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Chevy Aveo Accesories & Modifications

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  • goto the auto zone or advance and get the haynes guide on your car . There should be enough info in the book.
  • circuit city told me that for the 08 i need an antennae cable adapter and a wiring harnes. not to mention the box to mount the radio. Does this sound fishy.
  • I ownly purchased the wiring harness at circuit city.. I have the 2007. .. I purchased a kenwood radio. You might need a ant adapter for a different radio.. I only needed the harness.. And didn't need a new radio mount box..They will charge you for any clip or nut they can. Any other questions email me @ seatycoon2173@yahoo.com
  • Is this rig of yours an auto or 5 speed? I have an 06 5 speed 24,000 miles i'm getting 30mpg with the cold here in MN. last summer with 11,000 on it i got 33-37.Hoping for the same this year.thinking about the plugs ,wires and the cold air intake . The local mechanic told me to remove the gutts of the fender with the air box and replace the air filter with a k&n that would be a poor mans cold air intake system. anyone ever heard of this?
  • Hi all,
    I've got the '06 aveo hatchback w/ the standard factory installed stereo. I'm looking to replace it with an HD Ready/Sirius Ready/Ipod Ready unit. I'm looking at the Kenwood KDC-X891 unit but wanted to know if any of you have any recommendations.
  • busirisbusiris Posts: 3,490
    Go to www.crutchfield.com and look it up. According to their size application utility, it will fit without any problem.
  • yeah i've already done that. i'm looking more for personal recommendations.
  • busirisbusiris Posts: 3,490
    I had the high-end factory stereo/CD player w/6 speakers in an 05 Aveo hatchback, and I replaced the factory unit with a Sony unit from Crutchfield. It fit like it was made for it, and Cruchfield provided everything I needed, including excellent instructions. The Sony unit mated up perfectly with the installation kit provided.

    I can't say how the radio you are considering will work out, but if Crutchfield says it will work, you can believe them. I have used them several times, and they go "above and beyond" to service their customers.
  • I had the same problem with MP3s the first time I tried a disk. I like to put my podcasts on disks so that I can listen to them in the car. The first time, I just erased the disk and dragged the file from iTunes to the disk. It wouldn't play. The second time, I used a totally blank disk and "burned" the podcast directly from iTunes and it plays perfectly. I am planning on experimenting on different techniques so that I won't have to buy different disks all the time.
  • hobo1940hobo1940 Posts: 3
    OK.IT CAN BE DONE I SAY IT CAN BE DONE.I JUST DID IT AND WAS FORTUNATE TO HAVE A JUNK VEHICLE TO GET THE PARTS,THE NEW COST IS VERY EXPENSIVE,SUCH AS THE 5 HARNESSES COST OVER 500 DOLLARS,I TOOK EVERYTHING OUT VERY CAREFULLY,MARKING THE ENDS WHERE THEY CAME FROM,NO YOU CANT BUY JUST THE LOCK HARNESS,ITS INCLUDED IN THE HARNESS,FIRST CHECK IF THE HARNESS HAS THE LOCK WIRING,THE DEALER CAN TELL BY THE VIN NUMBERS.I WAS FORTUNATE WIRING WAS THERE FOR REMOTE AND POWER WINDOWS,SO I INSTALLED THE WINDOWS,GET HOW TO TAKE APART EVERYTHING,IT MAKES IT FASTER,AND I BOUGHT TOOLS FOR THE CONNECTORS ETC.YOU NEED TO CHANGE/ADD STUFF TO THE STEERING COLUMN,TRY TO USE THE SAME YEAR AS YOUR CAR,as aveo changed the plugs on a lot of stuff.IN 06-07,A LOT OF REMOTE STUFF IS IN THE CONSOLE,AT THE SHIFTER,THE RECEIVER MIGHT BE THERE,IF IT IS THE WIRING IS THERE,EXCEPT FOR THE STEERING COLUMN,AND THE DOORS,THERE IS SEVERAL HARNESSES THAT PLUG INTO OTHER HARNESSES,IT TOOK ME ABOUT 1 WEEK TO DO IT ALL.I HAD SOMEONE DO THE WINDOWS,AND DON'T FORGET THE RELAY UNDER THE DASH BUY THE RT. DOOR OR IT WON;'T WORK.OR YOU CAN BUY AN AFTERMARKET KIT FROM JC WHITNEY.I USED A MARKING PEN AND STICKERS TO IDENTIFY WHERE SOMETHING CAME FROM,I USED NUMBERS SUCH AS THE PART HAD A NUMBER I GAVE IT AND THE PLUG GOT THE SAME NUMBER,AND SOME PLUGS I MARKED WHICH SIDE IS UP AND WHICH IS DOWN,MADE IT EASIER TO INSERT,THAT PART WENT FAST,AND THE HOLES TO SUPPORT THE HARNESS ARE THERE JUST PUSH THE PLUG INTO IT.LET ME KNOW IF I CAN HELP YOU.HOBO
  • hobo1940hobo1940 Posts: 3
    U-HAUL HAS HITCHES,AND A HITCH CO.FROM AUSTRALIA HAS CARRIERS,I SEEN THEM LISTED @ JC WHITNEY.BUT GET A U-HAUL HITCH AS THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND THERE IS ADAPTORS FOR 11/2 TO 2" ETC.AT ANY TRAILER HITCH MOUNTER.HOBO
  • ccsmartyccsmarty Posts: 2
    I recently bought a 2005 Aveo, but somehow the rear speakers are not working (something wrong the the wires), but it's not covered under the warranty. So I bought some new 6.5 inch Panasonic speakers to replace the old ones with. However, I cannot figure out how to remove the grill from the old speakers (so that I can get to the screws to remove the actual speaker). Can someone explain how I am supposed to do this?
    Thanks
  • busirisbusiris Posts: 3,490
    I have the shop manuals. If you will list an email address, I will scan the appropriate pages and email them to you. Create a temporary hotmail address if you like.
  • busirisbusiris Posts: 3,490
    Check your email...Didn't know if you have the sedan or hatch. Let me know if you need additional pages...

