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Old 08-22-2005, 07:11 PM   #1
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I know that it will "fit". I've got an 87. I already have the newer harness and antenna installed in my car because i have a newer delco unit in it right now, but i want a CD player. My radio mounts to the top with 2 bolts. Would i basically just have to cut off those two tabs on the side and JB weld my mounting thing on the top? Or should i just not bother.

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dont replace OEM with OEM, that makes no sence. if anything, buy a $100 crapper dual from best buy
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I know that it will "fit". I've got an 87. I already have the newer harness and antenna installed in my car because i have a newer delco unit in it right now, but i want a CD player. My radio mounts to the top with 2 bolts. Would i basically just have to cut off those two tabs on the side and JB weld my mounting thing on the top? Or should i just not bother.

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You will have to fab it ia bit to make the stereo fit... And the connectors in your 87 should be the old style for which you should be able to get a connector for, but you will also need the connector from any Grand AM(96-99) or Bonneville 94-99, just cut and take the wires from a junkyard car, give yourself about 10 inches... The stereo will work in your car, its just a matter of hooking it all up..

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does the 87 have the same plugs as the 90? cuz i put that radio in my 90 SSE and all i did was bend back the side mounts, and used super glue to connect the old top bracket onto the radio, and installed. i had no problems at all. altho i had to cut off one of the little snaps on the end of the bracket.
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does the 87 have the same plugs as the 90? cuz i put that radio in my 90 SSE and all i did was bend back the side mounts, and used super glue to connect the old top bracket onto the radio, and installed. i had no problems at all. altho i had to cut off one of the little snaps on the end of the bracket.
no. I believe the plugs changed in 89?
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Sometime in '88 was when Gm changed to the new-style wire connector and miniature Motorola antenna plug. But i have converted my car to the smaller style antenna and new-style plug because i needed a radio and i picked up a very nice delco cassette (the factory optional fancy one) at a junkyard for $18 bucks. But maybe i'll just leave the one i have in there and use my cassette adaptor, but i need to buy a new one of those. Mine only likes to play out of the left channels unless you sit there and jiggle the cord for 5 minutes. Thanks guys.
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