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    Question 2003 Sable head unit connection

    This is my first foray into carputering and as luck would have it, nobodyís been hurt
    yet. As you can see from the attached photo, everything is coming together rather
    nicely, but my progress on this project seems to be inversely proportional to my daily
    exercise routine.


    Still, itís fun and Iíve leaned quite a lot from reading the variety of postings as well as
    the more specific newbe type FAQs designed to keep folks like me from asking the same
    questions over and over again. That said, my progress is slowing as I get closer to
    finishing. I would like to channel my new toy through my existing OEM head unit.
    Iíve read the threads on doing it, but not all head units are created equal and replacing
    this one is not an option. It would have been nice if I could have learned from someone
    elseís learning curve, but Iíve searched around and havenít found anyone here that has
    done an install, least of all an elegant one, on a 2003 Sable. For those not acquainted
    with this vehicle, the head unit cluster includes the radio and climate control.


    On the unlikely chance I missed one, I still need a consult on wiring here. This radio/
    cassette has a CD option that permits installing a CD player/changer in the trunk by
    means of an existing plug-in harness. There are a couple of companies that make a
    device that allows an Ipod to car connections as well as a PC to car connections using
    the existing harness permiting the head unit to control the computer audio.

    Has anyone here had any experience with them, are you happy with them, are they
    necessary, or is there a better way. I know this is an old problem for this car, but itís
    not going away and maybe there are some new thoughts on the problem.
    Thanks for all the help so far and thanks in advance for whatís yet to come.
    A computer helps you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history
    - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

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    Good find. Thanks. Checking on specs and options now. This is cool.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis5587 View Post
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    - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

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