1989-91 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Royale

1989,90,91 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Royale stereo removal instructions to help you remove your radio fast!

Radio Removal:
1)Place the gear shift lever in the D1 position.  Pull the rubber steering column trim boot towards the rear of the car.
2)Remove the (4) screws from the heater control / vent trim panel.  Very carefully pull the entire trim panel away from the dash and remove the trim panel.
3)Extract the single screw from each end of the padded radio trim panel.
4)Remove the (4) screws from the bottom of the radio / dash trim panel.
5)Extract the (7) screws from the top of the radio / dash trim panel.
6)Unhook the ashtray / light wiring terminal located directly behind the ashtray.
7)Remove the trim panel.
8)Remove the (4) screws which secure the radio to the dash and slide the radio out of the cavity.  Disconnect the antenna, speaker leads and 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.