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    New escalade audio question

    Hey everyone.
    Just bought a 2005 Escalade with 20" stock chrome, white diamond with 58k miles on it for 23k.
    Love the thing to death, I will be towing a wakeboarding boat with it lots.

    My question I have is im going to switch out the stock Nav for an Alpine 203/ or 505. Now is it possible to make the rear entertainment play with the front and over the speakers or vice versa?

    also do I need to do anything else other than just swap them out?
    Thanks!

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    Re: New escalade audio question

    Yes its possible. You will have to splice into the factory RSE (rear seat ent.). If you check my threads, someone posted a wiring diagram for the RSE. Good luck!

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    Re: New escalade audio question

    Quote Originally Posted by d-dash View Post

    As for connecting into the factory RSE, you need to take it down by unscrewing the 3 bolts above where the screen folds up. There is then a push pin that you can just pull down. Then the whole unit can be slid towards the drivers side and can be unplugged and completely removed. After the cable from the truck is unplugged there are still 2 plugs in the back of the dvd player. One goes to the screen and the other goes to the aux input. You want the one that goes to the screen. the dark blue wire in this harness is the video +. Strip the end off of an rca and tap the positive wire into the dark blue one. then connect the negative wire to the chassis of the dvd player. To do this i just slightly unscrewed one of the screws and slid a "U" connector behind it. then just run the rca up to the nav/tv box. I was able to fish the cable from the opening for the dvd player to the drivers door above the head liner. I then took it down the b pillar and along the kick panel up to where i put the nav tool. I really should have taken pictures, but my damn camera doesn't work anymore.
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    Re: New escalade audio question

    wow, thank you very much!

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    Re: New escalade audio question

    most double din screens will fit in there correct?
    im def going alpine 505, any mods I need to do to the bezzel?

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    Re: New escalade audio question

    I am pretty sure that this nav is din and a half. some people have done mods to the bezel to accommodate double din but i am not sure where those threads are.

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