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First impression: AMAZING. <p>The sound quality vs. stock is out of this world. Having a fully balanced flat 8V signal into a clean high power amp does wonders for the stock speakers. <br>Looking to replace the highs now, but will run with it for awhile. I have a 1200w/RMS @ 12V amp running 2-Kicker S10L7's in a ported enclosure. <p>All of the amps and wiring are mounted where the pass side 3rd row seat bottom USE to be <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> Shhhh... dont tell the dealer... its a lease. <p>Master volume control and LED for the JL CS are mounted in the center console just to the left of the shifter. <p>All in all this vehicle was a joy to work on/wire up. This is my 24th vehicle and short of my 91CRX (YEARS AGO!!!) this was the easiest to work on. <p>Pics to come tomorrow....
 

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Re: JL Audio Cleansweep/Amps/Subs Installed! (XC902Quick)

You don't think that the dealer won't notice that there is no pass side 3rd seat?
 

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Re: JL Audio Cleansweep/Amps/Subs Installed! (david)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>david</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You don't think that the dealer won't notice that there is no pass side 3rd seat?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I didnt take it out... paint it green... shred it... and burn the remains. <p>It will be there when it is returned... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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If you could post some pictures and more details on how you installed that would be great. I am looking into the same system.
 

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The Cleansweep was by far the most time consuming piece to install. The basics are as follows. <p>Remove the amplifier from under the passenger seat. The amp will be difficult to get all the way out, reach underneath and unclip the power wire harness, it is the shortest and keeps you from getting at the rest of the wiring. <p>You will need to cut the wiring harness for the 4 speakers about 4in from the amplifier. This will leave you enough room to re-connect later, and enough room to make all the connections for the Cleansweep. One at a time, cut the speaker wires, (wiring diagram can be found elsewhere on the sight) in half, test the side going to the speaker with a 9v battery to make sure you are connecting the right speaker. <p>You will test for each speaker then connect 4 10' lenghts of speaker wire (I used 16ga) and label each one as you go, these will eventually connect to your 4 channel amp. BE SURE to keep all the polarity the same as well as know which speakers you are connecting on BOTH sides of the wiring you just cut, one at a time, while labeling will keep you from having major headaches down the road. With all of the connections, you could have a speaker out of phase and spend 3 days trying to find out where you screwed up. Do it once, do it right. Take your time. <p>With the remaining half of the wiring that is coming from the factory amplifier, connect the appropriate OEM input wiring from the Cleansweep. Run all of these wires (the speaker wires and cleansweep harness) on the side of the air conditioning duct that comes through the rear. You can now bolt the factory amp back in and mount the cleansweep to it (I used 3m two sided foam tape to keep it from sliding). <p>You will need 12V and Ground for the Cleansweep and it is recommended that you power it from the same source that will power your amplifiers, for this reason I ran another 12ga red/black wire combo to the back with the speaker wires. For 12V Switched I removed the center console and unscrewed the plastic piece that has the 4 silver spring tabs on it that connect to the forward half of the center console where the shifter is. Once open you will see the 12V switched wire looping over to the second spring tab. Tap into this wire with a 16-18ga wire tap and run the wire to underneath the seat. The only remaining wire that needs to be connected is the remote for the amps which you can run to the back with the power/speakers. RCA's are connected later and run on the opposite side of the rear mat (you will see once I get pics up) to keep them away from the power cables. <p>I used 4ga power wire into a 150Amp wafer fuse directly off the battery in the rear. From there it goes to a 2 farad digital capacitor and I have 2 4ga's branching off the capacitor out to the amps. The capacitor and sub amp are grounded directly to the chassis in the same location. The high range amp is connected at the - terminal of the capacitor. The Cleansweep power wires are fed into the same terminals as the + and - for the high range amp for simplicity's sake. <p>For the volume and led for the Cleansweep I took apart the shifter trim ring and removed, drilled progressively bigger holes (the metal trim will bend if you go to big to soon) and mounted the components. <p>Both amplifiers and the capacitor are mounted where the passenger side seat BOTTOM used to be. If you play with it long enough you will figure out how to remove this thing. I just unbolted the "track" that it rides in and had to depress the spring assist clips on either side and it just slid out. Install will be reverse and will be back to factory like conditions in approx. 2min. I already have an extra shifter trim ring, so I am covered there as well. Basically once removed, you will never know the vehicle had an entirely new audio system in it. <p>I am on day 3 and the sound is still amazing. I connected my Sirius this morning for the first time using the Audio Out's on the Starmate and the quality improvement is about 200%, still compressed, but a whole lot better than FM modulation. <p>I will have pics up by tomorrow, I promise. Work has been crazy so I havent had time to snap any. <p>Rodric <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by XC902Quick at 8:12 AM 2-12-2006</i>
 

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Re: JL Audio Cleansweep/Amps/Subs Installed! (XC902Quick)

<p><IMG SRC="http://images.andale.com/f2/130/128/8079199/1141126395430_Cleansweep.JPG" BORDER="0"><br> <IMG SRC="http://images.andale.com/f2/130/128/8079199/1141852673545_Kicker_S10L7s.JPG" BORDER="0"><p> <IMG SRC="http://images.andale.com/f2/130/128/8079199/1138260557204_MA_Audio_Install.JPG" BORDER="0"><p> <IMG SRC="http://images.andale.com/f2/130/128/8079199/1140211389187_Sirius_Location.JPG" BORDER="0"><p> <IMG SRC="http://images.andale.com/f2/130/128/8079199/1137862590988_Sub_Amp_and_Capacitor.JPG" BORDER="0"><p> <IMG SRC="http://images.andale.com/f2/130/128/8079199/1141768898607_Volume_Control_and_LED.JPG" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: JL Audio Cleansweep/Amps/Subs Installed! (XC902Quick)

I like the clean look of the sirius install - very nice!<p>I also like the aftermarket subs (obviously) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> - what size are they - 10's? do you have the rear trunk cover? if you do, does it fit over them?
 

