If you want to replace the radio in your Toyota with an aftermarket stereo, the first step is to remove the factory-installed radio. This may look like a daunting task at first glance, but in reality it’s not hard to do if you follow these simple steps to remove the factory radio in most Toyota vehicles.
Using a trim panel tool, carefully pry out the trim panel that surrounds the climate controls. This will release a series of clips that hold it into place. When it’s loose, pull it away from the dash and disconnect the wiring plugs connected to the back. Set the panel aside.