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Old 01-20-2009, 05:55 PM
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1998 Chryler Sebring Convertable Stereo Help

Okay. I own a 1998 Chrysler Sebring Convertable and for the stereo system there is an amplifier built in underneath the passanger seat, mine doesn't work and the one I bought for a Replacement doesn't work either. I was wondering if anybody knew where I could possibly get the wiring system or whatever I need to by-pass the amplifier so that I can just connect every speaker straight to the stereo. Please if anyone can help me.. I'd really appreciate it, I've been at this for months.

And.. we did check the fuses. everything is fine, the person before me did something to ruin the wires under the seat and they are water logged.

Therefore I would just like to know if I can bypass the amp and just hook the stereo straight to the speakers.. and if so, where can I get that wireing?? and a diagram to help me with it.

Any questions just email me at christine.presto@Yahoo.com with subject title.. "car info".

THanks.

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you just need to bypass the infinity system... 90% of the time you need to do this when installing an aftermarket stereo for it to sound good, and it's simple.. tons of info if you google it
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i've googled that, and still nothing to help me.??

what else do i do?
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Your cheapest & easiest option would probably be to put in an aftermarket head unit. If you insist on using the stock head unit there are ways to use the signal coming from the radio wiring harness but it's highly unlikely that it will power speakers on it's own. That's what the factory installed the amplifier underneath the seat to do.

JL audio makes a device called a "clean sweep", basically it's an expensive line out signal converter to use with factory systems when the owner wishes to use aftermarket amplifiers and speakers with stock "premium" audio systems, or other systems that may control more than just standard radio function such as a GPS. The JL audio device is made for those that demand a high quality stereo system in their car and is aimed at the high end car audio market. This may be a little overkill unless you are looking to install a high dollar system.

I'm sure that there are other devices that do the same thing for less money but for what it would cost to install it you could probably get an aftermarket cd player installed that would far exceed the factory "premium" system.

One other note, be sure to check the "impedence" or Ohm load of the factory speakers. Some manufacturers such as "Bose" use speakers with a 16 ohm load (high resistance). The standard aftermarket radio is going to use a 4 ohm load (lower resistance). Won't hurt anything but you won't have much volume.

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