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BobsYourUncle

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Posted: 06/10/19 09:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Update for all you who helped me here:

Took me a while to find the time, but I am now a totally sold Crutchfield customer!

I had an application issue with their site. I input the model year but it wasn't quite right. Mine is 2007 classic, same as 2006. Anyhow, without boring you with details, I emailed Crutchfield Canada.

This is where it got fun.

I promptly got an email back from a CSR named Lex. I went back and forth with him more than a dozen times over this application thing.

I don't think I have ever in my life had a better customer service experience than I had with Lex. Every email I sent, he quickly and cheerfully responded to. Then I got busy and back burnered the project a few months. When I emailed him back a couple weeks ago, he was right there for me again.

I ordered my stereo and install gear for the 2006 application. A few days later it was on my doorstep. Awesome service!

A week ago Sunday I pulled my dash apart, pulled the old unit, got out my soldering gun and shrink tube and got after it.

The instructions were clear and concise, it was a breeze to hook up all the wires to the stereo pigtail. Color codes all matched perfectly.

Got it done, installed it and cranked it on. Wow! Nice! [emoticon]
Great sound, pairing my phone was a breeze and it works great! Now I have all the functions of a much newer vehicle. I plugged in a memory stick with all my music on it. 2 thumbs up!

I had one minor thing, the steering wheel mute button doesn't work. Most likely I misunderstood the instruction about 1 wire. I emailed Lex. He personally phoned me, patched me through to tech support to figure out why! Talk about super amazing customer service!

I thank you all for suggesting Crutchfield. These guys are truly in a class of their own. 5 Star, 10/10 rating.

I'm a happy guy, got my new toy and it works great.
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Posted: 06/10/19 10:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

congrats. enjoy your new sound


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RSD559

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Crutchfield is definitely customer friendly. I would also suggest you see if the YouTube channel Five Star Car Stereo has an install video of your application. They're great for identifying wiring locations, installation and wire color and location for your vehicle. I highly recommend.


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RSD559 wrote:

Crutchfield is definitely customer friendly. I would also suggest you see if the YouTube channel Five Star Car Stereo has an install video of your application. They're great for identifying wiring locations, installation and wire color and location for your vehicle. I highly recommend.


Thanks for the tip, but it came with a schematic of where all the wires go. It was super easy to install, had it up and running in no time! [emoticon]
Works great!

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