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Old 01-03-2017, 08:11 AM   #1
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Used radio any value?

I couldn't figure which forum to post this in... tech, tow vehicles, for sale?
So I landed here!

I just changed out the original factory radio in my 04 Chevy Silverado.
It works as good as new but is just AM/FM/CD.

I swapped it for a new JVC that has blue tooth, siriusXM, usb and understands mp3.

I wonder if my old radio would have any value to someone? I'm not trying to make money off it. I just hate to toss it in the landfill or junk it a the next
electronics recycle event in my neighborhood.

I know if it were me on the other end, I would not want it as new much better (more features) radio/players are so affordable now days.
If it was really old I could see someone doing a restore might want it but this doesn't sound likely for an 04 model.

Thoughts?
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Old 01-03-2017, 08:23 AM   #2
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In the old days the first thing we did was "More Horsepower " now the kids want "More Boom Boom" from thier Whatever! Old radios are shelf or trash items! Youroo! !
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Old 01-03-2017, 10:16 AM   #3
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When I was about 19 I bought my first car. I did the same as you and swapped out the factory radio for something better. At the time it was trading out am/fm only for a CD player with a removable faceplate. I kept the original radio though.

Then a few years later I got into an accident and totaled the car. It got towed to a repair shop and when I went in to get all my stuff out of the car, I swapped the new radio out and put the old one back in. Then when I got a another car, I was able to again replace the factory radio with the good one.

So you may want to hold onto the old one if you ever get rid of the truck for one reason or another.
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Wow CD player ? I thought my 8 track was the cats meow. How time flies
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Old 01-03-2017, 10:25 AM   #5
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I hear ya but any replacement truck will surely have a better radio in it...
Guess I'll bag it and toss it on an already overloaded shelf in the garage.

My wife says I have too much stuff. She's right. We were talking the other
day and she said if I go first and leave her with all this junk to get rid of she'll
kill me!! Hah!
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Those radios will not work once removed from original vehicle unless you have vin of original vehicle and at that still a problem.. Chunk it.
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I hear ya but any replacement truck will surely have a better radio in it...
Guess I'll bag it and toss it on an already overloaded shelf in the garage.

My wife says I have too much stuff. She's right. We were talking the other
day and she said if I go first and leave her with all this junk to get rid of she'll
kill me!! Hah!
I was teasing the guy above me about when he was 19 yrs old he swaps out for CD player. When I was 19 it was an 8 track even a radio with fm was an upgrade. I'd hang on to your original radio. Put on Craigslist you never know who looking for one
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I can use the radio but I'm not sure how much trouble it is to ship. I have a 05 Tahoe that the CD player doesn't work in. I can reprogram the radio so it will work. Some GM dealers will do this too but they usually charge 100 for labor. Cheaper to buy a radio.
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I was teasing the guy above me about when he was 19 yrs old he swaps out for CD player. When I was 19 it was an 8 track even a radio with fm was an upgrade.
I've noticed that I'm on the lower end of the age spectrum around here.
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I hear ya but any replacement truck will surely have a better radio in it...
You're probably right but there are still newer cars and trucks out there that have radios without all the features you mentioned.

Although I'm a lot like you. I have a ton of stuff that I keep around because of those famous words. "Just in case I might need it someday".
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