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View Poll Results: do i buy a cd player from best buy or find a replacement stock one on ebay?
leaning toward bestbuy, let them install 3 75.00%
fix my problem with a replacement stock cd player 1 25.00%
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Old 09-27-2006, 09:44 PM   #1
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i drive a 1994 SSEI

lookin to upgrade my cd player, stock cd is a pain and skips and it really just burnt out

question im askin is i have a lever under my cd player that goes from min to max, this level raises and lowers the boost to the radio

will i lose this option if i upgrade?

am i better off getting a replacment stock cd player?

isnt there problems with the theft lock?

so confused, just want an Fin radio that works
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Your poll has nothing to do with the question you ask above it. Having dealt with the poll before..I understand.

The gain slider can be retained with an aftermarket HU. Unless you have no abillity to solder or connect two wires... have BestBuy install. If you have the ability, by all means...do it yourself.

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Bestbuy is nice but it is spendy
I would recommend crutchfield.com
if you use google you can find 20 dollar off coupons and they give you EVERYTHING you need
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Hard to say which way you'd be "better off". Some folks like the look of all stock equipment. Some of us like the toys you can get with aftermarket.

As far as installation, what'* your comfort level with taking the dash apart? It'* really simple whether you go stock or aftermarket. If you can read directions and work a 10mm (I think) socket, it'* all plug and play. I bought my last two HU'* at Circuit City. They may not be the cheapest option, but the guys working at the one in Roseville MN are very smart and helpful. And CC is the only place locally I know of that sells the "no solder" wiring kits (Vehicle specific plug to generic plug on one bundle. generic plug to brand specific plug on the other bundle). Took me less than 10 minutes to install the HU in my car, including the dash adapter. 20 minutes or so on my wife'* Astro, because I had to "build" the dash adapter from the GM Generic kit.
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i would replace it yourself because then you can still have the gain working.....if you get it installed at a BB or CC you wont have the gain hooked up
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and MOS95B meant 7mm nutdriver or a phillips/torx head screws.
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Thus the words "I think"....

Summary of my post - Either way is easy. What features do you prefer, and do you feel you are qualified to install it yourself.

A good test for the second part of that question is to go out and pull the HU from your car. Just don't unhook the wires, yet. It might set off the Theftlok crap...
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