How to Replace a factory stereo for 2005 Chevy Equinox?
Set the original stereo at a 6 degree angle and pull gently.
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Sometimes you have to cut the dash hole bigger. I suggest you take it to aomeone willing to tackle it.
If its like the 1999 model (probably is), you have to remove the front bezel, taking off the removable knobs and taking off the volume control nut. In mine all the bulbs are solder in place, I changed all ten so I wouldn't have to go into it again. Takes some electronics skill but its not to bad.
Answer . \nit is possible to do it, with my truck i ended up just pullin the dash apart and running all new wires, i didn't trust 26 year old power and ground wires.
Answer . I don't know that Chevy makes a vehicle called the Cherokee. Sure it's not a Jeep? \n. \nIf so, go to this page. \nhttp://www.installdr.com/InstallDocs/Jeep/PDF/533001.pdf\n. \nIf it is some other type of Chevy (or any vehicle, really), go to www.installdr.com and follow the instruc…tions to get you to the vehicle you want. ( Full Answer )
Answer . you have to remove the dash panel by removing the four screws holding it in place, then removing the four screws holding the stock stereo in place, unclip the wires and then re-connect them to your new stereo deck that will need a new cradle for. Secure the new deck in the cradle and th…en secure the cradle to the factory mount, replce the dash panel secure it and your done. (this entire process took me about 30 mins on my 98 grand am)\n. \n. \n . A word of caution. Make sure the Factory radio does not have a enabled anti theft. If you remove your radio and this is active your whole car could shut down and without the code you are looking a some major dollars for some garage to fix the problem. Run it over to a GM repair shop they won't cahrge you for a quick glance. ( Full Answer )
Do you have to purchase the expensive wiring harness for the door chimes and safety features when replacing the factory stereo in a 2000 Chevy express van?
not really... there's a way to do it if your head unit has a set of preout to the sub. My JVC head unit had only one set and so I used a set of splitters, one for each plug, and managed to integrate the sub and the default chimes w/o buying the expensive wireharness. BTW, my car does not have BOSE o…r OnStar. (01 grand am se1) ( Full Answer )
Answer . \nI have a 2002 demo model, and its 60 watts per channel. peak power not rms.
Answer . \nThere are four Phillips screws that hold the dash panel on. Two above the instrument cluster and two more in the pocket under the A/C and heater controls. Remove these screws, pop the dash panel off by pulling it out gently. Unplug the harnesses on the lighter, dimmer switch and fo…g light switch. Remove the three torx screws that hold the radio in place, pull the radio out. Unplug the wire harness and antenna cable from the back of the radio. To put a standard sized DIN sized CD player in, you will need to get a dash installation kit. You will also need to get an antenna adapter since the plug on the antenna cable is smaller than a standard size antenna plug. Its also a good idea to get an adapter harness to make wiring the aftermarket radio to the stock harness much less painful. All of these can be found at most electronics stores or car audio shops. Wire the adapter harness to the aftermarket radio harness. Its color coded, so its pretty simple. I recommend soldering them and covering the solder with heat shrink tubing, but crimp caps will work, too. I don't recommend using electrical tape or wire nuts. Slide the aftermarket radio's mounting cage into the dash installation kit. Bend down the appropriate tabs to hold the cage in place. Insert the aftermarket radio into the mounting cage, making sure it snaps into place. Plug the adapter harness into the factory harness, and into the aftermarket radio. Plug the antenna adapter into the factory antenna cable and into the back of the radio. Now would be a good time to test the radio to make sure everything works. Insert the radio/installation kit into the space where the factory radio was, making sure the wire harness is tucked to the bottom or side of the radio and will not be pinched. Replace the three torx screws that held the factory radio in and plug the lighter, dimmer and headlight switches back in. Pop the dash panel back in place and replace the four screws that hold the panel in. ( Full Answer )
I have an 07 Equinox and for me to replace mine, I had to pull off the trim surrounding the radio. The trim also had the buttons for the windows and temp controls. I used a thin flathead screwdriver and pryed upwards below the gear shifter and evenly pulled out on the trim. There wasn't screws just …clips. Then remove the (4) 9/32 screws holding the radio in and slide the radio out, unplug the harness and antenna and install in the reverse direction. I switched mine with one i bought off the internet but it came up displaying LOCKED and now I have to go to the dealer and get it unlocked. ( Full Answer )
Answer . you have to take all the pieces off all the plastic thay pop off\n. \nwell there is a couple of screws under the ac switches then most of the plastic pieces will pull off then there will be a few screws and it will come right out \nthen you need be carful of not cuting any wires if put… new one in you need to go get the hoornes for wallmart or some where ( Full Answer )
Answer . \nI personally would take it to a stereo shop, those guys know.\nThere's too many wires now adays, too easy to mess your current system up.\nBut if you must, make sure you're up on your color codes. Thank goodness for\nthe computer.
