Monday, April 11, 2011

How do you remove the CD changer from 1996 Lincoln Continental

You can change out the CD Player by removing it from the center console cover and arm rest and then by using a torx screw driver. There are 4 torx screws that hold the unit in. Two on each side of the bracket. Once you remove the arm rest cover by carefully popping off the arm rest you will see the bracket. Once these torx screws are removed, you can unplug the wire harness.
If you have the Lincoln Continental unit without the center console you will need to remove the CD Player from the lower center area behind the tray. This procedure is different and you will need to expose the bracket that holds the CD player in place.

Lincoln vehicles are built by the Ford Motor Company and so they are similarly designed when it comes to stereo installation. Ford employs a system that relies upon DIN removal tools to extract the factory stereo from the stereo dock. The tools can be purchased at a Lincoln or Ford dealership .

  • Pull the hood release locate under the dashboard on the driver's side of the Lincoln. Turn the engine off and move to the front of the vehicle.

  • Lift the hood. Loosen the negative battery cable clamp with a 10 mm socket wrench. Lift the cable from the negative battery terminal and lay it beside the battery. Return to the inside of the Lincoln.

  • Insert the Ford DIN removal keys into the openings on either side of the stereo's face. Remove the dash panels to the left and right of the cd player assembly by pulling them from the dashboard by hand.

  • Grab both DIN keys and pull outward. Pull the factory stereo from the dashboard by the DIN keys while maintaining outward pressure on the tools.

  • Disconnect the stereo wiring from the outlets on the back of the stereo. Unplug the antenna cable from the rear panel of the stock unit.


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