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Old 02-18-2008, 01:31 AM   #1
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I am planning on replacing the factory head unit on my 2001 Bonnie SE. It does not have OnStar or a factory amp. FYI My other audio equpment includes: Rockford 500 W amp, cheap PITA Scoche Speaker-level>>Low-level converter, Memphis 12" PR sub, and Memphis 6.5s and 6x9s. I have not torn apart the dash to get a good look at things yet. I have spent the day searching this site and the net for the answers I need but still am lacking a few.

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1. What adapter(*) will be needed(brands and model #*?) to retain my chimes as is, and have the entire system continue as usual? I have found many online but am not sure which is best for my situation.
2. What does the inside of the dash look like (photos?) and what are the clearances?
3. Does anyone know of a Double Din reciever with HD Radio?
4. What alternatives do i have to get a Power On lead and preamp outputs to my amp? I currently have tapped the fuse box under the seat which is currently driving my electrical system crazy.

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Answers:

1) Peripheral Electronics GMCO2 (Retains Chime, Databus functions, RAP and Provides Switched Accessory wire for aftermarket HU)
This is available at BestBuy or the like.
Also don't forget the antenna adapter.

2) Not sure about this, but someone else will be able to help you.

3) Just wondering why you want HD Radio go for Sat Radio Ready feature instead. HD radio is one step up from FM but not as good as Sat radio.

4) I assume this is temporary until you swap the HU for an aftermarket.
For your Remote tap the ignition harness Accessory wire, don't forget the fuse holder with no bigger than a 5 amp fuse.
For your musical signal, tap the back speakers with the high level input plug that came with your amp and forget about using the Scoche Line level adapter.

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1. Thank you that helps alot - Does this unit have a built in speaker (for chimes) or does it use the driver'*?

3. I want HD radio because it is free and I don't like satalite radio enough to pay for it. There are also alot of stations in my area that broadcast HD.

4. Unfortunately my amp does not have high-level inputs so i have to use the scoche crap or something similar. I wondered if there was another unit that works better.
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ok so after reading up on it the GMCO2 has a built in speaker. Does anyone have experience with this particular model? does it sound much different that the factory setup? I'm pretty anal about these things.
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