1996-97 Toyota Land Cruiser

1996,97 Toyota Land Cruiser stereo removal instructions to help you remove your radio fast!

NOTE:  If the factory radio is code protected, be sure to have the reset code if it is going to be reinstalled.
NOTE 2:  The factory sound system amplifier, if equipped, is located behind the right front dash speaker.

Radio Removal:
1)Remove ashtray and extract (2) screws from this location
2)Use a pick tool, unsnap dash pocket, and extract (2) screws from behind.
3)Release the panel fasteners around the dash bezel.  Unplug all switches then remove.
4)Extract (4) screws securing the radio to the dash.  Unplug connectors 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.