1986-93 Nissan Pathfinder

1986,87,88,89,90,91,92,93 Nissan Pathfinder stereo removal instructions to help you remove your radio fast!

Radio Removal:
1)Remove (2) screws from the underside of the radio trim panel.
2)Remove the ash tray, then remove (1) screw from behind the ash tray.
3)Remove (2) screws from the top edge of the radio trim panel.
4)Pull trim panel away from the dashboard, disconnect electrical connections from the cigarette lighter and remove the panel.
5)Remove (4) screws from radio plate and remove the faceplate.
6)Remove (4) screws from the radio mounting bracket and then slide the radio out of the cavity.  Disconnect all electrical connections, 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.