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    Most newer VWs (01/02 - up) that have a factory...

    Most newer VWs (01/02 - up) that have a factory amplified Monsoon system use current-sensing to turn on. Installing a non-monsoon deck will be louder because the signal will be amplified twice but...
  2. Yeah, this is problematic. Basically, your entire...

    Yeah, this is problematic. Basically, your entire factory system is designed to be compatible only with itself. It seems you've already found that out. Here's the thing. That Sony deck is only gonna...
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    Probably an inverter problem. Inverters are not...

    Probably an inverter problem. Inverters are not very clean sources of power. I would recommend temporarily hooking your computer up to 120V power with an extension cable and see if that solves the...
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    These are pictures from a Pioneer DEH-1600. The...

    These are pictures from a Pioneer DEH-1600. The vehicles that use an ISO mount are all a little different that's why there are a few holes. If I get a vehicle in today that uses factory ISO brackets...
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    Capacitors in vehicles do a very good job of...

    Capacitors in vehicles do a very good job of controlling DC ripple and when properly installed can be useful to an extent. To say that all caps suck or that a deep cycle is the answer for everyone is...
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    Most car audio specific capacitors should come...

    Most car audio specific capacitors should come with a circuit board to charge up your capacitor. Basically you hook it up to 12V on a test bench for about 5 minutes and it charges up slowly to avoid...
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    I wasn't replying to you. I was replying to...

    I wasn't replying to you. I was replying to EBFoxbat.
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    What kind of vehicle do you have?

    What kind of vehicle do you have?
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    Tach wire.

    Tach wire.
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    What kind of keyless do you have? Factory,...

    What kind of keyless do you have? Factory, Aftermarket? If you have factory your solution is to get an aftermarket setup, I would recommend DEI. If you have an aftermarket solution and you only have...
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    How thick is the wire used to wire the OPUS to...

    How thick is the wire used to wire the OPUS to the battery? Should be at least a 10AWG minimum. Also, do you have a good ground? Scrape off all paint and use a star washer and screw and make sure...
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    It is ok to hook up to an accessory wire. The...

    It is ok to hook up to an accessory wire. The difference between an accessory wire and an ignition wire is that ignition is @ 12V when starter is cranked and accessory drops out when cranking so the...
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    Another thing I would mention is that proper...

    Another thing I would mention is that proper installation is 80% of a good sounding setup. A set of MBQuart Q's won't sound good if air is leaking all around them or if there is a tear in the...
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    Yeah, you can never have enough fuses.

    Yeah, you can never have enough fuses.
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    Very few factory radios have aux-in's built in. I...

    Very few factory radios have aux-in's built in. I can think of one. However, you can probably get an aux-in adapter from crutchfield that will work for you. I'm not sure what kind of vehicle you have...
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    If you have an aftermarket radio you can hook...

    If you have an aftermarket radio you can hook into the amp turn on to turn on the OPUS if you want to but you'd be better off hooking to the accessory wire @ the ignition harness or behind the radio....
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    This is my suggestion. Bring in a CD that you've...

    This is my suggestion. Bring in a CD that you've listened to a lot and know quite well. Have them put the CD on and sit there and listen to the speakers for some time switching between all the pairs....
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    That was hilarious. It should be requisite...

    That was hilarious. It should be requisite viewing material when you register.
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    I've done several XM / Sirius setups where the...

    I've done several XM / Sirius setups where the antenna was just sitting on the back deck because the customer did not want the antenna on the outside of the vehicle. Reception is slightly diminished...
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    Another option would be to run your front output...

    Another option would be to run your front output from your soundcard into an AUX adaptor for your radio. (RCA hookup). Then use a line output converter from your rear speakers to the amp. You'll get...
  21. The Monsoon amp in that vehicle is (I believe -...

    The Monsoon amp in that vehicle is (I believe - about 89% sure) a current sensing amp. I'm not guaranteeing anything but you could definitely try running your lineouts of a soundcard right into the...
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    First Class MECP installer @ Best Buy Electrical...

    First Class MECP installer @ Best Buy
    Electrical Engineering Student @ the University of Minnesota
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    This info is all correct. There is only one other...

    This info is all correct. There is only one other way that fuses are rated and that's physical size. ATC (the typical fuse in a car's fuse box), AGU (glass fuses most often used in power wires on...
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    Accessory - blue/black Ignition - black/white ...

    Accessory - blue/black
    Ignition - black/white

    These are the wire colors I'm listing at ignition switch for a US 99 Mitsu Eclipse. If you live in the UK this might not be accurate. These are the...
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    Yeah, this is an interesting topic. In my...

    Yeah, this is an interesting topic. In my experience sub(s) tend to sound better in vehicles with trunks (read: not hatchbacks) when the subs face backwards. Like others have stated, there's not a...
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