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Chevrolet Impala, Audio, Sedan
#1256 of 1571 Re: How do I bypass the amp in a 2005 chevy Impala? [buckranch1]
Apr 24, 2006 (4:33 pm)
The cheapest way is to hook the radio directly to the speakers. Right now with your set-up, the Power Amp is connected to the radio and the speakers. Now without the Power Amp, the audio signal does not go from the radio to the speakers. That is why yours has no sound. With this vintage of radio, the radio can drive the speakers directly. So you need to match the pinout of the 4 pairs of speakers wires:
1.LF+ and LF- (Left Front + and Left Front -) to connect to Left Front speaker
2. RF+ and RF- to Right Front Speaker
3. RR+ and RR- to Right Rear Speaker
4. LR+ and LR- to Left Rear Speaker
The vehicle, if come with Power Amp option should have wireharness that provides the above 4 pairs of Audio from the radio. At the output side of the Power Amp (now missing), you at least have similar 4 pairs of the boosted signals (they go to the speakers). Now the trick is to find the match and connect them accordingly (ex. RR+ input to Amp to RR- output from Amp,...). So you need to know the pinout of the Power Amp for this task. Try to look up early information in this forum.
#1257 of 1571 Re: 2001 Monte Carlo radio problem [wzweifel]
Apr 24, 2006 (4:35 pm)
Have you tried the Junk Yard shops. They normally offer them at cheaper price
#1258 of 1571 Re: 2001 Monte Carlo radio problem [jnt]
Apr 25, 2006 (8:59 am)
i have tried looking in junk yards no luck only luck i had is putting a after market amplifier in and the lowest price on that was 400.00 i am not sure what i am going to do right now
#1259 of 1571 Upgrading the radio in an Impala 2000
May 19, 2006 (2:40 pm)
Im looking to buy a radio with Mp3 of an Impala 2003 , my question is if it will fit and work in my 2000 impala, the 2003 radio does not have the RDS logo on the diplay so what do you think???
#1260 of 1571 Re: Upgrading the radio in an Impala 2000 [omargpg]
May 20, 2006 (4:47 pm)
If the new radio does not have RDS logo on it, then it is likely that option is not available for that particular radio. Are you sure the 2003 radio has MP3 option? If it has it, there should be a logo for it. The new radio (if it is for 2003 Impala) should be compatible to your 2000 vehicle since the connectors are the same. GM 2003 Siverado ' radios also share the same styling with the Impala's but they have different guts and have different interface
#1261 of 1571 '06 Impala Bose Issues
Jun 02, 2006 (9:09 am)
I just wanted to re-visit this issue since we are near the end of the '06 production cycle. So far, only one ownder of an Impala with the Bose six-cd changer has not had an issue with noise/distortion. Are there any new readers out there with input, positive or negative?
#1262 of 1571 Re: '06 Impala Bose Issues [quietpro]
Jun 07, 2006 (1:13 pm)
I just purchased my new 2006 Impala, and loved it until I started hearing the hiss the next day. I have the same BOSE setup as everyone else. I did notice today that when I put it on AM and turn the volume to 1 that I didn't hear the sound, as soon as I switched the band to XM or FM it came back. Its a little upsetting to know AM sounds better than the others. My manufacture date was 10/05.
Has there been any fixes found out there yet?
#1263 of 1571 Re: '06 Impala Bose Issues [rsg21]
Jun 07, 2006 (6:55 pm)
I have talked to the local dealership owner, sales manager, and service manager. They have promised to look into the issue. I recently noticed that the hiss is louder with XM and much quieter with CDs. I have yet to experiment with FM and AM. I'll follow up if I find anything.
#1265 of 1571 Re: Radio doesn't work anymore! [btmark]
Jun 12, 2006 (4:34 am)
I installed an aftermarket unit in my 2000 Implala.
I relocated the factory radio to the trunk where there is a connector for it that may be for the CD changer. I spliced the wires into the harness for the new radio using only the wires needed for the new radio. This allowed me to keep all the chimes and reset the the message center when need be.
Everything worked fine except for the steering wheel controls for the radio.