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#276 of 306 Re: 2007 Rendezvous Navigation System [intrepidcub]
Apr 07, 2007 (6:56 am)
I know about the various fixes using FM, the problem with that is if I am limited to the changer playing through an FM channel then I cannot have 2 sources playing at one time. I listen to books and my wife wants to listen to the CD. If properly setup I can listen to my books using the FM source and my wife can listen to the cd's using the headphone jack in the back unit. I am well aware that the 6 disc changer that comes without the navigator is a in-the-dash one. I however have been told that a 6-disc changer can be hooked up to the navigator. The problem is that while the installation manual for the navigator clearly states that a changer can be added it doesn't show how to hook it up nor does it say what the make of the changer is.
Everyone at Buick and the installer say that it can be done and I'm willing to wait, but I'm suspicious that they are only telling me what I want to hear. I was just looking for a confirmation from another source.
#277 of 306 Re: 2007 Rendezvous Navigation System [wallyl]
Apr 07, 2007 (12:15 pm)
ahh ok i get it My bad Ok the back of the radio has two places for harnesses one harness is used for the speakers and radio wires the other is used for Auxillary players and inputs. this is where the cd changer will plug into along with some kits that connect an ipod, XM etc. If you can get a changer from a escalade or denali and figure a way to mount it in the dash it should plug right in. BUT from what i hear that harness may not be activated so youll need GM to unlock it so you can use it. I compared the harness connectors from the escalade and the rendezvous and the wires are the same This one is on ebay right now for 100 bucks and its a 6 disk im sure itll go for more but check ebay for these or even GM though they will prolly say No LOL hope this helps Oh though the Escladea lights up clear compared to the RDV green I think
#278 of 306 Re: 2007 Rendezvous Navigation System [intrepidcub]
Apr 08, 2007 (3:54 pm)
Do you have information as to where this is being sold on E-Bay?
#281 of 306 Re: 2007 Rendezvous Navigation System [intrepidcub]
Apr 09, 2007 (7:12 am)
I will keep you informed.
#282 of 306 Re: In-dash navigation system [intrepidcub]
Apr 26, 2007 (3:01 pm)
Where did you get the wood trim pkg and did you do the work yourself? It really looks nice. Might just have to change mine if it isn't too hard to do. Could do it at the same time I replace the radio with a navigation system/radio. Probably will have to get someone like Crutchfield to do it. Guess I will be keeping mine for a while yet since I have the extended warranty and the new SUV doesn't promise any better gas mileage.
#283 of 306 Re: In-dash navigation system [lane2]
Apr 26, 2007 (6:21 pm)
I got my wood dash around the cluser off ebay for 100 its the factory piece which retails for 350 so i figured i got a good deal the rest of the wood i found also on ebay buy it now for 45 i dont know why it was so cheap but i snagged it before the page finished loading LOL so all together 145 it made a BIG difference The vous is jsut too monochramatic and needs some color"
#284 of 306 Re: In-dash navigation system [intrepidcub]
Apr 28, 2007 (5:09 am)
It all looks great. Does the factory installed pieces come off easily? Screws, clips, snap-off ?? I haven't tried to do anything to mine because I don't want to crack something. When you were on ebay, did you search for Rendezvous wood dash, or ??
#285 of 306 Re: In-dash navigation system [lane2]
Apr 28, 2007 (8:27 am)
the pice that goes around the radio, cluster and healdight switch is all one piece so it can be a pain. but you take two screws off in the driver footell that holds the black panel where the light is then pull the knee panel under the column off its helpd with clips and then you can pull all around the dash trim and it pops out. you do gotta move the shifter too 1 and tilt the column down to get it all off. otherwise it pulls off with clips. then as you pull it away you need to unplug if you have the DIC or HUD.unplug it before you tug on the wires to much. you can pop that control panel its attached to off but i find its a pain to do. now outting it on can be a pain esp around the cluster you gotta flex it and bend pieces to get it to fit ive doen mine 4 times and havent broke anyhitng or damaged anything so it can be done. i got the factory wood part cause the wood look is molded around the edges compared to the stick on that just sticks on. yeah on ebay i jsut type in Rendezvous Wood and it pops up. but there are tones of sites that sale wood dashes so shop around. i also got the 06 wood steering wheel that matches but i cant get the airbag off GRRRR