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Old 05-27-2011, 08:52 AM   #81
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Still alive, but don't have much time to roam forums as I used to. Good to see you are still around.
Yup, trying to hit 10k posts! I come in here once in awhile. I must admit, car audio has taken a back seat to hitting the track. I'm not up to date on the latest and greatest.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:10 PM   #82
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I suppose creating kickpanels for the BSW components wouldn't work properly with the stock amp/hu.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:45 PM   #83
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I suppose creating kickpanels for the BSW components wouldn't work properly with the stock amp/hu.
The whole purpose of the BSW speakers are the fact that they are drop-in.
If you are building kick panels, then get standard speakers. Just try to get something that matches the ohm rating on the stock door speakers.
They probably won't get loud enough on the stock amp.
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:08 AM   #84
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It would be great if one of you audio gurus can oblige me. I am trying to replace the entire audio system with an amp-sub, amp-speaker system as well as a new head unit. The trouble is, a) there seems to be no space for the harness to allow the new head unit to slide right in. Also, there seems to be no space for the new preamp wires to drop down to the floor to be taken to the trunk where I am mounting my amplifier. Does any of the side panels come off to allow me access to those wires? Or what is the best way forward if I MUST replace the headunit along with the other components?
b) Will the Boston S60 components fit in the front door? Will I need an adapter for that?
c) Where are the factory amps located in the car, which has an HK system? And how do I remove them?
Thanks a lot for all your help! I love the car, but it is sooo hard to work on. I have never had so much trouble putting in an audio system in ANY car before.
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Check the links sticky for details. To answer your questions directly:
a) it is easier to remove ac vent so you can push wires and harnesses out of the way. You can either push them on top of the radio or towards the left (behind cluster).
b) best thing to do is cut door metal and build ring spacers if you want midbass. I have a thread about his.
c) Factory amps are on left side of trunk behind liner.

Car is not hard to work. It just takes a bit of research or experience to figure out.
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:07 PM   #86
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CA1242: I did check the sticky links. However, the one closest to my application also left the stock head unit in. I want to use NONE of the stock audio wiring or components. So I want to replace the head, amps, speakers and subwoofers. Could you please point me to the correct link for this? Or at least tell me how I should drop the amp wires to the floor and lead them to the trunk?
Thanks so much and I really appreciae you helping me.
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If you are getting new amps, then run RCAs to the back. You can reuse existing wires from OEM amp harness to go to stock speaker locations. Speaker crossovers would go in the back. You can run amp wires through the center hump under the carpet (a lot of work, but best to avoid noise), or you could runs them along door sills on drivers side (don't run through passenger's side)
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Thanks CA1242, but I am unable to find a clear line of access from the rear of the deck to the floor. The back of the deck has a plastic firewall. Do I have to drill a hole in that? Or will removing the glovebox allow me to draw the wires from the deck?
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Go up drivers side. Remove panel under radio and panel under dash for access to cut across. Then remove door sills and rear seat.
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Are there any screws I must watch out for?
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Screws on panel around shifter, hvac panel, panel under the dash. Just take your time.
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