1995-04 Toyota Tacoma

1995,96,97,98,99,00,01,02,03,04 Toyota Tacoma stereo removal instructions to help you remove your radio fast!

Radio Removal:
1)Remove climate control knobs.
2)Unsnap climate control indicator panel.
3)Extract (2) phillips head screws from behind climate control panel and from behind drink holder.
4)Unsnap radio bezel top, then lift up to remove.
5)Extract (4) phillips head screws from radio, unplug and remove.


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.