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I am trying to install a Pontiac Grand Am 2003 CD Radio into

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I am trying to install a Pontiac Grand Am 2003 CD Radio into my 2001 Chevy Impala
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 2 years ago.
sorry.........won't work.......These Vehicles use the BCM to communicate with the RadiosThe GM Radios for these years are "Class 2 DATA Type" RadiosUse of GM Dealer Scan Tool & GM Computer is needed to ProgramYou can use / Program a 2001 into the 2001, but you cannot use / Program a 2003 into the 2001Different DATADifferent BCMBy the time you pay the GM Dealer to tell you it won't work, you could install Aftermarket or the "correct Unit"..
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
So there is no way to override this feature?
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 2 years ago.
NO......if there was, everybody would be using the Factory Radios in different cars.I have been Delco Warranty for over 20 years & we have to use special Equipment to connect on Repair Bench to Unlock & turn On.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
So even a dealer can't do it?
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 2 years ago. I posted aboveWrong DATAWrong BCMThe 2003 will NOT match, nor Program into the 2001Dealers also charge apprx $85.00 - 145.00 to Program..........even if it does NOT work, which it won't.
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 2 years ago.
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