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Hey guys<p>I need your help. I have purchased a BOSS GT1280 amp and a 800W Alpine E-series subwoofer. Now I want to intall it but I'm not sure which wires to tap in to (High performance sound) and how to actually do it. <p>Your help is appreciated as always. Thanks in advance. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Subwoofer installation (TheDane)

Most likely you want to tap into the rear speakers with a hi-low converter. Not too sure on the color codes, should be attached to the AFM unit in the trunk.<p>I assume you only have standard and not preimum sound. You may want to put a low pass filter on the speaker lines so that only the bass gets through.
 

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Re: Subwoofer installation (laser8302)

I know where to find the wires but which wires is it? I have the High performance system. <p>I have this: <A HREF="http://www.hifisoundconnection.com/Shop/Control/Product/fp/vpid/1564282/vpcsid/0/SFV/30046" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hifisoundconnection...30046</A><p>How exactly do I tap the signal? What do I buy? I'm not very good with wires and such <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>
 

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If you have the same setup as I do, this should help you:<br>Notice the CS+ and CS- on the left - that's center speaker. RR is right rear, etc. Wire colors are on the wire (WH-RD means white wire with red stripe). Factory amp should be left rear of your trunk as you look at it. In the pic below, you can see how close it is to the taillight (white)<p>Remove the interior panel and you can remove the amp with 3 10mm nuts quickly and it makes it easier to pull the connectors out. Be careful with the fiber optic one.<br><IMG SRC="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc5/mattdocs40/P5170012.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc5/mattdocs40/ampwires.png" BORDER="0"><br>
 

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Thanks mattdoc. Really helpful!<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The blue plastic things you have mounted on the wires. Where do I get them? Got any more pics of them?
 

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Radio shack or autozone should have t-taps to tap into the wire. You just crimp them over the wires and they connect the two wires together.
 

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The easiest thing to use would be tap-in splice connectors. Something like this (wires are ~18ga)<br>BTW, center and right front are the same wire colors but reverse polarity. Shouldn't affect you, though, because I recommend tapping into the rears. That way you can fade forward if you don't want subs temporarily. <p><A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00030CQMW/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=304485901&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B000H5R39Y&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1JHNKFERT37VDW0X6VES" TARGET="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/gp/produ...X6VES</A>
 

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That is exactly what I bought today! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I don't have the center speaker so I should be fine I guess. The boss amp has a feature that allows me to turn down the sub via remote, so I will have the same option. Not through the original hu though.
 

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Just FIY I have the amp and subwoofer installed now. Sounds great. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Thanks for your help guys. I really appreciate it! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mattdoc</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What year is your car, and was your factory amp in the same place mine was?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>2004.5 import from Sweden. In the same place but mine was silver <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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