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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-25-2010, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Putting 2008+ Stock Radio into 2005 Cobalt

Is it possible, Only reaon I want The 08+ radio cause of the AUX Cable.
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My '07 has the aux port...

I'm sure it's possible...

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you can't just plug it in and make it work. you'd have to go out of your way to wire it up because the harness for the 05 isnt made to have the aux.
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not to mention the fact that a stock headunit locks itself if you take it out of your car...they are vin specific...and require a dealer to reprogram them...my local stealership said $75 to do it...you better of to get an aftermarket headunit...i have usb and av for like $200 installed.

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Easiest solution is to go aftermarket, but if you insist on going with an OEM HU, you'll want to see this thread:

https://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/aud...unit-swap.html

If you have the ability to tune to channels XM1 or XM2 (Where you have the Radio ID, Preview and Emergency alert channels), you can add aux to your stock HU. It requires you to tap into the XM wires with a aux cable.


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I don't think it will work the wiring is different.. Hopefully I'm wrong though cause I would like to do this as well!!

This one WITHOUT AUX:





And WITH Aux:



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Man that '05 radio is ugly. I'm glad they changed it!

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Man that '05 radio is ugly. I'm glad they changed it!
Hahaha not cool man! that's whats in my 06 too.. But yeah I agree the black looks way better.
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I just hadn't seen it close up - but that was definitely an "older" corporate radio, so it makes sense.

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Yeah so anyways the newer radio with AUX wouldn't work right?
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