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PostSubject: What other Buicks Share our HU's (1996 +)   What other Buicks Share our HU's (1996 +) EmptySat Mar 22, 2008 10:27 am

Hey, I posted here awhile back about getting an OEM HU. Well, my tape player is going nuts again. But some mentioned that other cars share our HU's too.

What cars would that be? Park Avenue?.... Just curious, because if I go to the salvage yard I can look for more than a Riviera.

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PostSubject: Re: What other Buicks Share our HU's (1996 +)   What other Buicks Share our HU's (1996 +) EmptySat Mar 22, 2008 2:07 pm

I'm pretty sure the HU is unique to the Riviera, however all the 90's GMs share the same wiring clips in the dash, and most of them are the same size. I know that while the radios appear different, they would swap out very easily between my Roadmaster and Riviera. Any GM unit that is the same size (theres larger and smaller ones) will plug in and work, but I don't know if you can get an exact replacement out of another model...
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PostSubject: Re: What other Buicks Share our HU's (1996 +)   What other Buicks Share our HU's (1996 +) EmptySat Mar 22, 2008 9:02 pm

the regal, lesaber, PA, and century all look about the same. i bet they would all fit too, since the wire harness is the same and they are all double din. now weather the mounting holes are the same or not IDK.
on a side note: i cant really remmember how ours looks since i hve had aftermarket for 3+yrs, so maybe i'm not the one to be posting a response lol

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PostSubject: Re: What other Buicks Share our HU's (1996 +)   What other Buicks Share our HU's (1996 +) EmptySun Mar 23, 2008 1:35 am

well if youre just looking for the radio then the PA looks like it should work...

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PostSubject: Re: What other Buicks Share our HU's (1996 +)   What other Buicks Share our HU's (1996 +) EmptySun Mar 23, 2008 1:43 am

The wiring harnesses are definitelly NOT all the same. It's a pretty safe bet to get something 95+ with steering wheels controls and/or automatic air conditioning. Those all usually share the same kind of plug. As far as size goes, you should be fine. If it looks like it'll fit, it probably will. Generally speaking, any of the higher end GM cars around this era aught to be ok to plug in. If you're going to a bone yard for it, make sure you can get the security code for the deck before you buy it. A lot of times, you can just ask for the deck and they'll already have them sitting somewhere.
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PostSubject: Re: What other Buicks Share our HU's (1996 +)   What other Buicks Share our HU's (1996 +) EmptySun Mar 23, 2008 10:35 am

good idea is to print out a photo of a stock radio front & rear & take that with you to the salvage yard.

I hadn't been looking into PA's.hmmmm
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PostSubject: Re: What other Buicks Share our HU's (1996 +)   What other Buicks Share our HU's (1996 +) EmptySun Mar 23, 2008 5:12 pm

Another thing to think about when switching the radio from another model... make sure that other model has the power antenna... just thought of that.
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PostSubject: Re: What other Buicks Share our HU's (1996 +)   What other Buicks Share our HU's (1996 +) EmptyTue Apr 22, 2008 12:52 pm

I have an interesting question and pardon me if it's already been asked/answered but i have a hard time seeing my tempreature on the climate control display...is there a bulb, control or fuse i can look into to make it brighter?
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PostSubject: Re: What other Buicks Share our HU's (1996 +)   What other Buicks Share our HU's (1996 +) EmptyTue Apr 22, 2008 8:33 pm

You can re-solder a whole bunch of stuff in the display (write up about that somewhere) or get a new one... I was lucky and got a used one that worked, but it's lights are starting to go out now too...
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call the dealer and ask them they will let you know
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