GM Full-Size Trucks 1980-1987 Repair Guide

Radio Receiver and Tape Player

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



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


WARNING
Make certain that the speaker is attached to the radio before the unit is turned ON. If it is not, the output transistors will be damaged.

  1. Remove the negative battery cable and the control knobs and the bezels from the radio control shafts.
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  3. On the AM radios, remove the support bracket stud nut and its lockwasher.
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  5. On AM/FM radios and tape players, remove the support bracket-to-instrument panel screws.
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  7. Lifting the rear edge of the radio, push the radio forward under the dash until the control shafts clear the instrument panel then lower the radio far enough so that the electrical connections can be disconnected.
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  9. Remove the power lead, speaker, and antenna wires and then pull out the unit.
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  11. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Radio installation



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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the outer radio knobs from the control shafts



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the inner knobs from the control shafts



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Fig. Fig. 4: Use a deep socket to loosen the control shaft retaining stud nuts



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Fig. Fig. 5: Once they are loosened, spin the nuts off the shafts by hand



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Fig. Fig. 6: Push the radio forward, into the dash and tilt downward so the connectors may be removed



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Fig. Fig. 7: Withdraw the radio from under the dashboard and remove it from the vehicle

 
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