1987-90 Toyota Tercel

1987,88,89,90 Toyota Tercel stereo removal instructions to help you remove your radio fast!

Radio Removal:
1)Remove (1) #8 phillips head sheet metal screw from the dash trim panel directly above the ignition switch.
2)Pull off the climate control knobs.
3)Carefully pull on the edges of the dash trim panel to release the panel snaps.
4)Rotate the bottom of the trim panel towards the rear of the car and remove the panel.
5)Remove (4) #8 phillips head sheet metal screw which secure the radio / bracket assembly to the dash and 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.