Answer . What you need to acces is the factory amp/control for the radio which is under the dash right and above the gas pedal. Wire your radio harness and get your antenna adaptor. Unbolt and remove the factory amp and using the harness you unplugged, plug that into your nes harness and plug you…r new antenna adaptor to the mini gm antenna. remove the center panel between the cluster hump and glove box. pull the wires up from the bottom left of the hole in the dash. Take the new dash kit and put in the cage from your radio, put the a/c vents in the new dash kit, remove the two clips from the factory trim piece and put them on the back bottom edges of the new dash kit to hold in the bottom. Now plug in the harness and antenna, slide the radio in the kit and place the dash kit in the hole, top in first and push the bottom in. TAH-DAH new radio, and replace the speakers while you are at it you should have 4 4"x6" speakers. ( Full Answer )
1. Buy aftermarket radio of choice. 2. Remove plastic trim around old radio and air control.3. Unbolt old radio housing and undo wiring harness in back along with the antena wire. 4. Pull out old radio cpmpletly and keep in a col dry place.5. Go to walmart and find wiring harness for gm vehicles tha…t have 1996 Corsica listed on back. Also get a dash board kit the matches the Corsica. 6. Get wiring harness out of new radios box and match up the wires according to both the wiring harnesses manuals. 7. Outside your car or in ur seat( basically it doesn't have to be connected to your car) Use wire twist caps or a wire crimp connector set to conect wires from after market radios harness to wallmart one.( buy a crimp set with crimp pliers while your at the mart. Helped me a lot)8. When all conneections are made good and secure attach the walmart end harness( plastic female part) to the cars plastic adapter already in car. 9. Place dashboard kit in and attach it according to direction ( kinda tricky) 10. Place after market radio in with its sleve on and attach last avialbe harness to bqck of new radio and plug in antena 11. Put trim back on and stay it all in place.12. VoilÃ your done! - submitted by Tim g.'s iPhone ( Full Answer )
THE DASH WILL HAVE TO BE REMOVED start by checking the dash for screws, but im pretty sure mine were Alan heads. For mine, i only needed to remove two out of my dash. If i remember correct, one to the right of the steering wheel, and one above or close to the speedometer. Once removed, the rest are …plastic clippings. I recommend starting by the right of the stereo and pop off from there. They should start popping off fairly simple, but be very cautious not to break any one clip. You'll have to slide it around the steering wheel, and unhook the wiring on the left by the headlight switches, and unhook the wiring by the airbag switch. Then you have 100% easy access to your factory head unit. ( Full Answer )
The fuel filter is inside the gas tank. Very dificult to remove and replace. do you remove gas tank
Before starting: I like to use an aftermarket, third party wiring harness, you can get them at most electronics stores that sell vehicle stereos. they will have a legend in the packaging to tell you what each wire is inteded for, connect it to the wireing harness that came with your new stereo, usin…g the legend that came with the stereo's manuals, crimp/connect them together well... you don't want to have to come back to this again (be sure to hook up the blue amplifier wires, you DO have an amplifier- it is the small box under the driver's seat)... While you are at the store picking up the wiring harness, pick up a dash kit like the one found here: http://scosche.com/products/productID/68 to fill in the extra space (I am assuming you are going to a smaller "din" sized stereo) go ahead and assemble the kit per enclosed instructions, and put the outer metal ring thing that comes with your stereo in to it. (follow all instructions in dash kit) All of this can be done on a work bench, or surface of your choosing, to provide you a greater ease in installation.. Before continuing, disconnect battery.. I don't know if you have push button 4WD or a rear hatch release, or rear wiper, but if you have any of these, around the small plate where the button is located for whichever of these you may have, gently use a screwdriver, or knife blade, something you can pry with to remove them. then unplug them, and tuck the wires back behind the dash, clear of the front dash panel.. The entire front of the dash is one piece from the vent on the driver's side to the cup holder in the center of the vehicle. all you need to do is gently get a finger behind it and slowly pull it towards you. I tend to start at the top, and work my way around the sided to the bottom. As you get each of the clips off, let the dash piece return to rest against where it came from, it will not clip back into place, but you do not want to break the dash since it is entirely plastic. When you get to the bottom, I find it necessary to