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Just be aware that those Arcadia/Traverse MyLink radios don't fit exactly right in the Impala radio cutout. If I remember correctly, they have rounded corners, whereas the Impala radio cutout has square corners, so it leave a pretty noticeable gap at the corners. Also, I think another member that installed one had to figure out a way to tap into some sort of vehicle speed sensor (VSS, I think it's called) somehow for the GPS to work correctly.

Some people may be ok with the imperfect physical fit. Personally, it would drive me nuts though. :-)

Again, just a heads-up on those few issues if anyone chooses to go that route. If you search the forums, I'm sure you can find the post with the pictures and more details.
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The gaps would drive me up the wall.
Does anyone make a bezel to adapt these?

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Not that I'm aware of. For the life of me, I can't find the picture that someone posted after installing one of these in their 8th gen Impala. It would never "work" for me, but some people might be fine with it. All depends on how "picky" you are about things looking "stock". I know the picture is on the forum somewhere....
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Here is a link to a Youtube video where someone did the same thing. It's kind of dark and hard to see, but look at the fitment at the top corners of the radio. That is what I'm referring to. Kind of hard to see in this video though.

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Fitment is pretty clear in this frame...




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I have a 07 impala with a base level stereo that I upgraded and am no longer using if you want to buy it from me? I went with a used Sony android auto head unit that I got off of ebay for $200 and it looks pretty stock. Honestly I would recommend going with an apple car play or android auto though and just streaming music through your phone. This would also include google maps on your head unit screen, rear camera if you decide to install one, google assistant to make/receive calls, and send texts. Install is a little involved though and you have to buy a $100-$150(i don't remember) module if you want to keep your steering wheel controls and onstar but it’s pretty much match up the colored wires, plug in the connectors and your good to go.

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