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    Default 91 Pontiac Sunbird.

    Hey all. My Mother has a 91 Sunbird with the factory radio. Car has been sitting in the Garage for several years. Only has 60k. If anyone can remember the Factory radio is a 3 piece design. Display, Seperate Tape deck, And the Amplifier/Tuner assembly. Today I went to drive her car. The radio wasnt playing. Even with a Tape. When I turned the radio up to Full, I could barely hear Cracking out of the 4 speakers. I think the Amplifier/Tuner assembly went bad. Took about an 1hr to remove it. Heres the problem, Does anyone know where I can get a Replacement? I tried the Dealer. Part is Discontinued. Maybe I can get it Fixed?

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    I already checked Ebay. Only found a couple of Displays. I would like a New or Rebuilt. Not another problem unit. I will buy a Used one. Only if I knew it worked properly.

    BTW: This car is a Convertible. Blue body, White top, Grey cloth interior. Has a 3.1 V6 with 5 spd. If anyone is curious.

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    Cant you just buy an aftermarket head unit? I know a lot of GM cars are really hard to put aftermarket head units into but there may be something that can be worked out. It may be a lot easier and cheaper.

    Another option would be try a junkyard. You may get lucky and stumble on one.
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    Well, I just tried my "Usual" place. They wont touch it because its a Delco. If I do get an Aftermarket unit, I am going to get it from Crutchfield. This way I know I get the Right Kits that I would need.
    I'll have to talk to my Mother and see what she wants to do.
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    if you get an aftermarket HU i reccomend Pioneer... Alpine is good too but my preferance from personal experience is pioneer
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    i have a delco...all i needed was the metra adapter and a FM antenna adapter...both run around 10-15 bucks
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    If it was up to me, I would go with a Pioneer 2600. But I do belive she wants to keep it "Stock". Unfortunately, That appears to be very difficult. I'll talk to her tomorrow. She has 3 choices.
    1: Try to get H&R to repair the unit
    2: Try to get one from a junkyard
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    3: Replace the unit completely.
    The problem with #3 is that she would still have the Display panel or a Big blank.

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    you can get little pockets to fill the gaps
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    I just called H&R today. They handle GM warranty repairs. Explained the problem. They said it would be about $85 for the repair. Just need to send it to them.
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    One of the guys on Ebay I contacted will Sell me the unit I need. Asking price $50. But it may have the same problem as my Mothers did. Because of the age.
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    yeah, they're actually kinda useful too... if it's a really really big opening, you can get a double-din reciever, and you can get a pretty stock look with a double-din, way more so than most single-din units...
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