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I like that Rosen tower Jim.
If I didn't have my android mirror, I would totally buy one of your Rosen units.

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how much out of curiosity?
It really all depends on how much I have into them... Usually, between $225 and $275 though (which includes everything you need and also includes an updated GPS app, updated maps, pois, TTS voices, redlight and speedcam databases, custom skin, custom loading screen, etc, etc, etc) - as well as a short money-back warranty if you don't like it or it happens to break in the first 30 days.

I've spent a LOT of time modifying the GPS aspect of the radio - you get stuff that Rosen never included with this unit - including a newer version of the GPS application itself and the ability to update the maps for free (shhh, don't tell anyone!) - and MUCH more. :-)

However, I'm not sure if I have any more for sale at this point (they got snapped up pretty quickly!) - unless I sell the one I use for testing GPS modifications (skin modification, map updates, voice modifications, etc)...

PM if interested and I'll see what I can do. For the record, I make VERY little, if anything, from these. My goal here is not to make money from these, but just to help out people that want one - because I know how much more enjoyable it makes my Impala! Hell, between what I paid for the original units and amount of time and money I put into repairing, preparing and testing them, I probably end up losing money. :-) I even provide installation support if needed.

Like I said, I have a few people already "in line" for them, but if interested, please PM me and I'll see what I can do. I really don't want to turn this into a "for sale" thread. :-)

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Mine is an IBM ThinkPad tower

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With all of this excitement over these, I'm glad I jumped on early, Cant wait to get one and installed with the "aluminum" trim.
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Just a quick update to those interested in one of these 1010's. I have about 7 of the radios, but the only 2 non-Bose harnesses I have are already spoken for.

I've been scouring the earth for more harnesses, but so far I have not had any luck. Even Rosen doesn't have any (although, even if they did have them, I couldn't buy them from them directly anyway since I'm not a Rosen dealer).

I do have a few Bose harnesses. I took one of the Bose harnesses that was in pretty bad shape and I *did* manage to "convert" it to a non-Bose harness. I haven't tested it yet, but I suspect it will work fine.

It would be relatively easy to make the non-Bose harnesses from scratch (instead of "converting the Bose harness) *if* I could find male versions of the GM radio connectors that had all pins wired (or at least most of them). The only ones I've been able to find have very few pins wired. I do have a connector for the Rosen-side that works perfectly. I just need the male GM connectors in order to create non-Bose harnesses from "scratch".

So - if anyone knows where I can get male versions of the GM radio connectors (to connect to the cars factory wiring and then "convert" it to the Rosen wiring via a "homemade" harness), *please* let me know.

With the "homemade from scratch" harnesses, the only other potential issue is the XM and OnStar connectors. I probably wouldn't worry about the OnStar connection (almost nobody uses it anyway), but I still need to source the XM connector - worst case, you could always just cut the ends off and "hardwire" it to the car-side XM connector though.

EDIT: Also, I *could* always provide the pinouts needed if you were desperate - then you could just cut the car-side connecters off and "hardwire" them (like I said above, I do have a source for the rosen-side connector that includes all wires needed). I wouldn't recommend this, but it would work. This kind of defeats the whole "plug and play" aspect though, which is why I'm doing everything humanly possible to create harnesses...

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Here is what I need. If I could find these (with all pins having wires or the pins shown here having wires), I could pretty easily make the non-Bose harnesses. I just haven't been able to find these connectors will the required pins/wires...



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Here's a question and a thot .. is the OEM connector on the car harness the one for the Rosen? If so, then a trip to a pull-a-part lot should give up the connectors. If they're different, then, yeah, gotta find the part number for the Rosen plug.

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The connectors that I need (like pictured) are male versions of the connectors from the car-side. So I cannot get them from GM cars. Basically, I need something that the car-side connectors can plug into so that I can then wire it up to the Rosen-side connector (which is a 16-pin connector like Kenwoods use, by the way).

I already have the Rosen side connector with the wires I need - now I need the male versions of the car-side GM connectors (car-side GM conectors are female).

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Yep. Just realized we're going to need the other side, unless we hardwire them.

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Yeah we could definitely hardwire them (and like I said, I can supply the pinouts and the link to the Rosen-side connector if you want to go that route), but obviously, I think it's best to avoid that if at all possible. I know that I wouldn't want to cut up the car-side wiring.

There had to be some company out there that will make a custom wiring harness for us? Anyone know of one?

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I don't know anyone that does it, but, I'm a ham radio op, built many projects, and have many soldering burns to prove it, LOL .. so building harnesses is a non-thing fer me..

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Same here - building a harness is something that I would definitely do (and did do, using the parts from a Bose harness) - if only I could get the connectors that I need (without destroying a Bose harness to get them)! That is the problem here - not sure where to source the connectors. I just thought that maybe a company that builds harnesses "for a living" would be able to easily source the parts needed...

Obviously, Rosen built them, so the parts have to be out there somewhere...

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