    Good Luck
  • ccsmartyccsmarty Posts: 2
    Thanks so much for your help, busiris. I put the speakers in the other day (only took about 45 minutes), and they work great! Much better sound now that all four speakers are working. :)
  • gene_fitzgene_fitz Posts: 9
    My 08 Aveo has the steeringwheel controls. I know it sounds foolish, but I would like to keep them. I like the convenience, not to mention, that is part of why I baught the LT.
    Does anyone know if they make adapters for steeringwheel controls to work with aftermarket stereos?
  • busirisbusiris Posts: 3,490
    Go to www.crutchfield.com and use their Q & A section to ask them. If anyone would know, it would be them...
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    You should be able to upgrade the stock unit with an amplifier and speakers to get the sound you want.
  • gene_fitzgene_fitz Posts: 9
    The only issue was that I am not a real big fan of adding on all that madness, I mean, yeah, it is great for volume and such, but amps, and extra speakers lead to easy electrical problems.

    I just decided to settle with the stock radio, barring any issues it may develop later it it's life, and just learned to crank up the volume a bit.

    I did, however add a bass tube to it, to resolve the lack of "low end." Funny though, I had to drop it down to like 1/4 gain to keep from overpowering the rest of the system. It has a pretty level and decent sound now..
  • yngwieyngwie Posts: 16
    Hey,I'm hoping someone can tell how to remove the factory cd/radio out of my aveo hatchback. I ordered a Kenwood from crutchfield and wonder how hard it's gona be. Thanks!
  • busirisbusiris Posts: 3,490
    It incredibly simple. Crutchfield will send you the instructions....Removal will take less than 2 minutes...
  • yngwieyngwie Posts: 16
    Thanks! I'm diggin' the car,but need a little more juice in the audio dept.
  • ryryck591ryryck591 Posts: 2
    anyone know how to take 2007 speakers out
  • gene_fitzgene_fitz Posts: 9
    The rear deck speakers in the sedan are pretty easy, however, you do have to take the rear deck cover off to do that. This means all the tie downs and locks have to be unbolted, then you just have to be careful while pulling the deck cover off.
    The doors are a little more difficult, because not only do you have to remove the bolts for the handles, arm rests and such, but there are holding clips behind the door, that many times are "one use" items. Be aware, and ready to spend the needed money for them.
    If it all possible, I would reccomend you take it to a professional and have them do it. Not only will it be guaranteed, but it will save you a lot of headaches.
  • yngwieyngwie Posts: 16
    I just pulled the factory radio out of my 07 A5. It is the radio with the cd player. Replced it with a Kenwood. I could sell it to you. What do you think it's worth?
  • the_big_althe_big_al Posts: 1,073
    At the risk of being skewered and seared over an open flame -- Aveo body kits??? What's next? Body kits for my Moped?? Oh well... I happened upon this forum and couldn't help reading through it. I even looked at the pictures of one guys modified Aveo with wheels and an underbody light kit. What ever floats your boat. What you will have is a one of a kind car that no one else will have and I give you kudos for that. As long as it's tastefully done and not over done. Just don't be puting Fast and Furious air dams and wings and spoilers on. :D I couldn't believe that there were body kits out there for Aveos much less people that would actually want to modify this essentially new generation Metro.

    In restrospect - can you imagine the looks you would get from a Mustang owner at a stoplight if you hopped up your Aveo to be a tire burner?? A sleeping Aveo. That might be kind of cool.
  • scy80scy80 Posts: 3
    First of all, let me start off by saying that I have loved my little white roller skate - I mean Aveo - since the day I bought it. My only issue with it just recently started. I have a 2004 LS and have always locked my car using the remote. Two weeks ago I noticed that I didn't get my customary "honk" when I pressed the button. The doors locked, but the alarm didn't engage, so I know it's not necessarily the remote battery going bad, but just in case I replaced it. Still no fix. I continued to lock it with the remote anyways.

    Earlier this week when I went to lock it, lo and behold it honked, then the alarm went off. I unlocked the doors and the alarm turned off. I put the key in the ignition to keep the doors from automatically locking again and then when I got out I locked the doors manually. I have since then continued to use my remote most of the time to lock the doors, occassionally the alarm engages (and 60% of the time the alarm will go off anywhere from immediately after locked to 15 mins later) and I notice that the indicator light on the dash is blinking larger and brighter than normal. More often then not, the doors only lock, no alarm activation or dash indicator light.

    Has anyone else had this problem? If so, how did you fix it? I'm open to suggestions.
  • estrellasestrellas Posts: 2
    I know this is a horribly dumb question, but I absolutely cannot figure out how to set the radio stations in my 2006 Aveo. it's driving me nuts!
  • My Hot Wheels..well Aveo is doing the exact same thing. It went about 3 weeks ago. Of course my warranty is up so i havent taken it into the dealership.
    I called the hotline number to see what they could do for me and if it would be covered at all but i was given no help there.
    I read through the manual and it says that instead of using the lock button on your key you can just lock the door manually by putting the key in the door. So far it works. it's my first day trying it out and my alarm has yet to go off.

    Let me know if you've heard anything different
  • I have had this same problem with my 05 Aveo. I have brought it into the shop on 2 occasions and they claim there is a short someplace and they can't find it. If you lock it manually with the key it works ok.

    Mine goes off during cold weather and wet weather. My neighbors just love to hear the sound of my car alarm all night in the winter...UGH

    Good luck!!
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