Holler if you have more questions. If you're looking at salvage yards for an original radio, look for a cd / cassette combo radio even if you don't have cassettes. They're built by Mitsubishi and are very high quality. The cd-only radios are built by Alpine and have more problems. Alpine won't allow me to buy service manuals either. Once the problems have been fixed with either radio, they're generally fixed for life. I sell a lot of the combo radios at the nation's second largest old car show swap meet. People want them for upgrades when they buy a used car with just the cassette player.
If you see "Infinity" on the door speaker grilles, look for a radio with that on the faceplate. Any Chrysler radio will work, and they all put out the same volume and power, but the Infinity models put out much less bass. It is made up with the amplifiers bolted to some of the speakers. That is how they fine tune the sound to the shape of the vehicle. With a standard radio you will have to turn the bass way down to sound normal. If you do not have Infinity speakers, you'll have to turn the bass way up with an Infinity radio, and it still might not sound pleasing unless you listen to talk radio like I do.
If you have steering wheel controls, you must use one of the cd models with the third, white two-pin plug on the back if you want them to work. If you don't have those controls, nothing needs to be plugged into that connector.
Monday, January 9th, 2012 AT 11:44 AM