How do you remove a radio from 1998 tracer?
To remove the radio, you will need a special tool to go into the
two holes on the left and right side of the radio panel. The tool
could probably be made from a metal coat hanger, by cutting about a
6 inch piece and bending into a U shape. When you insert this tool
it just releases the panel and allows you to pull it out.
Unfortunately you cannot change out the radio if you have the
standard AM/FM radio that came with my 98 Tracer. I had to order a
kit from somewhere like crutchfield.com. This entire process is a
pain in the butt because the A/C controls are on this same panel.
So be prepared to remove LOTS of wires. The kit you buy will come
with instructions on what you need to disconnect, and it will have
a hole in it so you can replace the radio with any standard in-dash
radio you can find anywhere (Best Buy, Circuit City, Crutchfield,
etc.). It took me a while to get mine done and I would NEVER
attempt to do it again, but it was totally worth getting a CD
player in my car. Good luck!