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Pelican Technical Article:

Stereo Removal

Jared Fenton

Time:

30 minutes30 mins

Tab:

$0

Talent:

*

Tools:

Plastic pry bar, T10 Torx driver

Applicable Models:

Porsche 955 Cayenne (2004-10)
Porsche 955 Cayenne GTS (2008-10)
Porsche 955 Cayenne S (2003-10)
Porsche 955 Cayenne Turbo (2003-10)
Porsche 955 Cayenne Turbo S (2006-10)

Hot Tip:

Write down the code for the stereo.

Performance Gain:

Access to fix or upgrade stereo

Complementary Modification:

Re-seat HVAC module connections

Removing the stereo is a fairly simple task that can be done in less than 30 minutes. The stereo will have an access code that must be entered anytime it is disconnected. This code should be the owner's manual. If you do not have a code, most Porsche dealerships can provide it to you, usually after providing proof that you own the vehicle. When the stereo is turned on, CODE will appear on the stereo display. Simply enter the digit for each row displayed.

It is important to remember that the car must be turned off and the key removed from the ignition before disconnecting the stereo. Failure to do so can cause problems with the communication systems in the car and even trigger the vehicles security system.

Removing the stereo in the Porsche Cayenne is an easy task and should take no longer than 30 minutes.
Figure 1

Removing the stereo in the Porsche Cayenne is an easy task and should take no longer than 30 minutes.

Begin by prying out the trim ring along the perimeter of the center dashboard with a plastic pry bar.
Figure 2

Begin by prying out the trim ring along the perimeter of the center dashboard with a plastic pry bar. Take your time and work the trim ring off a section at a time.

Now remove the T10 Torx screws holding the stereo to the dashboard frame (green arrows).
Figure 3

Now remove the T10 Torx screws holding the stereo to the dashboard frame (green arrows). Note that this article shows only two screws for the standard stereo. On cars with navigation, there will be four screws holding it in.

Carefully pull the stereo out from the dash with the lower tray attached.
Figure 4

Carefully pull the stereo out from the dash with the lower tray attached. There are two locking tabs on the lower tray that can break easily when removing the stereo.

Here is a close-up of the underside of the stereo.
Figure 5

Here is a close-up of the underside of the stereo. These two plastic fingers (green arrows) fit into the tabs on the top edge of the lower tray.

Tilt the stereo forward to access the electrical connections on the back.
Figure 6

Tilt the stereo forward to access the electrical connections on the back. Note that thisPicture shows the transmission in gear. I have done this to allow a clearerPicture of the stereo connections by laying the stereo down. Before disconnecting the stereo, the transmission must be in park and the vehicle turned off with the key out of the ignition.

Press the tab (green arrow) on the antenna lead and pull it out of the stereo.
Figure 7

Press the tab (green arrow) on the antenna lead and pull it out of the stereo.

Now press the tabs on the remaining connectors and pull them out of the stereo (green arrows).
Figure 8

Now press the tabs on the remaining connectors and pull them out of the stereo (green arrows). Note that some cars may have different setups based on the vehicle's options. Installation is the reverse of removal.

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windy Comments: hi can someone find me radio for cayenne s 2008
September 26, 2015
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