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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-16-2009, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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I am looking to buy an aftermarket stereo but i have run into a bit of a problem concerning the wiring harness. A local audio store said that i need to buy a special 90 dollar wiring harness or else the radio will not work and i will also lose the information center. Is this correct?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-16-2009, 10:26 PM
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yah pretty much... but i'm an ass hole and said f that and just hard wired mine to the ignition and run 2 amps cuz i love loud music

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lol im about ready to do that i just got two 12" subs and i want to be able to use them to their fullest and i know with a stock system that wont happen.
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you do NOT have to buy the $90-$100 wiring harness. i got mine from a local shop for $30 but you lose the door dinger/ajar sounds and steering wheel control. i dont know where mine came from, but it wasnt $90.
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So did you lose all your steering controls or just the radio's controls?
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not all of the steering wheel controls. just the radio's. i mean if they mean THAT much to ya then buy it, but i said eff that i'll save the $70.
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Okay, I was starting to get a lil bit paranoid about it. I don't have radio controls on my wheel so it doesn't matter, blame it on lack of sleep but for some reason I was worried about the cruise control...
And yeah, the clicking/dinging isn't worth $70 imo. Though I will miss how my turn signals can drive certain people I know up the wall.
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haha yeah i was driving my mom's 09 and i heard all the dingers and it started to piss me off. i was like "wtf is that NOISE?!" OH YEEEEEAH..i forgot this thing used to have these"
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and your cruise controls and driver info center will be fine. do you have onstar?
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No OnStar for me. My Cobalt's about as bare-bones as it gets. OnStar kind of creeps me out really.

That is funny though. The turn signal clicks are apparently loud enough to be heard over the phone... I think it's hilarious, my boyfriend just thinks it's annoying as hell.

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