1995-99 Nissan Maxima

1995,96,97,98,99 Nissan Maxima stereo removal instructions to help you remove your radio fast!

Radio Removal:
1)Carefully unsnap shifter trim bezel
2)Remove (1) screw from left side of ashtray assembly.
3)Using a panel removal tool, pry out the right side of the ash tray assembly to unsnap it, unplug wires and remove.
4)Remove (2) screws from the bottom of the radio trim bezel.
5)Using a panel removal tool, carefully unsnap the top vent / clock assembly above the heater / AC controls.  Unplug wires and remove.
6)Remove (2) screws from above the heater / AC controls
7)Pull complete radio-pocket-heater / AC control portion of the console out of the dash.  Unplug all connectors and remove.
8)Extract (2) screws from each side of radio to remove it from steel bracket assembly
9)Repeat step "8" to remove pocket if needed

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.