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I need a question answered...

if you have a 300c with a factory CD player with premium boston acoustic system and i want to change out the deck. would i need to purchase a harness or bypass the factory amp and run new wires for the speakers?

someone please get back to me ASAP!!
call me if you have to... (858) 829 8336.
 

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stinasaurus said:
I need a question answered...

if you have a 300c with a factory CD player with premium boston acoustic system and i want to change out the deck. would i need to purchase a harness or bypass the factory amp and run new wires for the speakers?

someone please get back to me ASAP!!
call me if you have to... (858) 829 8336.
Well, this is a little hard to deal with in a short response. Are you going to keep the factory speakers, and sub? - if you answer yes than I suggest keeping the factory CD player. The problem with the can bus system (not like any old stereo in a normal american car) is that if you replace the factory deck you will have to run the speaker wire from the factory amp to an after market amp (this is what I did and it was $300.00 in labor and a pain) or revert the wiring to the deck. Meaning either using all after market amps or using the deck for power (deck for power is not good at all...).

I am not a car audio installer or anything like that so I am not positive but I think these are the only 2 ways. DO NOT use the after market CD player power, you will hate it. And not be able to use the factory center channel most likely or the factory subwoofer.

If you want to do it correctly, you will get a new CD player of choice, amp for the mids and highs and then a sub amp for a new subwoofer that you would generally add to the trunk. The factory one is crap anyway. All of this is not cheap - probably end up costing you like $1500 minimum if you get good gear with deck, 2 amps, new speakers and sub system and labor.

I would suggest keeping the factory system unless you have the cash to dump into it...

I have this as follows.

A Kenwood DVD player in dash.
Front JL audio 3 way set with 2x6.5" in the doors, 2x4" in dash and 2x1" tweets in the doors.
Rear JL audio Coax 6.5"
JL 450x4 (150x2w and 75x2w).
JL 500.1 (500 w x1) sub power.
JL 8W7 woofer under rear deck with a custom box.
 

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Well, this is a little hard to deal with in a short response. Are you going to keep the factory speakers, and sub? - if you answer yes than I suggest keeping the factory CD player. The problem with the can bus system (not like any old stereo in a normal american car) is that if you replace the factory deck you will have to run the speaker wire from the factory amp to an after market amp (this is what I did and it was $300.00 in labor and a pain) or revert the wiring to the deck. Meaning either using all after market amps or using the deck for power (deck for power is not good at all...).

I am not a car audio installer or anything like that so I am not positive but I think these are the only 2 ways. DO NOT use the after market CD player power, you will hate it. And not be able to use the factory center channel most likely or the factory subwoofer.

If you want to do it correctly, you will get a new CD player of choice, amp for the mids and highs and then a sub amp for a new subwoofer that you would generally add to the trunk. The factory one is crap anyway. All of this is not cheap - probably end up costing you like $1500 minimum if you get good gear with deck, 2 amps, new speakers and sub system and labor.

I would suggest keeping the factory system unless you have the cash to dump into it...

I have this as follows.

A Kenwood DVD player in dash.
Front JL audio 3 way set with 2x6.5" in the doors, 2x4" in dash and 2x1" tweets in the doors.
Rear JL audio Coax 6.5"
JL 450x4 (150x2w and 75x2w).
JL 500.1 (500 w x1) sub power.
JL 8W7 woofer under rear deck with a custom box.
i'm not too worried about the cost or labor ( i get things installed for free. )
i just don't want to get a new amp or speakers as i'm happy with the
ones that came stock.

i have a new dvd unit...

http://www.valordvd.com/product/productinformation.asp?productid=DDA-650W

to be honest with you, i have really have no idea what i'm talking about. i guess i just need to know what to do.. if i have to bypass the amp and run new wires for the speakers..or just buy the harness i guess??
 

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Stina

Have your installers check here
it talks about a harness.

Hope that helps.




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