1982-88 Pontiac Sunbird / J-2000

1982,83,84,85,86,87,88 Pontiac Sunbir / J-2000 stereo removal instructions to help you remove your radio fast!

Radio Removal:
1)Remove the (6) screws from the dash trim panel.
2)Release the panel at the top first, then carefully at the bottom and remove the trim panel.
NOTE: For column mounted gear selectors, place the gear selector in low gear to provide additional clearance.
3)Remove the (2) screws from the top of the factory radio retainer bracket.
4)Carefully pull the radio out of the cavity, then disconnect the antenna, speakers and all the electrical connections.  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.