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Old 08-29-2006, 02:02 AM   #1
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Hi everyone. Today I am getting a 1993 Pontiac Bonneville SE. It has 54k miles. The interior is in amazing condition, especially for being 13 years old. Anyways, It doesn't have a cd player so I want to get one installed asap. I wouldn't mind the stock cassette player for my iPod, but there'* no center console so I want to get this for my car. Since it has the little card reader I can play songs with that. I read somewhere that I would need to get something like this in order to get an aftermarket radio installed. Did anyone else have to get that installed to get an aftermarket radio installed? Of not please tell me what you did.. Also, does anyone reccomend BestBuy to install the radio? Thank Yous to anyone who reads this!
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Welcome!

Actually, there are a few people on here near you, so maybe one of them can help you install it and save money. It'* a pretty simple job.
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if you want to do it yourself for much cheaper try crutchfield.com (use google to find coupons)

Bestbuy'* install is just fine but its expensive (50 bucks or so)
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Best Buy can be expensive...but usually if u buy a headunit $99+ they install it for free...u just have to pay for the harness which u will need...but its also easy to instal urself too so its up to u.
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Hiya

A couple things to consider.

Price.. what are you willing to pay. Shop around. Ebay is a good lower cost place..as are other suggestions mentioned.

Mounting plate.. there are a couple to choose from.. research them to find out which you really want. For example..some have the radio sticking out by about an inch or so... others are flush..

Here'* what I did in case it lends you any tips

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...64&highlight=A
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Don't buy the insignia head unit, if you can spend a little more, you could get something with full iPod capabilities from one of the big manufacturers.
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When I put my head unit in, I was told I didn't need an antenna adapter. My uncle said it was in the wiring harness. We just plugged them in. Am I wrong?
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When I put my head unit in, I was told I didn't need an antenna adapter. My uncle said it was in the wiring harness. We just plugged them in. Am I wrong?

yes you are wrong, as your uncle you NEED a GM aftermarket adapter, and the Antenna is in a TOTALLY seperate of the harness
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When I put my head unit in, I was told I didn't need an antenna adapter. My uncle said it was in the wiring harness. We just plugged them in. Am I wrong?

yes you are wrong, as your uncle you NEED a GM aftermarket adapter, and the Antenna is in a TOTALLY seperate of the harness
On my 94 sse we didnt need an antenna adapter.....do you know why that is....lol cause I was told I would need one I just bent the metal on the antenna to make it straight and pluged it in.....
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i guess it must depend on the Radio, because Newer radios have a much larger plug than the Factory antenna that is in the car
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