2009 Factory Radio Replacement

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yangiant51
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2009 Factory Radio Replacement

Post by yangiant51 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:48 pm

The CD player in my 09 GT factory radio quit Working. I am looking at buying another working 09 factory radio used from a salvage yard.

My question is this: Will the used radio work installed- or Do I need to take my car to the dealer to get the new radio unlocked ?

Thanks.

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Re: 2009 Factory Radio Replacement

Post by zbyers » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:58 am

Should be plug and play as far as I know.
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Re: 2009 Factory Radio Replacement

Post by yangiant51 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:26 pm

zbyers wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:58 am
Should be plug and play as far as I know.
Thank you again! And thanks for the quick response!

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Re: 2009 Factory Radio Replacement

Post by tpollauf » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:40 am

Yeah, plug & play should be the ticket. Does your Vibe have steering wheel controls? The reason I ask is that those of us who DO have them, rarely touch the buttons on the radio itself which prolongs the "breaking knob" issue for awhile. 2009-10 Vibe radios have junk radio knobs that routinely break. Thoroughly look that over when picking up a used radio AND if it did come out of a Vibe that had steering wheel controls, then you're probably getting a good radio. Lots of threads here on the "broken radio knob" subject if you care to further investigate. Good luck and let us know how things work out for you ;)
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