How to Remove the Radio in a 2000 Chevy Silveradoby Leonardo R. Grabkowski
The Chevrolet Silverado received a major redesign midway through the 1999 model-year (sometimes referred to as a 1999.5 Silverado). The redesign brought changes to the exterior and interior, including a revised dash, steering column and radio setup. The process for removing the radio in your 2000 Silverado is the same for all Silverado models, 1999.5 through 2006.
Move the column gear shift to "1" to allow clearance when removing the panel. Turn the engine off and set the parking brake.
Unhook the negative battery cable (--) with the pliers. Separate the cable from the battery post to prevent electrical shock.
Grasp the dash panel above the driver's side air vent. Pull the panel sharply until it unclips from the dash, then grasp the side of the panel above the radio. Pull it to unclip it from the dash.
Lift the dash panel up and over the steering column. Move it away and set it aside.
Lower the two levers on the sides of the radio to unhook the radio from its mount.
Pull the radio straight out. Unplug the wiring harness and the antenna on the rear of the radio.
- The same procedure is used for the 1999 through 2006 GMC Sierra truck.
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