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Old 01-15-2012, 10:45 PM
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I need to get a new radio for my car. I thought i remember reading that not all radios of the same look will be compatable with my car. Specifically the truck radios. I'm aware of the whole theftlock feature. But would any radio that looks the same work properly?
 
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:13 PM
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I believe as long as the plug is the same & the mounts are the same it should
 
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Oh you're not going aftermarket are you? Mike should be correct though. If the plugs are the same it should work. 5th gen Monte's are cake to do aftermarket radio installs on. It's just like the 4th gen Camaros. I've done a ton of those installs and it's exceedingly easy. With your knowledge of electronics you should be alright, assuming your knowledge of wiring is at the same level as that of computers.
 
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If your talking another oem stereo then it would need to be reprogrammed at the dealer.
 
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:55 AM
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Yes as crazy as it is i want to remain at a factory radio, i just need a new one. My cd player is shot and alot of the lights are out. As long as theftlock is disabled it wont need to be re programed at the dealer
 
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:10 AM
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I'll do a bit more research but if any radio of the same era should fit i can get a nice factory refurbished one for a truck off ebay. I prefer the factory look and i want a cassete player so i can get an adapter for my ipod.
 
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:29 PM
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Well i found a cassette radio from a 97 monte carlo (how convienient) Only thing is i'd have to have theftlock reprogramed, anyone know how much that costs?
 
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:34 PM
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Its like $30 here to do it
 
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:39 PM
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ok, so they dont rape you too bad
 
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:53 PM
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Well here they dont idk about there lol
 

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