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Old 02-04-2004, 04:58 PM   #1
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Help with audio

I have a 2000 SE...
and I am wondering if it's possible to hook an amplifier to the cd system that already comes with the car. So, if anyone could give me some direction on what to do I would really appreciate it.


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Old 02-04-2004, 05:35 PM   #2
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Yes its possible you can get this thing (dont know what it is called) from radio shack. You hook it up to the stock cd player and it has rca outputs.It would probaly be better to have a shop do it for you.
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Old 02-04-2004, 06:44 PM   #3
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Wicked, thanks for your help!
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why dont you want to put in a new deck?
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Old 02-04-2004, 08:40 PM   #5
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Because, it seems like the deck is larger than most decks that you can buy, so that's why I'm wanting to loop through the OEM deck. Why, are there problems that come with setting it up that way?
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My brother had his hooked up like that in his F-150 for a while and never had any problems but it would probaly sound better on a aftermarket deck,but if you arereally serious about it and going with a pretty big system then get an aftermarket hed unit.I have one of them things i was talking about in my other post right in front ofme.
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umm, they make these things called line-in converters, they change the line level (speaker inputs) into RCA's, they're self powered, and just need a lead ran from a left and right speaker. typically cost ya about $15
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i think you would get much better sound from a good aftermarket deck. you can get install kits that takes care of all the wiring, an antenna adapter to plug your antenna to your deck, and dash kit so that takes up the extra space in the dash. it doesnt look that bad, mine has a little cargo tray above my deck that takes up the extra space. i got the wiring harness, antenna adapter and dash kit for a total of like 30 bucks or something from www.sounddomain.com. all i had to do was splice the wiring harness to my stereo, and plug it into the car, total install took like 20 minutes from the boxes on the doorstep to working deck.

i am very happy with it. i can post a pic if you want, but it might take a little while, my batteries are dead in my cheap digicameracrap, just let me know.

the only other trick is that there is a special tool needed to get the stock deck out of the dash, its an anti-theft thing. i just went into my dealer and had them pull it. if they wont do it, you can buy that tool pretty cheap too.
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Yeah, I think I might go with an after market cd and fill with something there...can you give me any advice on where to get that type of thing?
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