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Unread 05-07-2013, 09:00 AM   #1
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Default Taking out a 2004 pontiac vibe car stereo

I ordered some parts similar to the ones that were suggested in the other thread and the stereo but am I going to have to get help in taking out the car stereo and hooking it up?
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Remove the trim piece around the stereo. Probably just pry it off.
Two philips screws out
Slide the radio out, remove the harness and antenna plugs in back.

Easy peasy.
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I found this on youtube, doesnt look to difficult. Usually some plastic prying involved haha

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Yeah lol I actually saw that video on youtube so I got that but I found a good step by step thing of replacing a car stereo. How to Install a Car Stereo: 12 Steps - wikiHow
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This is probably a stupid question but I'm getting my car stereo today and I'm going to try to get it setup today but on the steps it says to disconnect the negative battery terminal and I know almost nothing about cars but on the first picture it shows a wrench taking out a bolt and the other picture it shows some kind of socket, I'm guessing you do this to not electrecute yourself? How do you disconnect the negative battery terminal?
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Unbolt the -side. It is the black side of the battery. It could require a wrench or a socket.
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yeah just use a wrench or socket. Long as you don't touch the terminals together you won't get electrocuted.
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I think I pretty much know how to replace my stereo now but should I crimp or solder the wires in the harness?
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I think I pretty much know how to replace my stereo now but should I crimp or solder the wires in the harness?
I crimped all mine and then wrapped them with black electrical tape then zip tied them together to make it neat. Going on idk 2 years with no issues.
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I crimped mine. Been in for 4 or 5 years. A good crimping job can be better than solder (solder cracks easier) but a bad crimping job can be worse than tying a knot with the wires, lol.
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