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Install Radios

speee1dy
July 08, 2017 05:02PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,258

doe anyone have any recommendations on who does radio installs? my cd player crapped out on me and i need a new one. i can get a good deal online but dont know who does installs

Re: Install Radios

Alana33
July 08, 2017 06:23PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 11,584

Read directions?

Re: Install Radios

caribbean345
July 08, 2017 08:25PM

Registered: 8 months ago
Posts: 20

Try the electronics store a few doors down from pueblo in le reine. Think they're called Buster electronics?

Re: Install Radios

gringojj
July 08, 2017 09:07PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 335

Crutchfield.com will sell you everything you need at a great price and alot of times have free usps priority shipping. You just select your car and they tell you exactly what is needed. They also provide installation instructions. If you are on stx pm me if you need help

Re: Install Radios

LiquidFluoride
July 09, 2017 02:14AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 1,935

CD player?

Uh... how about bluetooth and your phone?, or an Aux cable and your phone?

Re: Install Radios

Beeski
July 09, 2017 07:08AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 601

Mike's Electronics, next to Cost U Less on STX installed a Bluetooth adapter that connects to my radio (after my CD stopped working). I can now play music / take phone calls over the existing car stereo.

Re: Install Radios

speee1dy
July 09, 2017 08:05AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,258

i went into mikes and he said a lot of people dont even want cd players anymore. and a lot of radios have ubs ports for thumb drives.

its all new to me.

thank you all for the answers

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LiquidFluoride
CD player?

Uh... how about bluetooth and your phone?, or an Aux cable and your phone?

Re: Install Radios

Afriend
July 09, 2017 10:04AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 413

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speee1dy
dont be a dick

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Alana33
Read directions?

Oh, come on. Hooking up a new CD is easy, especially if, like OP, you are replacing an old one. You simply disconnect the wires from the old unit and hook them up to same connection points on the panel on the back of the new unit. All the connections are color coded (red, white and/or yellow) so it is almost impossible to make a mistake. If in doubt, do like Alana suggested, refer to the instruction - it's all there in easy to follow pictures. Lastly, if you are still a bit technically challenged google "Hooking up a CD player" and you'll find lots of links to both written and youtube videos with step by step instructions.

It should take the average "non-techie" person less than 15 minutes to remove the old CD and replace it with a new one.

Re: Install Radios

Alana33
July 09, 2017 10:18AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 11,584

Do you have an Advance Auto on STX?
Call and see if they provide that service or call around to other auto services, if necessary.

I wasn't being a dick, BTW.
What is your problem these days?

Re: Install Radios

speee1dy
July 09, 2017 05:14PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,258

might be an insult you hurled my way. i dont care who you like politically but no need for insults. you are starting to turn into old tart


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Alana33
Do you have an Advance Auto on STX?
Call and see if they provide that service or call around to other auto services, if necessary.

I wasn't being a dick, BTW.
What is your problem these days?

Re: Install Radios

speee1dy
July 10, 2017 10:12AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,258

i am on STX. i am totally electronically illiterate. my steering wheel also has controls for the radio, heard that would make the install even more difficult.

Re: Install Radios

Rowdy802
July 10, 2017 10:41AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 508

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speee1dy
i am on STX. i am totally electronically illiterate. my steering wheel also has controls for the radio, heard that would make the install even more difficult.

My "two cents" from experience:

I had to replace the radio in my 2006 Ford Taurus...

I used Crutchfield. You can't go wrong with them. Not only there is a chance you can still get a CD Unit, they usually will recommend everything you need, adapters, connectors, instructions, etc., they may provide you with the option (if available) to make the aftermarket unit be controlled by your car control switches. They also can help you over the phone, of course.

No, this will likely not be a DIY, but you have an excellent chance of finding someone to do it for you.

Option B? E-Bay or similar. Get a used/ refurbished unit perfectly compatible with your car.

Option C? This may be a bit of a longshot but, check RockAuto. They did offer (and they still do) the factory radio for my Taurus. The radio unit, if availabe, should be at the "Interior" section.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/10/2017 10:47AM by Rowdy802.

Re: Install Radios

islandjoan
July 10, 2017 11:43AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 1,367

Thanks gringo and rowdy for the info on Crutchfield! I checked Crutchfield for an OEM replacement for my vehicle, which is something I've been meaning to do since the CD player s$*t the bed quite some time ago. I would like to have a CD player that works, because I have a lot of CDs that I want to listen to. I don't need bells and whistles in this old vehicle, not worth it.

So anyway, their website said the following, which makes it sound like it's not an easy DIY project:
This model radio may need to be programmed at the dealer for it work properly. The dealership will actually program the radio to the vehicle so they can communicate together. The estimated cost to program one of the radio to your vehicles is $45.00 but check with your local dealer for a quote. We do NOT accept returns on radios for this PURPOSE so be sure to research before buying. The model number of this radio is guaranteed one of the following number(s) as they are interchangeable:

Re: Install Radios

Rowdy802
July 10, 2017 12:12PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 508

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islandjoan
This model radio may need to be programmed at the dealer for it work properly. The dealership will actually program the radio to the vehicle

You are welcome. I didn't want to bring that up as it varies greatly from one manufacturer to another, same manufacturer but different models, and even on the same car because of the trim... My newer car, because of the optional "fancy infotainment" with navigation offers no options whatsover but to get the same unit. Hence why I mentioned options "B" & "C".

Anyhoo, goes to show how good (and sometimes limited) Crutchfield is that they give you a heads-up...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/10/2017 12:13PM by Rowdy802.

Re: Install Radios

speee1dy
July 10, 2017 02:18PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,258

thanks, i was curious about a nissan radio for the car and not just any old radio.
i too am not into bells and whistles but that seems to be the way things are going.

i just bought 5 cd's that i cant listen too. talk about timing.


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Rowdy802
Quote
speee1dy
i am on STX. i am totally electronically illiterate. my steering wheel also has controls for the radio, heard that would make the install even more difficult.

My "two cents" from experience:

I had to replace the radio in my 2006 Ford Taurus...

I used Crutchfield. You can't go wrong with them. Not only there is a chance you can still get a CD Unit, they usually will recommend everything you need, adapters, connectors, instructions, etc., they may provide you with the option (if available) to make the aftermarket unit be controlled by your car control switches. They also can help you over the phone, of course.

No, this will likely not be a DIY, but you have an excellent chance of finding someone to do it for you.

Option B? E-Bay or similar. Get a used/ refurbished unit perfectly compatible with your car.

Option C? This may be a bit of a longshot but, check RockAuto. They did offer (and they still do) the factory radio for my Taurus. The radio unit, if availabe, should be at the "Interior" section.

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