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Aftermarket HU installation with premium sound (non-bose)?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:21 am    Post subject:  Aftermarket HU installation with premium sound (non-bose)? Reply with quote

(Just ignore all this if you could just give me a run-down on how to install an aftermarket head unit with this adapter assuming I have the premium non-bose sound system with on-star.)

I have installed subs in my car with the factory head unit, that's all the experience I have with audio so I have a few questions about installing a head unit.

1) This question may answer them all. Where do I plug in the rca wires in the picture of that adapter? Does my car have a factory amp or something that they plug into?

2) I have the premium sound system (cd player, not bose, I don't think) with on-star. Is there something I will have to do to install a head unit other than just a plug and play wiring harness thingy having to deal with the factory amp (if there is one)?

3) What all is there to do involved with the wiring harness? Here's my knowedge of all I have to do so far:

Remove dash, take factory radio out (unplug a couple connectors from the back).
Connect those connectors to the aftermarket harness.
Plug the harness into the new radio.

Expansion on my knowledge of the instructions would help loads.

Thanks guys!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:43 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The RCA wires should connect to the front and rear RCA outputs on the back of your aftermarket HU. Your car should have the factory amp in the trunk if you have the premium sound.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:48 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Dominus wrote:
The RCA wires should connect to the front and rear RCA outputs on the back of your aftermarket HU. Your car should have the factory amp in the trunk if you have the premium sound.


So will I have to plug or unplug anything directly from the factory amp or will this harness handle it straight from the head unit to the speakers?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:51 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

the harness handles the amp and retains your onstar

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:53 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Dominus wrote:
the harness handles the amp and retains your onstar


Ok, and final question: will there be any loose wires whatsoever to deal with or literally just plug everything in after you connect the wires?

Thanks for the help btw. Very good news for me Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:03 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

depending on your headunit you may have extra orange (dim) wires because they are for auto dim on the headunit which most dont have. but other than that no i think its mostly just plug and play.

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