1982-96 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

1982-96 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera stereo removal instructions to help you remove your radio fast!

Radio Removal:
1)Remove the ashtray from the mounting bracket.
2)Extract the (2) screws from the padded portion of the dash in the ashtray location.
3)Remove the single screw from the trim ring below the steering column and remove the trim.
4)Remove the (2) screws from the top of the trim above the steering column and remove the trim.
5)Carefully pry out each AC vent, one on each side of the steering column.
6)Remove the (2) screws from the left AC vent location and (1) screw from the right AC vent location.
7)Carefully pry out the padded portion of the dash trim.
8)Remove the (4) screws from inside the top edge of the instrument cluster trim and the (4) screws from the bottom edge and remove the trim.
9)Remove the (4) screws from the radio bracket / dummy panel;  pull the radio out of the cavity, disconnect the antenna, speaker leads 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.