I am going to attempt to upgrade my audio in my new 2014 Tacoma DC. I am just looking for a simple up grade. Something that will make my truck stereo more enjoyable. I don't need to wake the neighbors but I want a little more base and better sounding speakers. I have already purchased Polk DB6501 component speakers for the front doors, Polk DB651 coaxial speakers for the rear doors, and a Kicker Hidaway Compact powered sub. I have figured out and ordered the hardware needed to change out the speakers but I am having a little difficulty figuring out how and where to mount my Kicker Hideaway Sub. I removed the storage compartment from behind the driver side rear seat and have mounted the Kicker sub on a board I then bolted to the rear of the cab. I don't think the wire harness supplied is long enough to get to where I need to make my connections since I will need to route the wires down the drivers side under the toe plates.
My first question is can I pick up my speaker connections for the Kicker sub from the factory rear door speaker harness without interfering with proper functioning of my rear door speakers? I know I have to take the power cable all the way to the battery.
Second question is, The Kicker sub has an Automatic turn-on selection switch with two choices, Remote turn on or DC offset turn on. The owners manual suggests using the Remote turn on as first choice, so where or to what do I connect my +12V auto on harness lead to in order to operate in the Remote Turn On mode?
I am an old guy and certainly no electronics expert so please be simple and as clear as possible with your replies, and any and all help will be greatly appreciated.
If after I get everything set up and I think this set up needs a little more amp I am considering also adding a possible Alpine KTP-445U or a Clarion XC1410 to drive the Polk speakers, but I want to hear how it sounds before making that decision.