ll do my research, cheers.

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