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replacing my car stereo

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So as some of you know, I got a new car stereo. Fortunately, my dad offered to get me the aftermarket kit, as he is into that kind of thing, and wanted to help me out. Unfortunately, it seems he got the wrong kit. The casing fits perfectly, but the wiring is the wrong make. So I might have to buy a new kit. On top of that, I was informed that instead of a simple disconnect and connect job, I have to go through my car, take out the wiring from my old radio to my speakers, and replace it. Have I mentioned I have very little time on my hands, with the end of the semester, holidays coming up, and work?

 

As for college, I am doing better in Psychology, finally. Hoping to at least pass the class, or if I can get a B or higher. I find the topic interesting, yet I still can't grasp it, and I'm not the only one; 2 or 3 other classmates feel the same way. Other than that, nothing new.

 

P.S. For those curious, I got the Pioneer DEH-x6600bt stereo, and my car is a 2002 Mercury Sable GS. I'm writing the fun I have had so far in a spoiler, as it isn't really important anymore.

 

 

On Friday, my dad and I got the new stereo plugged in, and got everything working..but the sound. So we put the old stereo in since we couldn't get it figured out. The next day we tried again, and blew a fuse. I took it to my friend's, who fixed it, but told me I would need to get the right adapter to connect the cable containing my speaker/power cords, and he said it would be about 1-inches of wire connected to a plastic piece, and I connect the wires to the wires that came with my radio, and plug the adapter into the adapter on the cables plugged into my speakers. (I suck at explaining things, plus I know nothing about cars, so that might not be right, just how I understood it). Today, a guy at a stereo shop told me that I need to get the aftermarket wiring for my specific car, and I have to rewire my speakers in my car.

 



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Without knowing any specifics and speaking out of sheer ignorance, having to rewire all the speakers in your car sounds like total salesman BS

agreed. I am calling around to confirm what the guy told me, because I am really hoping I'm not going to have to rewire it. Though, that would be my luck. Though this store doesn't do work on stereos, they just sell the parts. They refuse to do any installs or anything, so saying that would make me, or any other customer with this problem, less likely to buy their product, so I'm thinking he's right =/

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I'm pretty sure you don't have to rewire anything. You just need to find the right hook-ups. I have a '99 Grand Cherokee and bought a new system two years ago. All I had to do was hook it directly up after taking out the old stereo.

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I'm looking into getting a new stereo interface thingy for my car (2001/2002 Honda Accord). I really want one with either Bluetooth or an aux input. I have absolutely no idea how to do anything cars-related. Where do you recommend I look into for my options, and is it a process I could learn with a little aptitude?

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speaker cables are speaker cables

 

the plug might differ from brand to brand but even that I doubt because in general there is no plug but just a hole in which to stick the stripped copper wire end

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Egghebrecht, on , said:

 

speaker cables are speaker cables

 

the plug might differ from brand to brand but even that I doubt because in general there is no plug but just a hole in which to stick the stripped copper wire end

Seriously. You could even rig up an adapter by doing butt splicing. If your speakers don't need to replace, it's incredibly unlikely that your wiring needs to be replaced.

 

hehe

 

'butt splicing'

 

...I'll leave now :box:

 

 

 

What is psychology in relation to what you study? A minor? I find the 'murican system to be really confusing sometimes :P

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<p class='citation'>lilshu, on 12 November 2013 - 12:39 PM, said:</p><div class="blockquote"><div class='quote'>Egghebrecht, on , said:

 

speaker cables are speaker cables

 

the plug might differ from brand to brand but even that I doubt because in general there is no plug but just a hole in which to stick the stripped copper wire end

Seriously. You could even rig up an adapter by doing butt splicing. If your speakers don't need to replace, it's incredibly unlikely that your wiring needs to be replaced.

</div></div>

hehe

 

'butt splicing'

 

...I'll leave now :box:

 

 

 

What is psychology in relation to what you study? A minor? I find the 'murican system to be really confusing sometimes :P

I'm studying Visual Communications, aka photography/video editing. Really don't need the psychology course, yet it's required that I get a C or higher to get my degree. One of my friends tried arguing that the logic the college is using is that psychology would help me understand customers...that's all fine and dandy if I didn't already have a class teaching exactly that.

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Was the one that I linked you incorrect?

not as far as I know, but my dad offered to buy it, and he got one from ebay

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FREEDOM, on , said:

 

Was the one that I linked you incorrect?

not as far as I know, but my dad offered to buy it, and he got one from ebay

 

Oh gotcha, he went with a different one. Welp, that sucks.

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reepicheep, on , said:

 

<p class='citation'>lilshu, on 12 November 2013 - 12:39 PM, said:</p><div class="blockquote"><div class='quote'>Egghebrecht, on , said:

 

speaker cables are speaker cables

 

the plug might differ from brand to brand but even that I doubt because in general there is no plug but just a hole in which to stick the stripped copper wire end

Seriously. You could even rig up an adapter by doing butt splicing. If your speakers don't need to replace, it's incredibly unlikely that your wiring needs to be replaced.

</div></div>

hehe

 

'butt splicing'

 

...I'll leave now :box:

 

 

 

What is psychology in relation to what you study? A minor? I find the 'murican system to be really confusing sometimes :P

I'm studying Visual Communications, aka photography/video editing. Really don't need the psychology course, yet it's required that I get a C or higher to get my degree. One of my friends tried arguing that the logic the college is using is that psychology would help me understand customers...that's all fine and dandy if I didn't already have a class teaching exactly that.

Ah, I see. Cool!

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