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how to remove factory stereo

hey all quick question, how hard is it to remove the factory stereo ( 2007 ford f250 with factory beasty cd/radio player) to replace it with a double din screen, future shop said it was a ***** to do but i figured they just wanted to make a quick 200$ for installing my screen, any input would be great
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Doesn't get much easier. 2 little bolts and a couple of plugs.
Might take ya 15 min if you stop for a smoke break to get it out.
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glad i asked on here first, i was about to pay 200$ to get a double din put in. what a bunch of crooks
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Radios are so easy you buy a harness and match color of radio plug in wires to the harness and then plug into the the factory harness. Its super easy if you know how to match and connect same color wire
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I've done a dvd/nav in nearly every vehicle I've owned and it's super easy. I can do a basic cd player in about 20 minutes, including soldering all the connections, and a dvd/nav in less than an hour. And believe me, if I can do it, ANYBODY can do it.

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I pulled my dash in about a minute and a half, couple of 5/16 scews radio plug an swapping out harness with new head unit harness...etc..... its really freakin easy. i swapped my factory head for a double din alpine in about 30 min. good luck


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Probably easiest thing on the truck to get off.


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Threads like this make me laugh... if you google you will find at least 2 videos on how to do it.


Maybe its worth the 200 for some people who want to drop their rig off and have everything warrantied.

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Just did it this past weekend:

(1) Yes, it's *that* easy
(2) I got away with popping off the dash but leaving all plugs to the right of the steering wheel attached. By unplugging the two on the left side (headlights) I was able to rotate the dash piece enough to access all 4 bolts
(3) I forgot to find a good ground before putting the dash back together-- I only noticed one easy frame contact point and needed to have the dash off to get at it
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There I grounded my radio to a dash frame if you lay on your back on the floor and on the drivers side. Look up and towards the front underneath there is a bolt that is a ground from the factory that has worked for me
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