1996-98 Acura TL

1996,97,98 Acura TL stereo removal instructions to help you remove your radio fast!

1)Using a panel removal tool pry out the dashboard center panel from the dashboard.

2)Disconnect the connectors from the climate control unit.

3)Remove the radio panel and stereo radio / cassette / CD player from the dashboard.

4)Disconnect the 16-pin and 5-pin connectors, and antenna lead from the stereo radio / cassette / CD player.

5)Remove the stereo radio / cassette / CD player from the radio panel.


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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.