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    Saturn Sky Monsoon removal and car pc install

    Hello. I'm starting a car pc install project on my 07 Saturn Sky. I am going to go the 7" tablet PC route but I have a few questions before I get started. I have Onstar and xm in the factory head unit but I do not use either. I know I need to get a module to have the door chimes and turn signal clicks but do I need one that incorporates Onstar? I plan on using the 3.5mm jack on the tablet split to RCA cables to feed a 5 channel amp. Then I plan to remove the stock Monsoon amp, and run the front speakers and tweeters on 2 channels, rear on 2 channels and the sub on the last. How would you hook that GM module with that configuration? Is there any way to use the steering wheel controls to adj amp gain? My finial question is amp size. I will be using the stock speakers and sub so Id like to know to determine what power is needed. Also does anyone know the size and dimensions of the factory amp? Id like to know what size will fit.

    Any help would be much appreciated!

    -Dustin

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    Well I think I got everything figured out now. My only question that remains is where can I find a female plug that I plug into the amp wiring harness to bypass the stock amp and not have to cut my harness?

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    if it is different then the harness adapter for the radio, then there probably isn't one-- usually you bypass the factory wiring all-together when bypassing the factory amp.

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    If you are spending the money and time to replace the factory amp, IMHO, you should upgrade the factory $3 speakers (sorry, $7 speakers, it's their premium sound option). At the same time you can pull your own speaker wires out to each speaker location from where you mount the new amp and as Soundman said; you could then literally leave all of the factory wiring untouched. Your only connection to the factory wiring would be for 12v power and an accessory trigger and you may want to get the 12v from the battery anyways depending on the amp you use.

    I believe you can plug those harness adapters into the dash harness to retain factory functions without doing anything with the input end of them. That would also make it easy to return the vehicle to stock if necessary. You just leave the factory speaker plugs hanging in their original location next to the new speaker and plug them back in when you reinstall the factory garbage to sell the vehicle. I have done this on my past trucks. I just plug the factory headunit back in, pull a couple of door panels then plug in and mount the original speakers and done!
    My 2007 Ford F350 Work Log located HERE

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    +1

    i never yank the factory wiring, just run my new stuff next to it-- just in the off-chance that i sell the car, i don't need to sell all my nice audio gear...(though pulling the equivalent of a 0ga cable into both door panels through the grommet was a interesting experience)

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    Here's my build if anyone would like to see it. I also kept the stock wiring and stock speakers. I'll end up replacing the speakers next year when I get more cash but these ones still sound great.

    http://www.skyroadster.com/forums/f2...98/#post550046

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