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Where to find factory radio harness connector? by brossow
Started on: 02-23-2008 11:36 AM
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A previous owner butchered the factory wiring harness for the radio in my '87 and so I've got nothing but bare wire ends hanging out of the dash. I'd like to fix this. Is the factory side of the connector available in the aftermarket? I already have the connector that you wire to an aftermarket stereo and plug into the factory harness (it came with the car, which begs the question of why the harness was butchered). If not available new, anyone want to part with one from their pile o' spare parts?

Thanks,
Brent

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As for your Nova missing bolt , i had the same problem with a 307 In a 1970 Jimmy
For the wire i'll look in my thousand miles of Fiero wires i have .
You need the blue white and black connector don't you ?
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Originally posted by Robert 2:
For the wire i'll look in my thousand miles of Fiero wires i have .
You need the blue white and black connector don't you ?


I'm honestly not sure what connector I need. Whatever would have come from the factory in '87. All I've got is a bunch of wires sticking out.
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Originally posted by brossow:


I'm honestly not sure what connector I need. Whatever would have come from the factory in '87. All I've got is a bunch of wires sticking out.


This is what you need:

http://www.sonicelectronix....49_PAC+ADD-GM12.html

Cut that harness in half...the three loose connectors is what the factory harness had on it originally.

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Report this Post02-23-2008 01:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for brossowSend a Private Message to brossowDirect Link to This Post
jscott1: THANKS! That's exactly what i was looking for. Glad I can go new instead of patching in scavenged old wires. (Not that there's anything wrong with that....)

EDIT: Well, it was what I was looking for until I found out they want $13.50 to ship it to me. Yikes.

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Report this Post02-23-2008 01:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jb1Click Here to Email jb1Send a Private Message to jb1Direct Link to This Post
you need a metra 71-1677-1 around $10-12 at local audio shop

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Report this Post02-23-2008 01:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jscott1Send a Private Message to jscott1Direct Link to This Post
No problem. I also should mention don't forget the 4th connector for the memory wire that keeps the clock going.

These harnesses make things so much easier...I can remember back in the day before the internet calling all over town looking for one of these and people thought I was crazy. I ended up using a generic connector from Radio Shack.

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Originally posted by jb1:

you need a metra 71-1677-1 around $10-12 at local audio shop



Thanks for the additional info. Just ordered one of these kits online for $13.39 shipped -- that's less than the shipping alone for the PAC kit! Figured it was easier to just order online than to call / drive around to local shops and end up paying the same amount plus sales tax.
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Originally posted by brossow:

-- that's less than the shipping alone for the PAC kit!


Wow! I didn't realize that site had those jacked up shipping charges. They have adopted the GMPP pricing method where they advertise low prices and make all the profit on the shipping. I'm glad you found what you needed.
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Originally posted by jscott1:


Wow! I didn't realize that site had those jacked up shipping charges. They have adopted the GMPP pricing method where they advertise low prices and make all the profit on the shipping. I'm glad you found what you needed.


Wasn't just that site -- every other place I found the PAC kit was the same way, including (of course) eBay, home of the inflated shipping cost. No big deal; I registered my displeasure by shopping elsewhere.
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PAC isnt cheap, they are selling near cost and making couple $ off the shipping.

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Originally posted by jb1:

PAC isnt cheap, they are selling near cost and making couple $ off the shipping.



At $13.50 I'd say it's more than just a couple bucks profit in the shipping.
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