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#2 of 49 How do I remove the cd player?
Apr 12, 2006 (12:19 am)
I own a 2006 cobalt coupe ls, and i'm planning on putting my stereo system in it... but in order for me to do that i need to replace the stereo with my head unit. does anyone know how to remove the trim without breaking it? or if you need any special keys after the trim is removed?
#3 of 49 Re: How do I remove the cd player? [tcobalt06]
Apr 12, 2006 (9:29 am)
I would NOT attempt to change that sound system, or play with the dashboard!! You could really tear things up badly.My LTZ has an: AM/FM/CD. 7 speaker sound system,with a sub-woofer mounted in the trunk!! All standard and the system sounds GREAT!! I love it. You just may need to play with the equalizer/sound selector button to get the sound you like best, but I personally would NOT change it!! Mine sounds very good and VERY loud!! Well...Good luck.
#4 of 49 Re: How do I remove the cd player? [airmn65]
Apr 13, 2006 (5:49 am)
To each his own, but I agree, I wouldn't change the stereo of any new car with an aftermarket unit. Factory car stereo's for the last 10-15 years are very good and in my opinion (especially the Delco's) are as good as the aftermarket. I have always replaced head units in my auto's in the past with Alpine head units and amplifier, but I will no longer do that in the future.
#5 of 49 Re: How do I remove the cd player? [tcobalt06]
Apr 13, 2006 (3:50 pm)
Also...Changing your audio system just might void your warrenty as far as electrical problems go. I still would leave it alone....For now!!
#6 of 49 Re: How do I remove the cd player? [tcobalt06]
Apr 19, 2006 (1:46 pm)
www.crutchfield.com has a lot of do it yourself tools, instructions, parts.
I agree with others that the factory stereo is quite good. It is limited principally by the small speakers (small due to the size of the doors and location of glass etc.). Crutchfield has tons of replacement speakers to play with. One option would be to replace the rear speakers, which are larger, with higher quality speakers. And possibly add a power amp to drive the newer speakers (better speakers are sometimes less power efficient, hence the need to place an amp after the head unit, before the speakers).
But I'd keep the head unit, it's probably as good as you'll get.
#7 of 49 problems with the radio's equilizer.
Feb 17, 2006 (7:14 am)
it seems to reset every time I switch the station the equilizer resets itself. I hate that.
#8 of 49 Re: problems with the radio's equilizer. [jleslie48]
Feb 26, 2006 (6:28 pm)
The EQ is NOT resetting itself, it actually stores the EQ setting for each station. So, if station #1 is a rock station, set it to rock, then switch to another station and set it to another EQ setting. Go back to the first station and the EQ should be reset to rock for that station. I don't have the MP3 stereo, but that's how mine works.
I've had more problems with the gas gauge--it said that I had a 1/4 of a tank and the car would not start. Unfortunately, I had it towed to a chevy dealer and the mech wrote "2 gals of gas = engine run". I felt like an idiot, but they claimed they reset the "IPC" (computer) but it happened again within a week--this time it showed a 1/3 tank. I filled it up completely and now it seems better.. who knows.
#9 of 49 Re: problems with the radio's equilizer. [jleslie48]
Mar 03, 2006 (6:14 am)
I had to "fix" this in my aunt's Equinox too...it's quite simple...you just program the equilizer you want with the station...so pick the equilizer and re-program it and you should be all set. The dealer should have explained that to you...
Oct 23, 2006 (12:36 am)
I have an 06 Cobalt with the 7 speaker system w/228 watt amp. Does anybody know where the amp is located at in the car??