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The radio on my 1997 XK8 has stopped changing channels. How

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The radio on my 1997 XK8 has stopped changing channels. How do I remove it from the dashboard so I can get it fixed?

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Its a bit involved I'm afraid

1. Remove the black trim panel holding the cruise control and sport mode buttons from around the shifter. There are 4 clips holding the panel on: upper left, lower left upper right and lower right. Be careful, they break easily. Remove the wires from the buttons.

2. There are two brackets holding the wood panel down, one on each side of the shifter. Remove the two screws holding down each bracket. Be sure you note the orientation of the brackets - it will make re-installation easier. Lift off the wood trim panel.

3. Under the wood trim you just removed, there are four bolts fastening the console to the car. Remove them.
4. Open the console lid. Remove the two screws fastening the latch strike plate. Again, make note of the positioning of the latch plate for reinstallation
5. Remove any other screws retaining the console compartment. Lift out the compartment liner. Close the console lid.
6. At the rear of the console is a trim cover. It is held by two tension clips. Just pull it off.
7. There are two bolts under the rear trim cover - remove them.
8. Remove the console.
9. Remove the screws holding the radio in the dashboard and pull the radio forward.
10. Remove the antenna wire and wiring harness connectors from the back of the radio.
11. Unbolt the ground wire from the back of the radio.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Matt
Thanks for your advice. I will not have time to try this until the Easter weekend so I will return to your note and provide you with a full reply when I have tried your suggestion.

understood

good luck

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