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    Where does it bolt up to, and what kind of harness is required if one is not present? Does anyone have diagram?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pag View Post
    Where does it bolt up to, and what kind of harness is required if one is not present? Does anyone have diagram?
    I would be interested in information on this as well if anyone out there has done this please share

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    Quote Originally Posted by pag View Post
    Where does it bolt up to, and what kind of harness is required if one is not present? Does anyone have diagram?
    Appears you are new here with one post; let me be the first to welcome you to Corvette Action Center. You might want to post under the introduction section for a warm welcome from others in the group.

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    I've considered installing a 12 disc changer several times in my '04 and actually downloaded all the instructions. It is a fairly involved process, especially if the factory harness isn't there. I recommend you get an ipod and play it through the radio. Keep it simple. Also, the 12 disc changers for sale out on the net (like ebay) are all getting fairly old and could have problems. If you already own an ipod all you need is the FM converter and you're all set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bumblbe View Post
    If you already own an ipod all you need is the FM converter and you're all set.
    Like this one! Monster® iCarPlay™ Wireless Plus for iPod® There are others too.

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    To connect the factory 12 disc changer you will need the cable that runs from the back of the radio to the trunk area. The changer is mounted in the center compartment, I believe. The cable alone is around $175 if I remember right. The changer is around $775 and if you want a couple of extra CD magazines they run about $140 each. Given those kind of prices you are way ahead getting an iPod and installing it. I have heard that using an FM converter doesn't always work the best. You can hardwire the iPod into the factory radio with a connection kit. The biggest part of the job is taking the console out and pulling the radio out so the you can plug it into the back of the radio. I did mine shortly after I got it and I have been very happy with it. One word of caution, the kit is more expensive than the FM converter. Make sure you get the right cable to plug into the radio. You will find the adapter at http://www.discountcarstereo.com/detail.aspx?ID=1162
    The cable is at http://www.discountcarstereo.com/detail.aspx?ID=952 If hardwiring is the way that you want to.

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    Default Good Info. . . . . . . . . . Thanks!

    Very, very good information

    I really appreicate it, thanks a lot,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vette_Dreaming View Post
    To connect the factory 12 disc changer you will need the cable that runs from the back of the radio to the trunk area. The changer is mounted in the center compartment, I believe. The cable alone is around $175 if I remember right. The changer is around $775 and if you want a couple of extra CD magazines they run about $140 each. Given those kind of prices you are way ahead getting an iPod and installing it. I have heard that using an FM converter doesn't always work the best. You can hardwire the iPod into the factory radio with a connection kit. The biggest part of the job is taking the console out and pulling the radio out so the you can plug it into the back of the radio. I did mine shortly after I got it and I have been very happy with it. One word of caution, the kit is more expensive than the FM converter. Make sure you get the right cable to plug into the radio. You will find the adapter at ISGM73 - Peripheral ISGM73 iPod™ Adapter Package for select 1995-08 GM - .Browse By Vehicle - iPod™ Adapters - iPod™ Adapters - iPod™ Adapters - iPod™ Adapters - iPod™ Adapters - iPod™ Adapters - iPod™ Adapters - Peripheral - Peripher
    The cable is at PXHGM4 - Peripheral PXHGM4 Harness for iPod2Car/Aux2Car in Select 1997-04 Corvette - .Browse By Vehicle - Accessories - iPod™ Adapters - Peripheral - Discount Car Stereo.com - Detail If hardwiring is the way that you want to.
    I have ordered the cable and will give it a try! Things always look easier than they are. I never gave the I pod thing a thought I think I should have gone in that direction. Thanks for the input! Just think how nice it would have been if the factory cable was there!! No luck!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pag View Post
    I have ordered the cable and will give it a try! Things always look easier than they are. I never gave the I pod thing a thought I think I should have gone in that direction. Thanks for the input! Just think how nice it would have been if the factory cable was there!! No luck!!
    So you are saying the factory cable is definently not there; correct? I had always heard they were all wired for this and the cable was there some place; but had no personal knowledge of this myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoosierdaddy View Post
    So you are saying the factory cable is definently not there; correct? I had always heard they were all wired for this and the cable was there some place; but had no personal knowledge of this myself.

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    No , I have pulled all the carpet up and definently not there, although looks like someone had something there. They must have taken the whole deal out when they sold the car. Got the cable today fits the cd changer now just have to see if it wires up to the passengers side floor.
    Thanks for your input. I will up date when up and running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vette_Dreaming View Post
    To connect the factory 12 disc changer you will need the cable that runs from the back of the radio to the trunk area. The changer is mounted in the center compartment, I believe. The cable alone is around $175 if I remember right. The changer is around $775 and if you want a couple of extra CD magazines they run about $140 each. Given those kind of prices you are way ahead getting an iPod and installing it. I have heard that using an FM converter doesn't always work the best. You can hardwire the iPod into the factory radio with a connection kit. The biggest part of the job is taking the console out and pulling the radio out so the you can plug it into the back of the radio. I did mine shortly after I got it and I have been very happy with it. One word of caution, the kit is more expensive than the FM converter. Make sure you get the right cable to plug into the radio. You will find the adapter at ISGM73 - Peripheral ISGM73 iPod™ Adapter Package for select 1995-08 GM - .Browse By Vehicle - iPod™ Adapters - iPod™ Adapters - iPod™ Adapters - iPod™ Adapters - iPod™ Adapters - iPod™ Adapters - iPod™ Adapters - Peripheral - Peripher
    The cable is at PXHGM4 - Peripheral PXHGM4 Harness for iPod2Car/Aux2Car in Select 1997-04 Corvette - .Browse By Vehicle - Accessories - iPod™ Adapters - Peripheral - Discount Car Stereo.com - Detail If hardwiring is the way that you want to.
    Got a brand new cable and it fits the cd changer so far so good only paid $59.00 for it so far so good will try to hook up over the weekend , thanks for your input.

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    If this doesn't work I will definatley go to the I Pod mode, thanks for the idea!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pag View Post
    No , I have pulled all the carpet up and definently not there, although looks like someone had something there. They must have taken the whole deal out when they sold the car. Got the cable today fits the cd changer now just have to see if it wires up to the passengers side floor.
    Thanks for your input. I will up date when up and running.
    Sounds good; I was always going to look just never got around to it

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    For those who want to look at wireless, you might want to check this one out. Amazon.com: Macally Docking, Charging, and FM Transmitter Station for iPod (Black): Electronics

    I've been doing a lot of research on the different transmitters and this one seems to get the best reviews. I am going to get it and will write a review down the line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fullback32 View Post
    For those who want to look at wireless, you might want to check this one out. Amazon.com: Macally Docking, Charging, and FM Transmitter Station for iPod (Black): Electronics

    I've been doing a lot of research on the different transmitters and this one seems to get the best reviews. I am going to get it and will write a review down the line.
    This is a pretty neat design for sure; love the way it fits in the cup holder, how or do you know does it fit in the so called cup holder of the C-5? The reviews are somewhat mixed; so this has me a little concerned; are you buying one I would rather talk to some one who has used it and give me the straight skinny More 5 stars than anything though Again pretty igenious design I must say!





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