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    Default 2003 1500HD Stereo change questions?

    I have 03 1500 HD and I am wanting to change out the stock stereo for an aftermarket one. I am wondering if there is a way to keep my steering wheel controls and all warning chimes working when i use an aftermarket stereo? If anyone can give me websites on installation details and products availible that would be great.

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    Master Mechanic TritonBoulder47's Avatar
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    Yes there is... I believe PAC makes one... Just put in your truck details and a list of adapters will come up...

    Tim a.k.a. Da' Boulder

    2003 Chevrolet Avalanche Z71 - Custom Emergency Response POV

    Firefighter, Fire Policeman, Ambulance Driver, Rescue Tech, Emergency Lighting Installer

    Tint, 20's, Bull Bar, Intake, Exhaust, Billet Grill, Stereo, Custom Console, Emergency Equipment, and the list goes on...

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    pac for the steering wheel controls and for the right harness. that will allow you to keep onstar, bose, and all your warning chimes

    Grand Prairie, TX
    2003 Silverado LS
    4.8 V8
    Helix Power Tower Throttle Body Spacer
    Cherrybomb Extreme single 3 in/dual 2.5 out dumped
    8000k HIDs
    3.73 gears
    BFG Long Trail T/A's

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    Beware of the METRA harness'... In my opinion they absolutely suck!!! Everyone I've ever had never lasted more then a week...

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    i work at a stereo shop and thats the only brand we carry. granted some of the modules have had problems, they are man made just like all electronics, therefore they are subject to defects. You run the risk of problems with any product but in my experience of over 500 radio installs they are a good product.

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    Sr. Apprentice Evil_E's Avatar
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    metra is by far the best wiring harness' out there. as far as your sw controls PAC is the anwser. pending on what brand of radio you choose will depend wich sw adapter you'll go with. if your a DYIer, i do recomend the sw controls to be professionaly installed.
    if you have any questions on radios feel free to ask. ive got 10 years in the bizz.

    oh, not to be a buzz kill or anything..but expect to pay around 150-200 on all your adapters and harness, dash kit, antena adapter and what not. i only say this so it doesnt shock ya later.
    but these are must haves.

    K&N intake
    Jet stage II chip
    Flowmaster true duals
    Viper 5900 alarm w/ remote start
    Pioneer AVICF90BT w/ nav
    Bell Tech w/ Nitro drop shocks

    ....and a bunch other stuff....

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