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Old 10-17-2002, 03:08 PM   #1
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I have a 91 SSE and I have the AM/FM/Cass stereo. I want to upgrade the stereo but stay within the factory head units. Anyone have the factory CD unit or have used one of the later model units? I want to still retain the steering wheel controls.

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I went with an aftermarket FM modulated CD changer to stay stock. The factory changers won't work with even MY car, and yours is older! Mine works great, I kept the good factory stereo, wheel controls, and good looks. I just tune to 89.1, and play my CD'*.
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I have thought about that and that will probably end up being my second choice. The factory service manual and the owners manual both show a factory AM/FM/CD head unit. I was hoping someone might have or know of one for sale before I head down the other road.

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I bought a Pioneer GM style headunit. I also bought a converter which converts my steering wheel controls to a wireless signal which my Pioneer pick up. The converter was about $50 and I got it off of the clubgp site. Works great!


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Thanks for the link. If I can't find the orginal stereo for the car this is going to be my fallback.

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i am takin out the 97 cd unit from a bonnie that is in my car and puttin` in a 95 cd unit
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I have a 91 SSE and I have the AM/FM/Cass stereo. I want to upgrade the stereo but stay within the factory head units. Anyone have the factory CD unit or have used one of the later model units? I want to still retain the steering wheel controls.

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I also have that same problem. I thought of going with a CD changer, but the ones I've looked at were too expensive for my budget. What I came across at a junkyard today is a factory cd player on a '93 Bonneville. I tried putting it on one of the '90 models at the junkyard, and I can see that I can make it fit into the factory location with almost no modifications. However, all of the connectors were cut off on the older bonnie, and I still don't know if they are compatible. I think i'm going to go back to the junkyard, and buy it tomorrow. I'll see if I can make it fit on my car. They have refund, and besides - you can't go wrong with a CD player for $40!! My question is: does anyone here have any experience doing this swap?
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I have heard of the 88-91 CD players, but I think they are just an urban legend...
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I saw a picture of one once! its in my owners manual I think. It was purday! too bad nobody in the 21st century listens to cassettes, otherwise our 87-91 bonne'* would rule the factory stereo competition!! I am telling you my 15 year old '89 has the factory head unit, and all its original speakers, and it is better than my mom'* new beetle'* am/fm/cd/mp3 player which has 8 speakers and 200watts, my dad'* saab 93 with i don't know how many speakers and am/fm/cassette/cd/mp3/changer, but doesn't beat his escalade , oh well, I didn't pay $60,000 for a car

Yeah KEOTOK is correct, there is a converter for Pioneer [maybe other brands, but who cares about them? Pioneer is the best!] I have seen it in summit, I don't think it'* quite $50 but I think somewhere in the $20-$40 range. It may not be the same as what KEOTOK has though, I don't think it says anything about a wireless signal, this one seems wired. So i'd go with his, since he has hands on experience with the product.


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I had the performance sound in my 89 too.... Nice system.

But I bet you have not seen an 88-91 CD player with your own eyes.
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