Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Dodge Truck Forums > Dodge Ram Generations Forum > 1st Gen : 1981 - 1993 > Audio & Electronics


Audio & Electronics

1990 radio swap


This is a discussion on 1990 radio swap within the Audio & Electronics forums, part of the 1st Gen : 1981 - 1993 category!
Hello all, I have a 1990 w250 that has the factory radio in it, it doesn't work really at all ...


Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Sniper X

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-10-2014, 11:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: smalltown, usa
Posts: 5

Ram Year: 1990
Engine: 5.9 Cummins
Default 1990 radio swap
Hello all, I have a 1990 w250 that has the factory radio in it, it doesn't work really at all anymore, so I want to switch it to a new radio. I am not very good with wiring, is it very hard to switch one out?


Sponsored Ad
Register to remove this ad.
movindirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2014, 11:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
codered's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: in da ghetto, FL
Age: 19
Posts: 9,493

Ram Year: 1998 QCSB
Engine: magnum 5.9/360
Send a message via Skype™ to codered
Default
It's easy I'm 16 lol. Those trucks have less wiring than newer trucks if you want to do a direct wire. Even easier if you do a metra kit that hooks up to the factory harness. All you need to remember is the colors and what they are and you'll be good.


__________________
2001 1500 RCSB *parts and fun* gone
6/24/94 1500 RCLB * in the family*
8/10/98 1500 QBSB "Ronda" *WIP*
Originally Posted by rocket View Post
life is like toilet paper.....you're either on a roll or taking shit from some asshole.
codered is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2014, 12:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
crazzywolfie's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: under the truck
Posts: 13,979

Ram Year: 81 93
Engine: 5.2
Default
most 72-00 dodge vehicle use the same radio hole and the 88ish and newer vehicles have the same connector as the 88-00 stereo's. just have to make sure you don't get a stereo out of one of the vehicles with the Bose setup. you can also go aftermarket. that usually cost you about $30 on top of the new stereo for the direct wiring kit and face-plate adapter.


__________________

81 dodge d150 custom long box 318 670CFM Holley Street Avenger Carb
89 RamCharger 4x4 318/727/3.21 on 33's
93 ramcharger 318 FI 2wd
crazzywolfie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2015, 08:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
The War Wagon's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: da' 'BURGH
Age: 50
Posts: 1,617

Ram Year: 1992
Engine: 318 Magnum
Send a message via Yahoo to The War Wagon
Red face
Nope - but if you haven't installed a car radio in 25 years - like me, when I did it - set aside about 2 weeks worth of summer evenings, to do it right.


__________________
"Me & my RC - me & my RC!!!"


The War Wagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2016, 12:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
gwgdog66's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: OKC OK
Age: 51
Posts: 7

Ram Year: 1990
Engine: 5.2L
Default
My brother and a buddy replaced the stock stero in my 90 D150 this past weekend. I bought the kit to hook up to the stock factory connectors. I also bought the kit to make the single Din Sony stero fit the dash. Replaced the stock speakers with kickers and it sounds pritty good. Just take your time and follow the directions. Good luck ��


__________________
Gary from OKC
US Army Retired
1983-2008
gwgdog66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2016, 06:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
Sniper X's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Age: 49
Posts: 113

Ram Year: 1991
Engine: 318
Default
Either get a schoshe or other factory install adapter and it takes literally about an hour to swap out the stereo. I'd also replace the door speakers.
codered likes this.


__________________
Resistance is not futile, it is voltage divided by current.
Sniper X is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
1990 w250, cummins, radio swap dodge


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Engine Swap: Late 90's 5.9 into a 1990 W250?? BigE Engine & Performance 6 07-21-2014 03:03 PM
1990 ram v6 to v8 swap Ram it! Tech Info 17 12-21-2013 10:57 PM
8.4AN Radio swap in 2010 badjuju2010 Audio & Electronics 13 10-16-2013 01:10 AM
Radio swap Bulldog5.7 Audio & Electronics 0 03-24-2013 01:09 PM
Radio Swap ram-head For Sale 5 12-18-2012 09:17 PM

<




GM Truck Forum
Ford Raptor Forum
Chevy Tahoe Forum
Chevy Cobalt Forum
Chevy Camaro Forum
Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum
Ford Truck Forum
88-98 GM Truck Forum
73-87 Gm Truck Forum
Ford Expedition Forum
Chevy Equinox Forum
Chevy Cruze Forum
Jeep Liberty Forum
Jeep Forum
Dodge Ram SRT10 Forum
Chrysler 200 Forum
Scion xD Forum
Scion xB Forum
Dodge Challenger Forum
SRT Forum
Nissan Titan Forum
Buick Enclave Forum
Cadillac Forum
Cadillac XTS Forum