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?
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
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
(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.
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
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
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
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
If all works reassemble your car and your done.