Take hold of the dash panel surrounding the radio. Pull it firmly to disconnect it and get access to the radio. Remove the radio's two 7 mm bolt-screws. Take out the radio. Unplug the connections that are behind it. The GMC Sonoma and the Isuzu Hombre were the S10's "twin" automobiles. The technique for removing the radio is the same for each car. However, the location of the plug connections may be different for each model. Consult the owner's manual for specific instructions about how to connect up your vehicle's power source and electrical components after removal of the radio.
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Put the radio back in, plug it in, turn it on and listen to your favorite station!
Remove the screws that are holding the radio in place. Unplug the factory harness before removing the radio. Connect the aftermarket harness adapter to the factory harness and the aftermarket radio's harness. Insert the radio into the mounting hole and secure it with the screws. Reinstall the factory harness and connect it to the vehicle's electrical system.
This process should be done by a professional auto repair shop with experience working on JNC vehicles. The wiring inside these cars is very specific and must be done correctly or else the car may not start. If you attempt this work yourself, you could cause serious damage to your car's electrical system.
After you have replaced the factory radio with an aftermarket model, make sure to turn off all of the accessory circuits at the fuse panel (if applicable). This includes any accessory circuits turned on by remote keyless entry systems found on many new cars today. You should also unplug any sensors connected to the auxiliary circuit before making major changes to the vehicle's electrical system.
If you're looking to improve upon the sound quality of your factory radio, we recommend checking out our selection of aftermarket radios. These models offer improved sound quality over the original unit and often include features such as Bluetooth connectivity, USB ports, and steering wheel audio controls.
An aftermarket radio will usually cost more than the original unit but will provide better sound and feature quality for your money.
Procedure for Removal Remove the radio's nuts or screws. Remove the radio from the center support bracket far enough to gain access to the connections on the back of the radio. Disconnect the radio's electrical/audio and antenna cable connections. To remove the radio, pull straight out from the instrument panel. Release any tension off the cables first, then lift the radio out of the hole.
If you need help removing your radio from its mounting location, we've provided some common tools for you to use below. We also have instructions for cleaning out your tool compartment so you have room for other things.
Here are the tools you will need:
Allen key - For fastening and unfastening bolts and screws that have irregular shapes or angles.
Phillips head screwdriver - For using with standard shank screws. This is the most common type of screw found in houses today.
Ratchet - For tightening multiple loose objects together. Examples include tying down a package or trailer hitch ball, or pulling weeds outside the fence line. Make sure it has at least one large gear and one small gear.
Screwdriver - For use with flathead screws. These are older style screws that have a flat head instead of a Phillips head.
Socket wrench - For use with bolts that have regular shapes and smooth surfaces.