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    Swapping radios

    Hello everyone, new guy here who knows jack about car audio.

    I just bought a 2005 Pontiac Montana and I plan on selling my 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan. The caravan's radio sounds way better than the Montana.

    Since they are from different manufacturers, would it be possible to swap out the radio and speakers? (Caravan has nice infinity speakers)

    If so, would it be easy?

    Thanks for any responses







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    Re: Swapping radios

    nope. different in every way. probably wouldn't even mount up, and the wiring is totally different. sorry.

    time to visit your local car audio shop and talk about upgrading the speakers and an amplifier. GM makes replacing the head unit quite tricky/pricy with their Class II Data Bus. it can be done, but you're buying a $100 adapter just to install the new head unit.



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    Re: Swapping radios

    Results for: DODGE > CARAVAN >
    Vehicle Speakers
    Location Size Depth
    Front 1 5X7 4
    Front 2 5.25 3
    Rear 1 6X9 3

    Results for: PONTIAC > MONTANA >
    Vehicle Speakers
    Location Size Depth
    Front 1 6.5 3
    Rear 1 6.5 3

    unfortunutly you wont beable to swap it. and the reason the caravan sounds better is because it has an amplifier on the factory system. if you wanted the montana to sound better start with some new speakers an a radio




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    Re: Swapping radios

    thanks for doing the digging.

    the factory amp(s) complicates things even more. some Infinity systems had amplifiers on the magnets of the speakers, some had a single remote amp. you'd have to swap wiring as well as equipment... assuming it fit.



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    Re: Swapping radios

    I guess I figured it'd be like that.

    Thanks for the help, I appreciate it.




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    Re: Swapping radios

    Quote Originally Posted by keep_hope_alive View Post
    thanks for doing the digging.

    the factory amp(s) complicates things even more. some Infinity systems had amplifiers on the magnets of the speakers, some had a single remote amp. you'd have to swap wiring as well as equipment... assuming it fit.
    no problem i was at work so i had access to all those payed for goodies lol




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