XM radio vs. CD changer - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Bonneville GXP/ Northstar Powered Cars Discuss your Bonneville GXP and/or any other Northstar powered Olds or Cadillac... Including the 3.5L Twin Cam V6 (Short Star ) 4.0L and 4.6L Northstar V8's. Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-29-2006, 01:42 AM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
ZeeVert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Brighton, Michigan
Posts: 255
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ZeeVert is on a distinguished road
Default XM radio vs. CD changer

While looking for an aftermarket CD changer for the Bonneville GXP, I came across the Neo Changer. According to an application guide, I would have to unplug(?) the XM radio to use a CD changer.

So, my question is...
Does anybody have XM radio and a trunk cd changer? If so, are both controled via the radio controls?
ZeeVert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2006, 01:44 AM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
toastedoats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fitchburg Ma _ToastedRice_
Posts: 6,837
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
toastedoats is on a distinguished road
Default Re: XM radio vs. CD changer

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZeeVert
While looking for an aftermarket CD changer for the Bonneville GXP, I came across the Neo Changer. According to an application guide, I would have to unplug(?) the XM radio to use a CD changer.

So, my question is...
Does anybody have XM radio and a trunk cd changer? If so, are both controled via the radio controls?
many trunk mounted satelite radio units also have cd changer control functions, i used to have a kenwood sirius set up that had CD changer capability
toastedoats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2006, 04:12 AM   #3
pontiacGXP
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: XM radio vs. CD changer

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZeeVert
While looking for an aftermarket CD changer for the Bonneville GXP, I came across the Neo Changer. According to an application guide, I would have to unplug(?) the XM radio to use a CD changer.

So, my question is...
Does anybody have XM radio and a trunk cd changer? If so, are both controled via the radio controls?
My GXP has XM and the factory 12 disk changer and they both work fine using the steering wheel mounted controls.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2006, 08:05 PM   #4
Administratus Emeritus
Certified Car Nut
 
GXP Venom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Purgatory, Pennsylvania
Posts: 16,538
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
GXP Venom is on a distinguished road
Default

your post has me scratching my head hard??? my gxp came with monsoon stereo with xm built in , it is not an acessory to radio it'* literally part of radio, the only other component is cd changer in trunk and everything works off radio controls and steering wheel controls
does your have a single disc cd in radio already or no cd at all and if it does have xm it'* surely built in

also xm is so cool after you figure out controls and where the stations are, little need for cd

i'd research it fully before you pull anything out did you see if harness prewired in trunk yet for changer..........maybe 5 pin socket on back of radio for add ons?

but hey took me all day just to find BATTERY guess i should read the manual one day
GXP Venom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2006, 10:40 PM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
ZeeVert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Brighton, Michigan
Posts: 255
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ZeeVert is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gxp rules
your post has me scratching my head hard??? my gxp came with monsoon stereo with xm built in , it is not an acessory to radio it'* literally part of radio,....
I was thinking the same thing until I came across this statement, while looking for an aftermarket cd changer:
"2003-2005 If XM mode is used, you must not have GM factory original XM tuner installed. If installed you must unplug it for the neo changer to work."
at: http://www.lafayetteradio.com/CD_Cha...eo-changer.htm
...and that got me wondering if the XM radio option was actually a plug-in module (similar to the CD changer option.)

Did I hear something about the battery being under the seat?
ZeeVert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2006, 12:26 PM   #6
Administratus Emeritus
Certified Car Nut
 
GXP Venom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Purgatory, Pennsylvania
Posts: 16,538
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
GXP Venom is on a distinguished road
Default

still scrathin my head cause i thinks its built in....but its been real cold and 2 feet of snow on ground so i havent looked at alot of stuff on car.........and i still havent had time for manual.....so where the hell IS the battery/ roflmao

dont know that i woulld trade xm for cd changer...love it

dizzy
GXP Venom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2006, 02:51 PM   #7
pontiacGXP
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gxp rules
your post has me scratching my head hard??? my gxp came with monsoon stereo with xm built in , it is not an acessory to radio it'* literally part of radio, the only other component is cd changer in trunk and everything works off radio controls and steering wheel controls
does your have a single disc cd in radio already or no cd at all and if it does have xm it'* surely built in

also xm is so cool after you figure out controls and where the stations are, little need for cd

i'd research it fully before you pull anything out did you see if harness prewired in trunk yet for changer..........maybe 5 pin socket on back of radio for add ons?

but hey took me all day just to find BATTERY guess i should read the manual one day

Yeah I was not happy with the Monsoons bass so I had one of those 250watt infinity systems installed in the truck. I forgot to tell the installed the battery was under the rear seat. The installer ran heavy gauge wires to the front of the car to the alternator.
  Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is this a radio with a CD Changer Outlet ? skunk66 Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 9 12-10-2007 06:19 PM
Anyone have a factory 12 CD changer on their Bonnie? gsmitty General GM Chat 6 03-31-2004 12:02 PM
cd changer/speakers Plurr Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 4 04-17-2003 09:00 PM
Looking for used CD changer for '02 Bonnie gsmitty General GM Chat 0 02-07-2003 12:01 AM
Anyone install a CD changer in a 2002 Bonneville? gsmitty General GM Chat 4 01-06-2003 04:34 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:21 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.