1990 radio swap

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  1. movindirt

    movindirt Junior Member

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    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?
     
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    codered Senior Member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Nope - but if you haven't installed a car radio in 25 years - like me, when I did it :rolleyes: - set aside about 2 weeks worth of summer evenings, to do it right. :eek:
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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