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Has anyone installed a Pioneer double din stereo in the G6?
My 6 disc changer just broke and i am looking into this.
I have heard that you need to buy the Metra 993303 and hook this up and then buy the double din bracket as well. Since the the Double Din takes up the whole space you will then need to hide the DIC unit somewhere.
Im not sure how much truth there is to any of this, so i was wondering if anyone has done the this?
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yha that's true you need the metra kit to retain all the different warning sounds and keep your info, mileage, oil life, ect... then the mount kit to hold the HU in place on the dash, so your thoughts on the subject are correct. if you havnt looked around much here's a mount kit for cheap
http://store.buyreliant.com/servlet/-strse-5533/scosche-installation-kit-bracket/Detail

and if you want info on the metra kit just search around you'll find plenty of info.
 

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Thanks!
Do you know off hand if I will need any other adapters?
I wish GM would have made a chosen a good product in the first place then I would not have this problem!
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The metra kit that keeps your dic is very cheap looking, and it doesnt match the rest of the dash. Also the led is only one line and different from the stock h-u.

I preferably went without the metra kit, and just got the chimes add on.

If you buy through crutchfield.com , they will give you all the mounting hardware, attenae adapter, and wiring harness for free. And the chimes adapter or metra kit for half off.....
 

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Can you tell me where to get the chimes adapter or send me a link? I would really appreciate it.
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The first thing I wanted to do was change out my head unit for a double din Kenwood DVD with nav, but the convertible chimes when the top is fully secure and stowed and the radio diplays warning about the rear cover where the top goes etc....

Anyways, The Monsoon system sounds incredible for stock so I did away with the idea of the TV in the dash and just wanted to integrate my iPod. The whole dash has that red look and nothing looks quite right in there other than the factory radio....
 

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i just bought the 1 in the picture do i need the chime thing or can i just install it with out it will it mess up my car i dont mind loosing the oi life and shit its no biggie or ne of that
 

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i just bought the 1 in the picture do i need the chime thing or can i just install it with out it will it mess up my car i dont mind loosing the oi life and shit its no biggie or ne of that
I'm not positive to be honest. I'm pretty sure you can still do it without the chimes adapter. But for safety purposes i would spend the extra $40 and get the chimes PAC adapter.
 

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Depends on how good you are with installing. What you should do is take the the metra kit, which I have is 993303 and take the display cut it from that bracket neatly with a dremel and file away. Then take out your stereo blah blah blah and also buy the double din kit as well. So then you take the display that you cut and the harness on the back, cut it leaving you enough room on each side of the harness to solder them back together. Get some wire and extend the harness with extra wire. Run all this wire through to your center console to your radio. Then make a nice holder for it in your center console out of ABS plastic and heat to melt it so it forms nicely. Then you plug in the harness and hardwire your radio in. Simple as that. I would love to do this physically but I bought a single din just because I didn't have the money to buy the double din Eclipse Unit I wanted AVN-6620. Also I bought the kit with the Display from a 3rd party site and got it for $129 which is a steal compared to $199 from auto tech stores. Well good luck, anymore audio/video/lighting/mods questions Ill be glad to answer.
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The metra kit that keeps your dic is very cheap looking, and it doesnt match the rest of the dash. Also the led is only one line and different from the stock h-u.
I don't know if this is the wrong picture for this part here, but apex electronics has the Metra part you guys are talking about, but with a double line of LED info displayed. Pretty expensive though, Check here: http://www.apex-electronics.com/Metra-993303-Malibu-G6-Cobalt-0405/M/B001OA6G3A.htm

Actually, I'm seeing that picture of that part in many places on google now that I'm looking for it. Some are a lot cheaper.
 

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Here You go!!!!
Check these pictures out of my car, some anyways.. Hopefully this link works.

http://picasaweb.google.com/home?tab=mq

Go here if you want to buy it and for cheap.. I bought mine from a similar website for the same price..

http://visual-efex-llc.amazonwebstore.com/Metra-Turbo2-993303-Chevrolet-20042007-Radio/M/B000G7SGO4.htm
That web link didn't work of your pictures, why don't you try uploading the picture to the text box? Also the link for the Metra part had no image posted on that website. I'd really like to see how you have your deck installed, so good luck getting the pics uploaded.
 

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