I have a perplexing problem for the wiring experts out there.
Have an '04 Ion. Came with the standard base CD player. I wanted the 6 disc
changer (which I got) but NOT the new 6 disc/mp3 version - so I opted for
last year's with 6 disc changer/cassette. (Some of my favorite music never
made it to CD, so I'd still like to use cassettes on occasion.) Well, the
wiring attachments are different (not a terribly tremendous surprise.) The
plug does not even match up. Close, but no cigar...(sorry Ms. Lewinsky...)
So would the remedy be to find a harness from a 2003 Saturn and splice? Or
are there other alternatives to the dilemma? Is there an adaptor available?
(Sould I ask Saturn?)
Also, the large blue connector on the original was plugged into an adaptor
that narrowed it down to a small white one which plugged into the original
unit. The back of the 6 disc/cassette has 2 different ports: 1 small and one
large. Do both ports need to be connected? (I assume so, but where would the
secondary harness attach?)
I know this is a tricky and laborious problem, but I suspect that others
have tackled it, for many people do change out their sound systems.
Any kind of help (especially if someone out there has specifically done the
same thing in replacing their CD/radio system) is most surely appreciated.