Buick Electra, La Sabre, Estate Wagon, Park Ave
Car Stereo Removal, Replacement and Installation
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Car Stereo Replacement, Removal and Install

Buick Electra / La Sabre Estate Wagon / Park Ave

Car Stereo Removal and Installation

DIY - Do It Yourself Car Audio Removal, How to Remove Car Stereo and Speakers 1.1) Unsnap bezel trim from around climate control.
Car Stereo Replacement, Removal and Install 2.1) Remove (4) star-drive (Torx) screws exposed.
DIY - Do It Yourself Car Audio Removal, How to Remove Car Stereo and Speakers 3.1) Pull the rubber steering collar back and carefully unsnap the left side dash trim bezel.
Car Stereo Replacement, Removal and Install 4.1) Pull trim bezel toward drivers side of car releasing two tongues from slots on right side of trim panel.
DIY - Do It Yourself Car Audio Removal, How to Remove Car Stereo and Speakers 5.1) Remove screws securing car stereo to dash.
Car Stereo Replacement, Removal and Install 6.1) Pull car stereo forward from cavity.
DIY - Do It Yourself Car Audio Removal, How to Remove Car Stereo and Speakers DIY - Do It Yourself Car Audio Removal, How to Remove Car Stereo and Speakers 7.1) Disconnect antenna, release triggers on connectors and remove car stereo.
   
Factory Wire Color Codes
See Diagrams Below
   
Aftermarket Wire Color Codes
See Diagrams Below
   

Speaker Phasing
Installing Aftermarket Speakers and Proper Hook-up

Speaker Phasing
Font Left   Front Right
+ Tan   + Light green
- Gray   - Dark green
     
Rear Left   Rear Right
+ Brown   + Dark blue
- Yellow   - Light blue
   
NO AUDIO
With aftermarket stereo installation?
   
Erratic Volume Control
DIY Repair
   
Buick Electra Front Speaker Removal and Installation
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How to Install Speakers, Removing and Replacing

Buick Electra Front Door Panel How to Remove and Replace

Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation Note - Control panels are "HOT", +12 volts. Remove one main car battery terminal from battery for safety.

1.1) Remove screw from door open handle cavity.

How to Install Speakers, Removing and Replacing 2.1) Pry edge of panel from door panel.
Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation 3.1) Pull door open handle to release panel from from door panel.
How to Install Speakers, Removing and Replacing 4.1) At connector on back of panel, lift trigger on connector with small flat head screwdriver.
Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation 5.1) Release connector.
How to Install Speakers, Removing and Replacing 6.1) Remove panel and set to side.
Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation 7.1) Pry front edge of arm rest control panel from arm rest releasing clip. All clips release with pry pressure.
How to Install Speakers, Removing and Replacing 8.1) Lift front edge of control panel.
Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation 9.1) Pull control panel forward to release tongue from back of opening.
How to Install Speakers, Removing and Replacing 10.1) Remove control panel for access to connectors.
Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation 11.1) Driver's side control panel will have more connectors than passenger's side control panel.
How to Install Speakers, Removing and Replacing 12.1) Release trigger on connector to disconnect.
Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation 13.1) Release triggers on sides of connector.
How to Install Speakers, Removing and Replacing 14.1) Pry around edges of connector to disconnect and remove.
Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation 15.1) Release trigger one side of next connector.
How to Install Speakers, Removing and Replacing 16.1) Release trigger on opposite side of connnector.
Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation 17.1) Pry connector from control panel to remove.
How to Install Speakers, Removing and Replacing 18.1) Release trigger on remaining connector to disconnect and remove.
Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation 19.1) Remove control panel and set to side.
How to Install Speakers, Removing and Replacing 20.1) Remove exposed screw at back of control panel cavity.
Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation 21.1) Remove exposed screw at front of control panel cavity.
Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation 22.1) Pry reflector from back edge of door panel.
How to Install Speakers, Removing and Replacing 23.1) Remove first exposed screw from reflector cavity.
Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation 24.1) Remove second exposed screw from reflector cavity.
How to Install Speakers, Removing and Replacing 25.1) Pry back bottom edge of door panel from door releasing clips.
Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation 26.1) Pry up back edge of door panel releasing clips.
How to Install Speakers, Removing and Replacing 27.1) Pry along bottom edge of door panel releasing clips.
How to Install Speakers, Removing and Replacing 28.1) Pry up along front edge of door panel.
Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation 29.1) Lift door panel up out of window jam to remove.
How to Install Speakers, Removing and Replacing 30.1) Feed control panel connectors through openings in arm rest.
Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation 31.1) Pull top edge of door panel forward for access to back of panel.
How to Install Speakers, Removing and Replacing 32.1) Locate connector at back of control panel top forward corner of door panel.
Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation 33.1) Release trigger on side of connector to disconnect and remove.
How to Install Speakers, Removing and Replacing 34.1) Locate courtesy light on back of door panel, follow wires from light to connector.
Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation 35.1) Lift trigger on side of connector to release and disconnect, remove door panel and set to side.
How to Install Speakers, Removing and Replacing 36.1) Locate any remaining door panel clips on door.
Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation 37.1) Pry clips from door to remove.
How to Install Speakers, Removing and Replacing 38.1) Place clips into corresponding openings on door panel ready for reinstallation.
Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation 39.1) Clips along bottom of door panel also hold weather stripping material in place.
How to Install Speakers, Removing and Replacing 40.1) Remove screws securing speaker to door and remove.
Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation 41.1) Remove screws securing tweeter to door and remove.
How to Install Speakers, Removing and Replacing 42.1) Locate connectors to speakers, release trigger on connector to disconnect.
Replacing Speakers, Removal and Installation 43.1) During reinstallation of control panel with door lock mechanism, locate door lock pin at opening.
How to Install Speakers, Removing and Replacing 44.1) Align door lock pin to slot in door lock switch on control panel when installing. Check door lock and unlock manual operation before securing control panel to door.
   
