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goodtoothdoc
Posted 2020-11-26 8:15 PM (#606077)
Subject: 1961 Newport wagon


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Can anyone help me with directions on how to remove a radio from my 1961 Chrysler Newport wagon as well as a repair facility I can send it to? Thank you, Clark
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56D500boy
Posted 2020-11-26 8:54 PM (#606078 - in reply to #606077)
Subject: RE: 1961 Newport wagon



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goodtoothdoc - 2020-11-26 5:15 PM
Can anyone help me with directions on how to remove a radio from my 1961 Chrysler Newport wagon


Usually the main way that the radio is help to the dash is two nuts behind power and tuning knobs.

Start by pulling the knobs off. Pull straight out. Label and store until you need them.

That should expose two nuts, one on each threaded bit behind where the knobs were. Find a socket and turn then off (lefty loosey).

That should loosen the radio up nicely. You will want to get under the dash now and look for the aerial and rear speaker wires. Pull them straight out.

Look for a bracket (there might be a bracket that helps hold the weight of the radio). Remove the bracket at the radio or at the dash (or both). Save the hardware.

At this point you should be able to push the radio back with one hand (and catch it with the other). Wiggle it out.

*At least that is the way it was on my car (56 Dodge))






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christine-lover
Posted 2020-11-27 2:28 PM (#606096 - in reply to #606078)
Subject: Re: 1961 Newport wagon



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With or without a/c, remove radio though the speaker opening. It is tight getting the 2 forward screws out that hold the grille in place. The speaker and fiberglass bracket just comes out after disconnecting wires.
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NicksGarage
Posted 2020-11-27 2:55 PM (#606097 - in reply to #606077)
Subject: Re: 1961 Newport wagon



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Yes, easier to do it through the speaker opening. Be careful with the speaker holder, they're very fragile.
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58 DESOTOS RULE
Posted 2020-11-28 3:12 AM (#606108 - in reply to #606077)
Subject: RE: 1961 Newport wagon



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Hemmings Magazine has a number of advertisements for radio repair shops. It depends on how much you want to invest in repairing the radio. Most shops will do a competent job of restoring your original AM radio, (it isn't a complex circuit) but there are some who will put in an FM band and Bluetooth capability. That could be expensive, but if it's what you want...



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