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Old 04-16-2012, 08:20 PM   #1
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I am proably changing gers and am going to install an aftermarket stereo in my 06. i take it I can just hook the new head unit in place of the old one with the use of a adapter harness? is there anything else I need to know? I ask because i own a C4 and in it you had to also hook up two resistors in order to not have an error message.
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I have a pioneer in my c6. I don't think there are any resistors. A lot of wiring was involved along with the harness. I recommend speaking to Dennis at D D mods here on the forum. He can hook you up with almost any unit and send it Pre wired so it will be Plug and play!
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:44 PM   #3
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From what others here have said, you will lose the "beep beep beep" that you used to get when pushing DIC control buttons.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:29 PM   #4
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that is not an issue, I was just worried as with the C4, I ordered the stereo from Crutchfield along with the wiring harness and when it was installed I all of a sudden had a sys message, and it turned out that some of the C4 models you had to install two resistors in line to not have this.
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You need either a PAC swi jack for radio controls on steering wheel or access module to retain the chimes.

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Old 04-16-2012, 11:22 PM   #6
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You will need:

which will handle chimes, Onstar, and provide a "healthy" status for the aftermarket radio.

You may also need this for the steering wheel audio controls:

There may be other suitable interfaces that do the same thing - do some internet searches.

The PAC-Audio units seem to work well.

Ask questions in the audio section of this forum. The boys there know there stuff.


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