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I have been working on this for the past few weeks Its not the best but I'm happy with it. Sorry about the picture quality.
 

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was it hard? i have a dash kit for a single din cd player and i was going to mod it but havnt got around to it. is that what you did or something else looks great
 

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Actually thats a new kit that metra makes and I had to modify that kit and the radio to fit in the car,because I dont think the kit likes the flip down screen, and I had to modify some of the plastic behind the radio so it would fit all the way in there. It was done with a pair of pliers and a screwdriver so no its not really difficult more or less time consuming.
 

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Looks good. You may consider removing the wood sticker from the top and bottom so it looks more uniform. Here's my install with the same kit.


The leather shifter on my ETC was starting to wear out, so I adapted one from a Buick LaCrosse (wood grain, with a button in the front). I sold my ETC last November. I took my Frankenshifter off... see below.

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yeah the steering wheel controlls work you just have to put in a pac swijack1 i believe it is and I would like to remove the wood stickers but wont that leave a mess when i take them off?
 

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I would like to remove the wood stickers but wont that leave a mess when i take them off?
shouldn't. very gently use a non-sharp, plastic tool to lift a corner... then slooowly and gently pull. If it is sticky, use goo-gone then wipe with a moist mild-soapy cloth. Will look like a million bux.


EDIT: practice taking it off the stock radio first!'




My shifter was starting to wear out like yours, which is why I changed it. I still have the wood grain one, after selling the car.
 

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Yup just tried removing the wood destroyed the wood and the info thing oh well im getting one on eBay and probably a new air control too, that will be easier to buy than to take off the stupid wood that's been baking on there for 12 years now. So as a heads up I wouldn't recommend taking the wood off unless you have a lot of time and patients on your hands.
 

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Yup just tried removing the wood destroyed the wood and the info thing oh well im getting one on eBay and probably a new air control too, that will be easier to buy than to take off the stupid wood that's been baking on there for 12 years now. So as a heads up I wouldn't recommend taking the wood off unless you have a lot of time and patients on your hands.
woah, sorry to hear it about the wood, my bad. :hide: Heating it up with a blowdryer perhaps to loosen the glue. I'm not that patient either, so probably would've destroyed it too.

The shift knob, does have a chrome button--you need it in order to shift. (The reason a 2000+ Deville or 98+ shifter won't work on these cars). The issue with it or any other solution other than a new leather shifter, is that you have to find a way to wedge it on, and you may need to readjust it every few months.

Your current one is held together by something that looks like a staple. To remove it, you turn the key to on (with the engine off), then while applying the brake, push the button in and shift to 1st gear. Then you use a small flat blade screwdriver and pop it off.

On this one, there is no such provision for a staple. Yet it needs to be wedged in strongly enough so that when you push the button it doesn't come off. I used duct tape one time, electrical tape another, and double sided sticky tape another. (in the period of about 2-3 years).

It looks really nice in the car. $50 or so sounds reasonable? If you don't like it send it back minus shipping. Or if finding a way to adapt it sounds too complicated, pass on the idea. Go look at a Buick LaCrosse shifter--that's the one, I simply shortened the chrome collar at the bottom and made the hole diameter larger to fit the Eldorado shaft.

So are you sure all that's left isn't glue and wood-sticker? I'm still not sure how removing a strong decal would destroy ABS plastic (although the way I wrote it sounds like something that could happen)
 

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hey dude quick question i put a touchscreen radio in everything works fine but when i turn the car off i loose my settings am i going to have to run a wire to my fuse box so it keeps power for my saved settings
 

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you have a red (constant battery), and yellow (accessory) power. The red should def be hooked up, or you will lose the memory settings. Was this too simple an answer? You can tap into another wire for this, no need to go directly all the way to the fusebox. do you have a factory service manual? what's your install like?
 

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you have a red (constant battery), and yellow (accessory) power. The red should def be hooked up, or you will lose the memory settings. Was this too simple an answer? You can tap into another wire for this, no need to go directly all the way to the fusebox. do you have a factory service manual? what's your install like?
what wire can i tap into i dont have the serice manual
 

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what wire can i tap into i dont have the serice manual
PM me your VIN. I'll look it up and let you know. Do you have the original harness in the car? or has it been repinned?

What's the whole story with it? Bose or non-bose, if Bose, did you keep the radio in the trunk etc?
 

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Got it. Well the orange wire located at F1 pin (32 pin plug at the radio), is the constant 12V fused output to battery. If you look closely you will see the each pin has a tiny letter and number (on the plug).

I messed up earlier. Yellow is to 12V constant (eg, battery), Red is to ignition (Accessory power). Be sure and check this with your radio install manual.

You want to make sure your radio's yellow is hooked up to your eldo's orange (F1 pin). It's the only orange wire, and it's located on the bottom left corner if you're looking at the plug side (female) that feeds into the radio, with the clip part on top.
 
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