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Old 11-16-2011, 10:13 AM
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Hi Everyone;

This past weekend, I came across a deal I couldn't refuse. I bought a 2001 Monte Carlo LS in great shape for about 1/3 of its blue book value. The prev. owner was a slob that didn't know much about vehicle care. Needless to say I spent several hours cleaning it and getting it up to snuff. I found out that it has keyless entry, and bought some fobs yesterday and programmed them (the prev. owner said it didn't have keyless---he was clueless). --Anyway....the stereo is in rough shape (buttons worn, etc.), and I'd like to replace it with another factory stereo from a Monte Carlo. I'm aware that the stereo communicates with the rest of the car (for example tire pressure, oil changes, keyless entry, etc.)
---My questions are.... will I have to do something with the replacement stereo to make it work in my car? I don't think my car has an alarm. If the replacement stereo came from a car with an alarm, will my car now have an alarm? Or will I have to add something else to get an alarm?

--these questions have been frustrating me, as I have been unable to get my answers by searching the web. Any help from someone with smarts regarding this would be GREATLY appreciated!
 
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:50 AM
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no, this year didnt have a stereo lock to prvent theft, not that anyone steals stock deecks anyways lol but yeah, chevy is knowen for doing that in their trucks. they all came with alarms, and they work with out the deck but not well, its not a very good alarm to begin with, but meh. I have an after market alarm.

I have a stock deck and parts i'll PM Ya.
 
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:57 AM
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The radio is actually programmed to the VIN, if you replace the radio it will be locked until a Tech-II programs the proper VIN into the radio.
 
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:04 PM
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Thanks for the responses!

Is it possible to reprogram it myself, and how would I do that, AND, would my car now have the alarm???
 
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thanks for the info---i'm a newbie here, so can't get PM's yet....hopefully i will be able to soon.
 
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I saw your other thread first and replied to it about the alarm.
 
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Originally Posted by ChibiBlackSheep View Post
The radio is actually programmed to the VIN, if you replace the radio it will be locked until a Tech-II programs the proper VIN into the radio.
really? didnt think ours did that. hummm
 
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:54 AM
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That's putting in another factory radio. If you went aftermarket it's not the same issue.
 
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I know....I want to keep it stock as much as possible...call me wierd, but I like the original stuff. thanks for all the info---you've all been very helpful!
 
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