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    Default DIY GM Delco AUX input

    OK you clowns, I haven't posted here in awhile and I see you're trying to figure this out. So here you go. This is the best method to modify your factory Delco radio for use with a iPod or MP3 player. This is the same kit I used to sell on Ebay. You are about to see whats behind the curtain in the Land of Oz. CLICK HERE! I'll keep an eye on this thread to help anyone if they have questions.

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    A very thorough writeup. If I ever find myself an A-body convertible, this is what I'll be doing.

    I have the stereo from my '96 still, I may pop the top panel to see if that ribbon is there for that year as well.
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    Pop that radio open! Let us know if the ribbon cable is there.
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    Good to hear from you! Usually when somebody is gone for a while it's because they sold their car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickstan_VR View Post
    Pop that radio open! Let us know if the ribbon cable is there.
    I'm probably going to open it tonight or tomorrow, depending on when I get bored. I may even do this mod for the heck of it, since I enjoy soldering.

    My guess is it will be the same. The later radios ditched the orange power button in favor of a twist on volume switch, but everything else including the radio related buttons stayed the same as far as I can tell. I can't imagine that small change requiring a rework of the tuner and amp boards or the ribbon cables.
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    Just been busy with other projects.
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    I agree, it should be the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mickstan_VR View Post
    OK you clowns
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    Thanks! I think I am going to try it this weekend!
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    Well I got ready to open the top and realized I didn't even have to... I could clearly see the ribbon cable through the ventilation holes in the top of the radio. So it is confirmed, at least visually, that the mod will work on a '96.

    Mine is model 16196213, according to the label on the side. It was manufactured 03/28/96 in Mexico. It is an all-black model, with no chrome or any other color on the buttons or knobs.

    I was just thinking how nice of a garage radio this would be. Of course most people just throw a cheap boombox in the corner, but when I was growing up my best friend's dad had taken an old car radio and built a small wooden enclosure with a 12v supply for it. He had the speakers mounted in boxes at the corners of the garage, and I always thought his setup was really cool.
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    From my understandings, this should also work on CD players. I havent dont this to comfirm. But I have a question. Will the tape deck still work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pontiac6ksteawd View Post
    From my understandings, this should also work on CD players. I havent dont this to comfirm. But I have a question. Will the tape deck still work?
    it would depend how its done. but it should still operate. I have a regular 1988 am fm radio with aux moded that cuts the audio from am fm board. I have one with cassette that it also cuts the am fm board, and have one from before that cuts the cassette audio signal. my first one, you had to have a tape in it so it would "play the cassette audio" which was a pain.

    I also have an old early 80s audiovox cassette deck I modded with an input that cuts pre-amp in from the entire audio circuit. weather your playing am/fm or cassette it will interrupt it with the aux cable inserted.

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    Radio Shack?
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    If your cassette player still works, it will not be affected in any way.
    If I can find the wiring - tried Radio Shack, they weren't too helpful but thank Brian. - I'll see what I can do with my spare Cutlass CD.
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