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    Question 99 Stereo installation

    Hey guys, I just bought a wrecked 99 escalade and am in the process of rebuilding it. anyway the entire interior will be stripped during the rebuild so i plan on starting the stereo wiring very soon and i had some q's. First, is there a factory amp on the bose system and if so where is it? If i install a new headunit do i need to bypass the factory amp or can I still use it? I considered keeping the factory system but I don't know how the subs will sound using speaker level inputs. any info is appreciated. thanks

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    Re: 99 Stereo installation

    I have 4 12" subwoofers in my escalade, and as far as I know there is no factory amp in the older models.

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    Re: 99 Stereo installation

    Quote Originally Posted by escalade20002003
    I have 4 12" subwoofers in my escalade, and as far as I know there is no factory amp in the older models.
    the factory amp is in the factory center console with the factory subwoofer

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    Re: 99 Stereo installation

    the factory amp is in the factory center console with the factory subwoofer
    Where? Are you sure that ALL 2000 models have them? Because when I installed the aftermarket subs, the shop basically took everything out so that they could hide the wires better. I was at the shop during the entire istall for both the tvs and the subs and I never saw a factory subwoofer anywhere during either one of the installs. I am not trying to say that you are lying, I am just saying that I basically dismantled my entire interior during my audio and video installs and never saw a subwoofer. If all 2000 models have a factory subwoofer, would you please give me detailed directions as to where it would be located so that I could find it.

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    You can us the factory amp....it is in the back pillar by the factory sub. You just to turn it on....but if you want to bypass it and use an aftermarket amp just run the wires. The turn wire for the amp will be in the 2nd harenss and the color code should be pink. Also if you use the factory amp with subs the crossover on the amp will not allow full signal for the sub amp. Therfore making the subs not as loud as you would like....when you turn up the volume. Best thing to do is strip the vehicle and run new amps for the highs and subs and do it right the first time rather then piecing it together....

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    Re: 99 Stereo installation

    Quote Originally Posted by Slipknot666
    You can us the factory amp....it is in the back pillar by the factory sub. You just to turn it on....but if you want to bypass it and use an aftermarket amp just run the wires. The turn wire for the amp will be in the 2nd harenss and the color code should be pink. Also if you use the factory amp with subs the crossover on the amp will not allow full signal for the sub amp. Therfore making the subs not as loud as you would like....when you turn up the volume. Best thing to do is strip the vehicle and run new amps for the highs and subs and do it right the first time rather then piecing it together....

    good luck
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    are you retarded there is no factory subwoofer in a 1999 or 2000

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    Re: 99 Stereo installation

    Quote Originally Posted by 99 SKALAID
    are you retarded there is no factory subwoofer in a 1999 or 2000
    Can you say "relax"?
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    Re: 99 Stereo installation

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Collaziano
    Can you say "relax"?
    yup sure can.... i can even spell it

    i find it iritiation that people who dont know what they are talking about can post advice

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    Re: 99 Stereo installation

    are you retarded there is no factory subwoofer in a 1999 or 2000
    In defense of the person that you called retarded, you are the one who originally replied to this post and said.

    the factory amp is in the factory center console with the factory subwoofer
    If he is retarded, so are you because you said that there is a factory subwoofer first. I am not trying to start an arguement with you, I am just saying that you should not talk down on him when you made the same mistake.

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    Re: 99 Stereo installation

    All you guys are "retarderd". All 99-00 escalades have a Bose Waveguide sub integrated into the center console. The vents for the sound are in the front firing forward for correct sound staging as opposed to rear staging which would be like going to a concert and listening with your back turned to the stage. Ignorance is truly irritating on this site.

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    Re: 99 Stereo installation

    Can someone tell me what this looks like please as I am lost and in germany there is least amount of help when it come sto Audio installation.

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