Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove the front panel and the metal casing of this 2004 Mazda 3 stereo unit in order to expose the 5-disc CD drive.

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  • This is the front panel of the 2004 Mazda 3 Stereo-CD Player. It's listed under the model number: BN85-66-9RXA.

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  • On the right side of the unit, designated by the letter R, remove 6 screws using a Phillips #2 screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Gently pull on the cable to disconnect it from the front panel.
  • On the left side of unit, designated by the letter L, remove 6 screws using a Phillips #2 screwdriver.

  • Gently pull on the cable to disconnect it from the front panel.

  • Now you can fully detach the front panel as well as the LCD display from the unit.

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Image 1/1: Lift and remove the top case from the unit.
  • On the top of the unit, remove 2 screws with a Phillips #2 screwdriver.

  • Lift and remove the top case from the unit.

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  • On the bottom of the unit, remove 2 screws with the Phillips #2 screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Remove 1 screw with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • On the back of the unit, remove 8 screws with a Phillips #2 screwdriver.

  • Remove 1 screw with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  • Pull off both the bottom and top metal plates.

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  • On the front of the unit, remove 4 screws with a Phillips #2 screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Remove 1 screw with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • On the left side of the unit, designated by the letter L, remove 2 screws with a Phillips #2 screwdriver.

  • Remove 1 screw with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Pull the front metal plate off the unit. Then lift the CD drive from the lower metal case.
  • On the right side of the unit, designated by the letter R, remove 2 screws with a Phillips #2 screwdriver.

  • Pull the front metal plate off the unit. Then lift the CD drive from the lower metal case.

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Image 1/1: Very gently pull apart the top metal case from the CD drive without damaging the ribbon cable.
  • Remove 2 screws with a Phillips #1 screwdriver from the front of the CD drive.

  • Very gently pull apart the top metal case from the CD drive without damaging the ribbon cable.

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  • Gently pull the ribbon cable from the connector on the CD drive logic board.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Robin Nystrom

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