C5 Factory Stereo Removal -- 1 of 1

Date Published: 2001-08-05

Submitter's Name: Galen Arnold
Email Address: arnoldg@ncsa.uiuc.edu
Corvetteforum.com Member Alias: GArnoldDecatur

Tools required-
  • torx drivers (#15)
  • metric sockets & driver (7, 10 mm)
  • phillips screwdriver
1) remove the center console cover by removing the 4 phillips screws that attach it to its hinge 2) remove the plastic covers at the back of the console area to expose the nuts securing the back part of the console in place, then remove the nuts 3) remove the active handling/traction control insert and disconnect the electrical connector for the switch 4) remove the electrical connection to the aux. 12v power outlet and remove the outlet by untwisting the back half 5) remove the nuts holding the center part of the console 6) remove the 3 torx screws holding the front part of the console in place there are 2 near the cigarette lighter and 1 left of the ignition key switch under a removable plastic cover 7) pull the shift cover up through the console by squeezing it together 8) pull the rear part of the center console back towards the trunk and then pull the front part of the console up off the posts and back a couple inches until you can access the back of the cigaratte lighter, unscrew the cigarette lighter (similar to the 12v power outlet ) 9) with your foot on the brake, lower the parking brake to get it out of the way and pull the console off and set it aside 10) remove the 2 bolts holding the factory radio in place and pull the radio straight out a few inches, then disconnect the electrical connectors and antenna wire Install the stereo of your choice. Helpful pieces: wiring harness (gm mini), stereo installation kit for common gm (includes plastic mounting parts), antenna converter cable (converts mini gm plug to standard size) You'll probably use the auxillary power fuse to run your stereo because it's switched with the ignition. You can pull a wire from the fusebox under the passenger floorboard to your stereo. See your owner's manual for the fuse number and location. finished installation last update: 7/31/2001 by Galen Arnold