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Old 10-07-2011, 12:06 AM   #1
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Install new stereo with RHB head unit

Hi guys,

I was wondering if anyone has tried to upgrade there stereo and but keep the stock RHB head unit. THe sound just isn't cutting it for me, but i like the interface with the stereo. And i paid a pretty penny for it! I feel like the speakers would be easy to replace, but installing an aftermarket amp would be the tricky part. I don't think jeep would have been nice enough to put pre-outs on the head unit.

Let me know guys,

Thanks!

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Old 10-07-2011, 07:30 AM   #2
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Hi guys,

I was wondering if anyone has tried to upgrade there stereo and but keep the stock RHB head unit. THe sound just isn't cutting it for me, but i like the interface with the stereo. And i paid a pretty penny for it! I feel like the speakers would be easy to replace, but installing an aftermarket amp would be the tricky part. I don't think jeep would have been nice enough to put pre-outs on the head unit.

Let me know guys,

Thanks!
I'm assuming that you don't have the Infinity speakers/sub upgrade? If not, you can splice into the sound bar speaker wire and run to a rear amp/sub. If you do have the upgrade already, then you simply splice into the current sub wiring. Power to the amp can be had by slicing into the pink wire under the steering column and running the wire to the rear. The kicker upgrade speakers are ideal as they are plug and play into the existing front and sound bar wiring.

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I'm assuming that you don't have the Infinity speakers/sub upgrade? If not, you can splice into the sound bar speaker wire and run to a rear amp/sub. If you do have the upgrade already, then you simply splice into the current sub wiring. Power to the amp can be had by slicing into the pink wire under the steering column and running the wire to the rear. The kicker upgrade speakers are ideal as they are plug and play into the existing front and sound bar wiring.
All of this is good advice except for splicing into the pink wire for power to the amp. Unless of course this poster was refering to a switched wire to turn on the amp(in which case I apologize). It's always best to run your amp power cable directly to the battery(fused of course).
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All of this is good advice except for splicing into the pink wire for power to the amp. Unless of course this poster was refering to a switched wire to turn on the amp(in which case I apologize). It's always best to run your amp power cable directly to the battery(fused of course).
That's correct. I was referring to the switched wire and not the power cable from the battery.
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That's correct. I was referring to the switched wire and not the power cable from the battery.
Figured as much......gotta be clear on the intenet though. Some poor sap might have tried to power up their amp from that ignition switched wire and poped their ignition fuse and been all confused.(not everyone on internet forums is mechanically or electrically inclined)
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I agree!

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