GM Corvette 1963-1982 Repair Guide

Radio Receiver

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION - 1963-67 Vehicles



See Figures 1, 2 and 3

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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the radio mounting-1963-67 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the radio and related components-1976-77 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 3: Exploded view of the radio and related components-1978-82 vehicles

  1. Remove both console side panels and trim strip(s).
  2.  
  3. Remove the radio knobs, washers, bezels, and nuts.
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  5. Disconnect the antenna lead-in, the radio-to-electrical harness, and radio-to-speaker connectors.
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  7. Remove the one attaching bolt located on the lower, right side of the radio.
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  9. Turn the radio on its side and remove it from the left side of the console.
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1968-71 Coupe

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove right and left door sill plates and kick pads.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect right and left side radio-to-speaker connectors.
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  7. Remove right side dash pad.
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  9. Remove right and left console forward trim pads.
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  11. Remove bolt and remove the heater floor outlet duct by pulling it through the left-hand opening.
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  13. From the front of the console, tape the radio push buttons in depressed position. From rear of console, disconnect electrical connector, brace and antenna lead-in.
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  15. Remove the radio knobs and bezel retaining nuts. Push the radio assembly forward and remove from the rear through the right side opening.
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  17. Install by reversing the procedure above.
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1969-71 Convertible

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the right instrument panel pad.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the speaker connectors.
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  7. Remove the wiper switch trim plate screws to gain access to switch connector and remove the connector and trim plate from cluster assembly.
  8.  
  9. Unclip and remove the right and left console forward trim pads and remove forwardmost screw on right and left side of console.
  10.  
  11. Inserting a flexible drive socket between the console and metal horseshoe brace, remove the nuts from the two studs on the lower edge of the console cluster. Remove the remaining screws that retain the cluster assembly to the instrument panel.
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  13. From rear of console, disconnect the electric connector, brace and antenna lead-in.
  14.  
  15. Remove radio knobs and bezel retaining nuts.
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  17. Pull radio assembly forward and remove through right side opening.
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  19. Install by reversing the procedure above.
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1972-76 Vehicles

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and remove the right instrument panel pad.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the radio speaker connectors.
  4.  
  5. Remove the wiper switch trim plate screws and tip the plate forward to gain access to the switch connector. Remove the switch connector and trim plate from the dash.
  6.  
  7. Unclip and remove the right and left forward console trim pads. Remove the forwardmost screw on the left and right sides of the console.
  8.  
  9. Working with a flexible drive socket between the console and the metal horseshoe brace, remove the nuts from the studs on the lower edge of the console cluster.
  10.  
  11. Remove the remaining console attaching screws and disconnect the radio electrical connectors, antenna wire and radio brace from the rear of the console. Remove the radio knobs and nuts.
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  13. Pull the top of the console rearward and separate the radio from the console and remove it from the right side opening.
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The center instrument cluster trim panel is designed to collapse under impact. Do not deflect the panel to gain access to the radio. Also, the remotely located radio heat sink should be removed with the radio when servicing is required.

1977-82 Vehicles

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the console tunnel side panels.
  4.  
  5. Pull the radio control knobs from the shaft.
  6.  
  7. Remove the two screws that secure the console trim plate to the instrument cluster.
  8.  
  9. Remove the rear defogger switch, if equipped.
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  11. Remove the five screws from around the upper perimeter of the instrument cluster.
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  13. Pull the instrument cluster enough to disconnect the electrical connector from the rear of the cluster.
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  15. Remove the screw holding the radio bracket reinforcement to the floor pan.
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  17. Pull the radio outward and disconnect the wiring from the back.
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  19. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. If a new radio is being installed, save the mounting bracket from the rear of the old one.
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