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#15 of 29 Re: 2001 Buick Lesabre Dasboard [schmeagle]
Sep 08, 2006 (7:41 pm)
I don't know if the 01 is similar in design on the dash as my 93 but, I just did that on it and there appears not to be any screws or clips visible but I saw how it came apart on one in the wrecking yard. The plate on mine came off with a little pressure with a putty knife between it and the other part of the dash. I worked it gently around and along all edges of the plate and it was held in place with prongs that were molded into the plate and were snapped into clips in the other part of the dash. Once that was off, the screws were visible for removal of the radio.
#16 of 29 2001 Buick Lesabre Data Harness
Sep 14, 2006 (2:38 pm)
I recently purchased a Sony radio/CD player from Best Buy. I currently have the Delco radio in the car but it does not play CD's in MP3 format. Henceforth I decided to buy a new radio. When the technician attempted to install the Sony radio, he said he could not do it because my vehicle had a data card harness and there is no cable harness that can mate aftermarket radios with GM's data card harness. Fortunately my money was refunded. I went to Circuit City and they too said that they could not install radios in vehicles with data card harnessses. I don't have Onstar in this vehicle and never did. Is this true about the data card harness? Does this mean that I can't replace my outdated Delco radio with a more up to date system that can play CD's in MP3 format? If there is a harness that can mate an aftermarket radio to the data card harness, where can I find it?
#17 of 29 Re: 2001 Buick Lesabre Data Harness [schmeagle]
Sep 14, 2006 (4:18 pm)
I haven't heard of that--but I sure don't know anything about radios and replacing them... send an email address to my email-it's in the profile. Just click on my name here and read for the email. I can send you some help.
#18 of 29 Re: 2001 Buick Lesabre Data Harness [schmeagle]
Oct 11, 2006 (8:24 am)
I don't know of any solutions to your problem, but out of curiosity...does your vehicle have steering wheel controls, and did they say anything about them still working with an after market stereo? I guess it doesn't matter if you can't replace it anyways, but if you were to find a way I'm quite curious if the steering wheel controls would still work.
#19 of 29 Re: 2001 Buick Lesabre Dasboard [schmeagle]
Jun 08, 2007 (6:18 pm)
I just had a new factory radio from Buick that has am/fm/cassette/cd player installed. The 2001 LaSabre radio removed worked fine, I just wanted a radio with CD. I could not figure out how to remove the radio, so I took it to Best Buy and for $50.00 they installed it, and only took about 40 minutes. I watched and almost everything snaps on and off---with caution and proper tools. The snap on clips were very tight and the installer used much caution. First the lower part of the dash on the drivers side comes pulls off, then on the pass side open the door and the dash end snaps mostly off. remove the glove box, then the wood grain across the dash snaps off. and look for several screws across the lower dash,and one under and back that needs a long screw driver, about at the drivers knee. Advise save your self a lot of trouble, and not to break anything take it Best Buy. Hope they have a Best Buy in your area. for $50.00 you cant go wrong.
#20 of 29 Re: 2001 Buick Lesabre Dasboard [cozy3543]
Sep 27, 2007 (9:33 am)
Just out of curiosity, I have a 2000 Buick LeSabre, I want to change the factory installed radio for another factory radio (like you did) with a cd player. Can I just upgrade from a non-cd radio with a cd player radio? Do I need some special wiring? The new radio will be a factory made (in case I can do that). Any suggestions?
#21 of 29 2004 LeSabre - Adding an Aux to the Stereo
Nov 13, 2007 (7:56 am)
I have XM radio in My GMC yukon and love it, so as a gift, I bought my wife an XM radio for her 2004 LeSabre.
Is it possible to directly wire into the delco radio so we don't have to putz around with the FM Transmitter? It has the CD, but no cassette.
I can't find any wiring diagrams online. I'd prefer to not have to take this to the dealership.
#22 of 29 Replacing my audio system..
Nov 15, 2007 (4:18 pm)
I just recently had the great good fortune to purchase a 1995 LeSabre in tip-top condition.. It only has 49,000 miles and the person the owned it before me is an old family friend the bought the car brand new.. To say it has been taken excellent care of is an understatement.. It's literally in mint condition.. My problem is this.. My previous car played all my burned CD's with no problem, the LeSabre is not playing them at all and, in fact, I thought for a moment it was going to eat one and not spit it back out.. Scared the crap out of me, lol.. So my question is this, how hard is it to replace the audio system in this car? And, does anyone have a suggestion on the best replacement for it? There are so many brands out there, I just have no idea which one to get.. It has to be a CD/Cassette player since I still play my cassettes quiet often.. I'm already assuming it will have to be done by a professional installer, so I'm open to any ideas and suggestions.. Thanks much..
#23 of 29 1992 Buick LeSabre radio needs replaced
Nov 18, 2007 (10:25 am)
My tape player has started "dragging the tapes". I'm guessing I need to replace the whole radio system? If I do, I would like to get a deck that has a cd & cassette player. I found one on eBay that came out of a 2002 LeSabre. Does anyone know if this will fit in my 1992? Thank you for any help you can give me.
#24 of 29 Re: 2001 Buick Lesabre Dasboard [cozy3543]
Dec 18, 2007 (12:01 pm)
I have a friend who has a 2000 LaSabre who would love to have a factory installed radio with a CD installed. Did you just call a Buick dealer and order one in? This would be an awesome Christmas present for him if so. Then he could just have Best Buy put it in.