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    Factory sub question

    Anybody with an aftermarket HU still running the factory sub? Do I have to cut into the sub harness? I'm not looking for anything much, but I want to keep SOME low end in the car w/o having to install an additional amp and subs. Any advice would be appreciated.

    Also- does anyone else's factory HU have problems playing burned cds?
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    I'm running an Alpine HU with everything else factory (for now). I bought an Alpine <-> WRX wiring harness, and the sub worked without any extra work.
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    Thanks - I pulled the HU and saw the plug for the sub shoved up under the AC controls. After looking at it, I saw it was just a plug and play setup, and it took me all of 20 sec. to hook it up. Works great now.

    Btw- for those that are curious, the factory sub is a 6" mid bass type sub, with a built in Panasonic 120 watt (peak, about 50 rms) amp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by houdini
    I'm running an Alpine HU with everything else factory (for now). I bought an Alpine <-> WRX wiring harness, and the sub worked without any extra work.
    I have been looking for a Alpine to WRX wiring harness but can't seem to find one. Where did you get yours? I would like to avoid soldering. Thanks.
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    Nevermind. Discovered butt-connectors, shrink tubing and black electrical tape Clean install and sounds great.
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    SPT Intake w/Heatshield
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    STI Short Throw Shifter
    Alpine CDA-9857 Stereo w/XM SAT Radio & iPod Connections
    JL Audio w3 Sealed Subwoofer Box w/JL Audio 250/1 Monoblock Amp
    Garmin c330 StreetPilot GPS

    Tickets ...Northern VA cops suck!
    JUN '06 - Speeding Warning, 76 in a 55 (VA) cruise control was set at 70
    AUG '06 - Window Tint (VA) 4:30am on the interstate

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