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Old 03-14-2009, 03:47 PM
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Smile very first thread need help with installing pioneer radio

first of all how do i take out the radio its not working period i tried to put cds n it it wouldnt suck em in and it wouldnt play my tapes i have a 99 sebring lxi but um how would i take out the original radio though?
 

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Old 03-14-2009, 10:32 PM
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Before you pull the radio, be sure it's not just a blown fuse. If you have given up on the radio and want to pull it, you need to remove the plastic bezel that surrounds the radio as it sits in the dash. It's like a frame that forms the dash immediately in front of the radio and heater controls. You should be able to grab that with your fingers and pull it straight out toward the rear of the car. The job is easier with a plastic trim tool. Then you should be able to see the screws that hold the radio in place. Remove them and pull the radio carefully out until you can get to the back where the various wires are plugged in.
Most aftermarket replacement radios will not be an exact fit and will need an adapter plate of some kind to be able to fit in the opening where the old radio was. You may need to cobble together the wiring to make the new one work with your speakers. Give some thought to what you are going to put back in there before you pull out the old one.
 
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If you end up replacing your factory radio with an aftermarket, there is a harness that will join your AFM Radio, and your factory harness, a plug and play type deal. HERE IS A LINK for an example of the harness and the face surround for your car.
 
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Size:  46.2 KBok thanks but um ima youngsta im 16 this my first car so i really don't much bout the fuse in stuff?? plus i bought 2 subwoofers soyea will that affect anything??
 

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make sure u get an aftermarket radio with SUB out or else the subs are pointless
 
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That woodgrain piece around the radio is the bezel that needs to be popped off to get to the screws. HOWEVER, if you can't figure out how to check a fuse, you really shouldn't be fooling around replacing a radio. On a scale of difficulty of 0 (easy) to 10 (difficult), replacing a radio might be around a 3 or so. Changing a fuse is about a 0.5. That's point five, not five.
Make sure you have the proper tools, parts and supplies to do the job before you start. You don't want to be driving around with a gaping hole in the dash because you got the job half-way done and couldn't figure out how to finish it. Talk to someone who has done this and learn all you can before you start.
 
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ok so here it goes... i got that woodgrain piece out juss like you said i unscrewed the radio i checked the fuse its juss fine... i took the radio to an car and audio store it dosent work so yea im bout to buy my wires in a few min. and wat else? im going to get it all hooked up(amp.subs.radio) by this weekend by experienced ppl i also bought an aftermarket radio kit so that gap wont be showing.
 
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Sounds like you're on your way. Get some good CD's to play in there. Post up a pic when you're all done.
 
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alright i will first thing when i get home is there any way you can have friends on here
 
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