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I agree with what you're saying jt, it sucksfor people like us. But it's good for the auto makers, because when they become outdated, it will force those who want the latest and greatest to just buy a new car...

He has posted around on here a bunch, and has a handle on what needs to be done (adding a LOC or Line Out Converter), but is having trouble accessing the back of the head unit. Unfortunately, I can't help there...

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@RYD - any "cons" to using LOCs vs. typical preamp outs? I know that the end result is the same, but is there an audio quality difference or anything like that?

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Cheap LOCs can cause degradation is sound quality, but a good-quality one will be un-noticeable from pre-out RCAs. The biggest drawback is controllability. With the pre-out RCAs, you can adjust the levels of the subwoofer/speakers through the headunit itself, which is not possible with a LOC

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Sound System Upgrade! HELP!

Hello,
I have a 2013 Impala LTZ with BOSE/XM/OnStar and would like to make some upgrades to the audio system:

1.Upgrade bass – Alpine SWS-12D4 Dual Voice core (x1) (already Installed)
a.Signal coming from rear deck 6.9 speakers via line converter going to the amp listed below.
b.Using kicker 4awg amplifier kit wiring.
c.Configured at 4 ohms 350 watts
i.Want to configure at 2 ohms 500 but pulls too much power and headlights dim extremely(any suggestions???)

2.Kenwood 5001PS 1000 watt mono amplifier (already installed)
a.Remote wire coming from front passenger floor circuit panel
b.Need help locating a better ground point

3.Pioneer AVH-4000NEX D-Din head unit (factory unit installed)
a.Want to keep XM radio capability
b.Want to keep steering wheel controls and chimes
c.Could care less about the OnStar but Im not sure what all goes into the functionality of having this after new HU.

4.I have a touch sensitive kill switch in line with my remote wire to cut off amp when don’t want base but still want base from 6.9’s

5.Would like to keep the BOSE amplifier powering all the other speakers (Tweaters and door speakers)

I did/will do all the work on my own so would accept all advice I can. I will upload pics of current setup
All that being said what are you guys suggestions as to what I should do/ get (harnesses converters Metro-gmos-lan-0, etc)
PS. Was thinking of adding power to system as well (Stinger batt or capacitor). Lights dim when window goes down or bass is hittin hard
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So I have an 04, I got the right harness, but the small plug has 5 wires: 2 black, 2 green, and 1 brown. ? My harness only has 4. What is goin on?
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I don't think so!

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Cool Please please please help!!!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP! I am new to all of this and have been searching for specific info on my 2014 Chevy LTZ limited with bose and am finding it extremely difficult. I hate the factory radio in it and am looking to install an in Dash Dvd/cd receiver with back up cam. I have been on Crutchfield and chatted to find out that because my car gets its temperature controls thru the radio it is not suggested to install new receiver. I WANT TO ANYWAY!!! and am wondering has anyone on here accomplished this??? Also would someone be so kind to explain to me the difference between the 2013 LTZ and 2014 because Crutchfield is not showing any parts to fit. Thanks!!

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Would you mind reading my post?? I need help!!!

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Depending on your needs, you may want to seriously consider a Rosen DS-GM1010-P11. It's a plug-and-play, touchscreen, OEM-look, DVD/Navigation head-unit. You can get them for $325 (refurbished) on the Rosen Outlet site. These head-units are very easy to install, don't require any adapters and retain all factory functions (steering-wheel controls, warning chimes, XM, OnStar, etc).

I have quite a few posts on here about this unit, including a full review. Very powerful unit and it looks like it came in the car from the factory.

EDIT: Here is a link to a thorough review:
http://www.impalaforums.com/audio-vi...it-review.html

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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP! I am new to all of this and have been searching for specific info on my 2014 Chevy LTZ limited with bose and am finding it extremely difficult. I hate the factory radio in it and am looking to install an in Dash Dvd/cd receiver with back up cam. I have been on Crutchfield and chatted to find out that because my car gets its temperature controls thru the radio it is not suggested to install new receiver. I WANT TO ANYWAY!!! and am wondering has anyone on here accomplished this??? Also would someone be so kind to explain to me the difference between the 2013 LTZ and 2014 because Crutchfield is not showing any parts to fit. Thanks!!
Temperature controls through the radio? That's not true at all for 8th gens lol.
You can slap in any aftermarket radio you want, granted you have the correct wiring harness/dash kit.
You may want to look into the "Plug and Play" double din's that JT told you about. If you aren't looking for simple plug and play then the world is yours, you can install just about any headunit you want lol.

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Yeah, that's of the great benefits of the 8th gens - can use any head-unit that you'd like! Like mentioned above, it doesn't interact with any other car functions (except for warning chimes and steering-wheel controls), so you have a LOT to choose from!

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Well why am i having such a hard time finding parts? I actually called a place to have it installed and when I told them what type of car I have they said that they do not have dash kit for my car. When I try to look up parts on Crutchfield for my make and model the site says that I can't get double din dvd..even did online chat

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I suspect that they think that you have a new style Impala (2014 non-Limited Impala). Since there are 2 completely different types of 2014 Impala, it causes a lot of confusion when it comes to parts.

To make things easier, just tell them you have a 2013 Impala! It's exactly the same as your 2014 Impala Limited.

That will help avoid a lot of confusion.

I'd still check out the Rosen though! :-)

EDIT: It looks like there is an issue with the Rosen Outlet website right now - it's now longer showing prices or letting you order anything. Last time I checked (week or two ago), you could get a refurbished Rosen 1010 for $325 - includes everything you need as well as a 90 day warranty.

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@Jtrosky,

What is the benefit of having the Rosen plug and play unit over the other type that I was originally looking into??

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Well why am i having such a hard time finding parts? I actually called a place to have it installed and when I told them what type of car I have they said that they do not have dash kit for my car. When I try to look up parts on Crutchfield for my make and model the site says that I can't get double din dvd..even did online chat
I had a similar problem when I got mine, called around to 3 audio stores, the 4th one ended up having it but by that time I had got mine from my cousin who got two of them from Amazon for the price that our local audio shops wanted to charge.

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7 inch Pioneer AVH4500XBT
Rear-view Camera
15 Inch D1 Ascendant Audio Havoc in the trunk
Concept HP-2000 pushing the sub
3 Pairs(6) of 6.5 Eminence Eminators
Diamond Audio S6.0x crossovers
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MB Quart RA2400 Powering the Eminences'
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