Would like to replace stock radio in 05 V6

Discussion in '2005 - 2014 Specific V6 Tech' started by Wintrmte, Jul 14, 2007.


  1. Wintrmte

    Wintrmte New Member

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    All,

    I would like to replace the Shaker 500 with an aftermarket radio. I did some research, and have found that if I do this, then my subwoofers will no longer work. Is there any way around this?

    Or, when I go to replace my head unit, am I also looking at a replacement of the subwoofers in the door too?

    Thanks all!
     
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  2. scrming

    scrming New Member

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    You can continue to use your subwoofers... the key is to get the correct wiring harness!

    You need this harness:

    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-fv191TR6OB9/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=103000&I=120705521

    All the stock stuff will continue to function... the only thing is the subs will "pop" when you turn the stereo on... The stock amps are looking for a 5 volt turn-on... but the aftermarkets are 12.. doesn't hurt the amps.. they just "pop" when powered on... you can fix this by installing a 5 volt regulator (??)
     
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    What he said! :nice:

    I replaced my Skipper 500 with an Alpine Double-DIN unit and the sub's work great! :D Matter of fact the sound quality in the car is much improved over what it used to be...
     
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    Good to see ya' post on the board Marti! Hope all is well in Az. :nice:

    Jennifer (aka Jenns05Stang)
     
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