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Kenwood install in Hummer H3

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Wouldn't be caught dead in one! It's for a customer. If I had that kind of money I would by myself a Subaru WRX STI and still have money left over.
 

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Oh ok, I was just wondering. I was gonna say get a Jeep, but as far as the H3 install sorry I can't help the most I can say is GM has a lot of tricky wiring in their vehicles and it sucks installing aftermarket stuff as I have found out with my Cadillac.
 

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GM? Tricky wireing? **looks in Haynes Manual** Out of all the GM cars I have owned I have never had a problem installing comm gear. As for the H3, put a cig lighter plug on the radio, slap a mag mount antenna on the roof and tell them you will install it when they come back with something respectable like a Geo Metro or something better than a Hummer.
 

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kf4lne said:
GM? Tricky wireing? **looks in Haynes Manual** Out of all the GM cars I have owned I have never had a problem installing comm gear. As for the H3, put a cig lighter plug on the radio, slap a mag mount antenna on the roof and tell them you will install it when they come back with something respectable like a Geo Metro or something better than a Hummer.
Maybe it's just the Cadillac then, I don't know but I do know my Chrysler was a hell of a lot easier when it came to wiring.
 

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Its just the Cadillac. Now for a Chrysler, I have a Dodge Stratus (Chrysler Cirrus)and thats a serious PITA to install radio gear in. I wonder if I burn that car if my insurance will cover it...
 

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If the BS has snow died down and you are serious about the installation, you might call/write GM customer service and get their service sheet on customer radio add-ons. It is model specfic and quite comprehensive. You may have to persist with whomever answers the phone first and assure them there is such a beast. They are written up by the Delco Division to cover installations in public service vehicles of two-way equipment, but should answer all your questions too.
 

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I think Hummer means something else nowadays than it did in 1972-- :twisted:
 

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Just Curious

"I hate that they refer to anything other than the H1 as a “Hummer”. Everything else is just a GM pickup chassis and has nothing to do with an actual Hummer or HUMVEE.
prcguy"

I ran across this thread, and the quoted post above in particular, and have always been curious as to why this is put in context as a bad thing, and not ever referred as a very intelligible move on the automakers part. You take a already mass produced bunch of parts and components and use those creatively in as many products as you can, smart! And to the end consumer, this is great, we pay less as less R&D dollars go to the new product, in this case the H3, awesome imo!

There are numerous succesfull examples of this everywhere you look these days, some go unnoticed regularly, but look at another big one, Apple, they now use Intel chips instead of paying to continually upgrade the RISC based processor's. Exact same concept GM uses with the "pseudo-hummers".

Lastly, what's so bad about the hummer "Knock Offs", actually I don't care much for the way H2's look, love H3's, none the less, just about every other SUV type vehicle has an androgynous look, ie they have no muscle to them imo, or not much. There is certainly a clear exception in the Jeep! But the numbers of unique looking vehicles in Hummers category are few, it's nice to have options.

Thanks!

Chris
 
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