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69 Camaro radio removal

How do you remove the radio in a 69 Camaro? I'm trying to remove the gauge cluster but I'm having a hard time with it. Seems the radio needs to be detached from it first. I've removed the screw around the cluster and I've removed the brace from the radio. What am I missing?
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There is a metal strap holding the rear of the unit, then two washers on the knob shafts.


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Thanks Brian. I must have missed the two washers
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If it is a factory style radio and it has not been modified, The only thing holding the radio in is the brace you mentioned and two nuts on the volume and tuning shafts. Just remove all 4 knobs and you should see the attaching nuts. You will need a deep socket. Dont remember which size! If it has been modified IE(it does not have the knobs) then you may need a special tool to release it.
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Thanks alot, Mark. I'll put your advice to work tomorrow!
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Re: 69 Camaro radio removal

I'm taking my factory radio out also. But am running into a problem with the tuner knob. It has something over the shaft, knob is removed, that is covering the nut. The nut is exposed on the volume side with no issues, but the tuner side has something over it. It is round with a small square hole on the top side. It seems I need to release it to get to the nut underneath? I can post a pic tomorrow if no one has any idea given my description. Thoughts? Thanks
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I'm taking my factory radio out also. But am running into a problem with the tuner knob. It has something over the shaft, knob is removed, that is covering the nut. The nut is exposed on the volume side with no issues, but the tuner side has something over it. It is round with a small square hole on the top side. It seems I need to release it to get to the nut underneath? I can post a pic tomorrow if no one has any idea given my description. Thoughts? Thanks
It sounds like you have a round nut on one side. My Firebird has these. They are similar to the retainer for the headlight switch only smaller. There is a socket made especially for this but I made one by grinding down a cheap deep wall socket. I think it was a 7/16". Just grind two sides leaving two points opposite each other. There should be two slots in the retainer. I remember back in the day some makers used these round threaded nuts and some used the hex nuts.

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Thanks for the response. Actually, I do have them and removed the volume side nut with needle nose pliars inserted into the notches. The tuner side is not even exposed. It's like there is a round more thick piece covering the type of nut you are mentioning. I'll have to probably take a pic.
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Whatever this is on the tuner shaft is what I need to remove. What is this thing? And how is it removed? Thanks all.
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There are wires attached to it. It's almost like it's something having to do with the fader. Part # on it is 1376923 gm
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It's off. Just had to pull hard. Click image for larger version

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