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Factory radio option?

The factory CD player in my '07 no longer works. I'd prefer to get another factory radio but I'm wondering what other radio options might have been available. Unless someone has a better suggestion I'm likely going to look for a replacement on eBay, preferably from a newer 8th gen since these don't seem to be good for much more than 10 years.
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The factory CD player in my '07 no longer works. I'd prefer to get another factory radio but I'm wondering what other radio options might have been available. Unless someone has a better suggestion I'm likely going to look for a replacement on eBay, preferably from a newer 8th gen since these don't seem to be good for much more than 10 years.
Your old unit was otherwise working OK?

I've not swapped a junkyard unit before, but I think it needs to be re-programmed to the new car. Not sure what all that entails.

Regardless, you will be dis-assembling the dash to get the old unit out.

One thought I had was, if you have a decent electronics repair shop near you, while you have the dash apart, try to get the old unit repaired. It may be something simple such as a broken belt or spring. That is, if you can get the old one repaired, you know for sure it will work in your car with no other issues. Plug and play.

Whereas, even after getting a junkyard unit programmed to work in your car, you may still find other problems with it, such as a couple wires don't match up (or the CD player is not working ).

You might need to ask around, but there are still some shops out there who can repair these. Or you can send it off, but that can be a pain and expensive. There are lots of phone repair places, so you might ask in one of those. They may also do radio repair, or can often recommend someone who does. Stereo installation shops may also be able to recommend someone.

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You can also get a Rosen GM1010, GM1210 or Advent OGM-1 unit relatively cheap on Ebay. They are 100% plug and play touch-screen DVD/navigation units. They support all factory functions and look factory when installed. No dealer reprogramming is required this way either. Just another option.
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I chose the route that @jtrosky suggested (opted for a Rosen 1210) and couldn't be more pleased. The factory appearance plus improved sound quality and added source options made the upgrade a no-brainer for me.




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^ Tesla/jtrosky, how hard is it to r&r the radios? What's the cost differential of the Rosen GM1010 and 1210?
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^ Tesla/jtrosky, how hard is it to r&r the radios? What's the cost differential of the Rosen GM1010 and 1210?
It's extremely easy to remove the stock radio and install a Rosen/Advent radio. The hardest part is running the GPS antenna (recommend installing under dash defroster panel) and/or running a backup camera. Otherwise, you literally unplug the stock radio and plug in the Rosen/Advent. It truly is a plug-and-play install.

Regarding cost - it all depends. I think the GM1210 is like $600 brand new (if they are still making them) - otherwise, you just need to find one on Ebay and prices vary greatly. The hard part is finding the harnesses - they are becoming hard to find again (were plentiful for a while there).
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jtrosky,

Thanks for the feedback. I found this universal 1010 on eBay for what looks like a great price. Do you have any idea what I'd be missing vs a GM specific unit? One minor reason I wanted a comparable factory unit was because the turn signal clicker plays through the rear speakers. The stock stereo's electrical system is pretty simple so I don't think that would be a problem to integrate with. The turn signal indicator and the physical fit of the unit in the dash is about all I can think of off of the top of my head.

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I'm wondering what other radio options might have been available.
If your CD player is dead, stream your music. I use the CRUX BTGM-33 Bluetooth Interface. This allows you to stream music from your phone via Bluetooth. Not only that it adds hands-free calling too.

The steering wheel controls work with this unit too. Call quality is decent, a little tinny, but not any worse than a factory option.
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Thanks for the feedback. I found this universal 1010 on eBay for what looks like a great price.
You want the Rosen GM1010 or the GM1210.

According to Crutchfield, the Rosen DS-UN1010 will not fit the 07 Impala.

Not sure about the Advent OGM-1. Some compatibility guides exclude the 2007 Impala for the OGM-1.

There are many OEM CD Radios listed for the 07 Impala on Ebay. If you want to go that route rather than aftermarket, look for one that says unlocked.

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MP3 or iPod. The ipod Classic I have plays music real good, not flash based and with 11 Bose speakers, top notch sound.

I've never heard of a single CD player in car breaking. The 6 CD changers always break tho.
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Thanks for the feedback. I found this universal 1010 on eBay for what looks like a great price. Do you have any idea what I'd be missing vs a GM specific unit? One minor reason I wanted a comparable factory unit was because the turn signal clicker plays through the rear speakers. The stock stereo's electrical system is pretty simple so I don't think that would be a problem to integrate with. The turn signal indicator and the physical fit of the unit in the dash is about all I can think of off of the top of my head.



https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rosen-Car-s...oAAOSwEZdaOx6N
I would avoid that "universal" Rosen. With the Universal model, you're going to need physical fitment adapters, adapters to make steering-wheel controls and warning chimes/turn-signals work and it probably won't support XM or OnStar if you use either of those. It also won't be plug-and-play. Since you are completely losing all of the benefits that make the GM1010 such a nice unit, I would probably just get a regular brand-name 2DIN instead of that Universal Rosen unit.
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Go to Crutchfield.com where can input you car make and model and get specific info about compatibility and if you buy it even comes with any harnesses and instructions specific to your exact car and new unit to be installed with ability to get help, if you get stuck or confused, by one of their tech guys.
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Is your car Bose or non Bose? You can find these radios all day in a junkyard, but you would have to get them unlocked. Getting them unlocked through a dealer is a hit or miss, apparently GM removed the radio unlock function from newer Tech2 software updates.

You could also go with a MyLink radio out of a 2013-2017 Traverse if you want bluetooth audio streaming. They are plug and play for the most part, but voice recognition won't work unless you tie the radio to the OnStar box. They also have provisions for a rearview camera as well, if you wanted to add that.

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Is your car Bose or non Bose? You can find these radios all day in a junkyard, but you would have to get them unlocked. Getting them unlocked through a dealer is a hit or miss, apparently GM removed the radio unlock function from newer Tech2 software updates.

You could also go with a MyLink radio out of a 2013-2017 Traverse if you want bluetooth audio streaming. They are plug and play for the most part, but voice recognition won't work unless you tie the radio to the OnStar box. They also have provisions for a rearview camera as well, if you wanted to add that.

Non-Bose, it really is just a bare bones stereo. The Traverse option sounds like good plan and those years will give me a much newer radio than trying to find an equivalent Impala one.

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Is your car Bose or non Bose? You can find these radios all day in a junkyard, but you would have to get them unlocked. Getting them unlocked through a dealer is a hit or miss, apparently GM removed the radio unlock function from newer Tech2 software updates.

You could also go with a MyLink radio out of a 2013-2017 Traverse if you want bluetooth audio streaming. They are plug and play for the most part, but voice recognition won't work unless you tie the radio to the OnStar box. They also have provisions for a rearview camera as well, if you wanted to add that.

zaharren,
I did some searching on eBay and found this. It looks like a nice unit but I'm wondering if it is indeed a straight swap for my non-Bose unit. Also looks like programming could be an issue but this seller has addressed that it seems.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2013-17-GM-...0AAOxyeglTZmby
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