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Offline philo_beddoe

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Radio Replacement
« on: October 31, 2022, 08:16:50 AM »
Long story short, ended up frying my original GM Delco radio. Does anyone have good experience with one of the aftermarket "retro" radios. I don't care about bluetooth, mp3 or usb connections. Although an aux would be nice. I am using my single dash-mount factory (new) speaker, no customization whatsoever. Or should I just find another GM Delco on ebay? This one looks pretty clean, but pricy. All I listen to is talk radio, no need to spend too much...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/125583236572?hash=item1d3d581ddc:g:inYAAOSwwzdjWuHW&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAAoNtRnbCJcssdHk6vlePy%2F8cJIuObC9jevL7kHJ0MGKyhV8qyH9yJ5Cuyv205QYB0M0eRv3Rva9SLR%2BqME%2FZZr%2FZ2jGyMuALE6URkYWERiKnJzCFTj9P4HWpfDtmUMF5839aUafk8WZUM2%2FvFm4QbEvnQ1qZX%2FQW3DEpGCP2JwZrCWxHEGN9qPrgGAJUJ09KSrMce3JqnBLXqTtxDT%2BHC0iY%3D%7Ctkp%3ABk9SR_bkyd6FYQ

I saw the Retro Sound on the site store, anyone have that?


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Offline zieg85

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Re: Radio Replacement
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2022, 09:28:58 AM »
If it were me, I would search out a stock replacement that has been gone through by a radio tech.
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Offline philo_beddoe

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Re: Radio Replacement
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2022, 09:54:02 AM »
Yeah, it looks like thats the deal with the ebay link i posted...,,not many radio techs out there that test these things on a bench, refurbish and sell..
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Offline Geezer77GMC

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Re: Radio Replacement
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2022, 06:56:35 PM »
If the Guy advertises as a radio tech, why not ask him about refurbishing yours.

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Re: Radio Replacement
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2022, 01:52:14 PM »
For a radio pulled from a scrap yard truck, wiped clean, then put up for sale on Ebay $200+ shipping is pretty steep. That is what "refurbished" usually means .
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Re: Radio Replacement
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2022, 07:30:11 AM »
Well, I was fortunate to find a nice clean one on ebay from some lady she pulled out of her old Buick, $75.00. It had all the knobs, even the base/treble and fade ones. Very clean inside and out, works great! It's hit or miss with these old radios, but if connected right they do work well. Especially if all you listen to is sports and conservative talk radio and have one simple dash speaker!

I took the cover off of my original one and all it was-was a wire I could have soldered from the antennae connection. Oh well, and it may not have fried, the radio fuse was blown and the radio may have been saved. Anyone know how I connect it outside the vehicle, to bench test it? 
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