Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2004 20:25:38 GMT From: "James Sweet" <jamessweetnospamail.com> Subject: Re: Does this work?
"None" <nospamnospamme> wrote in message news:p9lxd.951$wZ2.230nospamsvr13.news.prodigy.com... > I mount my non-Saab CD changer in the "standard" position in the trunk and > use the existing Saab wiring so I don't need to run another set of wires. > (I mean > a wire is a wire right?). I then connect these wires to a new amp under the > front > seat and I connect this amp to the existing speakers in parallel with the > existing > head unit. > No you can't connect a new amp in parallel with the existing head unit, one amp will attempt to drive the other, with the likely result being your head unit will smoke or possibly fail more spectacularly depending on the size of the new amp. As for the wiring, a wire is a wire in some cases, but what wires are we talking about here? You'll need shielded coax for the audio, just about anything for the control wiring, and a heavy enough wire for power to handle the load of the CD changer. Then you need to ensure that the wires are connected to the right thing at the other end, if they're plugged right into the stock head unit and you plug in a changer that uses a different pin out then you'll smoke something. I'm thinking you may want to leave this to a pro, unless you want to chance frying your equipment and possibly setting your car on fire. Either that or you have some homework to do first.