How to Install a CD Player in a Chevy Cavalier

by Steve Smith

You've decided you want to change out the factory stereo that came in your Chevy Cavalier. The Chevy Cavalier, like many Chevy vehicles, comes with a factory stereo that is set inside a unit much larger than most car CD players. This needs to be removed to install an after-market CD player with a kit that fits the remaining space. It might seem intimidating, but it is a task you can do.

Step 1

Purchase a CD player with a kit that fits the Chevy Cavalier make and model you own.

Step 2

Install the kit for the Chevy Cavalier. Most kits will attach to the screw mounts inside the dash that held the original stereo components.

Step 3

Attach the stereo wires to the connections in the dash following your wire diagram. The red connectors attach to red and yellow to yellow in most models.

Step 4

Attach the power and ground to the back of the CD player. The power is the red cable and the black is the ground.

Step 5

Slide the CD player into the mounts on the kit. It will fit inside grooves along the inside of the track and lock into place.

Step 6

Replace the dashboard cover attaching the inside screws using a Phillips head screwdriver and ratchet.

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