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Re: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 radio info!
Monday, January 26, 2004 11:54 PM
hey john, to disable airbags cant you just pull the fuse and disconnect the battery? <br>

<br><br>2003 Black Cavalier LS Sport Coupe "Ecotec" Auto

Re: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 radio info!
Tuesday, January 27, 2004 12:07 AM
Well.. GM says disconnect battery.. pull fuse... disconnect CPA's and connectors...

So technically... that's the way to do it. (I personally don't want the airbags going off in my face, but that's just me).

That said... I don't disconnect them at all. I don't disconnect the battery either. I just pop off the dash, pull the bezel, then the radio, then install the new one. Takes me 30 minutes, tops.. (I do the harness pre-wiring before I get to the car).

...j <br>

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Re: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 radio info!
Tuesday, January 27, 2004 10:34 AM
hey john you need to get dave to make this a STICKY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

when i worked at the dealer all i did was pull the fuse , before i worked on them never disconected the battery

and i never had any problems , but its always safer to go buy the factory manual

but for doing the radio , i never mess with any of the air bag stuff





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Re: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 radio info!
Tuesday, January 27, 2004 2:02 PM
bump for potential sticky
Re: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 radio info!
Sunday, February 01, 2004 6:56 PM
Just a quick thank you to John for the information on his site. I went to Best Buy to get the pieces that I needed to install my Pioneer Super Tuner in my 2002 Cavalier. As most of you can guess they tried to tell me that the car would be basically unfunctionable when I finished, unless of course I gave them lots of money and they did the install. I went to John's site and found the information that I needed. The install was really fast and simple. The only thing that I lost was the annoying chime, a plus in my opinion. Anyway thanks John.
Re: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 radio info!
Saturday, February 21, 2004 10:41 AM
some get a mod to make this a sticky please


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Re: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 radio info!
Thursday, February 26, 2004 3:59 AM
YAY!!!!! <br>


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Re: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 radio info!
Friday, February 27, 2004 9:55 AM
Ok i'm f*cking lost here...too much crap information
in a couple of weeks i'm gonna buy a doble deck cd player so it can fit the whole space my cd/cassette RDS player my 2001 Z has....and i'm gonna buy new speakers too...tell me what the hell do i need to make it work? i don't know crap about audio systems...so enlight me...harness,what kind? antennas? da f*ck...i'm pretty much lost in here...i don't wanna get screw in any audio store cuz i'm don't know crap about audio electronics...

thanks in advance <br>



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Re: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 radio info!
Friday, February 27, 2004 1:24 PM
double deck wont fit in the 00+'s. while yes, the radio is double din, the opening in the dash is not. <br>


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Re: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 radio info!
Friday, February 27, 2004 1:34 PM
ermmmmmm ok i don't understand...if the 2000+ radios are double din...and i wanna buy a double din aftermarket cd player...and the dash opening is not...how's does the stock double din radio fits? enlight me <br>



" Computer Games doesn't affect kids; I mean if Pac Man affected
us kids,we all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic
pills and listening to repetitive electronic music. "
Re: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 radio info!
Friday, February 27, 2004 1:45 PM
the opening for the face of the radio is 1.5din. pioneer (and i'm not sure who else) makes decks specificly sized for the 1.5din opening that gm and chrysler uses. the double dins are usually on imports, toyota, kia (my gf's sephia has a double din opening), etc.

it still is *possible* that you can use the double din, you will have to do soem cutting and maybe a little fabricating to make it fit and look nice. <br>

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Re: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 radio info!
Friday, February 27, 2004 1:47 PM
addendum:

the 1.5 din is the reason why they will sell you a faceplate adapter kit to mount the standard din size radio in the larger opening. on the plus side, the 1.5din is sized right to fit a standard deck and a thin style eq. i had that setup in my 88. <br>

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Re: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 radio info!
Friday, February 27, 2004 2:46 PM
^ no that's not 100% true.

95-99 dashes had a 1.5 din radio, and yes, an aftermarket 1.5 radio did fit in there.

in 00+ they swapped around the positions of the radio and hvac, and also GM moved to a double din sized radio, but the hole in the dash WILL NOT FIT an aftermarket double din. if you want one to fit, do something custom and start cutting. also, 1.5 wont fit because its not big enough. <br>


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Re: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 radio info!
Friday, February 27, 2004 4:42 PM
I had a double din in my 2001. I now have 2 single dins in there. All you need is a hot knive, and you can do anything.......

Top is a DVD player
Bottome is the Pioneer 850mp
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Re: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 radio info!
Friday, February 27, 2004 5:27 PM
Viper98912 wrote:

^ no that's not 100% true.

