Originally Posted by John Deere Boy
There is a two-wire data connection between the motherboard of the radio and the cd unit which, among other things, lets the CD player tell the radio when it'* not working. If someone smarter than me could figure out how to prevent the cd unit from telling the radio it doesnt' work, it would be an awesome mod.
I may try for that one day, but nowhere in the foreseeable future.
My reasons for doing/documenting this, was no one had documented it previously, I'm cheap, cheap especially when I know I could fix the problem with a little Engineering, I like a good challenge/project, and aftermarket HUs look TERRRRRRIBLE.