I've worked on a lot of radios over the last 35 years, and if you want the best radio by far for this application, look for a Chrysler CD / cassette combo radio, even if you don't have cassettes. Those radios were built by Mitsubishi and are of very high quality. They'll list "Supplier # 28046" on top on the model sticker. The CD-only radios were built by Alpine, and they do have more problems. Those are "Supplier # 26777".
Once you know if you have the base system or premium version, try to find a matching radio. All Chrysler radios put out speaker-level volume, regardless if they were used with an amp or not. Unlike with GM and Ford systems where you must used a matched system, you can use any Chrysler radio. It's only the tone response that is changed when you have an amplifier. If you put a non-Infinity radio in an Infinity system that uses an amp, you'll have too much bass unless you turn the bass control all the way down. For the opposite, Infinity radios put out less bass, then it is made up in the amp for the shape of the vehicle. If you put that Infinity radio in a car that doesn't use the amp, you won't have enough bass unless you turn it way up.
These combo radios are my best seller for people doing upgrades to a used car they just bought, and want to stick with original equipment. The disadvantage is if you want the newer features like Bluetooth, and things like that, you'd have to look for something in the aftermarket world that will plug in the back. The first diagram makes reference to connector "C4" which was a round 8-pin connector for the remote CD changer. That would be where an aftermarket accessory would plug in. I never got involved with aftermarket stuff, so you'd have to rely on the product description and advertising to see if those would work for you.
One more comment of value. These original radios used a rectangular face plate with square corners up to 2003 in the full-size vans, but they started switching over to the face plate with rounded corners in 1999 in the Neons. Likewise, each of those years a few models switched from the two black and gray plugs you have, to the newer single plug with two rows of terminals. If you look for the right radio, be sure to match the plugs and the face plate so it will drop in with no modifications.
Monday, November 25th, 2019 AT 5:40 PM