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Replacing Factory OEM Radio

Old 12-15-2007, 12:28 PM
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Default RE: Replacing Factory OEM Radio

i don't know how the dash is in your 05, but it's extremely easy to do the work yourself if you can find a dash kit replacement.

Tools needed:
- Solder Iron/Gun
- Solder
- Phillips Screwdriver
- About 30-45 min of Time

Look at the Upgrades > Stereo section of my link collection:

After you get it all out, it's a matter of getting the car harness soldered to the radio harness (the car harness should go from the car's harness connection to bare wires, and the radio go from bare wires to the radio harness.. you solder the bare wires together).
For me both harnesses had identical coloring, so it was literally put shrink wrap over one end, twist, and solder, and heat wrap... took me like 10 min to do that part.

Then the actual replacement took some time to read the directions, but in reality it was 2 screws, and plug 'er in!
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