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#1396 of 1571 Re: 2000 Chevy Impala Stereo [2000chevyowner]
Jan 31, 2007 (5:17 pm)
My recommendation would be to have Circuit City or other reputable business do it for you. That way, you'll have a quality installation and a way of getting any problems worked out if they turn up. If you insist on doing it yourself, talk to you local service department and they will likely give you the information you need to avoid problems. Mine did but the wiring is so integrated into everything else on the car, I decided to skip it.
#1397 of 1571 Re: 2000 Chevy Impala Stereo [2000chevyowner]
Jan 31, 2007 (5:30 pm)
It is OK to do just that on that vehicle. However, if you try to use this Chevy radio in another vehicle, you will probably have problem . The radio may say "LOC". This is a cheap theft deterent for GM radio: it needs valid VIN number to work.
All you need from the vehicle is 12 V battery, 12V Acc (aka Ignition), and Ground.
#1398 of 1571 Re: Sign of things to come? [jnt]
Feb 14, 2007 (3:44 pm)
A while back I posted about some odd gremlins involving my radio, which I thought might be due to cold weather. This has been going on for maybe two months or so, until this past Sunday night when my battery went dead. I replaced the battery on Monday, and even though it's been very cold here the past couple of days, all my odd electrical problems seems to have disappeared with the battery replacment. I don't know a great deal about electrical stuff, so is it possible my battery wasn't operating at 100% and that was causing my radio and such to behave erratically?
#1399 of 1571 Re: Sign of things to come? [nosirrahg]
Feb 14, 2007 (3:58 pm)
Now that you mention it...my wife's Pontiac Montana would show a "door ajar" light and some other pecularities that would occur with any regularity or repeatability. When the battery was replaced, they went away. Vehicle doesn't have a volt meter or battery indicator; maybe that's GM's way of telling us whne to replace the battery? I like the guages better. Clark
#1400 of 1571 Re: Sign of things to come? [cnw]
Feb 14, 2007 (4:03 pm)
Inconsistent voltages can cause some very flaky things to happen with electronics. Thanks for sharing this with us; it could come in handy when dealing with our own gremlins.
#1401 of 1571 2002 Impala Radio or chimes do not work
Feb 28, 2007 (7:53 pm)
I've got a 2002 Impala with a factory AM/FM CD radio. A few weeks ago the sound from the radio stopped although the display was still working. And I noticed the warning chimes no longer worked.
After reading a few posts in this forum I got the idea that the trunk mounted amplifier was bad. So I purchased one on ebay that the seller claims works, installed it and still no radio sound or chimes.
Did all the usual things like check fuses (all good), checked for power at the amp (ok) and now I'm at a loss.
Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.
#1402 of 1571 Re: 2002 Impala Radio or chimes do not work [mjags]
Mar 01, 2007 (2:47 pm)
GM stereos are flaky but I'd guess it was the head unit since the door chimes are out. The chime is sent from the head unit. But, don't take my word for it. I have had good luck talking to service personnel at the dealerships, if you can believe it. If I happen to be right, they'd probably confirm that for you.
#1403 of 1571 Calling ALL Impala radio Buffs!!!
Mar 03, 2007 (8:03 am)
...Bought my wife a new Honda Accord with XM radio, my New '06 Impala does not have XM.....Ok, here's my question...called XM radio the other day about her XM subscription, got talking to the rep about XM for my Impala...he said (the rep) "My honda subsription would be 11.95 for 1 year (after the 3 months free)and if I wanted to get XM for my Impala, because it's XM compatiable , but I'm not hooked up to it...I can for an additional $6.95 a month get a free radio from XM, put it on my dash , or seat or wherever in my Impala, tune my radio to 81.1 FM and BINGO, I'd have XM radio!!!...Ok, all you musically and electronically inclined guys and gals....does this sound right?...comments?....
#1404 of 1571 Re: Calling ALL Impala radio Buffs!!! [colchester47]
Mar 03, 2007 (9:45 am)
To be honest, I'm surprised you don't have a factory XM radio in your car. It would've had to have been specially ordered without it. Just to be sure, I'd cycle through the bands (AM/FM/maybe XM) to see if you were told incorrectly.
As for an add-on, they have deals they run all the time to get you to sign up. The radio (at this point) is no biggie. They want you to get hooked on XM and keep paying for the subscription. I'm a subscriber and love it even though I think their programming could be better. I have my car stereo and a portable. I paid 3 yrs in advance (refundable if you change your mind) and got it for 9.95/mo. The additional radio is 6.95 and I can pay month to month or as far in advance as I like...no discount. You can have up to four per family at that price.
If you do go with an add-on, I would suggest shopping around a little to get what you want vs. what they want to give away. My portable can record broadcasts so that I can listen to them when I want, it can be set to alert me when a band I like is playing on another station, and it has a stock ticker to monitor my investments. I'm actually kind of bummed that the factory radio in the 06+ Impalas ONLY allows me to see the artists name or song...not both...without manually scrolling through the options.
Any other questions? I'd be happy to weigh in.
#1405 of 1571 Re: 2002 Impala Radio or chimes do not work [mjags]
Mar 03, 2007 (10:11 am)
I.ve got a 2002 impala with factory am/fm cd . And I have the same problem. I've checked all speakers , amp , even purchaces a brand new coaxial coil that goes above the rear panel . I purchaces a used radio and now want to put it in , but when i do it comes up as locked, so off to the dealership we are so they can scan or do whatever it is they do to dissarm the used radio to work in mine. Good luck , i will let u know what happens. Mike