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Old 05-25-2013, 10:08 PM   #11
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heheb thanks for the welcome is there anything i should know about these cars in particular ? are parts between w-bodies interchangable?
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:55 AM   #12
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thanks guys ive been looking at this particular model on crutchfield,
JVC KW-R500 CD receiver at Crutchfield.com

i dont really want a touch screen or anything and i have no need for navigation or a dvd player, all i want is a good head unit in which ill be able to retain the steering controls, plug in an ipod and a subwoofer.
That'* a very good choice. I did a ton of research before I bought mine and really liked that unit. I went with the Pioneer because I wanted touchscreen but that JVC looks really solid and it has a lot of features. I played with it at Best Buy and it seemed pretty good in person too.
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ya i really like it i even found it at my local canadian tire
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so i got my head unit the other day and i was going to install it this weekend, so i took apart the dash everything went well i plugged it in and all the connections were great but when i wanted to put it into place i noticed that the brakets for the original radio are built into it and that the metal sleeve that usually comes with aftermarket radios is useless. how the hell do i put it into place ?
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Noticed this on the Crutchfield site.

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Installation Details for your 1997 Buick Century Sedan with 6 speakers
To install this item, you'll have to modify your vehicle.
If your vehicle has the OnStar system, you'll lose the voice prompts when you replace the factory radio.
You'll have to unbolt or cut out the factory stereo'* rear support bracket to make room for your new receiver.


Sounds like you will have to make sure that rear support bracket mentioned has been removed, then you should be able to use the aftermarket double din install kit.

American International GMK-422 In-dash Receiver Kit Fits select 1995-up General Motors, Isuzu, Suzuki & Toyota models — double-DIN radios at Crutchfield.com
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link doesnt work for me. you need a kit like he said to adapt the aftermarket radio, and like he said most times you have to trim that piece in the back

Scosche GM1583B Single DIN Install Dash Kit for Select 1992-up
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so I put it in it looks nice and I didn't even have to cut out the piece in the back
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so I put it in it looks nice and I didn't even have to cut out the piece in the back
Great news, glad it went in without any problems.
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Hello-My first post. We have a Buick Century 1997. I have a concern with the radio controls being very warm to touch. Any of you all have a similar issue? MKK
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