Sparktacus2017

Replacing radio and i have a question?

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Hello I own a 2013 Chevy Spark LS. I was looking to replace my factory head unit with an aftermarket. I would like to retain the door chimes but don't care about the OnStar. I have been looking for wiring harnesses and I have come across two of them. I found the one everybody recommends on crutchfield.com that says it fits my car but comes with all the plastic trim pieces that i have already. But I also found one that fits a 2013 Chevy Sonic that does not come with the trim pieces on walmart.com. I keep searching online and every retailer selling this kit says it does not fit the spark but the spark and Sonic can both come with the same radio so wouldn't the same wiring harness adapter work? Below are the links to the two kits the wires seem to be identical but I can't tell if it's actual photos or just stock photos. I mainly want to not just to save some money. The Sonic kits tend to be a lot cheaper. Thank you for anyone's answer and help.

 

Crutchfield.com

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_120993309L/Metra-99-3309B-LC-Dash-and-Wiring-Kit-Flat-Black.html?tp=3486&awkw=75646260145&awat=pla&awnw=g&awcr=47715552265&awdv=m&awug=9012115

 

Walmart.com

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Axxess-LC-GMRC-044-Interface-Harness-For-11-UP-Select-GM-Vehicles/109310521?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=299&adid=22222222228038364780&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=m&wl3=85500641450&wl4=aud-261800281900:pla-193575947810&wl5=9012145&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=111830355&wl11=online&wl12=109310521&wl13=&veh=sem

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Yes as I stated before I found that kit before but I don't need the dash pieces. I already emailed customer support to see if they can sell it without the dash pieces and they replied no. I'm mainly looking to see if they Sonic wiring harness will work in the spark.

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Ok so i bought the chevy sonic radio harness and it worked great. It even supplys a reverse wire for back up cameras and keeps all factor radio features i wanted to save (turn signals, door/warning chimes, and keeping radio on till u open the door) but not onstar

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I also have a question on this! 

I don't care for the OnStar services, at all. They can't remotely do shit for me, honestly, besides call 911. 

I want to remove the radio, in replacement for a double din radio. There are settings for the car that are programmed into this stock radio, such as door chime, lights, and whatnot. Will these settings be retained, and will everything work normally when the radio is replaced with an aftermarket one? 

 

Thanks! 

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I've been looking into this as well for my 2015. I've found that PAC Audio carries a harness that retains all the features of the vehicle when swapping out the head unit. The model # is RP5-GM41

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