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    wrenchr is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    I give up! AMP bypass instructions?

    OK so I tried the 3rd gmos-06 and it still doesn't work properly! So I guess the next thing is can I bypass the bose amp crap but keep the speakers? Hoping someone can shed some light on this.

    Specs again...

    trying to put a Pioneer D3 Nav,bluetooth,xm setup in my 1999 Cadillac SLS


    Thanks for any help,

    Frank

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    Re: I give up! AMP bypass instructions?

    If they are bose speakers no you will need to replace them as well and run new wiring.

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    Re: I give up! AMP bypass instructions?

    What should I do about the SUB? I'm not needing a high end setup.. The bose sounded GREAT to me. Anyone know the sizes on all the speakers?


    Thanks for the info

    Frank

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    Re: I give up! AMP bypass instructions?

    I never tried re doing mine because it sounded so good. You should have tried to get a factory dvd nav. Cadillac STS 2003 knows how to re wire it to fit into the 98-01 sevilles. All that would need to do is the dealer would have to reprogram the theft lock on the new unit. In answer to your question though I would think 6 1/2 speakers would fit in the doors but up front I would recomend using components.

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    Re: I give up! AMP bypass instructions?

    I thought the factory nav was having problems? Something about causing a module to fail? And it was more involved than a reprogram.

    Frank

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    Re: I give up! AMP bypass instructions?

    enjoy replacing EVERYTHING
    as thats what you must do now

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    Re: I give up! AMP bypass instructions?

    I have one other option....A new car/truck...lol
    I've been looking for a while but haven't found one yet. Will just have to move up my schedule

    Thanks for all the help! Just my luck I'd have the year that is a pain in the ass. lol

    Frank

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    Re: I give up! AMP bypass instructions?

    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacSTS2003 View Post
    enjoy replacing EVERYTHING
    as thats what you must do now
    i am lost, how did you know he would need to replace EVERYTHING now just from that thread . . .?

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    Re: I give up! AMP bypass instructions?

    As for the sizes of the speakers, there are 3 2.5" highs on the dash, 8s in the front doors, 6.5s in the rear doors (but aftermarket 6.5s won't bolt in) and the sub in the rear deck is similar in size to an aftermarket 12". You'd basically have to make custom adapters for everything if you want to replace the speakers. Plus, there are very few aftermarket setups that incorporate a center channel (the speaker in the middle of the dash).

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    Re: I give up! AMP bypass instructions?

    This is true and why I chose not to change mine. I just added satelite radio and am fine with what I have. I may add subs though to the bose system though I know it will never sound as good as it would hooked up to an aftermarket head unit.

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    Re: I give up! AMP bypass instructions?

    Is your 99 sls a Head unit going to a self amplified Bose setup? If It is the same as My 93 seville you do NOT have to rip everything out as people like to tell you. I posted about this before. It was something like "Head unit integration success". And I'm glad to say it still sounds GREAT! right down to the Best of Kansas cd I was just listening to. Very crisp and clean.
    Good luck I hope it is the same for you

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    Re: I give up! AMP bypass instructions?

    I'm not sure if the people that I mention in this post have the harness you need but they were very helpfull to me. Good luck
    "93 Seville Bose self amplified/Sony Hu Success!!"

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