2000 Suburban - CD Player Dead. What now?

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by Jimzu, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Jimzu

    Jimzu New Member

    The CD player which is part of the OEM radio is dead. I do NOT want to muck around with replacing the radio.

    1. Is it possible to install a 2nd CD player, and say, put it in the glove box and simply plug it into the back of the existing radio?

    2. Are there CD players without the radio, faceplate, buttons, etc - that can sever as a 2nd player? I know that I've seen these things in the past that guys installed in their trunks but can't find them on the web.. Not sure what to search for.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. vncj96

    vncj96 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    You WILL have to replace it. What you want would be even more work to do, its easy to do if you are just replacing with another OEM cd player.
  3. 2ToNe04

    2ToNe04 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    its the easiest thing in the world tod o.
  4. 5speedsilverado

    5speedsilverado Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    that involves alot of soldering
  5. cartier

    cartier New Member

    replacing it with an aftermarket cd is cheaper then trying to buy another oem cd player
  6. Jimzu

    Jimzu New Member

    But I've seen guys post about the problems that they encounter with the alarms, OnStar, speakers...etc. when they install a new radio... this is NOT my area of knowledge, but I read about having to buy an "adapter" for $150 or so... Zooks!
  7. tattooed4life

    tattooed4life Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Salvage yard for a factory radio replacement or even ebay if you don't want aftermarket, shouldn't be to bad on the pocket.
  8. thrasher

    thrasher Rockstar 100 Posts

    you should be able to purchase the mounting kit & a wiring harness adapter for less than $50. Circuit city, Radio Shack, Crutchfield et al will be able to help you. VERY easy to do. Your vehicle doesn't have On Star, does it? My 2001 Silverado 2500HD did, but I swapped in an after market radio with the mentioned kits in about 30 minutes - never had a problem with it in 8 years.

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