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Factory Radio

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by bphenwood, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. bphenwood

    bphenwood New Member

    I was looking at replacing my bare bones factory radio with a factory cd player. I was looking at ebay and alot of the auctions say that you have to take it to a dealership and they have to program the radio with a GM Tech II/scan tool. First is this true, and second...why?

    Thanks
    -Ben
  2. Springthing

    Springthing Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    What year and kind of vehicle?
  3. Dr_Zero

    Dr_Zero Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    The newer radios have a anti theft feature and only the dealership can unlock them. The older radios you could just get a code and keep on trucking IF the theftlock feature was even turned on many werent.
  4. bphenwood

    bphenwood New Member

    its a 2006 chevy silverado.
  5. StillMatic

    StillMatic Rockstar 100 Posts

    Personally, I'd rather go with an aftermarket radio. I have an Eclipse cd7100 and for most, it's not in their price range, but they do have some that are less pricey, but the sound quality is beyond impressive. Then you can thnk about hooking up your iPod, amp, or whatever else you can come up with.

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