Is this a factory CD changer, and will it fit my 97 DeVille?
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
Cadillac Audio, Video and Security Systems Discussion, Is this a factory CD changer, and will it fit my 97 DeVille? in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; I'm a nOOb to this site and I love it so far, however I find the search function to be ...
  1. #1
    The Marshmallow is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): Has: 1997 Deville, 2008 VW GTI Stage 2+, now with K04 turbo
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Age
    40
    Posts
    123

    Is this a factory CD changer, and will it fit my 97 DeVille?

    I'm a nOOb to this site and I love it so far, however I find the search function to be rather convoluted, either that or I haven't figured out how to refine my searches well enough. Anyhow, I already spent a few hours trying to find stereo info, and it seems like installing a CD head unit would be a total PITA, and that a trunk mounted unit would be much easier. I was hoping for some current info on adding a trunk mounted CD changer to my base 1997 DeVille, which currently has what appears to be a non-Bose cassette player. I'm looking for a true plug and play option, preferably low budget, with minimal installation hassles as I am not super familiar with stereo installation and I am very pressed for time these days. I found this 6-disc changer on eBay, and it appears to be a Delco part.

    http://cas07.businessflow.ms/Current...5-d5fae10d0d13

    Does this look like it'd be plug and play, or is it missing anything I need? Is it correct for the car (it says it fits 1997 DeVilles in the fine print). Would I be able to control the CD player through the original radio, or does it need to have an additional remote control (which is not pictured, which tells me it's not included)? Should I hold out for something different? If you have further info or links to anything different, it'd be very much appreciated. Thank you!
    ~Nick

  2. Remove Advertisements
    CadillacForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    N*Caddy's Avatar
    N*Caddy is offline Cadillac Owners Master
    Automobile(s): 1997 Cadillac STS (BOSE w/AUX In, Massage Seats, URPAS, "Z")
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Age
    36
    Posts
    6,401

    Re: Is this a factory CD changer, and will it fit my 97 DeVille?

    NO that's NOT it.
    The factory CD changer is a 12 disk unit, have a look here, this is what you need.

    The factory 12 Disk CD changer is TURE plug and play and budget buy (way less than $100). Your car is pre-equipped with everything you need (i.e. the CD changer harness). You truly just plug it in the harness load it with disks (music face UP) and your HU will show a CD icon that will blink for ~40 seconds while is reading the disk. Then the light goes solid and in this moment you have 1 extra selection when pressing the SOURCE button: TAPE/RADIO/CD CHANGER. You use the same buttons that control the tape to control the CD Changer plus the 1-6 buttons. To access the 1-6 disks press 1-6 to access 7-12 disks press and hold 1-6 buttons until a beep is heard (for example for disk 8 press and hold 2).

    Also see this link.

  4. #3
    The Marshmallow is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): Has: 1997 Deville, 2008 VW GTI Stage 2+, now with K04 turbo
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Age
    40
    Posts
    123

    Re: Is this a factory CD changer, and will it fit my 97 DeVille?

    Thank you for the information and links. Extremely helpful stuff!

    Is *this* what I need?
    http://cas07.businessflow.ms/Current...d-256dd57bd55e

    It is advertised as a 10 disk changer from an Aurora, but has the same part number as the 12 disk. Did they label it incorrectly, and are they really selling a 12 disk changer?

    Is that bracket-looking thing specific to the Aurora, or is that what I need for my Caddy?

    Thanks again!

    ~Nick

  5. #4
    N*Caddy's Avatar
    N*Caddy is offline Cadillac Owners Master
    Automobile(s): 1997 Cadillac STS (BOSE w/AUX In, Massage Seats, URPAS, "Z")
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Age
    36
    Posts
    6,401

    Re: Is this a factory CD changer, and will it fit my 97 DeVille?

    Yes, it is the correct unit minus the bracket, that use to be a $15 deal at the Cadillac dealership.
    The unit pictures looks kind of beat up, probably you can do better unless the price is like $24 or so.

  6. #5
    The Marshmallow is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): Has: 1997 Deville, 2008 VW GTI Stage 2+, now with K04 turbo
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Age
    40
    Posts
    123

    Re: Is this a factory CD changer, and will it fit my 97 DeVille?

    Thanks again. I passed on that other one, since it did look rather tired like you mentioned. Here's another one. It's on the pricey side, but it looks like it includes everything and it's in brand new condition. Does this look like the bracket I'd need to fit it in my 97 DeVille? Thank you, and happy holidays.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Delco-12...item3a6e5f15f5

    edit: I looked around more and it does not look like it has the correct bracket. Probably gonna pass on this one as well since there are some cheaper options currently available. Unfortunately I got outbid on ebay by $1 this morning on a 12 disc changer that included the bracket, which sold for $51 dollars. Everything else currently available is in the 125-285 range, and don't include the bracket

  7. #6
    N*Caddy's Avatar
    N*Caddy is offline Cadillac Owners Master
    Automobile(s): 1997 Cadillac STS (BOSE w/AUX In, Massage Seats, URPAS, "Z")
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Age
    36
    Posts
    6,401

    Re: Is this a factory CD changer, and will it fit my 97 DeVille?

    The CD changer in the link looks appealing, the bracket is not the one you need and the cable you don't need it at all. The price is almost OK for a brand new unit. It does have the magazine and that alone is a $40 value right there.
    You may want to talk with ponyboyt last time I passed by his place I believe I counted ~5 CD changers and brackets.

  8. #7
    The Marshmallow is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): Has: 1997 Deville, 2008 VW GTI Stage 2+, now with K04 turbo
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Age
    40
    Posts
    123

    Re: Is this a factory CD changer, and will it fit my 97 DeVille?

    Thanks, I ended up buying the tired one after all, since it was waaaay cheaper than the other ones available and I didn't feel like obsessively watching the auction for a week on the nice one and having it end up being a $200 part. I also got the stand from a different source. We'll see how it all comes together.

    I didn't see any obvious signs of where to mount it. No holes in the trunk carpet...I'm assuming there are holes in the trunk sheetmetal though. Before I start pulling up the trunk carpeting, does anyone have a link to a picture of how the changer is supposed to look installed in a DeVille's trunk?

    Thanks again for your helpful responses.

  9. #8
    The Marshmallow is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): Has: 1997 Deville, 2008 VW GTI Stage 2+, now with K04 turbo
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Age
    40
    Posts
    123

    Re: Is this a factory CD changer, and will it fit my 97 DeVille?

    I got everything installed this weekend and the CD changer was filthy but works fine so far. Thanks again.

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting