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Cd player elimination? Diet

Old 06-28-2019, 08:06 AM
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Cd player elimination? Diet

Haven't seen this subject specifically addressed
I did search. Most of the posts are really old too.
Installed Grom Bluetooth kit, couldn't help but notice how heavy (and hot) the '08 CD-player unit was! Bose system btw
I'd like to delete the thing as I never play cds anyway,
Anyone here have experience (and hopefully success) with this?
Aftermarket support is scant...
And what I do find is confusing or contrary even from the manufacturers themselves.

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Old 06-28-2019, 10:23 AM
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You can not delete the headunit entirely. Unless you are going to install something aftermarket you will lose all of your audio, the display won't work, function buttons likely will not work right, and you might have problems with climate control and who knows what else.

The headunit is integrated with the cars CANBUS (think nervous system). The internal hard drive contains the software for the user interface (and who knows what else). While the car may still run and drive just fine without the AV system, some issues are bound to result.

This is mainly why aftermarket options are limited. Even that Tesla-style thing that has become slightly popular has its share of problems working nicely with the G's electronics...

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