Will a 2000 neon radio fit in a 1994 Caravan?

Discussion in 'Neon' started by gnb_scribble, Sep 23, 2005.

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    gnb_scribble Guest

    My daughter has her OEM radio that was swapped out for a real one. I'm
    an AM, talk radio guy with a dead radio. Is it an easy swap?
    TIA
     
    gnb_scribble, Sep 23, 2005
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    kmatheson Guest

    Most of the Chrysler radios used the same mounting convention from the
    mid 1980's until the late 1990's. For your van, there are two mounting
    tabs. The first one is located in on the upper right corner, and mounts
    to the right. The second one is located on the lower left corner, and
    points down. If your Neon radio is setup this way, it will probably
    work. The Stratus/Breeze/Cirrus, has a lower mounting tab points to the
    left.

    -Kirk Matheson
     
    kmatheson, Sep 23, 2005
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  3. If her's is an Infinity radio and yours was not, you can't swap them since
    the
    wiring is different. (plugs are the same, though, but electrically they are
    different)

    I have a OEM Chrysler AM/FM radio, non-infinity that I picked up at a
    wrecker for about $5, I don't know if it works. It was an opportunistic
    grab
    since I can't use it in my vehicles (both of which are Infinity-wired).
    Your
    welcome to it if you need it.

    Ted
     
    Ted Mittelstaedt, Sep 24, 2005
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    gnb_scribble Guest

    Thank you,
    Hers is a CC model P04858584AH. In the rear, it has an 8 pin
    connection and 2, 7 pin connectors, 1 for feed (Gray) and the other for
    speakers (Black). There is a threaded hole in its upper center and 2
    prongs, whose purpose I'm clueless to, on the upper left rear. The
    antennae connection is at the upper left, looking at the rear of the
    radio.
     
    gnb_scribble, Sep 24, 2005
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    maxpower Guest

    That radio will fit and play in the vehicle

    Glenn Beasley
    Chrysler Tech
     
    maxpower, Sep 24, 2005
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  6. Hi,

    That radio has the new style mounting tabs, the part # your giving,
    if this is a pic here:

    http://www.mnrelectronics.com/parp04858584.html

    Electrically it may work, but I do not believe it will mount in.

    The threaded hole in the upper center is a mounting bracket hole. The 8
    pin connector I believe is for a plug that can go to an optional amplifier
    or
    line in/out put. The 2 prongs go to a connector to the CCD bus that allow
    a chrysler drb scantool talk to the radio.

    Here's the radio I have, notice the difference in mounting brackets:

    http://www.freebsd-corp-net-guide.com/ebaypics/radio1.jpg
    http://www.freebsd-corp-net-guide.com/ebaypics/radio2.jpg

    This is the old style mounting tabs which is what you have in your 94.
    As I mentioned, you can have mine for free. I don't know if it works
    of course, no way to test. As long as your speakers do not say
    Infinity my radio will work fine for you.

    There's a lot of OEM radios on Ebay, you can look at others to see
    what is out there.

    I would also recommend you hold on to her radio if she doesen't want
    to. One of these days she will sell or otherwise dispose of her car, and
    at that time she will want to get her new radio back out, then you can
    put the old one back in.

    Ted
     
    Ted Mittelstaedt, Sep 25, 2005
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    gnb_scribble Guest

    Yes, hers has 4 screw holes in the corners.
    Thanks. The funny thing is that the bugger started working (I don't
    expect that to last). There is a Salvage Yd near by, so I'll check
    them out, but I'll most certainly keep your generous offer in mind.
     
    gnb_scribble, Sep 25, 2005
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    Bob Shuman Guest

    make sure the problem is the radio ... there is a powered speaker relay that
    goes out and can cause the sound not to work ... In my case, for a 1990 I
    bought a replacement scrap yard radio only to find it was the relay. A
    fairly low cost and easily replaceable part.

    Bob
     
    Bob Shuman, Sep 28, 2005
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