This G35 has the 6 disc changer option from the factory, and it refuses to spit out discs or play discs anymore. Instead of operating, now the unit simply makes an odd buzzing sound and turns off when you attempt to access the CDs.
So removing the G35 stereo is our next step, tools you will need for this install.
- a plastic panel popper
- phillips screwdriver
First, locate the shifter ( if auto ) and push down on the chrome clip to access the retaining circlip inside the shifter.
Next carefully remove the golden circlip, and pull up on the shifter knob to remove. Next, use your panel popper ( or spatula ) and carefully unclip the accent bezel located above the 2nd glovebox.
Now carefully run the panel popper ( or spatula ) across the length of the trim piece, take caution as to not break or lose any clips or plastic pieces.
Now with that trim removed, go back to your shifter base and using your panel popper carefully pull up on the lower right panel to pry up the entire base.
Pull up on the entire assembly to gain access to the center console area.
Next, carefully unplug the hazard switch and clips from underneath the shifter base area.
Now undo the 4 screws located around the trim of the lower center console, make sure not to lose the 2 screws that are located towards the front of the car.
Phew! You are halfway there! Now turn your attention to the clock and the top trim above it, using your hands press inwards to release the clips while at the same time pulling upwards. Here is a pic of how you depress the dash and release the clips.
With both clips pushed away, you can now carefully pull away on the top panel.
Now using your panel popper, undo the lower bezel from the clock, pulling away from the face of the clock and towards the back of the car. After getting the bezel loose, simply pull up and away.
Now using your Phillips screwdriver, remove the one screw holding the top radio bracket in. This is located directly under your clock, sorry for the blurry picture.
Move back to the back half of your center console and slide the entire assembly forward, now unclip the side panels and push inward.
Now turn your attention back to the lower center console, and carefully pry upwards and away on the side panels of your center console.
Now repeat the process for the left hand side to gain clear side access to your radio. There are 2 screws holding the bracket in place, that are located under the silver bezel we removed earlier, the 2 other screws are located directly under your radio unit.
The entire assembly should now be able to be lifted up and out of the dash, take care not to scratch the dash when removing your stereo as the clock bracket is rather long and can cause damage if you are not careful.
Now with your stereo removed, you can now service / replace / or throw away as desired!
Best of luck!