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Old 01-25-2016, 11:15 PM   #1
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Looking to upgrade completely stock 2000 Jimmy with the BOSE package.


No sound from one, one blown completely and others going out:(









For those that have upgraded is it worth replacing bad BOSE speakers and keeping BOSE amp with an aftermarket head? Or is replacing all speakers, head, and bypassing the amp worth the battle?

If bypass/replace which wiring harness number do I need to buy? Steering wheel control reprogram for Kenwood head? I would like to avoid gutting out "fancy" better than DELCO stock setup and cutting too many wires.





Aftermarket head needed for Bluetooth/phone/aux/amp outs. Will be running ~1000W RMS subwoofers in back.
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Replaced a head unit and speakers in a 1998 S10. The door speakers are smaller than typical, make sure you buy speakers that fit without modification. I would gut the entire system, go new speakers and head unit. OEM speakers in a 2000 GM are likely rotting out.

Crutchfield has a good system to help you determine what fits, and what harnesses and other items you need for fancy install. The unit I selected from Crutchfield had bluetooth, but no cd player. Eliminating a CD player saves a lot of space and makes install typically easier.
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Do you already know the model number for the Kenwood aftermarket head unit you want?
If you do you can go here Find what fits your car - Crutchfield , enter your Jimmy'* info, and see which head unit wiring harness, speaker harness, and steering wheel adapter you need.
As for bypassing the factory AMP, I would bypass it for sure, as when you get new speakers they are most likely going to be able to handle more power than the factory ones could, and if so the old factory AMP won't push them.

I'd try to get a head unit with 2 pre-amp outputs, and get 2 separate AMP'*, one for your door speakers, and one to drive your subwoofers.
Yes you could get a multi-channel AMP and run it all, but it is not going to sound as good.

With all of the harness'* you can get if you look, you should not end up having to cut any factory wiring at all.
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