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    Default 91 1500 radio issue...NEED HELP!

    For quite some time the radio in my dads truck has been broken. the clock is stuck on a certain time, the factory equalizer doesn't come on, and the end result is no radio.

    I want to say years ago I read that it was some brain unit to the radio that is broken and needs to be replaced. Is this true? If so, where can I get the part(s) to fix it?

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    Not sure if that is true, but below is a link to find used auto parts if a new (whatever you need) is either too expensive or you can't find.



    http://www.car-part.com/


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    I would think that your best bet would be to pull the radio and take it to a local radio repair place. If you can not find one locally, there are some that you can ship it to and they will check it out. I an sure if you google it you will find one. Either that or put an aftermarket radio in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfleetwood View Post
    Not sure if that is true, but below is a link to find used auto parts if a new (whatever you need) is either too expensive or you can't find.



    http://www.car-part.com/
    I'll see if there's a part that fits the description. Thanks

    I just realized, I think this might be in the wrong section as well....sorry

    Quote Originally Posted by Pikey View Post
    I would think that your best bet would be to pull the radio and take it to a local radio repair place. If you can not find one locally, there are some that you can ship it to and they will check it out. I an sure if you google it you will find one. Either that or put an aftermarket radio in.
    I'll have to check into that as well. I just thought I remembered reading somewhere that it was some sort of box that controls all of the audio parts that went bad since the factory equalizer doesn't come on as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyldhorse View Post
    I just realized, I think this might be in the wrong section as well....sorry

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    No worries at all, you're close enough here . I just wanted to make sure you did not end up with responses in the Members Into area telling you to ask your question in the other section and then a duplicate thread was started. Thanks for mentioning though!

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    You can get a good Aftermarket Radio for as low as $79.00 Kits will cost you $30.00 I would just go this way..
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    I think that the 91 Has an odd sized radio. The radio box is under the dash over the gas pedal and the controls are on the dash. I don't know that I have ever seen an aftermarket that would be able to fit properly even with the adapter kit. Any of the older trucks that I have seen with after market radios had them cut into the dash under the heat vents. Not something that I would do to my truck. I could be wrong about what is available. I found this on ebay, Not sure if it is what you need
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/88-94-GM-CHE...728#vi-content

    if you scroll down on this page they have the dash kits and the piece to fill the pocket if you decide to go aftermarket

    http://www.buycheapr.com/us/result.j...&ga=us10&ts=go
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    Yes there is a pocket that goes in the radio space and the aftermarket radio goes where the Cass is.. If I remember right.

    Check www.metraonline.com to get the part #'s

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    howdy, had a similar issue. replaced the "box" and replaced the radio with ones from the junk yard. it was easy. the the radio went out again, so i took the eq out and bought a aftermarket radio and had to run some new wires. i bought a radio bezel at wally world with vents in it. i just dont use the original one, it just holds the time now
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    I think my dad was hoping to keep the factory radio, so I'll have to check on the radio box. I'll run the aftermarket idea by him to see if he's changed his mind since that's the way I'd probably go, and just put the aftermarket radio where the factory equalizer is.

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