View Full Version : Aux-In / Cadillac / Delco-Bose HU ?

03-25-2006, 04:19 AM
Hopefully I post this in the correct section...

I recently bought an older Cadillac - '93 Eldorado.

It's got a stock Delco/Bose cassette+CD player - and from what I've
heard I can't replace this unit w/out replacing all the wires and speakers
since they are 1 or 2 ohm etc. etc. etc...

The first time I put a CD into the player it ate it up and wont give it back,
this was accompanied by lots of loud clicking which continued until I shut off
the vehicle and restarted it (as well as reading Err). Now I have AM/FM or
cassette to deal with for the time being (YUCK).

So question 1: Is it worth repairing this CD player - if so - where?

I've got all my music on a nice mp3 player (Archos NOT ipod thank you) but
I really dread the idea of running it through a phono-cassette tape converter.

In my other vehicle I've got a Pioneer HU and I managed to buy an adapter
I've connected to the CD changer jack in the back of the HU and can plug my
3.5 mm jack from the mp3 player to this. (only after switching to RCAs first -
but it works great).

So question 2: Does anyone know if this type of auxiliary input is possible
for my older Cadillac stock Delco/Bose head unit?

....or will you all just suggest I gut the whole setup and buy it all new?
(so far I'm not a big fan of this alternative - I'm trying to get out as
cheap as I can right now)

Any suggestions or help very welcome.

03-25-2006, 08:37 AM
There are adapters available that will let you install a new head unit and keep using the old Bose amps and speakers. I don't know of any way to install an AUX input on that factory system.

03-25-2006, 08:49 AM
You might be able to get away with using an FM modulator.

03-25-2006, 08:57 AM
what i did in my 95 eldorado was replace the head unit, and went ahead and replaced all the speakers since i was going to anways, wasn't all that expensive but i do have my speakers amped to a 4 channel amp. If i was you and you plan on putting a system in would go ahead and replace the speakers

03-25-2006, 08:39 PM
Thanks for the input guys.

It might be a while until I decide to toss in amps and subs -
so I don't think I'll replace the HU and speakers yet - but I
probably will eventually.

I know an FM modulator would work.. but I actually went and
dropped ~10.00 USD on a cassette adapter today just as a
temporary solution and I was suprised at the quality it managed
to put out. (probably better than an fm modulator would do -
or at least comparable).

Anyway thanks again!