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HELP! Aviation screws SUCK!

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Old 05-24-2009, 06:52 PM
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I own a 1981 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue Edition, and I bought a new stereo for it just yesterday. Being the foolish girl that I am, I didn't try to remove the old one first. Come to find out, there are two aviation screws in the way of me installing my new stereo. =[ Any ideas on how to remove these damn screws? Help would be most appreciated, since I can't spend $100 for the part that will remove them the easy way.
 
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:56 PM
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What are "aviation screws"? If it's just a torx head screw, you can find a driver for that at the hardware store for about $7-8.

If it's a security head screw of a different design, you can buy a whole set of security bits to drive almost any screw for a few bucks from Harbor Freight.
 
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:32 PM
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Thanks for the tip; I managed to remove the weird screws on my own. Now my problem is that I'm not sure how to wire the radio. I have the manual for the new stereo, but I have no idea which wire is which in my car. I know I sound like an idiot, I just really don't want to screw up anything in my car. Does anyone know where I can find a wiring diagram for a 1981 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue Edition? They seem to not exist...
 
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:34 AM
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You might want to look for a Haynes manual. There is usually a fairly extensive section on wiring that might have what you need. It's a good thing to have if you are planning on doing any work on the car, and even if you don't do the work yourself, it will help you deal more effectively with your mechanic.

http://www.haynes.com/products/year/.../productID/134


Also, try your local public library for auto repair books.
 
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Old 05-27-2009, 04:34 PM
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I found this at:http://www.the12volt.com/installbay/...etail/643.html, hope it helps
1979-83 Chrysler New Yorker Stereo Wiring
Constant 12V+ N/A Go to Battery
Switched 12V+ Red
Ground Chassis
Illumination n/a
Dimmer Orange
Antenna Right Front
Front Speakers 3 1/2" Dash
Left Front (+) Green
Left Front (-) Black
Right Front (+) Purple
Right Front (-) Black
Rear Speakers 6" x 9" Rear Deck
Left Rear (+) Yellow
Left Rear (-) Black
Right Rear (+) White
Right Rear (-) Black
 
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