Thread for removing dash trim is already made.. however let me say that i have no idea how he got them off that easy!
PS. This is a non on star install
I had to almost get help to pull them off lol.
With all the trim around the stereo off, it should look like this. Remover the 4 screws holding the stock deck in place.
once removing the 4 screws, the back of the deck looks like this
Just a close up to help show the back of the stock deck
remove the harnesses and the antenna
This is the harness I used $160... but I suppose it was worth it
disconnect the battery negative then positive, please do it in that order. You will know if you have done it wrong :P
at this point you can attach the harness to the stock ones. it is impossible to hook them up wrong as they will only fit in the proper ones.
I separated the wires which go to the speakers just to keep things a little more organised. Almost all wires except one just had to be connected to the same color wire
i started stripping and wrapping the like colored wire together as per the schematic. this Sony deck was very easy as the wires were the same colors. This may or may not be the case on other brands
continue connecting all wires until you are left with a blue/white one, which will be your amps remote wire
with everything temporarily connected hook up the deck and insure that everything is working, speakers, sub, door chimes and etc.
YAY FIRST TRY!! lol
Double check that everything is right and nothing was missed
stick your hand in if necessary to insure that nothing impedes the back of the deck
screw it back in using the stock 4 screws that were removed earlier, and put the trim back on in reverse order
My temporary sub and enclosure, sounds good for now
This is the first deck I have ever installed, i did it on my own other than the great help I got reading through this forum. It took me about 2 hours (taking pictures as I worked) With little to no knowledge of stereo equipment. Best $50 I every saved.
If you have any question i will be more than happy to answer them