move the steering column to the lowest position, and move the shifter all the way down to 1. You may still however get a little caught up on the hazard light button, you will just hav to wiggle it around there, as well as the rear of the vent on the driver's side. I cannot describe how to move it to get it free, but just move it around gently, and be careful not to break the places where you removed the switches/blanks.. Then look at your existing stereo, on each side of the head unit there are small tabs that you need to pull downward/squeeze and gently pull the stereo out. Disconnect the wiring harness and the antenna from it. Now connect your new wiring harness you purchased and connected earler, as well as the antenna adaptor that should have been included with it. At this point you should see where each thing should pretty much plug in. I found it easier to go ahead, and put the new stereo into the dash kit, then make the final connections to the stereo, and slide the whole assembled unit in. -- At this point I would reconnect the battery temporarily, to make sure everything works approporately. If so, then disconnect it again, and reassemble the dash, then reconnect the battery when all is complete. ( Full Answer )
2005 Chevrolet Equinox Car Stereo Radio Wiring Diagram . Car Radio Constant 12v+ Wire: Red/White Car Radio Switched 12v+ Wire: The radio harness does not provide a switched power source. Run a wire to the fusebox for switched power. The accessory turn-on and amplifier turn-on are controlled by th…e class 2 serial network. Car Radio Ground Wire: Black/White Car Radio Illumination Wire: N/A Car Stereo Dimmer Wire: N/A Car Stereo Antenna Trigger: N/A Car Stereo Amp Trigger Wire: Pink Car Stereo Amplifier Location: Under the driver side rear seat bottom cushion. Front Speakers Size: N/A Front Speakers Location: N/A Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Tan Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Green Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Green Rear Speakers Size: N/A Rear Speakers Location: N/A Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Blue Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Blue ( Full Answer )
unfortunately, this cannot be done without removing the dash. A new design integration of these sub-units (stereo, climate control,etc.) make these units part of the dash. . you CAN remove the factory radio in the 2008 silverado! First start by removing the plastic trim ring that surrounds the radi…o and climate controls. the whole piece pops off, use some caution as the 12v plugs and traction control wiring is just long enough to let the piece rest on the floor without disconnecting them. Next you will need to remove the six 8mm bolts four of which secure the radio to the dash and the other two hold in the climate controls. gently lift the climate controls up and then slide the out towards you and they should come easy. now just slide out the factory radio disconnect the wiring harness and antenna and your done! ( Full Answer )
The main audio fuse on this truck is located in the rear under seat fuseblock, located under the driver's side rear passenger seat. Flip up the rear seat to the fully vertical position (past flat to full upright). Remove the plastic outer covering with the battery icon on it, then use a screwdriver …to press the tabs in and remove the inner cover. Fuse #41 is the main audio fuse, located in the block closer to the middle of the truck and immediately to the left of the relay or socket for the RR foglamp on the side of the block closest to the rear of the truck and it should be a 15 amp fuse. Pulling this fuse for longer than 15 minutes will also reset the radio/CD player if the truck ate a CD and you can't get it to eject. For Bose stereos, the amplifier fuse is #11, side nearest the door in-between the relay/socket for seats and the panel hold-down bolt. I also have a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT. ( Full Answer )
Carefully remove the dash shell piece . it will pop free , clips only , but you will need to put the gear selector in the lowest position at some point .. Three 7 mm hex screws hold the radio in place. Remove red battery cable from the battery. Remove the three screws , they are about an inch lon…g so a socket on a shaft in a portable drill is effective. gently pull radio forward , power and speaker wires and attenna attachment at the rear .. If it takes more then 15 minutes you are thinking about it to hard . It really is this simple ( Full Answer )
I have a 1997 cavalier. If it is the same and I think they are. The best thing to do is go to Wal-mart and get the installation kit. Inside the kit are directions on how to get the old stereo out. Because you have to take the dash off to get to some of the screws. It sounds rough but really it is ea…sy. ( Full Answer )
Remove the decorative stereo retaining cover. Remove the stereoretaining screws. Slide the stereo out and remove the wiringharness and the antenna cable.
