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Old 10-10-2003   #1
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Installing an Amp and Sub in a Stilo

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Have any of you installed an amp and sub in your stilo?

If yes, did you manage to find an easy way of getting the power cable from the engine bay into the interior? I've had a look and cannot see an easy route.

Thanks for any help.

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I thought about doing this but chickened out as I didn't want to start removing the dashboard and/or lifting carpet to route the cables. I got enough grief from the missus when she saw the door trims on the floor and not on the door, where she expected them. :I

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as the stilo is avilable with a sub box in the left side of the boot would it be pre wired in the factor
would it be a matter of find the wiring .

i would think that went someone orders the sub they wouldnt
wire the hole thing from the start.
they would just plug it into the wiring thats already there

i think the car is wire for all the exters it can have and they plug it in one end and put the fuse in the other end.

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or use a high gain sub, get power form the 12v socket in the boot and high gain feed from the back speakers.

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Thanks, I will have a word with my local shop and see if that is possible.

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Where in the boot of the Stilo is the 12v socket? Haven't noticed one in my Dynamic yet?
Also, I didn't think it was a good idea to run a amp from something like a 12v socket and should be wired direct from the main battery?

Can anyone clarify this?

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I don't have the sub in mine, I have six speakers though but I would think it likely that the wiring would be there as part of the wireing loom.
I can't see them making too many looms and as some have the sub and some don't on the same models it seems plausable.
Anyone on the forum might have access to the Technical CD might be able to look it up.
I have the 12v socket in the boot but not everyone has it.
It should be good for about 10 amps.
Best way is to run it from a spare fuse position. if there is one, or provide another auxilary fuse box. You should also include a fuse in the lead to the sub. it may also need a relay if it is a high power sub.
Very often people keep adding all these extras without cosidering the size of the battery and the alternator ouput.


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MrF1 Posted - 16/10/2003 : 15:15:49
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Where in the boot of the Stilo is the 12v socket?
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The socket is under the parcel shelf on the left side (nearside) of the car.

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i have installed two 12" pioneers, wiht a Blaunpukt Burning Desire amp... i drove a "4" wire form the battery through the fuse area behind that little compartment on the right of the steering wheel, down through the door sills, into the rear...
i dont know if this helpos, but thats how i did it...

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running two subs in mine ran the cable from the battery straight back,where you will find a grommit,bit of a pain in the arse and takes ages might be best to take it to your local car hi-fi shop, good luck.[8D]

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On my 1.9JTD 3 door dynamic I can't see the 12v socket in the boot anywhere...
does the Subwoofer use the socket?



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Does anyone have any pics of where to route the 12v cable from the battery cos I can't find any gromits to route the cable through[V] There's not allot of room under the bonnet of the 1.8 so am a bit stuck at the mo :( If anyone has any pics please send them to me or post them up here if poss.....missing my sub big time!:(

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Anyone?

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After numerous attempts to route the 12v cable from the battery through the engine bay with no such luck am now looking at alternative methods thus have two questions:

1. Can I run the power for the amp off the 12v supply to the head unit (The head units fuse is 10amps and the Amp's fuse is 15amps)?
2. Can I split the 12v supply to the fuse box to power the amp from there if the head unit method isn't a good idea?

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Latter option is the prefered method,
Split the 12v supply nad sub fuse it.
See my previous post.

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