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I've got a 1988 Chevrolet G20 with stock cassette player. I'm looking to change it out but do it cheaply, would a newer stereo from an 08 Silverado/tahoe etc. plug and play? Nothing particular just am/fm CD mp3 player don't care about XM or navi, I just need an upgrade.
You guys have been quite helpful and yes $100 for the D3 is a steal considering it's a $1000 dollar stereo! So I bought it yesterday and now it's time to install! maybe in a couple months I'll have the second monitor so my son can watch movies on the go AND add a small amp and sub to thicken the sound. Otherwise I will be a happy camper in a couple hours.
Thanks for the help guys I certainly appreciate!
I seriously doubt it'll work, the stereo harness plug on the older 80's cars are different from the nwer late 2000's Not to mention, the newer cars use a Datacable which isn't present in cars before the late 90's (I believe that's whenthey first appeared).
Why not just buy a cheap $100 or so aftermarket HU? It'll offer more than a factory HU from a 08 and it will actually integrate with your car, unlike the factory 08 HU.
I was looking for simplicity as well as looks, I like the way the newer GM units look they're clean, these aftermarket units are complicated and are way too flashy for my taste too many small buttons, too many colors. Now I've seen radios put into the mid late 80 g20's from the 96-99 silverado models just plug and play ready to rock and roll. I was looking at that option but they don't serve what I'd like, I guess I'll spring for an aftermarket.
Sorry. If you really want an 08 OEM HU I'm sure one could be custom installed, but it'd likely be a fairly complex and expensive install.
I've seen conversion wiring harness' goes say Ford HU to Chevy insert stuff like that but I guess I'd have to look for the harness. Oh well.
Hard to advise - often to install an 2008 Silverado HU in something like a 2008 Escalade, the dealer has to re-flash the computer before it will work, but that might be with the BCM to tell it you have the nav radio instead of standard.
In your case - I THINK if the radio will play with power, ACC power and GND - then you can make it work, but it might be custom mounting and almost definitely custom wiring.
Hope This Helps!!!
Anyone else have suggestions?
2002 Ford Focus JVC KD-A815 Sony CDX-GT410u Sony XT-100HD HD Tuner Stock
speakers, no amp, no subs
I'm not too familiar with the new HU's as you say they may need flashed but as I said I was looking at simplicity plug it in and go. but it would be nice to have something that works, as my cassette player only puts sound through 3 out of 6 speakers on drivers side, I checked wires, continuity but no readings so I checked the radio and turns out the passenger side hookups on radio are bad, so that's why I was looking for another stock system to plug it in and go without added BS. But I did find a Pioneer avh d3 for hundred bucks, guy said it's still isntalled in his car and everything still works so I'm going to check that out today. Then I could have GPS and ipod ready I just know I'm going to be in my van for a couple hours figuring out how to use the **** thing and programming.
Yep, but it comes with the territory. Even an 08 OEM HU would likely require some research to at least find how to set the clock.
I would take this used for $100 over a used 2008 GM head unit any day of the week.
That said - I "think" you only have to flash the computer if for example you were installing a 2008 GM navi head unit in a 2008 GM that didn't have Navi originally. You would probably be okay in your case - unless the new 2008 GM head looked for a data bus signal from the BCM - which of course you wouldn't have (Worst case, you could get a wire in a compatible BCM, but that is getting away from the plug-and-play simplicity you were looking for).
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