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Old 10-22-2017, 01:59 PM   #1
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2004 Radio Replacement Potential

I know the Forum will have the answer to this question. I may have to replace the radio on my 04 Boxster S. Believe it or not the regular Bose system is fine for me since I just listen to FM or play cds. Are OEM replacement radios readily available (used) or do you need to get a new radio that looks good in the existing slot and looks like the original? Also are there any Forum members that have already replaced there 03-04 radio and might be interested in selling it? Thanks for the info.

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Old 10-24-2017, 08:59 AM   #2
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also interested in this thread as I want to add the rear bose base to my 986 that has in door speakers but didn't come with the rear like my 2000 S had- is the plug still there or do I need a later model stereo like JPBJR needs? - if I need a different radio to use the rear speakers I will sell or trade the one I have if you are interested- I can get the model # tonight!
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Old 10-25-2017, 01:10 AM   #3
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I know the Forum will have the answer to this question. I may have to replace the radio on my 04 Boxster S. Believe it or not the regular Bose system is fine for me since I just listen to FM or play cds. Are OEM replacement radios readily available (used) or do you need to get a new radio that looks good in the existing slot and looks like the original? Also are there any Forum members that have already replaced there 03-04 radio and might be interested in selling it? Thanks for the info.
They are available used on ebay.
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Old 10-25-2017, 05:50 AM   #4
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Be careful if you are looking at a CDR-23 which is what is in a 03/04. They have to be security coded in the DME and that requires a PSTII pr PWIS.

If you don't have BOSE in the car, you don't want a rear Bose speaker. The Bose system uses special speakers. You should look at a rear speaker kit that adds 2 speakers behind each seat and works remarkably well with a basic radio and no amp

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