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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-26-2009, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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is it possible to swap a non aux in coboalt radio for one with the aux in using the same factory wirring harness and plugs?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-26-2009, 11:14 AM
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it is but unless you already have the other one, why not go aftermarket
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-28-2009, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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i would if it were my car, but my girlfriend "doesnt like the way they look." is it just a direct swap?
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Yeah, it is
Do you need one with the aux, cause i got one laying around
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-29-2009, 03:04 AM
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What year car are you looking to put a radio in? The aux. input was on 07+ cars...I'm assuming the car you want one in is 05-06...I'll save you some time and trouble. The harnesses are different and it is NOT a direct swap. You will have to re-pin the wiring harness to get it to work right. It's not worth your time. If you had an 07 base radio and wanted to upgrade to a MP3/XM unit (that's what I did), then it would be easy, but putting an 07+ radio in an 05-06 is nowhere near easy.

On CSS there were a couple people who tried...I don't think they actually got it finished because of how much work it was...your best bet is to get an aftermarket...you can get a nice Pioneer such as this one that will fit in the space...I know at least a couple people have bought it and it's what I'd consider:

Pioneer FH-P8000BT CD receiver at Crutchfield.com

It has aux. and USB inputs in the rear.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-29-2009, 04:58 AM Thread Starter
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it is an 05. Thanks for clearing that up. I will look into aftermarket options that look as close to factory as posible i guess. the pioneer there doesnt look bad at all.
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