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Old 10-02-2005, 10:17 AM   #1
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a week ago I needed the wiring harness and antenna adapter and I went to pep boys- it was cheaper than best buy but still pretty high (about $12 each) for both. well yesterday while my old lady was returning something at TARGET i was in the automotive section buying some NXT wax and saw a few car audio items. one of the things there was a stereo installation kit for 74 and up GM cars- $15 or $16 and it came with BOTH the correct harness and the antenna adapter. even if the mounting part of the kit dosent work its worth buying for the harnesses alone.

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CarDomain'* store throws in a dash kit and wiring harness for free with every HU purchase as well...pretty good deal really, and their prices arent too bad to start with.
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CarDomain'* store throws in a dash kit and wiring harness for free with every HU purchase as well...pretty good deal really, and their prices arent too bad to start with.
yeah I got my HU from the scratch and dent at crutchfield. Which is the same price as new on eba. but I also got the wire harness, antenna adapter, mounting stuff, instructions, live tech support (even at 10:45pm when I needed help) not to mention that their return policy is pretty damn good. I don't know why my HU was in the scratch and dent pile. everything was there, box unharmed, and complete instructions.
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I got lucky... Saturday night on a lark, I decided to get my new pioneer unit. Best Buy happened to be running a sale, so I wound up with a Pioneer DEH-6700MP for 199 with free install and $18 (total) for both the harness, adapter, and the standard GM in dash mount kit. I'm ordering a new in dash kit from humounts in a bit, but otherwise Im pleased with the performance, and quality of the unit.
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That is the exact kit that I just used in my '94, from Target. Got it on sale for $9.99.

Couldn't beat that price, for what you get. I did have to figure out the mounting bracket on my own, which wasn't too difficult when I put the factory unit alongside.

The wiring harness adapters worked well, too!
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i'm not saying that kit is bad, but in car audio you get what you pay for.
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i'm not saying that kit is bad, but in car audio you get what you pay for.
right... didnt you say that you got your harness, etc for free?

I agree with you though, I got what I paid for, and then some.
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i'm not saying that kit is bad, but in car audio you get what you pay for.
right... didnt you say that you got your harness, etc for free?

I agree with you though, I got what I paid for, and then some.
yes it was free because I bought the headunit from crutchfield.
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Is it a Metra product at Target? That is a good product. We have them at Autozone. Best kits and harnesses out there in my experiance, 9 years+
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I do believe its metra (packaging, instructions, etc, looks exactly like metra kits I have used in the past) , packaged as "american international" and reboxed for Jensen, then sold thru Target stores.
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