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CyborgD

Help With Installing A Sub/amp.

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Hello all I'm new here and any assistance would be much appreciated if possible.

I have a Ford focus 2012 model with the Standard head unit sound system and I'm trying to install this Sub. If its impossible then I have a reasonable budget to mod things up.

The Unit

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/nyszw1r7iocsg7w/IRwn45YwYl

Side of the Sub

https://www.dropbox.com/s/t5vvjbfazgxvkhj/20130806_134117.jpg

Current Head unit

https://www.dropbox.com/s/22odh1odzggy9er/20130806_132957.jpg

Behind the head unit

https://www.dropbox.com/s/63turly8ou5tjki/20130806_133156.jpg

Rear Wiring

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nyfetylrk0o6qsx/20130806_133029.jpg

Behind the CD Player

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rqtgpqdh6wies8y/20130806_133134.jpg

Battery

https://www.dropbox.com/s/m36oqs8pgqbztmb/20130806_134024.jpg

Cables i have to hand

https://www.dropbox.com/s/f2zc0hhrnhcdlto/20130806_134310.jpg

Power sockets in the boot

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qlccvgt6c91eom9/20130806_134144.jpg

These are a few pictures i took to better explain whats happening inside the car, Im familiar with how to wire everything up but i have been told by a mate that it MIGHT NOT be possible to install this without an RCA converter.

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i used an RCA converter from halfords - its the only option. works well to a limit. I have a Sony DAB unit in my Focus mk2

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i used an RCA converter from halfords - its the only option. works well to a limit. I have a Sony DAB unit in my Focus mk2

Thanks for the reply, I'm no expert but where does the RCA converter attach? There is nothing to work with behind the CD player here.

EDIT: I have read that i need to cut into the Left and Right speakers from the main head unit in order to bring them to the converter. Hoping its that simple, Any insight into that? I'm going to buy an RCA converter anyway.

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I connected my rear speakers to the converter and the front/rear speakers together. This is the only way to cintrol the sub output

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I connected my rear speakers to the converter and the front/rear speakers together. This is the only way to cintrol the sub output

OK I tapped into the rear speakers via the RCA converter and that's worked a charm so far. Tomorrow I'm on a mission to grab myself a decent switch to control the amp's power on/off. It was actually far easier than expected. I will update this post later on to better clarify the process for anyone else going through this.

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