I thought it'd be nice to perhaps get a new car stereo that I could hook my iPhone up to so I could play it in my car while it charges it (i.e., a stereo with a USB port).
I just got back from Best Buy and they have some okay players, but then it's another $42 for the kit and $50 or so for the install.
Enter Crutchfield. They provide the wiring harness and, if possible, the dash replacement kit.
Here's the problem. They don't have a kit for a 1999 prizm. But they do have one for a 2000 and later Prizm.
I looked at photos online and the 2000-2002 Prizm factory stereo looks just like the one in my car. Will that work.
The other question pertains to the wiring harness. To get the in-dash kit free, I need to say I have a 2000 Prizm. But then the wiring harness is different for the car. Will it still work? When I say I have a 1999 Prizm, they provide a harness for GM vehicles 1985 & later. Shouldn't that one also work on a 2000 Prizm and thus either wiring harness should work on my car?
Further, the Toyota Corolla harness is different (1998 - 2002, GM and Toyota produced the Prizm and Corolla in the same factory in California -- they're essentially the same car)! Would that one not work?
Any expertise would be appreciated. Crutchfield has the stereo I want that Best Buy doesn't carry (a Sony with USB & Bluetooth), and I'm curious to try to install it myself!
Now, my B-plan is to buy one of those install-cards from Crutchfield if this doesn't work out and have a local guy do it, but if someone here can share some knowledge and tell me that it will be okay to install it myself, I'd appreciate it!