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Old 01-17-2010, 04:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2005 Chevy Colorado - Stereo and Speaker Install

I am thinking of installing a stereo and speakers in my truck.
The guys at Best Buy told me that this particular truck requires a $110 harness to install an after market
stereo. >WOW
Not to mention a $20 antenna hook up.

I am really interested in doing this myself, not only to save some bucks but I enjoy it.
Is that info from Best Buy accurate?

Is this something a novice could do successfully?
How hard is it to get to the speakers for removal and install of the new ones?

Any tips from someone who has done it would be helpful.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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k. I just went threw the same thing. I already had a stereo that i wanted them to put in, and with labor and parts they wanted $250 and i went to a local car audio shop and they did just as good a job as best buy does for only $145. Best buys parts are way over priced.
And i took it to the audio shop because i was not comfortable messing the harness but you may be.

btw the stuff with best buy you said is right.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you can buy the harness on ebay for $30-$60 depending if you have onstar or not. If you don't want to buy the harness you can wire it in but will lose the onstar,chime and retained power accessory features.
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you still wanted your stock radio you can get an "add an amp" kit i got one and its works great i have 2 type R 12's and type R door speakers
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