2003 1500HD Stereo change questions?

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by Schmig, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Schmig

    Schmig New Member

    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.
  2. TritonBoulder47

    TritonBoulder47 Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    Yes there is... I believe PAC makes one... http://www.pac-audio.com Just put in your truck details and a list of adapters will come up...
  3. txsilverado

    txsilverado Member

    pac for the steering wheel controls and www.metraonline.com for the right harness. that will allow you to keep onstar, bose, and all your warning chimes
  4. TritonBoulder47

    TritonBoulder47 Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

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

    txsilverado Member

    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.
  6. Evil_E

    Evil_E Member

    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. :gasp:
    but these are must haves.
  7. Schmig

    Schmig New Member

    Thanks that helps alot

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