The Chevy Equinox was manufactured with a factory-installed radio. If you’re interested in replacing this radio with an aftermarket model so you can enjoy better features and performance, it’s necessary to remove the existing radio first. This only requires some basic tools and a few simple steps.
Items you will need: Panel tool, 7mm hex screwdriver
Pull up the rubber mat around the gear shift lever. Place it to the side.
Pry off the front console panel with a panel tool. This is the panel that surrounds the climate controls.