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Jetripplef 05-22-2013 05:25 PM

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Originally Posted by C.E.Divine (Post 460830)
Read through this

http://www.impalaforums.com/audio-vi...tegration.html

I posted youtube videos showing where to run the power wire, and getting to the back of the factory stereo to add in the line out converter. Go on sonicelectronix.com, and search for a pac AOEM-GM1416 line out converter if you don't have bose, or AOEM-GM1416A if you have bose. It is plug and play, so you don't have to cut into your factory wiring to add an amp. That way, if you ever sell the car, you can convert back to factory with no trace you ever had an amp.

The converter has speaker wire passthroughs as well, so you can use the factory speakers, and then use the rca outputs to run the amp. If you only need the one channel of rca's fir the amp, use the rear channel for the amp. That way, the front channels have their full power going to the front speakers.

If you have any more questions, feel free to pm me. I can take you from start to finish on a whole sound system on your car.

Watched the videos but either didn't get to the part of you plugging in the Amp RCA wires or i Missed it.

But is it just like installing it with an aftermarket head unit?

you only plug in the amp to 2 of the rca connectors and the other 2 are left alone?

I am just trying to figure out exactly what i need to do. Have installed many in my time but never one to a stock head unit in a headache of a car like my impala haha.

beast50 05-27-2013 12:26 AM

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Originally Posted by dsmith2010 (Post 504226)
i have my 2011 ltz impala hooked up with the PAC oem-gm1416 and it works very well with the bose system, it works amazingly well, no issues, great sound and makes xm radio even better since there is actually bass with it

same here, 2011 LT with BOSE, no problems :ok3:

beast50 05-27-2013 12:29 AM

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Originally Posted by dsmith2010 (Post 504226)
i have my 2011 ltz impala hooked up with the PAC oem-gm1416 and it works very well with the bose system, it works amazingly well, no issues, great sound and makes xm radio even better since there is actually bass with it

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Originally Posted by Jetripplef (Post 672730)
Watched the videos but either didn't get to the part of you plugging in the Amp RCA wires or i Missed it.

But is it just like installing it with an aftermarket head unit?

you only plug in the amp to 2 of the rca connectors and the other 2 are left alone?

I am just trying to figure out exactly what i need to do. Have installed many in my time but never one to a stock head unit in a headache of a car like my impala haha.

Yes, I used the rear RCA's on the PAC unit to drive my amp. I have a mono amp and 1 sub.

g25racer 05-29-2013 08:57 PM

Easiest and safest way to get remote turn on or constant power. Find a circuit in the fuse box that turns on with ignition or has power all the time. I have numerous fuse-taps in my car for various uses.

These basically add a fused 12v power source from a fuse slot. There are cheaper ones that just use a piece of bent metal but, those are NOT fused.


RYD SLO 05-30-2013 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by g25racer (Post 685306)
Easiest and safest way to get remote turn on or constant power. Find a circuit in the fuse box that turns on with ignition or has power all the time. I have numerous fuse-taps in my car for various uses.

These basically add a fused 12v power source from a fuse slot. There are cheaper ones that just use a piece of bent metal but, those are NOT fused.

Amazon.com: ATM Add-A-Circuit (same function as Bussmann BP/HHH), ATM Fuse Tap: Musical Instruments

Can't get remote turn on with these in the 8th gen, but they are certainly the easiest (and most easily reversible) way to do it

g25racer 05-30-2013 10:56 PM

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Originally Posted by RYD SLO (Post 686298)
Can't get remote turn on with these in the 8th gen, but they are certainly the easiest (and most easily reversible) way to do it

That's right I forgot. Can you please tell me why?

RYD SLO 05-31-2013 04:35 AM

All of the fuses in the 8th gen are always hot. I believe you need to tap into the RAP relay for switched power

g25racer 05-31-2013 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by RYD SLO (Post 687866)
All of the fuses in the 8th gen are always hot. I believe you need to tap into the RAP relay for switched power

Gotcha. That's crazy :ok3:

GEEMEZ 02-15-2014 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by dsmith2010 (Post 504226)
i have my 2011 ltz impala hooked up with the PAC oem-gm1416 and it works very well with the bose system, it works amazingly well, no issues, great sound and makes xm radio even better since there is actually bass with it

Where can I find a wiring diagram for my stock radio for my 2011 impala LT?


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