: 05 STS owner in need of new head unit....



rscrash77
08-06-11, 11:52 AM
Whats up, all!
I need to replace my head unit/stereo as the 6 disc changer is not working, and was wondering if a newer (08-09) unit will still work in the 05...I have xm too, if that makes any difference...

nathanjax
08-06-11, 11:59 AM
no...

05-07 = same

08-11 = same

STE_6000
08-06-11, 01:19 PM
could be a nice to time upgrade to a 05-07 navi unit if your shopping. you'll pay more for the unit, around 600-800 used and still need to unlock it like the radio, but u'd get the touch screen and 5 disc dvd changer. and if you get the gm antenna for gps, you would have navigation ability with the disc.

ddalder
08-06-11, 07:15 PM
no...

05-07 = same

08-11 = same
This isn't entirely true. I can't answer the original question with certainty, but I do know that a 2008 will not work (fully) in 2009+.

shocknaw
08-08-11, 03:47 PM
i have my unit from my 06 cadillac..its in great condition but doesn't come with the navigation cd.

rscrash77
08-08-11, 09:45 PM
i have my unit from my 06 cadillac..its in great condition but doesn't come with the navigation cd.
Are you looking to sell it, Shocknaw?

Angus Young
08-09-11, 08:09 AM
What happened to your radio that you need to replace it?
Mine has been shutting off lately and and been giving a message saying something like unable to communicate to or no signal from XM, the message is quick to disappear and the whole unit goes dead, sometimes it will come back on in a min or two and sometimes its off all day?

Just trying to figure out if its the xm module in the trunk or the head end

rscrash77
08-09-11, 09:50 AM
What happened to your radio that you need to replace it?
Mine has been shutting off lately and and been giving a message saying something like unable to communicate to or no signal from XM, the message is quick to disappear and the whole unit goes dead, sometimes it will come back on in a min or two and sometimes its off all day?

Just trying to figure out if its the xm module in the trunk or the head end

Mine is a CD player issue. It was jammed when I bought the car two weeks ago, and after clearing the jam, it says CD mechanical error. Two weeks or listening to just the radio, and its driving me nuts!!!

chazglenn3
08-09-11, 11:43 AM
I paid for my XM to be activated just for my road trip from Phoenix to Seattle, but found that I liked it too much to cancel. Haven't played a CD since. Just a thought...you might try it out.

malatu
08-09-11, 12:16 PM
I love my xm.... only complaint is way to many stations. On a long trip recently, I made it a point to listen to two songs from every station that plays music. Glad I did it.... don't think I'll do it again.

chazglenn3
08-09-11, 12:42 PM
The comedy stations are a good break when I need one, too.

Angus Young
08-09-11, 03:15 PM
It would be nice if the comedy channel was commercial free and talk free, Sonny in the morning isnt my idea of comedy

shocknaw
08-10-11, 11:36 AM
Yes i am looking to sell it...