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Chevy Silverado Stereo Replacement

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by ChevyFan, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

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    I've seen a lot of talk recently from folks that are looking to install a new double-height stereo head-unit in their 1990's Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra, Chevy Suburban and Chevy Tahoes.

    The purpose of this thread is to introduce you to an aftermarket service provider that can supply you with a quality conversion kit that's made-in-the-USA, durable, designed-to-fit and well thought out to solve your problem.

    Let's face it, factory stereos go out, they fail and stop working proply after a number of years. When it's time to upgrade you need to get a conversion kit. The 1995 - 1999 Chevy Silverado trucks hold a din and a half (three inch - 3") stereo, while all the newest cool stereos are the full double-din.

    Who's interested in getting a full-height stereo in their 1995-1999 Chevy Silverado? Let me know and I can hook you up.

    Anyone have any questions? Please PM me and I can hook you up with a good vendor. Maybe one day they will help advertise on here.

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  2. jsegs02

    jsegs02 New Member

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    Is it possible to drop a newer facroty delphi unit (2006 H2 6 disc changer unit for example) into my 2003 silverado? just curious, seems like i can get those units pretty cheap on ebay, and i'd rather stay with a gm factory unit that an aftermarket one.
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  3. 5speedsilverado

    5speedsilverado New Member

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    yeah, all you have to do is get it unlocked at the dealer if it is locked
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  4. denoje13

    denoje13 New Member

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    I am more interested in what to do with the factory cd player hole for a 1998 silverado. I dont want it to look rigged together. Is there a kit for just installing a color mached blank?
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  5. 99'HEARTBEAT

    99'HEARTBEAT Moderator

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    Are you asking about the Blank spot where the Factory Single C/D player went??.....If so there is a Cubby pocket you can buy....to go in that spot..

    Link to Cubby pocket,
    http://visual-efex-llc.amazonwebstor...B000K4YO6W.htm

    You can also pickup the Cubby pocket,At the....C/K Resto......G.M. Parts Direct....for around.....$20.00/$25.00....


    Below is another Cubby Pocket that I installed in my Truck, in place of the Factory C/D Player.....The G.M. Part number is # 15958734.

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    Last edited: Apr 20, 2011
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  6. csltrains96

    csltrains96 New Member

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    I've been looking for a way to replace the factory radio in my '89 Silverado. Does anybody make a radio to go into the spot where the AM/FM/Volume controls are in the dash of an '89 Silverado? And I don't mean in the center of the console under the A/C vents. I would like to get a radio that goes next to the gauge cluster right above the heat/AC controls. Any info out there? Thanks.
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  7. Stan Uptagrafft

    Stan Uptagrafft New Member

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    Hey Steve, I have 1996 Tahoe and I am interested in double din. What info do you have?
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  8. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

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    Looks like a lot of people are interested in this ... lets get a vendor on this.
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  9. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy Moderator

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    I know this is kind of old at this point, but you're not likely going to see this. The width available in that spot is not wide enough to get a CD player mechanism in. Generally the radio makers stick with the DIN form-factor, which is the typical size aftermarket radio you see. The DIN form factor was developed partially from the space typically allowed by the OEM holes in the dash and the DIN form factor is about as small a space as you can fit all the required components in.
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  10. csltrains96

    csltrains96 New Member

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    Ok, so a CD player won't fit in that spot. How about one of these new "mechless" media receivers? Just a radio with a USB port, and an iPod/Zune control hookup?

    Also, my factory radio is giving me alternator whine. If I end up keeping it - where would be the best place to look for what is causing this? You used to be able to buy a capacitor at Radio Shack that you would connect between the power wire to the radio and the ground. This was supposed to shunt the alternator "AC" signal that was coming through the DC power wire to ground, eliminating the whine. Can you still do this in the '89?

    Thanks
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  11. vncj96

    vncj96 New Member

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    the factory one that you ccan buy to fill that CD slot has a thin felt lining on it so stuff wont rattle in there, I think i just ordered mine from the dealership, it was pretty cheap I know that.

    ---------- Post added at 12:15 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:11 AM ----------

    As for your engine whine in the radio, being that it is factory and that your truck is pretty old, you most likely have an exposed wire somewhere. It doesnt have to be an actual radio wire either, it could be one of the battery wires under the hood as well. And no there is no radio at all other then a factory one to go up by the intrument panel on your truck. really your only option is to get the kit to mount it under the A/C vents and then order the little cubby/shelf that can go were teh radio controls currently are.
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  12. csltrains96

    csltrains96 New Member

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    Crawdaddy and vncj96 - thanks for your input. One can always hope that something better will come along and fit in that spot. The factory radio for those years just doesn't do much for me these days. I don't have a huge cassette collection anymore thanks to CDs and MP3s, and that setup just isn't aftermarket friendly.

    Thanks again
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  13. elee33

    elee33 New Member

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    hope you can find a hook up for 99-02 silverado's since im looking for a dd head unit although it is a lot of work to put in a dd in an 02 (ps, we still have the 1.5 din)
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    ditto on the 1.5
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    Either that or you can leave it there. My 96 just has 2 cd players, but the stock one isnt connected.
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