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Old 03-07-2005, 01:01 AM   #1
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My 97 SSEi has a factory Bose system with a cassette only. I need a CD player in there badly. What types of head units will work with the bose? From what I understand the Bose head unit has no amplification, and finding a factory Bose CD seems to be difficult and costly. If I get a 99-04 CD player out of a Bonne or GP(or other Pontiac), will it work by just plugging it in? How about an aftermarket? I know you can't run 2 amps in series, so will a non- bose unit work without running new wires to each set of speakers and bypassing the Bose amps. And with the Bose I have seperates in the front doors so that will create another problem. If runnig new wires and installing a crossover is the only other solution then I'll probably go aftermarket. Thanks
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your bose only has the feature of the rear tweets and the 6x9 sub, that is different from the non bose. the Amp is for the 6x9 sub only, all the other speakers are powered by the headunit, do it does provide power. Another headunit that has the CD player will be plug and play, i would stay away from the 2000+ headunits though....... anything from 95-99 will fit in there
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With a 95-99 head unit will all 8 speakers work or will I lose the rear tweaters and the 6x9'* that are powered by the bose amp? Thanks
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With a 95-99 head unit will all 8 speakers work or will I lose the rear tweaters and the 6x9'* that are powered by the bose amp? Thanks
with another pontiac headunit you will keep all the speakers, the wiring comes out of the back of the headunit, goes to all the 6 non amped speakers, and the 6x9 come out of the headunit goes into the amp and then onto the 6x9. before you get a replacement be sure to ask for a pic of hte back of the headunit, there should be 2 four femal connectors and 2 six female connections, and then one connection for the steering wheel contorls
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Thanks for the info 93sle, you probably have saved me alot headaches.
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Thanks for the info 93sle, you probably have saved me alot headaches.
ya its just important to check the back of the headunit for compatability
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