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Help me out here! I want to put this into my 1997 Eldorado Touring Coupe, that does NOT have a Bose system, and does NOT have onstar:
http://www.cardomain.com/item/SONCDXM8815X

I don't know what to use to connect it to my car though. I saw this one, which is perfect, except it includes Onstar. Would that matter? Since I don't even have a wire for it? I would LIKE to lean away from this one because of the price.
http://www.lafayetteradio.com/html/details.asp?search=61

I also found this harness, however it is a bit pricey also. It doesn't include Onstar, so it says... or doesn't say, if you will. It's not too specific on anything.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7292137&type=product&productCategoryId=cat08291&id=1118840815703

Finally, I found this one. It's cheap, and it supposedly adapts a 32 pin a Sony (16 pin) connector. If I use this, would I be losing my "warning chimes" and/or lighting/alarms of any kind? Or perhaps ANYTHING?
http://www.circuitcity.com/rpsm/oid/113642/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do#tabs


Also, would I need aftermarket speaker connectors to use aftermarket speakers? If so, which ones? I would LIKE to do all of the installation myself, because I have a feeling that "professional" installation will be too expensive, for a job which the "professionals" don't really know what they're doing with a Cadillac. Best Buy officials said that they hated working with Cadillacs and they'd have to take a look at my vehicle before doing anything with it, even after the knowledge that it does not have a Bose system.

Thanks for all of your help!
 

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Installing just the head unit is not that hard.

Dunno about your ETC, but lots of folks having problems installing HU in 97-99 Devilles.

The thing to do is use a wiring harness like the on shown in last link.
Just rewire the power wire by running it straight to the battery.

This way it should work, but you will lose the door chimes.....from what I understand
 

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Thanks a lot Powerglide! I think I will just buy the one in the second link. It suposedly keeps the factory warning chimes. Other then that, I think it is the same... except much more expensive.
 
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