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Old 03-29-2009, 03:46 PM   #11
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Every 2000+ Bonneville is Dock-N-Lock
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Every 2000+ Bonneville is Dock-N-Lock
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i knew that.. i was just testing you :crazysmile::crazysmile: lol jk


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how would i know if my car have an amp?
any idea where it would be mounted?

and did any bonnies come with bose or is it only monsoon?
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All 2000+ SSEi'* and GXP'* came with an external amplifier. SE'* and SLE'* did not. If you remove the black plastic panel in your trunk that covers the back of the rear seat (panel with the opening for the pass through) you'll find it bolted on a diagonal crossmember on the left. It will say Monsoon on it.

2000-2001 came with Bose while 2002+ came with Monsoon. From talking to various members, I've been told the Monsoon sounds much better than the Bose of that generation.
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thank you so much you've been very helpful..

my last question is would PAC C2R-GM32R work?

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Based on their product description, yes it should (assuming you don't care about keeping your OnStar). I have no personal experience with this product though. Usually PAC, from what I understand, makes good quality products.

Keep in mind that I don't think this module allows you to retain use of your steering wheel controls. You will probably need an additional module for this. You also will lose the use of your factory CDX and XM (if you have it). These are some of the reasons I just don't bother with aftermarket. Between needing a microscope to read what'* on the 800 buttons frequently on some of the aftermarket decks, menu after menu and multiple modules (in some cases) to retain OEM functions I just don't think it'* worth it. Just my opinion though
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dont care much for the CDx and i dont have XM... and i know that the steering wheel will need another module..

and i see what you mean... the main reason i want aftermarket deck is because i hate not being able to connect and see what im playing... i mean the CDx is nice to have but i have close to 2000 songs on my MP3 player lol 12 cds dont do me much...
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Yup, I have to agree. GM fell horribly behind when it came to adding this technology. Have you looked into the possibility of an iPod interface for your existing stereo? You would still lose your CDX IIRC, but I'd heard a rumour that something might be available. Don't quote me on this though.
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yeah i check it... i can do that by having a module that goes through the antenna wire in the back.. which is not that bad.. but if i wanna do it i wanna do it right lol

i found the module thanks to you and some other members.. now looking for a HU


which one do you think is better?

Clarion MAX685BT \RB CD Players,MP3 CD Players,DVD Players,In-dash Video

Pioneer AVIC-F700BT CD Players,MP3 CD Players,In-dash Video,Car Navigation Systems

they both have bluetooth, ipod, aux, and USB...

difference:

Clarion: bigger screen, No navi
Pioneer: Smaller screen, Navi, SD card reader

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Okay, I thought I'd hear about a module that plugs directly into the CDX connector so it'* all direct with your OEM radio, no antenna connection. I might be mistaken though.

Personally, I like my nav. Truthfully only because I love toys and not because I use it that much. As for the comparison between the two, I'm really not the guy to ask. Not that I don't want to help, just because I have little knowledge of the two products and I'm not sure I'd steer you in the right direction. There are lots of audio members on here that should be able to answer though
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