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Does anyone know how to remove a factory radio from a 2008 KIA spectra?
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The bezel around the radio is held on with hidden clips. Use a plastic trim stick to pry it off and the radio screws are right there. The bezel comes off VERY hard so be careful because it is plastic.
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Thank you for the information.
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What ya gonna do with the "old" radio... I got a 2006 Spectra SX and with some wiring changes it will fit mine. (Yes...I checked wiring, the plugs ARE different but if you use the color codes on the wires as a guide and use the 06 plugs it will work).

The 06 radio does not have an external "AUX" input and you have to feed XM radio to it via RF (radio frequency). I can eliminate the extra antenna wiring and improve the stock radio sound with XM.

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Sorry ...My Bad ... "and use the 06 plugs it will work" meant "08 plugs".
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Seeing as we are on the subject of radios. I know that the bezel prys out to remove but how do the aircon knobs come off, do the just pull straight off or do they have a retaining clip that needs to be pressed in to remove them? I don't need to do it just curious and don't want to try it on my car to find out.

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The temperature control unit is screwed to the bezel from the back. When you remove the bezel you have to unplug the unit and it can be removed from the bezel on the workbench.
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The temperature control unit is screwed to the bezel from the back. When you remove the bezel you have to unplug the unit and it can be removed from the bezel on the workbench.
Thanks for the info Kiaplace, my car hasn't given me an ounce of trouble so I tend not to look very closely at things that are not part of normal maintenance, so I don't notice the details of how things are fitted together. Always nice to find out though.

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