How To Install The Radio On A '93 Jaguar
Now is the time to learn how to install the radio on a ’93 Jaguar, especially if your old radio has finally bitten the dust or if you just prefer to have a better aftermarket unit. Not only will you develop the know how to do simple auto modifications such as these, but you can also save some money in the process. The following steps apply if you haven’t removed the original radio.
Here’s what you’ll need in order to complete this job:
- Phillips head screwdriver
- A thin flathead screwdriver
- 14-pin adapter (if you’re installing an aftermarket radio)
- Disconnect the battery. Disconnect the positive and negative terminals from the battery. If you’re installing another OEM Jaguar radio, then you will need to have the radio code on hand. If you do not have the radio code, you can find this by asking your local Jaguar dealer.
- Remove the trim. You’ll have to move the shifter out of the way in order to continue, so with the engine off and emergency brake applied, put the shifter in reverse. In the center console, there are two screws that hold the ashtray in place. Remove these screws, then lift the tray out of the way and disconnect the cigarette lighter. Next, gently pry away the trim around the shift lever with a thin flathead screwdriver. Afterwards, remove the trim ring from around the shifter and unscrew the shifter knob to move it out of the way.
- Remove the old radio. Remove the center console by first finding the two plastic wing nuts that hold it in place. The radio, along with the climate control, is held within a plastic frame. Remove this frame by removing the six screws holding it in place. The radio can finally be removed after disconnecting a few cables. Remember to keep these screws in a safe place, so they will be readily available during the installation process.
- Install the new radio. The installation process is the reverse of the removal. Reconnect all of the cables and slide the new radio in place, replacing the plastic frame. If you’re installing an aftermarket radio, be sure you have an adapter for the OEM 14-pin connector, as the aftermarket system will require a different connector. If you didn’t get one with your new radio, you get one from a local car audio installer.
- Reattach all parts. Simply follow the reverse process as done during the removal. Don’t forget to reconnect the battery terminals.
- Test your new radio. If you installed an aftermarket radio, then you should be able to operate it immediately, unless otherwise specified in your instruction manual. If you installed an OEM Jaguar radio, then you will need to input a 4 digit radio code that is unique to your Jaguar. This code can be found either on a small white sticker under the hood at the top left corner. The last four digits of the barcode on the sticker can be used as the radio code. If you do not have this sticker, you’ll have to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (or VIN) to your nearest Jaguar dealer in order to receive the correct code.