: Installing Aftermarket Amp/Sub



bigdawgfoxx
10-01-09, 04:20 PM
He guys, my 2005 stock sub went out as I posted a while back. My buddy gave me a 10" Kenwood in a sealed box and an amp that bridged will run about 150 RMX @ 4ohms to it. Should sound better than stock and the only thing I have to buy is the PAC converter (Already have wire). What is the model number of the PAC that inputs from the rear sub wires and gives me 2 RCA outputs to the amp?

Thanks!

Also, here is a link to the thread I've already started and was then directed here. I'm trying to just run the pac converter in the trunk from the + - wires from the stock bose sub.

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-first-generation-forum-2003/181261-what-pac-converter.html

There's a pic in that thread also that shows what I'm trying to do

SPreston2001
10-01-09, 07:33 PM
Its called a PAC SNI-35. Heres a link to one on Ebay going for $15.50 shipped. http://cgi.ebay.com/PAC-SNI-35-ADJUSTABLE-LINE-OUTPUT-CONVERTER-NEW-SNI35_W0QQitemZ140349266743QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_D efaultDomain_0?hash=item20ad77db37&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

PAC also makes a LOC that has a built in remote wire that you can use to trigger your amp(SNI-45T). Those are a little more expensive but not by much. Heres a link $22.67 shipped. http://cgi.ebay.com/PAC-SNI-45T-Trunk-Loc-2-Ch-Line-Output-Level-Converter_W0QQitemZ120463229763QQcmdZViewItemQQptZ LH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item1c0c2b0343&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

bigdawgfoxx
10-02-09, 11:54 AM
Wow, you are amazing man! That is EXACTLY what I need. That company knew what they were doing when they made that..now the only wire I have to run from the front is an 8awg power. Thanks!

bigdawgfoxx
10-06-09, 07:15 PM
Quick question. The instructions say to connect the black and black/gray to the right speaker, white and white/gray to the left speaker, and green to the left speakers negative wire.

If I'm just connecting this to the factory sub (one speaker) can i connect the black and white to the positive and the black/gray and white/gray to the negative and green to negative?

Thanks

SPreston2001
10-09-09, 08:55 PM
Yep thats usually what people do.

bigdawgfoxx
10-13-09, 01:27 PM
I got it hooked up and it sounds great!

Anyone know the best way to attach the sub box in the trunk so it doesn't move around while im drifting around corners? Will wood/self tapping screws secure in the bottom of the trunk or is the material not strong enough?

SPreston2001
10-14-09, 10:37 AM
Glad you got everything hooked up. Most people use L brackets and bolt the enclosure to the trunk floor. Just make sure you dont hit the gas tank!!

Slowy
10-20-09, 10:28 PM
so.. theoretically..... if i use the PAC SNI-45T that has the signal AND the remote signal, all i'd have to do is..
connect positives and negatives to existing subwoofer pos and neg wires...
run power from battery (under the seat)
run a ground somewhere
and i can hookup my amp and sub??

SPreston2001
10-14-10, 06:49 AM
so.. theoretically..... if i use the PAC SNI-45T that has the signal AND the remote signal, all i'd have to do is..
connect positives and negatives to existing subwoofer pos and neg wires...
run power from battery (under the seat)
run a ground somewhere
and i can hookup my amp and sub??

Yep thats it!