1985-88 Chevrolet Nova

1985,86,87,88 Chevrolet Nova stereo removal instructions to help you remove your radio fast!

Radio Removal:
1)Remove the ashtray and extract the (2) screws from the ashtray bracket.  Then remove the bracket.
2)Extract the (2) screws from the top edge of the radio trim panel, pull the trim out and remove the panel.
3)Remove the (4) screws which secure the radio to the dash, slide the radio out of the dash cavity, disconnect the wiring harnesses and remove the radio.
4)Remove the (2) hex nuts from the factory radio mounting bracket, one from each side of the radio, and remove the bracket from the radio.

3)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.