Chevrolet Impala Car Stereo Removal and Installation
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Lumina Radio Removal, Replacement and Install

Chevrolet Impala
How to Remove and Install Car Stereo

Replacing Radio and Speakers, Removal and Install 1.1) Open glove box. This will allow the front panels lip to have clearance when removing front panel in a later step.
Lumina Radio Removal, Replacement and Install 2.1) Remove one screw along bottom edge of dash on passenger side of car near center console.
Replacing Radio and Speakers, Removal and Install 3.1) Remove one screw along bottom edge of dash on driver's side of car near center console.
Lumina Radio Removal, Replacement and Install 4.1) Remove next screw along bottom edge of dash on driver's side.
Replacing Radio and Speakers, Removal and Install 5.1) Remove one more screw along bottom edge of dash on driver's side.
Lumina Radio Removal, Replacement and Install 6.1) Remove cover panel from fuse panel.
Replacing Radio and Speakers, Removal and Install 7.1) Remove one exposed screw from fuse panel cover removal.
Lumina Radio Removal, Replacement and Install 8.1) Set steering column to lowest position.
8.2) Remove two screws along top of panel above gauges.
Replacing Radio and Speakers, Removal and Install 9.1) Lift panel up that goes around gauges.
Lumina Radio Removal, Replacement and Install 10.1) Remove panel from gauges and lift from above steering column.
Replacing Radio and Speakers, Removal and Install 11.1) Pull remaining dash panel from front dash next to steering column.
Lumina Radio Removal, Replacement and Install 12.1) With glove box open, pull entire front panel from dash releasing all clips.
Replacing Radio and Speakers, Removal and Install 13.1) Dash panel will now set down and rest on floor of car.
Lumina Radio Removal, Replacement and Install 14.1) Remove three screws securing car stereo to dash.
Replacing Radio and Speakers, Removal and Install 15.1) Pull car stereo forward from dash.
Lumina Radio Removal, Replacement and Install 16.1) Remove antenna connector and release trigger on main connector.
16.2) 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
   
Chevrolet Lumina - 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
   
All wire diagrams and color codes are not 100% accurate.
   
Front and Rear Speaker Removal and Replacement presently not available.
 

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