07 SS - A couple more stereo install questions - Chevy Impala Forums
Chevy Impala 8th Gen Discussion W-Body 2006-2013 (2014+ Limited). Discuss all Chevy Impala 8th Generation Performance and Technical Discussion here.

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 2 Weeks Ago Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
TheRedEyeBandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Thanks: 9
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Garage
07 SS - A couple more stereo install questions

Hi there - As I'm hopefully wrapping up on my Stereo upgrade (replaced all speakers, amp and added sub), I've got a couple final questions

In a 07 SS

1. Where is a good/easy spot to connect a 4g ground wire?


2. What about the factory amp - should I remove it or at least disconnect it?

3. Where is a good (and hopefully) easy spot to mount an amp (aprox 2.5 times the size of factory amp)?


While I've not yet powered it up, I currently have the amp mounted to the sub box... which I am now rethinking. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
TheRedEyeBandit is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 1 Week Ago
Junior Member
 
hammerjack67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Garage
For a ground, I would think a self tapping screw into any metal body structure in the trunk should do. I am planning on adding a sub to my Bose system ('06 SS) so I am interested in watching your project progress. Good luck.
hammerjack67 is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 1 Week Ago
Senior Member
 
WickedGoat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Lebanon, MO
Posts: 592
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 139 Post(s)
Thanks: 31
Thanked 87 Times in 79 Posts
Garage
I mounted both of my amps under the front seats. I grounded each amp on the metal frame of the center console. Everything is hidden out of site, with the exception of the 12" sub box in the trunk. I know I left my Bose amp installed on the rear deck, but I can't remember if I disconnected it or not. It took longer to do the install this way but there are no wiring or amplifiers out in sight.

2014 Chevy Impala LTZ Limited
- My daily driver... 5% Window Tint, Rosen GM1210 Stereo, Polk Audio Components and 6x9s, Pioneer, Kenwood amps and sub, Addco Rear Sway Bar, ZZP Strut Tower Braces, LED fogs and low beams, back up and interior lighting, SS dash, stereo and shifter trim.
2004 Pontiac GTO
- Garage queen from day 1... bought brand new 12/31/04... Quick Silver Metallic/Black/6 speed... too much to list
2004 GMC Yukon SLT
- Wife's DD... bone freakin stock
WickedGoat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 1 Week Ago Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
TheRedEyeBandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Thanks: 9
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by hammerjack67 View Post
For a ground, I would think a self tapping screw into any metal body structure in the trunk should do. I am planning on adding a sub to my Bose system ('06 SS) so I am interested in watching your project progress. Good luck.
Thanks... yeah, I ended up just using a wire brush to clear the paint, then drilled a hole in the trunk and put a nut/washers/bolt though it for a ground. I'll keep you posted on how it all comes together. At this time I have everything hooked up and wires to trunk but still trying to figure out what exactly to do w/ the amp...

So far I've installed:

All wiring - new speaker, ground, power etc.
Idatalink Maestro w/ odb2 connection
Pioneer AVH W4400NEX
Backup camera
Uniden DFR7 Radar detector wired into mirror for power
Aukey Dash Cam powered via fuse tap
Infinity Kappa 60csx componets
Infinity Kappa 693.11 6x9s
Infinity Kappa 1200w subwoofer in sealed box

The amp is a Pioneer GM-D9605... currently attached to sub box but I'd like to do something better/won't have potential to damage
TheRedEyeBandit is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 1 Week Ago Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
TheRedEyeBandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Thanks: 9
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by WickedGoat View Post
I mounted both of my amps under the front seats. I grounded each amp on the metal frame of the center console. Everything is hidden out of site, with the exception of the 12" sub box in the trunk. I know I left my Bose amp installed on the rear deck, but I can't remember if I disconnected it or not. It took longer to do the install this way but there are no wiring or amplifiers out in sight.

Thanks for the feedback... I had thought about doing the amp under the seat but decided against it... to late now! lol

I did end up leaving the factory amp in there and connected.. If a follow the idata link maestoro info correctly, programming it with use of a aftermarket amp will NOT power on the old factory one (i think/maybe)
TheRedEyeBandit is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chevy Impala Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome