Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-09-2012, 06:09 PM   #1
Ensign
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2
Default Stereo removal 97 1900sr

Hi i want to replace the original stereo with something newer and was wondering if anyone has any experience on how to remove the old stereo. i looked under the dash and saw that it had a bracket with a bolt in the back, just wondering if that is the only thing holding it in or if it is also attached on the side.

Also does anyone know if there is a connector that plugs into the original harness that i can wire it to my new wire harness for the stereo.
__________________

Javier A Rodriguez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2012, 06:57 PM   #2
Commander
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Purcellville, VA.
Posts: 295
Default

I replaced the stereo in my 96 2100SR. According to the parts guide for yours, it is the same stereo. So mine was the old 2 post style (1 post for volume and 1 for tuning). If yours is the same, you have to pull the knobs off and then pull the nuts off the posts. Then remove the back bracket and it should come right out of the back side. I was not able to find a harness adapter so I just cut it off and spliced the wires in with heat-shrinkable butt splices.

So my new stereo was a DIN mount. So I have to use a straight blade hacksaw and cut out the panel opening so the DIN mount fit into it. It was a pain but does work nicely now. I also replaced my speakers with Polk Audio 5-1/4 db521 series. Had to cut the opening just a bit bigger to fit them but just a trimming. Not nearly as much as putting in 6-1/2 speakers. I then added 2 more speakers above the grab handles between the front facing rear jump seat and the rear facing convertible seats.
__________________

mcoffey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2012, 02:08 PM   #3
Ensign
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2
Default

awesome thanks for the help.
Javier A Rodriguez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2012, 05:12 PM   #4
Commander
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Purcellville, VA.
Posts: 295
Default

No problem and good luck with it. I did forget to mention that I had to trim to back lip off of the smoked plastic cover as it hit the face of the new stereo when opening it. It is fragile so be careful trimming it but a Dremel or similar would work great for it. That cover is easily removed by pulling the center pin out of the black plastic rivets on each side. Once the pins are removed you can pull the entire rivet out and the cover will just fall off.
mcoffey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.