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Old 03-28-2011, 07:36 PM
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Bose CD Player Swap

I currently drive a 2002 Envoy SLT with Bose audio system ....the 6 cd changer has stopped working as it does not load cds anymore .... I have a Bose 6 CD changer (which is identical from the deck in my envoy) from a 2004 envoy....

I was told that I could not just do the swap as the new cd player would have to be programed to my vehicle? is this true? If so, does anyone know how to do it ? or can I take it to a mechanic to get it done? Any help will be greatly appreciated....Thanks in advanced!
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:38 PM
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yes the new radio would have to be programed to your truck. All of our radios are VIN locked. You have to go to a dealer, or find some one with access to the tool.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:39 PM
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Yes it will have to be reprogrammed and only a GM dealer can do it. I've heard it costing up to $150.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:53 PM
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Yup you are correct, need to get it programmed from a dealer..hope it doesn't cost too much
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:59 PM
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it will coast 1 hour of labor. Here in new orleans we charge $99 and hour so yep it will very on your location.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:51 PM
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Bonjour ! From the frozen north. I have been reading a lot on this lately because I have been debating overhauling my whole system. During that I read that you can take the box apart and just replace the CD. So, I would be tempted to swap out the CD's between your 2 boxes and you will then not have to reprogram. FWIW >>>

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Old 03-30-2011, 02:56 PM
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I just got off the phone with a GM dealership ...will only cost $80 to reprogram but they do not guarantee it will work .... what are the chances of it working? pretty good? does any one have an idea? Thanks again for all your help!
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I just got off the phone with a GM dealership ...will only cost $80 to reprogram but they do not guarantee it will work .... what are the chances of it working? pretty good? does any one have an idea? Thanks again for all your help!
from what I understand if it plugs into the factory harness, GM will be able to unlock it. Hopefully someone else will have more info
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The Bose system in an 02 is slightly different from the mid 04 and up. The amp was redesigned and the radio (HU) is not interchangeable. Although there is a rumor that a crafty person with a Tech II can change it over (reprogram??, not just clear the VIN).

Best bet is to check and match part #s to get the correct radio. Then get the VIN done with a Tech II.

Another option is to open up both radios and swap the CD changer to get yours working. I'm not sure they are identical, but probably.
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Go on E-bay and you'll find a lot of repair services that will fix the CD part of the HU, or, you can get the CD mechanism and replace it yourself. If you want to replace the HU, get one for a full size truck, part #15184935 or 10357886.

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