You’re tired of listening to cassettes and only having the capacity to enjoy the radio, while your phone is full of your favourite music but you don’t have a 3.5mm or usb port on your car radio, so you can’t enjoy your car travels to the fullest… That’s exactly why we’ve made this article to help you, because now you’re going to find out how to install a car radio on your Buick Regal. To do this, initially we will find out how to remove the old car radio, then how to install a car radio on Buick Regal and finally, how to connect it.
How to install car radio on Buick Regal: Removing the old car stereo
Before we begin the serious business of how to install a car stereo on your Buick Regal, there is one essential step, remove the audio set you already have on your car. There are two scenarios, either you have an original headunit, or you have an universal set. Before you start taking out, always be sure you remove the negative wire from the battery to avoid any risk of short-circuit or electrocution. Once this is carried out, here are the two ways dependent on the stereo that equips your Buick Regal:
- Original car radio:
In this instance, you’ll have to be persistent, in general, the simple use of extracting clamps in the 4 holes in the corners of the car radio should be enough to remove it. But on some particular models of specific years, this procedure will not be enough to remove the old car radio from your Buick Regal. Indeed, you will need to remove certain parts of the centre console to access the car radio itself. To do this, you will need to use a screwdriver to remove the plastic covers that are in the way. Once you have access to the station, be sure you disconnect all the connections.
- Aftermarket radio :
In this situation the procedure is less difficult, you will just have to use the extracting clamps and press on the 4 corners of your station to make it come out of its place. Once this step is carried out, be sure you unplug it and remove the metal frame that supports it in the notch of the center console. That’s it, you’ve finished dismantling your old car radio, all you have to do is install the new one!
How to install car radio on your Buick Regal: Fitting and connecting the car radio
Let’s go to the essential section for you, how to install a car stereo on your Buick Regal. Beforehand, take the time to check the suitability of your car and your headunit, and to read the installation recommendations, which may give you specific instructions.
Here are the various steps required in installing an aftermarket car radio. First of all, put in place the metal frame supplied with your new car radio, this frame has the task of holding your car radio in place on your Buick Regal, once placed, be sure you press the locking tabs on each side of the frame. Once this step has been accomplished, you will need to connect the three plugs of your car radio, two ISO connectors for power supply and sound transfer to the speakers of your Buick Regal, then the radio antenna socket. For the latter, on some models you may need an adapter to transform it from male to female to be able to adapt it to the socket of your new radio. Finally, all you have to do is push your car radio into the metal frame, snap it into place, and position the plastic or metal frame supplied with it on its contour. That’s it, you’ve just learned how to install a car radio on Buick Regal, be sure you check that the radio is switched on, that the sound is working and that you’re picking up the radio and you’re ready to enjoy your new car radio. If you have other complications, or want to learn more about your car, don’t be reluctant to visit our page dedicated to it.
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