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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-28-2008, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Question Stock Head Unit RCA AUX's?????

I have a bone stock stereo in my 07 LS. Does our factory CD play head unit have RCA AUX outputs in the back? Id like to put 1 12in kicker with a small amp just for some added bass so i didnt want to have to purchase a new head unit b/c i really like mine. Also does anyone know which wire that comes off the head unit I should use to power the remote wire for the amp? Thank you very much.

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as far as the rca's go, you just need to get, a hi/low filter (at least thats what i've always heard them called) you tap into the speaker wires and it has a little box with the rca jacks in it. as far as the remote wire goes you can just tap into a fuse that shuts off with the ignition, just make sure its nothing important, you know ignition, ecm, that kinda thing. it works, dunno if its the proper way to rig it but it works.
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That sounds like the way to go short of buying a new head unit!

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-29-2008, 11:46 PM
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Actually, it's sometimes called a hi/low adapter. It doesn't filter anything. They're also known as line-out converters or line-output converters., among other names.

As for the remote wire, you can technically tap into the something at the fuse box, or you can buy a line-out converter that actually creates a remote-turn on for you. Check it out:
Peripheral Electronics SVENR

They have the owners manual and product info on the site. Pretty handy little device.
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thanks for your help guys, i bought a LOC80. hopefully this will do the job

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That should work for the line-out solution, but you still need to grab a signal for your remote turn on. Since it's such a low amperage signal, a (usually) easy spot to grab it is at the ciggy lighter. This is also generally safe as the ciggy lighter is not (usually) tied into any of the complicated electronics. Do make sure to put a 1-amp fuse on the line though. The wire doesn't carry much current, but it can still short out and damage either the amp or any other in-line circuit.
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