1996, 97, 98 Suzuki Sidekick

1996,97,98 Suzuki Sidekick stereo removal instructions to help you remove your radio fast!

Radio Removal:
1)Remove the ashtray and extract the (2) screws from behind.
2)Remove AC/vent control knobs, pop out the vent control / temperature panel, and extract the (2) screws from behind.
3)Pop out the radio dash bezel and remove.
4)Extract the (4) screws securing the radio, unplug all 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.