1985-91 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais

1985,86,87,88,89,90,91 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais stereo removal instructions to help you remove your radio fast!

Radio Removal:
1)Open armrest and extract (2) phillips head screws from bottom of pocket.
2)Remove pocket and extract (2) 10mm bolts from underneath.  Lift and slide armrest towards rear of car.
3)Extract (2) 7mm / t-15 bolts from rear edge of gear select lever trim panel.  Remove ashtray (on center console) and extract (1) 7mm / t-15 bolts from underneath.
4)Put car in low gear.  Lift and slide center console towards rear of car.
5)Gently unsnap and remove radio trim bezel.
6)Extract (2) 7mm / t-15 torx screws securing radio to the dash, unplug wiring, antenna, and remove 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.