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Hi,

I have a 2003 Trailblazer EXT LT with CD/Casette radio, non-bose. I do not have rear video entertainment, but I do have the package with steering wheel buttons and the rear audio and AC controls. I also have onstar.

I want to switch out my OEM radio for a better OEM radio that is either XM ready, or has a functional aux button so that I can add XM.

Here is the radio I currently have:
http://replacementradios.com/product_info.php?cPath=21_28_76&products_id=266

Here is a list of the OEM radios that are available on this website:
http://replacementradios.com/index.php?cPath=21_28_76

I don't really care which radio I get, as long as I can satisfy these following requirements:
1. MUST BE OEM
2. Satellite Radio capable
3. Maintain functionality of all the other buttons in truck and Onstar
4. Some way for me to use my iPod

Is there a radio out there that will work with my truck?
Does anone know more websites than the one I linked above?

I am in no way/shape/form interested in a radio that is aftermarket.

Thanks :bonk:


 

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I have a question. Why do you seem so dead set against an aftermarket radio?
 

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I could survive without the iPod connection if I get satellite radio

I have never seen an aftermarket in these trucks that looks nice, in my opinion.
The edges of the frame around of the radio are curved. every aftermarket looks forced rather than nicely flowing lines because of these curves

maintaining button functionality and satellite isn't asking too much of an OEM radio
 

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I could survive without the iPod connection if I get satellite radio

I have never seen an aftermarket in these trucks that looks nice, in my opinion.
The edges of the frame around of the radio are curved. every aftermarket looks forced rather than nicely flowing lines because of these curves

maintaining button functionality and satellite isn't asking too much of an OEM radio
Well this may not be your style but I will throw it out there anyway. It is an OEM "Style" double DIN radio and with a $40 harness you will maintain your steering wheel controls. It has a USB for direct iPod connectivity including charging and control. You can get a Sat Radio adapter/harness or it also has an AUX port if you choose to do it that way.

Here is the radio:
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_33720_Clarion-CX201.html

The steering wheel control module:
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_22808_Axxess-ASWC.html

And finally the Sirius Sat Radio unit:
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_10102_SIRIUS-SC-C1-SiriusConnect-Universal-Vehicle-Tuner.html

It is a simple and effective radio at a good price to boot!
 

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Thanks, but this misses the point of this thread.

I already know how to buy an aftermarket radio and install it with the correct add-ons for buttons and satellite.

I'm asking for advice on buying an OEM radio. It's what I prefer. It's what I want.

Well this may not be your style but I will throw it out there anyway. It is an OEM "Style" double DIN radio and with a $40 harness you will maintain your steering wheel controls. It has a USB for direct iPod connectivity including charging and control. You can get a Sat Radio adapter/harness or it also has an AUX port if you choose to do it that way.

Here is the radio:
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_33720_Clarion-CX201.html

The steering wheel control module:
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_22808_Axxess-ASWC.html

And finally the Sirius Sat Radio unit:
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_10102_SIRIUS-SC-C1-SiriusConnect-Universal-Vehicle-Tuner.html

It is a simple and effective radio at a good price to boot!
 

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I understand that you prefer OEM but I couldn't get past the "they look forced" in terms of installs.

IDK but this looks pretty clean to me...


To each their own...
Anywho, good luck with your search!
 

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I have never seen an aftermarket in these trucks that looks nice, in my opinion.
The edges of the frame around of the radio are curved. every aftermarket looks forced rather than nicely flowing lines because of these curves
I was on the same boat as you when my OEM one went bad. I hated aftermarket because most of them looked out of place but after sometime I did find myself a good looking one for my car which tied in nice, colored matched etc.

 


But if your looking for the OEM one with that, your best bet is try best buy and I know they can always add an AUX, USB, XM radio etc with the OEM one you have right now. They gave me that as an option back when I was looking for something new. Or if you would like to save some money you can do it yourself and put it in there and can probably be more creative then best buy. I mean the list you put up does show a couple with XM radio and a couple with mp3 player. So if anything might as well take a pick with those and buy one with that and the harnesses that are needed along with it.

Good luck :thumbsup: hope to see some pictures of the new radio
 

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I understand that you prefer OEM but I couldn't get past the "they look forced" in terms of installs.

IDK but this looks pretty clean to me...


To each their own...
Anywho, good luck with your search!
:iagree: That looks pretty nice and clean :thumbsup:
 

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Well OP I apologize that I was just throwing it out there. My expertise is with aftermarket equipment.

I dont know much about OEM because I rip it out to replace it. :weird:
 
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