Chevrolet Lumina / Monte Carlo Stereo Remove and Install
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Removing Car Radio, Replacement and Installation

Chevrolet Lumina and Monte Carlo How to Remove and Install Car Stereos

How to Replace Car Stereo, Removal and Installation 1.1) Remove one screw, lower left of panel under steering column.
Removing Car Radio, Replacement and Installation 2.1) Remove one screw, lower right of panel under steering column.
How to Replace Car Stereo, Removal and Installation 3.1) Remove one screw bottom left of panel under steering column.

Removing Car Radio, Replacement and Installation

4.1) Gently pry one panel tab from bottom right of panel.
4.2) Gently pry one panel tab from bottom left of panel.

How to Replace Car Stereo, Removal and Installation 5.1) Grasp lower dash panel below steering column and pull toward seat to release.
5.2) Let panel set on floor.
Removing Car Radio, Replacement and Installation 6.1) Grasp edge of top left dash panel and gently pull from dash releasing clips.
How to Replace Car Stereo, Removal and Installation 7.1) Work your way across top of dash, along right side then along bottom releasing clips.

NOTE - Caution! Be careful of Emergency Flasher switch. Lift panel over switch, don't apply any pressure to switch.

Removing Car Radio, Replacement and Installation 8.1) Lift right side of dash panel up, release over steering column and Emergency Flasher switch and set panel to side.
How to Replace Car Stereo, Removal and Installation 9.1) Remove screws securing car stereo to dash.
Removing Car Radio, Replacement and Installation 10.1) Pull car stereo forward from dash.
How to Replace Car Stereo, Removal and Installation 11.1) Remove antenna and release trigger on connector to disconnect.
   
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
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Chevrolet Monte Carlo Front Speaker Removal and Install
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Speaker Replacement, Removal and Installation

Chevrolet Monte Carlo
How to Remove and Replace Front Speakers

Speaker Replacement, Removal and Installation 1.1) Remove four screws from door panel. (One is in the shadows in this picture by speaker.)
Speaker Replacement, Removal and Installation 2.1) Remove one screw.
2.2) Remove panel by pulling door open handle for play.
Speaker Replacement, Removal and Installation 3.1) Disconnect door lock/unlock connector.
Speaker Replacement, Removal and Installation 4.1) Remove wood grain panel, starting at arrow. Releasing six clips.
Speaker Replacement, Removal and Installation 5.1) Remove one torx screw.
5.2) Grab door pull handle and lift door panel straight up, releasing all hooks from door panel into door.
5.3) Disconnect connector at window switch and set door panel to side.

*NOTE - Left door panel is the same except you need to remove two more connectors from side view mirror control.

Speaker Replacement, Removal and Installation 6.1) Remove four screws securing speaker to door.
   
Chevrolet Monte Carlo Rear Speaker Removal and Install
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How to Replace Speakers, Removal and Install

Chevrolet Monte Carlo
How to Rear Speaker Removal Instructions

How to Replace Speakers, Removal and Install 1.1) Remove two bolts securing bottom cushion.
1.2) Remove bottom seat cushion feeding seat belts through openings.
How to Replace Speakers, Removal and Install 2.1) Remove three nuts securing bottom of rear seat back.
How to Replace Speakers, Removal and Install 3.1) Drop rear seats down for access to one bolt on right side under felt cover.
How to Replace Speakers, Removal and Install 4.1) Drop rear seats down for access to one bolt on left side under felt cover.
How to Replace Speakers, Removal and Install 5.1) Remove seat back.
5.2) Grab rear package shelf cover and pull toward front of car.
5.3) Feed seat belts through slot on panel.
How to Replace Speakers, Removal and Install 6.1) Remove four bolts on each speaker and remove, disconnect wire harness.
   
Chevrolet Monte Carlo - 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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