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Old 05-15-2007, 12:19 AM   #1
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Default Delco vs. panasonic cd changer

alright so ive got an idea again.
I wanna add on a Delco CD changer to the 2001 SE. Ive seen posts about parts and "dock n lock" connections, and since i work with pictures and there werent any for me to see, im lost.
Im also under the impression that if GM didnt build the car with the Cd changer, youre kinda screwed. I would then have to run wires from the CD changer to the radio and tie them in/find connecters of somekind. this seems to be the expensive approach, but maybe someone could tell me more on how to install that.

I also am considering the panasonic CX-DP880. its a 8 disc cd changer. the only thing is there is no information on how it would be connected to the car. My 1992 had the RF modulater connection until it broke (that was a long day)

here'* the link, anyone who might have a clue to help me, its highly appreciated. i wanna get it done real soon. were talkin next week.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882103260
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I wanna add on a Delco CD changer to the 2001 SE. Ive seen posts about parts and "dock n lock" connections, and since i work with pictures and there weren't any for me to see, im lost.
I'm also under the impression that if GM didn't build the car with the Cd changer, you're kinda screwed. I would then have to run wires from the CD changer to the radio and tie them in/find connectors of somekind. this seems to be the expensive approach, but maybe someone could tell me more on how to install that.
It is only expensive if you pay somebody to do it. The materials are rather inexpensive. Depending on your experience and skill, it shouldn't be difficult because it was a dealer installed option. The dealer could get the harness and install it but they are no longer available and there are no more in NOS. Also, I have conflicting information as to what head units will control a changer. I don't have a definitive answer yet, but your head unit may not do what you want. I am in the process of solving the same issues for my '01 SE, but I can't spend much time on it for a few weeks.

If you want to install a Delco unit, do you know where to get one?

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I also am considering the panasonic CX-DP880. its a 8 disc cd changer. the only thing is there is no information on how it would be connected to the car.
Connecting it to your car involves two things. Not only do you need to get the audio to your speakers (such as an FM modulator would do), you need to be able to tell the changer what to do. Therefore, you need a matching Panasonic Head Unit.

BTW when I get my system up and working, I'll be posting the process including pictures.
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hey,
im not sure what radio your SE has, i just have the AM/FM/CD. (heres a pic) http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/*...fair/Dash2.jpg

I have no idea where to get a Delco CD Changer with all of the wires. Ebay probably just has the changer. When you say "dealer installed", do you mean GM shipped the car without a cd changer and the dealer installed it when the car arrived. Therefore, you can probably install a changer??

I wanna stay 100% OEM, but willing to go to aftermarket if i have to. (what brands are good)
Does anyone have pictures of an install???? thanks
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im not sure what radio your SE has, i just have the AM/FM/CD.
I have the AM/FM/CD/Cass.

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When you say "dealer installed", do you mean GM shipped the car without a cd changer and the dealer installed it when the car arrived.
EXACTLY! They probably also shipped them already equipped with a changer, but I don't know for sure.

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I know someone that did it in an '02 with the same head unit you have. They were lucky though, the harness was available back then.
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I know alot of the W-body'* were equipped with the harness well all t=of the impalas anyways they were tucked up inside the carpet a little searching yielded the connections.
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I know alot of the W-body'* were equipped with the harness well all t=of the impalas anyways they were tucked up inside the carpet a little searching yielded the connections.
you think if i take back the carpet i might find the connection?
Does anyone have a part list on the CD changer, what i need from GMPD?
And i thought my 2001 was a H body car.

My other option is to leave it alone, i dont want the cheesy look of the aftermarket changer RF thing.
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yes you car is an H body... I don't think the connection is back there..
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I know alot of the W-body'* were equipped with the harness well all t=of the impalas anyways they were tucked up inside the carpet a little searching yielded the connections.
you think if i take back the carpet i might find the connection?
Does anyone have a part list on the CD changer, what i need from GMPD?
And i thought my 2001 was a H body car.

My other option is to leave it alone, i dont want the cheesy look of the aftermarket changer RF thing.
You won't find the wiring in your vehicle. If you give me a little time, I think I'll do a write-up about adding the factory CD changer. I've done this is a couple of 2000+ Bonnevilles and can take the guess work out of things. I just need a day or two in order to get everything written up and posted.
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hey everyone thanks

i'll wait for that writeup, if ya wanna send me a PM whenever its up, so i can see it.
i can wait a few days
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