The radiator cap is on top of the engine coolant reservoir in thefront of the Equinox, under the hood. The reservoir is located onthe right side of the engine, halfway between the bumper and theedge of the windshield.
i was told that you have to get a machine press to put the new one back on... im 99% sure this is a dealer only fix or good mech
two screws on the dash cluster one by the lighter and two underneath the botom dash fro there you can see the mouting bracket for the dek remove the 3 bolts and the deck should slide out
I don't think that you can fix the buttons on the radio. I would recommend going to a junk yard and looking for a similar radio. I think that the 95-05 radio might work, if not, then you could always go to the dealer and spend $1000 on a new one. There is always a radio on eBay as well.
Yes all vehicles have PCV Valves. On your Equinox you will need to remove the engine plastic cover that says Chevrolet 3.4L. You do this by disconnecting the electrical wire from the oil pump located on you left side and unscrew the entire oil fill spout. Then just remove the cover. On the bottom ri…ght on the valve cover you will see a metal bracket with a small hose coming out and going up to the intake manifold. Remove the hose and you will find the PCV Valve however I am still puzzled how to remove the metal bracket holding the pcv valve on. I suggest taking it into a service center to have it replaced. PCV valves for equinox's runs between $3-$5 but it will cost some labor to have it done at s service center so shouldn't be more than $30. ( Full Answer )
Begin by loosening the tensioner pulley on your 2005 ChevroletEquinox. The serpentine belt will become loose and can be removed.Reverse the process to install your new serpentine belt.
put the parking brake in, then put the truck in 1st gear pop the dash cover off and then remove bolts from stereo.
very effin easy cost 150 dollars for a new component to convert it apparently GM decided to store critical info for eltric accessories in your stereo so revoming it shuts them down unless you buy this converter
to start off you have to pull off the dash trim around the raideo and the dash. once you do that their are 2 clips one on each side of the raideo you just push them down and pull and out comes the raideo.
\nIt may not have one. Some late model GM vehicles have a sealed A/T with no provision to check or add fluid by the consumer. Check your owner's manual to be sure.
pop off the plastic bezel around the radio and you can access the bolts - remove bolts on radio - you will have to unplug several harnesses before removing -and easy job
The thermostat on a 2005 Chevy Equinox is changed by draining theradiator, removing the upper radiator hose, and unbolting theradiator housing. The old thermostat can then be removed, a newgasket installed, and the housing bolted down.
