Aftermarket head unit swap

Discussion in 'How-to Guides' started by 5speedsilverado, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. 5speedsilverado

    5speedsilverado New Member

    Last edited: Jun 17, 2009
  2. 5speedsilverado

    5speedsilverado New Member

    oh here is what im starting with

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    Last edited: Jun 15, 2009
  3. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 New Member

    Even though I am not a stereo person, I can't wait to see this write-up because I have always wondered what was involved in doing one. I actually NEED a replacement stereo in my S-10, because it is starting to die and 75% of my speakers are shot and it's just shot period. I hope you have room for the 6 disc changer in that dash, if it's the kind that goes behind the head unit then you are going to have some fun with the HVAC system. :great:
  4. 5speedsilverado

    5speedsilverado New Member

    im planning to mount the changer under the driver or passenger seat, it even comes with 16' of cable, so i should be good:great:
  5. iPublicEnemy47

    iPublicEnemy47 New Member

    Cant wait to see this write up ... I have always wondered about installing a head unit
  6. 5speedsilverado

    5speedsilverado New Member

    thanks, i cant wait for the head unit:glasses:

    i will be sure to include alot of pictures
  7. 5speedsilverado

    5speedsilverado New Member

    i just checked the ups tracking thing (i ordered standard shipping, isn't that supposed to be usps?) and it is in HODGKINS, IL, so i looked it up on google maps and entered from their to my house and it said it should take 1 day and 2 hours. i wish that was true...
  8. Crakums_GT

    Crakums_GT New Member

    Can't wait to see this write up. Are you getting all the bells and whistles like satellite raiod and ipod connector? I have my ipod connector in my glove comp. so I can keep my extra ipod in there. Currently have to pull head unit out to reseat the satellite radio wires though. It stopped working for some reason. Good luck.

    -Greg
  9. 5speedsilverado

    5speedsilverado New Member

    the reciver has a built in usb port, so i plug an ipod cable into the usb port, and the head unit will control the ipod, i dont even own an ipod:lol: and i dont plan on installing satalite radio just yet
  10. iPublicEnemy47

    iPublicEnemy47 New Member

    Just hope when its being sorted at that place it doesnt go in the wrong pile..

    It happened to me before once... I was tracking my package and it was in LA and it was suppose to arrive next day, it never did. I go to track it and its in Nebraska because it got put on wrong truck or something. :lol:
  11. 5speedsilverado

    5speedsilverado New Member

    wow i hope that doesn't happen, i've never had it happen eather
  12. 5speedsilverado

    5speedsilverado New Member

    ok, now im a little confused, it hasn't been updated since it left illinois yesterday at 9 a.m., so idk what is going on, hopefully they didn't lose it
  13. iPublicEnemy47

    iPublicEnemy47 New Member

    ya told ya you cant trust that tracking thing...
  14. TMRuiz

    TMRuiz New Member

    Just make sure whenyou hook that radio up the factory plug that goes into the radio doesn't have the switch power you need to turn the radio on. It does have the constant power just not the switch power. The plug and play harness you buy does not come with that lead. Your going to have to get power from the colum in order to have the radio work they way it's suppose to. Just make sure when your checking your wires that you use a volt meter and not a teast light because you can blow the air bag with a test light
  15. 5speedsilverado

    5speedsilverado New Member

    really? crutchfield said that i needed this thing so it will turn on and have the door chimes


    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_120GMRC01/GM-Factory-Integration-Adapter.html?tp=3486


    yeah i hope it is still delivered on time though
  16. 02silverad0

    02silverad0 New Member

    the dash is held with push in clips so it prety easy and an easy place to start is under the lil cubby hole next to the climate controlls there should be enough room for your fingers to fit underneath
  17. 5speedsilverado

    5speedsilverado New Member

    thanks, that will help for sure.


    just a little update on my tracking problem, it says it left HODGKINS,
    IL on 6/17/2009 at 9 am, and then their is no more updates, im staring to worrie about my new stereo
  18. iPublicEnemy47

    iPublicEnemy47 New Member

    Indiana ? :no: you might get on monday if lucky?
  19. 5speedsilverado

    5speedsilverado New Member

    idk, acording to the ups thing it is still on he road for 2 days now, and i checked on google maps and it is 1day and some hours away from my house. also it left illinois
  20. TMRuiz

    TMRuiz New Member

    The door chimes do come through the radio and it's kinda silly but you can turn the chimes up or down through a function on the factory radio, but I do know when one of the guys here tried to put in an aftermarket in our 2500hd the radio would not come on with the harness he got from the car stereo shop. Maybe Crutchfield found out where to get the switch power. I hope it works, let us know if they have found that hidden harness that you can get switch power from.

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