1978-83 Plymouth Van

1978,79,80,81,82,83 Plymouth Van stereo removal instructions to help you remove your radio fast!

Radio Removal:1)Remove the ashtray from the dash, extract the (2) screws securing the ashtray bracket to the dash and remove the bracket.
2)Open up the cup holder and extract the (2) screws securing it to the dash.
3)Carefully pry out on the perimeter radio dash bezel using a panel removal tool to release the fastening clips, disconnect all connectors and remove the bezel.
4)Extract the (2) screws securing the radio to the dash, pull the radio from the dash cavity, unplug all connectors, disconnect the ground strap and remove the radio.


The 2 main things you will need when installing your new stereo is a wiring adapter and a dash kit.

Wiring Adapter



The wiring adapter is a piece which has a plug on one end and wiring sticking out of the other end. The plug connects to the factory wiring, and the wires are connected to the matching color wiring on the new stereo. This allows for connecting a new stereo without having to cut the factory wires.

Dash Kit

car stereo wiring adapter


Stock stereos have varying sizes, and if you just place an aftermarket stereo in the hole left by a stock stereo then there will be gaps around the stereo. The dash kit is a plastic piece which fits into the hole left by the stock stereo and fills in the gaps between the aftermarket stereo and the dash.