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Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Audio, Hatchback
#24 of 53 Re: radio [pogge1]
Nov 22, 2007 (9:23 am)
Also, will it need a programming code to get it working?
Dec 06, 2007 (8:20 am)
I have a new radio in my 04 maxx but its locked. Any ideas how I unlock it?
#26 of 53 Re: radio [pogge1]
Dec 06, 2007 (8:26 am)
You have to take it to the dealer and have the radio introduce it's self to the BCM. Pretty sure only the dealer can do this.
#27 of 53 Re: radio [meandmymaxx]
Dec 07, 2007 (8:20 am)
I got it done. Thanx.
Now it keeps telling me to set the time. I set it but everytime I push any button, it still wants the time set. Any ideas?
#28 of 53 Adding Sirius
Dec 28, 2007 (9:16 am)
I bought my wife a Sirius Sportster for her '06 Maxx LT and wonder if anyone has been there before regarding removing panels, etc to route cables.
It looks like the Mag mount antenna disc can be placed in front of the rear moonroof
and routed under the gasket channel back to the cable through connector rubber grommet for the hatch brake light into the cabin. The FM antenna location should be the passenger rear quarter window (or hidden under that pillar to be closest proximity to the factory FM antenna)
Has anyone removed the dash around the radio (I'd like to mount the pod next to the 4 way flasher and route the power and Sat and FM cables under the dash). Any hint on removing he radio area panel and rear panels would be helpful before trying to figure it out the hard way.
#29 of 53 Re: Adding Sirius [comem47]
Dec 28, 2007 (4:40 pm)
I successfully routed the antenna cables to the front (not hard since they are so thin and slip under the moldings over the doors), but I still could use some advice on how the panel surrounding the radio and center ducts is attached. (so I can remove it and route the cables up to the duct near the 4 way flasher switch and then replace the panel). For those that are interested, as I mentioned in the previous post, there is a rubber channel surrounding the moon roof you can slip the cable into if it is preceded by a thin blade to lift it up a bit as you go, and when I got to the hatch I taped it down with some black tape and then ran it over to and under the rubber gasket around the hatch and then went tucking into the gaskets and crossing the pillars along the way.(all hidden). In looking so far I don't see any screws for the radio/vent surround panel, but I don't want to just yank on it (in case there are more than just pop pins retaining it.
Anybody have the service manual that can quote the steps for the panel removal?
#30 of 53 Re: Adding Sirius [comem47]
Dec 31, 2007 (12:23 am)
Digging around a lot I found the info needed to remove the radio surround panel. In a word it's a bit of a chore. Briefly, a number of other panels need to be removed first
(end dash panels, lower dash panels, chrome like divider strip panels, glove box, etc)
A number of screws are involved with those panels before you take the final step to yank the radio surround panel. Be prepared to spend time to analyze first or otherwise I'd farm it out to an expert.
Heres a link to get one stated, but remember the other panels need removal first.
http://www.chevroletforum.com/archive/threads/2006-malibu-radio-removal-42672-1.- - - - html
BTW: I found the self adhesive strip for the Sirius mount wont stick to the panel plastic (I have it mounted near the 4 way flasher button and removed the Malibu insert to feed my cables through (the flasher cable is a pain when removing the surround panel). I guess if one wanted to mount in the same area without removing everything you might be able to drill a large hole in the upper vent near the Malibu label and try fishing things down, but it might take some time. The location I feel is the best for the Sirius Radio dock (It's a Stratus 4, not Sportster as I originally wrote) I'm using the audio out to a Y connector feeding and external FM modulator for both the Stratus 4 and MP3 player (the internal FM modulator is poor and can be turned off if you use the audio out) I can still see and use the 4 way flasher button with the Sirius dock justified to the right on the "shelf" in front of the Malibu label.
Feb 18, 2008 (12:09 am)
I have a radio from an 08 malibu....how can i hook it up in my 06 malibu maxx. i cant find a wire harness yet...will it be compatible?
#32 of 53 Re: 08 malibu [sausagekidd]
Feb 18, 2008 (7:11 am)
I don't think you can make it work. You might get the radio itself to work but you will loose all of the driver information centre information. It is displayed on the radio in 06 and on the 08's it is displayed in the dash. So I don't know if you can get the 08 to display the DIC info. Good luck
#33 of 53 rear audio controls
Mar 06, 2008 (9:00 am)
i'm wanting to buy an 06 maxx, the only option i like that it is misssing on this one is that it does not have the rear audio controls and wireless headphones. Not a necessity, and it should not sway the decision one way or the other, however i have a child who really likes them, and i was wondering if anyone knew if they could be added aftermarket. .