Stock Radio Upgrade?

Discussion in 'Freightliner Forum' started by mgrantes, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. terryt

    terryt Medium Load Member

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    almost all radios today are plug and play took my sirius mp3 cd radio out of my 2006 volvo and it plugged in and fit in the dash of my 2013 Columbia just like it was made for it. But Freightliner has some cheap speakers sound like tin cans.
     
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  3. RiskyBusiness

    RiskyBusiness Light Load Member

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    Sounds like a dealer trying to sell OEM. I have a 2005 Freightliner Century. I bought a radio pig tail from Freightliner that has the plug end that goes into the trucks wiring harness the other end wires to radio. I have a nice Kenwood with USB,AUX,Pandora & Sirus Satellite Radio with Bluetooth. I've had this stereo installed with amp's and Kenwood speakers now for over 5 years and I have not had any problems with mine.
     
  4. jerry123

    jerry123 Light Load Member

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    Freightliner Dealer, I purchased a stock unit for my Columbia: this stock radio, has built in Sirius satellite access to 3 satellites, USB port for auxiliary music device, cd player. 7 weather bands, am/fm. (Toledo, Oh. has some in a display case.) they don't come cheap.
     
  5. sloth1

    sloth1 Bobtail Member

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    Just like blind driver said, use the VW adapter. I went to Best Buy and got the VW-9000 adapter harness for $16.22. It fit right into my 05 Columbia.
     
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  6. leftlanetruckin

    leftlanetruckin Road Train Member

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    My Sony has been in my last two trucks. I wire it in myself. Power and ground wires are easy to find, and that leaves the speaker wires easy enough to figure out. I solder all connections and heat shrink over them.
    To say they wont last is total BS, this one has @800k miles on it now!

    Martin
     
  7. leftlanetruckin

    leftlanetruckin Road Train Member

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    The stereo in question
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    Martin
     
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  8. Trick1

    Trick1 Bobtail Member

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    Big rig stereo dot com
     
  9. leftlanetruckin

    leftlanetruckin Road Train Member

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    Crutchfields is a much better option in my experience...

    Martin
     
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  10. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

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    Sorry,spilled.coffee.on.keyboard....Yep.cCrutchfield.is.great.but.better.prices.if.you.search..I.bought.my.last.Kenwood.off.eBay.for.half.price...Then.a.few.weeks.ago.I.found.a.rare.big.savings.on.another.unit.from.BestBuy..You.just,.have.to.shop.but.I.always.start.at.Crutchfield.and.go.from.there......I.use.to.solder/heat.shrink......Adapter.harnesses.are.the.way.to.go.today....You.still.have.to.do.the.stereo.side.but.save.the.dash.wiring.
     
  11. realbigaaron987

    realbigaaron987 Bobtail Member

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    Will a deck din radio go in a 2013 Cascadia? I want to change our my speakers, any suggestions
     
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