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Old 05-01-2005, 03:19 PM   #31
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man. you really don't haveh to cut the back of the dash to get the cd player to fit in. I got my pioneer to fit, but it is a VERY tight squeeze! Look how close the back of the heat sink is to the ribbon cable. I still don't know where to tap into the wires for steering wheel controls though. :( (I don' thave the cd player installed yet, I just did this to see how the cd player would fit into my Aurora dash.) The Bonneville is very similar to my car.

anyone done this install and retain their steering wheel controls yet? That'* teh only part I'm waiting on before I buy the adapters to do this myself.

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that looks nice man .... wish i could install everything myself i might just save 600 dollars on the installation if i did
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that looks nice man .... wish i could install everything myself i might just save 600 dollars on the installation if i did
where are you at, there may be some one close that can help you out
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close to chicago in crystal lake
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i want in on some of this install whoreage!



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oats, you retain your steering wheel controls?
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no, i dont have steering wheel controls in my car.. i just grabbed a power off the cig lighter, and ran the clock wire back to the battery... i didnt use any fancy harnesses... all my speaers are amped anyway and have new wires going to them.
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I recently put in a new head unit, and finding the right interface was a problem. I was told the same thing by a couple of different places. In fact a few places said they couldn't do it all together. The problem is that the interface is brand new that will work with 2000+ Bonnevilles and most places don't have the new Metra catalog. The one place I did find the adapter was www.lafayetteradio.com. I don't have onstar, so the right adapter was the gmrc-04. In addition if you call metra directly they will tell you the correct one.

The adapter works great, and I still have the retainted acc. power and dooe chimes. Although the door chimes are a bit loud. It is a pretty tight fit with an aftermarket radio, however I was able to make it work without cutting behind the radio or having it stick out beyond the opening more than the factory one did. The only thing I paid to have done was the front door speakers, which they did last week. However they did such a crappy job that I had to fix half of the things myself, and one side doesnt' work. Learn how to solder and you'll have a great connection for all the hookups that won't come apart.
sorry to bring this back from the grave, BUT you said you do not have onstar and that you used the GMRC-4 adapter. However, I had thought the GMRC-02 is for non onstar and that the GMRC-4 is for onstar equipped vehicles.

Specs for GMRC-4
* Retains all communication with vehicle'* Class 11 data bus system
* Retains factory OnStar system
* Allows use of factory chime system-chime continues to come from
factory front speaker location
* Used data to communicate and control of aftermarket radio (if so equipped)
* OnStar voice volume also controlled with factory steering wheel volume control (if so equipped)
* 10 amp 12-volt switched power controlled by factory car computer
* Works with most General Motors Premium Sound System,
Including Bose and Monsoon



Specs for GMRC-2 Adapter:
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Retains all communication with the vehicle'* Class 2 data bus system.
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Allows use of factory chime system-chime continues to come from factory front speaker location.
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Supplies 10 amp 12-volt switched power controlled by the factory car computer.
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hmmm odd metra told me the GMRC-04 is for vehicles not equipped with onstar or a bose system
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I recently put in a new head unit, and finding the right interface was a problem. I was told the same thing by a couple of different places. In fact a few places said they couldn't do it all together. The problem is that the interface is brand new that will work with 2000+ Bonnevilles and most places don't have the new Metra catalog. The one place I did find the adapter was www.lafayetteradio.com. I don't have onstar, so the right adapter was the gmrc-04. In addition if you call metra directly they will tell you the correct one.

The adapter works great, and I still have the retainted acc. power and dooe chimes. Although the door chimes are a bit loud. It is a pretty tight fit with an aftermarket radio, however I was able to make it work without cutting behind the radio or having it stick out beyond the opening more than the factory one did. The only thing I paid to have done was the front door speakers, which they did last week. However they did such a crappy job that I had to fix half of the things myself, and one side doesnt' work. Learn how to solder and you'll have a great connection for all the hookups that won't come apart.
sorry to bring this back from the grave, BUT you said you do not have onstar and that you used the GMRC-4 adapter. However, I had thought the GMRC-02 is for non onstar and that the GMRC-4 is for onstar equipped vehicles.

Specs for GMRC-4
* Retains all communication with vehicle'* Class 11 data bus system
* Retains factory OnStar system
* Allows use of factory chime system-chime continues to come from
factory front speaker location
* Used data to communicate and control of aftermarket radio (if so equipped)
* OnStar voice volume also controlled with factory steering wheel volume control (if so equipped)
* 10 amp 12-volt switched power controlled by factory car computer
* Works with most General Motors Premium Sound System,
Including Bose and Monsoon



Specs for GMRC-2 Adapter:
*

Retains all communication with the vehicle'* Class 2 data bus system.
*

Allows use of factory chime system-chime continues to come from factory front speaker location.
*

Supplies 10 amp 12-volt switched power controlled by the factory car computer.
I checked with metra, I am using the correct one. The GMOS-5 is for Bonnevilles with Onstar. It works perfectly
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