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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-11-2009, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Swapping factory radio help??

first off want to say hi and new to the forum. i just bought an 06 cobalt lt and it does not have an ipod attachment or anything of that sort. i was looking into buying the 07 factory radio. whow would i go about doing this and what would i need. links would be great. cheers
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-11-2009, 05:20 PM
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Hey, welcome. I think you would just pretty much follow this until you got to where you need to be
Radio removal

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-11-2009, 05:59 PM
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Doesn't work. Try searching, but to give you a summary the 05-06 have one type of wiring harness on the back and 07+ are different. They can't be re-pinned either as that's been tried and just doesn't work.

Your best bet is to buy aftermarket. If it did work I would sell you my factory deck, because it's just sitting in my garage, I upgraded from the 07 base to the 07 w/ XM and MP3. On top of just replacing a stock deck, you need to go to a dealership and have them reprogram the deck to work. Each car's radio is programmed to ONLY work with that cars VIN...so a reprogram is in order and it will cost you at least $50 (I was charged $75 I think). So in all you'll be spending enough to justify an aftermarket head unit that will sound better and give you more features.

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