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PostSubject: 1995 buick riviera radio   1995 buick riviera radio EmptyTue Mar 22, 2011 8:44 am

ok, so i have this amazing head unit, its touch screen 7" dvd player, super nice. I wanna put it in my '95 buick Riviera, but it has a 1.5 din slot for the head unit, and then further down it has a 1 din slot for the cd intake. is there some adaptor i can get to put the 2 din cd player in my car?
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 buick riviera radio   1995 buick riviera radio EmptyThu Mar 24, 2011 11:48 am

Unfortunately, you are gonna need to custum install this unit. I am in the same boat and I am pretty sure that a 2 din will not have enough room with the a/c console so I was thinking about relocating the a/c panel to where the current cd player is at which is gonna mean extending wires for relocation.
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 buick riviera radio   1995 buick riviera radio EmptyFri Mar 25, 2011 1:35 pm

If you could get the dash panel from a 96-99 and the climate control/radio metal mount. Then that may work. Don't know how interchangable those pieces are on a 95 vs. the others.
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 buick riviera radio   1995 buick riviera radio EmptyFri Mar 25, 2011 1:45 pm

with the exception of the climate control module (im not certain about it) he can take the dashboard and the black filler panel (if you have ever taken the dash out you know what im refering to) from a 96+ should bolt onto his car.

What i am saying is with the right parts they will physically fit, but electronicly with the climate control you will have trouble i believe.


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PostSubject: Re: 1995 buick riviera radio   1995 buick riviera radio EmptyFri Mar 25, 2011 1:47 pm

Ah yes that filler panel. I did forget about that thing. I've had my dash apart more times than I've even wanted to, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 buick riviera radio   1995 buick riviera radio EmptyFri Mar 25, 2011 1:51 pm

yeah they are slightly different from 95 to 96, first model is straight, the 96+ has a notch cut out of it for the new dash shape. I changed my stock interior out with an interior from a 95 so im relatively familiar with differences between 95 and 98.
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 buick riviera radio   1995 buick riviera radio EmptySun Mar 27, 2011 2:50 am

Speaking of removing dash, Is there a write up on how specifically to remove dash panel to remove radio. I looked at the one in the write up section and it stated that we all knew how to do it then there were red x's were the pics would go. Can anyone post a link and I'll try to do a write up on the double din version of the 95 radio replacement, Thx.
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 buick riviera radio   1995 buick riviera radio EmptyMon Mar 28, 2011 9:19 am

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PostSubject: Re: 1995 buick riviera radio   1995 buick riviera radio EmptyMon Mar 28, 2011 11:25 am

Thanks anyway but the link you have is the same one that I have been trying to use in the write up section of the forum. I cant see the pages of information,can you see any pics or is it just me?
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 buick riviera radio   1995 buick riviera radio EmptyMon Mar 28, 2011 11:52 am

plaser007 wrote:
Thanks anyway but the link you have is the same one that I have been trying to use in the write up section of the forum. I cant see the pages of information,can you see any pics or is it just me?

Looks like that site is charging for the instructions now. Maybe I can help. If the 95's are like the 96-99, follow these directions.

First step is to remove the filler panel under the dash ledge. It is held in by little plastic retainers. If you look at the retainer, there is a small center pin. Use a small phillips screw driver or awl to push the pin in one click. Then grab the retainer, and it will pull right out. To install the retainer push the small pin from the back side 2 clicks so that the pin is now above the flat side of the retainer. Install the retainer and push the pin flush with the head. Very simple once you do it.

Now pull down on the filler panel, and pull it rearward, and it will come out.


Now open the doors. There are side panels that pry off. The driver's side is easy. The passenger side is held in by one 7mm screw that you can only see if you open the glove compartment. After removing that screw, the panel pries off like the driver's side. Just be gentle, both panels have plastic tabs that can break.

Behind each panel is a 7mm screw that holds each end of the dash by a strap. Remove these.

If you look up at the top of the dash, under the top ledge, right where the front edge of the filler panel was, there are about seven 7mm screws across the length of the dash, that need to be removed. After that, push up on the dash ledge, and the dash panel will pull out. It helps if the steering column is tilted all the way down. Remove any electrical connection from the back of the dash panel, and you can remove it completely.

One thing to remember. The dash panel has tabs on top that must go BEHIND the tabs for the upper dash ledge. It is easy to put them in front. It will bolt up but the holes in the filler panel will not line up for the retainers.

Hope you can follow that, and it helps.

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PostSubject: Re: 1995 buick riviera radio   1995 buick riviera radio EmptyWed Mar 30, 2011 2:43 am

Im gonna have a go at this tomorrow, I'll let you know how close you are. Thanks for the help. all i have to do is splice a bunch of wires together and get the A/C controller down to where the cd player is at...then fabricate something for the two din...Thx again
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 buick riviera radio   1995 buick riviera radio EmptyMon May 16, 2011 6:24 pm

Have Anyone Changed The Dash Panel From A 95 To A 96-99 ?
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