When I bought my '91 cherokee the tape deck didn't work (just spat the tape back out without taking it and locking it in). AM/FM works perfect, but I've got enough tapes to fill a bathtub sitting in my drawer gathering dust. I'm trying local salvage yards to find a stock radio since I'm certainly not spending 80-90 bucks on an untested one on ebay (and that's when I can find a stock radio from before '96) but it looks like my best bet is buying an aftermarket deck. I've been on sites like crutchfield and they say the only one that fits my jeep is a pioneer KEH-P2030: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_130KEHP...p2030&skipvs=T
. Good value for the price but not too into it cause it only has buttons and no knobs. It's also got controls for XM radio and for a cd changer that I'll never use. Its way too space-age and streamlined. It'd ruin the utilitarian, thirld-world dictator vibe that my dash puts out. You guys know any other tape decks that'll fit? Even older ones from the 80's-90's. Preferably inexpensive with volume and tuning knobs.
Also, should I find a stock radio, will I have to take it to a dealership to get it unlocked or is it before those kind of security measures were in place? Hoping I can just plug-and-play.