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I wouldnt go to the shop, if you need hands on help, go to an audio installation shop. You might also consider getting online and consulting crutchfield.com. The easiest install is to make sure you have the right wiring harness adapter to match your new radio to the model vehicle your doing the install. This will make sure your wiring is all correct. The wiring for the speakers, if not using the harness, is usually best to just run the wire straight to the speaker. Bypass the whole stock wiring. Especially if your using your own amplifier.
Question: Did you use a wiring harness to install the radio? If not, I recommend you get one and use it. You run the risk of frying you entire electrical system if you don't. Of course, you may get lucky, but not usually. The wires on the wiring harness will match the wiring of the radio you are installing. All radio wires are standardized in color. If you did use a harness, check the crimps on the wires. Hope this helps
first and foremost you need to buy a car audio installation kit for your car model and year. Wal mart has some, but i think you may need to drive down to your local car audio shop and buy one from them if wal mart don't have them. Remove the old/factory radio. If an aftermarket radio is already installed then you may get lucky and find the harness already installed, but depending on what kind or radio it is( ex: DIN or Double DIN), but the specs for your radio is Double DIN(fat) so you may still need to buy the installation kit. Once you have the kit, everything is color coded, just match the wires and connect, then plug the harness after you have secured the wires. For a clean professional installation look, solder your wires(60/40 solder and soldering iron needed) and seal the connection with a heat shrink tube(audio shop carries the tube as well) and your good to go. I found you the install manual, just copy and paste(make sure all wires are connected with keys off the ignition until everything is good and connected)
you can go to radio shack or other store and buy a plug adapter for your brand of radio that will match both the radio and the cars wiring so all you have to do is disconnect the factory radio and plug in the adapter to the radio and the original car wiring plug and your set to go without figuring out which wires to connect to and removing the possibility of causing wiring problems with the car
I really hope that this guy bought a wiring kit to put in the aftermarket radio, because this could be simple. Your stock radio runs the dash and parking lights threw it's display and that needs to be looped with the new radio. On the aftermarket, there is a orange wire that does this. Since the stock wiring is different with every make and model of auto out there, you need to buy the wiring kit that plugs into the car's harness and matches in color to the harness of the new radio. Putting together the orange wires will give you back your lights. If this person cut the orginal plugs off of the car and wired it direct to the car, you may want to see if the plugs can be put back on and the wiring kit installed or you going to be going through a nightmare of figuring out what wire is what on the car side. Those wiring kits that plug into the car and wire up to the radio are cheap and can be bought at Wal Mart for about 20 to 25 dollars. Good luck
you will have to go to the gm garage and ask for the wiring diagram to match the wires up. but the way to fix it the right way is to go to the junk yard and cut the harness out of a car and splice the wires back together then go to wall mart or best buy to get the right wiring adapter then you can match them colors up to your new radios wires and plug into your car