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    ohhale is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    02 escalade aftermarket install issues

    Sorry if this has been posted before, ive searched and searched and couldnt find an answer. heres my situation:

    In august 2007, i had an aftermarket navigation system installed (pioneer avic n3). 2 or 3 days after the install, i go out and load my car up for vacation and the battery is dead.

    Sept 2007: replaced battery (it was 3 yrs old so i figured what the heck). 3 days later, same deal, battery dead in the morning.
    At this point i take it out to the dealer that installed it and asked them to check the wiring. They insist its all good and wired how it should be wired. I had them remove the navigation system. The car sat for 4 days, without a radio, without being started and fired right up. So at this point, im blaming the navigation system (i bought it off my cousin so i thought maybe it was bad).

    Oct 2007: I purchase a brand new pioneer dvd player at circuit city and have it installed. Two days later, same thing.. I take it back, they say its not a wiring issue.

    At this point im beyond frustrated, i have the alternator checked out at the local advanced auto..its all good.. i have the new battery rechecked by sears (its a diehard).. its all good.. so basically up until yesterday ive just been pulling the fuse for the radio just so i dont have to get a jumpstart in the mornings. The car will basically last 8-9 hrs with the fuse installed b4 it dies out. Today i take it to cadillac, they check it out and confirm that the drain is coming from the aftermarket stereo but wont fix it, advise me to take it back to the person that installed it..

    question.. is there anyone thats had this issue b4?? what should i have them double check?? i work 40-50 hrs a week and goto school so i have no time to mess with things and have to rely in "professional installers" lol

    any tips, tricks are greatly appreciated..

    1 last note, 2002 escalade, everything stock other than the head unit, its a bose w/ onstar and i purchased the pac-os1 wiring harness from crutchfield..

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    Re: 02 escalade aftermarket install issues

    I would take it to your installer and tell them that it is the radio, you had your dealer check it out and they confirmed it, so it is NOT wired up correctly, and if they want to claim that it still is, then ask them to remove it and refund your money. Me personally I am not a big Pioneer fan, if I want something nice like a NAV unit I go with Alpine, and possibly a Eclipse, but to me, nothing has the sound, function, and looks of a Alpine, its expensive, but you get what you pay for, and if it's good enough for BMW and Mercedes-Benz, then it's good enough for me lol.

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