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    Aftermarket Radio Options

    New Cruze owner here - love this thing!!

    Unfortunately I was only able to afford the LS + Auto 6. I'm happy with it, but would have loved to been able to get a 1 or 2LT. Anyways, I intend to add several after market options to the vehicle over time.

    Ive been searching the internet for the DVD/GPS units that replace the factory radio. There are several models out there and my question is - has anyone in the states bought and installed one yet?

    Forgive me if this topic is located somewhere on the forums already.

    Thanks

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    i dont think you can thro just any aftermarket stereo in. because the radio and heat and ac unit are all hooked together.

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    I don't think the modules to retain the controls for heating and air conditioning have been engineered yet so we're still waiting on that. I believe the radio module controls all of it...if I'm not mistaken....

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    The heating and air controls are separate from the radio console. Ive found two or three different models, but all imports. Here are some pics of one which I am debating on. All controls are retained in the models I have found.







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    I was checking that system out as well. I would be reluctant to buy a China system without a more online following. If this could be hacked it would be awesome.

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    ...tongue-in-cheek comment: does it display in ENGLISH characters or CHINESE symbols (wink,wink)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 70AARCUDA View Post
    ...tongue-in-cheek comment: does it display in ENGLISH characters or CHINESE symbols (wink,wink)?
    Yes, that is main concern, as well as if the wiring harnesses match up. I talked with a stereo installer today, who said nothing was listed wholesale from GM or other stateside dealers and advised not ordering because GOS would probably not work.

    He was fairly confident that stateside units would be showing up in the coming months, so I will probably wait until then to replace. I am going to have new speakers and amp installed soon though, wired to the factory radio.

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    I was researching these a few months ago. I found a guy that put one of these in his. It apparently matched up to the car well, but it burnt up in about 6 months. I think I remember him saying it even smoked or something, and he was glad it didnt burn up his car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bossy70 View Post
    I was researching these a few months ago. I found a guy that put one of these in his. It apparently matched up to the car well, but it burnt up in about 6 months. I think I remember him saying it even smoked or something, and he was glad it didnt burn up his car.
    ...his car being a Cruze? Ouch, "smoke-tests" in a brand new car are not nice at all ( ).

    ...and, "electrical gremlins" will almost certainly 'pop-up' later to cause havoc.
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