Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2004 21:21:32 GMT From: "None" <nospamnospamme> Subject: Re: Does this work?
Does the Saab head unit have preamp outputs? Hence, I could add a new amp and connect both my CD changer outputs and my head unit's preamp outputs to the amp's inputs. Yes, I may also need a switch box. My Saab already comes prewired for power in the trunk. I was assuming since the Saab CD changer is using these wires for transmitting audio (and control) I could use them for the exact same purpose. No, I would not do the installation myself. If the installer followed by recommendations and my car catches on fire it is his fault for doing an unsafe installation and I would take action against him. He should not have listened to a crazy customer. "James Sweet" <jamessweetnospamail.com> wrote in message news:6tlxd.2272$hc7.850nospamdc06... > > "None" <nospamnospamme> wrote in message > news:p9lxd.951$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. > >