Buick Electra - Wire Diagrams - Wire Color Codes
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Wire Diagrams, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Corvette, Geo, GMC, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Saturn.
DO NOT CUT FACTORY WIRE HARNESS
   
Aftermarket stereo installation? Why purchase the aftermarket wire harness? Installation is easier, no guess work with wire color codes and a Headache Saver! Factory wire colors codes are not universal. See Aftermarket Videos above.
We discourage cutting the factory wire harness.
This section aids in troubleshooting and determining wire color codes, phasing for speaker hook up, locating power wires for installing external devices and add-ons.
Diagrams may not be applicable to Bose Audio Systems
   
1978 - 1992
IMPORTANT - There are two (2) yellow*, two (2) gray and two (2) brown wires in this harness. Locate the +12 volt constant wire first. Label it or splice to constant wire on aftermarket stereo first. Swapping yellow wires will cause damage to any aftermarket stereo. Check fuses if your unable to find +12 volts.
Car Stereo Wire Color Codes and Wire Diagrams Wire color codes and connector pin outs
1   Black Ground
2   Gray Dimmer
3   or Blank Antenna/Amplifier Trigger On
4   Yellow Switched +12 volts
5   Light Green Right Front Speaker (+)
6   Tan Left Front Speaker (+)
7   Gray Left Front Speaker (-)
8   Dark Green Right Front Speaker (-)
9   Brown Left Rear Speaker (+)
10   Dark Blue Right Rear Speaker (+)
11   Light Blue Right Rear Speaker (-)
12   Yellow Left Rear Speaker (-)
    Factory Wire Harness On Factory Car Stereo  
13     Orange Orange Constant +12 Volts
14     Brown Brown Illumination

Corvette Only with Second One Wire Black Connector

15       Pink Bose Amplifier Trigger On
   
1988 - 2005
GM Wire Harness Diagram, Wire Color Codes and Pin Configuration Wire color codes and wire diagrams
IMPORTANT - There are two (2) yellow*, two (2) gray and two (2) brown wires in this harness. Locate the +12 volt constant wire first. Label it or splice to constant wire on aftermarket stereo first. Swapping yellow wires will cause damage to any aftermarket stereo. Check fuses if your unable to find +12 volts.
1   Gray Left Front Speaker (-)
2   Tan Left Front Speaker (+)
3   Dark Green Right Front Speaker (-)
4   Light Green Right Front Speaker (+)
5   Black Ground
6   Brown Illumination
7   Gray Dimmer
8   Blank  
9   Yellow* (Green) Switched +12 volts
10   Orange Constant +12 volts
11   Light Blue Right Rear Speaker (-)
12   Dark Blue Right Rear Speaker (+)
13   Yellow Left Rear Speaker (-)
14   Brown Left Rear Speaker (+)
   
All wire diagrams and color codes are not 100% accurate.
   
Rear Speaker Removal and Replacement presently not available.
   

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