Cadillac Audio, Video and Security Systems Discussion, Pioneer CD Install: My Story in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; Preface. When I got my car, the facotry Bose CD player did not work...only the cassette/radio worked. After a year ...
- 02-04-03 09:46 AM #1
Pioneer CD Install: My Story
When I got my car, the facotry Bose CD player did not work...only the cassette/radio worked. After a year of fiddling around with a compact cd-player, I decided to look into getting my dash fixed. Cadillac told me that a fix would cost $225 and would take weeks. So I investigated other options.
November 1999, Circuit City was my first stop. I picked up a mid-model Pioneer CD-player and scheduled the install. From what I heard, CC was a reputable place for quality installations. WRONG. They said I needed a part that wasn't in, so I waited one week for them to call me about it. After an impatient 7 days, I called and they said, "oh ya come on in, we have your part." Now I'm excited, so I roll out to CC and what do I find? No part and a list of excuses. I took my unit to the customer service desk, got a full refund, and went directly to Best Buy.
I bought the same exact CD player and set up my install for the next day. Unfortunately, extra parts were like $200. Nonetheless, BB's best car guy spent a whopping 4 hours working on my car...I took 3 separate trips back thinking it was only gonna take an hour. I guess they had to call Bose to find out the wiring; BB wasn't gonna let the shitty Bose receiver(which by the way was located in the trunk ) get the best of them. By closing time, my car was done, and it sounded better than anything. ...still works to this day knock on wood.
- 02-04-03 10:36 AM #2Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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- Jan 2003
- Alexandria, VA
mmm i guess all we need to do is figure out bose audio wiring scheme
- 02-04-03 10:06 PM #3
any Chiltons manual has wiring diagrams including stereo and speakers
- 02-13-03 03:03 AM #4Cadillac Owners Member
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- Feb 2003
first off... never take a car to CC or BB... lol
also, i hope they didnt use that bose adapter thing... bad news. even if they just wired the speakers straight into the head unit... a 1 ohm load on that thing?
- 02-13-03 10:08 AM #5
eldawg, i dunno what the hell they did (i wish i did), but it works like a charm!