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Old 08-29-2006, 11:05 PM   #11
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yah you can splice into the back speakers, I forget what color wire is the power wire for the power antenna, its been a while. Yes all you need to do is run the positive to the battery and ground the negative wire, then you hook up your remote and you should be good. One thing is tho make sure you adjust the gains on the line converter because sometimes they come completely closed and you will get no sound thru your speakers.
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Old 08-30-2006, 02:04 PM   #12
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To add to his comments, you'll like the sound, until you get an aftermarket head unit. Even upgrading from a low level one to a mid range head unit can produce a signicant enough gain to hear.
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alrighty guys sounds good im workin on it now ill let u no what happens thanks
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alrighty well i got it all in and hooked up sounds great i think... only one problem... within an hour of putting it in my car and listening to it my dash is telling me there is a light out in the back of my car ...well i looked at every one and they r all good is there any way that the thumping could have set off a sensor? and if so how do i fix it
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alrighty well i got it all in and hooked up sounds great i think... only one problem... within an hour of putting it in my car and listening to it my dash is telling me there is a light out in the back of my car ...well i looked at every one and they r all good is there any way that the thumping could have set off a sensor? and if so how do i fix it
chances are it'* a license plate light. 2 of them. 1 out will set off the alarm. (that is if you are sure none of the brake/stop/turn/etc are out.)
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yah the license plate lights are easily over passed...when i got rearended and they put a new bumper on my car they didnt hook up one of the license plate lights and that set off the sensor....just check everything, all lights and have someone flip switches for you if it is not the license plate light
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well i checked it out and every light is working i cant seem to figure it out....
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Old 09-06-2006, 09:18 AM   #18
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Just to add to this thread, I have 2-10'* + amp hooked up the a stock HU, in fact, I've seen it on 3 cars recently.

We rigged up a switch in the center console wired to the antenna motor behind my 12 CD trunk mounted box so when the HU is off the amp/sub combo is not draining battery power. It also gives the option to listen to the stereo without heart stopping bass.

Its easy to do and it maintains the stock "look" upfront while delivering aftermarket sound.

If you want big time though, there is nothing you can do but upgraded to an improved aftermarket head unit, personally the look up front outweighs the need for "perfect" audio...ya know?
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We rigged up a switch in the center console wired to the antenna motor behind my 12 CD trunk mounted box so when the HU is off the amp/sub combo is not draining battery power. It also gives the option to listen to the stereo without heart stopping bass.
Jim was that pulled off you power antenna lead? In most GM cars it turns off when you turn the car off, negating a need for a switch. It is nice to have if you don't want subs at all, but if you're using it to kill power when the car is off, that could lead to a dead battery.

With both of my aftemarket head units it'* only been hot when the radio was in use, but then they also have a turn on lead for amps.
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Jason, yes thats true, however...in ACC mode I can still listen to the stereo without the subs if I'm washing the car or something. I dont want to run the subs/amp off just the battery, the switch allows that flexibility.
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