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Nissan Skyline Replacing the Radio Headunit

Fitting a new radio into my R33 GTR

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In this guide, I am going to show you how to replace the radio head unit in a 1995 Nissan Skyline GTR. I will be replacing an old Pioneer CD player for a new Alpine IDA-X100 iPod car stereo.

You can read more about the Alpine IDA-X100 iPod car stereo in my review page.

Standard disclaimer: The instructions given below are intended as guidelines only. Any dismantling of your vehicle you do yourself, and the author of this document cannot and does not accept any responsibility for any damage incurred by you dismantling or refitting components incorrectly.

Tools Required

  • Phillips Screwdriver
How to Install Your Own Car Stereo System
How to Install Your Own Car Stereo System

Step 1

How To Install A Car Stereo
How To Install A Car Stereo

The first two screws we need to remove are located behind the ash tray. Simply pull the tray out and behind you should see two largish screws. These hold the centre panel on which we need to remove.

Step 2

How To Install A Car Stereo
How To Install A Car Stereo

Depending on how much room you have, you may be able to get away with only partially removing the centre panel. Once the screws have been removed you can pop the clips and pull the panel away. The panel also goes over the steering wheel and up to the door. You may be lucky and not need to remove it completely.

Step 3

How to install a car stereo, a step-by-step guide
How to install a car stereo, a step-by-step guide

With the panel clear you should be able to see four screws holding the cage on. There are two below the cage and two at the top, one either side.

Step 4

Replacing the Radio Headunit Nissan Skyline
Replacing the Radio Headunit Nissan Skyline

The cage should now be free from the chassis and you can remove the screws holding the radio to the cage.

Step 5

Install a New Car Stereo
Install a New Car Stereo

Slight problem with the areal connectors, my GTR is fitted with a banana clip style connector while the areal on the new head unit has a coax style connector. I don't listen to the radio anyway so I left these loose and wrapped in tape.

Step 6

Replacement is the exact reverse procedure, but you should remember to screw the head unit to the cage again because Nissans ground through the chassis, not the loom. If you put everything back together again and strange things happen like the areal going up and down, no power to the radio and so on, check your grounding.

How to Install Your Own Car Stereo System
How to Install Your Own Car Stereo System

Last updated on: Saturday 17th June 2017

 

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jesse

jesse

cheers man i didnt know about the grounding thing then done it after reading this as no power would go through my headunit til i screwed it back in now my sounds work :)

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