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I'm trying to install a stereo and I can't even get past the part of removing the original radio and frame. I searched on this forum and found some people to have similar problems, but nothing giving detail as to how they actually got the factory radio removed.

I'm hoping that somebody can give me a little insight on the process.
 

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thanks for the link ducatiss, but that's actually the first thread i found that detailed the install. however, even after removing every screw i could find, the unit won't budge. I've pulled up, down, left, right, in, out, and nothing. i've replaced stereos in 2 other cars and i've never had this much trouble. it was always remove the frame screw(s), then pull the unit out.
 

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hit another roadblock: the wiring. the colors don't match and i'm a few testing devices short of figuring it out. as of right now i have the following wires left coming out of my truck:
2 red (both have no stripes)
1 tan
1 orange
1 teal
2 gray

my aftermarket wiring has none of those colors. I have the following left:
1 purple
1 purple w/ stripe
1 red
1 white
1 white w/ stripe
1 gray
1 gray w/ stripe

i can't find anything online or on these forums that are even remotely close to what i have coming out of my truck. any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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what exactly are you trying to do??? If youre installing a new head unit you should be able to pick up a wiring harness and just plag the new unit in
 

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DUDE, tell me you did NOT cut your factory harness off? i can tell you the colors with matching colors with stripes are speaker wires. you NEED to wire your factory harness back in and buy an adapter harness. there is NO reason to EVER cut your factory harness off your truck, if that is indeed what you have done.
 

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Stereo Help

Hey man, hate it for you but I feel your pain on upgrading a stereo. Especially when its a brand new truck with a 30k sticker on it. I use to be pretty serious into car audio when I was younger but after all the research when it comes right down to it go to crutchfield.com. No I don't work for them but damn they sure do simplify it for you, they may cost a few bucks more but all the hassle of saving a few dollars other places just go there, they throw in the harness, install guide, 800 number to troubleshoot, and the fit kit, really you can't go wrong.
 

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