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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-15-2009, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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ok i have a question concerning the wiring harness?

i am looking into geting an aftermarket stereo for my car o7 ls no onstar or any wheel controls besides dic do i need the expensive wiring harness or is there something else i can do and keep door chimes and blinker sounds?
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if you buy an aftermarket head unit, they give you the right wiring harness to go with it..then its just a matter of matching the colored wires together with the factory harness and plugging it back in..

you will still have everything you just mentioned.
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if you buy an aftermarket head unit, they give you the right wiring harness to go with it..then its just a matter of matching the colored wires together with the factory harness and plugging it back in..
I am not so sure about that. I thought all of our warning chimes were routed throught the factory head unit. I think the harness the op is talking about is the integration harness that allows for that to still happen when an aftermarket stereo is installed.
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you dont NEED a harness. Ive done some head units with em and some without. its cheaper without but you need a wiring diagram because none of the colors will match up
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true. But as anoying as the chimes are I prefer having them.
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me too. they go off for a reason
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exactly
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the chimes are routed farther down as fas as I'm concerned. If the deck doesnt come with a harness that matches up (plug and play style), you can grAB ONE AT BESTBUY FOR LIKE $10-15 SOMETIMES LESS. oops stupid caps lock. Or you can just look at the wiring diagrams and match them up like that but it's much more of a hassle with all the wire cutting etc. I have a double din it came with a harness so it was no problem for me but thats on my civic ill see when i get my cobalt next week.

*EDIT* picked up expensive wiring harness today. Need it for the chimes and most of the time airbags as well. Don't take any chances get the good harness.

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I got the expensive harness, and now have dueling chimes... No idea why. Good luck though.


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OK so i've done my research for you, and I just also bought the expensive harness and all the other equipment needed. came up to like $165.00 for the harness, antenna adaptor and the mount kit on crutchfield. If you don't get the special harness, the door chimes AND airbags will not function properly so just spend a little more money and get the good stuff. I believe the reason why you have a diffrent chime now coffintramp is because what the expensive harness does is has its own type of chime which is supposed to replace the factory chime. P.S. How did the install go? long? i'm guessing with the right harness and equipment should be a no-brainer, ive done afew cars Cant wait to do mine!!
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