Caprice Audio - Removing Stereo, Speaker and CD Changer
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Do It Yourself Caprice Classic Car Radio Removal
 
How to Remove Caprice Car Stereo,  Replace and Install

Do It Yourself Chevrolet Caprice Classic Car Radio Removal

Installing Speakers, Removing and Replacing 1.1) Open glove box.
How to Remove Caprice Car Stereo,  Replace and Install 2.1) Remove screw at left side of glove box opening.
Installing Speakers, Removing and Replacing 3.1) Remove screw at right side of glove box opening.
How to Remove Caprice Car Stereo,  Replace and Install 4.1) Remove screw along top left of glove box opening.
Installing Speakers, Removing and Replacing 5.1) Remove screw along top right of glove box opening.
How to Remove Caprice Car Stereo,  Replace and Install 6.1) Remove three screws along bottom edge of glove box opening.
Installing Speakers, Removing and Replacing 7.1) Remove glove box cover and set to side.
How to Remove Caprice Car Stereo,  Replace and Install 8.1) Pull top edge of glove box down to clear glove box latch.
Installing Speakers, Removing and Replacing 9.1) Pull glove box from opening.
How to Remove Caprice Car Stereo,  Replace and Install 10.1) Remove one wire from glove box light. This will lower the drain on the battery while completing the stereo removal.
Installing Speakers, Removing and Replacing 11.1) Locate heater control cable at back of glove box cavity.
How to Remove Caprice Car Stereo,  Replace and Install 12.1) Remove screw securing cable.
Installing Speakers, Removing and Replacing 13.1) At end of cable is peg and locking washer.
How to Remove Caprice Car Stereo,  Replace and Install 14.1) GENTLY pry washer from peg to release.

Note - This is an older vehicle, plastic can be brittle, pry gently so you do not break peg!

Installing Speakers, Removing and Replacing 15.1) Lift heater cable up.
How to Remove Caprice Car Stereo,  Replace and Install 16.1) Release heater cable from peg.
Installing Speakers, Removing and Replacing 17.1) Remove one screw top left of heater controls.
How to Remove Caprice Car Stereo,  Replace and Install 18.1) Remove one screw top right of heater controls.
Installing Speakers, Removing and Replacing 19.1) Open ash try and push release down.
How to Remove Caprice Car Stereo,  Replace and Install 20.1) Remove ash tray and set to side.
Installing Speakers, Removing and Replacing 21.1) At bottom of ash tray opening, forward of ash tray mounting plate, remove one screw.
How to Remove Caprice Car Stereo,  Replace and Install 22.1) Remove second screw at ash tray assembley.
Installing Speakers, Removing and Replacing 23.1) Lift face of car stereo up.
How to Remove Caprice Car Stereo,  Replace and Install 24.1) Pull face forward to release tab at bottom of car stereo.
Installing Speakers, Removing and Replacing 25.1) Pull car stereo and heater controls forward from dash.

Note - There is very little play when pulling the assembly forward. Start with the cables easily accessible and work toward the cables that are shortest. The following step sequence may change depending on your vehicle.

How to Remove Caprice Car Stereo,  Replace and Install 26.1) Top center of heater control, lift trigger on main connector.
Installing Speakers, Removing and Replacing 27.1) Release connector.
How to Remove Caprice Car Stereo,  Replace and Install 28.1) Left side of heater control, release triggers on top and bottom of connector to remove.
Installing Speakers, Removing and Replacing 29.1) Vacuum lines left of top center on heater control has one lock washer.
How to Remove Caprice Car Stereo,  Replace and Install 30.1) GENTLY pry lock washer from peg.
Installing Speakers, Removing and Replacing 31.1) Remove vacuum lines.
How to Remove Caprice Car Stereo,  Replace and Install 32.1) Top right of heater control is a second set of vacuum lines. Locate lock washer at top right. GENTLY pry lock washer to remove from peg.
Installing Speakers, Removing and Replacing 33.1) Bottom left of same vacuum lines locate second lock washer.
How to Remove Caprice Car Stereo,  Replace and Install 34.1) GENTLY pry lock washer to remove from peg.
Installing Speakers, Removing and Replacing 35.1) Remove vacuum lines.
How to Remove Caprice Car Stereo,  Replace and Install 36.1) Locate exposed connector below removed vacuum line.
Installing Speakers, Removing and Replacing 37.1) Bottom of connector, pull trigger down to release trigger.
How to Remove Caprice Car Stereo,  Replace and Install 38.1) Remove connector.
Installing Speakers, Removing and Replacing 39.1) As vacuum lines and connectors are removed this will allow the heater controls and stereo to come forward for better access to the remaining connectors.
How to Remove Caprice Car Stereo,  Replace and Install 40.1) Remove antenna from car stereo.
Installing Speakers, Removing and Replacing 41.1) Lift trigger on connector at back right of car stereo, remove connector.
How to Remove Caprice Car Stereo,  Replace and Install 42.1) Back left of car stereo, squeeze trigger into blue connector to release and remove.
Installing Speakers, Removing and Replacing 43.1) Back left of car stereo, squeeze trigger into white connector to release and remove.
How to Remove Caprice Car Stereo,  Replace and Install 44.1) Back left of car stereo, squeeze trigger into black connector to release and remove.
Installing Speakers, Removing and Replacing 45.1) Remove car stereo.

Note - To remove car stereo from heater controls, remove all screws along edge of frame from back side of assembly between heater controls and stereo. Car stereo pushes forward out of mounting frame.

   
Factory Wire Color Codes
See Diagrams Below
   
Aftermarket Wire Color Codes
See Diagrams Below
   
Speaker Phasing
Installing Aftermarket Speakers and Proper Hook-up
   
NO AUDIO
With aftermarket stereo installation?
   
Erratic Volume Control
DIY Repair
   
 
   
Chevrolet Caprice 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.
   

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