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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:29 am    Post subject:  New Member Reply with quote

After browsing your forum for a few days, I decided to join. I own a 2005 base 3.4l with the strangest option package: Steel wheels with hubcaps, sport bucket seats with floor mount shifter, body colored side and rear bumber (WTF is a bumber?) mouldings, no spoiler, no On-Star.

Anyhoo, it is bone stock, about 100,000 miles now. I really have no interest in modifying it too much, I'm just here for technical information and support if I come to a road block. I am also willing to share tips that I have learned over the years.

Mods I am interested in: Aftermarket stereo, no subs or amps, but I would like to bybass the crappy stock amps and run it straight from the aftermarket deck. (Is there a how to?) I would also like to find some factory five spoke alloy rims. The aftermarket seems to be limited for performance mods, but if anyone has any tips that I missed browsing in the forums, they are welcome.

Thank you, and may all of you have a bountiful and happy holiday season.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:09 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum. What kind of aftermarket deck are you thinking of getting? You want one with Nav/DVD capabilities or just a CD receiver? Would you prefer a double din or single?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:12 pm    Post subject:  No DVD or Nav Reply with quote

I am not looking at DVD or NAV. I already have a portable NAV and the kids are transported in the van 99% of the time, thus no need for DVD. I was looking at Crutchfield's website (I have always had great experiences with them in the past) and found a nice Doube Din sized Pioneer with Bluetooth and iPod control with a USB port in the back.

I'm just a little fuzzy on the stock amp thing. When doing a google search, and a forum search, the info I get is sketchy. Do I have to bypass the factory amp? I understand the amp turns on from a signal that the stock head unit sends to the amp. If I replace the stock head unit, will the sound signal pass through the amp unmolested, being that the aftermarket unit will not (presumably) send the signal to turn it on? Also, Crutchfield's website indicated in the install notes for the front speakers that there is an amp for the front that needs bypassed, but does not indicate anything about the rear amp. Also, I found an archived how to section wiht stereo Q and A's, but it was for the 2000-2002 model years, and my 2005 may have changed since then. The how to's also didn't say anything about an amp for the front speakers.

I did see an interesting set of instructions for replacing the front speakers though. On the diagram, it appeared to have a provision for a separate tweeter , thus enabling the mounting of a component aftermarket speaker system in its place without the need to find another place to mount the tweeters. Can any of you guys that have replaced your front speakers confirm or deny this?

I also understand, that to reset the change oil ight, I can do so by turning the ignition to on, not starting the motor, and pressing the accelerator pedal three times to the floor within 10 seconds, is that correct? All the other adjustments on the factory radio I have not touched in about four years, so I think I am good on that.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:31 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:58 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Welcome to the site!

yes, you can reset the oil life monitor by turning to run and pressing the gas pedal three times. It will flash to let you know that it is reset. I always found that method easier than trying to do it through the head unit.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:57 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:31 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Welcome from one newer site user to another.
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yes, you can reset the oil life monitor by turning to run and pressing the gas pedal three times. It will flash to let you know that it is reset. I always found that method easier than trying to do it through the head unit.

That's what I've done too. Same with the headlight switch method of tire pressure reset as opposed to the head unit.

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