You could use a cassette adapter(assuming you have that option on your car) or FM transmitter .My girlfriend has an 05 impala and wanted a radio with an aux in port to listen to mp3's in her car. I came across a factory radio from an 07 impala for cheap, and was wondering if anyone knows if it is physically possible for it to fit.
Why would someone want the cd player in the trunkWhen swapping stock decks the new one needs to have a security relearn via a dealer. They are VIN specific.
I first used the fm module when I got my sirius xm but, quickly changed to a cassette tape. For the price of a cassette adapter it cant be beat! Unless of course you rip apart your deck and start soldering wires like explained in the thread by pbNJ.
Does anyone know about the cd changer harness in the trunk? I bet you could wire a jack to that somehow.
Yeah but the impalas with center console 00-05* have a cubbyhole which can be used for a additional Accessories such as a cd changer.People often mount a disc changer in their trunk. Some cars even come preinstalled that way. Installing one as an option to that unit would save them from messing with the current radio. Long aux in cables are cheap and might be more viable to get a long cable and run it from a disc changer in the trunk, under the carpet and to the dash. Made sense to me.
15115013 Chevy GM GMC 6 CD Disc Changer Radio Yukon Tahoe Sierra Silverado | eBay wonder if that will work? has the same harness connectorDisc changers are always mounted in the trunk from factory. Unless of course you have a 3-5 cd changer in the deck. Any more discs than that requires a changer in the trunk (why? idk).
Edit: Anyways this thread is dead and down right stupid. Who is going to spend the time rewiring a complete harness to hook up a 2yr newer "stock" radio? The 00-05 radio's have a passlock system, anti-theft, and settings (tire mon, oil life, etc) integrated and you would never be able to access these.