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    what do i need??? 97 sts

    i am getting ready to install a Valor indash flip out dvd player. i just want to be sure that i get everything i need. if anyone has done this before or has any knowledge of what i need or how to go about it please let me know. i have been installing car audio for about 10 years so i know most but i have heard nothing but nightmares about this car..... please help.....thnx. ps it is the bose cassete w/ 12 disk changer if that helps...

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    Re: what do i need??? 97 sts

    where are you located...
    it can be done if you know what your doing
    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2118818/2
    that would be my car

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    Re: what do i need??? 97 sts

    im in carmel, indiana. i was hoping you would respond. i am a nwbee here and i can see that u are the resident tech guru. also noticed u had 2 nice cads.

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    Re: what do i need??? 97 sts

    ty

    well less you wanna travel to Pittsburgh PA looks like ill have to dictate another install lol

    now how involved and how much you looking to spend

    if you replace your HU youll need to replace all the bose, run new wires to the speakers, and get a gmrc-03 by metra to plug into the stock plug and give you the red ignition wire and black ground

    the yellow constant you must run from the car battery

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    Re: what do i need??? 97 sts

    i am looking to do a full install. i have a valor deck, infinity 4 channel amp for highs, 6.5 infinity components for front, 6x9 for rwear, and jl w6 subs w/ 500/1 amp. so i just plug in thegmrc03 and use its wires for the deck, run my own const? i really just need help w/ the deck install, as far as thje amp go i know i will need to run rca's and all that good stuff along with wires to all my speakers. so do i just need this gmrc03 and a dash kit? if ya could just give me a run down on what i need and a generall install desc.

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    Re: what do i need??? 97 sts

    humm where to start
    your gonna have to make a custom plate to mount those 6.5s in the doors
    the stock bose has a 4 inch speak

    i got a non bose eldos front speaker brackets to add 5.25s to mine

    youll need
    gmrc-03 (this will keep the cars numerous data class II systems happy and allow diagnostics to still operate in event of a cel light)
    metra eldo seville dash kit
    12 gauge wire for the constant
    14-16 gauge for the speakers
    multi channel amp kit

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    Re: what do i need??? 97 sts

    well i have everything except the gm thing then other than the plates for the door speakers. im kinda pissed now becouse i was told by three different places that they are 6.5 up fron with a 1 in tweeter. sooo thats what i got, and i bought them used so theres no taking them back now. do they make the plates i need?

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    Re: what do i need??? 97 sts

    nope

    gotta custom make them
    the727kid and i have both done it and installed Infinity Kappa Perfect 6.1s in our front doors
    100 watt RMS 400 watt peak power
    suckers look like 6 inch subs and they slam

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    Re: what do i need??? 97 sts

    no......any advice on how to go about it? fiberglass, wood, what did u do?

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    Re: what do i need??? 97 sts

    wood
    1/4 inch thick

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    Re: what do i need??? 97 sts

    Hey guys, same car, same problems.

    I was talking to the727kid on car audio forum and he said he didn't use the gmrc-03 and everything worked fine. I assume you just loose steering wheel controls if you don't have it?

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    Re: what do i need??? 97 sts

    I was talking to the727kid and he said he didn't use the gmrc-03, so how is that possible?

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    Re: what do i need??? 97 sts

    he had a shop do the install and tapped into other wires for the acc
    he also had some issues with battery draining and a dead alt which i attributed to that and have walked him through repairing them


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