Published on November 2nd, 2010 | by James Simpson
Ford Mondeo MK4 (2007-) Stereo Removal
n this guide, I will explain how to remove the standard stereo from a Ford Mondeo MK4. The stereo below is the base stereo, but there are different options available (Sony and Satellite Navigation upgrades). Fitting / removal for listed stereos all have the same procedures, and all connectors across the range are exactly the same (Quadlock). This type of stereo is fitted to all Mondeo’s built from 2007 till present.
Standard Stereo & Car
- Bojo Tools – Narrow Wedge Pry Tool (ATH-1) :: Purchase Here: (http://www.bojotoolstore.co.uk/)
- Flat Head + Philips Head Screw Drivers (Halfords)
- Mini Socket Set (Halfords)
- Torx / Star Allen Keys (Halfords)
*Note above are general tools you should have when doing this type of job, but you may not need them, see tutorial for exact tools needed
- The standard stereo will need a code when connecting back up
- If you are changing to a new stereo, you will require a PC2-84-4
(not required if keeping stalk controls)
- If you would like to keep steering wheel controls, you will require a PC99-x50 (plus PC99 Patch Lead)
- If you are fitting a Hands Free Kit (Parrot/Motorola) you will require a SOT-092
- You will need to find an ignition
|First start by removing the gear gaiter. This can be done by hand by pushing the plastic holding the leather gaiter inwards and pulling upwards (pushing the clips inward from under the silver lip in the picture)Once un-hooked, lift the gear gaiter all the way up so its out of the way for the next step|
|Next we will need to pull the silver trim up towards the roof of the car (this is just held in with metal push clips)You will need your Bojo tool (or similar plastic trim removal tool). Starting to the left of the cup holder, prise the trim tool between the plastic trim and the dash panel, and push the tool towards the front of the car. Once you have it started with the tool, you’ll be able to grab it with your hands.
Once you get towards the ash tray, pull the trim towards the rear of the car, to release two pop clips that are found each side of the ash tray.
|Once you have removed the bottom plastic trim (this will now just lift out, don’t forget to feed the gear gaitor through the hole), you will notice two torx / star screws holding the bottom of the fascia in place.Remove these and proceed to the next step
DO NOT TRY TO PULL THE FASCIA OFF YET, AS THERE ARE MORE SCREWS HOLDING IT IN
|There are now two plastic trims each side of the stereo that need removing. Using your trim tool, prise the plastic trim off (held in with plastic clips)On some models, the trim closest the steering wheel contains a starter button. The trim is held in the same way, but be careful not to damage any of the wires that connect to the button.
Once you have the trims off, you’ll see two torx / star screws under each panel, these need to be undone, then the whole trim should just pull off towards you.
|Once you have removed the fascia (there are buttons on the top of the fascia which need to be un-plugged), you will find 4 torx screws holding the stereo in place.The stereo will now simply slide out.
If you are fitting a device that requires an ignition, you will need to find an ignition from the fuse box. Now there are two options for this…
2. Tap into a wire that has an ignition supply going through it (the second option is harder to do, and requires a bit more time)