Chevy Impala

You want to put a sony CD player in your 2000 Chevy Impala and take out the stock AM FM radio can you do that?

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2009-09-17 07:37:19

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Yes you can put an after market CD player in your Impala but you

must have these things to do so. (Works with 2000 - 2005 Chevy

Impala)

1. An aftermarket CD player. (Any kind)

2. Dash adapter kit.

(Search www.google.com/products for " Radio Kit 02 Impala ")

3. T-harness to relocate factory radio to the trunk as to

preserve the cars on-board computer and retain the ability to reset

messages such as time for an oil change which is done through the

factory radio.

(Search www.google.com/products for " Scosche GM06B ")

4. Patience, about 2 Hours, and the willingness to remove and

reinstall your dash and trim panels.

NOTE: ALWAYS REMOVE NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL BEFORE DOING ANY

OF THE STEPS BELOW. DO NOT RECONNECT UNTIL ALL ELECTRICAL

CONNECTIONS ARE MADE AND SECURE.

NOTE: The instructions provided with the T-harness say that you

should disconnect the airbags before proceeding as there is a risk

they may go off unintentionally. However GM/Chevrolet says that

under no circumstances should you ever disconnect the airbag (SRS)

system. Even with the negative battery terminal disconnected the

airbags could still go off causing personal injury. I my self have

done this procedure many times and have NEVER disable the airbags,

with no negative effects. It is up to you EITHER WAY PROCEED AT

YOUR OWN RISK.

Dash removal instructions see page 18 of the link below.

(

http://documents.victorytechnologies.com//documents/product/929.pdf

)

Route harness wire under dash to far passenger side of car

remove bottom and side door trim from front and back passenger

doors to release carpeting so that you can run the wires underneath

it. Remove back seat (bottom and back) and look for a hole maybe

covered in a black rubber type substance with a black plastic tube

filled with wires going through it. Pull back rubber sealer and

push harness through into the trunk and replace seal as best as

possible.

Make sure to secure the factory radio in the trunk so that it

does not slide around and get damaged.

Install your dash kit. (Should come with instructions, kind of a

no brainer)

Color match the T-harness's wires and the radio harness wires

and secure with caps.

NOTE: Impalas have a system known as RAP or Retained Accessory

Power allowing the vehicles radio and windows to function for 10

minutes after the car is shut off and the key is removed, or until

a door is opened. Due to this aftermarket radios work incorrectly

with the RED accessory wire provided on the T-harness. To fix this

do not use the RED wire from the T-harness instead hook the RED

wire from your CD player's harness to an accessory wire located

behind the glove box. (See impala notes in the box at the bottom of

the instructions that came with the T-harness for which wire to

use.)

Install metal CD player holder into dash kit and bend in the

prongs to secure in place.

CHECK ALL CONNECTIONS TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE CAPPED AND NO BARE

WIRES ARE EXPOSED.

Connect wire harness to CD player and slide CD player in until

it clicks in secure.

Reconnect the negative battery terminal and start your car or

turn it to the ON position. Check to make sure both the aftermarket

and the factory radio work correctly, as well as all other aspects

of the car. (Factory radio will have no sound but should otherwise

function correctly.)

If all works reassemble your car and your done.


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