95-99 dashes had a 1.5 din radio, and yes, an aftermarket 1.5 radio did fit in there.

in 00+ they swapped around the positions of the radio and hvac, and also GM moved to a double din sized radio, but the hole in the dash WILL NOT FIT an aftermarket double din. if you want one to fit, do something custom and start cutting. also, 1.5 wont fit because its not big enough.


i stand corrected, thank you.


AMERICONIUM wrote:

I had a double din in my 2001. I now have 2 single dins in there. All you need is a hot knive, and you can do anything.......

Top is a DVD player
Bottome is the Pioneer 850mp


nice setup! would it be possible for you to take a pic of the cuts you had to make? maybe the front and the back of the panel even? <br>

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Re: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 radio info!
Saturday, February 28, 2004 10:36 AM
yea for real, nice dash man. wuts with those dirty carpets though lol. <br>


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Re: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 radio info!
Monday, March 01, 2004 7:35 PM
holy @!#$, i love that setup, exactly wut i wanna do, but id prefer ps2 in the glovebox

did u fiberglass the dash? <br>


Re: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 radio info!
Tuesday, March 02, 2004 6:16 AM
One thing you might want to know for all do it yourselfers, there is no swithed power source behind the radio in 00' and up cavys and sunfires. You will have to run an acc. wire from another source. Also, the whole "motorola thing" is just a name for that certian type af antena plug, its the most common style used in cars.
Re: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 radio info!
Tuesday, March 02, 2004 5:42 PM
actually youre only half correct jason, any j body 03 and up you have to run a wire to the column/fuse box. you can still get a 12 volt accessory wire in the hvac controls in the 00-02. look for 2 thin gauge brown wires coming out of the same plug on the right hand side, you can tap into either one of these.
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Re: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 radio info!
Tuesday, March 09, 2004 6:46 PM
I have a ? about the 2001 cavalier i just installed a stereo in. Why dont he blinkers or brake lights work?? I followed ur directions step by step, except i didnt completely disengage the air bags, i only disconnected the negative on bat, and removed the fuse for airbags. Then i used a MINI ADD-A-CIRCUIT, and used it in the wipers fuse. I used the metra harness u described, 7-2003. I checked like 5 fuses, the blinker, the brake/hazard,ect... and all seem to be fine. HELP ME PLZ!!!! I need to fix this ASAP so they dont have to go get it checked out. Thx for any help you can give me.
Re: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 radio info!
Wednesday, March 10, 2004 8:43 PM
TO see a pic of a double din radio in a Cavy go back to page 1 of this thread and look for AMERICONIUM's post.


I like to go to stereo install places and ask them questions for fun. TO see how dumb they are and how much crap they try to pass off to unknowing people. SO me and a buddy go into Tweeter and ask them about a radio hook up in my car.
He goes on threw all the BS about my car not working and stuff. Tells me about keeping factory radeo. SO i ask were he plans on sticking my factory radio. The guy tells me he will just hide in IN THE DASH behind the new one.

I laughed at him and said theres no room. He said hes done it and that there is PLENTY of room inside the dash. I just got a big kick out of this guy. My buddy I was with has his own stereo install biss and he was busting this dude on all sorts of BS. it was so funny.
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Re: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 radio info!
Sunday, March 14, 2004 9:10 AM
Thank you Mr. John Lenko. You saved me at least $150 Cdn. I used the harness and mounting bracket you suggested and spliced into the wiper fuse and my new deck started up without any issues.
However, my new deck was about an inch deeper than stock and thus I needed to dremil out 2 plastic posts behind the radio opening to allow the deck to sit deeper and flush. Did anyone else have to do this?

I can't believe I had 2 shops quote my between $150 -$200 Cdn because they said they could not install without deck relocation or a Class 2 spliced in speaker. What a joke!!

Thanks again John Lenko!! <br>

tygriff
Re: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 radio info!
Saturday, March 27, 2004 9:59 PM
so what should i do about my 2003 cavi....am I SOL or can i get a Cd player installed AND keep my chime n @!#$....somebody set me up with a shopping list of what I need...PLEASE
Re: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 radio info!
Monday, March 29, 2004 10:58 PM
....damn...yall just gonna leave me hangin?..thas coo
Re: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 radio info!
Saturday, April 03, 2004 7:14 AM

I went to Tweeter to buy a wiring harness and a dash kit for my 2004 Cavalier and they told me first off I had to get a T-harness for $100, which they didn't have in stock, and that I'd have to leave my factory deck in or I'd mess up my car electronically due to wiring. Is there any other retail stores (Circuit City, Best Buy, etc) that will not screw me over and KNOW what they're talking about??
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