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Old 05-23-2003, 05:14 PM   #1
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Hi,
I'm new to this forum and I just got a 94 Bonneville. I want to install a new HU but I am not sure how to remove the plastic part that cover the HU. I'm not sure what that plastic part is so I can't really search for old topics. Any help would be much appreciated.
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What is a HU?
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Well, since he posted in the Audio section, I'm going to assume that HU means Head Unit, or the stereo itself.

The trim plate (that plastic peice around the radio) actually stretches all the way across the dash, around the A/C vents. To remove it, I usually start below the radio and just pull steadily--the clips will pop out, and you can work your way across the dash--tilt the steering wheel all the way down to make it easier. Once you have the trim plate off, there are just a few screws holding the radio in, and that'* it.

Just take it carefully with the trim peice, so you don't break it--but don't be afraid to pull hard enough to get the clips loose

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waht jimzdat said, I started on the side closest to the drivers side door and used a screwdriver for leverage, going very slowly. Once you get one off the rest are a piece of cake. I have taken mine off and put it back on at least 10 times, they are very durable.
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Thanks all. I wanted to replace this original head unit with a HU in a Grand Prix 99. Would it be possible or will I need some kind of adapter?
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Do they look the same? If you are getting it from the internet a pic would help. As long as the basic style is the same i think it will work.
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It should plug right in--I replaced the stock cassette deck in my 96 with a CD unit from a 2000 Grand Am--plugged right in like it was meant to be there

(BTW--anyone need a stock cassette deck w/7 band EQ--cheap?)
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Yes, yours should fit! You're lucky that you have a 94. The 92 and 93 need modifications to make the 94 and up radios fit correctly.
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just grab the trim stuff and pull...thats basically what i did and it worked fine...!
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