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Don Rich

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Does a 2002 C5 coupe w/o a CD changer in the rear have the wiring harness
already installed from the radio (which has a CD slot) to the rear compartment under the floor. If it does where is it stored in the rear.
I want to add a 12 CD changer but do not want to buy the wiring harness if I don't have to.
Thanks, Don
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Don Rich

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Wiring Harness

Ken Anderson said:
You will have to buy the factory install kit for the harness(less than a $100).

Ken do you know how the harness routes? Does it have to go directly to the radio or does it plug in somewhere near the passengers feet ?.
Do you have to pull up all the floor covering to route the harness Thanks, Don
 

c4c5specialist

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HI there,
The correct factory wiring harness is located for the plug in directly under the passenger side toe board.
Now, once plugged in, you must route it along the passenger side of the car, under the carpet. There are wiring retainers that you must put the new harness into, to avoid wiring concerns and problems.
Personally, I will removed the rear cargo area carpeting, passenger side door sill plate and the seat.
This will make all access very easy.
Allthebest, c4c5:hb
 

Don Rich

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CD Wiring Harness

Thanks for the help. One more question. I have seen some talk that if a CD player/radio is installed the CD changer in the rear won't work. It only will work if a cassette/radio is installed in the car. I was looking at part number
GM 12495746 on GMParts.com. It stated that the CD changer will only work with the cassette player.
Don
 

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Your 2002 will work with a remote CD Delco unit. All of your questions are answered in the install kit(comes with directions). Easy install, but you will need a strong adhesive to mount the plate.
 

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Don Rich said:
Thanks for the help. One more question. I have seen some talk that if a CD player/radio is installed the CD changer in the rear won't work. It only will work if a cassette/radio is installed in the car. I was looking at part number
GM 12495746 on GMParts.com. It stated that the CD changer will only work with the cassette player.
Don
I have a cd/radio player in the front and a cd changer in the back.
 

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Hi there,
As posted, your remote CD player that you would like to mount in the rear, will only work with an ACDelco head unit. It could be the cassette or the CD, it does not matter.
Allthebest, c4c5
 

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c4c5specialist said:
Hi there,
As posted, your remote CD player that you would like to mount in the rear, will only work with an ACDelco head unit. It could be the cassette or the CD, it does not matter.
Allthebest, c4c5

Thanks for all the help.
There are several CD changers up for bid on E-bay that I am watching.

Don
 

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Here is a question -- Since the 12CD changer is a Pioneer produced unit, will it work with an after market Pioneer head unit?
 

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yellow_2002_germany said:
Here is a question -- Since the 12CD changer is a Pioneer produced unit, will it work with an after market Pioneer head unit?
Yes, but the head unit will not work correctly in a Corvette, so why do you ask?
 
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Just curious:

Can I piggyback 2 12 cd changers with maybe a flip switch to go from one to the other. The radio shouldn't know the difference? I know 12 CD's should be enough, but I could still use more.

I have a CD up front with a 12 CD changer out back.

Thanks,

Chuck
 

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I'm sure you can, but there isn't room to mount 2, side-by-side. Why don't you invest your money in a spare magazine or 2?
 

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Don Rich said:
Thanks for all the help.
There are several CD changers up for bid on E-bay that I am watching.

Don
there is one for sale $150 at yellowcv@nb.net not mine
 
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VAmagred01

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I'm also about to install a OEM 12-disc changer in my '01 Coupe. I ordered the wiring harness kit from radiosandmore.com ($95). I'm planning to have a local stereo-installation store (Tweeter) do the work. Here are my three questions:

1. Which compartment in the rear are factory-installed units mounted (left, center or right)?
2. Does the passenger seat have to be removed to install the harness properly (per an earlier post)?
3. Should I have this work done at my local, Chevy dealer?

Thanks for your help,
Kenny
 

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Kenny;
1. center left.
Also if you got the GM kit, then it came with instructions. If you did not get the GM kit, then you paid way too much for a harness. You need the GM kit to get the proper mounting bracket, other wise they'll do a ****y install.
 
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VAmagred01

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Ken

I bought the GM kit....I haven't received it (keep missing the UPS Delivery) so I didn't know if the instructions showed mounting location or not. I already have the mounting brackets....I bought the changer from a gentleman on this site who included the brackets...so I guess I'll have duplicates. Thanks for the info.;)

Kenny
 

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