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Ok I just bought a car audio player. The one that it had, could only place half the cd's I owned....

Do I have to take off the dash? If I do where are the screws.

Thanks for any help
 

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Ok looked like I had to remove the dash. Well I found all 4 screws, but for the love of my I cant get the bag thingy off the shifter. I think I have to take off the shift knob but have to clue how to.

Edit: i feel stupid... you just un screw it lol
 

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OK the holder thingy is in.

Now here is a real question.

It gave me a wire thingy that connects to the cd player then the other end has a bunch of wires. Its telling me that I need to put the wires into a harness. Do I just rip out the old wires from the other cd player and stick the new ones in? How do i keep the wires in the harness?
 

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You need a pigtail adapter. It's basicly the same thing that came with your stereo, except it has a connector that matches the car wiring harness. From there, you can generally just match up the wire colors. Solder and shrink wrap are best, but crimp connectors work too if you're careful.
When the wires are all connected, you should have an adapter harness - the stereo connector on one end and the OEM connector on the other.
 

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You should be able to get one at best buy or other places that sell/install car stereos. Or you could use the one from your old stereo if you still have it. Just match up the wires correctly.
 

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Ok so now im comparing the wires from the harness to the thing that plugs into the radio. Well the colors don't match up. There is 13 on the harness and 12 on the radio.

I appreciate any help
 

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your new stereo should have a wiring chart in the manual. It should say Front left speaker, 12V+, ground, etc... or the wires should have stickers on them with those labels.

Match up all the wires from your OLD stereo to the new one. Left front speaker goes to left front, etc.

if you need to, Google search your stereo to find wire charts. most manufacturers have online manuals somewhere.

it should be an easy matching game, and most colours are common for each wire's function. some may be different from one manufacturer to another, so just double-check, and wire things up with your battery disconnected so you dont shock yourself or your new deck.
 

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I recommend also getting a soldering iron, solder, and shrink tube. Cut pieces of shrink tube and slide them onto the wires. Match up the wires and solder them up. Insulate the solder joint with the shrink tube using a heat gun or hair dryer or a lighter.
 

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Ok i sodered all the wires and put it in and it worked! Hooked up antena, everything is working great! The dash is back on! Thanks for the help

I used electical tape instead of shrink tubes.
 
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