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Old 03-26-2007, 12:29 AM   #1
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Ok here'* my dilemma, I used to have the jvc kd-avx2 hu in my grand am but when my car was stolen they took all my equipment but never got the face plate. I hate using cd'* I prefer mp3 or even better dvd mp3 (way more music on one disc) and that hu played them. So I was wondering how I can keep my stock stereo in my bonne but be able to play mp3'* with out using an old school tape deck addapter. I have the cd changer in the back. Was there ever a stock hu that played mp3'*? I've looked into a cd changer that plays mp3'* but they don't use wires to connect to the stock hu instead they use fm waves and you have a 50/50 chance if it will have a nice sound or not. I've driving an '02 SE
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i know the j-bodys had a stock mp3 HU but am not sure if it will work on the bonnies just a idea for ya tho
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sorry I have no idea what you're talking about when it comes to j-bodies and other bodies
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the sunfires and cavs had a stock mp3 playing deck
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the sunfires and cavs had a stock mp3 playing deck
they have a different radio connector than the Bonnevilles

it wont be a plug and play
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the sunfires and cavs had a stock mp3 playing deck
they have a different radio connector than the Bonnevilles

it wont be a plug and play
That should be no big deal as long as you know what your doing.
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the sunfires and cavs had a stock mp3 playing deck
they have a different radio connector than the Bonnevilles

it wont be a plug and play
That should be no big deal as long as you know what your doing.
its no walk in the park with the data-buss systems either
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the sunfires and cavs had a stock mp3 playing deck
they have a different radio connector than the Bonnevilles

it wont be a plug and play
That should be no big deal as long as you know what your doing.
its no walk in the park with the data-buss systems either
The way GM designed the Class 2 Serial Data Bus was reasonably intelligent. This part of it is fairly straight forward. The worst of it will be in mounting and installation. If you look at the following link there are a few pictures showing you some modifications you will likely have to make to the back of the radio bay and additional hardware to secure the HU in place. You'll need to make an adapter as well because even if you cut the factory connector off (NOT recommended), there won't be enough room in the back to get your hands in to plug the new connectors in.. There is one shown in this thread but the diagram will need to be modified for the stock MP3 HU. This part is pretty easy though and I can help if you decide to go ahead with this. Also, you need to consider whether the stock MP3 HU needs an amplifier. Off hand I'm not sure, but this may also raise a compatibility problem.

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=70694
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Easiest way would be an RF modulator. You'll need two adapters, though, VW female to standard male, and a standard female to VW male, plus the RF Modulator.

It'd be in the $50 range, I imagine, total, plus wiring the power and ground leads from the modulator to the car.
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Easiest way would be an RF modulator. You'll need two adapters, though, VW female to standard male, and a standard female to VW male, plus the RF Modulator.

It'd be in the $50 range, I imagine, total, plus wiring the power and ground leads from the modulator to the car.
RF modulator sound like crap


best way.. is. just get a new Head unit.
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