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Old 09-29-05, 12:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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installing cd in 94 GS

Quick question, ive searched and read. I just want a straight answer, if i take the stock unit out. Buy a harness and a pocket, will my aftermarket cd player work? Thanks in advance.
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Yes.

If you buy an aftermarket stereo with a remote control, you can buy a swi-x adapter which will allow your sterring wheel button to work.
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Old 09-29-05, 01:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you've got a GS with the premium bose sound system (a 2ohm bose amp and 2 ohm bose speakers.) i never redid mine cuz i always thought i'd have to redo the whole system. i think its the same for you. the ppl that can just swap out the head unit are people with the regular bose stereo in the L and base models (and 4ohm components).

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You'd have to bypass the stock bose amp behind the rear seat and replace the 2ohm speakers or you may have distortion from the new HU
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you've got a GS with the premium bose sound system (a 2ohm bose amp and 2 ohm bose speakers.) i never redid mine cuz i always thought i'd have to redo the whole system. i think its the same for you.
True. If its the Bose Premium system, you replace either everything ....
or nothing. The 2 Ohm amp and speakers dont work well with aftermarket audio equipment.
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so if i dont wanna replace anything and istill want the cd player to work what do i do?
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Easiest way to add a CD player would be to buy an OEM or Alpine CD Changer and put it in the trunk but i'm guessing you want a new headunit. I don't think there are any easy ways to do it with the Bose Premium, all due to the factory amp and 2 ohm speaker setup.
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Easiest way to add a CD player would be to buy an OEM or Alpine CD Changer and put it in the trunk but i'm guessing you want a new headunit. I don't think there are any easy ways to do it with the Bose Premium, all due to the factory amp and 2 ohm speaker setup.
100% correct .... and if a stereo shop that tells you different and you decide to go ahead, make sure you get a WRITTEN 100% refund if you are not totally satisfied. Be careful, I tried to do what you are thinking about and I gave up.

Besides, I want the all the steering wheel audio controls to work, and unless you get a major job done, these items dont work in an aftermarket install.
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Wait, I also have a 94 GS and I just installed a new cdplayer. I'll I did was install it using a wireharness from walmart and a scosche kit also from walmart. took about an hour but had it up and running with minimal question. Only thing is, the speakers play at twice the volume. Sounds great IMO.
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Wait, I also have a 94 GS and I just installed a new cdplayer. I'll I did was install it using a wireharness from walmart and a scosche kit also from walmart. took about an hour but had it up and running with minimal question. Only thing is, the speakers play at twice the volume. Sounds great IMO.
I'm no audio expert but I would becareful about cranking up the volume because if you didn't bypass the stock amp you may overload it. If you did bypass the amp and are still running the 2ohm speakers you may damage your headunit. I'm still learning about audio and such so hopefully someone else can chime in and explain/teach us the terminology.

All that matters is you're happy with how it sounds.

Everything on the Legend just has to be a little more difficult than your average car but then again the Legend isn't your average car.
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Yea I also would recommend not to crank it up. I also read that you could blow the headunit. Hopefully the $40 service plan from best buy covers it. Either way I keep the volume at med-med high volume at most. high volume would be so loud it hurts. I'm not too worried about blowing it all up.
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You can bypass the amp and get a higher level Pioneer HU. Most of these will support 2 ohm speakers.

Or get an aftermarket amp.

The OEM Bose speakers really are not that great anyways, so replacement would the be the best money spent...
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again, as I said, keep it stock or replace it all.

The only Bose premium components that can be upgraded easily are the CD player and the speakers IF YOU FIND 2 OHM SPEAKERS, which is difficult and expensive.

Your speakers play at twice the volume now and next thing you know the amp and/or the head unit blows. I really like the Bose radio as it really holds the stations well, even driving downtown where I am used to a lot of interference. Its been a while since I had a good system but the bBose radio is actually better than most, but maybe the aftermarket radios are better now
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Wait, I also have a 94 GS and I just installed a new cdplayer. I'll I did was install it using a wireharness from walmart and a scosche kit also from walmart. took about an hour but had it up and running with minimal question. Only thing is, the speakers play at twice the volume. Sounds great IMO.

i hooked up my cd player using a wireharness from walmart to. It powers up but the speakers dont work. What is a scosche kit? and why do you get sound and i dont?/
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do the speakers not work at all or when your playing Cds? At first my speakers only worked when i used FM/AM but would turn off when I switched to Cd. If thats the case for you too, hook the remote turn on wire to the power antenna wire coming out of the harness. That might get it working.
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