1996-03 GMC Safari

1996,97,98,99,00,01,02,03 GMC Safari stereo removal instructions to help you remove your radio fast!

Radio Removal:
1)Extract (2) T-30 torx bolts, (1) from each side of the top console area and pop out top half of center console assembly.
2)Extract (2) 9/32" hex screws from the bottom edge of the driver's side under dash panel and (1) screw from left dash below defroster vent.
3)Carefully pry underdash panel out to release, and use caution when handling parking brake release cable to release spring clips, unplug connectors and remove panel.
4)Insert key into "on", adjust shifter down (low gear), pull outward on the instrument / radio panel to release clips, unplug switches and remove panel.
5)Push down on side tabs securing radio, slide out of dash, unplug and remove radio.

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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.