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The radio in my car used to work great..its the bose .. is there a way to bypass the amp ..i hooked speakers up from an eldorado like mine but not bose .. they play low .. im a guess since its a low range system it needs the amp to boost them ...is there a cheap fix??/ TY in advance
 

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Yes there is. My 1991 Eldorado Barritz has a Bose system. I unplugged the connector at the amp then I cut the purple and yellow wires from the plug. Added female spade connectors to the yellow and purple wires and connected them to the Bose speakers. They work ok but no longer Boom or Thump.
 

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The radio in my car used to work great..its the bose .. is there a way to bypass the amp ..i hooked speakers up from an eldorado like mine but not bose .. they play low .. im a guess since its a low range system it needs the amp to boost them ...is there a cheap fix??/ TY in advance
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i hooked speakers up from an eldorado like mine but not bose .. they play low ..
TURN THE RADIO OFF - AND UNPLUG THOSE SPEAKERS - NOW!

if you have a BOSE system - you MUST use the correct BOSE speakers -
OR a special - low-impedance - BOSE replacement speaker -
 

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TYVM .. I only hooked em up for a few minutes a week ago... and Im a look into that fix .. i alraedy have the back seat out TY again
 

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Yep - - - The Bose automotive sound systems - even their home audio systems - use special low impedance speakers matched to low drive impedance amp(s). Can be a real bitch to work on. To "upgrade" a Bose system requires total replacement - head unit, wiring, all speakers - and you must do it correctly or the car goes into content theft, TheftLock, and serial data bus failures.

Back during my part-time high end home audio salesman days we had a saying - "It's a Bose! No highs, no lows!".
 

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TY sub .. would you try the purple n orange wire trick that was mentioned .. im actually gonna go look at it now ???/ plz n ty
 
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