Apparently harder than your inept mechanic thought it would be. I
would never rip my dash apart for a new radio install unless I had a
wiring harness and install kit handy. In some cases for 'normal'
vehicles with 'normal' radio installations you don't have to have an
install kit, just a wiring harness. And even then, you don't HAVE to
use an adapter harness if you are willing to splice right into the
factory wiring(read: Doable, but not recommended)
The shop should have checked on the availability of an install kit for
your specific application -before- they opened up your dash. I'd
complain and get a refund. And make them reassemble the dash.
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