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got my radio today.
i got it from my brother in law
it is a cd player. pioneer
it has a bunch if wires hangin off the back of it that all go to one plug
i am a dummy when it comes to this kind of thing
he told me i needed a wiring harness and a dash something
i would like to do this myself but it dont look like this will be simple

also idk how to get the stock radio out either

any help please!!!!!!!

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You can go to your local stereo shop (I think wall mart even caries them) and get a wiring adapter that will plug into the trucks factory wiring - then you wire that to the stereo. You also need a stereo faceplate adapter to adapt whatever shape the stock hole is in your truck to the standard rectangle shape of your new deck. cant help you on gettin the old one out but heres a wiring diagram.
 

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Your truck shouldn't need an install kit. You'll need a set of U-shaped radio removal keys to get the old radio out. I would suggest buying the keys instead of using a coat hanger, nails, etc.
 

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Then you should just need a wiring harness and the removal keys. Also, does the radio have the metal sleeve (cage) around it?
 

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You can use a metal coat hanger instead of spending money on the U-clips.
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Sometimes that works, but after doing car audio for 5 years, I saw a lot of radios that were stuck in the dash because people tried using "foreign objects" to get their radios out. I'd rather spend 5 bucks and not take the chance :thumb:
 

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yea i tried a coat hanger and didnt have no luck
i didnt pull real hard b/c i didnt want to tare it up
so i will just go tom. and get wireing harness and the removal keys

one last thing will this be an all day project or should i be able to nock this out in a hour or so.
 

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With experience it should take 30 minutes or less to do it right with soldered connections. With no experience plan on a couple of hours, and make sure not to jerry rig any of the wiring connections because it will just lead to problems down the road.
 

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im workin on postin some pics
bought the wiring harnes and took the stock radio out and the plugs i bought fit in the the stock plugs but didnt fit anything else
and when the pics finsh loading i will have some pics
 

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