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Old 03-16-2005, 10:01 PM   #1
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But! Will a stock 92-93 CD player play CD R, RW'*? I would like to know this cause I would rather track one of those down, buy it then get an aftermarket, Im a fan on the way the stock stereo looks.
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I would guess probably not, but I could be wrong. The factory CD player I put in my STE won't play CD-R'* or RW'*, although its a few years older....

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92...probably not.

I would suggest trying multiple brands of CD-Rs. some might work. I know it the 96 some CD-R'* barely work and others work great.

CD-RW...no
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well some are odd they will play some types of cd-r but not others. not sure which brands play. they usually do not play cd-rw'* at all though. go ahead and try some cd-r'* but no promises.
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Get a cd player from a 1994-1995 Grand Am or Transport -they are the same as the 1992-1993 Bonneville cd players, but the cd unit is supposedly capable of reading CD-R'* -not sure about CD-RW'*. I had one in my 1993 SSE that would play CD-R'* -I'd gotten it out of a 1995 Grand Am.
When you get one just swap the cd portion and faceplate (a 10 minute job -it'* very easy) onto your stereo (upper portion of radio) so as to retain the steering wheel controls -Grand Am'* and Transport cd player didn't have the steering wheel compatability.
Kinda twisted but heres a break down of what you will need to make the unit that you are looking for:

1992-1995 CD faceplate
1994-95 cd portion (lower section of the radio when looking at the mechanicals)
stereo (upper portion of your original 1992-1993 AM/FM/Cass 5-band eq radio)

It'* a matter of like 5 screws per radio, unhooking 3 or 4 electrical harnesses. I can do it with the proper socket/wratchet in less than 5 minutes (that'* how long it took me to do one for my brother in January and it had been almost 2 years since the last time I'd done it).
If you need help I'll see if I can get some pics of doing the process -I know he has a couple of those radio'* right now (but only the 1992-1993 vintage)
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but remember that you will loose the Dimmer in the ECC display if you do a 94+ radio....Matt you always could do a FM modulated CD changer
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but remember that you will loose the Dimmer in the ECC display if you do a 94+ radio....Matt you always could do a FM modulated CD changer
Nope, not in this case -they are still the same radio'* -just different software (if you can call it that) in the cd unit. Not to mention, he would still be retaining the same radio connections since they are part of the radio/amp (upper portion of the radio) which will be swapped onto the new cd unit from the old cass unit.
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but remember that you will loose the Dimmer in the ECC display if you do a 94+ radio....Matt you always could do a FM modulated CD changer
Nope, not in this case -they are still the same radio'* -just different software (if you can call it that) in the cd unit. Not to mention, he would still be retaining the same radio connections since they are part of the radio/amp (upper portion of the radio) which will be swapped onto the new cd unit from the old cass unit.
oh ok...... Cool, this might be a great option for others that have the 92-93
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Get a cd player from a 1994-1995 Grand Am or Transport -they are the same as the 1992-1993 Bonneville cd players, but the cd unit is supposedly capable of reading CD-R'* -not sure about CD-RW'*. I had one in my 1993 SSE that would play CD-R'* -I'd gotten it out of a 1995 Grand Am.
When you get one just swap the cd portion and faceplate (a 10 minute job -it'* very easy) onto your stereo (upper portion of radio) so as to retain the steering wheel controls -Grand Am'* and Transport cd player didn't have the steering wheel compatability.
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1992-1995 CD faceplate
1994-95 cd portion (lower section of the radio when looking at the mechanicals)
stereo (upper portion of your original 1992-1993 AM/FM/Cass 5-band eq radio)

It'* a matter of like 5 screws per radio, unhooking 3 or 4 electrical harnesses. I can do it with the proper socket/wratchet in less than 5 minutes (that'* how long it took me to do one for my brother in January and it had been almost 2 years since the last time I'd done it).
If you need help I'll see if I can get some pics of doing the process -I know he has a couple of those radio'* right now (but only the 1992-1993 vintage)
That is AWESOME!!!!! I have the 94-95 Grand Am cd player, and my Steering Wheel buttons have always done weird functions (volume up is preset, volume down is volume up, etc. Now i can swap it into my original premium cassette deck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you!

Where were you last year? Fuddy and i had a 3 page discussion on how to fix my steering wheel buttons.... BTW....I've never had a problem playing CD-Rs, but can't play CD-RW'*
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I just read that you can "overclock" an old dvd-rom so that it reads dvd-rs by replacing the right resistor with one 5% under. Perhaps this could be done to 92-93 cd players. just an idea.
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