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How do you remove the factory radio in a 1996 Chevy Lumina APV

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Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mike V. replied 8 years ago.

Hi there!Hope this helps!Thanks

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

  2. Remove the steering column opening filler panel.

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Fig. 1: Remove the driver side and...

 

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Fig. 2: ...passenger side lower dash panels

 

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Fig. 3: Remove the lower steering column trim panel...

 

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Fig. 4: ...then, remove the center console retaining screws...

 

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Fig. 5: ...including the two hidden behind the glove box door

 

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Fig. 6: Slide the center console off...

 

  1. Remove the right side sound insulator panel.

  2. Remove the accessory trim panel.

  3. Loosen the two nuts at the bottom of the radio.

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Fig. 7: ...to gain access to the radio attaching hardware. Loosen the two nuts at the bottom of the radio

 

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Fig. 8: Remove the two screws attaching the radio bracket to the insturment panel lower trim pad assembly

 

  1. Remove the two screws attaching the radio bracket to the instrument panel lower trim pad assembly.

  2. Slide the radio assembly out from the accessory housing.

  3. Disconnect the antenna lead-in cable from the radio.

  4. Disconnect the instrument panel electrical harness connectors from the radio and remove the radio assembly.

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Fig. 9: Slide the radio out of the dash

 

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Fig. 10: Detach the electrical connector and the antenna plug

 

To install:

  1. Connect the instrument panel electrical harness connectors and the antenna lead-in cable to the radio.

  2. Slide the radio assembly into the accessory housing.

  3. Install the two screws attaching the radio bracket to the instrument panel lower trim pad assembly.

  4. Tighten the two nuts at the bottom of the radio.

  5. Install the accessory trim panel.

  6. Install the right side sound insulator panel.

  7. Install the steering column opening filler panel.

  8. Connect the negative battery cable.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Excellent Instructions
Expert:  Mike V. replied 8 years ago.
Thanks for the accept!