Buick LaCrosse Radio Removalby Leonardo R. Grabkowski
The Buick LaCrosse was introduced in 2005. From 2005 to 2009, the Lacrosse only received minor updates. In 2010, it received a full redesign. Removing the radio from your first-generation Buick LaCrosse takes about 15 minutes, providing you have the proper tools. By removing the radio, you can remove other vital components of the dash, such as the instrument panel and pad. You may also want to remove the radio to install a new one.
Shut off the engine and open the hood. Use a wrench or pliers to loosen the nut on the negative battery cable. Pull the cable off the battery terminal for safety.
Grasp the trim piece beneath the climate controls. Pull the trim firmly to unhook it from the console. This exposes four screws.
Remove the two center screws with a Phillips-head screwdriver. These screws mount the climate controls. Pull the climate-control panel away from the console. Unplug the wiring harnesses from behind and set it aside.
Grasp the hazard-light panel above the radio. Pull it firmly to remove it. You may need to use a trim tool to help pry it off. Unplug the hazard-light connection from behind. Set the panel aside. This exposes two screws.
Remove the two screws on top, and then remove the two screws beneath the radio. Pull the radio forward. Unplug the antenna and wiring harness from behind.
- Vehicle electronics are dangerous if the proper safety precautions aren't taken. Make sure you disconnect the negative battery cable before beginning.
Items you will need
- Pliers or adjustable wrench
- Phillips-head screwdriver
- Trim tool (optional)