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Old 12-14-2012, 01:37 PM   #51
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thank you will be using this very soon
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Old 12-24-2012, 11:31 PM   #52
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works great thank you!!
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I finished up the install of a pioneer 2Din Appradio thanks to the how to posts.In was able to use the existing factory amp and sub thanks to the posts. The new system works flawlessly. Can't say thanks enough.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:39 AM   #54
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For the amp speaker wires, anyone know which is positive and which is negative. I have grey and white
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Good post worked for me! I looked for a while and this was the best post i could find. You used a couple unnecessary wires but it works. I just went straight from the RCA cable to the sub control wires on the plug.
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I know that this thread is a bit of a dinosaur, but it was a big help in adapting the factory subwoofer to the head unit I just installed. There was one thing that I did differently, though, that others may be interested in.

I didn't like the idea of tapping into the car's body harness for the steering wheel controls and subwoofer wiring. I wasn't planning on reusing the factory radio, so I took it apart and removed the female plug from the board. You will need a T-9 bit for the screws; I had it on a folding pocket Torx set. I softened the solder with an iron, and then pushed the wires through with a screwdriver. Flush wire-cutters would have been 100x easier, but I don't have any, and I didn't want to go to the store.

I then straightened out the plug's wires, and ended up with this:



Here is my harness with everything is soldered and shrink wrapped:




And everything installed. Hooray!



The head unit is a Pioneer DEH-X7500HD that I picked up from Crutchfield, with an Axxess ASWC-1. The DEH was the cheapest head unit I found with subwoofer pre-out/steering wheel control capability/HD radio/USB input.

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uh can I get labeled wires and some hi res pics i can zoom in on? very nice job.
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What about the steering wheel controls? I don't see that part.
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uh can I get labeled wires and some hi res pics i can zoom in on? very nice job.

Do you need help with the wiring? It's pretty simple, when is all said & done.

On the RCA plug, the center wire (the wire with the protective insulation around it) is the +.

The wire wrapped around the center wire, is the -

Regarding the actual wiring, it goes like this:

On the RCA plug, the center wire (the wire with the protective insulation around it) will get tapped into the black/white wire on the harness.

On the RCA plug, the outer wire (the wire around the protective insulation) will get tapped into the black/gray wire on the harness.

On the radio harness itself, (consult the manual for your specific model radio if you're not sure), the remote power wire is usually blue, or blue with a white stripe. If you happen to have both (like I did) you want the wire labeled "remote power" or something similar (the other blue wire was for a power antenna).

The "remote power" wire, is going to tap into the red & white wire on the amp/sub harness (the third harness in the pics on the first page)

Hope this helps!

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Do you need help with the wiring? It's pretty simple, when is all said & done.

On the RCA plug, the center wire (the wire with the protective insulation around it) is the +.

The wire wrapped around the center wire, is the -

Regarding the actual wiring, it goes like this:

On the RCA plug, the center wire (the wire with the protective insulation around it) will get tapped into the black/white wire on the harness.

On the RCA plug, the outer wire (the wire around the protective insulation) will get tapped into the black/gray wire on the harness.

On the radio harness itself, (consult the manual for your specific model radio if you're not sure), the remote power wire is usually blue, or blue with a white stripe. If you happen to have both (like I did) you want the wire labeled "remote power" or something similar (the other blue wire was for a power antenna).

The "remote power" wire, is going to tap into the red & white wire on the amp/sub harness (the third harness in the pics on the first page)

Hope this helps!

I have an 04 SVT im going to PM you...... trying to figure out what you did with that plug
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