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Old 03-19-2015, 08:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default how do i remove the radio in my 2006 chevy optra??

I have a optra and i would like to put a sony radio in it i got for holidays. i like it because it has a usb and everything. but im not sure if it will fit the plug or it will hold into place i know it has been done before.
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Old 03-26-2015, 12:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hi. ive changed the radio in my reno/optra. im not the best with wiring so I had it done by someone. probably the harness will be different and the radio will come with a harness that you can piggyback off of the cars existing harness. also the radio might not fit into the cars original mounting hole. usually the easiest thing to do is buy a mounting kit. you have the two din radio as stock right? assuming the new radio is single din youll need to get a single din kit. they usually come with a pocket to fill the empty second din hole. another option ive seen on ebay is a jumper harness. haven't tried one so I don't know of its accuracy but you plug one end into the stock harness and the other end plugs into the new radio. with the mounting kit the new radio is pretty easy to put into the dash. its kind of a pain to get the front panel off though. you need to go up under the dashboard on the drivers and passengers side and disconnect the heater controls first. there on either side of the center console. there not hard to find look up under the dash and turn the heater control nobs you should see the pulleys moving. you pop the cable off of the pulley. then follow the cable back and you should see that its being held in place by a clip. theres a tab you should be ableto feel I think you push the tab up and the cable should pop free. same for the passenger side. the passenger side is easier if you remove the glove box. its just a few screws. then gently pull at the front panel. its clipped in pretty tight. be careful is you use a screw driver or something as youll probably end up scratching everything. they sell a set of plastic tools for pulling the panels off. once el pops you work your way around the edge popping all the clips. then unplug the hazard button and you should be able to pull the front panel free. the heater cables will come off with it. then its just a couple of bolts to get the radio out. sorry if this is a little scattered lol. any bquestions just ask
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