You’re tired of listening to cassettes and only having the ability to listent to the radio, while your phone is loaded with your preferred music but you don’t have a 3.5mm or usb port on your car radio, so you can’t enjoy your car travels to the fullest… That’s specifically why we’ve posted this article content to help you, because now you’re going to learn about how to install a car radio on your Lincoln MKZ. To do this, first we will see how to remove the old car radio, then how to install a car radio on Lincoln MKZ and finally, how to connect it.


How to install car radio on Lincoln MKZ: Removing the old car stereo

Before we begin the serious business of how to install a car stereo on your Lincoln MKZ, there is one important step, remove the audio set you currently have on your car. There are two scenarios, either you have an original headunit, or you have an universal set. Before you start dismantling, always don’t forget to remove the negative cable from the battery to prevent any risk of short-circuit or electrocution. Once this is completed, here are the two ways depending on the stereo that equips your Lincoln MKZ:

  • Original car radio:
    In cases like this, you’ll have to be patient, generally speaking, the simple use of extracting clamps in the 4 holes in the corners of the car radio should be enough to remove it. But on some specific models of specific years, this operation will not be enough to remove the old car radio from your Lincoln MKZ. In fact, you will need to remove certain auto parts of the centre console to access the car radio itself. To do this, you will need to use a screwdriver to remove the plastic covers that are in the way. Once you have access to the station, don’t forget to disconnect all the connections.
  • Aftermarket radio :
    In this scenario the operation is easier, you will just have to use the extracting clamps and press on the 4 corners of your station to make it come out of its place. Once this step is completed, don’t forget to unplug it and remove the metal frame that supports it in the notch of the center console. That’s it, you’ve accomplished dismantling your old car radio, all you have to do is install the new one!

How to install car radio on your Lincoln MKZ: Fitting and connecting the car radio

Let’s go to the most important part for you, how to install a car stereo on your Lincoln MKZ. Beforehand, take some time to verify the compatibility of your car and your headunit, and to read the installation recommendations, which may give you specific instructions.
Here are the various steps involved in installing an aftermarket car radio. Firstly, put in place the metal frame supplied with your new car radio, this frame has the function of holding your car radio in place on your Lincoln MKZ, once installed, don’t forget to press the locking tabs on each side of the frame. Once this step has been achieved, you will need to connect the three plugs of your car radio, two ISO connectors for power supply and sound transfer to the speakers of your Lincoln MKZ, then the radio antenna socket. For the latter, on some models you may need an adapter to transform it from male to female to be able to adapt it to the socket of your new radio. Finally, all you have to do is push your car radio into the metal frame, snap it into place, and position the plastic or metal frame supplied with it on its contour. That’s it, you’ve just learned how to install a car radio on Lincoln MKZ, don’t forget to check that the radio is switched on, that the sound is working and that you’re picking up the radio and you’re ready to enjoy your new car radio. If you have other trouble, or want to learn more about your car, don’t hesitate to visit our page dedicated to it.

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