2005 VUE CD Player

Discussion in 'Saturn VUE' started by John Verheul, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. John Verheul

    John Verheul Guest

    The CD player in my 2005 VUE doesn't work. Radio is otherwise fine. Would

    1) Take it to a Saturn dealer to repair?

    2) Go to a car stereo place and get the whole thing replaced?

    3) Just live with it, since my last car only had cassette anyway?

    4) Other

    Note, I'm not an audiophile, but I do have a lot of music on CD and was
    hoping to use it when I do longer drives.
    John Verheul, Jun 4, 2008
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  2. John Verheul

    PerfectReign Guest

    I'd go for option #2 and get exactly what you want.
    PerfectReign, Jun 4, 2008
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  3. John Verheul

    D&SW Guest

    Ditto "PerfectReign". The Saturn dealer does not have the technical
    expertise to "repair" the radio. They will just drop in a new radio and
    charge you $900. So your choice #2 makes the most sense....unless you have
    time to search some auto scrap yards for a wrecked Vue.

    BTW does your Vue have a lot of body squeeks and rattles?
    D&SW, Jun 5, 2008
  4. John Verheul

    -Cronus- Guest

    I'd go with 4.

    Get a MP3 player and a control interface like this
    Personally I'm no fan of Ipods so what ever works with the MP3 player
    you choose. CD's are pretty much obsolete now. Only good for making
    fresh rips.
    -Cronus-, Jun 5, 2008
  5. John Verheul

    SMS Guest

    Presumably it's past the 3/36 warranty.

    If you're not an audiophile you can often find a free or low-cost
    replacement from someone who is an audiophile and already removed the
    original. Post it up on your local Freecycle group, and check craigslist
    and eBay.

    Crutchfield has a very good web site for narrowing down the acceptable
    units by features. I'd probably opt for the Pioneer DEH-P7000BT.

    Just remember that if you have On-Star, it won't work (at least it won't
    be fully functional) with a non-factory radio. There are some
    workarounds to get back the voice prompts.
    SMS, Jun 5, 2008
  6. John Verheul

    PerfectReign Guest

    SMS turned on the Etch-A-Sketch and wrote:

    There are aftermarket connectors which allow On* to work with aftermarket

    I have one on my Avalanche for my Kenwood unit.



    Here's almost the same model Kenwood in a Vue. I plan to put on in my wife's
    Vue sometime this year.

    PerfectReign, Jun 5, 2008
  7. John Verheul

    jverheul1 Guest

    A bit of a rattle up front, no squeaks.

    Thanks everyone for the input!
    jverheul1, Jun 6, 2008
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