Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: South San Francisco, CA
Aftermarket Radio install
Greetings to all. New member with a quick question, well I hope it is quick. I have a 2005 Crew Cab Colorado and the stock stereo has run it's course. I have purchased a Kenwood unit from Crutchfield and they sent me all the needed parts, including an Axxess wire harness that plugs into the existing plug in the truck and supposedly keeps the door chimes and all that rot. I have got it all wired up to the radio, but after reading another forum, I am a bit confused. Somebody posted that by installing a new aftermarket radio, I might lose all the computer functions for the truck and it might leave me stranded. He said something about a "tuning" process that needs to happen. Am I being paranoid? I am a weekend warrior with mechanics, but these new fangled trucks get me confused.
Also, I am replacing the rear speakers for now, and when I took the door skin off, the speaker was glued to some plastic dohickey (Yea, that's the official name of it, LOL). Do I need to reuse the dohickey? If I don't, the speaker is going to sit inside the door too far I fear and hit the window.
Anyway's, hope this is all fairly clear to read and easy to answer. Any help would be much appreciated.
Dino (New guy)