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|05-06-2019 11:28 AM|
|iOFtheBEHOLDER||Bump still need info|
|08-04-2018 11:19 PM|
Need some help hardwiring bypass
I have a 2003 Dakota with the infinity amp, it's causing a lot of problems, I want to bypass but with so many replies in this thread getting a bit confused so I was looking for some help to just hardwire the bypass without using the two harness solution, is this possible? What colours on the two harness' attached to the amp need to be connected?
If not could I get some detailed instructions on how to do it for the 2003 Dakota w/Infinity amp and which Metra harness' I would need
|05-02-2018 08:15 AM|
|Jeffk86||I'm trying to bypass stock amp in a 2004 dodge Durango and was told I need a bypass amplifier switch I can't find any please help|
|02-13-2018 10:56 PM|
|shovelface90||none of the images will load, can u send them to me via something else?|
|12-09-2016 03:54 AM|
Originally Posted by magnethead View Post
|12-07-2016 11:15 PM|
So apparently the same guy in charge of several other complicated bolts was also in charge of the infinity amplifier. It's held in by 3 13/32 bolts, and the top one is behind the blower motor. What a genius he was!!!!
Alas, I did get it out. one click of the ratchet was all the range of motion that I had. Connector A went in no problem, but connector B needs the teller of the 2 short teeth cut down to match the shortest one. You have to take the pins out of that side to get a dremel's cutting blade in the connector.
|12-06-2016 12:52 AM|
Thanks for the information. I figured I'd be okay but wasn't sure. It's a pioneer head unit, i forget the model. Few years old as I best recall.
Harnesses came from amazon, about to solder them up. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to get into the kick panel and start pulling the amplifier out. Goal is to (somehow) fit this little kiddo in the amplifier's place. Housing dimensions are 7" x 4", and 2 inches tall. I know it's taller than the factory amp, I just don't know by how much. Worst case, I'll hit the junkyard and dremel up one cover out of two.
|12-06-2016 12:19 AM|
Most head units will put out to two and four-ohm speakers. Just at different wattages. I added Rockford Fosgates all the way around and kept my stock tweeters as well, It's been almost a year and I haven't had any issues.
While you're hooking up your wires to the new harness for the head unit, I would just leave the rears off of the harness as well, just to prevent a short in the future.
Next, get some small wire caps/crimps to put on the wires if you're going to hook them up. They wont come off like tape will in warm weather. You can buy a pack at any automotive store for like $2.
|12-03-2016 09:44 PM|
I have an aftermarket head unit, replaced the 2 front main speakers. the factory tweeters are still hooked up. Rear speakers are removed and wires taped off/isolated.
Can I safely bypass the amp, or will the 4 ohm lower speaker and 2 ohm tweeter represent way too low of an ohm value to the head unit? The FSM shows them in parallel with no crossover, so if the factory woofer and tweeter are both 2 ohms, that would be a 1 ohm load. So are the factory ones 4 ohms instead, or is the tweeter something like 16 ohms? I'd hate to just unhook it, but I suppose it's an option.
It's an extended cab that i'm building into a race truck, trying to reduce to the bare essentials and would like to mount the MSD where the factory amp is.
|09-02-2016 03:10 AM|
|Mopargirl04||Just got my bypass done, the sound quality difference with a new HU is amazing! Definitely worth the 8 bucks for both connectors on eBay!|
|08-24-2016 07:41 AM|
Originally Posted by dropitlow View Post
|08-12-2016 02:58 AM|
It's been 7 months since my post above...my bypass is still going strong!
I did have one issue which I though was the bypass. My stereo wouldn't play music and just said "Chk Wiring". I heard a noise behind my seat (regular cab) so I pulled the trim. The new speakers I put in were a bit larger than factory, and the wire connector/terminal was hitting the metal body when I'd hit a bump. I simply rotated the speaker to where the terminals were in an open space, and re-screwed them in again. No probs since.
|07-29-2016 09:16 PM|
|rsb61||For those of you looking for this connector, I just ordered the Metra 70-8901 through Amazon and expect delivery in 2 days. Today (July 2016), the price is $6.99 and free shipping via Amazon Prime, but also available at a lower price at third-party suppliers.|
|07-12-2016 05:03 AM|
|99blackknight||Why can't I see any of the pics ?|
|03-06-2016 01:40 AM|
Originally Posted by HIMRWONZ View Post
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