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.

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

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

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

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

On the back of the unit, remove 8 screws with a Phillips #2 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.

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

On the left side of the unit, designated by the letter L, remove 2 screws with a Phillips #2 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.

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

Remove 2 screws with a Phillips #1 screwdriver from the front of the CD drive.
  • 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.

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

Conclusion

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

Robin Nystrom

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