1985-89 GMC Safari

1985,86,87,88,89 GMC Safari stereo removal instructions to help you remove your radio fast!

Radio Removal:
1) Remove (3) screws from the top edge of the radio trim panel.
2)Remove (2) 10mm bolts from the lower edge of the trim panel.  (inside glove box)
3)Pull the console trim towards the rear of the vehicle and remove (2) 7mm bolts from behind the trim.  Remove the radio trim panel.
4)Remove (2) screws from the bottom of the radio retainer bracket.
5)Carefully pull the radio out of the cavity.  Disconnect the antenna, speaker and all 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.