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Old 04-26-2005, 12:34 AM   #21
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hmmm i was told the same thing and the guy was ordering that harness from metra he said none of my chimes and sum other little things wouldnt work and that he would have to wire the factory headunit to the trunk of my car and cut up my wires and that if i ever wanted to put the factory headunit back in it would be impossible?
they make a harness for that its like 60 bucks
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Hey silverbonnie, That is the same line I got fed. Don't know if the installer just wants to make extra money or what! but it really pisses me off when people that should know what they are talking about don't but act like they do anyway. I'm bout fittin' to go back to the store just to tell him how big a moron he really is.

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well they ordered the part today and said the part i need doesnt need the factory headunit wired to my trunk and still wont be able to put my factory HU back in if i ever wanted too becuz they will need to cut a few wires in the back to get the aftermarket to work ... also its 120 bucks :(
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silverbonne what year is your car?
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its a 2001 pontiac bonneville ... no onstar neither ... trying to hook up the Alpine CDA-9851
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well they ordered the part today and said the part i need doesnt need the factory headunit wired to my trunk and still wont be able to put my factory HU back in if i ever wanted too becuz they will need to cut a few wires in the back to get the aftermarket to work ... also its 120 bucks :(

What wires did they say they had to cut? I didn't have to do any of that for mine.
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well im not exactly sure but they said they would have to do sum cutting in back of it ... why did GM have to make it hard to do stuff to a car
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well im not exactly sure but they said they would have to do sum cutting in back of it ... why did GM have to make it hard to do stuff to a car
dont let them cut any thing. they shouldnt have to at all!!! who is doin this work?
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how do you guys plan to keep the steering wheel controls, or aren't you? I think you'd have to tap into them directly at the steering column to keep them..

if it works like i think it should, its like you never touched the radio system... everything should still work for you..because you are using all the wires that were used with the Factory HU. now i may be wrong but thats how it should be. i myself am trying the line converter first to see how that is, if i dont like ill buy that metra thingie
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well my peice came in and a different salesmen fed me a different price then what the other one said first it was 150 then said 120 so i put the 120 down for the part to be ordered and now he says 68 bucks *sigh* i have a feeling im being pushed around becuz i dont know much about audio except that i need to spend lots of money and jl audio is a good brand thats all i really know .... i do know a little bit more but you get the point ... anywho there trying to tell me itll be about 250-300 for the Headunit installation i called best buy they said 50 bucks but they wanna look at it first ...( the place im working with that is pushing me around is Tweeter only reason i went there is cuz they are the closest store located by me that sells JL audio and thats what my hole system is gonna be other then my Alpine Headunit and my boston acoustic component speakers


all in all tho im spending about 1500 on my audio project not including installation and ive already spent 800 so far and i got about another 700 to go
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