1971: This model year saw visual changes only in the color schemes of the radio dials. To match the new color of Chevelle instrumentation, the radios were produced with white lettering/numbering and with blue "tint bands" on the lenses. All 1971-1972 model year radio equipment illuminates pale blue in the dark as opposed to the earlier green.
The 1971 AM/FM-stereo radios continued using the same design of the previous model year (an amber colored stereo indicator light on the upper right corner and the word Stereo printed between the "104" and "108" on the FM dial band), but with the exception of all numbers/lettering printed in white and blue "tint bands" on the dial lens.
The combination AM radio and 8-track tape player used the previous model year design of the dial that doubles as a tape cartridge door, round amber stereo indicator light and upper pushbuttons. The numbering and lettering however, were changed to white and the upper corners of the dial lens now had the blue "tint bands".
The combination AM/FM-stereo radio and 8-track tape player used the previous model year's design of a dial that doubles as the tape door and CHEVROLET printed below the buttons. Three of the pusbutton presets serve double-duty as AM, FM and EJECT buttons. Just like the AM/8's, there is an amber colored stereo indicator on the upper left side of the lens, but in addition there is also an amber colored FM indicator on the upper right side of the lens. The "tint-bands" in the upper corners were changed to blue and the the numbering and lettering were changed to white for this model year.