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Re: JL Audio Cleansweep/Amps/Subs Installed! (drewmin21)

I didnt know there was a rear trunk cover? My X5 had one, surprised it didnt come standard... actually Im surprised ALOT of things dont come standard for 50 grand. <p>Where could I get one of them?
 

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Re: JL Audio Cleansweep/Amps/Subs Installed! (XC902Quick)

From the dealer if you want to pay full price or from ebay if you want to pay half price <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>example: <A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Volvo-XC90-2004-Cargo-Trunk-Rear-Security-Tonneau-Cover_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ63690QQitemZ8037769714QQrdZ1" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...QrdZ1</A>
 

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This looks interesting. I wish I was more up to date on technology. Can you take a minute and explain exactly what this does. I know what the amp and capacitor do, but what is the unit under the seat? Is the big box in the hatch/trunk area a speaker? If so, that thing is mucho big! Anyway, is it my understanding that the unit under the seat is an equalizer to "balance" the existing sound?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>davelefc</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This looks interesting. I wish I was more up to date on technology. Can you take a minute and explain exactly what this does. I know what the amp and capacitor do, but what is the unit under the seat? Is the big box in the hatch/trunk area a speaker? If so, that thing is mucho big! Anyway, is it my understanding that the unit under the seat is an equalizer to "balance" the existing sound?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It is basically a 32 Band (per channel) EQ/ Line Driver/ Line output converter/Spectrum analyzer and Auxillary Input adaptor in one little black box. <p>You can read more about it here: <A HREF="http://mobile.jlaudio.com/products_cleansweep_pages.php?page_id=92" TARGET="_blank">http://mobile.jlaudio.com/prod...id=92</A>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>XC902Quick</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Run all of these wires (the speaker wires and cleansweep harness) on the side of the air conditioning duct that comes through the rear.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Could you provide a little more detail? Were you able to get your wires run to the back without removing any of the 2nd row seats or floor sills? Did you use some type of fish wire to help feed the wires through?<p>thanks!<br>pat<p>
 

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I'll try and get a pic up tomorrow. I ran out of the AC duct hole, under the rubber floor mat and up under the rear seat trim. You CANNOT tell there are wires run unless I would tell you they are there... pics to come....
 

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Re: JL Audio Cleansweep/Amps/Subs Installed! (XC902Quick)

First off, congratulations on getting your system setup.<br><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I have a S40 and I also just happen to have a cleansweep sitting in the corner on top of my new subwoofer.<p>I'd been waiting to get one for a little while and to get all my extras, and now that I have it I can't wait to get it installed.<p>I was wondering what/where your got your wiring harness information? I have the basic Volvo sound system for my car and I don't even think it has an amplifier. <br>Anyway, I'd love to at least get wiring schematics for this thing.<p>Oh, my sound system is arriving in pieces as I type this. I've got a JBL W12GTi sub, (frickin huge), a set of Bostonacoutsics Pro60's on the way, and I have two PPI amps sitting in the closet. Yes, you could say I hate the stock sound system on my car. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: JL Audio Cleansweep/Amps/Subs Installed! (warmonger)

There are some diagrams floating around, but I just figured out where the stock amp was. Found the twisted pairs. Closed my eyes and clipped 'em. <br>Tested out from there to find each individual speaker and wired away. <p>By far the most tedious part of the install. Splicing the CS into the stock wiring.
 

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Yeah thanks, I got a few pdf files for the S40. <br>I'll try to remember to document it for others though it has little to do with the XC90. Thanks for your post though.<br>
 

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first of all hi to all<p>im new here and have owned my s40 for about 3 weeks now.<p>i have a question for XC902quick...<p>i am looking at the cleansweep for my car too and i was wondering, is the oem amp still wired into your system or have you bypassed it now? the reason for asking this is i read that the cleansweep accepts amplified speaker level inputs up to 400 watts so i guess if the amp is seperate from the "head unit" you would still have to wire the outputs from the amp to the inputs on the cleansweep, rather than the outputs from the source signal straight into the cleansweep<p>hope that made sense, <p>
 

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Re: JL Audio Cleansweep/Amps/Subs Installed! (s40adsz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>s40adsz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">the reason for asking this is i read that the cleansweep accepts amplified speaker level inputs up to 400 watts so i guess if the amp is seperate from the "head unit" you would still have to wire the outputs from the amp to the inputs on the cleansweep, rather than the outputs from the source signal straight into the cleansweep<br>hope that made sense, </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You'd be wiring it backwards and would get no sound. The cleansweep is not an amp. The output from the cleansweep goes into the input side of your amp.<p>Volvo HU to amp cable (line level signal) --> cleansweep --> amp
 
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