1985 1/2-90 Chevrolet Cavalier RS, Z-24

1985 1/2-90 Chevrolet Cavalier RS, Z-24 stereo removal instructions to help you remove your radio fast!

Radio Removal:
(All z24 models, RS models through 1988)
1)Carefully pull outward on the console / radio trim panel.  Spring clips are located along the top, middle and bottom of the panel.
2)Pull the panel away from the dash, disconnect the ashtray light and remove the panel.
3)Loosen (2) nuts along the bottom of the radio chassis.
4)Pull the radio out, disconnect the connectors and remove the radio.

(1989-90 RS models)
1)Carefully pull outward on the console / radio trim panel.  Spring clips are located along the top, middle and bottom of the panel.
2)Pull the panel away from the dash, disconnect the ashtray light and remove the panel.
3)Loosen (2) nuts along the bottom of the radio chassis.
4)Pull the radio out, disconnect the connectors and 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.