1988-90 Mercury Tracer

1988,89,90 Mercury Tracer stereo removal instructions to help you remove your radio fast!

Radio Removal:
1)Remove (3) screws from the underside of the upper lip of the radio / console trim panel.
2)Remove ashtray and remove (2) screws from inside the ashtray cavity.
3)Gently unsnap the trim panel, disconnect the wiring and remove the panel.
4)Remove (4) screws securing the radio, pull the radio out of the cavity, and disconnect the wiring 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.