How to Remove a 6-Disc CD Changer in a Honda Odyssey
By Leonardo R. Grabkowski
The Honda Odyssey minivan features a six-disc CD changer on select models. Removing the in-dash changer is the first step towards installing a new system and is the same procedure as removing the standard radio. Minor dash disassembly is required. The process of removing the CD changer is the same in all third-generation Odyssey models (2005 to 2010).
Move the Odyssey's gear selector to Neutral, turn the engine off then set the parking brake for safety.
Open the hood and unhook the negative battery cable with the pliers.
Open the glove box door. Grasp the A/C control panel beneath the radio. Pull the panel sharply to unhook it from the dash. Unplug the connection from behind the panel then set it aside.
Remove the three Phillips head screws that secure the changer. Two are directly beneath the radio; the other one is between the two air vents.
Pull the CD changer out of the dash. Unplug the factory wiring harness and the antenna cable.
- Make sure you are on level ground before applying the parking brake. Move the gear selector back to Park immediately after removing the radio.
Leonardo R. Grabkowski has been writing professionally for more than four years. Grabkowski attended college in Oregon. He builds websites on the side and has a slight obsession with Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress.