Aftermarket radio install

79BuOwner

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Can anyone on here upload pictures of an aftermarket radio installed, and how they did it? Thanks. I installed a sony xpold in my mothers jeep, but she is trading it in for a new vehicle and id like to re-do the whole stereo system in my malibu. I'm not exactly sure how to get the sony xplod to fit in the dash where the old radio is, and i want to see a few examples, and what you used, thanks again, can't wait to see them. :D
 

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I dont have pictures, but I know there's a kit you can buy to install a DIN radio in the Malibu, as well as a radio harness that plugs into the stock wiring. Try looking on ebay or search the net for the kit....

Sorry I couldn't be more help...
 

Al

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Because they're grandma cars and grandma doesn't like loud music.

Rednecks on the other hand love to blast some Lynard Skynard. :D
 

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Thanks guys any idea what these kits are called and who makes them? i know scosche has a line of kits but i'm not sure if they have one that would work. i know on walmart theres one for '82 and up GM cars. Would that work?
 

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so the scocshe kit i found for '82 and up gm would work? heres some links of them.

This is one

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Scosche-Dash-Install-Kit-for-1982-2005-GM/14667118

Heres another

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Scosche-1982-Up-General-Motors-Multi-Kit-DIN-ISO-5-8-Extension-Included/10756040

also could someone post a link of the radio harness that i would have to buy, im not exactly sure which one. also opinions on those kits above.
 

79BuOwner

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would a dash install kit for an 86 el camino work?
 

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Yep. You'll need to either cut your current trim plate or get one from a later car with a Din and ½ radio... I wouldn't be too concerned with your original trim plate unless it's a radio-delete one, in which case you can make a few bucks off them, because far as I know nobody makes radio-delete plates, but regular radio plates are being made.
 

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Save yourself the headache of wiring and cutting the factory wiring with a harness adapter.

Their 6 bucks delivered to your door. It's what I used and made things super easy. Plus it didn't hack up the original wiring...


One example...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1978-1983-Chevrolet-Malibu-Radio-Wiring-Harness-/230142882452?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item359595b294
 

79BuOwner

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alright thanks, i think that will sum up the radio stuff, but right now im dealing with my passengers side quarter window shattered over night on me :(
 

79BuOwner

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monte got it right, it was the night af5ter we did that, luckily i have a friend with ma malibu and got a window its held up.
 

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so i bought scosches dash install kit for '82-2005 general motors, its has the wood grain type surface, that should work right? because it fits 86 el camino? there are no kits for malibus i bought a wiring connector that read 78-83 malibu so thats was pretty straight forward.
 

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79BuOwner said:
so i bought scosches dash install kit for '82-2005 general motors, its has the wood grain type surface, that should work right? because it fits 86 el camino? there are no kits for malibus i bought a wiring connector that read 78-83 malibu so thats was pretty straight forward.

can you post a pic when your done the cd player install im about to do this same thing also
 

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I used the same kit in my Caballero. Just follow the instructions and it should be ok. I used a bezel from a newer SS Monte .
 

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