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Can I replace my 2003 Olds Silhouette radio with an aftermarket radio simply by installing it? Or is there some special sequence?

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You can install an after market with no problems. I recommend that you get the pig tail that will fit the radio and the vehicles original harness, instead of cutting wires. The reason being is that newer cars come with a theftlock radio. There are wires that go to the bcm and ecm. You really dont want to cut into the wrong wire. A 12 volt feed to some wires can short out the bcm or ecm or security modules ( several hundred dollars plus reprogram). A $20.00 harness is well worth it.

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