Introduction

Tired of driving with a broken radio in your Mitsubishi Lancer and you don’t want to spend a small fortune having it replaced at a dealership? Save yourself the labor costs and simply do it yourself following this step-by-step guide.

In this guide I will be replacing the radio unit for a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer. The model and part number of the radio unit may vary with year.

The model/part number for the radio unit is: MN141319/DY-3W69U

This guide may not apply to models with Rockford Fosgate or navigation systems.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Make sure that the car is not on before proceeding since we will be accessing some electrical components. However, you do not need to disconnect the car's battery.
  • The only tool required for this install is a Phillips #2 screwdriver. Of course, you will also need the new replacement radio/CD player unit that you will be installing.

  • Make sure that the car is not on before proceeding since we will be accessing some electrical components. However, you do not need to disconnect the car's battery.

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Image 1/2: The clips on the side of the glove compartment must be freed. Image 2/2: The clips on the side of the glove compartment must be freed.
  • Using both hands, apply inward pressure to the sides of the glove compartment until the compartment is free to slide out.

  • The clips on the side of the glove compartment must be freed.

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  • Remove the attached plastic arm by simply pulling outward so that the arm snaps out of its socket.

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  • The glove compartment can now be removed completely by raising it off its hinges.

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  • Using the Philips #2 screwdriver, remove a 15 mm screw located just above the glove compartment damper piston.

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  • Carefully remove the plastic trim by pulling outwards.

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  • Using a Philips #2 screwdriver remove a 15 mm screw from the trim piece.

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Image 1/3: The dashboard and decorative trim are attached to each other, so they will come out as one unit. Image 2/3: When pulling out the trim start from the right and work your way toward the center console. Image 3/3: When pulling out the trim start from the right and work your way toward the center console.
  • Using both hands, carefully pull the trim outward section by section.

  • The dashboard and decorative trim are attached to each other, so they will come out as one unit.

  • When pulling out the trim start from the right and work your way toward the center console.

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  • Optional: If you choose, you can remove the harness shown. (See directions on Step 12 for removing a harness clip.) Otherwise you can simply rest the fixture on top of the shift knob.

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  • Using a Philips #2 screwdriver remove four 12 mm screws attached to the mounting bracket.

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  • Pull out the radio unit to expose the connections behind it.

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  • Remove the black antenna connection by simply pulling it out.

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Image 1/3: While continuing to hold down the retaining clip, firmly pull the harnesses out. Image 2/3: Do not pull harnesses out by the wires, as you may damage or break the wires. Instead pull out by the white  plastic harness. Image 3/3: Do not pull harnesses out by the wires, as you may damage or break the wires. Instead pull out by the white  plastic harness.
  • Remove both the large and small wire harnesses by firmly pressing in and holding the retaining clip.

  • While continuing to hold down the retaining clip, firmly pull the harnesses out.

  • Do not pull harnesses out by the wires, as you may damage or break the wires. Instead pull out by the white plastic harness.

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  • You are now ready to replace your radio with your new unit.

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Conclusion

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

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Thx. Saved me hrs of wrongful disassembly. Lol

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