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This is a discussion on After market sub install within the Electronics/Car Audio forums, part of the Interior Mods category; where do most people tap into rear door speaker wires for a high/low converter? I do not have stock subwoofer ...

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    where do most people tap into rear door speaker wires for a high/low converter? I do not have stock subwoofer I want to add my own. Wanna use stock radio for now. I would rather not remove door panels. Is it possible to catch the wires at the side pillar were front seatbelts are mounted? If so what color wires should I look for? I know others have done it but searches dont give me the "whole" answer.
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    anyone..anyone..............anyone.
    Damn this sucks.

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    I had a shop install my amp for me cause I'm awfully lazy, but I can tell you that they deciding that installing the amp under the passenger seat is the best place for it (closer to deck, keeps cabin temp).
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    Thanks Campell, I was planning on under the seat. I think its the best place too. For many reasons, shorter wires from the battery, less wires to be routed to the trunk and especially for keeping the lower CG. I am also being a lazy ass. If it was 5 years ago I would have ripped the door panel off and figured the wiring out with hesitating. Whats realy strange is I work in the robotics industry and I know electronics very well. But when I come home from work its the last thing I feel like dealing with. So knowing which wires to look for would just make it a little simpler for me. Well I think I am gonna be taking my meter and other tools home with me today.

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    same here i had someone else do it for me...and my two amps are under both seats

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    Quote Originally Posted by campbell
    I had a shop install my amp for me cause I'm awfully lazy, but I can tell you that they deciding that installing the amp under the passenger seat is the best place for it (closer to deck, keeps cabin temp).
    Where under the seat? I'm confused any chance you could upload a pic or two? I'm about to install an amp and sub in my car, and am looking for a spot for the amp.
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    I have one amp, its under the front passenger's seat. I originally had it running from the stock HU, you need to to find the - and + wires for the back speakers, I used this: http://www.ravensblade-impreza.com/m.../radiowrx.html

    Since then I have replaced the HU though.
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    yeah i've got an aftermarket HU w/preamp outputs for the sub.
    Did you just screw the amp into the floor of the car underneath the seat?
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    I used double sided foam tape
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04blkWRX
    I used double sided foam tape
    Foam tape? What's foam tape?
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    I don't know how to describe it, it's a thin spongy material with glue on both sides. It's comes in rolls from Home Depot or wherever. I think most double sided tape has some measurable thickness, the stuff I used is even thicker
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1-racer
    where do most people tap into rear door speaker wires for a high/low converter? I do not have stock subwoofer I want to add my own. Wanna use stock radio for now. I would rather not remove door panels. Is it possible to catch the wires at the side pillar were front seatbelts are mounted? If so what color wires should I look for? I know others have done it but searches dont give me the "whole" answer.
    Thanks

    Yep, its posible to get the wires at the side pillars... Be carefull, they are the same colors as the powerwindows. Don't ask how I know this. I look around I have the colors you need...
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    I spliced in right where the wires go into the rear door speakers.. took the door panel off. The crappy part was fishing the wire through the rubber acordian hose that protects the wires when you have the door open.. that was a PITA

    then I just ran the wires under the carpet, under the rear seats and into the trunk to the amp.

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    You guys make this way too hard.

    take off the radio, splice into the rear speaker output. The left rear is red/black - white/red, and the right side is red/white - blue/yellow. Order of wires is +, -. Removing the radio is a lot easier than fishing wires, removing panels, and you only need a phillips screwdirver and a crimper. The RCA cable is easily run under the carpet to where your amp is. let me know how it works out.
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