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Old 01-11-2018, 11:05 AM   #1
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Default Factory stereo interface

A factory stereo interface to hook up a digital media player in my 2006 Saturn Vue Redline. I'm not worried about keeping the OnStar nor am I worried about steering wheel controls. Just trying to figure out if I still need one.

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Old 01-11-2018, 03:26 PM   #2
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A factory stereo interface to hook up a digital media player in my 2006 Saturn Vue Redline. I'm not worried about keeping the OnStar nor am I worried about steering wheel controls. Just trying to figure out if I still need one.
Please clarify.

Do you have the factory radio and intend to keep it, but looking for an interface for smartphone/Bluetooth integration?

OR

Do you want to replace the radio and are just asking if an interface is required?

The factory radio already has an aux input jack, so I'm assuming you want something more.

There is an interface available for the factory radio, but a new radio with more/better capabilities is much cheaper to install. A new radio would be the better option IMO - unless your Vue has AAS (Advanced Audio System - the premium audio option w/subwoofer in cargo area). If your Vue has AAS, installing an aftermarket radio is a challenge due to the factory amplifier.

AFAIK there is no interface required for replacing the radio unless you want to keep OnStar and/or steering wheel controls (which you already said you aren't worried about). All you need for a new radio is the correct mounting kit and adapter harness.

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Old 01-17-2018, 11:00 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help and I do have the premium sound system right now. I have an aftermarket amp and a subwoofer hooked up with a line out converter tapped into the wire for the Factory subwoofer. And doing that I think it 1 amp messes up the other because of the factory amp having a built-in crossover as well as the aftermarket amp so the bass doesn't hit the way it should and it doesn't sound as good as it should I. So I am getting we're already actually have a double DIN digital media player that I want to get hooked up. I wouldn't mind using the factory amp with the factory speakers and then running the RCA's off the digital media player directly to the amp for the aftermarket subwoofer. Unless I bypass the factory amp all together

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Old 02-07-2018, 11:09 PM   #4
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Please clarify.

Do you have the factory radio and intend to keep it, but looking for an interface for smartphone/Bluetooth integration?

I have a 2007 with the factory radio. Is there a way to hook up Bluetooth to it ?

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Old 02-08-2018, 09:52 PM   #5
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Default Re: Factory stereo interface

I use one of those Mpow Bluetooth Receiver and work out pretty good

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