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how do you tell if you have the bose stereo in your 2002 oilsdsmobile intrigue?

devons9926devons9926 Member Posts: 1
edited July 2019 in Oldsmobile
i have a oilsdmobile intrigue, its a 2002 so its pretty old and the stereo has seen some use, the normal spot where the bose logo would be is worn off and i need to now if i have the bose stereo or not for the aftermarket wiring harness i need to get, if anyone knows how to find out would be great appreciated !


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    imidazol97imidazol97 Member Posts: 27,207
    edited July 2019
    You are looking for the RPO tag. It may be inside the glovebox maybe on the backside of the cover so it's not readily visible. It may be on top of the cardboard cover over the spare tire or donut in the trunk. Look at the U portion of listings on that tag then look at the many page PDF document I am attaching for info about that RPO.

    Notice that in this list of GM RPOs, in the "U's" in the alphabet are lots of Bose categories. I wasn't able to find one specifically for the Intrigue -- yet.


    In some of the promotional material if available you may be able to tell by the number of speakers or the placement. You'll have to search the internet.

    A friendly dealer can enter your VIN and get a printout of the options on that vehicle, which would use the RPO letter codes as the key on each option or package. If you've had it service at a dealer, that might be a good place to start since they seen you as a customer.

    You can act like you're buying a radio but don't know if you have Bose speakers or not and send an inquiry by
    the ebay site to this seller asking them how to tell...

    I'm guessing that the Bose system has an amplifier on the speakers. Often things like that are tacked on the underside of the rear window metal deck inside the trunk.

    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

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    imidazol97imidazol97 Member Posts: 27,207
    edited July 2019
    Found a brochure. In the second table of option availability near the end of the brochure on page 24, it says Sun and Sound package includes a power sunroof AND Bose audio system. So no power sunroof, no Bose. It's the only way I found it mentioned.

    Bose Audio option on GL and standard with GLS precision sport package?

    Note picture of Bose system on page 18 (at the top of the pdf player) and there it mentions 8 speakers.
    The other systems don't have 8. On page 14 the car interior is a Precision Sport model so I assume that
    radio is the one with the Bose system speakers.

    Note in Win 10, if you press ctrl and F, you get a search box in upper right, where you can type
    "BOSE" and then find 4 occurances. The up carat and down carat will take you to each of them in the brochure.


    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

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