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Old 01-13-2010, 10:48 PM
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Replace Radio/CD in 2004 Trailblazer LT

Hi,

New to the Forum, apologies if this is a redundant thread. I would like to replace my stock radio/cd as the disk is stuck and won't eject. Pried the old one out, but new disks get stuck as well, so I want to move on with a new system.

1) Is it easy/cheap to just replace with stock part given that I have 95K miles. WHo supplies them at low cost?

2) Noticed discussions about Bose radio system and problems with aftermarket radio installs. How exactly do I determine if I have the Bose product, is it easily identifiable versus the non-Bose. Is it identified by 6 speakers?

3) Assuming I don't have the Bose and wish to pursue aftermarket radio, can anyone recommend how to de-install the old radio, install the new one, and locate the right wiring harness so my door chimes, OnStar and other stuff works properly. By the way my OnStar is not operational from a payed service perspective. Don't use it.

This site is great, I am already using it to replace stepper motors in my dash cluster. Hopefully I will have a working speedometer guage and play CD's other media in the future.
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:59 PM
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Hi,

New to the Forum, apologies if this is a redundant thread. I would like to replace my stock radio/cd as the disk is stuck and won't eject. Pried the old one out, but new disks get stuck as well, so I want to move on with a new system.

1) Is it easy/cheap to just replace with stock part given that I have 95K miles. WHo supplies them at low cost?

2) Noticed discussions about Bose radio system and problems with aftermarket radio installs. How exactly do I determine if I have the Bose product, is it easily identifiable versus the non-Bose. Is it identified by 6 speakers?

3) Assuming I don't have the Bose and wish to pursue aftermarket radio, can anyone recommend how to de-install the old radio, install the new one, and locate the right wiring harness so my door chimes, OnStar and other stuff works properly. By the way my OnStar is not operational from a payed service perspective. Don't use it.

This site is great, I am already using it to replace stepper motors in my dash cluster. Hopefully I will have a working speedometer guage and play CD's other media in the future.
1) Try eBay, or go aftermarket (I recommend the latter)
2) The Bose radio says "Bose" on the face
3) Depends...do you have Bose? Are you looking to just have the radio's internal low-power amp drive the speakers or do you want to install a separate amp?
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:28 AM
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no amp for now, just drive the existing speakers.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:24 PM
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no amp for now, just drive the existing speakers.
i found it was cheaper just to go with aftermarket cd player, FACTORY REPLACEMENT WAS LIKE 400 bucks. u can replace with aftermarket for way cheaper
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:33 PM
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i just replaced my stock stereo in my 04 lt and it cost me 60 bucks for a new wiring harness and 20 for a dash kit and a lil over 400 for a new cd/stereo just thought id give you a lil idea of what it would cost
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:54 PM
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i just replaced my stock stereo in my 04 lt and it cost me 60 bucks for a new wiring harness and 20 for a dash kit and a lil over 400 for a new cd/stereo just thought id give you a lil idea of what it would cost
i have done upgraded all of mine, i just hardwired it
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Ok, my radio looks like this and the link has it for ~239USD. Will explore more pricing options.

http://replacementradios.com/popup_image.php?pID=101

So, if I go the Kenwood or Alpine route instead, where do I find info on taking the old radio out and installing the new one, along with the wiring harnesses and stuff I need to do the job. Any pointers from those that have done this would be greatly appreciated.

Also, I am adding steeping motors to fix my speedometer, can all of this be done at the same time? How much of the dash requires removal.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:02 PM
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Ok, my radio looks like this and the link has it for ~239USD. Will explore more pricing options.

http://replacementradios.com/popup_image.php?pID=101

So, if I go the Kenwood or Alpine route instead, where do I find info on taking the old radio out and installing the new one, along with the wiring harnesses and stuff I need to do the job. Any pointers from those that have done this would be greatly appreciated.

Also, I am adding steeping motors to fix my speedometer, can all of this be done at the same time? How much of the dash requires removal.
the12volt.com has wiring schematics, and only center of dash snaps off i think had 2 screws no major prob. i found that best buy had wiring harnesses but i am to cheap to buy stuff if i can change it myself
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:43 PM
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aftermarket radio

Ok, this is what I have on the list:

http://signature.crutchfield.com/s_5...&tp=5684&avf=Y

and this

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_120GMOS....html?tp=29774

what else do I need? Some kind of faceplate or does this work which is included with the Crutchfield package:

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_1209920...t.html?tp=3121
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:40 AM
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only center of dash snaps off i think had 2 screws no major prob.
Trailblazer is different and you need to take off the whole dash faceplate. Here's a how to: http://forums.trailvoy.com/showthread.php?t=6459

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