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Old 04-24-2008, 08:06 PM
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Im putting an aftermarket deck in a 97 monte carlo tomorrow.

Do I need to know anything special before I do? Its got this 8 speaker system in it..which is going to be taken out anyways. I'm also putting new front and rear speakers in it so the car will only have 4 after.

I was just wondering if there were more than 4 channels. I'm trying to ask if the fronts are all chained together, or if they each have their own channel. Same with the back.

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Old 04-24-2008, 11:26 PM
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this car might have a factory amp. just get the harness adapter for the deck to be able to plug into the factory harness.
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:41 AM
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My car had the 8 speaker system. The deck has 4 twisted pair line outs, going to an amp with crossovers. front, rear, left, right, high, low. 2+2 x 2 = 8.
Its all here sitting in a box in the garage if anybody wants it.

The 97 should be pretty straight forward on power, but you'll need to run new spealer wire.
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Old 04-25-2008, 03:19 PM
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He wants to put in 4 new speakers and run it off the deck for now (eventually they are going to be powered off a new amp), that means I need to run all new speaker wire?

Also, do I 100% need this adaptor thing..I'm guessing they will have it at bestbuy?
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If you want to run the factory speakers off your deck for the time being, the harness would be a big help!
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Old 04-26-2008, 02:09 PM
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Im doing it right now but were doing the full install. Anyone know where I can run a power wire through the firewall without drilling a hole.
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Originally Posted by smith View Post
Im doing it right now but were doing the full install. Anyone know where I can run a power wire through the firewall without drilling a hole.

Why are you afraid of drilling a new hole? I try to do it 4-5 times a week according to my gf.
I know the monte/luminas are tight but your pretty much gonna have to, i put off my amp install a bit cause it just looked impossible under the hood to get a wire thru lol fukin 3.4l gms are such a treat to work on
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Originally Posted by smith View Post
Im doing it right now but were doing the full install. Anyone know where I can run a power wire through the firewall without drilling a hole.
I know i'm a couple days late but maybe you figured it out already?
Down under the dash, passenger side, all the original wiring goes thru a big rubber block, filled with epoxy for every chassis wire there is.

There is lots of room to drill a 1/2 inch hole in the rubber block.
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Where can I buy a grommet to go with it? thanks.
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Princess Auto in Whitby, Thickson-401. Hi-Fi Center on Dundas-Anderson.
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