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Old 07-11-2003, 06:26 PM   #11
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Yeah, I'd help. I'm not a pro installer but the things arent that hard to put in.
Do you have steering wheel controls? If so do you still want to use them? If you do then go with what fuddy said, check for a replacement factory HU.
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The 88-93 Bonnevilles with electronic climate control need a special unique signal from the radio to make the VF display on the climate control go dim when you turn on your headlamps. Without the radio, it stays bright all of the time.

If it doesn't bother you, it doesn't bother me.
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that wouldnt really bother me if the climate control stays light up all the time.

i'm still debating over whether or not i can live without my steering wheel conttrols, hmm..
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Like someone was saying earlier, you can buy a device with some head units that will allow you to continue to use the steering wheel controls.
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does anyone know more about that device, like where its found, cost????
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The most common one is made by PAC, called the SWI-X
You can buy it here: (the best price I found)

ClubGP Store

It is easy to hook up--just three wires (12V, gnd, and the 1 wire that hooks to the back of the radio)
After wiring it up, you go thru the setup procedure, which involves pushing the steering wheel button, then pushing the button on the new headunit remote

It does require that you get a headunit with wireless remote in order to work, and there are a few that it wont work with (a couple of Sony models IIRC)

I mounted mine under the center console, and hid the RF transmitter under the center console release button (for the part that opens)--cant even tell it'* there unless you stick your head down by the shifter and look for it

the instructions are fairly easy to follow, and they even tell you which wire to use on the back of the stereo
If you want to see the instructions, go here to download em:
PAC Products
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thanks alot, thats pretty cool, and cheap.

here are two cd decks from best buy I was looking at ones a JVC and the other is a Pioneer, Im thinking the JVC it looks cooler.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....oryId=cat03066

or.....

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....oryId=cat03066
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