1982-88 Oldsmobile Firenza

1982,83,84,85,86,87,88 Oldsmobile Firenza stereo removal instructions to help you remove your radio fast!

Radio Removal:
1)Disconnect the support strap from the glove box door.
2)Remove the (4) screws securing the glove box liner.
3)Pull the glove box liner outward and remove it.
4)Remove the (2) screws from below the lighter / heater controls.
5)Remove the (3) screws securing the lower dash panel (each side of the steering column)
6)Pull the panel down to expose the screw under the panel, and to the left of the heater control.  Unsnap the panel assembly and remove it.
7)Remove the (4) screws securing the radio to the dash;  pull the radio out of the dash cavity.
8)Disconnect the antenna and all the electrical connections, then 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.