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Need help: anyone know how to hook up a sub to a stock radio?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Camo23, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Jun 6, 2010 at 10:28 PM
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    Camo23

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    I have a 2002 tacoma prerunner and i was wondering if i could hook up a sub to the stock radio... if you know how please tell me thank you
     
  2. Jun 7, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    you can but it can be a bitch, 1st you need to go to walmart or best buy and look for a rca adapter it should look like a little oval or square box with wires on one end and two holes like you would see on the front of your tv on the other. then you need to get the amp instalation kit you can pick that up from walmart also its the cheapest ive found there are a couple choices but make sure you pick the one with the wattage big enough to handle you amp. once u get everything you haft to wire in the rca adapter into your speaker wire, in the amp wiring kit you have a ground wire, a power wire, and a remote wire. the ground wire of course goes to a good ground thats simple, the power wire runs to your battery, and the remote wire since u dont have an aftermarket head unit you haft to wire it in to something that comes only when the truck is on other wise you'll have a dead battery, my friend wired his into his radio fuse so you could do the same
     
  3. Jun 7, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    wire the rca adapter into the stock speaker wire right?
     
  4. Jun 7, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    The best option is to use a High-Low Converter. I think Radio Shack may have one. WalMart might. Just tap into one of your rear door speaker wire. It will run under the plastic floor piece at the door jam on the floor. I don't remember the colors of the 2 wires.

    The converter will accept the + & - wires filter out the highs and leave you with the Left and Right RCA Jacks.
     
  5. Jun 7, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    You could use an amplifier that has speaker level inputs. I'm not sure how this would affect your speaker impedance though. These inputs are generally not used in conjunction with a parallel wired speaker.
     
  6. Jun 7, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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    go to the audio store and buy a lo/hi converter and it will splice inot your rear postive and negatice speaker wires. and it will provide aux cable imputs
     
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    or what holden said. BEST OPTION
     
  8. Jun 7, 2010 at 10:33 PM
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    I agree with CMACK. Do it right the first time and you will be happy.
     
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