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Old 10-06-2003, 09:14 AM   #1
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Hello All,
I am new to the boards and am hoping you can help. I am a NOVICE when it comes to car stereos so here it goes. Have a 1994 pontiac bonneville (which I love). It has the stock GM cassette/EQ unit. I purchased a CD / EQ head unit from ebay. I have tested it on my work bench and it works and plays great.

Now I thought this would be cake but here is the question :

1) I removed trim and (3) screws that hold stock unit in place but it won't budge ! Is there some type of bracket or clamp that holds this unit in the car ? ALso, once I figure this out (hopefully with your help) is there wire slack to pull the stereo forward and disconnect the wires or do I have to do this from below ? I looked under the dash and boy is it crowded...so any steps you can give me (remember I am clueless with installing car stereos) would be great....



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Yes there is some slack on the line and I didn't have anything connecting my radio in... just pulled it out.
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My units wiring harness had sufficient slack in the back and it just slid right out after a little jiggleing.
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there should be no problem with takeing out just pull!! and a the year u r talking about the is plenty of stack but once u get it out use a adpater harneess that way if u wanna sell the car use can put the stock radio back in!
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Thanks everyone. THe problem was the wiring harness was hung up on something behind the dashboard. As I pulled on the stock head unit, a friend looked under the dash and moved the wiring harness as I pulled on it gently. Got the new unit in and works great !

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