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I posted this on the other forum but got no response. Maybe there are more audio types here.

The following should be easy:

The 94 Caddy has the seperate head unit with the amp and radio in the trunk. Neither the CD nor the cassette works so am looking at replacing the dash unit. At the same time I thought it would be nice if I could also get the ability to play off a jump drive and maybe Bluetooth capability for my cell-phone.

My question is this: If I get a normal stereo with the RCA jacks in the back for pre-amp out, could I wire it up so that I can use the current amp and speakers and still have control from the stereo? Age and abuse of my auditory senses have rendered me deaf in one ear and with only 75% in the other.

I have no need to create a force three pressure wave inside the car nor do I wish to carry a 20 KW generator around with me to power my sound system. The current system works fine for me as all I listen to these days is talk radio and on long trips, audio books. Don't mind installing a longer antenae wire but would really prefer not to have to re-wire all the speakers.

Some insight into the current state of affairs in the audio world would be appreciated.

Bill
 

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What does your set up comsist of now? Most likely yes, depending on how it is wired you might just need some instal stuff.
 

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Not only am I interested in this topic, where can I find pictures of these diesel conversions? :)
 

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You will need a specific harness to retain the use of the factory amp and speakers. Metra 17-1856

Heres a link to the the harness needed

http://www.installer.com/cars/by_car.php?carid=807

Post some pictures and thread with your results.

I will be doing a headunit and speaker upgrade to my Fleetwood sometime next month if my bank account allows me.
 

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Not only am I interested in this topic, where can I find pictures of these diesel conversions? :)
DId a full write up on the Buick but it was lost in the crash. Did another over on the other side

http://gmlongroof.4umer.com/lrom-f24/hybrid-longroof-locomotive-t272.htm

Five years and over 100K on the conversion. Have now sold it to a local fellow long roof lover so it looks like it will live on. Needs a new pump and injectors but otherwise is running great.

You will need a specific harness to retain the use of the factory amp and speakers. Metra 17-1856

Heres a link to the the harness needed

http://www.installer.com/cars/by_car.php?carid=807
Thanks for the link and part number. Looks like it will work. The only issue I see is the data link that allows the tuner to be in the head unit and the radio back in the trunk. Hope they have addressed this problem.

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That's awesome. I vaguely remember reading the thread before the crash, and yet I still find it amazing. Very cool!
 
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