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Old 03-14-2004, 08:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If I have an amp, where is it located? If I install a new HU is the amp bypassed with the aftermarket wiring harness? How powerful is the amp? Anything else I should know about installing the aftermarket HU. I should only need the wiring harness correct? Everything else should fit without a kit correct? What size is the hex screw btw....thakns for your help
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I think a 5 or 6 is the hex size.

The wireing harness does not bypass the amp.

The amp is most likely in the trunk on the drivers side behind the sidewall.

I'm not sure what if any extra work the HK system need for a change out.

To bypass the amp you can either rewire everything at the amp using all the stock wiring in the trunk. But the better method would run new wires to all the speakers and possibly replace some as well or get some passive crossovers depending on how the HK amp is configured....

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on a convertable the amp is behind the rear seats on the drivers side maybe in urs it will be around by drivers rear quarter panel. the converter plug will be rca type plugs (low input) and you will need a stereo with front and rear audio outputs there will be a remote wire to activate the amps built into the converter. this is so you still use the original amp which I think is alpine.try www.autoleads.co.uk the amp on a cabriolet is about 12in square so you can miss it if its the same as urs!
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by the way upgrade the speakers, put some expensive ones in must be quality and the amps will be quality they sound very loud and clear
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