1982-90 Chevrolet Celebrity

1982,83,84,85,86,87,88,89,90 Chevrolet Celebrity stereo removal instructions to help you remove your radio fast!

Radio Removal:
1)Open the glove box and slide the box towards the rear of the car.
2)Remove the (5) 1/2" nuts from the backside of the dash trim panel (directly above the glove box).
3)Release the locking clip from the headlight knob and remove the knob.  Unscrew the plastic nut from behind the headlight knob and remove the nut.
4)Remove the ashtray and extract the (3) screws from the upper rear edge of the lower dash trim piece.
5)Unhook the cigarette lighter wiring.  Unscrew the two-piece cigarette lighter (hold the rear piece behind the dash while unscrewing the front piece from the front side of the dash).
6)Remove the dash trim panel.
7)Remove the (2) screws from the right and (1) screw from the left of the radio, pull the radio out of the cavity.  Disconnect the antenna, speaker and all the electrical connections, then remove the radio.

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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.