Can I install an after market radio by jus splicing the wires

25

Asked by Jun 15, 2007 at 11:38 AM about the 2005 Pontiac Sunfire

Question type: Car Customization

I have an after market radio and was told the factory radio is conected to the onbaord computer and if I cut the radio wires it would set off the air bags. Is this true? Normally I just splice the wires and go.

1 Answer

42,195

Typically it is recommended that you disconnect the airbags during any electrical repair in order to avoid a short which could set the airbags off. I would try to find a harness that will attach to the factory harness and to your aftermarket radio and it shouldn't be a problem. You should be able to simply disconnect the battery while working on it and be safe, but you may want to pull the fuse for the airbags as well.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Pontiac Sunfire Questions

Pontiac Sunfire Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 2,610
#2 Joeyadams
Joeyadams
Reputation 1,310
#3 Warren0007
Warren0007
Reputation 1,230
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Cavalier
1,074 listings
Used Chevrolet Cobalt
32 Great Deals out of 3,895 listings starting at $1,900
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
23 Great Deals out of 2,822 listings starting at $1,995
Used Pontiac Solstice
13 Great Deals out of 455 listings starting at $3,950
Used Ford Mustang
334 Great Deals out of 45,523 listings starting at $2,000
Used Pontiac Grand Am
1,268 listings starting at $799
Used Pontiac G6
60 Great Deals out of 4,162 listings starting at $1,650
Used Honda Civic
482 Great Deals out of 81,846 listings starting at $558
Used Toyota Camry
857 Great Deals out of 90,788 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Corolla
758 Great Deals out of 74,633 listings starting at $1,991
Used Pontiac G5
14 Great Deals out of 529 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Ranger
189 Great Deals out of 6,216 listings starting at $1,000