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Double Din w/ OnStar

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Old 07-28-2011, 02:52 PM
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Question Double Din w/ OnStar

Ok I have an 01' SS Monte, The factory head unit is slowly dying, more and more things and going wrong with it.

Long story short, I decided that I want a nice double din touch screen.

Problem #1: I know that I would have to get a $100 piece to keep my OnStar, but how will things like the Engine light be reset?

Problem #2: I'm completely confused if a double din would go in straight up, or will there be some cutting.

Problem #3: I'm lost on what Double din I should get, and what to look out for.


Thanks forum, all comments and advice are greatly appreciated
 
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by DJTJ View Post
Problem #1: I know that I would have to get a $100 piece to keep my OnStar, but how will things like the Engine light be reset?
If by "Engine light" you mean a check engine light, you can't reset that even w/ the factory head unit. Things like the TPMS, you can reset by pulling the headlight switch in and out 3 times while the car is running. You'll hear a chime after to know that it was completed successfully. Really the only thing you'll loose by getting an aftermarket head unit is the ability to program your own key fobs.
 
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:38 PM
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The engine light is not one you can reset without a reader so, even with ur stock deck, but things like tire pressure, change oil, etc, those can be reset manually with very simple actions to do.

To get ur double din in there could be a little cutting needed, most commonly directly behind the stereo. Sometimes u need to cut a section out to allow the deck to slide in all the way. Its very eady to do though, dont let that scare you away.

As far as what deck to get, I dunno man thats dependant on ur budget, needs and preferences as far as looks. Figure out how much u want to spend first and then we can make some better suggestions for you.
 
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:43 PM
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Sorry guys, I meant oil light
 
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:29 PM
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See my post above
 
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:10 AM
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usually I just grab whats back there and push and pull till it snaps, or get a small airsaw or a hammer and chisel. GM uses cheap easy to snap plastic

If your not doing navi, look at the Pioneer 2300 and 3300, great decks
 
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