Bose Amp Wiring - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Audio (and aftermarket electronics) This is your place for alarms, remote starters, to brag about your system, exaggerate your db levels, or simply ask questions for stock or aftermarket audio. No Flames! (except from roasted amps)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-31-2007, 07:55 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Starbuck, MN
Posts: 259
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
viper8907 is on a distinguished road
Default Bose Amp Wiring

Ok so i decided against putting my aftermarket HU in and im going to stick with the stock HU and just add my subs to it, from doing some research i gathered that it IS possible to just splice into the rear speakers with a line converter and hook that to my amp. I also learned that i need to splice before the bose amp, but i have no clue on which of the numerous wires going into the amp i need...can someone help me out here with specific colors, or if someone has a diagram that might be easier..
viper8907 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2007, 08:29 PM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 360
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
hawkjet is on a distinguished road
Default

This is according to AllData.

Left Front (+) = tan
Left Front (-) = dk grn
Left Rear (+) = brn/wht
Left Rear (-) = brn
Right Rear (+) = dk blu
Right Rear (-) = blk
Right Front (+) = lt grn/blk
Right Front (-) = lt grn

These are colors of the wire harness between the head unit and the Bose amp (so they are the input to the amp). They are basically line level signals already and should not need a converter.
hawkjet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2007, 12:04 PM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Starbuck, MN
Posts: 259
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
viper8907 is on a distinguished road
Default

Awesome! thanks for the breakdown for the wires, as for the line level converter, i know that they are line level already, but i need to convert them to RCA so i can hook them to my amp...it doesnt have a line level input on it..
viper8907 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2007, 12:20 PM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Somewhere south of Ottawa with your girlfriend driving faster then you.
Posts: 3,277
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ReallyAGXP is on a distinguished road
Default

But it wouldn't hurt running one IMO that way you can turn down the gains a little bit and save your amp.
ReallyAGXP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2007, 03:22 PM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 360
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
hawkjet is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by viper8907
Awesome! thanks for the breakdown for the wires, as for the line level converter, i know that they are line level already, but i need to convert them to RCA so i can hook them to my amp...it doesn't have a line level input on it..
If your amp has RCA inputs, they are probably line level inputs. If you use a line level converter, it will attenuate the signals even further so they would be unusable. All you need is RCA connectors spliced into the line level inputs to the Bose amp. Those connections are shielded so it is a little more work to splice into. If you are not handy with a soldering iron, you may want to get help from someone who is.

It is possible that some line level converters can be set up to pass the signals through without attenuation, but I am unfamiliar with the features of those products.
hawkjet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2007, 03:30 PM   #6
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 360
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
hawkjet is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ReallyAGXP
But it wouldn't hurt running one IMO that way you can turn down the gains a little bit and save your amp.
This doesn't make sense to me. If you are concerned about your amp, you shouldn't turn it up so loud. Plus, turning down the gain will degrade the signal to noise ratio, which will be minor compared to what you'd be doing by adding a converter that is not needed. If you have a decent amp, there is nothing to worry about unless you have the wrong impedance speakers.
hawkjet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2007, 08:04 PM   #7
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Starbuck, MN
Posts: 259
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
viper8907 is on a distinguished road
Default

alright im bringing back topic back up again, i am going about hooking my subs up and was wondering if you could tell me if/where there is a remote turn on for the factory amp that i could splice into, and if not, whats the easiest route to go to find a switched 12 V+
viper8907 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2000 ssei bose amp wiring diagram foxracingrules13 Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 1 12-14-2009 09:44 PM
$&)$&*)#&+()#%& )#@(%&#)%*(&+_ Maymybonnieliveforevr Lounge 6 05-02-2007 07:07 PM
bose speakers in a non bose car ELMACHOGERACHO Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 11 03-07-2006 01:12 AM
bose amp wiring Drifter420 Everything Electrical & Electronic 0 07-02-2004 02:08 AM
Wiring a Sub Amp Before the Bose Amp Auburn Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 8 03-10-2004 10:03 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:51 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.