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Old 10-18-2003, 10:24 AM   #1
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just curious--does anyone w/a SSE have factory speakers in the dash? I don't have them but I saw an ad on e-bay from an 88 SSE that had them--weird. Mine never had them because I had to run wires and splice to make them work.
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no, the 88-91 SSE'* did not come with speakers in the dash. on the LE and SE w/o the performance sound system had them from the factory.
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Thanks for responding. I put some decent speakers in there and the sound is great! They fill that empty void.
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yea i did that on my old 90 SSE. i havent got the chance to do it to this 90.i there isnt a point to put anything in until i get a factory Gain amp. i need one from a 92-96 bonneville. just make sure you removed the sound insulatro from the back of the speaker cover on the dash!

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Why would you need the gain amp from that year only? Can't use one from a 90? Not your old one?
I think when next summer comes around I'm going to rip out the factory stuff and put in my own stuff. I tried putting in some aftermarket 6x9'* but I couldn't get them to sound unmuffled w/the factory stuff.
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the GAIN amp is not compatible with the decks 92+
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How could you wire in a gain amp to an aftermarket radio?
In my 89 I installed a cd radio from a 92--I wish I could get my steering wheel controls to work w/it tho
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i dont know how to do it with a aftermarket. yea our steering wheel controls are a differnt system than in the 92+...

does the gain system work with the CD player out of the 92?
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I'm not sure if it works w/the head unit--it'* hard to tell--I think it does tho because when I hit the button on and off it seems like the bass gets SLIGHTLY lounder.
I do have a gain button from a 92--somewhere in storage.
Think there'* a way to re-wire the back of the radio to get my controls to work w/it?
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no its the way the signals are sent. you would have to get the complete steering wheel system from a 92+ and retro it in ur car. see when i hit the gain system on mine, i get alot of nonsense bass that sounds like crap. its just a bunch of loud humming that goes on and off...
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