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put a 2000 radio into a 2006?

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Old 02-21-2012, 04:23 AM
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My wife likes having both CD and tape options for her car. She has a 2006 trailblazer with XM sat radio with CD capability. I have an R.D.S. radio with CD and tape from a 2000 MCSS.

Can I transfer that older radio into the 2006 trailblazer and unlock it? Local dealer said it was a crap shoot as to wheather or not you could unlock it.

Is there any way I can unlock it, or do you have to let the dealer do it?

If this will not work, is there an aftermarket radio that would work?

Thanks,

Larry
 
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My guess is "no" you can't swap those radios.
When I was looking for the MP3 radio for my Monte, I found GM had two different radio lines: Trucks and Cars. I originally had a radio that looked like what I have now, it was from a truck. The GM Tech II could not talk to it to unlock it because the data bus was different. I needed the MP3 radio from a '04-'05 Cavalier/Venture Van (car line). Got that, worked perfectly.

Odds are, if it is possible to get the radio your wife wants, you will probably need to source it from a car not a truck. And you will need someone with a GM Tech II to program it. Again, pending the wiring and data bus are compatible (GM may have changed all that up in that year span).
 
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So the trailblazer is a truck line, right? I would probably need a truck radio?
 
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Yeah itll more than likly have a truck suv radio
 
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Thanks guys
 
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yeah you HAVE to have a dealer unlock it i had a different impala oem radio installed in my moms impala cause she wanted a cd player. dealer has the keys!
 
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It's anyone with a GM Tech II really that can unlock it (dealer is a sure bet but some service shops have them too).

Do some research on the radios. Perhaps someone has the pin out diagrams, that would be a good starting point to ensure what you want to do might work out.
 
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