Kia Forum banner

1 - 20 of 20 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
62 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Can anyone describe how to get the radio out of a picanto? Its not as easy as a normal car it would seem, a good full description would be cool! Thanks.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,036 Posts
IIRC yours is an early one.

So...

You need to prise/pull the whole surround off including the buttons, comes out in one piece, but is quite firmly fixed!
I put my fingers in the storage tray, push down to wedge them in, and pull bottom out..
It will come out but it's tight!
Then just remove the four screws holding the unit in...
sorry no ISO DIN cage on these, so it's a pain to get the new stereo in just the right place.. had plenty of practise so I've got the knack!
At least the wiring is std ISO.

Later cars have a slightly different setup, with a DIN cage sort of thing, but as UK uses a JVC unit, we have to remove this on PDi's and drill 2 holes to make the JVC fit.. cheers KIA! :rolleyes:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
129 Posts
I had the option of not getting a unit installed as the dealer only had some standard models without mp3 support.
So I went out and bought a Sony unit yesterday as one was one sale, eventhough there are still 4-5 months until I get my bloody car <_<
Any issues with installing a Sony unit?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,036 Posts
You will need the KIA to ISO adaptor.
Yours will have the later 'cage' fitted, depending on how the Sony locks into a cage you may have to remove the cars cage and drill a couple of holes to secure the unit.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
129 Posts
Originally posted by Murphwiz@Oct 13 2004, 07:44 PM
You will need the KIA to ISO adaptor.
Yours will have the later 'cage' fitted, depending on how the Sony locks into a cage you may have to remove the cars cage and drill a couple of holes to secure the unit.
Ok... I'll get back to you on this once I get my car :)
Cheers
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
62 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
ok....

easiest way to get it out is with a small screwdriver in the top, wrap it in cloth or whatever so it doesnt mark, then lever the whole facia (silver part on the se) out and undo the connectors on the back of the buttons, i marked them too so i didnt forget which was which. it killed my fingers trying to do it with nothing to lever it, there is from what i recall a little clip thing at the top and bottom, and 2 insert type things at the bottom 2 corners, its not that easy to remove, but i guess thats good as you dont want it to fall out.

i had to take the bezel off my blaupunkt to get it to fit in properly, so i would guess most people will too on theirs, its got 2 plates on the side that screw into some holes on the side, however the screws were too big for the holes on the blaupunkt, which is why i was annoyed with the screws, dunno if this will be the case for most though, it'd be a piece of piss to have done if it wasn't for the screws not fitting!

i'll have to get it out again sometime to fit the remote sensor and the mic to it, but i couldnt be arsed to today.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
62 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
heres some photos too (which are quite bad)..

with the flash so you can see it....



with the red buttons....



with the blue buttons....



its very nice indeed, been wanting to put it in for ages, bought it just before selling my last car but didnt let it go with it, even plays mp3's from sd cards.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
129 Posts
Any new comments to this as I'm getting my car tuesday and I want to have my radio installed as soon as possible and as easy as possible.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,036 Posts
Later cars have a slightly different setup, now use a normal DIN cage, so you should be able to remove the OE fit with the tools, that hopefully will be supplied!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
129 Posts
Originally posted by Murphwiz@Dec 17 2004, 08:33 PM
Later cars have a slightly different setup, now use a normal DIN cage, so you should be able to remove the OE fit with the tools, that hopefully will be supplied!
I hope so. The dealer laughed slightly when I told him I was going to install it myself... But I hope I'll get it done fast!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,036 Posts
OK, in that case it's a little more involved, but still simple enough!

You will need to rmove the centre dash panel which houses audio, stoarge pocaket and the 4 switches.
To remove it, puts your hands in the storage pocket, press down and grip, and pull, it will then unclip, all clips so don't panic!
Unclip the switches, they are all unique fitting, so you won;t get them mixed up!
there will be a metal cage screwed in, test see if your stereo will lock into place in it, if it will, plug it in, and replace panel!

If not, remove the metal cage with 4 screws, throw in bin!
Now fit your standard DIN audio cage to the switch/console panel, fold as many tabs over as possible to secure it, then your good as done!
Re-assemble!

One item you will need from your dealer, is the KIA loom to ISO connector loom, this just plugs inbetween stereo and kia loom, job done.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
129 Posts
Sounds easy enough :)

I already requested the adaptor from my dealer so I guess I'm set for changing it.

Thanks for the info!!!
 
1 - 20 of 20 Posts
Top