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How To: Sub/Stereo/Amp Install with Factory Radio *non-AAS*

Alright....well I made just a little bit of progress today on my sub install while using the factory radio with my non-AAS system in my '07

First off.....flip down the rear seats and pull the plastic push pins out that hold the back shelf down. A "panel/trim puller" (like from Crutchfield) reall


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ShapeOfEvil on 08-15-2007, 11:31 AM
here's a layman's question . . . why can't i just swap out the amp for a better one? besides the lack of mounting?
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snobrdrdan on 08-15-2007, 03:55 PM
that's been asked a bunch of times too, and I think you can (speakers are all 2ohms though w/AAS IIRC)

there might have been a reason why not, but I totally forget right now

do a search
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GMRedline on 10-28-2007, 12:00 PM
Super Excellent write up! I bow down to you Dan....

One question for you. Did your line output converter have a ground and did you have to ground it. I have everything hooked up but I am getting really bad crackling from my sub. I hooked it up to another sub and I get the same distortion.

So its either my amp or my line converter. I got the amp from my brother and he said it worked when he took it out. Its a cheap old Jensen but it was plenty to power the sub I bought. I have a Fosgate Punch 500 that I am going to hook up today to see if I have the same problem.


NEVERMIND. It was the amp. Dam that sucks because my punch is way too big for this 10" poineer i have....

I could always throw in my Orion 12" and bump like I did when I was 20!!!




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snobrdrdan on 10-29-2007, 05:56 PM
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Super Excellent write up! I bow down to you Dan....

One question for you. Did your line output converter have a ground and did you have to ground it. I have everything hooked up but I am getting really bad crackling from my sub. I hooked it up to another sub and I get the same distortion.

So its either my amp or my line converter. I got the amp from my brother and he said it worked when he took it out. Its a cheap old Jensen but it was plenty to power the sub I bought. I have a Fosgate Punch 500 that I am going to hook up today to see if I have the same problem.


NEVERMIND. It was the amp. Dam that sucks because my punch is way too big for this 10" poineer i have....

I could always throw in my Orion 12" and bump like I did when I was 20!!!
My write-ups are always good!

Yeah they provide a ground on the LOC's, but I've never had to use it though.

I'd use the Punch amp & just turn down the gain so that you don't blow it & you should be fine
OR
Just buy another 10" sub & have 2 subs and then bridge the amp (if needed)....that's what I did!
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GMRedline on 10-29-2007, 06:38 PM
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I'd use the Punch amp & just turn down the gain so that you don't blow it & you should be fine
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Just buy another 10" sub & have 2 subs and then bridge the amp (if needed)....that's what I did!
I used the punch amp. I have the bass gain all the way down on the amp and one click away from the min on the headunit. The treble is set one click away from the max on the headunit and I had to adjust the Fad toward the front about 4 clicks from the center.

I used a sub out of the cobalt. I got it cheap off of cobaltss. I'll probably start a new thread and share some pics.

Thanks for your help.



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XeroState on 10-29-2007, 06:42 PM
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I used the punch amp. I have the bass gain all the way down on the amp and one click away from the min on the headunit. The treble is set one click away from the max on the headunit and I had to adjust the Fad toward the front about 4 clicks from the center.

I used a sub out of the cobalt. I got it cheap off of cobaltss. I'll probably start a new thread and share some pics.

Thanks for your help.
I have the stock 'balt sub too.. it can handle a far amount of power [I have my sub on max gain but my deck has it's setting turned down to basically the minimum... the way I see it, it's easier to alter settings in the car than in the trunk..haha]
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snobrdrdan on 10-30-2007, 04:39 PM
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I used a sub out of the cobalt. I got it cheap off of cobaltss. I'll probably start a new thread and share some pics.

Thanks for your help.
I thought the Cobalt sub didn't fit in our car???

How do you have it attached?? I'm curious to see how this looks....post some pics up!!
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snobrdrdan on 10-30-2007, 04:40 PM
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[I have my sub on max gain but my deck has it's setting turned down to basically the minimum... the way I see it, it's easier to alter settings in the car than in the trunk..haha]
I do that too.....if you need more bass, just turn up the adjustment on the HU....waaaay easier
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XeroState on 10-30-2007, 05:42 PM
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I thought the Cobalt sub didn't fit in our car???

How do you have it attached?? I'm curious to see how this looks....post some pics up!!
The "formed-plastic" housing will not fit, the sub itself is is just a 10" sub that can be mounted in any 10" sub box/custom box.

Trust me, I tried and even thought about smashing the box to make it fit...haha
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snobrdrdan on 10-30-2007, 06:02 PM
Ohhh...just the sub....I get it

I was gonna say...the trunks are totally different styles
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