1987-91 Pontiac Bonneville

1987,88,89,90,91 Pontiac Bonneville stereo removal instructions to help you remove your radio fast!

Radio Removal:
1)Place the gear selector in low gear to gain clearance.
2)Gently pull on the edges of the radio panel to release the panel clips and remove the panel.
3)Remove the (2) screws from the bracket above the radio.
4)Remove (1) screw from the rear support bracket (access through the ashtray cavity).
5)Insert a thin blade screwdriver into the (2) slots below the radio and pry the metal retaining tabs upward to release them.
6)Slide the radio out of the cavity, disconnect all the electrical connections, then 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.