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Old 10-30-2006, 03:05 PM   #1
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This is my first posting here. I just bought an 04 Bonneville a few weeks ago- a big upgrade from the 96 Windstar I had I could only tolerate the factory system for so long (about a week to be exact). So I threw in a Kenwood CD/MP3/WMA/AAC receiver, MTX Thunder 8000 6.5" components powered by a 100wx2 Lightning Audio amp. I need to add a sub, but I don't know if that will happen any time soon. I want to fiberglass a box into the corner of the trunk, but the weather in Iowa is getting too cold for that now. :(

Alright, now for some pics

http://picasaweb.google.com/sandnessizer/Bonneville

Hopefully everyone can view that. If not, here are a few of the pics.

Receiver


$100 GMOS-05


Cutting out plastic backing with a red-hot knife


Harness and homemade antenna adapter in place


Aux input hidden below ashtray


1/0 gauge wire- overkill much?


With a battery under the rear seat, I couldn't ask for a better ground location.


Amp rack




Running speaker wire to the front doors


That looks much better


Speaker and crossover in place


Finished product thus far



Let me know what you think. If you've got any other ideas for a sub box that would use minimal space, do tell.
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Old 10-30-2006, 03:13 PM   #2
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those are some nice rex'*
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pics look good on picasa link but they are all errors on the post. looks good and i like the amp rack
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where did you get your mounting kit? i like the storage space underneath... very cool install
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Nice looking install, good work
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Thanks guys. That kit is a Metra 99-3301 that I picked up locally. Only downfall is that there is no provision to fasten it to the dash in the Bonneville, since the factory radio uses clips attached to the deck. So, as you saw in my pics, I used zip ties to secure it. They work really well.

Oh, and I uploaded my pics to a different host that should show up now.
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Good work! It is definately a trip installing a radio into a 2000+ Bonneville.
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Looking really good. CLean install for sure.
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Good work! It is definately a trip installing a radio into a 2000+ Bonneville.
Yeah, definitely not a simple replacement like I was used to. The guy at the shop where I bought my kit and harness was telling me to stick with the factory radio, and that they would not install the receiver in my car. I didn't ask them to do anything, but they were pretty blunt about not doing another Bonneville.
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nice install pics.; can't wait to start mine...
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