Radio, Speakers, Subwoofer Installion...... - Chevy Cobalt Forum / Cobalt Reviews / Cobalt SS / Cobalt Parts
Audio/Video Talk about Chevy Cobalt Audio/Video and other mobile electronics here

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-28-2009, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
Newcomer
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 32
Radio, Speakers, Subwoofer Installion......

I went to the geek squad near my home and the quote of getting a radio, pair of speakers, and one twelve inch sub woofer... for a ****ing grand total of $600. Is it really that hard to install in a cobalt that its worth 600 dollars in labor??? Plus some parts but I mean jesus christ.
JamesWyn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-28-2009, 09:40 AM
Contributor
 
youthminguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Holmes, NY
Posts: 455
Garage
Send a message via AIM to youthminguy
it depends how good with wiring and everything you are. the nice thing about geek squad is they will take it out for free and reinstall the original equipment with the original receipt. thats why i had them install my head unit.



'08 coupe special edition, blue bowties, red streetglow footwell LED's, red razo race pedals, custom build SRI, pioneer avh-p3100dvd headunit, shorty antenna, Kicker 07DS600 speakers, cobalt 3rd brake light decal
youthminguy is offline  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-28-2009, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
Newcomer
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 32
The head unit itself to install would be 220.. said something about a module chip and check engine light. I don't know if that means more parts and wires or just more work for them, but that seems so steep..

Then 250 for the subwoofer alone is ridiculous to me it seems, is there anything different in a cobalt then any other car? I have a friend who put in another friends sub, would he be able to do it?
JamesWyn is offline  
 
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-28-2009, 10:27 AM
Contributor
 
youthminguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Holmes, NY
Posts: 455
Garage
Send a message via AIM to youthminguy
idk what CEL he was talking about or a module chip. the only part you would have to buy that geek squad doesnt usually have is the wiring harness with the box for the chimes. if you get the cheap wiring harness then you will lose your door chimes like i did, but to me it wasn't a big deal.
and as for the sub, if you have a friend who knows how to do it, then let him do it. i dont have one myself, but i dont think there's anything different about the cobalt. i know the front door speakers take about fifteen minutes to install, and about ten of that is to take off the door panel lol.



'08 coupe special edition, blue bowties, red streetglow footwell LED's, red razo race pedals, custom build SRI, pioneer avh-p3100dvd headunit, shorty antenna, Kicker 07DS600 speakers, cobalt 3rd brake light decal
youthminguy is offline  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-28-2009, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
Newcomer
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 32
alright thank you =)
JamesWyn is offline  
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-28-2009, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
Newcomer
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 32
Anyone also know what I would need as in parts/wires to install a subwoofer? Could always ask my friend but I could buy the parts now =)
JamesWyn is offline  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-28-2009, 01:40 PM
Forum Regular
 
Stumbl3s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bridgeport WV
Posts: 65
Well amp and box for the sub obviously. Then Ground wire. Prolly 8 gauge for 1 12" without averaged sized amp. 8gauge power wire then some speaker wire and a remote wire. and thats it.
Just go out and buy a 8 gauge wiring kit

Stumbl3s is offline  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-29-2009, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
Newcomer
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 32
ONE more question, so this special harness i have to buy for 100 bucks.. do I absolutely need it?

I bought this 30 dollar one.

gmcomplete17 - eBay (item 350268182662 end time Nov-28-09 12:48:49 PST)

but then saw this 100 dollar one..

eBay.ph: 2005-2006 Chevrolet Cobalt Radio Wire Harness Adapter (item 350227039501 end time Dec 13, 2009 13:09:37 PHT)

will the one i bought be okay? or do i need to buy the other?

I dont care about door chimes, but do care about the blinkers and all the other electronics.
JamesWyn is offline  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-29-2009, 12:32 AM
Cobalt Specialist


 
Nosfuratu9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Tx
Posts: 1,442
Garage
the only thing you lose if you buy the cheap one is all your door chimes and dummy alarms (trunk, hood, door open) thats it. and you also lose steering wheel controls. now idk how it works if you have onstar because i dont have it

*EDIT*
and you lose the (click click) noise of the blinkers. you know, the sound that you hear when you turn the blinker on, but that is it. you only lose sounds but not the function of itself.
Nosfuratu9 is offline  
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-29-2009, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
Newcomer
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 32
lose steering wheel controls


what do you mean, sorry =P

EDIT** forgot to mention i have 06ls coupe 2.2, and i just read somewhere that 07 and up have door chimes through the radio, does it apply to 06

Last edited by JamesWyn; 11-29-2009 at 12:53 AM.
JamesWyn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome