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Old 02-09-2014, 02:17 AM   #1
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I know most of you have newer trucks, but have any of you went to an aftermarket radio?

My factory radio's 6-CD changer bit the dust (gears stripped it sounds like). The Dealer says they can drop a refurb in there, and I can also get a new one for pretty reasonable, but there are so many aftermarket options out there. My daughter says go back to the factory type and save a headache or two with all the compatibility modules.
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:25 PM   #2
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What's a CD? I'm still trying to fix my 8-track!
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:58 PM   #3
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What's a CD? I'm still trying to fix my 8-track!
Is that what that thing is in the dash? I kept trying to figure out how to get the cassette into that small slot. I thought maybe the slot had a small flap or something that opened up..........I finally gave up!
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I know most of you have newer trucks, but have any of you went to an aftermarket radio?

My factory radio's 6-CD changer bit the dust (gears stripped it sounds like). The Dealer says they can drop a refurb in there, and I can also get a new one for pretty reasonable, but there are so many aftermarket options out there. My daughter says go back to the factory type and save a headache or two with all the compatibility modules.
On the serious side, I would see if there are any junk yards around that you could probably get an exact factory radio from. There has to be some out there.
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:15 PM   #5
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I told my wife if I could stick a screwdriver in there and give the CD changer a lobotomy I would I can get by without it, but it searches for CD and makes an awful gear stripping sound every time I open the door or turn on the key.
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:42 AM   #6
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I'm not sure our CD-changer still works. DH & I have opposite tastes in music, but we can usually agree on 2 or 3 Sirius channels
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Don't use CD except for occasional audio book, but would not give up our Sirius/XM.
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Old 02-11-2014, 05:08 AM   #8
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Well there are a lot of good after market radios/CD players. Examples are JVC, Sony, Clarion, Blaupunkt, Becker. You will have to check to see if they come with proper installation and trim for your truck. You may have to look on the Internet for a specific installation/mounting kit for your truck. I would recommend having a USB port or audio port on the radio so you have the option of using an iPod type device. It's more reliable than CD's.
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Old 02-11-2014, 01:46 PM   #9
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Agree - any big box store can install the latest with ease !
i would suggest bluetooth as well as we use it more and more !
phones of course - ipads for audible books - etc...

best buy, fry's, etc... get it done ! audio books make the miles go by while the wife is snoozing (they just wear the sunglasses to hide the closed eyes!)

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I thought my radio was broke too for a while. Then I realized I accidentally tuned in CNN.
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