SC430 Car Stereo, Speaker and Power Antenna Removal
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Lexus SC430 How to Remove Car Stereo

1.1) Set Parking Brake and shift to low gear.
2.1) Open cover on center console.
3.1) From opening, pry right rear edge of small panel releasing clip. All clips release with pry pressure.
4.1) Pry left rear edge of small panel releasing clip.
5.1) Lift panel from center console.
6.1) Access back of panel, squeeze trigger on connector into connector to release and remove.
7.1) Remove panel and set to side.
8.1) Grasp back edge of center console panel.
9.1) Lift panel up to release clips.
10.1) Pull panel back from front of dash to release clips.
11.1) Lift panel up over gear shift for access to connectors on back of panel.
12.1) Back of panel, release trigger on connector to disconnect and remove.
13.1) Below drink holder on panel, release trigger on connector to disconnect and remove.
14.1) Panel has one remaining wire bundle, this is connected to the side of the car stereo mounting bracket.
15.1) Move panel to side to clear access for following steps.

16.1) Pry bottom left edge of AC control panel from dash releasing clips.

WARNING - Do not pry against the two outside dash panels. The material on these panels can be damaged.

17.1) Pry bottom right edge of AC control panel from dash releasing clips
18.1) Pry top left edge of AC control panel behind small panel releasing clips.
19.1) Pry top right edge of AC control panel behind small panel releasing clips.
20.1) Pull AC control panel from dash.
21.1) AC control panel has three clips on each side, clip one.
22.1) Clip two.
23.1) Clip three. There are also three clips on opposite side of AC control panel.
24.1) Place towel under AC control panel to protect surrounding dash panels for following steps.
25.1) Squeeze trigger on first connector into connector to release and remove.
26.1) Squeeze trigger on second connector into connector to release and remove.
27.1) Squeeze trigger on third connector into connector to release and remove.
28.1) Remove AC control and set to side.
29.1) Remove exposed mounting screw top left at AC control opening.
30.1) Remove exposed mounting screw top right at AC control opening.
31.1) Remove mounting screw bottom left of car stereo.
32.1) Remove mounting screw bottom right of car stereo.

33.1) Place towel on center console to protect from scratches.

WARNING - When removing car stereo, mounting brackets on stereo are sharp and can cause damage to side panels on dash. Protect all edges of dash and car stereo.

34.1) Pull car stereo from dash.
35.1) Pull car stereo from dash for access to connectors.
36.1) Remove connector top back corner of car stereo.
37.1) Remove connector bottom of car stereo.
38.1) Remove connector bottom of car stereo.
39.1) Remove connector bottom of car stereo.
40.1) Grasp antenna connector.
41.1) Pull antenna from car stereo to remove.
41.2) Remove second antenna connector.
42.1) Remove car stereo.

Display Removal

43.1) Pry edge of wood grain panel from dash releasing clips.

44.1) Pry along edge of wood grain panel releasing clips.
45.1) Pry along edge of wood grain panel releasing clips.
46.1) Remove panel and set to side.
47.1) Pry along edge of wood grain panel with AC vent releasing clips.
48.1) Pry along edge of wood grain panel with AC vent releasing clips.
49.1) Remove panel and set to side.
50.1) Remove one screw left top of display.
51.1) Remove one screw right top of display.
52.1) Remove one screw right bottom of display.
53.1) Remove one screw left bottom of display.
54.1) Pull display from dash.

55.1) Remove display.

WARNING - mounting brackets on display can damage side panels of dash.

56.1) Release connectors and remove.
 
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Lexus SC430 Power Antenna Repair

Part 1
Power Antenna Mast and Motor Assembly Removal

   

Part 2
Antenna Motor Disassembly

   

Part 3
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Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers

Lexus SC430 How to Remove Front Door Speakers Guide

How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 1.1) Remove screw back top edge of door panel.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 2.1) Remove screw back center edge of door panel.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 3.1) Locate door panel pin at front edge of door panel.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 4.1) Push center tab on pin in approximately 1/8 inch.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 5.1) Remove entire base of pin.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 6.1) When reinstalling pin...
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 7.1) Push center tab back through base.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 8.1) Place pin back into opening on door panel pushing in on base.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 9.1) Push center tab in to lock pin into place.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 10.1) Locate second pin front top edge of door panel.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 11.1) Push center tab on pin in approximately 1/8 inch.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 12.1) Remove entire base of pin. Set pins to side.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 13.1) Pry top edge of tweeter panel from door releasing clips. All clips release with pry pressure.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 14.1) Pry down along edge of tweeter panel.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 15.1) Remove tweeter panel and set to side.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 16.1) Remove one screw below arm rest toward back of door panel.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 17.1) Pry edge of small insert panel at door handle to release clips.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 18.1) Remove insert panel.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 19.1) Remove exposed screw.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 20.1) Bottom front edge of door panel, hidden under edge of weather stripping, remove screw.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 21.1) Bottom center of door panel, remove hidden screw under edge of weather stripping.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 22.1) Bottom back of door panel, remove hidden screw under edge of weather stripping.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 23.1) At back edge of control panel on door, push pry tool in to release clip and lift edge of panel up to release.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 24.1) Lift back edge of control panel up.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 25.1) Pull control panel back to release front clip.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 26.1) Pull control panel from door panel.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 27.1) Squeeze trigger at center of connector into connector to release and remove.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 28.1) Remove control panel and set to side.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 29.1) Remove exposed screw in control panel cavity.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 30.1) Pull bottom edge of door panel away from door verifying panel is not secured to door.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 31.1) Grasp back top edge of door panel and lift up out of window jam.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 32.1) Lift front top edge of door panel up out of window jam.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 33.1) Pull top edge of door panel back for access.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 34.1) Locate door handle and lock assembly on back side of door panel.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 35.1) Locate wire harness top of door handle assembly.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 36.1) Lift edge of plastic lock securing wire harness.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 37.1) Squeeze trigger on connector into connector to release.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 38.1) Remove connector.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 39.1) Locate first door handle cable with white base.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 40.1) Grasp base and lift end of cable up out of lock.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 41.1) Turn end of cable to mate with opening at end.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 42.1) Release end of cable through opening to remove.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 43.1) Locate second door handle cable with green base.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 44.1) Grasp base and lift end of cable up out of lock
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 45.1) Turn end of cable to mate with opening at end.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 46.1) Release end of cable through opening to remove.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 47.1) To reinstall cables, place end of cable back into slot, pull base back to mount and push into place to lock.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 48.1) Pull top edge of door panel back for access to courtesy light at bottom of door panel.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 49.1) Squeeze trigger on connector into connector to release and remove.
49.2) Remove door panel and set to side.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 50.1) Check door for any remaining door panel clips.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 51.1) Pry clips from door to remove.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 52.1) Place clips onto door panel ready for reinstallation.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 53.1) For sub woofer removal, lift edge of foam for access to mounting Torx screws and disconnect connector to remove.
How to Replace, Remove and Install Speakers 54.1) Remove two screws securing mid range speaker and disconnect connector to remove.
Lexus SC430 DIY How to Remove Front Speakers 55.1) Remove screw securing tweeter, lift up to release from door, disconnect and remove.
   

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