Buick Rendevous How to Remove and Install Car Stereo
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How to Replace Car Stereo, Remove and Install

Buick Rendevous Car Stereo Removal and Replacement

How to Replace Car Stereo, Remove and Install 1.1) Set Parking Brake. Shift to low gear.
1.2)Driver's side, below dash, remove screw along bottom of front knee panel.
Replacing Car Stereo, Removing and Installing 2.1) Remove second screw along bottom edge of bottom front knee panel.
Replacing Car Stereo, Removing and Installing 3.1) Pry edge of bottom panel from dash releasing clips. All clips release with pry pressure.
How to Replace Car Stereo, Remove and Install 4.1) Right side of steering column, pry edge of bottom panel from dash to release clips.
Replacing Car Stereo, Removing and Installing 5.1) Release all clips on panel.
How to Replace Car Stereo, Remove and Install 6.1) Allow panel to rest on floor.
Replacing Car Stereo, Removing and Installing 7.1) Adjust steering column to full down position,
7.2) Left side of steering column, remove one steering column mounting bolt.
How to Replace Car Stereo, Remove and Install 8.1) Right side of steering column, remove second mounting bolt.

Note - Dropping steering column will provide several additional inches clearance in later steps. This will also aid in the dash removal without tearing the gear shift boot.

Replacing Car Stereo, Removing and Installing 9.1) Left side of steering column, pry edge of "Driver Information Center" panel from dash releasing clip.
How to Replace Car Stereo, Remove and Install 10.1) Pry edge of panel releasing remaining clips.
Replacing Car Stereo, Removing and Installing 11.1) Remove panel from dash, release trigger on connector to disconnect.
How to Replace Car Stereo, Remove and Install 12.1) Remove panel and set to side.
Replacing Car Stereo, Removing and Installing 13.1) Pull edge of dash panel releasing clips.
How to Replace Car Stereo, Remove and Install 14.1) Work around edge of dash panel releasing clips.
Replacing Car Stereo, Removing and Installing 15.1) Work along top edge of dash panel releasing clips.
How to Replace Car Stereo, Remove and Install 16.1) Work along top edge of dash panel releasing clips.
Replacing Car Stereo, Removing and Installing 17.1) Work along side edge of dash panel releasing clips.
How to Replace Car Stereo, Remove and Install 18.1) Work along side edge of dash panel releasing clips.
Replacing Car Stereo, Removing and Installing 19.1) Pull remaining edge of dash panel releasing clips.
How to Replace Car Stereo, Remove and Install 20.1) Pull top edge of panel from gauges releasing from dash.
20.2) Lift panel up to remove.

Note - Be careful at gear shift boot, guide edge of panel around boot to keep from tearing. During reinstallation, watch clearance of dash panel at gear shift boot.

Replacing Car Stereo, Removing and Installing 21.1) Remove panel and set to side.
How to Replace Car Stereo, Remove and Install 22.1) Remove two mounting screws left side of car stereo.
Replacing Car Stereo, Removing and Installing 23.1) Remove one mounting screw right side of car stereo.
How to Replace Car Stereo, Remove and Install 24.1) Pull car stereo from dash.
Replacing Car Stereo, Removing and Installing 25.1) Pull antenna connector from stereo to remove.
How to Replace Car Stereo, Remove and Install 26.1) Release trigger on connector to disconnect and remove.
Replacing Car Stereo, Removing and Installing 27.1) Release trigger on connector to disconnect and remove.
How to Replace Car Stereo, Remove and Install 28.1) Remove car stereo.
Replacing Car Stereo, Removing and Installing 29.1) When reinstalling front knee panel, lower panel opening aligns with peg to secure.
   
Factory Wire Color Codes
   
Aftermarket Wire Color Codes
   

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?
   
Buick Rendevous - 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
   
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.
   
Front and Rear Speaker Removal and Replacement presently not available.
   

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