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#1 mem

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 12:13 PM

I have a 88 Conquest that I am wanting to upgrade the stereo to one with more modern features i.e. blutooth, streaming, usb etc.... I am wanting to install a double din head unit but crutchfield and sonicelectronix both say a single din with a kit is the only thing that will fit. Is this true, ha anyone installed a double din in their starquest and if so were any modifications needed? I have already bought the wiring harness now I just need to make sure I am getting the right size stereo.

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#2 FRO

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 01:30 PM

Depends on the double din.. but they will fit, some are easy direct boltup, others may need some modification.

Just depends..

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 03:07 PM

I got a bluetooth module and soldered it into a 3kgt radio

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 06:17 PM

Double din will install no problem. Get very familiar w how things are screwed and bolted around it before you begin install.All plastic parts are old and brittle if you put any pressure on them they will break or snap.

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 11:04 AM

Thanks guys. The 1988 Service Manual illustrates that the center console has to be removed to access the stereo, is this correct?

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 12:16 PM

Yes, the main center console has to come out with the radio. Just follow the service manual and it will be not sweat.

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 02:51 PM

Thanks guys. Has anyone been able to keep their steering wheel controls? I have seen several interfaces out there and I am just asking everyone's opinion which would work best and would it be better to have someone install it for me?

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 06:13 PM

There is a package adapter for the steering wheel controls. You hook it up and program it to which button does what funcyion. Crutchfield carries it, nut I can't remember the model number. Also Kenwood makes a double din that can be installed without an installation kit.

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 06:24 PM

http://www.starquest...opic=148456&hl=
Here is a writeup on the package control adapter install

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 10:51 AM

Thanks again guys. I got the Pac SWI-RC and will give it a try. Has anyone replaced or repaired the power antenna? If so any recommendations?

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 05:23 PM

I repaired my power antenna with a replacement mast for a saab...cost me about $7 from ebay

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