You’re uninterested in listening to cassettes and only being able to listent to the radio, while your smart phone is loaded with your preferred music file but you don’t have a jack or usb port on your car radio, so you can’t appreciate your car trips to the fullest… That’s precisely why we’ve posted this content to help you, because now you’re going to learn about how to install a car radio on your Skoda Karoq. To get this done, first we will find out how to remove the old car radio, then how to install a car radio on Skoda Karoq and to finish, how to connect it.
How to install car radio on Skoda Karoq: Removing the old car stereo
Before we get down to the serious business of how to install a car stereo on your Skoda Karoq, there is one imperative task, 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 wire from the battery to prevent any risk of short-circuit or electrocution. Once this is completed, here are the two techniques determined by the stereo that equips your Skoda Karoq:
- 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 Skoda Karoq. In reality, you will need to remove certain 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 situation the procedure is much 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 completed dismantling your old car radio, all you have to do is install the new one!
How to install car radio on your Skoda Karoq: Fitting and connecting the car radio
Let’s go to the essential section for you, how to install a car stereo on your Skoda Karoq. Before you start, take some time to examine the suitability of your car and your headunit, and to read the installation instructions, which may give you specific instructions.
Here are the various guidelines involved in installing an aftermarket car radio. To begin with, put in place the metal frame provided with your new car radio, this frame has the job of holding your car radio in place on your Skoda Karoq, once installed, don’t forget to press the locking tabs on each side of the frame. Once this step has been done, 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 Skoda Karoq, then the radio antenna socket. For the latter, on some models you may need an adapter to transform it from male to female in order to adjust 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 provided with it on its contour. That’s it, you’ve just discovered how to install a car radio on Skoda Karoq, 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 complications, or want to learn more about your car, don’t be reluctant to visit our page dedicated to it.
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