Aftermarket radio install

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Aftermarket radio install

Post by 79BuOwner » Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:37 pm

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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Re: Aftermarket radio install

Post by Brown_Gbody » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:59 pm

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....

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Re: Aftermarket radio install

Post by Doober » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:55 am

You can get a kit that's meant for the later Montes/El Caminos. For some reason Malibus sometimes aren't listed.
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Re: Aftermarket radio install

Post by Al » Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:11 am

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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Re: Aftermarket radio install

Post by 79BuOwner » Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:00 pm

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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Re: Aftermarket radio install

Post by Doober » Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:24 pm

Scosche, Metra, etc. You can look on the rear of the case and if it lists a G-Body Monte or El Camino it will fit, just follow the instructions for one of those vehicles, the dash is the same.
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Re: Aftermarket radio install

Post by 79BuOwner » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:46 pm

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- ... M/14667118" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Heres another

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Scosche-1982- ... d/10756040" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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.
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Re: Aftermarket radio install

Post by 79BuOwner » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:01 pm

would a dash install kit for an 86 el camino work?
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Re: Aftermarket radio install

Post by Doober » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:49 pm

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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Re: Aftermarket radio install

Post by Brown_Gbody » Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:41 am

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...


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Re: Aftermarket radio install

Post by 79BuOwner » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:07 am

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 :(
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Re: Aftermarket radio install

Post by Brown_Gbody » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:28 am

Did someone break in???? Not good...
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Re: Aftermarket radio install

Post by t5montecarlo » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:35 am

or were the brackets/clamps over tightened?

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Re: Aftermarket radio install

Post by 79BuOwner » Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:02 pm

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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Re: Aftermarket radio install

Post by 79BuOwner » Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:03 pm

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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