Alright, well there are two ways to go about doing this. The first way (and simpler way is to buy ALL of the necessary parts. 1: Your new stereo 2: a radio antenna adapter 3: An installation kit 4: (the thing i didn't have and couldn't find without ordering) A wire harness. The wire harness cost lik…e 110 to 130 dollars at bestbuy/circuit city, and i can't even begin to imagine the look on my face when my whole stereo installation toppled over 300 dollars just for a new stereo. First you want to disconnect the ground on your battery. then second you want to unscrew the screws that are to the left and right of the climate control. One's near your gas pedal-ish and has a plastic cover on it. The second is by the auxillary cigarette lighter. Once those are out you want to begin to remove the climate control. take a straight edge and begin moving it around the front of the climate control to pop it off. Second you can either remove your gear shifter or you can put the key in, put it into 1 or 2 and then work around it but either way you need to get plate that covers the shifter out of the way. i didn't completely remove it, just muscled it around until i could see the hoses coming out of the back of the climate control (CC). remove them all in whichever order you want. once you get all of those out of the way (make sure you don't rip out the small light that is near the bottom where your storage tray is) you can take out the CC and set it aside. Now there are 3 screws to get rid of your old stereo. 2 on the left and 1 on the right. unscrew em. slowly take out your stereo so you don't rip out any cords. Unplug the stereo. it should have connections in the back. one is the power/speaker wire etc the other is the radio. now you can remove your stereo. Now that that's out of the way this gets easy. You can now take this next part to a work bench and out of the car so your back gets a little relaxation from all the leaning forward... work on this as long as i did because no one else provides a way to do it without having you pay money... solder or crimp the wires from A) your new decks wire kit to B) the wire harness you bought that fits your alero. Not sure if the colors match entirely becuz like i said... i didn't have a wire harness and i went thru hell. Not quite sure how the colors work out so that's yours to figure out. once that's done, you don't need to do much more wire work. now you need to assemble your new stereo. pull it out of its box and follow the instructions provided on how to mount it. once you get it all together, (shouldn't be that hard) you need to adapt your radio wire. Plug the radio cable (its thick and black) from the car to the adapter then let it chill. If your new stereo has an iplug cable like mine, run it to where ever you want. i drill a hole in mine at the back of the storage tray so now its down there by the front cup holder/ little light. Plug all your stuff in where it goes theres only like 3 or 4 things. For me i had my iplug, the rca cables for my subwoofer, the speaker wires and the radio wire. Put it all in, push it back and out of the way hopefully it's not too much of a pain. screw your deck into the mounting kit and back in place. put it all back together like you took it apart. you're done. THE HELL WAY: so i didn't have a wire harness, and i know you all are like, what a retard but heres for us who wanted to save 10 bucks....or 10 days of time to order said part. Do everything up till the wire harness part. What i did was entirely clip off my old wire harness. So yes, i had a bunch of wires hangin loose. The reason your battery is disconnected is becuz if certain wires touch (not sure which ones. all of mine touched at once) a large spark will happen and you will blow 3 or 4 fuses (that i know of) If you did blow it... you have 3 spark plug boxes. ones in the door jam of the driver side. one in the passenger side WHICH YOU WILL NEED becuz that's where the lights to the dash are. and one inside the trunk. i blew a 10 amp 15 and 20 amp and i know i blew one more cuz my chime no longer works when the doors open but the keys are still in. Back to installing it. You have to match up the colors of your system stereo with the colors of your new stereo. that's right so you'll need to do some reading. As for the alero's stock color coded wires Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Tan Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Gray Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): Light Green Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): Dark Green Car Audio Rear Speakers Size: N/A Car Audio Rear Speakers Location: N/A Left Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Brown Left Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Yellow Right Rear Speaker Positive Wire (+): Dark Blue Right Rear Speaker Negative Wire (-): Light Blue In the end there were a few wires i didn't use. 5 of them. brown, purple blue i think a green and something else. sorry for not being helpful, go buy the wire harness and you won't have this problem. i just used electrical tape to cover those up and i didn't worry about them. crimp the wires from your new stereo to these colors as defined and then put it all back together as mentioned before. If you get lost or are confused with any part of this, just go ahead and mess around till you figure it out. If I can do it by myself without any help but the color of the radio wires, this should be a cake walk for you. ( Full Answer )
It should have from 2 up to 4, depending on the engin on yourequinox. Just follow the exhaust system from the engine all the wayto the back of the exhaust. Normally there is 1 on each side of theengine where the exhaust starts on each side and then another onewhere it gets together going to the back… of the car and the lastone sould be after the catalytic converter. Hope it helps...... ( Full Answer )
\nJust go purchase a Purolator Cabin filter at Advance Auto Parts. It comes with detailed instructions.
