Originally Posted by Flying Trunk Monkey
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.