GM Blazer/Jimmy/Typhoon/Bravada 1983-1993 Repair Guide

Radio

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. remove the ashtray.
  4.  
  5. Remove the accessory trim plate.
  6.  

Most dash trim plates on these vehicles are retained by screws and/or snap fasteners. Make sure all screws are removed before attempting to remove the trim plate. If retained by snap fasteners, it may be necessary to pry the plate loose, BUT take care not to force and break the usually fragile plastic pieces.


WARNING
On early model vehicles, DO NOT let the antenna cable touch the clock connector. It is very important when changing speakers or performing any radio work to avoid pinching the wires. A short circuit-to-ground from any wire will cause damage to the output circuit in the radio.

  1. Remove the radio bracket-to-instrument panel bracket screws or nuts, then carefully pull the radio forward.
  2.  
  3. Disengage the antenna lead and electrical connectors, as necessary.
  4.  
  5. Remove the radio from the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the brackets from the radio.
  8.  

To install:
  1. If removed, install the brackets to the radio.
  2.  
  3. Position the radio in front of the instrument panel, then engage the necessary electrical connectors and antenna lead.
  4.  
  5. Insert the radio into the dash, then secure using the retainers.
  6.  
  7. Install the accessory trim plate.
  8.  
  9. Install the ashtray.
  10.  

In order to prevent damage to the receiver, always connect the speaker wire to the receiver before applying power to it.

  1. Connect the negative battery cable and enjoy the tunes.
  2.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the accessory trim plate retainers



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Fig. Fig. 2: With the retainers removed or snap fasteners released, pull the trim plate from the dash



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Fig. Fig. 3: On most vehicles, access to the control head and radio is possible with the trim plate removed



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Fig. Fig. 4: Loosen and remove the radio fasteners



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Fig. Fig. 5: Pull the radio forward to access the electrical connections



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Fig. Fig. 6: Disengage the antenna lead



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Fig. Fig. 7: Disengage the electrical connector(s) and remove the radio from the vehicle

 
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