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Old 10-03-2009, 08:25 PM   #1
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Question wiring factory stereo to amp?

what do i need to wire up my factory radio to the amp.
i have rca inputs but where is the rca outputs on the factory radio?
do i need to wire some in?
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It likely doesn't have RCA Out. You can wire them into the the Rears. Run your Remote wire from the amp to the radio. Should say Power Antenna or Accessory. Really any wire that is Hot when On and not when Off.
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It likely doesn't have RCA Out. You can wire them into the the Rears. Run your Remote wire from the amp to the radio. Should say Power Antenna or Accessory. Really any wire that is Hot when On and not when Off.
wire into the rears?
meaning wire the new rca jacks into the rear speaker wires?

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wire into the rears?
meaning wire the new rca jacks into the rear speaker wires?
Yes. Basically.
You need an audio feed and without an Output RCA from your stereo you will only get that feed from your front or rear speaker outputs.

You can get some of these and tap into it.
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Yes. Basically.
You need an audio feed and without an Output RCA from your stereo you will only get that feed from your front or rear speaker outputs.

You can get some of these and tap into it.
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so if i want to run the door speakers also,do i run a different amp and tie in another set of rca jacks into the different amp?
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You confused me. If you tap into the speaker with the rca wire you will have 2 wires going to the speaker and 2 wires converted to RCA for the amp. All your doing is tapping into the feed. NOT completely cutting it off from the door speaker.

You CAN change out your door speakers and add an amp if you want but I personally wouldn't bother.
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i understand about tapping into the door speakers,but i do have aftermarket in the doors also.
but to get all the door speakers amplified how do i go about it then?
do i just tap into the front speakers as well and run them to the amp?
i also have a extra set of tweets on the pilar.
i understand wiring up the sub,i will just tap into the rear speakers.(behind the seat)
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Here's another thread on the same subject in case someone worded it better than I did.

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Here's another thread on the same subject in case someone worded it better than I did.

Adding amp to stock radio
josh your doing fine.
i just wanna make sure i do understand.
i actually have the LOC's also,they are adjustable.
so i can use the locs for the front speakers and then tap into the rear speakers for the sub.
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Yes. I had actually posted the other link at the same time you replied. You just beat me on the post.
I'd do the doors the same as your doing the Sub.
The only difference in wiring is where they go really. You can either get your front feed by tapping in behind the radio or behind each speaker. Whichever you think will be a cleaner install and allow you to hide the wires better.
Run the front and rear outputs into a 4 channel amp and then from the amp to the speakers.
Unless you are leaving the rear 4x6"s unhooked in which you would have a 2 channel amp but you get the idea.

Unless someone chimes in with a better way to do it that i'm not aware of.
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