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Old 10-01-2010, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default Radio removal from 96 Olds...How?

My 96 Olds is standing nose first on a huge granite boulder at the bottom of a gully. I want to remove the radio but I don't want to repel down there more than once. Can someone tell me what I need to take with me, and exactly how to remove the radio?
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PS: FYI, I am going to put the radio in my 1953 Monarch(Ford). I have a device to attach to the radio, which will allow a 12V neg. gnd. radio to operate on 6V pos. gnd.
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Take the end of a tow truck hook with you and have the POS pulled out of the gulley. Then while the cars out of the gulley you can rip the dash apart and figure out what you need Why would you want to leave a wrecked car in the environment to pose a hazard to the area and or people?
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Thanx for your help with my radio problem.
I own the gully!
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if i recall correctly those cars are like the century. The entire plastic molding piece that surrounds the stereo as well as covers the speedometer is attached by some push clips and can be simply pulled off, no screws. Once the plastic surrounding is removed there will be 2 screws holding the stereo in place. Remove the 2 screws and pull the stereo out. Unplug the wire harness and antenna.

if i remember correctly the screws were 7/16. dont hold me to that. id bring a socket set and a screwdriver incase your car is stubborn you can pry off all the plastic
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if i recall correctly those cars are like the century. The entire plastic molding piece that surrounds the stereo as well as covers the speedometer is attached by some push clips and can be simply pulled off, no screws. Once the plastic surrounding is removed there will be 2 screws holding the stereo in place. Remove the 2 screws and pull the stereo out. Unplug the wire harness and antenna.

if i remember correctly the screws were 7/16. dont hold me to that. id bring a socket set and a screwdriver incase your car is stubborn you can pry off all the plastic
this is assuming you have a cutlass lol. id imagine the full size one is the same though.
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Thanx eltatertoto:
I feel confident now
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If you have a 6 to 12v inverter, thats the smallest of your problems. You have to use a dielectric spacer kit to bolt the antenna to the body .An VHF one would work. And solder a wire to the the body of the antenna going to the battery ground. As well the radio frame cannot touch the metal of the dash in anyway.
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If you have a 6 to 12v inverter, thats the smallest of your problems. You have to use a dielectric spacer kit to bolt the antenna to the body .An VHF one would work. And solder a wire to the the body of the antenna going to the battery ground. As well the radio frame cannot touch the metal of the dash in anyway.
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This device is a little more sophistocated than that. It creates a separate circuit just for the radio. It uses the metal of the car chassis as the ground for it'* circuit, but it doesn't interfere with the car'* electrical circuit because it is not part of the car'* circuit. The metal of the car chassis simply becomes a common conductor within two circuits which have different voltage and polarity. As long as the two different circuits only meet at the common conductor which is ground for both, there will be no problem.
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Wow!. I understand the dynamics of your explanation. But what about the antenna? Guess things have come along way since I had Desoto. hehehe

Still, that'* alot of work for a radio you could have for a couple bucks at a JY. Sentimental value? It sure will be after you come back up out of that gully.
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Hi GXP:
The antenna is no problem.
I retrieved the stereo from the car this morning. Now I have to figure out where all those wires go
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