FIRST YOU HAVE TO REMOVE THE FACE OF YOUR da sh IT JUST POPS OFF... THEN U CAN SEE THE RADIO JUST UNSCREW THEN PULL OUT THEN UNPLUG WIRE HARNESS.
Instrument Panel Fuse Block The instrument panel fuse block is located on the passenger's side of the instrument panel. Fuses Usage LOCK/MIRROR Door Lock, Power Mirror CRUISE Cruise Control System EPS Electric Power Steering IGN 1 Ignition System PARK LAMP Park Lamps HTD SEATS Heated Seats Fuses… Usage LOCK/MIRROR Door Lock, Power Mirror PRNDL/PWR TRN PRNDL/Powertrain BCM Body Control Module BCM (IGN) Body Control Module AIR BAG Air Bag System BCM/ISRVM Inside Rearview Mirror TURN Turn Signals HVAC BLOWER HVAC Control Head HVAC Air Conditioning HZRD Hazard Warning Flashers RADIO Radio PARK Parking Lamps BCM/CLSTR Instrument Panel Cluster INT LTS/ ONSTARÂ® Interior Lights/OnStarÂ® DR LCK All Door Lock Switch HEAD LAMP Headlamps Relays Usage DR LCK Door Locks Relay PASS DR UNLOCK Passenger Door Unlock Relay DRV DR UNLCK Driver Door Unlock Relay ( Full Answer )
Turn the key to accy' and turn the radio on. Push DISPLAY button until the clock time shows on the radio display. Look to the top right of the radio and you will see 2 small holes there that are marked "H" and "M". Using a paper clip or tip of a ball point pen, push the "H" button until the desired …hour is reached, repeat doing the same for "M" for the minutes. You will notice there are no separate AM or PM settings for the clock. ( Full Answer )
u have to go to the shop and buy it and pay the shop to install it
Could be the factory amp had more power than the aftermarket unit most are around 45-50 watts or so they clam. But I'm sure these are overrated as well.
Chevy installed a water restrictor in the heater hose fitting, It is designed to slow the water flow up a little so it won't make that noise. It has probley decayed away. It will not hurt anything. It just makes that noise.
Your vehicle has a computer system that lets you know when to change the engine oil and filter. This is based on engine revolutions and engine temperature, and not on mileage. Based on driving conditions, the mileage at which an oil change will be indicated can vary considerably. For the oil life sy…stem to work properly, you must reset the system every time the oil is changed. When the system has calculated that oil life has been diminished, it will indicate that an oil change is necessary. A change engine oil light will come on. Change your oil as soon as possible within the next two times you stop for fuel. It is possible that, if you are driving under the best conditions, the oil life system may not indicate that an oil change is necessary for over a year. However, your engine oil and filter must be changed at least once a year and at this time the system must be reset. If your system is not working then change your oil every 5,000 miles if you use conventional or every 8,000 miles if you use synthetic. ( Full Answer )
Yes, the rims will. I am trying to find the right tires now though. Not sure if I need 255-30-22 or 245-30-22.
You cannot check the fluid level as the transmission is a sealed unit. A GM dealer can check it if you have a leak. If you have no leak then it is fine.
start your equinox. put driver seatbelt on. make sure your byyourself. drive 80 mph into a wall then claim it on insurance thenbuy a ford. chevy problem fixed.
Approximately 11 quarts total. This should be a 50/50 mix of the correct anti-freeze and distilled water.
Depends on what is wrong with it. Get estimates from reputable shops and your Chevy dealer. Avoid chain transmission shops.
One may be able to purchase a 2005 Chevy Equinox on a Chevrolet dealer lot. To find a local lot, one can go to the Chevrolet website, click on the dealer locator link, and put in one's zip code or city and state. One might also find a used 2005 Chevy Equinox on sites such as eBay or Edmunds.