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darulerrick
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PostSubject: Audio Installation   Audio Installation EmptyFri May 11, 2012 10:19 pm

I would like to install a head unit in my '97 Riviera but I want to keep the original deck in and place a new unit where the ash tray or CD holder are present. Does any one know of any audio deck that will fit in either place without a lot of customization to my car? i would also like to keep the cover on the ash tray to hide the unit from any would be thieves. I have not approached any audio installation companies yet, wanted to see if any group members thought of this idea already?
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PostSubject: Re: Audio Installation   Audio Installation EmptySat May 12, 2012 11:26 am

What would you do with the space where the oem stereo is?
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PostSubject: Re: Audio Installation   Audio Installation EmptySat May 12, 2012 9:51 pm

I just purchased this for my 1970 Buick GS455,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CUSTOM-AUTOSOUND-Secret-Audio-SST-Hidden-Stereo?item=170394676153&cmd=ViewItem&_trksid=p5197.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D1%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D8376145437774745048

You can hide the main unit anywhere, and control the unit with the small LCD panel, or with the RF remote. Look at all the expansion, and connection possibilities this unit has. They didn't forget anything. This may not be what you have in mind, but it is ideal for me, as I want to leave the dash stock looking with the original AM radio. I will hide the unit under my seat, and the LCD controller in my center console.

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98 Riviera SC3800  All stock except gutted air box.
1970 Buick GS455 Stage1, TSP built 470BBB, 602HP/589TQ
Best MPH, 116.06 MPH, Best ET, 11.54
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PostSubject: Re: Audio Installation   Audio Installation EmptySun May 13, 2012 12:46 am

NelsonBC12 wrote:
What would you do with the space where the oem stereo is?

He said he wants to keep the oem head unit in.


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PostSubject: Re: Audio Installation   Audio Installation EmptySun May 13, 2012 5:00 pm

Thanks Larry i will check that unit out. Zach i just want to keep it looking original ( to deter would be thieves) Thanks Klix yes I want to keep the old unit in.
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PostSubject: Re: Audio Installation   Audio Installation EmptySun May 13, 2012 7:06 pm

darulerrick wrote:
Thanks Larry i will check that unit out. Zach i just want to keep it looking original ( to deter would be thieves) Thanks Klix yes I want to keep the old unit in.

I just installed it today, and it sounds great. The nice thing about it is that it has so many expansion possibilities. There are pre outs for front ,rear, and subwoofer. There are inputs for satellite radio, an Ipod docking cable, a USB drive for MP3's, and an auxiliary input . You hide the main unit anywhere, and control it with the small control unit/display. It also comes with an RF remote (no line of sight) with a 40 ft. range. I couldn't be happier. Before I found this system, I was researching various companies that retrofit new electronics into older car radios. I have an AM radio in my 70 that is cosmetically perfect. That is a lot more expensive, especially if you have them add in all the features you get with this unit.

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98 Riviera SC3800  All stock except gutted air box.
1970 Buick GS455 Stage1, TSP built 470BBB, 602HP/589TQ
Best MPH, 116.06 MPH, Best ET, 11.54
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHCda-t_Jls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfT2tEO4XcU
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PostSubject: Re: Audio Installation   Audio Installation EmptyThu Jul 26, 2012 1:33 am

I WANT TO PUT MY AFTERMARKET PYLE 1 DIN DVD CAR STEREO WHERE THE FACTORY CD PLAYER IS LOCATED. I WANT TO PUT THE OEM RADIO/CASSETTE PLAYER BACK IN ITS ORIGINAL LOCATION ALSO SO THAT I CAN USE ALL THE STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS. IS THERE A WAY TO DO THIS WITHOUT HAVING TO MODIFY THE DASH, AND WHAT PARTS WOULD I NEED TO DO THIS?
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