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I just purchased a used 2006 G6 base and I was wondering about the radio

I wanted to upgrade the radio so I can have Bluetooth and things like that but when I took it to Best Buy they told me I needed to purchase a $250 adapter in addition to the cost of the radio. Is that true? That's a lot of money. Is there any way around this??
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I wanted to upgrade the radio so I can have Bluetooth and things like that but when I took it to Best Buy they told me I needed to purchase a $250 adapter in addition to the cost of the radio. Is that true? That's a lot of money. Is there any way around this??
The stock radio in this car includes a "user interface" to the car. For example, you reset the oil life monitor via the radio. So most owners want to retain those features.

There are two approaches. The first is a kit like the Metra 99-3303 (links below). This kit includes the user interface and also mounts the new, aftermarket radio in the dash. A quick web search shows prices in the range 110 to 200 dollars. So the Best Buy price isn't really out of line, when labor is included.

The other option is to relocate the factory radio elsewhere, such as in the trunk. That way, the user interface is retained, albeit in a less convenient location. I've seen relocation kits for other models, but not sure if they make one for this car (since they make the user interface replacement kits instead). That said, I made, from scratch, a relocation kit for my 2002 Impala. I found some 8-lead shielded cable and used that to relocate the radio to the trunk so that I'd have the chimes and be able to reset the oil life, etc.

There is still another kit for this , but I'm not sure it replaces the user interface. It may only replace the chime function.

If you are doing this yourself, the 110 dollar price for the Metra-99-330 kit looks pretty good. It includes the dash adapter and wiring. 250 at Best Buy is kinda stiff, but for 110, it seems like a decent price.

HTH.

Doug

Metra 99-3303 Dash and Wiring Kit Install and connect a new single-DIN car stereo and retain the Driver Info Center in select 2004-09 Chevrolet or Pontiac models at Crutchfield.com

Pontiac G6 2009 Single DIN Aftermarket Stereo Harness Radio Install Dash Kit - SC2-RadioKit1348

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