View Full Version : Help me plan out a HU install

10-21-2012, 03:18 AM
I went to a vary of local audio shops, it seems the median price for a HU install for my vehicle is $250-350 installed, i only have a quote of one place here on hand.. $328.60

Anywho, i wanted to get some opinions on everything i would need for an install in my 2003 Pontiac Bonneville with ONSTAR(required to retain) and non amplifier radio system

Only thing i have picked out is the required harness at the lowest price i can find:
Metra GMOS-05 $70

HU i had in mind was the kenwood KDC-x396 @ $130, that already brings me to $200

10-21-2012, 03:54 AM
I don't know exactly how ONSTAR incorporates into the stock radio, but $330 is way high for a HU install.

10-21-2012, 03:57 AM
So they are charging you $125 to install it? Keep looking or find a mate to help ya

10-21-2012, 03:59 AM
You will also need the dash kit as well.

10-21-2012, 04:00 AM
while your at it just chop off yor right arm and give it to them...but seriously, thats crazy high. I would say do it yourself, and find someone on here who has installed a HU on a car with on star. If not here, Im sure there has to be write ups on it somewhere else on the interwebz

10-21-2012, 04:08 AM
^^^ what he said.