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Wut up yall i just bought a 98 deville drives very nice i was wondering if yall could help me out on this one. I got a cd player pioneer model 6400 that i took out from the old car and now i wanna put it in the caddy i got everything thats needed harness and all that. i hooked all the wires and everything but im not getting any power at all it wont turn on. I went to best buy to get some advise and one of the guys told me that i might need to bypass the amp in order for the cd player to work whats that?? He told me they'll do it for $150 i was wondering if you guys can help me out i aint paying $150 to get it installed i could get an amp with that help me out here fellas thanks is advance
 

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goto the trunk and look at the speakers you should see that theres an nmp hooked up to the bottom of the speaker. You can put a bypass wire to go directly to the speaker from there. Same deal with the front speakers. I did that on mines and it still sounds great. Wish i could of gotten the amp working though.
 

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i just had a cd player installed in my 94 seville with the bose stereo, the guyhad to run seperate wires to the amps in the trunk i was kinda wondering why he woud have to run seperate wires when there was already was wires ran from the factory deck, but either way i paid the 150 bucks and got it done and it sounds great i think it was worh it to have all the wires well hidden and having the trim and everything look real nice. you might just want to take the hit and have best buy do it. i think it was worth it.

p.s. it took them 5 and a half hours to install the cd player and a 2 channel amp.
 

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Save your money and do it yourself. Most newer Caddys have a factory amp in the trunk. In your car it's behind a plastic board on the rear seatback (5 bolts). All the "real" wires are connected to it ie: speakers, power, ground, ect. The wires behind the dash are there just to carry the operations (volume level, balance, ect.) to the amp and become inactive when the amp shuts off. You need to bypass the amp and it's fairly easy to do. I did mine in about 2 hours, screw Best Buy (sorry if anybody works there). You need is a wiring diagram of your amps wiring harness (3 total). Ask a local dealer to copy that section of their shop manual or ask if they have an Alldata system and print it out. Get about 200 feet of speaker cable (depending on your cars set up you'll need to run 23 wires). Don't get crazy on gauge (22-18awg) if you aren't upgrading your factory speakers. Then it's just a matter of connecting the positive and negitive wires into the amp speaker harness, labeling them, and running them up to the dash.

Ps. Do not use the amps power wire as the 12v constant for your new head unit, Tap into the "batt." fuse from the back side instead. Also use T-Taps instead of cutting the harness off. This way you can re-install the oem radio if you ever want to sell. Any questions just ask.
 

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Slick Black Cadillac said:
Save your money and do it yourself. Most newer Caddys have a factory amp in the trunk. In your car it's behind a plastic board on the rear seatback (5 bolts). All the "real" wires are connected to it ie: speakers, power, ground, ect. The wires behind the dash are there just to carry the operations (volume level, balance, ect.) to the amp and become inactive when the amp shuts off. You need to bypass the amp and it's fairly easy to do. I did mine in about 2 hours, screw Best Buy (sorry if anybody works there). You need is a wiring diagram of your amps wiring harness (3 total). Ask a local dealer to copy that section of their shop manual or ask if they have an Alldata system and print it out. Get about 200 feet of speaker cable (depending on your cars set up you'll need to run 23 wires). Don't get crazy on gauge (22-18awg) if you aren't upgrading your factory speakers. Then it's just a matter of connecting the positive and negitive wires into the amp speaker harness, labeling them, and running them up to the dash.

Ps. Do not use the amps power wire as the 12v constant for your new head unit, Tap into the "batt." fuse from the back side instead. Also use T-Taps instead of cutting the harness off. This way you can re-install the oem radio if you ever want to sell. Any questions just ask.

what exactly do the 23 wires conect to? what are t-taps and do you leave the harneses pluged into the amp box? and just splice from that?
 

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what exactly do the 23 wires conect to? what are t-taps and do you leave the harneses pluged into the amp box? and just splice from that?
The 23 wires are for your speakers and power. 22 wires for your 11 speakers pos. and neg. (provided you have a centerchannel speaker) and 1 wire for your 12 volt constant power (to the "batt" fuse). Unplug the wiring harness from the amp and tap in just behind the plug. T-taps are a sort of fist shaped plastic clip with a metal blade in the center. They allow you to "tap" into an existing wire with a new one yet leave the old one functional and intact. Any electronics/hardware store will be able to direct you to the right isle. You may need to a resistor in the tweeter lines to prevent them from receiving bass, it's easy. Any questions... [email protected]
 

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Wut up yall i just bought a 98 deville drives very nice i was wondering if yall could help me out on this one. I got a cd player pioneer model 6400 that i took out from the old car and now i wanna put it in the caddy i got everything thats needed harness and all that. i hooked all the wires and everything but im not getting any power at all it wont turn on. I went to best buy to get some advise and one of the guys told me that i might need to bypass the amp in order for the cd player to work whats that?? He told me they'll do it for $150 i was wondering if you guys can help me out i aint paying $150 to get it installed i could get an amp with that help me out here fellas thanks is advance
 

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Whats up man! I just connected my cd player last nite and i had the same problem abd best buy tried to sell me the same story but i was on 12volt.com
and instead of doing any bypass, i connected the orange wires w\the red wires and i got constant power, so just try connecting the orange wires w\the red (power) and u should have power. The web site 12volt.com sz that the car doesnt have constant power running to aftermarket radios. Good luck
 

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Hey i did what u said to do by connecting the red and orange wires and i got power but only when i turn my headlights on. Is there anyway that this can damage anything on my car? And is there anyway to hook it up a different way so it stays on without using power from the headlights. Thanks
 
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