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Old 10-02-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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Installing a new head unit in a 95 rio grande

Im trying to install a new stereo in my rio grande and from what I've heard it can be pretty tricky on this model. Has anyone done this before on a rio grande or a yj? This is my first attempt at installing a radio in any car so any advice would be a huge help.

This is the radio I'm installing if that helps

SONY CDXGT260MP - Sony® CDX-GT260MP AM/FM CD Stereo Receiver with Remote - Quadratec
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:56 PM   #2
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it's much easier than you think, you only need constant battery, switched battery, ground and speakers

are you are adding or changing speakers? amp or sub?

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Old 10-03-2012, 12:34 AM   #3
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Not at the moment. I have a sub sitting in my garage but I was gonna try to get the radio working before trying to figure the sub out
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:03 AM   #4
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Very simple, buy an adapter wire harness that goes between the radio and stock wiring.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:05 AM   #5
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Very simple, buy an adapter wire harness that goes between the radio and stock wiring.
Those harnesses are great! but you will need to splice it for the signal wire for the future amp, very easy to do...

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Old 10-03-2012, 09:12 AM   #6
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Best way is to use the stock bracket on the radio as well. Do NOT cut the dash piece out like everyone does.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:29 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info, I gotta do the same thing,

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Old 08-29-2013, 07:45 PM   #8
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Ok, dredging up an old thread because I'm new to jeep and new to the forum. My speakers for the dash came in today and my head unit should be in tomorrow. I also have the wiring harness for the jeep. I do want to hook up an amp as well, so can you explain further on the splice for the signal wire...I assume you mean a key on/off power supply wire to the amp? Also which is the best install method Ibuildembig? You say don't cut the dash piece out like everyone you mean use the stock surround and slide my head unit in its place? Or pull that whole surround and replace with a dash kit for a jeep and my head unit. It seems getting to everything also requires pulling off the dash itself...does this have to be done?

Any insight into what all a new head unit, dash speakers, and amp wiring job entails on a 95 YJ. I can go from the amp to pods and sub already.

Thanks in advance.

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