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wiring up an amp

what do i need to wire an amp to my stock cd player? i did a search but i didn't find anything.
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Some sort of line-level converter I think.
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does anyone elts have some info for me?
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if no one answers by tomorrow afternoon i'll be able to tell you. my friend did it to his, so i'll ask him and post it tomorrow
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You can also use a Audio control LC 6 or LC8, but they are not cheap.
heres a link about them.
http://www.mobileaudiocontrol.com/de...17612&l1=17612

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You can also use a Audio control LC 6 or LC8, but they are not cheap.
heres a link about them.
http://www.mobileaudiocontrol.com/de...17612&l1=17612

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i dont want to spend alot of money.

that would be sweet if you could do that for me texasbullseye89
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you'll need to get a line converter which will give ya RCA's..
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Then I would just go buy a line converter. You can pick one up just about anywhere that sells car audio. here is a bunch on ebay, to give you a idea what you need.

http://search.ebay.com/search/search...trypage=search

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RF 3sixty FTW

not cheap though
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Wow I thought the Audio Control stuff was pricey.

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thanks guy's. i'll check out that ebay link when i get home because my school blocked ebay.
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why dont you just buy a after market sterio...?
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why dont you just buy a after market sterio...?
i dont have the money for the HU i want. i already bought new speakers so i am going to put in an amp then when i get the money, i'll buy the HU.
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Just save up and buy a good HU. I good HU and amp combo will sound sooo much better than the stock and a line-out converter. You may or may not notice a difference with a LOC and the stock, but you will notice a difference with a HU and and amp. Just save up man, you'll be glad.
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Just save up and buy a good HU. I good HU and amp combo will sound sooo much better than the stock and a line-out converter. You may or may not notice a difference with a LOC and the stock, but you will notice a difference with a HU and and amp. Just save up man, you'll be glad.
the HU i want is $500. i dont mind spending money to make my stock one work for a while. my brother has his stock HU and it sounds good.


i have to go to english. i'll get home around 2:50. i'll check out that link and see how mutch that coast. i'll talk more about it later tonight.
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You will need the line output converter which will hook up to your factory headunit using right and left channel positive and negative speaker wires from the wiring harness behind your factory head unit. The other side of the Line output converter has 2 (or 4 depending on what you buy, you should only need 2) RCA pluglets (as in female RCA's) that will hook up to your amplifier. You will also need to run the remote turn on lead from the amp to a fuse in your fusebox that only gets current when the accessories are turned on, unless you have a guide which shows you the wire in your harness that has 12volts only on accessory turn on. Other than that its the same as installing any other amplifier.

Power
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Speaker/Subwoofer signal wire

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Btw, the line output converter should be around 30 bucks.
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^^ also if you need your headunit pulled and you don't have ford OEM stereo keys, the service department at your nearest dealer will do it for free, reguardless of where you bought it.
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thanks for all info popecruz. as for the stereo pullers, i just used metal coat hangers.
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i just pull the bezel and push on the clips and pull it out, lol. but I've gotten it down to about a 2 minute process. Much easier than I ever could with coat hangers or any of that business.
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