Did you get the amp installed last weekend? I am just curious as to the results. I am dying to do the rear speakers. I think it will be in the spring.
Sadly, almost. I had everything pulled out of the dash, connected and working. But, the front left channel of the amp was busted - it would just emit a repetitive click from that speaker. I thought maybe it was my harness, but it seemed to do it whether there was any input to the amp or not. So, another amp is on the way and will be here tomorrow. Hopefully that'll do the trick. But, while the amp was connected for a brief minute or three, the working speakers sounded pretty nice! Definitely noticed an immediate increase in bass response that I'm sure will be finer tuned once I hook it up correctly and permanently. We shall see!Did you get the amp installed last weekend? I am just curious as to the results. I am dying to do the rear speakers. I think it will be in the spring.
???I think it is the extra wiring back there that prevented me from fitting it - both mine and the factory. It almost fit one way, but the head unit wouldn't go back in all the way. There was a THICK wiring harness that the radio one comes off of that was really in the way, it's attached to the thick metal cross-member (I think that's what it is) and I couldn't get it to detach. But as you said, even if I had gotten the amp in there, I'm not confident all those extra wires would fit too. So, I think putting it in another location would be best. Glovebox seemed easiest to me at first, but I will look into the above the airbag location you mentioned. I looked in there quickly yesterday, but it didn't seem obvious to me where the amp could go. So I'll look at your pics and open it up again next weekend. Hopefully, that'll be it. Either way, I'm fairly confident I'll have to extend my input wires for the amp. They were pretty short on the included harness. I think I've got some extra wire from another project I could use.
I will update, hopefully for the last time, when I got at it again. Thanks again, kev, for all your help thus far.
i have the wiring diagram for the 2013 elantra GT if you want it. Shoot me a pm and i will email it to you.Is there a wiring diagram which shows what the different wires that come out of the head plug go to? Once cut, are the wires long enough to use with the Clarion wires, or do you need to add some additional wire to make them long enough?
What p/n screws you used....i might be able to grab the same ones hihiI reattached with some aviation screws that i grabbed from work. The inner door panel (what you see after you remove the main door panel) is plastic and the speaker cover is riveted to that so any screw that is large enough diameter to fill the hole after you remove rivets should work.
I am not sure but any screw should work. I am not an AME, I do NDT on aircraft so I just went into the shop and grabbed what looked good. They were aluminum if I remember and around 3/16" dia.What p/n screws you used....i might be able to grab the same ones hihi