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Old 11-10-2013, 09:47 PM   #3
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Default Re: SL2 radio

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Originally Posted by brian74 View Post
I ordered my adapter/kit from Amazon. Got here in 3 days. I just installed today. The trick is to make sure you test the leads from the aftermarket harness before you hook them up to the new head unit. My adapter had 3 red wires but only one was hot. Had 2 ground wires but only one had continuity to ground. To pull the radio you need to pull a lot of pieces from the dash to get to the bezel; recommend you search for the procedure online.

While you're at it, during that job would also be a good time to replace the gauge cluster light bulbs if you feel ambitious.
Either you aren't talking about a '91-'99 radio replace (The OP has a '98 listed in his profile) or something... No reason to mess with anything near the cluster and I've no idea where your extra wires came from.
'95-'99 radio removal guide: http://www.differentracing.com/tech_...5-99radio.html
Wiring guide, match function to function as labeled on the adapter wires and use the "illumination" orange wire rather than the "dimmer" orange wire unless the head unit wants both: http://www.the12volt.com/installbay/...tail/1954.html

I'd recommend adding a dedicated power wire from the battery for the aftermarket unit no matter what, the H/U alone has been known to harm the F5 pins.
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