1997-01 Toyota Camry (Sedan)

1997,98,99,00,01 Toyota Camry Sedan stereo removal instructions to help you remove your radio fast!

Radio Removal:
1)Remove (2) phillips head screws from the top underside of the radio / console trimpanel.
2)Gently pry outward on the trimpanel.  Using a panel removal tool to release the snap-in panel fasteners.
3)Disconnect the electrical plug for cigarette lighter and remove the trimpanel.
4)Remove (4) phillips 8mm hex head screws securing the radio to the dash, pull the radio out of the cavity, disconnect the wire harnesses and the antenna lead, then remove the radio.

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.