Buick Regal

How do you remove and replace the radio in a 1981 Buick Regal?


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2015-07-15 19:25:01
2015-07-15 19:25:01

If the radio has both knobs to the left of the radio, then you will pop off the trim that surrounds the radio. Behind this trim you will find the screws that secure the radio. Caution- there may also be a rear support bracket which would require you to crawl up under the dash and unbolt it. The wires are probably long enough that you can unplug them after you remove the radio from the front. Installation is in the reverse of removal.

If this is the type of radio that has a knob on either side, you will take the knobs off the radio, and remove the shaft nuts that hold the front of the radio in. A 5/8 inch spark plug socket would probably fit these shaft nuts. This radio also has a rear supposrt bracket that requires crawling under the dash to get at. These bolts would be a 5/16" or 8MM size. Disconnect the gang plugs and antenna before you pull the radio through underneath and back of the dash.


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