Removing a Stereo From a 2010 Pontiac G6

The 2010 model year marked the end of an era, as General Motors officially ended the production of all Pontiacs after this year. For that reason, the Pontiac G6 was a carryover from the previous year. The 2010 G6 came standard with an AM-FM radio, which included satellite radio and a single-disc CD player. Removing and replacing the radio in the 2010 G6 requires an in-depth procedure that ends with a trip to a GM dealership for reprogramming.

Step 1

Open the passenger’s door and find the dashboard outer trim cover — the trim panel on the far passenger’s side of the dashboard. Grab this panel and sharply pull outward to disengage its retaining clips. Set the panel aside.

Step 2

Adjust the passenger’s seat as far back as it goes. Look under the passenger’s side of the dashboard and find the closeout panel, which is the black panel under the dashboard. Sharply pull downward on this panel to disengage its retaining clips. Pull the wiring harness clips from the closeout panel and remove the panel from the G6.

Step 3

Open the glove box and find its five retaining screws. Remove these screws with a ratchet and socket. Pull the glove box assembly downward to disengage its remaining retaining clips, and remove the glove box assembly from the vehicle.

Step 4

Open the driver’s door and pull outward sharply on the driver’s side dashboard outer trim cover to disengage its retaining clips. Remove the outer trim cover from the vehicle.

Step 5

Adjust the driver’s seat so it is as far back as it goes. Look under the driver’s side of the dashboard and find the driver’s side closeout panel. Remove the two closeout panel screws and its one nut with a ratchet and socket. Sharply pull downward on the closeout panel to disengage its retaining clips and remove the closeout panel.

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