1982-96 Buick Century

1982,83,84,85,86 Buick Century stereo removal instructions to help you remove your radio fast!

Radio Removal:
1)Remove the (4) screws from under the top edge of the instrument cluster trim piece.
2)Remove the (3) screws and (2) 7mm hex screws from below the instrument cluster trim piece.
3)Remove the (3) screws and the rocker-switch trim to the right of the instrument cluster.  Pull firmly to remove the rocker-switch trim.
NOTE: for cars equipped with a column mounted shifter lever, position the lever in low gear for additional clearance.
4)Remove the instrument cluster trim piece
5)Remove the (4) screws from the radio brackets, pull the radio out of the cavity, then disconnect the antenna, speaker leads and all the electrical connections.  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.