GM Firebird 1967-1981 Repair Guide

Radio

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 9

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Fig. Fig. 1: Before removing the heater core, the air duct housing must be lowered from the dashboard



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of radio mounting in 1967-68 models



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Fig. Fig. 3: Radio terminal identification and mounting 1969 models



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Fig. Fig. 4: Exploded view of radio mounting in 1970-74 models; 1975-81 models similar



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Fig. Fig. 5: To remove the radio, pull the knobs off of the radio ...



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Fig. Fig. 6: ... then remove the two retaining nuts and washers



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Fig. Fig. 7: After removing the center console, unfasten the ashtray bracket mounting screws ...



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Fig. Fig. 8: ... and remove the bracket this allows better access to the radio



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Fig. Fig. 9: Remove the radio by lowering it from behind the dashboard

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the ash tray and the housing as necessary.
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  5. Remove the knobs, controls, washers, trim plate, and nuts from the radio. Using a deep well socket, remove the control shaft nuts and washers.
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  7. Remove the hoses from the center air-conditioning duct as necessary.
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  9. On 1967-76 vehicles only, disconnect all wiring leads. Remove all screws and nuts from the radio mount(s), and push the radio forward until the control shafts clear the instrument panel. On 1967-76 vehicles, turn the radio upside down (dial toward front of vehicle) and remove it. On 1976-81 vehicles, pull the radio out just far enough to disconnect the wiring. Then, tilt the radio so the dial faces the front of the car and remove it.
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  11. Installation is the reverse of removal. Be careful not to apply power to the radio until the speaker harness is connected.
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