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can I wire an amp + new front + rear speakers to the stock Bose headunit and stock sub ?

I had some problems with my speakers , so a buddy of mine gave me his for free , oh yea , amp was free too


there is no way Im changing my head unit ( I know it would make a difference - I had an Alpine in it before )
reason for leaving it stock ?
1. too many car break ins in my hood lately ,plus I dont always park my car in a garage.
2. dont want to spend any money now..

any help would be appreciated..
 

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toykilla will be all over this one as he is very knowledgable about audio stuff. sorry i can't help ya
 

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Oh Josh.............

I think there was another thread about this that concluded the answer is no, but I might be wrong
 

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Nevermind, I found the thread and it was the other way around. They wanted to keep the Bose speakers and change out the HU
 

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I'd have to imagine that theirs a harness for any kind of speaker isn't there? I don't know **** about car audio, but I do know enough about computer and audio wiring in general, and you can almost always fit things together if you get the right adapters.
 

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Killa get in here...
I might just get the head unit too and park everyday in the garage..
but then if I get the head unit , Im gonna have to get the eq , and then subs + amp and then ... here we go again
 

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you have to splice into the speaker wire off the back of the stock stereo to send a signal to your amps. if your amps have speaker level inputs, you can connect the wires directly. if they don't, like JL amps that only have RCA ins, you have to get the JL RCA cables that at one end have male RCA connectors and the other end have speaker wire. tap into the speaker wire (strip, solder, tape) and run it to your amps. i assume you're leaving the stock sub in and functioning, so don't touch anything that has to do with that, just tap into the 4 speaker wires to get your signal.

killa probably has a better explanation or way to do it but if you can understand me trying to get my thoughts into this post, then it'll do the trick for you.
 

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To your question can you do it. YES.

As GSoccer24 you usually need a line converter. However I disagree with the assessment about the JL Audio not having a line in converter built into the amp (mine does). The thing that you will need to worry about though is the stock bose amplifier. If you are installing an aftermarket amp you do not want an amplified signal to be fed into the new amp.

If your amp does not have a line converter built in there are lots of LC's out there, Here's one.

Basically what you will end up doing is cutting the speaker lines, sending the output from your HU into the Line Converter, then running the amp output back to where you cut the line and splice the new Amp supplied feed.

Hope this helps. If you have specific questions ask them, it is easier to answer direct questions then filling out an entire DIY.
 
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