Installing a CD player

sammiandfargoSeptember 14, 2008

I have a 1995 Buick Riviera and I would like to put a cd player in it. I purchased a cd player on ebay from another 95 Buick Riviera. My brother was going to put it into the car for me since I wouldn't have a clue how to do it. He says it will not work because my car came with a cassette player and the spot the cd player would have to be in isn't the same size.

So if it will not work how to I go about finding a new cd player that would fit my car? I've tried searching the internet but can't find anything. Any help or suggestions would be great! Thanks!

This is my dash and the cassette player

This is the cd player I bought

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You are missing the matching radio that goes with the C.D.
The C.D. is wired into the radio for the on off and volume.
Even if you did get it to fit and mount it won't work. Look
at how thick your radio - cassette player is. Then look at
the C.D. you bought.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2008 at 7:45PM
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just goto bestbuy or a circuit city and buy a whole new unit. Many times they have offers on free install. You have to buy the "kit" for your car
Click on the link below and you can see if the stereo will work with your car.

Here is a link that might be useful: Will it fit your car Guide?

    Bookmark   September 15, 2008 at 7:34AM
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Thank you kalining and airforceguy for your help. I found some pictures of 95 rivieras that came with CD players and they are not located where the cassette is like I thought they would be, the cd player is farther down the dash so maybe the cd player will fit after all.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2008 at 11:23AM
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Looks like a 1 1/2 din space for the radio to me. If you don't care about having a cassette player, a single din radio with a dash kit and a wireing kit will give you the most to choose from. I have seen some after market 1 1/2 din radios with both cd and cassette players built in but they've mostly been funky off brands, and not to many of those at that.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2008 at 5:33PM
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