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    pc to factory harness

    ok there is probably another thread on this and I just couldn't find it but here goes anyway. I am setting up my pc in my 01 z28 camaro, its a Via Epia and I am wanting to pull the head unit and hook straight from my speaker out into my factory wiring harnes to utilize the factory amp (later might change up but for now do not want to rewire the whole system). The problem is, I am not sure exactly how I need to do this, I was thinking an LOC but they are speaker level to RCA and I really need the reverse, I was thinking of going with an 1/8' headphone to dual RCA into an LOC, does anyone know of one that works in 'reverse' (rca to speaker level) and also the car has the monsoon system which I have heard the amp comes on without having to do anything but does anyone know for sure?
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    Well if you are going mobo to amp (even if it is through your original harness) you just need the left and right channel speaker wire.

    Get a 1/8" phono cable and cut it in half. Now you have 2 cords each with 1 jack on side A to plug into your computer, and the other end 3/4 wires. If there are 3 wires than It is Left, right, ground. If it is 4 wires than it is left, ground, right, ground. Then just connect them to your wires that go to your amp.
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    Tried that, took an 1/8" and cut it, red white and ground, wired directly to my speaker wires and nothing, like the factory amp is not coming on or something, not even a crackle or noise from any speakers at max volume.
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    Then it is the amp more than likely. Does your harness have a wire for "remote turn on lead" or "amp on" "remote wire" or something? Because that needs to go high when you want your amp on. By high I mean it needs to get a +12v signal.
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    tried hooking up an amp in the system the running back through my factory wiring and its still a no go, which tells me its definatly the factory amp not coming on, does anyone on here know how to make the factory monsoon camaro amp come on?????

    If not I might just have to rewire the whole system...at least thats a reason to get some new speakers, just not looking forward to rewiring...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 01pewterz View Post
    tried hooking up an amp in the system the running back through my factory wiring and its still a no go, which tells me its definatly the factory amp not coming on, does anyone on here know how to make the factory monsoon camaro amp come on?????

    If not I might just have to rewire the whole system...at least thats a reason to get some new speakers, just not looking forward to rewiring...
    You will probably have a better chance getting information on a camaro site. It should not be too hard to get the amp to work, GENERALLY.

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    I'm trying to do the exact same thing. The amp will only turn on when it senses a 5v signal on the left ground (I think). To do that I believe you'll need a pre-amp which will get the voltage from your motherboard to this voltage. I still haven't figured the best way to go about it though.

    If you figure out a solution for the love of all that is holy PM me email me or hell call my home number lol. I'm running my setup through an AUX adapter and let me tell you, it's a pita in my setup.

    There is actually a sticky on monsoon systems. It was written for Volkswagens but allot of it should still apply to our monsoon systems.

    I have an 01 SS by the way . Good luck!

    Edit: I recently found this. It should make converting from RCA to the speaker wire to splice into your existing wire easy.
    http://www.discountcarstereo.com/detail.aspx?ID=753

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    Yep, there's no remote on this amp. You're just going to have to get a more powerful input into that amp (mobo->pre-amp->amp). I know where you can get one for about 600-700$. Here's a pic of the circuit in question for anyone who wants to make sure for themselves.
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