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Where is it? I removed the sub, looked inside the wheel well but can't really figure out which one is the remote turn on lead. Is there any on the base model?
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I'm in the works installing a sub.
 

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The remote turn on lead is connected to the sub amp itself. Do a search for the location of the amp in this audio-electronics thread.

I have the bose system and i haven't gone that far to change my amp- though its on my wish-list as well. And i haven't tried to locate the amp yet. Good luck.
 

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If you haven't found it by now;

Remote turn-on wire for rear amplifier w/out Bose Audio:
YEL/WHT
Good luck.

P.S. a Factory service manual solves a multitude of questions - I highly recommend paying of the outrageous cost for it!
 

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thanks. Thats the last thing I have not connected properly.
Where can I buy the factory service manual? Never thiought about that, my install could have been easier. Now I'm planning to add amps for four speakers myself with the cheat book. I figured its tough to do it myself without.
I replaced all the four speakers with Infinity 652i. It sounds brighter. My grilles now even have infinity badges on it.:D

I'm in a rush to finish all these work before we embark on our trip to Mc Allen the TN.
 

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http://www.helm.com/

skip the music intro, then bottom right corner "repair manuals".

How's the sub coming along? Just finished mine and decided it needs to be "re-done." (someday later, too tired ffrom dismantling/re-assembling the car right now). My lesson is that unless a real enclosure is installed, there isn't enough of an improvement to make modifying the original subwoofer worthwhile.
 

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TheyCallMeBruce said:
http://www.helm.com/

skip the music intro, then bottom right corner "repair manuals".

How's the sub coming along? Just finished mine and decided it needs to be "re-done." (someday later, too tired ffrom dismantling/re-assembling the car right now). My lesson is that unless a real enclosure is installed, there isn't enough of an improvement to make modifying the original subwoofer worthwhile.
I like what I did. Big improvement in sounds. I got fuller bass sounds BUT if I turn it all the way which I'm not doing anyway, the inner panel vibrates like my old dryer. But overall its worth my weekend and few scrathes.

Someday I might put a stiffening material that I discover at stores on the inner panel but I don't think it will help.
Ideas?
 

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Yes, the new sub sounds much better than the old at modest power levels. But with the amplified Boston A Pros, it sounds so much richer and fuller at higher levels, and becomes a real bummer when the sub can't keep up because the rear quarter panel becomes a giant baby rattler.

I'm trying to decide on two options:

1. 2 - 8", 2 ohm BA Pros in the storage bin, fiberglass tub with MDF baffle board. I'm going to let a shop do it because I've learned from experience that the very first time you work with an unfamiliar medium, it will inevitably become a practice-project, and I don't have the frustration tolerance to deal with that anymore, especially for a (hopefully) one-time project.

2. Custom fiberglass enclosure molded to "blend" as aesthetically as possible into the rear right corner, next to the factory sub location. A single 10" 2 ohm BA Pro would sit in there instead of a pair of 8s.

I either have to loose the storage bin, or some rear cargo real estate. I'm leaning onthe storage bin because it will be a stealth approach. Why not have a fiberglass enclosure in the original sub location? Its been done before, but I feel it's too shallow and awkward of a shape to squeeze the full .5 cu ft I need out of it. Plus, I still need a place for the medium sized amp, and if I put it in the storage bin, I'm losing full use of that compartment anyhow, so I might as well stick two 8s in there, with the confidence that I have the right enclosure specs for it.

I'll be mounting a mono amp (why mono? More sub power for less space, compared to bridging a 2 channel) on the inside of the quarter panel, to the rear of the subwoofer opening, with the cable inputs near the hole.

Bruce

(not my real name, its just that I'm the only asian guy where I work and that's what they call me)
 

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I probably will go for Fiberglass RR panel. The whole right panel will be removed and lined with fiberglass inside. I don't know how its done. Somebody will do it for me.
 
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